This patriotic bird house was featured at the link party Party in Your PJs.
I am not a very patient person. Especially when I’m waiting for warm weather to come. I’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting for spring weather to come to my neck of the woods. But we have had weeks of overcast, chilly, and rainy weather. You’d think that we lived […]

Party in Your PJs #159


Here are directions to make the easiest ever piñata!
Have you ever made paper mache with flour and water? It is one of the messiest activities EVER!! Yuck! And it takes so long for it to dry that you can’t complete your craft very quickly. We were babysitting the grandkids a little while ago and I decided on the […]

Easiest Ever Piñata!


This lemon cake was featured at the Party in Your PJs link party.
I got the most exciting Mother’s Day present. Our daughter told us that she is expecting! Wahoo! Double wahoo! That is down right the best news ever. She has had a hard time getting pregnant. But this time is different. No endless doctor appointments. No outrageously expensive medicines or procedures. […]

Party in Your PJs #158



Zipper bracelets are a super easy craft that tween and teen girls love to make!
(NOTE:Because of the skill level needed to make these zipper bracelets, this craft is best for tween and teen granddaughters. However, I don’t have granddaughters that age. So, I made these bracelets with my granddaughters ages 7 and 3. Even though I did all the putting together, they still had […]

Zipper Bracelets – A Fun Craft For Tween and Teen ...


This mason jar succulent pot craft was featured at Party in Your PJs.
Last week I went to a quilting expo in Salt Lake City. (That expo is quickly becoming my favorite activity to go to!) There were lots and lots of beautiful quilts there!  I am in awe of the skill and talent that those women had to piece the quilt top […]

Party in Your PJs #157


Five Crowns is a great family game -- especially for tweens and teens!
Our family loves to play games. And the fun thing is that our oldest grandchild is ‘discovering’ the games in our game closet. He has 2 favorites: Yatzee and Flash. Instead of heading to the toys when he comes, he now heads for the games. And he wants to play […]

Five Crowns – A Terrific Card Game for Tweens and ...



These lollipop flowers were featured at the Party in Your PJs link party.
As many of you know, I work at a university. Last week was finals. Then came graduation. I am responsible for all of the AV for our College’s convocation. Plus a few other details like lights at the speaker’s podium, making sure the risers are all even and level, that […]

Party in Your PJs #156


Have some crazy fun with tweens and teens by having a pancake art activity!
First, a little back story. I work at a university. I currently employ 19 students. Last week was finals. Did you ever go to college? And take finals? Ugh! That’s how my student employees were feeling. So, I had an idea. Fix them breakfast! College students love free food, right? […]

Crazy Fun For Teens: Pancake Art


This was featured in my Party in Your PJs link party.
Today’s word of the day: pluvious. Pluvious is an adjective that means rainy. Today is pluvious. Yesterday was pluvious. Weather predictions indicate it will be pluvious for the rest of the week. That makes for a soggy day in the neighborhood. Today, I’m pretending that I live in Seattle — and […]

Party in Your PJs #155