Grandma Ideas Link Party 36

Our carpet is being re-stretched so our house is all in a jumble.We needed to have the carpet re-stretched in two of our bedrooms and the hallway.

That means we had to take everything out of those rooms.

Which means everything has to be stashed in other rooms.

Which means here are the guts of my office. Laying on the floor of my exercise room.

It’s just a tad tricky to do things on the computer. (Am I worried that I can’t exercise? Not at all!)

The carpet has been fixed. Now, I need to put everything back into place. Sigh . . . Continue reading

Yet Another Dice Game

Kids of all ages enjoy playing this dice game called War! It's super, super easy to learn.Raise your hand if you like playing dice games.

Thank you. I love playing them, too.

While I was growing up, Yahtzee was a favorite game that our family played. We’d play for hours on a lazy hot summer afternoon.

My sister and I also played the card game War. Have you?

So I’m thinking, “Why not play war using dice instead of cards?”

Why not, indeed!

Here’s how you can play War using dice. Continue reading

Grandma Ideas Link Party 35

This lovely pink bike is by a lovely jewelry store in Cape May, New Jersey. Cape May has a lovely walking street district with wonderful stores and sites to see.Earlier this summer after I went to a conference in Philadelphia, my husband and I explored New Jersey. We spent some time in Cape May.

What a delightful city! It has a section that is walking-only. No motorized vehicles allowed!

I loved exploring there. There were such interesting shops and sites to see. I fell in love with this pink bike in front of a pink home with pink flowers in front of it. Charming, indeed! If you are ever in the area, I highly recommend you stop in and spend a while in this wonderful city. Continue reading

Edible Art

Edible art is a sure fire kid-pleasing activity to do -- and then eat!I’m not an artist. If I drew a stick figure it would be immediately rushed to the emergency room for life saving efforts.

However, it doesn’t matter what type of an artist you are when you do edible art. ALL artistic efforts are acceptable — and edible!

The idea behind this art activity is to have fun ‘painting,’ to see how your painting turns out once it’s toasted, and then enjoy to eating your creation.

And the best part is that you probably already have all of the necessary supplies. You probably won’t need to purchase anything. Simply gather your supplies and your  grandchildren in your kitchen and have at it. Continue reading

Celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day

Drink some chocolate milk to celebrate National Chocolate Milk Day September 27.When I was in grade school back in the Mesozoic Era, we got a small carton of milk in the afternoons. (Milk does a body good, you know. Even back then!)

On very rare occasions, we would get chocolate milk instead of regular white milk.

Chocolate milk was such a treat!

That’s when I fell in love with chocolate milk.

That’s why I whole-heartedly support National Chocolate Milk Day that is on September 27. Continue reading

Super Easy Votive Craft for Tweens and Teens

Here is a super easy and super cheap votive tea light craft that you can do with tween and teen girls.Do you have a tween or teen-aged granddaughter?

Want a craft that you can do with her that is easy and inexpensive?

(Well duh! I’d rather do a super hard and super expensive craft with my granddaughter said no one ever!)

Now that I’ve gotten that all settled, lemme tell you about a craft that your granddaughters will love doing with you. I call it the do-it-with-duct-tape-votive-craft. Or, votive craft for short.

Oh, by the way. I did not receive any Duct Tape products for doing this craft. Nor did I receive any remuneration from them. In fact, the great folks at Duct Tape aren’t even aware that I even exist. (They sure are missing out if you ask me!) Continue reading