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  • betty crocker first edition picture cook book
    March 30, 2013 Jeannie Pence

    Colorful Gelatin Easter Eggs by Betty Crocker

    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...

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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 away.......you 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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  • Girl Skeleton Halloween Wreath
    September 1, 2012 Jeannie Pence

    Girl Skeleton Halloween Wreath

    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...

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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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  • January 7, 2012 Jeannie Pence

    Decorating Your Windows for Valentines

    Browsing on Pinterest this morning and ran across the cutest Valentine decoration and perfect project for kids to do, with a little assistance. This Valentine Garland was created by Anna at Noodlehead. Please visit her blog for more photos and...

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  • December 4, 2011 Jeannie Pence

    Felt Ball Garland

    Had a few minutes to surf around on Pinterest tonight.....and ran across the cutest felt ball garland. But even better than that I learned something! Now....see....all this time I've been telling you how much you would enjoy browsing on Pinterest.....I...

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