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summer vacation

The weather is warm and school is almost out, which means summer vacation is just around the corner.  For many of us that means a trip to the beach.  Surf and sun, water sports and good food!  It also means the kids need new clothes among other expenses.  And that’s where this giveaway comes in!

I’m offering to one lucky winner a $25 Gymboree egift card to help with the things the kids need, plus a $25 visa gift card to help out with the other expenses.  That’s a prize packet worth $50 to help make your vacation planning a little less stressful and a lot more fun! Read more….

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Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party #14

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #14

Starts Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central time (United States)

Ends Thursday, May 4 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

Hosted By: Grammy Dee, MiMi Clearissa, Grandma Candy, Gramma Lori
and please welcome our newest co-hosts
Grandma Christie, Grandma Donna, Nan Sue, Grandma Teresa, and Mimi Carol [click to continue…]

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retirement

I wrote a post a year ago about becoming a “stay at home grandma” and now I’m writing one about going back to work.  What am I thinking, right?  I’m thinking about retirement!

I didn’t work for all of 2016 and when I quit my job, I really didn’t think I’d return to work.  I felt like I was completely done with that part of my life.  But with the beginning of the new year and taking a good look at our retirement plans; I came to the realization that it would be very beneficial to us for me to work some to help us reach our goals.   Read more….

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Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party

I’m so excited to be joining with four other great bloggers to bring you the Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party!  So lets get started….

Welcome to the party!

Starts Thursday, April 13 at 12:05 am central time (United States)
Ends Saturday, April 15 at 11:55 pm

Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party
This party is hosted by:

Grammy Dee from Grammy’s Grid

Sue from Sizzling Towards 60

Teresa from Aging Like a Fine Wine

Clearissa from Clearissa Coward’s Command Center

Lori from Love My Big Happy Family

Read more….

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painted tv stand

In a recent foraging trip to the local ReStore my eyes fell upon an old TV armoire and I was instantly in love.  My husband Paul was with me and wasn’t quite as impressed with it as I was, until I managed to share my vision for it in a way that he could appreciate!  Refinishing or painting wood furniture isn’t something we are experienced with, but he agreed, purchase was made and we wrangled the big piece of furniture home. Read more….

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giveaways

I love to find good deals and freebies, and the Rain, Rain Go Away Giveaway Hop is the perfect hop to do just that for lots of lucky winners!  The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It have organized the event and an incredible 109 blogs are participating.  So start here by entering my giveaway and then hop around to every blog listed below and enter their giveaway.

I’ll be giving away a $25.00 visa gift card to one lucky winner!  I like to offer the visa gift cards because it allows the winner to choose what they purchase. Read more….

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unique wreath
With spring and warm weather arriving I wanted a new look for my front door; something different and more unique than the typical round wreath.  So I headed to the thrift store to see if anything would catch my eye.  What I came home with was an old picture frame and visions of what I wanted to do with it. Read more….

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dessert bars

This is the first time I’ve made these dessert bars, so I wasn’t too sure what the result would be.   I was so pleased because they are total ooey, gooey goodness!

My taste testers were myself, my son and daughter-in-law and my husband, Paul.  My son and daughter-in-law loved them; in fact my son has already requested more.  When they were warm out of the oven my husband wasn’t too sure about them, but the next day he commented “you know, these are pretty good”.  And he showed his enthusiasm by helping us to eat the entire 9 x 13 inch pan over the next few days. Read more….

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March Into Spring Giveaway Hop!

March Into Spring

Welcome to the March Into Spring Giveaway Hop!

This hop is brought to you by the our host, MamatheFox.com. MamatheFox is hosting a giveaway for a $100 Gift Card to Little Adventures! Little Adventures boasts of beautiful dress up costumes for boys and girls. From princess dress, jewelry and accessories to cloaks, swords and masks, they are sure to have something for your adventurous child. Their costumes are machine washable and perfect for daily wear. Read more about these awesome dress up outfits here.

Take a moment now to enter the March Into Spring giveaway here for a $25.00 Amazon eGift card!  Then don’t forget to hop around to all of the other blogs listed below! Read more….

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flowers

Yesterday was beautiful, sunny and warm; today we woke up to see snow flurries swirling past our window and covering the ground.  And a cold wind; can’t forget that.  Oh well, it is March and that means “in like a lion and out like a lamb”!

When I was planning for my grandchildren to spend the day with me, my mind went to activities centered around flowers because I had seen several blooming daffodils and flowering trees in my travels.  I decided to include planting flower seeds (to be transplanted to Grandma’s flower garden later), making a flower craft and reading a book or two about flowers to round out our flower adventures. Read more….

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