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Snow has been rather absent so far this winter in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. We have an inch on the ground right now which will be gone tomorrow, I’m sure!  I would like to see one good snowfall every year, (my husband hates it when I say that), have it last for a few days and then have the temps return to a balmy 50-60 degrees instead of below freezing.

So with actual snow lacking, in order to get our snow fix the grandchildren and I have read some snowman books, including Read more….

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Party in Your PJ’s #191

Party in Your PJ's

Welcome to Party in Your PJ’s #191!

We’re so glad you’re here! Read more….

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Join Me at the Ice, Ice Baby Giveaway Hop!

giveaway hop

Welcome to the Ice, Ice Baby Giveaway Hop!

I’m joining Mama the Fox and Rita’s Reviews, along with several other bloggers to bring our giveaways to you in one giveaway hop!

When thinking about the title of the giveaway and how extremely dry my skin gets in this icy weather, especially my hands, I chose to give away something that would soothe even the dryest, winter weather skin.

My giveaway consists of two separate gift sets and the first one is this Read more….

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Quick and Easy Chili Recipe

chili recipe

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This is the chili recipe that I’ve been using for many years.  It’s quick and easy as the name states and I do love quick and easy when it comes to recipes!

There isn’t any chopping required unless you choose to chop fresh onion rather than using frozen.  The prep is basically the time it takes to cook the hamburger and pour in the other ingredients.

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Are you Feeling SAD?

SAD

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Many of us love to see the signs of fall each year and all the things that go along with it…. crisp air, colorful leaves and fall festivals. But what also goes along with it is the shortening of our daylight hours and that can lead to problems.

Now fall has turned into winter and in addition to the shorter days, the temps have been frigid for some of us making it difficult to get outside.

I knew that dreary, cloudy weather and shorter days affected the way I felt and now I know why.  I have Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. Read more….

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Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party #23

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #23

Starts Monday, January 1, 2018 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Friday, January 5 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

REALLY SIMPLE RULES: Read more….

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DiY ChalkboardSome of the links on this blog are affiliate links and if you click on them and decide to make a purchase I will earn a small commission, and it’s very much appreciated!

One day, about a year and a half ago, I was browsing through an antique store with nothing particular in mind, just looking.  What I found was the frame for a mirror that had been on an antique dresser.  It was just the frame, no glass, nothing else.  But I liked it!  It was only $25 so it became mine!  My thought was to turn it into a chalkboard.

As I’ve mentioned before it often takes quite a bit of time at our house for something to go from being an idea to reality, so a year and a half later, I’ve finally turned my frame into a chalkboard!

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15 Amazing Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas!

make-ahead breakfast

 

Christmas morning can get pretty crazy for most of us.  Whether it’s entertaining visitors at your house, rushing off to spend Christmas day with family or simply the hustle and bustle of your own family opening presents.  Something that makes the morning run much smoother is to have the breakfast preparation already completed.

I’ve put together 15 make-ahead breakfast recipes that can be made the night before and will be ready to go on Christmas morning.  With this amazing group, we should be ready for breakfast this Christmas!

To see the recipe, just click on the link below each picture and Read more….

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gift of cashIt’s so easy to buy gifts for our children when they’re little.  It’s all about the toys!  My grandchildren have browsed through the toy catalog from Toys-R-Us so many times that almost every toy in the book has been circled now.  But as everyone knows it gets more difficult as they get older.  And as for the adults, at least in my family, they usually want a gift card from somewhere.

I decided to send a gift of cash to my daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren in California, but I wanted to package it in some way that would be fun and they would have to work to get their money out.

I came up with an idea to use Read more….

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fairy gardenLast week I was strolling through the Christmas decoration aisles at Walmart and I happened to see this Jumbo LED Globe Ornament on the top shelf.  I instantly thought “fairy garden” and knew I had to take it home with me.  So after struggling to get it off the top shelf, it became mine!

My plan was to fill the bottom with snow and add some fairy garden items.   Read more….

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