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How to Make a Halloween Tree

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Repost of a favorite project from a few years ago))) The ornament products will no longer be available, but you can improvise with new things that are in stock.   Halloween is a great time to do activities with children. This  Halloween Tree is inexpensive and very easy to make. Lets get started! Items Needed: […]

Candy Cottage Halloween House

Sunday, October 20th, 2013
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Today we spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon on the back porch with the grandchildren doing a project…..this was after having one grandchild spend the night on Saturday night…..going to church this morning……going for lunch with the whole family…..well, Maggie wasn’t there for lunch, she had spent the night with a friend and caught up with […]

Joys of Owning Your Own Business)))

Thursday, May 16th, 2013
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Joys of owning your own business…….taking time out to make a phone booth so Clark Kent has a place to change clothes)))

Patriotic Candy Rolls

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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  These candy rolls were decorated up for Memorial Day. I saw a project on Martha Stewart’s site using this method to wrap up rolls of coins. I thought it would work great for a little extra decoration for Memorial day. These candy rolls are actually strawberry and fruit flavored Mentos. First wrapped in white […]

Patriotic Fan – Free Printable

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
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Great free printable from Guildcraft Arts and Crafts. Just print on some card stock and attach to a wide craft stick, or tongue blade for you nurses out there)) Just click on the photo to go to the printable page. You can print them colored, or as coloring pages, great summertime activity for the kids. […]

The Candy Cottage – Memories Made Sweet!

Friday, March 29th, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]


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