Friday, October 20, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 20, 2017 - NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible

Giving a Bible as a Christmas gift is not only a great idea, but it makes for a truly meaningful gift which whomever you give it to will use every day. And, if the person on your gift list is someone who enjoys coloring . . . especially a teen or adult who has taken up coloring, the NIV, Beautiful Word Coloring Bible, which Zondervan sent me for review, makes the perfect gift!

Jurassic Quest & a Family 4-Pack Giveaway on October 27, 2017

Do the children you love think dinosaurs are cool? 
My grandsons are great fans of dinos - especially my six-year-old grandson! So, when I learned Jurassic Quest was coming to Grand Rapids, MI, I had to find out if it was possible to review it. I'm so happy to say not only are they allowing a review, but are providing one family 4-pack of tickets for me to give away (for use in Grand Rapids, MI only - November 3-5, 2017)

If you have not heard yet about Jurassic Quest, you may be wondering what it is, so please allow me to introduce you to an opportunity for your family to create amazing memories . . . with dinosaurs!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Three Day Extension to grandma's cookie jar Cookie Recipe Contest!

Yes, I'm going to extend the time for submitting and sharing your favorite cookie recipe by three days . . . until October 22, 2017! Then on Monday, October 23, 2017 we will begin the first round of voting for our favorite cookie recipe.

So, what is your favorite cookie?  Toll House? Peanut Butter? A big Monster Cookie? When you make cookies at your house, what do you bake most often? Oatmeal cookies? Sugar Cookies? Your own special recipe?

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 19, 2017 - We Wish for a Monster Christmas

I was recently invited by Sterling Children's Books to review some new titles - one sounded so fun I had to accept . . . and I'm so glad I did!

We all know the old Christmas Carol, "We Wish You a Merry Christmas", well . . . the book I'm writing about today is a clever and fun "take" on this old song . . . with the addition of monsters . . . something my grandsons will enjoy for sure!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

What is Your Favorite Cookie?

What is your favorite cookie? Toll House? Peanut Butter? A big Monster Cookie? When you make cookies at your house, what do you bake most often? Oatmeal cookies? Sugar Cookies? Your own special recipe?

Today - yes today, October 18, 2017, is the last day to share your favorite cookie recipe in our grandma's cookie jar Cookie Recipe Contest. Starting tomorrow we will be voting on the recipes submitted (and so far we only have four) and whichever recipe receives the most votes the person who shared it will win a photo cookie jar!

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 18, 2017 - Mickey Mouse Puppet

I am so happy to share with you today about the very special giveaway - a Folkmanis Mickey Mouse Puppet! This is no small puppet . . . this Mickey Mouse measures 22 x 15 x 22 inches (LxWxH)! I actually wanted to keep it, but my grandsons are past the age where they want to play with Mickey Mouse and I knew if I put it in my Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway, some child would receive it and be so happy to have it. So, today I'm announcing one of my favorite giveaways for this year . . . one Folkmanis Mickey Mouse Puppet!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Please Share Your Favorite Cookie Recipe & Applesauce Cookies

It is my firm belief most, if not all, of the people who read grandma's cookie jar are people who bake cookies - at least from time to time. So, I thought it would be fun to have a favorite cookie recipe contest . . . and arranged for a special prize for the person who shared the winning recipe.

But, with only today and tomorrow to go, for submitting a recipe, only four people have shared a favorite cookie recipe. 

If you have been planning to share your favorite cookie recipe, and I hope you have, but just have not done so yet, you only have today - October 17, 2017 and tomorrow - October 18, 2017 to share your recipe.

Monday, October 16, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 16, 2017 - God's Great Love for You

I clearly love books and am always happy for the opportunity to review and give away excellent book - today is a very happy day as the book I'm writing about is excellent - and, in my opinion, is one of the best giveaways for this year's Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Pray For Your Children & Grandchildren Today

3 John 1:4 is so true for all of us who are focused upon being intentional Christian grandparents (and parents, too!) Today if your children and grandchildren are walking with God, take time to thank God for how He is working in their lives and pray and ask Him to draw them closer to Him.

Today if your children and grandchildren are not walking with God, take time to thank God for how He is working in their lives and pray and ask Him to draw them closer to Him. God hears, listens and absolutely answers our prayers!   

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 15, 2017 - Photo Cup

My morning routine typically begins with cooking breakfast and making coffee for my family. I love sipping my coffee from a mug or cup with photos on it of the people I love. Over the years I've collected a number of photo mugs, but recently the photos have started rubbing/chipping off. Very sad to see this.

So, I thought maybe I'd give the plastic photo cups from Shutterfly a try and ordered a couple. Today I'm happy to let you know about these cups.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 14, 2017 - 'Twas the Evening of Christmas

Last week I was invited to review some new book releases from Zonderkidz - they arrived this morning and I love these two books so much, I had to share one of them with you today! This book is a lot of fun - and a great way to review the account of Jesus' birth - perfect for Christmas for sure!

Friday, October 13, 2017

It Arrived . . . & You Have Time to Enter grandma's cookie jar's Cookie Recipe Contest!

I know what I will be doing tomorrow. My grandsons are coming over tonight for a sleep-over, and since my new photo cookie jar arrived today, tomorrow we will be making cookies! I think we will make peanut butter, chocolate chip cookies - they are the Toll House recipe, but I use half the butter called for and replace the other half with peanut butter. Makes a very tasty cookie!

So, this is a great time to ask you to please enter grandma's cookie jar's Cookie Recipe Contest by sharing your favorite cookie recipe - just post it below. Why is this a great time to ask you to please share your recipe? Because there are only five more days for you to share your recipe - the contest closes on the 18th of October and whoever submits the winning recipe will receive a photo cookie jar of their own!

You have time to enter . . . please do!

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 13, 2017 - Goodnight, Little Bot

Around this grandma's house, robots are well liked. The younger grandsons like stories about robots and my older grandson is interested in building robots, so when Sterling Children's Books invited me to review their new book about a little robot, I was pretty sure my grandsons would enjoy the book.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2017 Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway - November 11, 2017 - NIV Journal Bible for Girls

I absolutely believe Bibles make amazing gifts - any time of the year, but especially for Christmas. Last year in my Christmas Gift Review & Giveaway I was able to review and giveaway the new NIV Journal Bible for Girls from Zonderkidz, and I'm very happy to say I have another one to give away this year!