Show and Tell Tuesday ~ December Style!

Let's see ~ what can I show you today?  I'm sure I'll think of something so I can link up with Forever in Fifth Grade for:

Striped Elephant Clip Art

I know the trend in blogging is minimalism, and I tried to stick to those clean lines,...but I just needed a background.  I had bought my watermelon clip set from Striped Elephants so I headed right back there to check out the background papers.  I'm very happy with my pop of color in my blog, and I highly recommend checking out her shop next time you're in the market for clip art.  Plus, everything is on sale right now!


Last week I managed to come down with a "monster" cold which resulted in laryngitis.  I'm thinking teachers are more prone to this condition due to our need to talk.  Our voice is our instrument.  Well, I did some research to find some remedies which include tea with honey and/or lemon; apple cider vinegar; gargling with salt water; using a humidifier,...One of the remedies was marshmallows!

Here's some research from the Fox News Web Site:

Although there's no hard evidence that it works, sap from the marshmallow plant has been used for hundreds of years—usually in tea form—to treat coughs, colds, and sore throats. And while real marshmallow bears little relation to the puffy campfire treats that took its name, both may have sore throat-fighting properties.

According to anecdotal reports, modern-day marshmallows can help ease sore throat pain, possibly because the gelatin coats and soothes. 
"It's not the wackiest thing in the world," Linder says. "If your throat is really swollen and it really hurts to swallow anything, I can see how something slippery and sweet like marshmallows might provide some relief."

I just love folkloric medicine!

Have you watched the TV show This is us?

 My sister was raving about this show and claiming that I had to watch it.  Then I saw Chrissy Metz, one of the actresses from the show, on Ellen one afternoon.  Needless to say, I started watching the show, and I love it!  It's on NBC, and if you have "on demand," you can watch the ten shows so far.

Happy Holidays!

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