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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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It's Your Love

It’s February, and what day comes to mind when we think of February?  Valentine’s Day.  And what does Valentine’s Day mean?  It means that love is in the air!  What would make February and Valentine’s Day even better?  I say that being able to enter a bunch of amazing giveaways would definitely help!

Anderson’s Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to help create It’s Your Love!  I’ve teamed up with them and 17 other wonderful bloggers, to bring you another great giveaway event!  Each blog has gathered a prize package to be given away in the It’s Your Love Giveaway Event! Read more….

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Kris Kristofferson

Paul and I recently had the pleasure of spending an evening listening to Kris Kristofferson play and sing many of the songs he has written and performed through the years.  It was an honor to watch this man perform at 80 years of age.

If you’re my age you probably remember Kris from his rugged, raspy voice and his bad boy image. Read more….

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Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.

Don’t we all love getting a good deal on purchases we make, whether it’s food, clothing, home goods, electronics or travel?  I know I do!

But, who has the time to check out every website to seek out those money saving coupons?  I don’t and you probably don’t either; that’s why I have made Groupon Coupons my one stop shop for finding great deals.

The variety of businesses and services listed on Groupon is amazing. Read more….

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Vegetable Soup

I’ve never been a big fan of vegetable soup!  In other words, I’ll never reach for it at the grocery store or order it at a restaurant.  But there is one vegetable soup I love.  It’s the vegetable soup my mom used to make for us and the only one I’ve ever made.  Until now I don’t think the recipe has ever been written down, I just make it the way my mom did.

Recently my husband Paul, asked me to make some of “my vegetable soup” (he’s hooked on it now too), which started my thinking that maybe someone else might just like this easy recipe too.  So now I’m sharing it with all of you in hopes that you’ll enjoy! Read more….

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JanuaryEach year January signals the beginning of a bright, new year.  It also brings with it the cold days and evenings that provide us with the opportunity to dig out our cute winter hats, gloves and scarves.

And now, for the second year in a row, January also brings us the “Jeepers It’s January” giveaway hop, which is hosted by The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It.  I’ve decided to join them this year, along with lots of other great blogs. Read more….

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borax crystal snowflakesChristmas, along with its many special craft projects is now behind us.  Winter weather is looming large though, making it the perfect time to create crafts dealing with snow and ice.  Making Borax crystal snowflakes has to be one of the easiest and most fun craft projects we can do with our grandchildren, plus you end up with a beautiful snowflake to hang and enjoy!

So this week, after her younger siblings were in bed, my 6 year old granddaughter and I spent some special time together making some snowflakes.  They’re so simple, but turn out so pretty! Read more….

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breakfastThis simple little breakfast casserole has been a hit with everyone I’ve shared it with.  I’ve often been asked for the recipe, so I thought I would share it with you in the hope that you’ll feel the same way!

Anytime we have company staying with us or with any family vacation, this casserole is a must.  It’s fantastic because you make it the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.  In the morning you just pop it in the oven at 350 degrees and in about 45 minutes you have a delicious, hot casserole. Read more….

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