Thursday, October 31, 2019

Make a Basket of Apples

Fall is apple time . . . time for apple pie, apple crumble, apple sauce, apples on their own . . . time for apples! But not all apples are for eating, so today I'm going to share with you a simple little apple which is fun to make and make a great decoration for any time of year!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Seven-Ingredient Cinnamon Rolls

My grandsons are most often quite the "fans" of cinnamon rolls, especially when I use my special cinnamon sprinkles I make with Spice House cinnamon, their vanilla sugar, their maple sugar and some regular sugar. This weekend when my grandsons are over for their sleepover, I am going to see about making some! I looked on-line and found a simple recipe for homemade cinnamon rolls - I will double the recipe!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Fun Science Project

My grandsons love science projects . . . one reason I included science projects in my curriculum - Generations Quest - Cultivate the Faith! They are such an engaging, "hands-on" and memorable way to help my grandsons learn important things. So, I am always on the watch for new projects which I can try with my grandsons.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Memorable Ways to Focus Upon Developing Eyes of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is just a month and a few days away. In the days leading up to this day where we tend to particularly focus upon being thankful, take time to be thankful - to look around you with "eyes of gratitude"; and consider challenging your grandchildren to do the same.

To help you with this, try one - or more of the following ideas . . .

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

It is National Make a Dog's Day

Today is National Make a Dog's Day and since my husband and I have three "grand-dogs" we love, I guess today is a fun day to celebrate! If you have a dog you love or are thinking about adding a dog to your family, today is a day to celebrate!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

crafting with grandma - Sweet Wire Angel Ornaments

wire angel tutorialChristmas is just ten weeks away!!! Yes, just ten weeks and the time is certain to fly. Since it is getting chilly outside - been in the 40's and low 50's for the past few days (which in the Spring seems like a heat wave, but here in the Fall is downright chilly!), so with the chilly weather and the calendar where they are, my thoughts turn towards Christmas! If you are planning to make any gifts for people on your list . . . and/or items to decorate your own home, now is definitely the time to be working on these projects! 

With this in mind, I was browsing on Pinterest - and found a wonderful angel craft! It is wonderful for several reasons: it is inexpensive. Definitely wonderful! It is simple to make. Definitely wonderful! It is adorable. Definitely wonderful!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

I Have a Winner

I am happy to say Teresa Maddox is the winner in my you choose book giveaway. (You will find the review at this link.) Thank you Teresa for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me at by October 15, 2019 so I am able to have Santa's Prayer sent to you.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

I Love You . . . All of the Time, All of the Time

I originally wrote this post four years ago - today I was reminded of it and thought I'd share it with you again . . . it is still all true . . . all of the time!

My grandsons are over - had a sleep-over last night. Caleb went to sleep in my arms and as he was settling down I said, "I love you . . . all of the time!" To which he said; "All of the time!" and I said, "All of the time!"

When I tell the boys I love them - which I do often - I usually follow it up with, "All of the time!" This is the truth. I love them when they are cute, sweet and so much fun to be around! "All of the time!" 

Monday, October 7, 2019

Get Your Free Kindle Copy Today

Today, October 7, 2019 through Friday, October 11, 2019 you are able to get for free the Kindle copy of my new book - The DNA of Grandparents & Parents who Hand Down the Faith. You will find it at this link - please download your free copy and tell the parents and grandparents you know, so they are able to get a copy for free as well.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Two Book Reviews & One Book Giveaway - You Choose!

I recently received two wonderful new books for children from Sterling Children's Books which I and my grandsons reviewed - I am very happy to let you know about them today and announce a fun giveaway - if you win, you will be able to choose one of the two to be yours!

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It is National Homemade Cookie Day!

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 share a recipe with you for applesauce cookies on Homemade Cookie Day.

I live in Michigan - apple country! We have apples, lots of apples at roadside stands and in the stores, so of course I have apples at home! I found this recipe on-line - consider making a batch for your family.