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dessert bars

This is the first time I’ve made these dessert bars, so I wasn’t too sure what the result would be.   I was so pleased because they are total ooey, gooey goodness!

My taste testers were myself, my son and daughter-in-law and my husband, Paul.  My son and daughter-in-law loved them; in fact my son has already requested more.  When they were warm out of the oven my husband wasn’t too sure about them, but the next day he commented “you know, these are pretty good”.  And he showed his enthusiasm by helping us to eat the entire 9 x 13 inch pan over the next few days. Read more….

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March Into Spring Giveaway Hop!

March Into Spring

Welcome to the March Into Spring Giveaway Hop!

This hop is brought to you by the our host, MamatheFox.com. MamatheFox is hosting a giveaway for a $100 Gift Card to Little Adventures! Little Adventures boasts of beautiful dress up costumes for boys and girls. From princess dress, jewelry and accessories to cloaks, swords and masks, they are sure to have something for your adventurous child. Their costumes are machine washable and perfect for daily wear. Read more about these awesome dress up outfits here.

Take a moment now to enter the March Into Spring giveaway here for a $25.00 Amazon eGift card!  Then don’t forget to hop around to all of the other blogs listed below! Read more….

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flowers

Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and warm; today we woke up to see snow flurries swirling past our window and covering the ground.  And a cold wind; can’t forget that.  Oh well, it is March and that means “in like a lion and out like a lamb”!

When I was planning for my grandchildren to spend the day with me, my mind went to activities centered around flowers because I had seen several blooming daffodils and flowering trees in my travels.  I decided to include planting flower seeds (to be transplanted to Grandma’s flower garden later), making a flower craft and reading a book or two about flowers to round out our flower adventures. Read more….

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Good morning and a wonderful Thursday to you my friends!

Thursday means the weekend is drawing near and to that we all say, yeah!  My hope for each one of you is for beautiful sunny days to get outside and soak up some vitamin D.

In the meantime, I’m joining my friend Katherine from Katherines Corner and the Katherines Corner Shop for her Rise and Shine Giveaway.

Rise and Shine Giveaway

One winner will receive a Vintage Inspired Rooster Clock and a set of Rooster Hooks from Katherines Corner Shop and a $50 Cash prize or Amazon gift card (winners choice) provided by Katherine and her Hostesses.  This giveaway is not endorsed or affiliated with Amazon or PayPal.

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lucky clover giveaway hop

The four leaf clover is a universally accepted symbol of good luck.  According to tradition, each of the four leaves represent something:  the first – faith, the second – hope, the third – love and the fourth – luck.  Some other interesting facts about four-leaf clovers are:

  • Genuine four-leaf clovers come from the white clover plant.
  • Legend states that Eve carried a four leaf clover when she left the Garden of Eden.
  • The early Celts of Wales considered it a charm against evil spirits.
  • Children in the middle ages believed if they carried a four-leaf clover they would be able to see fairies.
  • For every four-leaf clover, there are approximately 10,000 three-leaf clovers.
  • In a true four-leaf clover from the white clover plant, the fourth clover is smaller than the other three.

And now, this special “Lucky Clover Giveaway Event” could bring luck your way!

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Children's chick craft

These little chicks are so cute and adorable your kids will want to make a whole flock of them!  My grandchildren and I made them today and they were so pleased with them.  If you’re thinking ahead about a craft for spring or Easter, this children’s chick craft is just perfect! Read more….

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table runner

Have I said before that I’m thrilled that macrame is back in style?  I am, I’m totally thrilled!  I’ve been working on a macrame table runner, but because I’ve had too many projects going at once, it took awhile for me to finish it.  Now that it is finished, I love it! Read more….

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Educational Games

My grandchildren love to play games and I love playing with them.  We have a variety we enjoy playing; Hungry Hungry Hippo, Go Fish, Eye Spy, etc.  Though all games can be used as a teaching experience, my grandchildren now have 3 educational games that are specifically designed to teach either math or letters. Read more….

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Keep Calm and Hop On

A giveaway hop that makes us think of spring!  Time flies by so quickly.  We’re more than halfway through winter and before we know it, yes… it will be spring!  Our first sign that spring is on the way is seeing robins returning to our yard.  Next it’s the bare hint of green on weeping willow trees and on the underbrush visible in the woods.  I always get excited when I see these things happening!

Now that we’re thinking spring, what’s not to like about a giveaway hop that puts a spring in our step and causes our mind to jump forward to spring projects?  Nothing, right!  So, when I was given the opportunity to participate in this hop, I jumped on board: Read more….

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Swallowing Difficulties

When I was younger I was super at swallowing pills.  Never choked, never felt fear of choking on pills, even as a child.  Of course, how many pills do you take as a child, right?

As I grew older though, I began to struggle with swallowing some pills.  It probably started in my late 50s. There were some supplements that I was taking, or should I say trying to take, that I finally just had to stop taking.  After all it wasn’t going to do any good anyway if I was dead on the floor with a huge pill stuck in my throat!  Calcium was one of them.  Thank you pharmaceutical companies for creating the petite calcium pill!  I can now continue to prevent osteoporosis!

As I was struggling to take large pills, my husband was continuing to be able to swallow his without a problem.  Until recently that is, when I gave him a large vitamin C.  He commented later that he had a hard time swallowing that pill. I thought, huh, maybe it’s not just me.  I was well aware that the elderly often have difficulty swallowing their medication, but I don’t consider myself elderly! Read more….

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