Viewing: April, 2017

Apr 20

April 20, 2017

Sick Cat

10 Signs Your Cat Might be Sick

Cat Ki-gi, Butterscotch, a feral kitten that had some kind of a neurological or muscular disease  (but no name), Christopher, Daphne, Neo, Sadie, Calli, Oliver and Kassie – those are all the cats that I’ve owned or cared for in my lifetime. I was a baby when my family owned Ki-gi (whom I am proud to have named). I was so young then I don’t remember what became of him.  Butterscotch was an outdoor cat who ultimately (long story) died…

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Apr 19

April 19, 2017

Are Your Kids Trustworthy?

Teaching Kids to be Trustworthy

Trustworthy – Teaching Children Being able to trust your child is a wonderful feeling.  Trusting your kids with important tasks or believing they’ll do the right thing, can free you from a lot of unnecessary worry.  But just how do kids become trustworthy?  Are certain ones just born with a propensity for it or is it a learned trait?  While some personalities surely lend themselves more readily to dependability, kids can be taught to be trustworthy! Teaching kids to have…

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Apr 18

April 18, 2017

Name Gift

Great Gift – Child’s Name for Baby Shower or Birthday!

Name Gift – For Baby Shower or Birthday! I made this gift for my niece’s baby shower last week.  Her little girl is due in June and we can’t wait to meet her!  Baby’s name is perfect for a tabletop or wall decoration in her nursery.  She has a “Finding Dory” theme in the colors of coral and torqousie.  It’s pretty easy to make and fairly quidk too and it’s Oh So Cute!  So next time you need a gift…

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Apr 17

April 17, 2017

Hitch Hiking Kitten

The Kitten in the Road

Kitten in the Road It was a late summer evening in 2006.  We had four teenagers still living at home, two cats, two red eared slider turtles and an assortment of aquarium fish.  We were having a building remodeled to house our small private school and the hubby was working a swing shift job.  This particular evening we were planning on going over to see the progress on the building as soon as my husband got home from work. But…

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Apr 16

April 16, 2017

Happy Easter

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Apr 14

April 14, 2017

Link Party for Grandmothers

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #13

Welcome to Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #13 Starts Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Tuesday, April 18 at 11:55 pm Blogging Grandmothers Link Party Hosted By: Grammy Dee, MiMi Clearissa, Grandma Candy, and Gramma Lori 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 party, you are giving the host and co-hosts permission to share your…

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Apr 13

April 13, 2017

Holiday Traditions

15 Family Easter Traditions

Traditions 15 Fun Traditions Dye Easter Eggs as a Family – Try different types, natural dyes, shaving cream dye, melt crayons on them! Make Easter Baskets for the Kids – Fill with candy, toys, Easter eggs, puzzles, books, etc. Have an Easter Egg Hunt – This is my grandkids favorite Easter activity! Get Everyone New Easter Outfits – Brightly colored shorts and t-shirt sets are a fun idea or ittle girls will love pretty skirts or dresses and the boys…

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Apr 12

April 12, 2017

Grow Your Facebook Followers Link Party

Welcome to the party! Starts Thursday, April 13 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Saturday, April 15 at 11:55 pm 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 RULES ARE SIMPLE: • Add your Facebook Profile or Page Link • Follow, friend, or like everyone in the linkup • Come back…

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Apr 12

April 12, 2017

Easter Eggs

Pretty Embellished Easter Eggs!

Eggs! Are you looking for a beautiful easter craft you can make and display?  Well, here it is!! I first made these way back when I was a teenager or young adult.  Some of the eggs pictured are the actual ones I made back then.  I love making them because they are so fancy and delicate – Oh So Pretty!  And they make a lovely holiday decoration or gift!  The only tricky part is wrapping the egg.  Other than that…

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Apr 11

April 11, 2017

Free Bunny Coloring Page

Easter Coloring Page

Bunny Coloring Page Who doesn’t love springtime, sunshine, colored eggs and the Easter Bunny?  To help you celebrate the Easter holiday here is a printable coloring page with a cute rabbit and his basket full of eggs, just for you and the kids to enjoy.  Print it out and use coloring crayons, markers or paints to make a fun and colorful picture.  Hang them on the fridge or bulletin board for a cute holiday decoration. It’s free just because I…

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Apr 10

April 10, 2017

Easter Pasta Salad

Easter Apple Chicken Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad for Easter This delicious pasta salad is an Easter tradition in our family.  It’s one of the things we look forward to every Spring.  It’s savory and sweet at the same time.  While it would be delicious anytime, Easter is a perfect time to add it to the menu.  We often pair it with BBQ chicken and rolls.  Yumm!  Make some for your family this Easter!! Pasta Salad Recipe Here’s What You’ll Need: 4 Cups of Chicken, Cooked…

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Apr 7

April 7, 2017

Easter Books

Easter Books for Kids!

Books – Easter Books for Kids! Reading is so good for kids!   I have a collection of stories 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 me and let me read…

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Apr 5

April 5, 2017

Easter Cut Out Craft

Hatching Chick Easter Cut Out Craft

Chick – Easter Craft Here’s a super fun easter craft for the kids.  It’s a Hatching Chick inside of an Easter Egg and there is even a plan egg shell option available.  When you sign up for the Love My Big Happy Family Newsletter it is my free gift to you. Instructions for Chick Craft Here’s What You’ll Need: Four Pieces of Card Stock Printer Scissors Markers, Crayons, Colored Pencils or Paint Paper Fastener (Brad) Glue Stick Here’s What You’ll Need…

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