How To View Facebook Business Page Likes

If you have a Facebook business account or page for your blog, it can be useful to see who actually likes your page. I don’t know why this was so perplexing to me at first, but for months, I tried searching with no success. In order to run contests or just know more about your audience, it’s necessary to confirm who actually likes your page. Here are two simple ways to view your likes for your Facebook business page. Additionally, you might want to learn 11 ways to increase your Facebook reach organically,

Method 1:

  1. From your business Facebook page, click Settings, then People and Other Pages.
  2. This will bring up the list of all users who like your page.

Method 2:

  1. In the Facebook search bar type ‘people who like [insert name of business].’
  2. It will show you the first few, and just click ‘see more’ to view all.


DIY Baby Soft Feet

Now that winter weather has really set in, have you all noticed how dry your skin is? If you know me at all, you know I am obsessive about moisturized skin – I mean, weirdly obsessed. I can’t go anywhere without a travel sized lotion, either in my purse or coat pocket, and students in my school know they can always come take a pump of lotion off the massive bottle I keep at my desk. It angers me when I see people with dry, flaky skin, or worse, touch someone with alligator hands – eek, thinking about it makes me shudder!

So when I, the queen of moisture, fell victim to dry, scratchy feet, you know it HAS to be extremely dry conditions. But I wouldn’t let that stop me. I figured out how I could simply get soft, smooth baby-like feet at home in one simple step. I don’t have the luxury of time to soak my feet in epsom salt, brush them, use a callous remover, and lotion – plus, my way is not only quicker, cheaper, and easier, but the results are undeniably more superior! I mean it – baby feet status.

How to Clean Your Makeup Brushes

I have a huge confession to make: I am gross. Well, I used to be gross. For years, I complained about my periodic facial breakouts. I hopped from product to product like it was my job searching for a solution. It wasn’t until I started taking charge of my skin routine that I realized a huge, yucky culprit that I rubbed on my face every day – my makeup brushes! I must admit that up until last year, I never cleaned my makeup brushes.I know, ew, but I warned you!

I’m sure I read it countless times in Glamour or Marie Claire but figured it was one of those things like taking the stairs instead of the elevator that didn’t really make a huge difference. Think about it – we’re constantly reminded not to touch our faces because of spreading dirt and bacteria, yet I speculate many people were like me, rubbing brushes on their faces daily without washing them. By not cleaning your brushes, you’re allowing skin particles, dust, old product, germs, and bacteria to grow and transfer to your face and to your cosmetics, and the grimy circle of filth continues on and on.

November fashion (part 3)

Is it just me, or did November fly by? Although the Chicago weather suggests winter, I can hardly believe December is just a few days away. As you may know, I participate in fashion-themed challenges on Instagram. To participate, connect with me on Facebook and Instagram to see the daily themes and join in when you can! Themes are a great way to get dressed with purpose, find inspiration through others, find unlikely outfit pairings, and wear those clothes that are neglected in the back of your closet.

I enjoyed November’s last themes – for houndstooth day, I wore my abstract houndstooth printed Forever 21 skirt. On mustard day, my whole outfit is from…wait for it…Burlington Coat Factory! I love this statement necklace with the mustard fringe top and printed pants. I wore cran on cran for cranberry day and opted for a spring-inspired dress for all zipped up day. On Thanksgiving for the thankful theme, I wore plaid of course, and on Black Friday I mixed a fun printed blazer with a classic black dress.


Why I’m Mad at Scandal’s Abortion Episode

Millions of people watched Scandal’s “Baby It’s Cold Outside” episode last Thursday and for better or worse, had a strong reaction to it. Now fondly referred to as the abortion episode, the main character, the strong, powerful, driven Olivia Pope, had an abortion that came out of the blue. The 30 second clip at the end of the show shows Olivia in stirrups on the doctor’s table; it shows the doctor methodically turn on a machine and pick up an instrument; it shows Olivia’s serious, stoic face as Silent Night plays in the background, singing “Halleluiah” as the camera pans in on her face, staring up at the lights.

Olivia’s father, Rowan, is heard in a voice over saying, “Family is a burden … a pressure point, soft tissue, an illness, an antidote to greatness. You think you’re better off with people who rely on you, depend on you, but you’re wrong, because you will inevitably end up needing them, which makes you weak, pliable. Family doesn’t complete you. It destroys you.”


Digital Age Kills Textbooks

In our ever growing technological age, I understand the value of keeping up with technology and know its invaluable place in education. As a high school teacher, I enjoy using tablets and cell phones in the classroom for engaging, interactive learning, and I appreciate learning about new applications from research and from my peers. By teaching students with current technology, we will prepare them for their college years and future careers. In fact, the most successful people are ideas people, and by cultivating meaningful, problem-based learning through technological projects that promote thoughtful inquiry, we can lead students towards that path.

In an effort to stay current in this digital age, many schools are having a 1:1 model, meaning all students have a tablet or ipad that essentially replaces their textbooks. I believe as a teacher, it is my responsibility to adapt to new teaching strategies and learning initiatives, but I do not think that means I have to support abolishing text books. Can these values be mutually exclusive?