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August 25th Kiss and Make up Day

August 25 Kiss and Make Up Day

Let go of resentment, grudges, anger, and indignation. This unofficial holiday encourages people to make up and reconcile with anyone they are estranged with – at work, school, or in their family. 

Conflicts happen in life. Disagreements are a big part of our relationships with others. Best friends, friends, families, and co-workers, may all experience them.

Apologize, forgive, make up,
Lots of the time, these differences can easily be set aside and forgotten. However, some arguments and misunderstandings can take an ugly turn, estranging and isolating people from each other.
Forgive and forget
Forgive and Forget: Healing the Hurts We Don’t Deserve (Plus) Paperback – September 25, 2007
by Lewis B. Smedes  (Author)

Kiss and make up is an English language idiom that means to forgive someone and be friends again with them.

A Second Chance

Kiss and Make Up Day provides a second chance – it is a day to set aside all difference and let people in our lives know that despite all the quarrels and the disagreements, they mean a lot to us.

How to Celebrate?

Being angry with a loved one or friend can be harmful not only to a relationship but to one’s own mental and physical health. So, take this day to let go of all the anger and make up with someone you have quarreled with.

Did You Know…

…that in many cultures kissing on the cheek is a sign of respect and friendship?

Kiss and make up day
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August 22nd Be an Angel Day

August 22 is Be An Angel Day. Established in 1993 by Jaune Howard Feldman, the day encourages people to be angels to those in need.

In many religions, angels are supernatural spirits that are thought to be responsible for protecting humans.

Are you an angel?  Be one today. 😇

Are you an Angel? This day reminds us that even though we can’t be actual angels, we can create the kindness they are known for. Showing kindness and goodness to our fellow human beings is not hard – all we need to do is to stop thinking about ourselves for a while, and to think about how we can make the world a nicer and kinder place.

How to Celebrate?

  • Be kind to others. Do something to help a stranger.


  • Commit Random acts of kindness,  without any expectations of reciprocation, do one today and everyday. For example, give up your seat on the bus or train, pay for the coffee the person behind you at the coffee shop, or leave a small gift in your neighbor’s mailbox.

  • Do something that will bring a smile to someones face.
  • If you know of someone who is going through a difficult time, give them your support and let them know that you are there for them. Help them out in their difficult times.

  • If someone is being an angel to you, thank them, and let them know that their kindness appreciated.

Kindness is free, spread it around

In today’s world we have the opportunity to be anything, be kind!

The person you make smile today may need it far more than you know.


If you decide to give to a charity there are a lot of choices out there.  I try to give to charities who spend more on the people they help than administration and CEO’s.  Here are a listing of my favorites.

The Salvation Army –

The Salvation Army exists to meet human need wherever, whenever and however we can. When you give locally, you ensure that the people in your community get the help they need.

Rachal’s Recovery Relief


An alumni from school started her own non-profit for Hurricane Micheal Recovery in Bay County. Way to go Rachel!

Gary Sinise Foundation

At the Gary Sinise Foundation, we serve our nation by honoring our defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.We do this by creating and supporting unique programs designed to entertain, educate, inspire, strengthen, and build communities.

Animal Allies Florida

  • Reduce the number of animals put down every year in the Florida Panhandle (more than 12,000)
  • Spay or neuter as many animals as possible (especially feral cats)
  • Educate the public about the importance of spay and neuter
  • Help rehome animals in need

Animal Allies Florida was founded in December 2010 to help animals in our community.  Many of us have been doing this work for years on our own, out of our own pockets.  By creating Animal Allies , we can apply for grants, fundraise and join programs that support our efforts.  We can combine forces, share knowledge, and support each other, instead of trudging along on our own. Originally called Emerald Coast Animal Allies or ECAA for short, we changed our name in 2015 because many people though ECAA meant Escambia County Animal Shelter.  Although we support the county animal shelter’s efforts to become no kill, we don’t wish to be associated with them because we ARE NO KILL meaning no healthy animal is put down.

Volunteer your time.  Give back
Whatever you choose, know that you are making a real difference in someone’s life.  Sometimes the biggest gift you can give another is to simply be there and listen.  Each of us makes an impact in the lives we touch.  I always compare it to touching the surface of a pond. Those ripples will be felt by others, I try to make my ripples count.  I hope this inspires you to get involved, give, and simply be kind in a world that so often is not. Together all those positive ripples add up and shape our world.

Back to School 7th Grade

Send them off to school in style, with everything they need to make the grade. Check with your local school for exAtact quantities. In our county the quantities differ quite a bit depending on the school.

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The list

Basic classroom supplies (to be replaced throughout the year).

Notebook paper, loose leaf, wide rule

Plastic Folders (see individual school lists for color and prongs or no prong)

1 pencil bag\box

#2 pencils (no mechanical pencils)

Black, Blue, and Red pens

White copy paper

Colored pencils

Pkg 3 x 5 index cards

Pkg 3 x 3 sticky notes

1 pencil sharpener with cover

Graph paper

Composition notebook(s)

Basic function calculator

Protractor

Highlighters

Earbudsor headphones

Lg bottle hand sanitizer

One 1 inch view binder (chorus & music students)

Tissues or paper towels

P.E. Students

Athletic shorts (no Soffe brand\style shorts. No denim; all must be mid-thigh).

Athletic t-shirt

Sweatshirt and sweatpants are needed for cooler months

Athletic shoes; must tie or Velcro (no boat shoes, boots, slides, flip flops, or slipons)

Activity fee may be needed. Varies by school and teacher. Please see your local school for information.

Art Students

Pkg wooden pencils

Colored pencils

Black sharpie markers (ultra-fine)

Colored markers

Glue stick

White liquid glue

Scissors

Rulerwith metric & customary units

Box of watercolors (8 trays)

Small container to hold art supplies

Copy paperor card stock

Pencil sharpener with cover

Activity fees

May be required for electives and things like science lab, STEAM Elective, Art, and P.E.

Backpacks are allowed here but must fit under the desk.

Back to School 5th Grade

Send them off to school in style, with everything they need to make the grade. Check with your local school for exact quantities. In our county the quantities differ quite a bit depending on the school.

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Fifth Grade

#2 pencils

Notebook paper to be replaced as needed

Tissues

Hand Sanitizer

White copy paper

Cap erasers

Gluesticks

Plastic Folders (see individual school lists for color and prongs or no prong)

Spiral notebook(s)

3 ring binder

Colored pencils

Markers

Pkg skinny dry erase markers to be replaced as needed

Lysol wipes

Clear backpack

Back to School 4th Grade

Send them off to school in style, with everything they need to make the grade. Check with your local school for exact quantities. In our county the quantities differ quite a bit depending on the school.

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Fourth Grade

White copy paper

Liquid school glue

Cap erasers

#2 pencils

Tissues

Markers

Colored pencils

Scissors

Hand Sanitizer

Notebook paper

Plastic Folders (see individual school lists for color and prongs or no prong)

Spiral notebook

Composition Notebook

Ear buds or headphone these come with a backpack.

Lysol wipes

Back to School 2nd grade

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Second grade

#2 pencils

Crayons

Scissors

Gluesticks

White copy paper

Kleenex

Notebook paper

Erasers

Liquid school glue

Hand Sanitizer

Expo markers, black

Plastic Folders (see individual school lists for color and prongs or no prong)

Ziplock bags – Girls – Boys see your local schools requirements for size and quantity

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Jen’s Easy Shepherd’s Pie

This is a savory meal that will make you forget you’re dieting. I make mine low-carb for our diabetic friendly family. I make it with more meat and veggies. We skip the regular mashed potatoes. For a low carb or keto version, you can do parmesan and cheddar cheeses with mashed cauliflower now available in most stores.

Another trick is to use red or yellow potatoes instead. The texture is slightly different, but the carb count is lower and they are low on the glycemic index. What’s that? It’s a chart of how easily your body can convert things to sugar.

by Meri Reffetto (Author)

$10.99

This is a great way to stay on target. It gives regular shoppers alternatives to high sugar and simple carb foods. We’ve been using this method for over 10 years. Best of all lots of items can be substituted into Keto and Paleo diets.

We started using this in conjunction with low carb dieting to keep type 2 diabetes in check. We happily report it has taken us back to pre-diabetic status. We have both lost weight and feel better even when we don’t stay as strictly to diet as we should. Hey, sometimes I just need chocolate ok.

by HOMWE

$14.97

Jen’s Easy Shepard’s Pie

1 1/2 lb ground chuck or round

1 package Steam and mash Ore-Ida potatoes Frozen (or low carb substitutions. Parmesan cauliflower is really good).

1 pkg frozen mixed vegetables (California mix is better for carb counts)

4 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp Italian Seasoning (dried)

1 cup chopped onion

2 pkg Brown gravy mix

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1 tsp black pepper

1 tsp salt (I skip this there is enough in gravy mix.)

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/3c water (if it’s too wet it’s a big mess)

Price:$49.99

My mom just got one and she loves it!

Directions

  1. Heat 2 Tbsp Olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add Beef, onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. Brown beef, about 5 min.
  3. If not using cast iron or oven safe pan, turn into cassarole dish.
  4. Mix 2 pkg brown gravy mix with 1/3 cup water. Mix well and pour over beef and vegetable mix. Stir well.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F
  6. Make topping with mashed potatoes or cauliflower.
  7. For topping add 4 Tbsp butter, 1/2 c milk, and dash of salt and pepper to potatoes. (If using cauliflower add parmesan and cheddar cheeses, salt and pepper.)
  8. Spread potatoes or cauliflower over filling. Cover completely.
  9. Bake uncovered at 350°F about 20 minutes.
  10. Top with sharp cheddar cheese.
  11. Put under broiler in oven for 5 minutes. Watch to make sure top is not over done. Serve hot.

$19.99

These are great to freeze to. We put them in those aluminum pie pans or sealing dish. Freeze until needed. Simply defrost and warm. Those pans go easily from freezer to oven and table. If it seems flimsy simply place on on a baking sheet for ease of carrying

by Pyrex

Price:$20.64

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