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5 Steps We Can Take to Protect our Brain Health

brain healthI recently attended a seminar on the subject of brain health and it was a real eye-opener.  How many times have we heard “you are what you eat” and just brushed it aside?  Well, it’s true and the impact on our brains is immense.

At this time Alzheimer’s Dementia is estimated to affect 5.4 million Americans and by the year 2050, the number of people 65 and over to have Alzheimer’s may triple to 13.8 million Americans.  Shocking numbers!

I don’t want Alzheimer’s disease, no one does.  Genetics does play a role in our risk of being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and I know we can’t change that, but what we need to realize is the role our nutrition and other lifestyle choices are influencing the disease.  Read more….

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Blogging Grandmother’s Holiday Giveaway!

The Blogging Grandmothers Holiday Giveaway

I’ve partnered with some of my favorite blogging grandmothers for a holiday giveaway.

We have come together to give one grandmother who blogs a $50 Amazon eGift Card. Who couldn’t use that, right? Read more…

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This & That for the Holidays Giveaway Hop!

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Christmas is almost upon us and what stage of preparation are you in?

Do you have a gift list made, have you bought any gifts?  Or maybe like me, you haven’t given it a thought yet!  It seems every year I’m out there a couple days before Christmas finishing up a few things.

I’m becoming more minimalistic in my thinking though and along with that my Christmas shopping has become more minimalistic too!  There have been Christmas’s in the past that I have gone into debt to buy gifts and I now realize that is the wrong thing for me to do.  I want to remember the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of Jesus and make it more about that.

But now, no more of my rattling on, let’s focus on why you’re here.  The This & That Holiday Giveaway Hop! Read more…

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I love having our grandchildren over for play days and sleepovers and wanted to have a room for them they considered their own.  I’ve worked to create just that space for them.

The room had to be appropriate for boys and girls, so I chose two shades of green for the walls.  I purchased paint from Lowes and painted three walls a pale green and one wall bright green.

When decorating their room, I needed more space for storing toys, books, and games.  Paul, who is great at building things, removed the door Read more….

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Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party #21

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party 21

Starts Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US)

Ends Sunday, November 5 at 11:55 pm

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party

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Car Seats

This is a sponsored post.

I have no memories of ever seeing a car seat when I was a child.  When my children were born, we had car seats but there wasn’t very much emphasis put on them, at least until my last child was born.  I know we used them but probably very incorrectly.

Things are very different now and with good reason.  Car crashes are a leading cause of death for children ages 1 to 13.  That’s why it is so incredibly important for us to choose the right car seat and install it correctly. Read more….

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Halloween Door Decoration

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This month’s DIY Blog Challenge was to create something with a Halloween theme.  Ooooh fun, right!

I went looking for an oval-shaped frame for the vision I had and found one at a thrift store on one of my husband Paul and I’s outings.  My plan was to create a spooky spider web in the center of the frame and hang it on our front door. Read more…

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messy bun hatOctober Craft Room Destash Challenge!

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This has been a crazy busy month around our house. We were getting ready for house guests when my husband’s employer decided it would be the perfect time to send him to a class for a week. Perfect time for who? Read more….

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Howling at the Moon in the Howl-o-Ween Hop

Howl-o-weenHop

I’m joining The Mommy Island and The Kids Did It along with lots of other blogs to present the Howl-o-Ween Giveaway Hop to all of you!

I’m giving away a $25.00 Amazon eGift card to one lucky winner. Read more….

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Last Saturday my husband, Paul, and I decided to take a drive.  It was a beautiful day and we had no destination in mind, we just drove.  We drove through Maryland and into Pennsylvania.  I often comment when we are out on our drives about what a beautiful land we live in.  The hills, the green, the farms!

I started snapping pictures with my phone as we drove along taking in the countryside.  With November and Thanksgiving on the horizon, I decided to share my country photos as a way of acknowledging the bountiful beauty in our little corner of the world. Read more….

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