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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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May 1

May 1, 2017

Link Party for Grandmothers

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 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 REALLY SIMPLE RULES: • This party is for grandmother bloggers only • You may share any new or old, family friendly posts,…

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Apr 27

April 27, 2017

Books about Mom and Grandma

Mother’s Day Books about Moms and Grandmas

Mother’s Day Books 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…

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Apr 26

April 26, 2017

Games to Play with Baby

Baby Games, Songs and Finger Plays

Baby loves attention!  He loves to play games and she loves to sing songs and it’s no surprise that they do, because it is so very good for them.  From the minute they’re born (actually, even before they’re born) parents and loved ones should begin to engage them in conversations and loving interactions.  Even the teeny, tiny littlest ones begin to learn healthy social skills, language and motor development when we talk and sing to them and interact with them…

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Apr 24

April 24, 2017

Gift Guide for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and no one deserves to be pampered and appreciated more than Mom!  Have you decided what you’re going to get for your mom this Mother’s Day?  Here is a great gift guide full of fun and colorful gifts that mom will love! Just click on the image or the description below it, to be redirected to Amazon where you can purchase these great products! An Adult Coloring Book – Coloring is a fun and…

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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

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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