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Who Knew Wednesday: You can use WHAT to stick a poster to the wall?

The Floss Fix: To hang lightweight artwork that’s not in a heavy frame, there’s no need to buy picture wire. Unwaxed dental floss will do the trick.

Picture This: Hanging a picture? Make it easy by first taping a thumbtack, pointy side out, to the back below the hanging bracket. Perfectly position your picture and they give it a bit of a push into the wall. 

Upright Candles: Do your candles slide around and their holders like a kid wearing his dad’s pants? Wrap the bottom with tape to get the right fit.

Magazine Management: Are magazines messing up your home? Make some decorative and functional magazine holders by cutting cereal boxes at angles and covering them with wrapping paper. Cover some of them with lacquer or decoupage for a durable finish. 

Your Poster Child: If your teenager loves talking posters upon his or her bedroom wall, here’s a great tip to keep the corners hole free. Place a binder clip on each Corner then slip them over nails or thumbtacks. As an added bonus get shiny or colorful binder clips. 

A Great Uses for Old Jewelry: Do you have too many brooches, pin, earrings and necklaces that you never get around to wearing? Repurpose them by turning them into unique magnets that get noticed! Just use wire cutters to cut off the back of earrings and pins and then take pendants off of a necklace and glue a magnet to them on the back.

Question: When slipping curtains over a metal rod, first place a ________ over the metal end. This will help you avoid snagging the curtain so they go on easily.

Answer: Plastic Bag

Huge shout out to Teresa from Mount Vernon who guessed the answer to this question, but then told us to give the tickets to the first Teenage who called in. Elli From Fredericktown called in right after that – Have fun at WinterJam 2020 Elli!

Question: A terrific way to hang posters and your kids room without leaving holes or stains is with ______________. Just put a generous drop on the back of each corner, press it to the wall, and watch it stick

Answer: Toothpaste! White, non -gel to be exact.

Congratulations to Kenna from Mount Vernon who guessed this right on the first try! You have fun at Winter Jam too, Kenna!!!

If you want to know more about WinterJam 2020 like the line up, dates and locations, click HERE.

Here is the link to MVNU update page.

Here is the link to Knox County Heath Department website.

Here is a link the the Ohio Department of Health website.

Thank you for checking out our blog! We love you!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Time to talk about money!

Today Todd and I shared some money saving tips from our “Who Knew?” book!

Here are the hacks, tips and tricks we shared today:

Planning for the future: When you get a bump in salary, put a higher proportion of it into your savings account. For instance, if you get a 4% raise, add 1% to your household budget and set aside the other 3% for your retirement account. You’ll thank yourself later!

The average American household has $9,200 in credit card debt: and that’s just for households with only one credit card! The average amount of cards per household is a whopping 13.

Insurance isn’t A Good Idea: When purchasing a cell phone, never sign up for insurance or a warranty – if you’re paying a monthly fee for insurance, cancel it immediately. The insurance plan of many cellular providers has a deductible of up to $50 that you were responsible for paying, and the soon you’ll usually receive as a replacement it will be an already outdated model from last year. The cost of taking your chances and buying a cheap replacement if necessary is much less than what your cellular company is offering you.

Up Your Credit Score: It’s a tough time to get credit, so make sure your rating is as good as possible. Here are a few easy ways to raise your credit score:

  • Check your report for accuracy. On the internet, you can often click the item directly to dispute it. Make sure all the addresses listed are current or former addresses, and all loans and lines of credit listed are yours. If you are unsure, contact the customer service number on the report and ask for more information.
  • Get rid of credit cards you never use anymore. See three or four credit cards for stores that don’t frequently shop at? Even if you don’t carry balances on these cards, one of the things that can lower your credit rating is the amount of available credit you have. Call the number on the back of the cards and cancel then!
  • If you are listed as a secondary cardholder for an account of someone who’s racked up a lot of debt on the card, this can negatively impact your credit rating. If it isn’t necessary for you to be on this credit card account, call the company and get your name taken off.
  • You can request a free credit report. Tried to make a regular habit of requesting it and reviewing it as closely as you would your bank statements. The more quickly you noticed a discrepancy, the easier it will be to get it removed from your report.

You’re saving money on Dental Care: It’s true: you can get that root canal you’ve been putting off and keep your retirement account. Find a dental school in your area to visit for regular cleanings and checkups, and you’ll save big. Be prepared, however, for crowded waiting rooms, long visits, and less privacy. While you’re waiting, start dreaming about that cruise to Alaska. 

Good Guidance: If you feel like you’re in over your head with debt, or if you simply want some answers about the most efficient ways to pay it off and manage a budget, there is free counseling available to you. These one-on-one sessions are offered by organizations across the country who want to help people who are struggling with money problems. There they also often offer consolidation loans and debt management programs. To find an agency that will work with you in person, over the phone, online, or via email, call the national foundation for credit counseling at 1 – 800 – 388 – 2227. This organization make sure its members are accredited, not-for-profit, and generally on the level. 

Here is the link the the Christian Credit Counselors that we share here at WNZR: Christian Credit Counselors

Entertainment Spending: The point of making a budget isn’t getting rid of your entertainment spending, it’s just prioritizing what you like to spend your money on. Decide what your favorite activities are, as a family couple and by yourself or with friends. And then make sure you save enough to spend on the things you really enjoy. For Instance, you may decide you’d like you to give up going to the movies a few times a month so that you can go to a concert. Or you might prefer to spend your money on a nice dinner rather than a couple of trips to the expensive coffee house. 

Question of Day

What is your favorite way to budget?

Let us know below in the comment section – who knows, maybe you will help someone else out!

What was the name of Hillsong Young & frees first album, released in 2013?

Answer: We Are Young & Free

Congratulations to Paul from Mount Vernon who won the two passes to WinterJam2020! If you want to know more about WinterJam click HERE.

Thanks for checking out he blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday: I can’t find Timmy- Is he under the bed?

What a day on The Afternoon Drive!

Today Joe and I shared some Monday Motivation, Our Mystery Monday question and had WinterJam2020 Artist Trivia!

Here is the devotional that Joe shared: No More Running

Here is the devotional that Hannah shared: Remember the Cross

During an indoor game of hide-and-seek, name a specific place where kids hide.

Answers:
Closet – 63
Under the bed – 17

Behind the couch – 9
Under-the-table – 4

Congrats are in order to Pat from Mount Vernon who got the top two answers on the first try! She won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple
Valley!

Riley Clemmons began writing songs at what age?

Answer: 13

Congratulations to Brandon from Danville, he got two passes to WinterJam 2020! If you want to know more about WinterJam, click HERE!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Joe

Who Knew Wednesday: Cooking Basics! Why would have have toothpaste and floss in my kitchen?

Today Todd and I revisited an old favorite topic – FOOD! Well, cooking, but the food is the best part of that anyways…

Here are todays facts:

Save on Heat: When meal planning, think about multiple dishes that you can cook simultaneously in the oven, such as a roast and a casserole. Better yet, turn a pot lid upside down while cooking, then place of veggies wrapped in foil on top. This will save time and money on your gas or electric bill!

Dental floss in your Kitchen: This is a must have for your kitchen toolkit is an unwaxed dental floss! Not only is it useful for trusting a turkey, but it’s also great for baking. Dental floss is perfect for cutting a cake without making too many crumbs, and if your freshly baked cookies are stuck to the baking tray, simply hold a length of dental floss taught and slip it underneath the cookie. It works better than a spatula!

Cuts Like a Knife: Say you finally saved up enough to buy a brand new knife set or better yet you’re compiling a gift registry. So which knifes should you get? The three basic knifes everyone should own are a chef’s knife, for chopping and slicing; a paring knife, for deseeding and other small jobs; a boning knife, for cutting meat and poultry. Additional Cutlery items you may want to have our a serrated knife for slicing bread, a fever, a fish filleting knife, and a pair of kitchen scissors!

Here are the pictures I promised:

Victorinox Fibrox 8 Inch Chef's Knife 40520, 47520 Kitchen ...
Chef’s knife
Chef Paring Knife,4 Inch Blade Spear Point Kitchen Tool ...
Paring knife
Victorinox Fibrox Flexible Straight Boning Knife, 6-inch ...
a boning knife

Deodorize the Disposal: A quick and easy way to deodorize your in sink garbage disposal is to grind an orange or lemon peel inside it every so often. It will get rid of the grease and germs and plus it smells wonderful.

Toothpaste Trick: You’ve been cooking with garlic, and now you can’t get that smell off of your hands! To get rid of this or any other kitchen odor, just rub some White toothpaste between your hands and wash off.

Remove Strong Food Smells from your Hands: by running them under cold running water while rubbing them with you must steel spoon. Rinse with soap and water.

Stop the Stink: Don’t throw away used coffee grounds – instead, keep them in a can near the sink. Rub a small amount over your hands after handling fish, or chopping garlic or onions to get rid of the odors on your hands.

Look for Lines: As you probably know, white streaks running through meet are fat. But even if your diet conscious, you should always choose well-marbled meat, which will be the most tender, since the animal didn’t exercise those muscles very much. That is a storage deposit for energy, and for me to be well-marbled, and the animal must be fed a diet high in Rich grains such as corn. The fat imparts flavor and provides moisture that helps tenderize the meat. 

Green Ham and eggs: Have you ever purchased a ham that has a greenish, glistening Sheen? This effect occasionally occurs when he is sliced and the surface is exposed to the effects of oxidation. It isn’t a sign of spoilage but it is caused by the nitrate modification of the meats iron content, which tends to produce a biochemical change in the pigment. 

Question of the Day!

Our book suggests keeping a Shaker filled with a ratio of 75% salt and 25% pepper next to your stove to make food preparation easy. But my question to you is would you add anything else into that Shaker? I would! What’s your go-to seasoning? Let us know below!

Want to go to WinterJam 2020? Click HERE to find out more!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Mystery Monday: George Washington or Jesus?

Today I, Hannah, (Yes just me, myself and I) had a super fun show recapping the 38th annual Food For the Hungry Drive, playing the WNZR gift exchange and giving you another chance to win with the Mystery Monday Mystery question!
Our Total for the 38th Food For Hungry Drive is $209,504.27 and 18.7 truckloads of food! Thank you so much Knox County for the support of this year’s Food for the Hungry! You can still give if you didn’t get the chance or find out more HERE! 

Copy of Mystery Monday xmas

Congratulations to Matt from Howard who won A Gift Certificate for a 9 inch homemade Pie of his choice from Auntie “M’s” Homemade Goodies and Debbie from Mount Vernon who won a WNZR tote bag and Vintage T-shirt! They have both been entered for our grand prize, a one-night stay the Mount Vernon Grand Hotel and 6 hours of house cleaning from Carefree Cleaning Company! If you want to know more about all of this, click HERE!

Here is Today's Family Feud Style Mystery Question!
Name one of the first famous people, real or fictional, that children learn about. 
Answers:
1. George Washington
2. Santa Claus
3.Martins L. King Jr.
4. Jesus Christ
5. Dr. Seuss
6. God
Congrats to Kenneth from Mount Vernon who guessed the top two answers right and won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
Thanks so much for joining me today or checking out the blog!
– Hannah Radke

Mystery Monday: Are you a backseat driver?

Today I had lots to share with you, between checking up on Joe after his second eye surgery, recapping Flannel Fest 2019, our mystery Question and sharing about the AMAs we had so much to talk about!!
If you want to know more about Flannel Fest 2019 or just for Place4Grace, click HERE to check out the website!
Here is the Mystery Monday Mystery Question:
What is the most common order a backseat driver to the driver? 
Answers:
1. STOP! 
2. SLOW DOWN! 
3. WATCH OUT!
4. TURN HERE!
5. HURRY UP!
Congratulations to Nancy from Lexington who guessed the top two questions in order on the first try! She won the $5 Gift Card to Troyers of Apple Valley.
Do you love Mercy Me, Lauren Daigle and/or for King & Country! Then cast your vote for your favorite to win an AMA! Click HERE to vote!!
We also chatted with Joe Rinehart who is normally here with me today, but considering that he had his last eye surgery today, I gave him a pass. 😉 His Wife, Marcy, shared this update with this picture. Too funny – We love you, Joe!! :
Thanks for all of your prayers. The eye surgery went well. We are now at home and Joe Rinehart is sound asleep on the couch. And…our dog Belle will make sure that he rests all day. 😂
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Thanks for checking out the blog!
-Hannah

NZ Top 10 8/23/19

Here’s the countdown for this week!

10. Nobody- Casting Crowns/ Mathew West
9. Rescue- Lauren Daigle
8. Fear No More- Building 429
7. Let it Rain (Is There Anybody)- Crowder/ Mandisa
6. Haven’t Seen It Yet- Danny Gokey
5. God’s Not Done With You- Tauren Wells
4. Symphony- Switch/Dillon Chase
3. Reason- Unspoken
2. Alive- Big Daddy Weave
1. Raise a Hallelujah- Bethel Music

 

New music this week included “Echo” By Elevation Worship featuring Tauren Wells and “Unstoppable God” by Sanctus Real!

And now, surprise photos from the Rineharts in NEW YORK CITY!!

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Thanks for Listening
-Todd

Who Knew it Was June?

Today we talked with Carrie Hyman about June First Friday! It’s the first First Friday so there’s a lot of buzz! This year’s theme is Summer Celebration!

WNZR will be there too with one of our signature prize baskets! This one is called the Shape Up, Clean up, Drink Up, Dress Up and Soak Up Prize Basket valued at over 240$! Head to www.wnzr.fm for full details on the prize basket giveaway!

Also a congratulations to Melissa from Mount Vernon for answering our Who Knew Wednesday Trivia Question. She correctly listed two items in our prize basket!

Who Knew Wednesday: Bountiful Idioms!

Today Lilly and I had a ton of laughs with our Who Knew Wednesday topic – Idioms!

What is an idiom you ask? It’s an idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. Want to know more about Idioms? Here you go!! 

Here is the list of idioms that we shared from today!

Our Who knew Wedsnday trivia question:  The common phrase, which is also considering an idiom,  “If you think that, you have another thing coming” is actually incorrect.  What is the correct way to say this idiom?

Answer: “If you think that, you have another thought coming”

If you want to know more about this, here you go!

Congrats to Bob from Mount Vernon who won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley and 4 tickets to the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo!

the who knew food corner

Today was Frozen Yogurt day! We shared with you some fun facts about Yogurt and started a new fad diet?? #froyo30 #froyolio (Disclaimer: We were 100% joking, please don’t do this.)

Thank you so much for listening to the craziness that is the Afternoon Drive – we appreciate YOU!

-Hannah and Lilly

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