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  • October 20, 2014 Jeannie Pence

    How to Make a Halloween Tree

    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...

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  • Candy Cottage Halloween House
    October 20, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Candy Cottage Halloween House

    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...

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  • Patriotic Candy Rolls
    May 15, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Patriotic Candy Rolls

    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....

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  • The Candy Cottage - Memories Made Sweet!
    March 29, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    The Candy Cottage - Memories Made Sweet!

    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...

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  • How to Make a Firecracker Pinata
    February 23, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    How to Make a Firecracker Pinata

    Reposted 2/23/13: The grandchildren decided today that we needed a pinata for Memorial Day. Memorial Day which is 3 days know how the requests from grand-kids are))) Well, typically to make a pinata I start with paper mache mixture...

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  • gingerbread apron
    February 17, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Teaching Children to Read

    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...

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  • aggravation board game
    February 17, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Aggravation ....It's Still Around!

    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...

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  • Candy Cottage Reusable Gingerbread House Just Arrived!
    February 6, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Candy Cottage Reusable Gingerbread House Just Arrived!

    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)))...

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  • March 8, 2012 Jeannie Pence

    My Elf Helper

    My Elf helper, Matt.......wants it to snow so he can use one of these Top Hats on a snowman.......Matt just isn't going to happen in Mississippi((((((

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  • February 24, 2012 Jeannie Pence

    Fun Easter Decorations

    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,...

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  • Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
    February 19, 2012 Jeannie Pence

    Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

    Some days just call for chicken noodle soup. Kids love it, it's hot, it's a recipe that hard to mess up! Open a couple of cans.....or make the homemade kind. We have it both ways at our house, just mainly...

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