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Party in Your PJ’s #170

Party in Your PJsMy grandchildren in California started back to school today. Unbelievable! Where did summer go??  Well, I’m officially going on record right now to say that I am not ready for summer to end!  Of course, if you’re a mom you just might be ready for summer to end!

Talking about time flying; a week has literally flown by and it’s time for Party in Your PJ’s! I have loved reading posts this week.  There are so many great ones; it was hard to pick one to feature, but I finally did. Read more….


Party in Your PJ’s #169

Party in Your PJs


I’m so happy to be joining three other very special bloggers in hosting Party in Your PJs!  And here it is, my first party and I’m afraid I’m getting a little bit of a late start.

It has been such a crazy week around here primarily because my 5-year-old grandson broke his arm! It’s a pretty bad break and we were afraid they might have to put pins in it to help it heal correctly.  Thankfully the orthopedic surgeon felt that he could set it. So our little guy went to the hospital and was put to sleep to have his arm set.

But enough about the drama around here.  Let’s meet the co-hosts and then let’s party! Read more….


Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #18

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Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #18

Starts Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Saturday, August 5 at 11:55 pm Read more….


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….


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….


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 Read more….


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….


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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A very special greenhouse and nursery by the name of Lurgans lies in Orrstown, Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles away from where we live. And I love to go there!

You might say “50 miles just to go to a nursery, aren’t there any closer?”  Oh yes, there are lots closer, but none nearly so special and so full of beautiful flowers as Lurgans.  You could say it’s well known in these parts!  Everyone that loves gardening loves Lurgans, myself included!

Every year in February, I make a trip to Lurgans, as many others do.  In February they have big beautiful Boston ferns growing in their greenhouse.  You can pick the ones you want, they tag them sold and for $10 they will continue to watch over and care for your fern until you return to get it in May.  I say May, because I always wait until then to make sure the last freeze is over.  Many others [click to continue…]


Whether you’re still in the prepping stage or have moved on to the painting stage, this simple homemade tool will make your painting life easier!  How?  No more climbing up a ladder and precariously leaning over as far as you dare, stretching with your paintbrush, hoping to get paint on just a few more inches before you have to climb down and move the ladder over.  Only to once again risk life and limb as you climb the ladder and teeter on the next to the top step stretching as far as you can with that paint brush or roller. Read more….