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campingI realize that all children love theme parks because of the characters, the rides, the hype.  And that’s all great and fine. Trust me, I’m not against theme parks, in fact, I enjoy them on a limited scale!

But let me ask you, what are some of your most memorable vacations as a child?  If you were fortunate enough to have parents that took you camping, I would bet that those memories are at the top of the list.  Of course, times were different when I was a child, we didn’t take elaborate vacations and I don’t remember any of my friends that did either. Read more….

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booksAre there certain books that your children or grandchildren want you to read to them over and over?

There is a set of books at Grandpa and I’s house that are just that!

They are nursery rhymes.  12 little board books that come in a box that looks somewhat like a book itself.  There is something about these small books that toddlers just love.  I purchased our set of books when our 7 year old granddaughter was 2 years old. She loved them, then the next one loved them, and the next one loved them and the next one! Read more….

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Healthy Snack IdeasLike you, I’m trying to learn how to eat healthier.  I wanted a long list of healthy snack ideas to choose from when preparing my shopping list, so I decided to create one.  Now I’m sharing it with you in the hopes that you”ll find it beneficial too! Read more….

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Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party #17

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #17

Starts Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Wednesday, July 5 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

REALLY SIMPLE RULES:

ï This party is for grandmother bloggers only

ï You may share new or old, family friendly posts, no limit

ï By joining the party, you are giving the hostesses permission
to share your photos and posts on social media and to use in
posts, features, and round ups with proper credit given to you

ï All party posts will be pinned on Pinterest,
and might be shared on other social media sites Read more….

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Hatteras Island

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

Paul and I took a trip this spring to the northern coast of South Carolina and to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Outer Banks is a fantastic place and one of our favorite destinations. This story is about the second part of that journey and it begins in North Carolina, so read on my friend! Read more….

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Rock PaintingWhen we lived in California, we lived in a small town in what we referred to as the high desert. The high desert is actually in the Mojave Desert and the name of that town is Ridgecrest. And since you have probably never heard of it, I’ve included this nice little map to show you where it is. Read more….

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giveaway event

School is out… days have gotten longer… and it’s time to bring out the Good ‘Ol Grill! To celebrate the upcoming summer Anderson’s Angels, This Mamas Life, The More The Merrier and Woven by Words, are very excited to bring you the Grillin & Chillin Giveaway Event! We’ve teamed up with 14 other wonderful bloggers, including Aging Like a Fine Wine, to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $25 or more so be sure to visit each blog and enter! Read more….

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Father's Day

Looking for the perfect gift for grandpa for Father’s Day but don’t want to break the bank?  You’re sure to find something he’ll love in this group of 20 super gift ideas.  All of them are available at Amazon, which means ease of shopping for you, plus quick delivery!

I use affiliate links in some of my posts. When you do your shopping through the links on this page, you help to support the blog at no cost to yourself.  It’s much appreciated!

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Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party #16!

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #16

Starts Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Wednesday, June 7 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party Read more….

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homemade pretzelsMy grandchildren really like pretzels.  Do yours?  They like the straight ones, the curly ones and the large pretzel sticks, which we sometimes eat for lunch with peanut butter to dip them in!  So today when they were over we decided to try our hand at making homemade pretzels from scratch. Read more….

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