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Party in Your PJsWhat have you been up to at your house?

One of the things going on at our house right now is that we have been anxiously watching five chrysalides waiting for them to emerge as Painted Lady Butterflies.  This all started because our granddaughter found a wooly worm and wanted to keep it, so we got out our “bug cage” and put the wooly worm inside.

So I became the caretaker of a wooly worm.  I tried to care for it, pick fresh clover every day, but I admit I had company at the time and the little worm was sometimes forgotten.  In fact, I thought Read more….

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Christmas TreeAt the end of last years Christmas season, it was time to say farewell to our old Christmas tree.  My husband was tired of wrestling with it each year to put it together, hold it together, get the lights to work and so on.  That meant a new tree for this season.

We went looking for a tree and picked out a small, 5 ft tall tree.  We chose this tree because of next years retirement plans which include selling our house and probably living in a 5th wheel for awhile, but that’s a different story. So anyway, we bought this little tree so it would fit wherever we happen to be next Christmas (hopefully!).

The bloggers participating in the DIY Blog Challenge were challenged this month to create a Christmas decoration.  I needed to decorate my little tree and I needed a DIY project, so I decided to make a macrame garland for the tree. Read more….

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The Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop is Here!

Stocking Stuffer

 

The Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop is back and it’s better than ever!  There are 97 blogs participating so there are lots of chances to win and get a little help with your Christmas shopping this year.

I’m giving away 10 children’s books, 7 of which happen to be Christmas books!  Perfect for the season!  I’m also including in this giveaway two Despicable Me 3 Minion games – Bopit and Operation!  This giveaway is valued at $135-$150. Read more….

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Party in Your PJ’s #183

Party in Your PJ's

Tuesday has rolled around again which means it’s time for the Party in Your PJ’s link party!

I hope you’re having a good week.  I confess, it hasn’t been one of my best weeks.  My car started making this jerking movement last week, especially when going up a hill.  We knew it was the transmission, so we took it in to get the transmission checked today and the bad news is that it needs to be rebuilt.  My husband is actually very good with cars and he thought this would be the result.  We just hoped it wouldn’t be that severe. This is definitely an expense that we don’t need especially at this time of year!  Oh well, the car is over 10 years old and has been a perfect car until now.  I’m trying to have a grateful attitude here!

Ok, enough of my woes, let’s get on with this party, Read more….

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5 Steps We Can Take to Protect our Brain Health

brain healthI recently attended a seminar on the subject of brain health and it was a real eye-opener.  How many times have we heard “you are what you eat” and just brushed it aside?  Well, it’s true and the impact on our brains is immense.

At this time Alzheimer’s Dementia is estimated to affect 5.4 million Americans and by the year 2050, the number of people 65 and over to have Alzheimer’s may triple to 13.8 million Americans.  Shocking numbers!

I don’t want Alzheimer’s disease, no one does.  Genetics does play a role in our risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I know we can’t change that, but what we need to realize is the role our nutrition and other lifestyle choices are influencing the disease.  Read more….

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Blogging Grandmother’s Holiday Giveaway!

The Blogging Grandmothers Holiday Giveaway

I’ve partnered with some of my favorite blogging grandmothers for a holiday giveaway.

We have come together to give one grandmother who blogs a $50 Amazon eGift Card. Who couldn’t use that, right? Read more…

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This & That for the Holidays Giveaway Hop!

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Christmas is almost upon us and what stage of preparation are you in?

Do you have a gift list made, have you bought any gifts?  Or maybe like me, you haven’t given it a thought yet!  It seems every year I’m out there a couple days before Christmas finishing up a few things.

I’m becoming more minimalistic in my thinking though and along with that my Christmas shopping has become more minimalistic too!  There have been Christmas’s in the past that I have gone into debt to buy gifts and I now realize that is the wrong thing for me to do.  I want to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus and make it more about that.

But now, no more of my rattling on, let’s focus on why you’re here.  The This & That Holiday Giveaway Hop! Read more…

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I love having our grandchildren over for play days and sleepovers and wanted to have a room for them they considered their own.  I’ve worked to create just that space for them.

The room had to be appropriate for boys and girls, so I chose two shades of green for the walls.  I purchased paint from Lowes and painted three walls a pale green and one wall bright green.

When decorating their room, I needed more space for storing toys, books, and games.  Paul, who is great at building things, removed the door Read more….

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Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party #21

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party 21

Starts Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Sunday, November 5 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

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Car Seats

This is a sponsored post.

I have no memories of ever seeing a car seat when I was a child.  When my children were born, we had car seats but there wasn’t very much emphasis put on them, at least until my last child was born.  I know we used them but probably very incorrectly.

Things are very different now and with good reason.  Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.  That’s why it is so incredibly important for us to choose the right car seat and install it correctly. Read more….

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