Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Back-to-School Fun with Free Printables

A sheet of lunch box notes.Here in Michigan - where I live - school started yesterday. My grandsons are all going to new schools this year as they are moving in a few weeks. 

So, as I was thinking about "back to school", I found a couple links for free printable lunch box notes which I thought I'd share with you again today. These notes are great little things to tuck in a lunch box or pocket or backpack to remind children they are loved! Just follow this link and you'll find three sets of printables - use one, two or all three!

Friday, August 23, 2019

I Have a Winner

I'm happy to say Laura Waltz is the winner in the giveaway for four Fandango tickets for Overcomer.  You will find my review - at this link. Thank you Laura for reading grandma's cookie jar (please contact me asap and the tickets are only good for Overcomer as long as it is in the theater - lyndagcj@gmail.com by August 28, 2019, and I will email the codes to you).

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I Have a Winner & Another Giveaway in Two Days

I'm happy to say Jenny Quimby is the winner in the giveaway for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: A Puzzle AdventureYou will find my review - at this link. Thank you Jenny for reading grandma's cookie jar (please contact me - lyndagcj@gmail.com by August 28, 2019, so I am able to arrange to get it to you) and thank you Big Picture Press for sending one for me to review and for making another available for me to give away!

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 - lyndagcj@gmail.com 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.