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Colorful Gelatin Easter Eggs by Betty Crocker

Saturday, March 30th, 2013
betty crocker first edition picture cook book

While browsing on Pinterest today looking for Easter Egg ideas…..I thought….why not consult my old 1950’s Betty Crocker Picture Cook Book and see what Betty had to suggest about Easter Eggs……the good old days remember? Well…..not necessarily so)))) But we do have to give Betty kudos for her ingenuity of the time))) Check out this […]

Spring Poem by Maggie

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

The Candy Cottage – Memories Made Sweet!

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Looking for a fun project to do with the family? Well look no further……The Candy Cottage is the perfect way to spend an afternoon or evening with the kids creating your own family masterpiece…..”memories made sweet.” Gingerbread Cottage The Candy Cottage is shipped to you in a box and does require assembly, but snaps together […]

Firecracker Pinata

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Reposted 2/23/13: The grandchildren decided today that we needed a pinata for Memorial Day. Memorial Day which is 3 days away…….you know how the requests from grand-kids are))) Well, typically to make a pinata I start with paper mache mixture to build the form and this usually takes 2-3 days to dry completely. Since we […]

Aggravation ….It’s Still Around!

Sunday, February 17th, 2013
aggravation board game

Today we spent the afternoon with the grands playing Aggravation. They found the old board game in a hall closet, still in it’s original box including the marbles! We played all afternoon. The old game must have been at least 40 years old and the price sticker was still on the box – $1.89. Aggravation […]

Teaching Children to Read

Sunday, February 17th, 2013
gingerbread apron

To promote reading in children, a special group from the Grand Rapids Community College  put together a package of delightful products to present to children. The packet included a Gingerbread story book, a packet of ingredients with cookie cutter to make cookies and a Burton and Burton Gingerbread apron. A bit of their abstract: Early […]

Candy Cottage Reusable Gingerbread House Just Arrived!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Just arrived! The new Candy Cottage reusable Gingerbread House! We’re so excited to have this new product in our inventory. My grandchildren are pretty excited about it too))) Looks like we’ll be putting together a Valentine Sugar Shack this weekend))) There is another Blog post that tells you more about the Candy Cottage and what […]

The Playhouse

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Several years ago my family indulged me…….I wanted a playhouse for our grandchildren. We only had two at the time, but the third wasn’t far behind. We already had a wooden swing set/fort in the backyard just far enough away from the back porch to watch the kids comfortably. But I wanted the playhouse a […]

Girl Skeleton Halloween Wreath

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

My granddaughter Maggie and I did a little “creative” repair this afternoon in preparation for Halloween. This girl skeleton was destined for the trash, but Maggie thought we could salvage her and fix her up a bit….and I think we did. The only new items we used for this project were some Copper Tinsel Sprays […]

Fun Easter Decorations

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Spring will soon be upon us which will bring green grass…..tulips….dogwood blossoms……and Easter. I was browsing through some photos today and saw several things that would make cute Easter decorations……always have to have something special for the little ones))) And, the not so little ones too! This great idea is on the Better Homes and […]

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