Grandma Ideas Link Party 18

Before we This is a picture of me, my siblings, and my mother. Today is her birthday. Happy Birthday, Mom. I love you lots!get to my link party, I want to wish my mother a happy birthday. Today, she turns 89 years old.

She is a phenomenal person — she pieces together the most beautiful quilts ever! She’s a great cook. She is a fabulous homemaker.

Best of all, she’s a wonderful mother. I’m so glad that she lives only 5 minutes away.

I wish that we could have lived closer while my children were growing up. Sigh. However, now she can enjoy her grandchildren as well as her great-grandchildren. (She lives much closer, now, to more family that she did when her grandchildren were growing up.)

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Make a Photo Collage in a Matter of Minutes

My daughterIsn't this a fabulous photo? Make it -- an other creative ones, too -- with FotoJet.com. You can easily and quickly make photo collages in a matter of minutes. And, it's FREE! calls me ‘Grandma Paparazzi.’

And for a good reason.

I’m always pulling out my camera — or iPhone — and snapping pictures of my EXTREMELY photogenic grandchildren.

They are so dang cute that I just can’t help myself.

If you’re anything like me, you have a plethora of pictures of your little sweetie pies! And what can you do with all of those photos? Why, create a photo collage! It’s simple and easy using FotoJet — you can create a fun collage in a matter of minutes.

(Like the picture above. Isn’t that fingerprint design clever?) Continue reading

Announcing Giveaway Winners

The Hand on the Mirror is an intriguing book of a woman's paranormal experience. Read it now!Are you ready, folks, to hear who won the giveaway for a free copy of the book The Hand on the Mirror?

Can I get a drum roll, please?

That sounds great!

I am very pleased to announce that Phyllis Bruff is the lucky winner of my giveaway! Wahoo!

Phyllis, please send me your mailing address so that I can have the good folks at Grand Central Publishing send you your free book. Send it to nina (at) grandmaideas (dot) com.

Thank you to all of you who entered. I appreciate your participation.

Just a heads up… there will be another giveaway soon… for a totally different type of book… so stay tuned!

Also, don’t forget to participate in my link party. It ends at midnight tonight.

Some wonderful people are sharing great ideas! Hope to see you there.

Grandma Ideas Link Party 17

Yesterday, Come add a link of two at Grandma Ideas Sharing Time Link Party.my student employees gave me some flowers. (For those of you who don’t know, I manage two computer labs at a university.)

They were so thoughtful and kind — even though the flowers were left over from a photo shoot. Even though they were slightly droopy and slightly brown around the edges. It didn’t matter. It was the thought that counted. Continue reading

Play a Wild Game of Spoons

Our kids Spoons is a fun --  and wild -- card game for the whole family!love to play the card game Spoons. When they were young, they especially had fun playing it with the extended family. We spent many hours at Grandma’s house playing this game.

I can’t wait for our little grandkids to get a little bit older so that we can play with them. (However, I’m thinking that maybe, just maybe, we can play it with those little rascals at our family reunion in July. . . )

I want to share the game with you, Dear Reader, so that you can enjoy playing it with your family, too.

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