Be the Parent Please is a fabulous book that helps parents be in control of the technology in their home.
(Note: I was given a copy of this book for review but my opinions are my own.) First, let me share a little experience that I had. A young family (a father, mother, and two young sons) visited my husband and I. It was a lovely summer day. We were […]

Be The Parent Please Book Review


This was featured at Party in Your PJs link party.
Have you heard of #Light the World? The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons) is sponsoring this idea. It is to help people to make time in their lives to serve, lift, and help others. They have a calendar called 25 Ways, 25 Days that you can download […]

Party in Your PJs #187


Grandma Ideas announces the winner of her giveaway.
Many thanks for your interest in Elephant Books via your entry in the recent Elephant Books – Grandma Ideas Holiday Giveaway! Congratulations to our winner Michael R! Although your entry was not selected, it’s not too late to gift your favorite little one a book club subscription certain to create wonderful […]

Giveaway Winner!



Make this super easy Christmas candle craft with kids. Kids love making them!
One of the things that I really enjoy about Christmas are the lights. I love the lights on threes and bushes, on the eaves of houses, around windows, and especially on Christmas trees! Our little community has light displays that they float on our little pond. The lights reflect on […]

Easy Christmas Candle Craft


Curse of the Coloring Book by Howard L. Hibbard is a novel inspired by a true story.
(Note: I was given a copy of this book for review but my opinions are my own.) “None of us will be right when we get back home. This war has infected us all . . . It’s like having a monkey on your back. We all carry ‘Nam baboons.” In […]

Curse of the Coloring Book


This was featured at Party in Your PJs link party.
How is your holiday shaping up? Our tree is up — and finally decorated. Our Christmas decorations are up. (I still need to put away the boxes . . .) My seven nativity sets are up. One is a plaster of Paris set that I made the first Christmas we […]

Party in Your PJs #186



This reindeer craft for kids is SUPER easy for them to make!
(NOTE: I was given this craft by the Oriental Trading Company but all opinions are my own.) I love the color red. And the color white. Especially at Christmas time! So when I saw this little reindeer craft with adorable red and white candy cane antlers and a red and […]

Super Easy Reindeer Craft


Making jewelry is easy with products from Oriental Trading Company!
(NOTE: I was given these jewelry making products from the Oriental Trading Company. But, all opinions are my own.) There are lots of glittering things during the Christmas holiday — lights, ornaments, candles, snow. That is great! However, it’s a lot more fun when the sparkle is a holiday bracelet […]

Add Some Sparkle to Your Holidays and Make Jewelry!


This was featured at Party in Your PJs link party.
How was everybody’s Thanksgiving? Lots of turkey? Mashed potatoes and gravy? And pies, pies, pies? Yum! We had a delightful time. We didn’t have many come over but were so grateful for those that did! All of the food was yummy and we enjoyed visiting, playing, and crafting together. And […]

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