Monday, August 19, 2019

The Movie Overcomer & Giveaway for Four Fandango Tickets to See Overcomer

I was recently invited to share the news about a new movie which releases on August 23rd - Overcomer. Today I am happy to do so.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Cooking = Family Memories to Treasure!

What do you remember from when you were a child? Which family memories stand out to you when you remember being young? For me, I remember times when my family got together . . . there were always amazing things to eat as my family had excellent cooks in it! My grandmas and my mom could all cook! There are few things in life as wonderful as time spent with family . . . when you can add in tasty things to eat . . . well, it is the "cherry on top"!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

grandma's cookbook - Apple-Cinnamon Pull-Apart Loaf

I live in West Michigan - in the heart of apple country. There are apple orchards all around this area - one is just down the street from where I live. So it is no wonder we tend to enjoy apples around here!

Monday, August 12, 2019

grandma's cookbook - Fluffly Rolls

Mmmm! I love rolls! Fresh from the oven, soft, with butter melting on them . . . what could be more enjoyable? As a child, one of my favorite parts of Thanskgiving dinner was knowing I was going to be able to enjoy a couple of my grandma's rolls! So, as I browsed on Pinterest the other day, I noticed a recipe for rolls. The picture alone was enough to put a smile on my face! I'm planning to  make these in a couple weeks for my oldest grandson's birthday - his choice of menu, but I thought I'd go ahead and share the recipe with you today!

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Summer Fun . . . Ice Eggs!

Ice EggsI found an idea on Pinterest which sounds like so much fun for the next hot summer day . . . Ice Eggs! So . . . what, you ask, are ice eggs? Well, they are "eggs" you make with water in balloons which you then freeze! What might you possibly do with ice eggs, you also ask? Well . . . apparently there are lots of things you can do with ice eggs . . . including playing games such as "ice bowling" and you can freeze "surprises" in them for your grandchildren to discover!

grandma's cookbook . . . Ice Cream on a Stick!

Ice Cream Scoop on a Stick
If you have an end-of-summer party planned and are looking for something simple and fun which you might enjoy fixing for dessert, take a look at this fun - and tasty - idea I found on Pinterest for ice cream on a stick!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle Adventure - Review & Giveaway

Big Picture Press recently sent me a book which is so much fun - my grandsons LOVED reviewing it - they say all children will love it - and I'm very happy to let you know about it today . . . and announce a giveaway for one as well.

I Have a Winner

I'm happy to say LeAnn F is the winner in the giveaway for the extremely fun book, DUCK!You will find my review - at this link. Thank you LeAnn for reading grandma's cookie jar (please contact me - by August 14, 2019, so I am able to arrange to get it to you) and thank you Candlewick Press for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Friday, August 2, 2019

Vacation Memory Jar

Summer is the time for many special times and memories . . . some of which are created on vacations! If your grandchildren went on a vacation this summer, or just did something special during the summer - consider helping them make their own Vacation Memory Jars! 

grandma's cookbook - Peanutbutter Bars

Peanutbutter Bars! Mmmmm! Just the name has me thinking about the supplies I have and if I need to buy anything to make a batch! After all, what's not to love about chocolate and peanutbutter?!!! I was browsing on Pinterest and found a recipe for peanutbutter bars, so I thought I'd share it with you.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Equip Your Grandchildren for the New School Year with God's Love, Joy & Peace

My grandsons will be heading back to school in just three weeks, so to help them focus and prepare in these final three weeks, we are going to focus upon and pray one of our blessings . . . 

Friday, July 26, 2019

Hand Down the Faith with Mystery Bags - God's "Explosive" Joy

It has been a busy summer - my grandsons spend the day at my house on the days when both their parents are at work - and there have been many of these days. I am a happy grandma.

But, this has meant less time for posts. Today I want to share a post with you which I originally posted to my other blog - Grandmas with Heart - earlier this week.

My grandsons have been at my house for the past four days for our yearly, "Days of Fun". Yesterday we did, "Will it Explode/Make a Mess" and the boys tried the Diet Coke/Mentos experiment, Elephant Toothpaste experiment and the exploding Watermelon (using rubberbands) experiment, and yes, a mess was made in all three experiments!

We are talking about how these experiments remind us of how when we make the choice to love, know and walk with God, our lives will have many surprises and His joy will flow - or explode - out of us!

If you would like to try any of these experiments with your grandchildren, you will need the following supplies . . .

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

I Have a Winner

I'm happy to say, Rochel S is the winner in the giveaway for the book, Beware of the CrocodileYou will find my review - at this link. Thank you Rochel for reading grandma's cookie jar (please contact me - by July 30, 2019, so I am able to arrange to get it to you) and thank you Candlewick Press for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Duck! - Book Review & Giveaway

I was recently given the opportunity to review a new book from Candlewick Press and am extremely happy to do so today! Not only am I able to let you know about this book which you will want to have in your own library - and give to your grandchildren as well, but I am able to announce a giveaway as well.