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6 book giveawayIt’s time for another giveaway for 6 delightful children’s books!  I love being able to offer these giveaways in the hope that the books received will encourage parents to read to their children.  It is one of the greatest gifts that you can give them.  Reading builds vocabulary and social skills in our children and opens up new worlds where their imaginations can soar!

I’m very happy to say that this giveaway contains two books to honor fathers and with Fathers Day fast approaching what better timing!

Aging Like a Fine Wine is participating in the Dads, Grads, & Everyone in Between Giveaway Hop, hosted by Lindsey Blogs and Viva Veltoro!

It’s the beginning of Summer and a time when we’re celebrating Dads and Grads, but in this Hop we’re not leaving anyone out! Hop around to all the bloggers participating in the linky at the bottom of this post to enter awesome giveaways worth at least $25 and don’t miss the amazing Grand Prize worth over $475! Read more….


“Anchors Aweigh” Nautical Creation!

nautical anchorDo you have a home near the beach, or just love nautical home decorations?  Or perhaps you need a special gift for someone else who does?  Make this wood cut-out anchor craft!

I would love to have a home close to the beach.  I would decorate it completely nautical and stroll the beach every morning or evening looking for anything the sea happened to have washed ashore that I could add to my collection.

I don’t have that home near the beach yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t keep dreaming! Read more….


Angry Birds Book Giveaway!

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Congratulations to Barbara M., winner of the Angry Birds Movie book giveaway!

If you’re an Angry Birds fan, this giveaway is for you!  And if are a fan, you probably know there is a new Angry Birds movie coming out in theatres on May 20th.    To celebrate that movie we have 7 books about the exploits of Red and his friends to give away!

This giveaway is sure to please your Angry Birds lovers with something for ages 4 through 12. Read more….


Children’s Plant Care Printable!

Plant care printable(This post contains Amazon affiliate links.  If you click on one and make a purchase I receive a small commission.  And I appreciate that very much!)

Last week when my grandchildren were here spending the day with me, a small little lavender watering can with a silver ring around the top caught my granddaughters eye.  It actually had been the vase in a floral arrangement my husband had sent me.

Of course she liked it very much, I mean what little girl wouldn’t have!  And what did Read more….


Blueberry Bread & Butter Pudding

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After browsing through all of those blueberry pie recipes last week, I have had a craving for, you guessed it, blueberries!  So with the goodness of blueberries fresh on my mind I decided to try an old recipe given to me by a sweet lady that said her grandmother used to make it for her when she was a little girl.

I had everything I needed except the blueberries, so I made a quick trip to the market to pick those up.  Upon returning home I was able to put this together and bake Read more….


5 Incredible Blueberry Pie Recipes!

Blueberry pieDid you know that today is Blueberry Pie Day and did you know that blueberries are one of the few fruits that are native to North America?

Native Americans called them star berries and believed that the berries were sent by the Great Spirit during a time of famine to relieve the hunger of their children.

We’ve known for a long time that blueberries have one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of all fruits and vegetables.  There is now evidence however, that blueberries can improve memory.  All the more reason to eat them! Read more…


14 ways to soothe your colicky grandbaby!

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Do you have any hands on experience with a colicky baby or grandbaby?  I raised three children to adulthood, had several nieces and nephews and 3 grandchildren, but I had no experience with colic.  That is until my second grandson was born.

I have always struggled with what “colic” actually is.  How does anyone really know what a tiny baby is experiencing?  In my mind, they don’t, but it is generally thought that what we refer to as colic is a cramping abdominal pain.

With our grandson it all started at about 3 weeks of age.  The poor little guy would cry inconsolably.  As difficult as it is Read more….


Soft, yummy and super easy granola bars!

granola barsGood morning lovely readers!  I have a recipe for healthy homemade granola bars to share today!

This week I thought it would be nice to have a little healthier snack bar around the house to nibble on.  Many of the bars available at the grocery store today are filled with ingredients that quite frankly are difficult to pronounce, much less know what they truly are!

I think you need a degree in chemistry, or do a lot of independent research, to truly understand some of the ingredients in our food.  That is sad, and a bit scary!

I have a recipe for soft granola bars that was given to me by my sister.  I haven’t made it for years, but it came to mind today so I made it and I’m sharing it with you! Read more….


Mother's Day

Congratulations to Kristen F, winner of the Mother’s Day Gift Basket!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway!

A mother’s love is one of the most precious gifts in this world. Most of us have a twofold understanding of that love, first from the position of having received it from our own mothers and second, from the position of having given it to our children.

To honor these special women there is a day that comes but once a year and that day will be here before you know it…. Mother’s Day!

Are you prepared this year? Do you have a plan and know what you’re giving your own special mom or maybe another woman that has played a significant role in your life? Read more….


Considering your first fairy garden?

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Have you tried your hand at making a fairy garden, or maybe a gnome garden yet?  If you’ve been looking at all of the cute gardens on Pinterest, but feel intimidated about making your own, just jump in and give it a try!

With every craft or DIY project I make, I compare myself to others and feel inadequate.  In my eyes my projects never turn out as good as all of the others I see, however like most of us I’m my own worst critic!  So if we’re making it for ourselves and our home, aren’t we the only ones we have to please? And won’t we improve with each attempt?

So, with that thought in mind, I just completed my second fairy garden! Read more….