Thursday, July 18, 2019

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Five Days

I'm happy to say, Lori Layne is the winner in the giveaway for the book, A Small Zombie ProblemYou will find my review - at this link. Thank you Lori for reading grandma's cookie jar (please contact me - lyndagcj@gmail.com by July 25, 2019, so I am able to arrange to get it to you) and thank you Knopf Books for Young Readers for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

crafting with grandma - An Airplane to Make and with which to Play

Magnetic Airplane ClipMy grandsons loves to work on crafts if they are techie or about something with wheels, so, I'm always looking for ideas we can do when they are over here. I have to say, it is easier to find crafts girls will enjoy than it is to find crafts boys will enjoy, so when I saw this cute little airplane on Pinterest, well, I had to share it with you!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Five Days

I'm happy to say, Kellyr78 is the winner in the giveaway for the book, my first Pop-Up DinosaursYou will find my review - at this link. Thank you Kellyr78 for reading grandma's cookie jar (please email me your address - lyndagcj@gmail.com by July 20, 2019, so I am able to arrange to have it sent to you) and thank you Candlewick Studio for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Thursday, July 11, 2019

crafting with grandma - Fun Paper Cone Paper Dolls!

I loved paper dolls when I was a child, but I've never seen paper cone paper dolls before, so when I saw them on Pinterest, I had to share them with you! If I had a granddaughter, I'd be downloading and printing these out for her for sure!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Book Giveaway Tomorrow - July 10th

Tomorrow, July 10, 2019 I'm giving away one the single parent: confident and successful. You are able to find all the details at this link and you still have time to enter the drawing. Whether or not you win the book, it is absolutely a book I would put on a "must-read" list. It is filled with wisdom and will make a difference in your family whether you are a single family or not.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren - Kindle Copy Available for Free

I am very happy to say,  It is Impossible to Spoil Grandchildren   is available on Kindle for you to get your own copy for until July 11, 2019! If you are a grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle or someone who works with children, this book is for you.

For years I have written Sunday school curriculum, children's storybooks and Bible Adventures. Curriculum; these types of books come easy to me and I have had the privilege to write for publishers and magazines (curriculum for VeggieTales, SuperBook, Calvary Church Grand Rapids, Deeper in 4 Children and the Manner's Mentor as well as articles for Children's Ministry Magazine, Christianity Today's Your Church Magazine and Legacy Coalition).

Friday, July 5, 2019

A Small Zombie Problem - I'm Giving One Away

I was recently invited to review a new book for readers - and today I'm happy to let you know about A Small Zombie Problem and announce a giveaway as well.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

the single parent: confident and successful - We Are Giving One Away

Last week I had the privilege of reading and reviewing Linda Ranson Jacob's new book, the single parent: confident and successful (you will find my full review at this link). In my review I said; "If you, or your grown child, is a single parent, then clearly Linda's book, the single parent: confident and successful, is an obvious "fit". But, if like me, you are not a single parent and neither are your grown children, do not think this book is not for you - or for them. It absolutely is. As I read this book I learned much about how I will be better able to confidently and successfully hand faith to my grandchildren - and grown children as well. I am very happy to recommend, the single parent: confident and successful, to all parents and grandparents."

Today I am thrilled to let you know, Linda's publisher, BethanyHouse, is making an additional copy of the single parent: confident and successful available for us to give away on Grandmas with Heart! 

Monday, July 1, 2019

Beware of the Crocodile - I'm Giving One Away

Saturday, when my grandsons were at my house, the mail brought a package of books which were sent to me from Candlewick Press. Of course we had to sit down and read them - all three received thumbs up from my grandsons. Over the coming week, I'll share my reviews of them with you - and announce giveaways as well; today I'm sharing, Beware of the Crocodile.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Make a Lasting Difference with a Simple & Meaningful Card

For Children's Day (the second Sunday in June each year), we shared a new card you were welcome to download, print, add your own note to the back and snail mail or give to your grandchildren. If you did not get the card copied, I want to encourage you to do so today - give it to your grandchildren, no matter their age or location to let them see in writing what you are promising to do for them.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

the single parent: confident and successful - For Us All

Grandmas with Heart is made up of a group of eight grandmas who are committed to handing down the faith to the grandchildren God has gifted to us and then sharing with other grandmas/grandpas/ parents how they may do the same. One of these grandmas is Linda Ranson Jacobs and she has just had her book published by Bethany House. It is my delight today to let you know about this wonderful resource and source of encouragement. I do have to say, have tissues handy as this book is going to touch your heart in deep and powerful ways.

If you, or your grown child, is a single parent, then clearly Linda's book, the single parent: confident and successful, is an obvious "fit". But, if like me, you are not a single parent and neither are your grown children, do not think this book is not for you - or for them. It absolutely is. As I read this book I learned much about how I will be better able to confidently and successfully hand faith to my grandchildren - and grown children as well. I am very happy to recommend, the single parent: confident and successful, to all parents and grandparents.

Friday, June 28, 2019

my first Pop-Up Dinosaurs - Review & Giveaway on July 13, 2019

At my house we are 1/3 of the way through Summer Break - and so far it has been a wonderful Summer Break where I have been blessed to spend a fair amount of time with my sweet grandsons. We are working on reading books this Summer, so I asked Candlewick Press if they might send me a few books to review, and they did. Today I am very happy to let you know about one of these books - and announce a giveaway for it as well.

My grandsons enjoy pop-up books. They are also "fans" of dinosaurs; so a book which combines dinos and pop-ups . . . what could be better! Allow me to share with you - my first Pop-Up Dinosaurs.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Manners from the Manners Mentor


header imageIn this day and age far too often there seems to be a lack of manners. We, however, are able to make the choice to show good manners and teach them to our grandchildren. I have a dear friend, Maralee McKee, who is the Manner's Mentor. Maralee makes manners, "Simple, Savvy and Sincere". She has the answers to all our manners questions and quandaries. She wrote about Bodily Noise Etiquette and has given me permission to repost her sage advice.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

grandmas cookbook - Orange Zest Butter Cookies

Orange Butter Cookies with Grand Marnier GlazeWhen it comes to cookies my family tends to favor the "classics" . . . chocolate chip-peanut-butter-oatmeal, plain chocolate chip or plain peanut-butter cookies. But every once in a while I like to try something different and this recipe, which I found on Pinterest, is certainly one I'd like to try! After all, what could be more "yummie" sounding than orange butter cookies?!!!!