Sunday, December 15, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Scrabble World of Harry Potter Board Game

Christmas is just ten days away, but if you are still looking for a gift for someone on your list, consider this special twist to an old classic game - Scrabble World of Harry Potter Board Game. USAopoly sent me one to review and if you have a family member who is a fan of Harry Potter, this is a game they will enjoy for sure.

Create-your-own Chicken-add-in Soup

Easy 30-Minute Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup - Classic, comforting, and tastes just like grandma made but way easier and faster!! This soup is AMAZING and it'll be your new favorite recipe!!My grandsons were at my house today and I decided to make chicken noodle soup, but after thinking how different grandsons enjoyed their soup in different ways, I thought of a way to add a touch of fun - Create-your-own Chicken-add-in Soup! It is very simple - just used broth and noodles - with some herb de provence - to make a basic noodle soup. Then I made some chicken, cooked mushrooms, onion, carrot, set out more spices and let everyone create their own chicken noodle soup!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Sometimes Handing Down the Faith is Simple - & Fun

When it comes to handing down the faith to my grandsons, I of course talk with them about why they are able to know God is real and trust His Word with confidence. I help them learn to talk with God and model what it looks like to love, know and walk with God. All important, essential parts of handing down the faith. But, there are also times where I plan something simple and fun to help them learn to show their faith by showing love and appreciation to others.

This past weekend we worked on making 60 simple, fun snowman ornaments and last night they gave them to the Wednesday night Children's Ministry volunteers at our church. I want my grandsons to be quick to appreciate those who help them - especially those who volunteer their time to do so. Making these ornaments was a simple and fun way for them to do this.


If you would like to help your grandchildren make these ornaments for the volunteers at your church or neighbors, teachers at school, local firefighters or police or shut ins, you will need the following . . . 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Give a Gift Which Makes a Real & Lasting Impact

Christmas is just around the corner, if giving books is part of your gift-giving tradition, or if you would like to give your grandchildren a gift which truly makes a difference and will help them learn to walk with God, consider this book  . . .

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Fun Diaries from Fine Print Publishing & a Giveaway

My eight-year old grandson told me about some interesting books a few weeks back, so I contacted the publisher to see if they might be available for review - last week I received a box with five of the books in it, so today I'm very happy to let you know about the books - and announce a giveaway for some of them.

I Have a Winner

I am happy to say Leela is the winner of Audubon Birds Page-A-Day Calendar 2020 (you will find my review at this link.)

Thank you Leela for reading grandma's cookie jar; please email me by December 10, 2019 at lyndagcj@gmail.com, so I am able to forward your address to the publisher as they will send it to you.

Thank you also to Workman Calendars for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Audubon Birds Page-A-Day Calendar - I'm Giving One Away

I'm very happy to share with you a lovely page-a-day calendar which makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift for the person on your gift list who enjoys watching birds - the Audubon Birds Page-A-Day Calendar from Workman.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

I Have a Winner

I am happy to say Karin Wilde Berry is the winner of Paper Airplane Fold-a-Day 2020 Calendar (you will find my review at this link.)

Thank you Karin for reading grandma's cookie jar; please email me by December 6, 2019 at lyndagcj@gmail.com, so I am able to forward your address to the publisher as they will send it to you.

Thank you also to Andrews McMeel Publishing for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Clothespin Snowman Ornament

We were surprised yesterday morning to discover 3.6 inches of snow fell while we were sleeping Saturday night, so, since my grandsons spent the night, Sunday afternoon they had to go out and build snowmen - lots of them!

This reminded me of a fun craft we did a few years ago - and I thought I'd share it with you. If you are looking for a fun idea to do with your grandchildren for  Christmas which even your youngest grandchildren will be able to do, check out this fun clothespin snowman.

I Have a Winner

I am happy to say Teresa Maddox is the winner of Dog Shaming 2020 Day-to-Day Calendar (you will find my review at this link.)

Thank you Teresa for reading grandma's cookie jar; please email me at lyndagcj@gmail.com, so I am able to forward your address to the publisher as they will send it to you.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

I Have a Winner

I'm happy to say Tammy Jewell Greer is the winner of one Praying Deeper Through the Psalms for Children - you will find my review at this link. Thank you Tammy for reading grandma's cookie jar - please email me your address at lyndagcj@gmail.com by December 4, 2019 so I am able to send it to you.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Christmas 2019 - CLUE: Scooby Doo! Board Game

When I was a child we always received board games for Christmas. After we all opened our games we would spend a good portion of the rest of the day around the table playing each others new games. I remember one year I received "Go for Broke" (the opposite of Monopoly) and my sister received "Careers" (which I thought was SO much fun!) Of course we also had games which were the "family's games", such as Life, Monopoly, Scrabble and Clue. I especially loved Clue, so today I am so happy to share with you about a "new" take on the old classic game of Clue - and recommend it as a fun buy for Christmas.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas 2019 - More Day-to-Day Calendars & Another Giveaway!

Yesterday I was very happy to share with you two Day-to-Day Calendars from Andrew McMeel and announced a giveaway for one. Today I am delighted to share with you three more of their wonderful calendars and one more giveaway as well!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Christmas 2019 - Day-to-Day Calendars - I'm Giving One Away!

If you are looking for a personal, unique gift which will bring some fun to every day of the year, take a look at Day-to-Day Calendars from Andrews McMeel Publishing. I just recently discovered their wide variety of calendars and am very impressed. They sent me several to review and are making two available for me to give away - I'll let you know about two of their calendars and one giveaway today and three more calendars and one more giveaway tomorrow.