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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: The last day of our dig into Christmas Carols!

Carols, carols, and more carols!
Today Todd and I talked about all things carols, first, we listened to two MVNU professors, Dr. VanZant and Dr. VanNest, share about their favorite Christmas carol!
(Click on the picture to hear the conversation.)
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  _Dr. Doug VanNest
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Congratulations to Bob from Howard who won a North Main Café Gift Basket and James from Mount Vernon who won an Amy Grant CD! They have both been entered to win the Grand Prize. Click HERE for more info on this!
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What was the first Christmas carol about?  
Answer: The earliest carol was written in 1410. Sadly, only a very small fragment of it still exists. The carol was about Mary and Jesus meeting different people in Bethlehem.
Click HERE for more fun Christmas carol facts!
Congrats to Charla from Utica who guessed what the first Christmas carol was about! She won the $5 Gift Card to Troyers of Apple Valley!
Thanks for checking out the Blog!
Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Dr.VanNest shares!

Today Todd and I had so much fun playing the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange and getting to share a great conversation with Dr. VanNest about his favorite Christmas Carol!

If you want to hear the conversation about “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” click on the picture!

_Dr. Doug VanNest

 

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Congratulations are in order to Linda from Utica who won an awesome WNZR Kitchen Kit and Peggy from Mount Vernon who won the “Same type of Different as Me” DVD.  If you want to more about the WNZR Christmas Gift Exchange click HERE. 

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Who was the author of the Christmas carol “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”?

Answer: By Charles Wesley

Congratulations to Nancy Joe from Mount Vernon who took a chance and guessed right! They won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for clicking on our blog!

– Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Adoption – Part 2

Today Todd, ( Yes, Todd – he is back and doing well!) and I jumped back our topic of adoption!

Click on the picture to hear the interview!

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Today’s two caller number fives were Sherrisa from Howard and Edward from Howard! They were registered to win to Turkey from Smithhislers meats! If you want to know more about Totally Tasty Tom Turkey Hunt click HERE! 

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Although no more than 2% of Americans have actually adopted, more ______than have considered it.

Answer: 1/3 or 33% of Americans have considered it!

Congratulations to Ruth from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our trivia question!

Thanks for checking out our blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Family Heritage Month (Kind of) – Part two!

Today Todd and I couldn’t turn down another amazing Family Heritage story, so we pretended that October lasted just one extra week!

 

Here is the Story we shared today:

Click on the pictures to hear the Stories!

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Here are the stories we shared last Wednesday:

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Dennis shares his Family Heritage

 

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What of these groups maintains the largest genealogical library in the world?

  1. The Catholic Church
  2. The National Genealogical Society
  3. The U.S. National Archives
  4. The Mormon Church

The answer is The Mormon Church!

If you want to take a fun quiz and learn more about Genealogy click HERE! 

Congrats to Sandi from Mount Vernon who correctly guessed our Trivia Question and won the $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

Thanks for checking out the blog!

-Hannah and Todd

Who Knew Wednesday: Active Dog Month!

Today I talked about something so fun and so good for you! Active Dog Month! I shared about what
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Name something that could go wrong at a dog park?

1. Cat Shows Up
2. Dogs Get Loose
3. Dogs Fight
4. Dirty Pants
Congrats to Bonnie from Mount Vernon who guessed our top to answers and woman that $5 Gift Card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!
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Here is our blog-exclusive Food Corner!

Here is more info on today! 

Here are some fun facts! 

And finally, here’s a recipe! 

Congratulations to Debbie from Mount Vernon, who was caller number 3 and won two tickets the MVNU spring musical “Freaky Friday”
Congratulations to Lauren from Howard who guessed our Matt trivia question and won two tickets to the Matthew West and Matt Mahr concert!
Thank you so much for looking at our blog!
-Hannah (And Joe!)

Who Knew Wednesday: Celebrating Music In Our Schools Month!

Here are the full conversations that we shared today! So many thanks to Chuck Dettmar from Centerburg local schools, Dr. Joann Koh-baker from MVNU and Lizzy Terwilliger a student at MVNU for sharing with us!

Here is some more information on Music In Our Schools Month!

 

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Name A Style Of Music That You’d Be Surprised To Hear That A Teenager Listened To:

  1. Classical –  43 points
  2. Country  – 27 points
  3. Jazz –  19 points
  4. Opera   – 9 points

Congratulations to Nathan from Norwalk who guessed our top answer today! He won that $5 gift card to Troyer’s of Apple Valley!

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Here is the Blog Exclusive Who Knew Food Conner – It’s Spanish Paella Day!

If you don’t know what a Paella is, it’s a traditional Spanish dish, made with rice, meat or fish, and a delicious sauce. Whilst many countries and regions have their own recipes and variations, the best paellas are made in Spain, on the beach, with fresh seafood.

Here are some recipes!

Easy and Classic Paella recipe

The Ultimate Paella

Thank you SO MUCH for checking out our blog!! 
-Hannah and Lilly

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