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Dry Erase Board as a Puzzle Board

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My family puts together 1000 piece puzzles sometimes (the largest we have room for). We were looking for a good puzzle board so we can quickly move a puzzle off the table, but just about every puzzle board at Amazon seemed to have too many negative reviews, so we didn't want to waste money on any of them.


The good news is that the idea to try a dry erase board as a puzzle board popped into my head one day. I spent hours looking for one at Amazon that might do the job and settled on the VIZ-PRO Dry Erase Board/Whiteboard (Non-Magnetic, 36 X 24 Inches). The white board area where the puzzle pieces go is roughly 34 x 22. That's a large enough area for most 1000 piece puzzles.


We've been using the dry erase board as a puzzle board since May of 2020 and it's still in perfect condition. When we use this dry erase board for 500 piece puzzles, there is a lot of room around the sides for extra puzzle pieces. It doesn't eliminate the need for sorting trays, but the extra room is still useful.


Warning: If you're using the dry erase board as a puzzle board, don't attach the marker tray. If you want the dry erase board to last a long time, don't have things such as jigsaw puzzle sorting trays sitting on it while carrying the board. Only move the dry erase board with puzzle pieces on it and nothing else.

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All-Purpose Arts and Crafts Board

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We originally bought a 30 x 18 (actually 29.75 x 17.75) Commercial Cutting Board by Thirteen Chefs because it fits across the top of our electric stove perfectly. We soon discovered that it was also good for 500 piece puzzles and doing things like painting ceramic figurines and other arts and crafts fun. The cutting board makes cleaning up an area much faster. For example, if you're doing a 500 piece puzzle on your kitchen or dining room table and need to clear it off so people can eat, you can carefully move the cutting board that has your puzzle on it and you're done. No need to box up your half done puzzle. Just move the whole thing and put it back on the table later on.


Amazon Warning: If you don't want a headache, do not buy the 5 pack set from Amazon. We bought the 5 pack set, but Amazon sent us only one. After contacting them, Amazon sent us only one, again. I contacted the nice people at Thirteen Chefs and they sent us the other three cutting boards.

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Have you noticed that your hand will start to perspire while writing or drawing? The ink or graphite starts to adhere to the moist skin of your hand, causing smudges and re-smudges to appear on the paper. The sweat also slows down writing or drawing because sweaty hands tend to stick to paper. SmudgeGuard keeps the sweaty hand away from ink or graphite and allows your hand to glide over the paper more easily. The outer fabric remains dry, making it less likely to re-smudge the paper.


SmudgeGuard works the same way a smock or apron would. It is worn as a shield to protect the side of your hand and pinky from unwanted smudges. As an added benefit, SmudgeGuard also eliminates the friction between your hand and the surface of your work so your hand glides easily over paper and graphics tablets. As you can see, whether you work with paper or graphics tablets, you need SmudgeGuard.







Friendly Bands SunshineLoom Craft Kit

Sunshine loom friendly bands sunshine loom craft kit contains one 9-1/4 inches round sunshine loom and clear lid, one hook, three special charms, twenty-four links, 600 rubber bands (latex free) and one instruction manual. A fun and easy way to create bracelets, rings and more. Recommended for ages five and up. Warning: choking hazard. Not for children under three years old. It is an imported product.

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Wonder Loom Rubber Band Bracelet Kit

The ultimate loom for making rubber band bracelets! This package contains one wonder loom; one pick tool; 600 latex free rubber bands; twenty-four C clips and easy to follow instructions. Made in USA.

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Build and Paint a Birdhouse

The Toysmith Build and Paint A Birdhouse is the perfect activity for a rainy day. Everything you need to build and decorate your very own birdhouse. Looks like they sell bird feeders too.

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In Case You Didn't Know


B Vitamins = Good

Some people appear to have a mental illness because they have a vitamin B deficiency. For example, the wife of a guy I used to chat with online had severe mood swings which seemed to be caused by food allergies or intolerances. She would became irrational, obnoxious, throw tantrums, and generally act like she had a mental illness. The horrid behavior stopped after she started taking a vitamin B complex. I've been taking #ad Jarrow B-Right for many years. It makes me much easier to live with.



Soy = Bad

Unfermented soy is bad! “When she stopped eating soy, the mental problems went away.” Fermented soy doesn't bother me, but the various versions of unfermented soy (soy flour, soybean oil, and so on) that are used in all kinds of products these days causes a negative mental health reaction in me that a vitamin B complex can't tame. The sinister encroachment of soy has made the careful reading of ingredients a necessity.



Wheat = Bad

If you are overweight, have type II diabetes, or are worried about the condition of your heart, check out the videos by William Davis and Ivor Cummins. It seems that most people should avoid wheat, not just those who have a wheat allergy or celiac disease. Check out these books: #ad Undoctored, #ad Wheat Belly, and #ad Eat Rich, Live Long.



Negative Ions = Good

Negative ions are good for us. You might want to avoid positive ion generators and ozone generators. Whenever I need a new air cleaner (with negative ion generator), I buy it from A plain old air cleaner is better than nothing, but one that produces negative ions makes the air in a room fresher and easier for me to breathe. It also helps to brighten my mood.



Litterbugs = Bad

Never litter. Toss it in the trash or take it home. Do not throw it on the ground. Also remember that good people clean up after themselves at home, out in public, at a campsite and so on. Leave it better than you found it.



Climate Change Cash Grab = Bad

Seems like more people than ever finally care about water, land, and air pollution, but the climate change cash grab scam is designed to put more of your money into the bank accounts of greedy politicians. Those power-hungry schemers try to trick us with bad data and lies about overpopulation while pretending to be caring do-gooders. Trying to eliminate pollution is a good thing, but the carbon footprint of the average law-abiding human right now is actually making the planet greener instead of killing it.


Watch these two YouTube videos for more information:

CO2 is Greening The Earth

The Climate Agenda



Hýdrø╳ýçhlørøqúîñé = Good

Take a look at my page called The H Word and Beyond. You might also want to look at my page called Zinc and Quercetin. My sister and I started taking those two supplements near the end of 2020 in the hopes that they would scare away the flu and other viruses.



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