McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

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Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. Happy Meals have been a staple on McDonald’s menu since June of 1979.   Originally, the Happy Meal contained a choice of a hamburger or cheeseburger, fries, a drink and a toy…. 

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2015 Art Show

Last week was the 3rd Annual Bald Knob District Wide Art Show.  We had a ton of fun and it looked great.  The open house was a huge success and everyone seemed to have a good time. We went from this: to this: in under eight hours thanks to a fantastic group of students.  We… 

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6 secrets to a successful art show

6 Secrets to a Successful Art Show

Putting together an art show is a lot of work. This year will mark my third art show at my current school and my seventh art show in my twelve years as a teacher. I have learned a few things over the years, especially the last three. For the last three years, my coworker and… 

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coconut chicken curry

Coconut Curry Chicken

The closest Indian food restaurant is well over an hour away from my house.  So that mean quick trips for awesome takeout are out of the question.  I love coconut chicken curry and this recipe is both simple and delicious.  It’s easy enough to whip up on a weeknight but special enough for the weekend…. 

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Lobster Rolls at Home

I grew up spending most of my summers in Maine at camp, at the beach, and camping with my family. My husband and I even honeymooned in Maine. I love the slow-paced lifestyle of Maine.  I love the beauty of the varied landscape. Mostly, I love the seafood. I can recall visits to the Lobster… 

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Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

Hard Boiled Eggs in the Oven

I had seen several posts floating around the internet that claimed you could cook hard boiled eggs in the oven.  This sounded too simple and too good to be true, so of course I had to give it a try.   This past weekend, I was preparing for Easter dinner and was planning to make… 

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7 Things You Need to Know About McDonald’s McCafe

Disclaimer: The FTC requires me to tell you that I am a brand ambassador for Central Arkansas McDonald’s.  All opinions are my own. My absolute favorite place to get coffee is at McDonald’s. Seriously. If you haven’t tried McDonald’s coffee or any of their McCafe drinks recently, I would highly suggest that you do. They… 

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The Tamale Factory

The Tamale Factory is one of my favorite Arkansas restaurants.  We’ve been several times and I recently had the pleasure of writing about them for First Security Bank’s OnlyInArk.com website.  The food is fantastic and th owners and workers are great people.  Check out my article and then be sure to head on over to… 

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How to Make Caramelized Onions

If you have never tried caramelized onions you are missing out. Even if you are convinced you do not like onions, I have a sinking suspicion you will change your mind once you try them. They are sweet and delicious and more like candy than the sharp, spiciness of their raw or mildly cooked counterparts…. 

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Really awesome handmade pizza

Really Awesome Homemade Pizza

Living in the country means you never get pizza delivered. We have a few national chain pizza places in the town about 30 minutes from our house.  They make pizza that’s decent in a pinch and will satisfy your craving, but it’s nothing great. The only really good pizza places are about 70 miles from… 

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My Love/Hate Relationsip with Snow Days

5 Reasons Why I HATE Snow Days They mess up my lesson plans. We have to make them up in the summer. I stay up too late and going back is hard. It’s usually nasty outside so we’re stuck in the house. I’m already awake because the phone call usually comes at 6 am. 5… 

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