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How To Decorate Your Pumpkin Cookie Like A Pro

pumpkin cookie decorating DIY

So we had our recipes for the adults this Halloween, now something for everyone.

How cute is hat pumpkin cookie? I have a hard time getting my cookies to look anything like these, BUT with the help of 100 Best Decorated Cookies by Julie Anne Hession, I have a step by step instruction on how to decorate these like a pro!

Find out step-by-step how to make your own pumpkin cookies after the jump!

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Kids are Gross and Here’s The Proof *VIDEO*

Bounty and Puffs reveal the messes and germs lurking behind in an elementary school classroom after just one hour without paper towels and tissues! (Photo: Gary He)

This little pinup doesn’t have any kids, but, oh this is perfect for all my friends with kids going back to school.

Kids are gross. I’m sure YOUR kids are lovely little angels who never get messy, but in general, kids are little germ factories.

Bounty & Puffs have teamed with Wakefield Research to provide a rare look into what really goes on inside the nation’s K-6 classrooms, from those who know best, K-6 teachers.

How long does it take for children to mess up a clean classroom? The answer is only less than an hour! Most alarming for parents, the survey found that keeping up with the mess is directly affecting teacher’s curriculum:

· 2 in 5 (38%) kindergarten teachers spend more time cleaning their classroom compared to their home.
· A majority of K-6 teachers (89%) feel cleaning their classroom competes with other classroom activities.

Messes are not limited to just spills. 56% of K-6 teachers feel back-to-school season is the most dangerous time of year for immune systems.It doesn’t help that 97% have found something gross in their classroom, outside of the trash can:

· The top gross-outs include: used tissues (85%), followed by food remnants (68%), gum (45%), graffiti (39%), and boogers (38%). Can you spell yuck?

That’s so gross. But probably not that much different from your office, am I right? So how can you help?

Tips from Bounty & Puffs

· 78% feel their classroom would stay clean for less than a full school week if they didn’t have any paper towels.Ask each parent to bring in a roll of paper towels or a tissue box on back-to-school night.
· A majority (90%) of K-6 teachers feel teaching students how to fight germs in the classroom should be part of the curriculum. So- add in a lesson plan!

Maybe we can teach kids to help clean at home, too? And these tips are good for work. I know a few people that need to learn how to clean up their own ickiness. blarg.

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It’s A Scorcher, Hot Weather Stay Cool Plan

pinup girl elvgren cooling off fan ice block

It’s incredibly hot right now in Southern California, and even pinup girls need a way to beat the heat. All my fans are already on, and that ice block in Elvgren’s drawing is looking pretty good. My midcentury friends got up to 122 degrees yesterday in Palm Springs yesterday, and it’s supposed to be more of the same, today.

The people to help out are the young and your elderly neighbors. Go see if they need a fan, or some ice and water. There may even be some heat zones set up in your neighborhoods that have air conditioning set up just for these times of the year. These could be local schools, or churches. The mall is another great place to just go and sit in the cool air for free.

Get plenty of fluids, and not just daiquiris. Lots of water can help keep you cool.

Stay in the shade. The temperature can be considerably cooler out of direct sunlight.

Don’t forget your furry friends. Don’t keep the dogs and kitties outside in the sun! They are just as prone to heat as you are. Lots of water and keep them cool.

Please take care of you and yours, and check in on your neighbors that may need a little help.

Stay cool SoCal!

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