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When I’m in the middle of wrapping Christmas present, I need labels. I dig around in my box that holds the bows and labels. I find bows. Lots! But. Where. Are. The. Labels? I KNOW I bought some last year at the after Christmas sales. I know I did! Didn’t I? I […]

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The children's book shows that girls can be super heroes, too! A must read for all girls.
(NOTE: I was given a copy of this book to review. But all of my opinions are mine.) Have you heard about the ‘Disney princess effect’? In a nutshell, it is how the Disney princesses impact young girls by subtly teaching them that their worth is based more on their physical […]

Nina the Neighborhood Ninja


Grandma Nina with her granddaughters.
I’ve had lots of fun lately with the grandkids. We made washi tape ornaments, puffy gingerbread men ornaments, and spiral snowmen crafts. We’ve even read some good books. I just had to pause on Saturday to have my picture taken with two of my granddaughters. Natalie wore the frames to her […]

Party In Your PJs #136



These washi tape Christmas tree ornaments are the easiest ever to make!
(Note: I was given given the products to make this Christmas ornament from the Oriental Trading Company in exchange for writing about my experience. However, all opinions are my own.) Lots of the fun at Christmas time is making decorations for your home and tree. There’s lots of satisfaction for […]

Super Easy Washi Tape Christmas Ornament


The children's picture book Baroque with Joy by Suzanne Brown is a fabulous introduction to baroque music!
(Note: I was given a free copy of Baroque with Joy but that did not influence my opinion.) While growing up, my exposure to classical music was sorely lacking. (But then, what do you expect for someone born in the Mesozoic era?) I vowed that it would be different with […]

Baroque with Joy


Free printable to make this super easy gingerbread Christmas ornament in mere minutes.
The other day, I made some fun puffy gingerbread men Christmas ornaments with my darling granddaughters. This is a great activity to do with your grandkids at your family Christmas party. It doesn’t take much of your time to prepare for it. It is super inexpensive. And it’s easy to […]

Puffy Gingerbread Man Craft



Reading Incentive Kits are amazing! They are highly effective and incentivize children to read. Your non-reader will increase reading skills and comprehension all the while he develops a love of reading. Check them out!
Our grandson’s birthday is tomorrow. In talking with his mom about what present to get him, she said, “He doesn’t need any more toys!” Come on! He’s turning 7. Don’t kids that age still need toys? So now I’m struggling to figure out what to get him for his birthday. And, […]

Reading Incentive Kits Make Terrific Presents!


This wreath craft was shared at the Party in Your PJs link party.
It’s December. (Where has this year gone?) This is such a wonderful time of year. The lights, the decorations, the yummy food, all of the holiday activities, the anticipation. It’s so easy to get stressed out at this time of year. (Been there. Done that.) However, I hope that you […]

Party in Your PJs #135


I’ve mentioned before how much my kids and grandkids like the I Spy books. (Remember that I created a Halloween I Spy and a Thanksgiving I Spy activity? I hope you had a chance to print them up and use them!) Well. We have a new season. A new upcoming […]

Christmas I Spy