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Apr 16

April 16, 2017

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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Mar 31

March 31, 2017

Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #12

Welcome to Blogging Grandmothers Link Party #12 Starts Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 12:05 am central time (United States) Ends Tuesday, April 4 at 11:55 pm Blogging Grandmothers Link Party Hosted By: Grammy Dee with Co-Hosts MiMi Clearissa and Grandma Candy Please welcome our newest Co-Host 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…

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Mar 30

March 30, 2017

Getting Your Child to Trust You

Earning Your Children’s Trust

Everyone wants their children to trust them and to believe the things they say.  Some parents just take it for granted that their children have faith and confidence in them.  Others wonder why their kids sometimes express doubt and fear about whether or not they can count on their parents in a given situation.  This is certainly a topic of importance that warrents some careful consideration from parents.  Parents who want to earn their children’s trust will follow these  ….

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Mar 28

March 28, 2017

DIY Wooden Castle

Castle Play Set – DIY

Castle Play Set. The Grands love this play castle I made for them.  They play for hours with the Castle, Knights, Fairy Princesses and Dragons (who mysteriously disappeared before this photo shoot).  With this fun play set and their imaginations my grandkids visit fairytale lands where amazing and magical things happen! Everything you need to make your very own Castle Play Set for your little ones can be purchased at Michael’s Craft Store.  They also sell Safari Toobs, (tubes full…

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Mar 23

March 23, 2017

April Fool's Day Fun

April Fools Day Gags and Gifts!

April Fool’s Day is right around the corner. With a little planning it can be a day of fun and laughter for your entire family!  Here is a collection of gifts and gags I put together to help you make it a special occassion.  Just click on the photo or the description link to be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase these fun items! A Round Tuit Everyone has those jobs that they’re planning to do when they get…

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Mar 22

March 22, 2017

Dress up Fun!

Fairytales, Dress up and Make Believe!

Fairytales, Dress Up and Make Believe! Everybody (if they’re honest) likes to play dress up!  There’s something so magical about pretending to be a Princess or a Knight, a King or a Queen, or even a dragon and imagining your very own fantastical fairytales. For as long as there have been children, there have been games of make believe with larger than life characters, and beautiful forrests, castles or palaces!  This kind of play helps children learn about the world…

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Mar 20

March 20, 2017

First Day of Spring

Happy First Day of Spring!

First Day of Spring! This Spring Quote from Mark Twain is my absolute favorite! You might also like Ten Early Signs of Spring! Here are some related products from Amazon that you might like.  Just click on the photo or the description to be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase the products. 60 Days of Tulips Mixture!! 50 Tulip Bulbs – Tulipa Triumph Garden Gloves for Women (2 Pairs) Small, Nitrile Coating for Protection, Soft and Breathable Nylon ROBERT…

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