Saturday, November 18, 2017

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 19, 2017

I'm happy to say Elizabeth Brooks is the winner of one  Folkmanis Mickey Mouse Puppet (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 24, 2017 - so I am able to send it to you) and thank you Folkmanis for sending one for me to review and give away!

Friday, November 17, 2017

grandma's Clay Pot Snowman

Christmas is just one month and eight days away . . . not very long actually. So, if you like to make gifts for people you love, and like to help your grandchildren do the same, check this idea for clay pot snowmen. It is a fun craft and one you could have your grandchildren make - even smaller ones - to give to their teachers.

Over the years I've made a number of different types of snowmen to decorate with and give as gifts, but this clay pot snowman is my personal all-time favorite snowman! 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

God Knew What He Was Doing . . .

Far too often this world makes our grandchildren think they are "less than", or need to be something other than who God created them to be if they are to find true "happiness". But, the truth is God knew what He was doing when He created them - He did not make any mistakes at all! They are exactly who God created them to be and they are full of value - be sure to communicate this truth to them on a regular basis.

(This photo is from Grandmas with Heart - please check them out at this link and share them with the people you know.)

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Two Days on November 18, 2017

I'm happy to say Tarter95 is the winner of God's Great Love for You (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 22, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Zonderkidz for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Remember; Those Small Things are Often Really Big Things!

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, think about the things in your lifetime which meant the most to you. It is very possible, many of those were "small" things - the time someone called you when you needed encouragement, the smile on your child's/grandchild's face, the time your spouse surprised you with flowers, the hugs from your grandblessings! These things - and many more - are "small" things, which mean so much to you.

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 16, 2017

I'm happy to say Paula Michele Hafner is the winner of one  Shutterfly Photo Cup (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you Paula for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 21, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Shutterfly for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

He is Faithful!

Life has it's difficult times for all of us, but through it all, God is always faithful! Share with your grandchildren how God has been faithful in the past, what He does to show His faithfulness now and how you know He will be faithful tomorrow.

This photo is from Grandmas with Heart - please check them out at this link and share them with the people you know.

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 15, 2017

I'm happy to say Tina (who posted about the gingerbread tradition) is the winner of 'Twas the Evening of Christmas  (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you Tina for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address -  lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 20, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Zonderkidz for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Which Cookie Do You Like Best?

The voting just closed in the third week of round one of voting - Sarah's White Chocolate Pretzel Cookies received the most votes. We are ready to move to our final week of voting - whoever submitted the cookie recipe which receives the most votes will win the photo cookie jar from Personalization Mall!

You may vote for either White Chocolate Pretzel Cookies - submitted by Sarah Yurga (you'll find it at this link) Shirley's Peanut Butter Cookies - submitted by Tina (you'll find it at this linkJennifer M's Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies or 
Leela's Dark Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Pecan Cookies  (you will find both of the recipes at this link). 

So, which of these cookie recipes do you like the best?

Redeem the Days - Hand Down a Heritage of Faith!

We grandmas know something our adult children do not . . . we know how quickly children grow up. Our grandchildren are growing up - very quickly. Take time today to pray for them to grow to be people who love and walk with God and make it a point this week to share with them what you do to love and walk with God.

This photo is from Grandmas with Heart - please check them out at this link and share them with the people you know.

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 14, 2017

I'm happy to say Sarah Yurga is the winner of Goodnight, Little Bot (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you Sarah for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 19, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Sterling Children's Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Kutless - Alpha / Omega - My Review & a Giveaway on November 22, 2017

I was recently invited to review a new CD from Kutless - Alpha / Omega. I did not really know much about this band - or thought I did not - but thought they were probably a "metal" type band, which members of my family enjoy, so I said I'd do it. (I thought I could always have them help me by listening to it and letting me know what people who like Metal thought of it.)

I was in for a huge surprise - a wonderful surprise when I listened to it . . . I sing most of the songs on the CD in church! Songs like "Your Great Name", "Strong Tower" and "Your Love Awaken Me" are some of my favorite worship songs! Not metal - worship!

So, today I'm extremely happy to let you know what I think of Kutless Alpha / Omega and announce a special giveaway as well!

Grandchildren - Fill Our Hearts With Love & Joy

Yes! Our grandchildren fill our hearts with love - and joy! Take time this week to write a note - draw a little picture of something you especially love about how God made your grandchildren so special - mail it to them! They will love getting mail and love the personal note!

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow on November 13, 2017

I'm happy to say Heather W is the winner of the NIV Journal Bible for Girls (You will find the review and details for entering the giveaway at this link.) Thank you Heather for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by November 18, 2017 - so I am able to have it sent to you) and thank you Zondervan for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!