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

Welcome to the Word of the Day where people are encouraged to improve their vocabulary by learning these great and fun words!
Do you have a bosom buddy? A friend that is closer than your shadow? Someone who you share secrets with, laugh with, cry with, joke with? Someone who knows about all of your warts, your inner fears, your dark secrets, and the fact that (gasp!) you hate red beets? If […]

Word of the Day: Cater-Cousin

Sammy's Broken Leg by Judith Mandell is a children's picture book.
(NOTE: I was given a copy of this book for review. However, all opinions are my own.) My memory isn’t what it used to be. Le sigh, as the French might say. Our youngest son broke his finger. I think. I can’t remember. Or was it his elbow? I also remember […]

Sammy’s Broken Leg and the Amazing Cast That Fixed It!