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Theresa’s Boots

you caTheresa’s toes curled at the tips of her worn boots bruising her toenails against the frozen seams as she pulled the toboggan that carried her younger sister. She trudged through the footprints laid out in front of her teetering awkwardly with every step. She was careful to avoid the deep mounds of fresh snow aware of the icy sting it would bring to her feet. Rita walked at her own pace in front of them creating the path for Theresa to follow. Occasionally Theresa would feel a glare as Rita turned her long neck making sure she was keeping pace. Rita would not offer to help pull the toboggan even though she was two years older and decidedly stronger. Rita’s responsibility was greater. Her hands tucked warmly into her woolen coat held tight Momma’s coins which would buy the bread and potatoes that would feed all of them tonight….

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What You Need for an Enjoyable Backpacking Trip

  Backpacking in the wilderness can be one of the most rewarding activities available. Whether done solo, with your significant other, or with family and friends, backpacking provides you with the opportunity to escape from the dull monotony of society for a little while and reconnect with nature, your companions, and yourself. That being said, a backpacking trip can be either extremely enjoyable or completely painful depending on how well prepared you are. Therefore, I am going to provide you with some detailed information on what you you really need to make your outdoor adventure the best it can be. When escaping into the great outdoors for any period of time longer than a few hours you are going to need to meet some of your basic survival requirements. First and foremost you are going to need water. You shouldn’t depend solely on water found in the wilderness for safety…

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5 Easy Steps to Finding a Freelancer for Programming or Web Design

  There’s almost nothing more intimidating for the average person than wanting to make a simple web site, knowing how you want it to run, imagining an easy logo, and then trying to find someone to do it. The technical jargon alone is confusing for most people. It often sounds something like this: Client: “I need to be able to, you know — log in and change stuff..” Provider: “You mean a CMS.” Client: “No, not really. Just something simple..” Provider: “That’s right. A CMS. A content management system. You can usually get that done in P-H-P-n-My-Ess-q-eel, or –” Client: “…” Provider: “That’ll be a zillion dollars.” Sound familiar? Or maybe you just want to have a quick look around Google. Unfortunately, for the past four years, the top results for “web design” or anything related — if it has anything to do with web design — doesn’t exactly help…

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How to Decorate a Small Victorian Foyer on a Budget

  Foyers are small entry halls or rooms to a home. They function as a place to meet guests, a room to hang up coats, umbrellas or stash shoes and backpacks, or as a place to wait for your ride. In Victorian homes, foyers were often elegantly appointed rooms that welcomed visiting guests. These foyers were multidoored, opening into the parlour, the family living areas, and the stairwell. In smaller homes, the foyer presents a decorating challenge since there is very little wall space to work with. If you have a small foyer, these ideas may work for you: Paint it light and bright Paint is a low cost way to create a dramatic effect in a foyer. While terra cottas, rust, and mochas are stunning paint choices in large rooms, these darker colors will close up a tiny room. For a foyer, lighter and neutral colors will create the…

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Benefits of Bumpy Name Orbit Labels for Organization and Safety

As the mother of four, I am always looking for ways to get and stay organized. Being a concerned parent, I also want to keep my children safe. Bumpy Name Orbit Labels help me to do all of these things. Here is why every parent needs Bumpy Name Orbit Labels. Convenience If you have ever been to a play date or the sitter’s house and wondered which child had the red sippy cup, then you will immediately see the value in the Bumpy Name Orbit Labels. At one time, a few friends of mine would bring their little ones over for a visit. We may have had seven kids in the house at a time. Who had the Gerber bottles? Was this Andy’s jar of Hawaiian Delight, or maybe it was Monique’s? Bumpy Name Orbit Labels takes the guess work out of this situation. The labels by Inch Bug are…

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Day Care Alternatives for Older Children

Got older kids who are too young to be alone and too old for day careĀ atĀ Kinderopvang Leiden? With careful planning, social safety skills instruction and provide communication, you can avoid day care for 10+ age kids. Here are fun, educational child care alternatives. I’m a parent and former day care facility supervisor. Day care facilities are usually geared to younger preschool and under children. Due to overcrowding and poor management, many day care facilities fail older children. I learned early on that instead of child care, our children needed to learn responsibility, personal organization, communication skills, decision-making, social safety and self-advocacy skills. Parents need to provide a solid support network. a way to communicate, accessibility and a back-up plan. Here are some community resources: Vacation Bible School- In our community each week of the summer, there is at least one church holding a Vacation Bible School. VBS provides fun and…

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Portable Wooden Ladybug Doubles as a Mini-PA Speaker System

  A quick search of your local electronic store should show to you that a new trend is taking place. You could even search the Internet for electronics and come to the same conclusion. Consumers appear to becoming sick of the typical kitchen appliance looking electronics that are coming out today. Everything is incredibly flashy and shiny. Many of the older consumer and even many of the current generation crave the past years in which everything seemed to be made out of wood. Companies are realizing there is a lot of business in this and are beginning to make electronics with wood exteriors more and more. One cool product that was recently released onto the market is the Wooden Ladybug mini-PA. Our generation is enjoying many perks that no other generation has been able to experience. One of those perks is the ability to bring music nearly everywhere we go….

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Some Great Drupal Features You Can Not Afford to Miss

  .Drupal is a very popular content management system which offers a lot of benefits. This is the reason why most website owners are opting for Drupal development to avail the numerous benefits offered by a Drupal design. A Drupal empowered website is not only easy to manage; it also helps to generate more ROI for a business. With Drupal’s latest version, websites can gain a lot of advantages and boost their performance. Drupal is now a lot easier to set up. It can now be used in the language you prefer. All that is required for this is to import translations of the Drupal interface from the installer. It is very easy to post content. The site menu can be easily managed by using the easy functionality of drag and drop. You can also change the content of a single page by moving blocks around. Among its new features…

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The Wonders of Bayer

  Bayer aspirin has been around for ages. In fact it has been sold for over 100 years. This pain reliever known to the Bayer Corporation as the “wonder drug” has many uses besides those it was developed for. We all know that aspirin works wonders on minor headaches. It is also recommended for people to take one immediately who believe they are having a heart attack. A low dose aspirin (81 mg) is usually prescribed to patients who suffer from certain medical conditions on a daily basis. That is all common knowledge. There are a few ways that aspirin can be used to provide more than just medical aid. Fresh cut flowers Crushing a few aspirin tablets with the back of a spoon and adding the aspirin powder to a filled vase of water will keep those fresh cut flowers lasting a lot longer. The salicylic acid in the…

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Top 3 Web Design Programs

As far as web design goes, simpler is better. While most beginner web designers would prefer a more in-depth web page editor, most of the time these web design programs do not accomplish the task in the most optimized, efficient, or correct manner. The simple truth is in order to correctly create web pages which load quickly, look perfect the way you created them in your mind, and are perfectly optimized is to code them yourself. The top 3 programs, in order from worst to best, would be Dreamweaver, Notepad, and Notepad++. Adobe Dreamweaver may be good for the beginner web designer. When I started out creating web pages as a freelance work for web development companies, this is my program of choice and to create a website without it would simply be unthinkable. However this is also a time of massive frustration as different browsers rendered my pages differently,…