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Jun 19

June 19, 2017

Summer Sun Safety Tips

Summer Sun Safety Tips

Summertime is in full swing!  The temps are soaring and the sun is blazing!  Time enjoy the warm weather and make some fun memories with friends and  family!  These Summer Sun Safety Tips will help!   Vacations, picnics, barbecues, parades, lazy days on the beach and vigorous hikes up steep mountain trails – those are the things that good summer memories are made of! Dehydration, sunburn, heat exhaustion and bug bites – unfortunately those things can make summer memories too,…

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Jun 19

June 19, 2017

Pineapple Items

Pineapple Everything!

Pineapple Everything!   Pineapple the sweet, tangy fruit with a big personality, has become an icon of all things tropical and all things summer!  I came accross the cute sunglasses below and thought what a great idea it would be put together a post with a lot of  fun pineapple novelty items.  Wouldn’t it be great to put together an entire outfit – dress, shoes, jewelry, glasses and handbag – all adorned with pineapples!  Or you could visit the beach…

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Jun 14

June 14, 2017

4th of July Family Traditions, Independence Day

4th of July Family Traditions!

4th of July is one of my very favorite holidays because there’s much less spending, shopping, decorating and preparing involved than with the other major holidays.  Independence Day is about relaxing, celebrating and enjoying family!  Our city, Layton, Utah does an excellent job of planning holiday festivities and we’ve been enjoying them for many years!  Our city offices are surrounded by a beautiful park with a bowery, an amphitheater, a wave pool, ball diamonds,  and a high school.  All of…

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May 31

May 31, 2017

Link Party for Grandmothers

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #16

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #16 Starts Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central (US) Ends Wednesday, June 7 at 11:55 pm REALLY SIMPLE RULES: This party is for grandmother bloggers only You may share new or old, family friendly posts, no limit By joining the party, you are giving the hostesses permission to share your photos and posts on social media and to use in posts, features, and round ups with proper credit given to you…

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May 31

May 31, 2017

Roundup

Summer Fun Roundup!

Even though Summer doesn’t officially start until June 20th.  The days are growing warmer and it’s time to start thinking of fun things to do!  I’ve partnered with eleven other bloggers to share our favorite summertime posts.  If you have been wondering how you might spend your days, wonder no more!  This post is packed with tons of great ideas!  Click on the title above each picture to go directly to each blog post. First up is a DIY Bucket…

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May 31

May 31, 2017

Family Activity

Woodland Fairies at Gardner Village

Gardner Village is a quaint little collection of shops, surrounded by pretty landscaping, in South Jordan, Utah.  For years they have had a “witch fest” every fall with scenes featuring fun and fanciful witches all through the village.  We’ve made it a tradition to visit every year with our family.  More recently they have done something similar with elves around Christmas time and now fairies in the Springtime. This weekend we decided to have some family fun and we went…

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May 29

May 29, 2017

Holidays

Happy Memorial Day!

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May 25

May 25, 2017

Drawings of Ladies in 1940s

1940’s Ladies

Mom’s Drawings These drawings of pretty ladies were made by my mom when she was just a young woman.  I was the last of her five children and only knew her when she was older.  The drawings give me insight into who my mom was in her younger years.  My oldest sister is nearly 17 years older than me.  She said recently that it is interesting how my perspective of who my parents were (only having known them when they…

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May 22

May 22, 2017

Bppls about Dad and Grandpa

Father’s Day Books about Dads and Grandpas

Reading is so good for kids!  This is a picture of my littlest granddaughter looking at a book.  I have a collection of books about holidays and seasons that I like to put out for my grandkids to read when they come to Gramma’s house!  They like to read them and learn about all the fun activities and events associated with the different holidays and the changing season.  Of course, it’s always a delight when they will snuggle up next to…

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May 19

May 19, 2017

Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is coming up in June and you don’t want to forget to show Dad how much you love and appreciate him!  Have you decided what you’re going to get for your Dad this Father’s Day?  Here is a great gift guide full of fun and manly gifts that dad will love! Just click on the image or the description below it, to be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase these great products! 1 Dad Baseball Cap Under…

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May 14

May 14, 2017

Link Party for Grandmothers

Blogging Grandmother’s Link Party #15

Welcome to the Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #15 Starts Monday, May 15, 2017 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Thursday, May 18 at 11:55 pm Blogging Grandmothers Link Party Hosted By: Grammy Dee, MiMi Clearissa, Grandma Candy, Gramma Lori, Grandma Christie, Grandma Donna, Nan Sue, Grandma Teresa, and Mimi Carol REALLY SIMPLE RULES: • This party is for grandmother bloggers only • You may share any new or old, family friendly posts, no limit • By joining the…

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May 14

May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Tradition

My sisters and I have a fun Mother’s Day tradition to honor our mom and to celebrate our sisterhood and our family. Mom was almost 41 years old when I was born, so I only got to spend 31 years with her.  I wish I would’ve had her here with me longer.   Even so, I know I’m very blessed to have had my wonderful mother for as long as I did.  But I miss her every day and especially on…

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May 12

May 12, 2017

Mother’s Day Giveaway – $125.00 Target Gift Card

Mother’s Day is around the corner and what better time than to celebrate you, my loyal readers. I’ve partnered with some amazing mom entrepreneurs and bloggers to bring you this Mother’s Day Giveaway. Enter for a chance to win a $125 Target Gift Card. Good luck! Note: Only moms are eligible to enter this contest. TO ENTER GIVEAWAY visit the Love My Big Happy Family Facebook page HERE and follow the directions there! Here’s what you’ll do from the LMBHFamily…

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May 11

May 11, 2017

What you need to start gardening.

Gardening Essentials for Beginners

Gardening My Dad was a Masterful Gardener, he had a natural love and talent and even attended a local university extention service and graduated with a Master Gardener Certification!  As a kid I spent countless hours with him in our beautiful yard, talking to him as he worked and sometimes trying my hand at a little gardening myself.  I could recount to you that yard and garden in much greater detail than I could the house.  He passed his love…

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May 2

May 2, 2017

Silhouette Cameo

Silhouette Cameo, Use Your Very Own Drawings!

Silhouette CAMEO® electronic cutting tool has several ways you can create original designs of your very own .  One way is to purchase designs from the Design Store and combine them to come up with your own creation.  A way to get an even more original design is to use the drawing tools in the CAMEO software that allow you to draw your composition right onto the computer screen.  But my very favorite way to create an original design with…

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