Party in Your PJs #104

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!Welcome to Party in Your PJs #104!

My how time flies between parties. It seems like one just started when it’s time for the next one.

If any of you, Dear Readers, have any magic potion that makes time stand still, I would certainly love some! It seems like the days are dashing by at break-neck speed.

How is a body supposed to accomplish everything she wants to when time is traveling at Mack 5 speed?

But, I’ll tell you what. Seeing all of the amazing things shared at our link party sure makes life delightful. Continue reading

Man Oh Man! What a Great Cookbook!

LuLu's Kitchen - A Taste of The Gulf Coast Good Life is a fabulous cookbook with fabulous recipes and yummy pictures! You've just got to check it out!(Note: I was given a free copy of this cookbook to review. This did not influence my opinion.)

I want to share 2 little stories with you before I start talking about LuLu’s Kitchen: A Taste of The Gulf Coast Good Life.

Years ago when our kids were teenagers, I tried a new recipe. It was a hamburger casserole — scalloped potatoes with hamburger. I got interrupted while it was in the oven. Like for an hour. When I took the casserole out, it was way overcooked. My family did not eat it. For days afterwards, my kids referred to the casserole as potato chips and jerky.

I never made that recipe again. Continue reading

Word of the Day – Irenic

Welcome to the Word of the Day on Grandma Ideas where people are encouraged to improve their vocabulary by learning these great and fun words!Today’s word is an extremely useful word. One that parents could easily use a hundred times a day. Grandparents could use it a lot, too, depending on whether or not their grandchildren are around them (and each other) much.

Today’s word of an-indeterminate-amount-of-time is irenic (pronounced eye-ree-nic with a long I and E sound).

Before I share its definition, let’s review our Greek mythology a wee bit, shall we? Continue reading

Party in Your PJs #102

The trees lining our driveway are in full bloom. I love them!Last week, we got a letter from our oldest grandson. It was a fun letter because it told why he loved the different seasons.

I wrote back and told him what I loved about them. I told him that I love spring because the trees that line our driveway are in bloom.

Don’t you think they look lovely?

Knowing that when we bought the property it was just an alfalfa field makes my heart swell with happiness to see how beautiful it is now.

What do YOU love about spring?

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Help Granddaughters Shine and Sparkle

Shine brightly and Sparkle are excellent Christian-based magazines for girls in the first grade through the eighth.(NOTE: I was given free copies of the magazines SHINE brightly and Sparkle for review. However, that did not influence my opinion.)

Today’s magazines for girls are filled with pictures of super skinny models who have perfect complexions, perfect hair, and perfect bodies. The message that those pictures send perfectly messes up a girl’s view of her own body image.

Because teens struggle with low self-esteem, they are at risk for becoming teen mothers, for developing anorexia or bulimia, for starting to smoke, and for abusing alcohol.

Why can’t magazines focus on what type of a woman that a girl is BECOMING and help her develop into that woman instead of just focusing on her physical appearance? Continue reading

Party in Your PJs #101

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!We spent last weekend in St. George, Utah.

The house we stayed at had a swimming pool. The water was a tad too chilly for me so my husband turned up its heater.

Ahhhhh. Warm water. A sunny afternoon. So relaxing! I wanted to stay there longer but I had to be back to work. Sigh.

While spring is trying to make an appearance (at one time snow was in the forecast for Thursday), let’s warm things up by having a great party!

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