Get your free printable for this easy spiral snowman craft.
It snowed the other day! And it is snowing as I write this. Huzzah! (Our poor desert state always seems to be in a drought so any moisture is very welcome.) However. It just snowed enough to stick to the grass and look pretty on the trees. There isn’t enough […]

Spiral Snowman Craft


The children's book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a clever book that deals with a granddaughter caught between two grandmothers and their family traditions.
Thank you to everyone who participated in my giveaway for the clever bookChicken Soup, Chicken Soup by Pamela Mayer. Are you ready for the announcement of the winner? Drum roll, please. I am happy to announce that Mike is the winner of the giveaway. Mike, please send your mailing address to me […]

Giveaway Winner


This gingerbread house was shared at Party in Your PJs link party.
How was your Thanksgiving, Dear Friends? Lots of turkey? Pumpkin Pie? We had 25 people for dinner. Half of them were 8 years old or younger — which made for some wild and crazy moments at times. But, they are the cutest ever kids because most of them were my […]

Party in Your PJs #134



Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran All in A Week is a great children's picture book about the love between a grandmother and granddaughter.
(Note: I was given a copy of this book to review but that did not influence my opinion.) When I was growing up, we didn’t visit my grandparents very often. We lived on a farm and had cows to milk. It was hard to find someone to milk our cows […]

Jo-Jo and Gran-Gran All in a Week!


Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning Material provides kids with hours of fun!
(Note: I was given a free set of the Top-Secret Mirror Cubes to review but that did not affect my opinion.) When I was young back in the Mesozoic Era, I loved reading the Hardy Boys books. (I was a tomboy and thought Nancy Drew was SUCH a sissy!) As […]

Top Secret Mirror Cubes from Lakeshore Learning


Party in your PJs is a Tuesday evening link party that starts at 7:00 p.m. (Mountain time) through Sunday night at midnight. Come and join in the fun!
Before I get down to partying with you fine folks, I would like to let everyone know that I’m holding a giveaway for a clever and cute children’s book. The book is Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup. It’s about a girl who has a Jewish grandmother and a Chinese one. Both […]

Party in Your PJs #133



Get your free printable for this Thanksgiving I Spy game.
When our kids were growing up, they loved the I Spy books. They loved the Where’s Waldo books. My grandkids love the I Spy books, too. And they (my grandkids) loved the Halloween I Spy activity that I made for them. So, I decided that I would make a Thanksgiving […]

Thanksgiving I Spy Game


The children's book Chicken Soup, Chicken Soup is a clever book that deals with a granddaughter caught between two grandmothers and their family traditions.
(Note: I received free copies of the books mentioned but that did not influence my opinion.) What happens when a man and a woman marry and they are from different cultures? Or different religions? How do they resolve those differences? And, how do those differences affect their children? In the […]

Clever Children’s Book


This was featured at the Party in Your PJs link party.
When I was in elementary school, summer break seemed to last forever. The Christmas break was deliciously long. I never felt time rushing by. Never. My, how my perspective has changed over the years. All of the tired clichés come to mind: in a blink of an eye; just yesterday; […]

Party in Your PJs #132