Monday, May 29, 2017

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Karen is the winner of one very cool EclipSmart Deluxe Solar Observing & Imaging Kit from Celeston - you'll find my full review at this link.  Thank you Karen for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by June 5, 2017, so I can have it sent to you) and thank you Celestron for sending a telescope for me to review and for making this kit available for me to give away.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Do Not Be Afraid!

What are you afraid of? Well, if you are like me the first thing you think of is spiders! I do not like those hideous creatures at all! In fact, I firmly believe the only good spider is a completely dead spider; so one of my rules when my children were growing up was, "Kill all spiders until they are dead and then kill them again!

One time when my now eight-year old grandson was three, he was at my house on a sleep-over. I saw a spider on the ceiling and, of course I screamed - "Aaaaahhhh!" Josiah looked up and said, "There's a spider on the ceiling, Poppa!" Poppa - and Josiah - killed the spider - Josiah said they were both brave - and of course I completely agree!

A few weeks ago I was in my kitchen working when my grandsons were over; I saw a spider and again, screamed. They all three ran for the kitchen saying; "Where is it? I want to see it!!!" They didn't even have to ask what was happening or why I screamed. They knew. And just so you know, there is no such thing as a "small" spider! 

I Have Two Winners & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Jennifer McLeod is the winner of the very funny book; Caring for Your Lion - you'll find my full review at this link and Nicole Lancaster is the winner of  <3 Origami  - you'll find my full review at this link. Thank you Jennifer and Nicole for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by June 4, 2017, so I can have them sent to you) and thank you Sterling Children's Books for sending them for me to review and give away.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Graduation . . . A Special Time to Pass Your Faith

No automatic alt text available.Graduation is upon us - teens graduating from high school and young adults graduating from college - this makes a wonderful opportunity for you to pass your faith to your graduating grandchildren. How might you do this, you ask? Consider the following ideas . . .

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Paula Michele Hafner is the winner of one Folkmanis Plush Loon Puppet - you'll find my full review at this link. Thank you Paula for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by June 2, 2017, so I can send it to you) and thank you Folkmanis for sending one for me to review and give away.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Heather W is the winner of The Gadget Inventor Handbook - you'll find my full review at this link. Thank you Heather for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com - by June 1, 2017, so I can 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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Your Words are Powerful - Use Them to Pass on a Heritage of Faith

A year ago I was invited to speak at a grandparenting conference in Minnesota - check this link to see what I had to say about how the way we see our grandchildren has a huge impact on the way they see themselves.

As grandparents we have the opportunity to impact our grandchildren in powerful ways - by the words we speak and the things we do. What do you do to pass on a heritage of faith to the children you love? Consider using Generations Quest to do exactly this - pass on a heritage of faith to the children you love! (Check it out at this link.)

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Priscilla Pursell is the winner of one Gabriela, the 2017 American Girl Doll Girl of the Year™ - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Priscilla for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 31, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to American Girl Dolls for sending one for me to review and give away.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

grandma's chuckles - "I'm Allergic to Magic Beans"

My three year old grandson was at my house yesterday and told me something very important. He said; "I am allergic to magic beans."

Finding this interesting, surprising and quite funny, I asked him why he thought he was allergic to them. He said; "They make me grow, grow, grow all the way to space and I hate them!:- 

Apparently he has been listening to the story, Jack and the Beanstalk! This is good for me to know! I guess magic beans will not be on this grandma's menu any time soon ;-)pix

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Terri Conner is the winner of the cute story - Hoot & Honk Just Can't Sleep - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Terri for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 30, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to Sterling Children's Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Pass on Your Faith with Generations Quest!

In just ten days it will be June 1st - and the perfect time to begin using Generations Quest with the children you love! You still have time to order and begin on June 1st . . . so why not order today?

Generations Quest will help you pass on a heritage of faith to the children you love - check it out and order it at this link!

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow!

I'm happy to say Gala is the winner of one Monopoly Game: Pok√©mon Johto Edition - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Gala for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 28, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to USAopoly for sending one for me to review and for making aother available for me to give away.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May is Photo Month!

The month of May is Photo Month . . . although, as a grandma, I firmly believe any and all months are "photo months" since all times are excellent times for photos!

So, along with being sure to get photos of your grandchildren, encourage them to take photos of themselves (or have their parents help with this) and then send them to you!

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway Tomorrow

I'm happy to say Jan Harpe is the winner of one of the adorable book, Big Little Hippo - you'll find my full review at the following link. Thank you Jan for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me (lyndagcj@gmail.com) by May 28, 2017, so I can have it sent to you. Thank you also to Sterling Children's Books for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.