Category Archives: YouTube Video

Olden Days Rotary Phones and Land Lines

“Hello, this is Grammy, and I lived in the olden days.” Does the land line in the photo below look like it belongs in the olden days? To me, it’s a pretty nice land line with an answering machine and a Bluetooth, … Continue reading

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Fairy Wings Make For Magical Moments

Deal of the year: Pair of fairy wings for $1.00! Being Grammy to five young grandchildren, I enjoy their pretend play.  Last week at the Dollar Tree, I found a nice selection of fairy wings and matching skirts, so I … Continue reading

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Mystery of the Random Act of Christmas Kindness

It’s been said a little bit of kindness goes a long way. I was eight years old when my family moved to California from Pittsburgh in November 1964 and was just starting over, so a coffee table doubled as a … Continue reading

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Favorite Vintage Childhood Toys – Part 5 – Beanie & Cecil Puppets, Brooke Shields Doll and BB Guns

Welcome to Part 5 of Favorite Childhood Toys. Each part in this series has featured favorite childhood toys of my family members. So far this trip down Memory Lane has been sweet and fun, despite some disappointments and mishaps along … Continue reading

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Favorite Childhood Toys – Part 4 – Pound Puppies, Ninja Turtles Van, and K’Nex

  For Christmas 2009, I made an altered art book for my mom and dad, and inside one of the pockets is a list of family members’ favorite vintage childhood toys.  You can check out that blog post here to see … Continue reading

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Blessings For All Seasons

“Write your hurts in the sand. Carve your blessings in stone.” ~ Anonymous Wow! As I reflect back on 2017, I’m amazed at all the blessings. Too many to count, that’s for sure. Thank you, Susie Lindau, for hosting THE BLESSED … Continue reading

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Collectibles Sale – Vintage Talking Pee Wee Herman Doll, Blue Sky Collectibles and More!

We have a lot of collectibles and it’s time to sell some. The medical bills are crawling out of the woodwork mounting. A yard sale won’t cut it for collectibles, and I’ve been going back and forth between selling on eBay … Continue reading

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Homemade Gift – Decorated Box – Altered Art Box – Art Therapy

A decorated box is an easy and economical gift. I like to call it altered art, but it’s basically fancy scrapbooking. This is another homemade gift idea if you’re looking for something to make from the heart. This is a … Continue reading

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Stocking Stuffers on the Cheap – Great Haul from the Dollar Tree

If you’re on a tight budget like we are and need some stocking stuffers on the cheap, here are a few items my husband George bought at our local Dollar Tree. There’s a video below, but here are some photos … Continue reading

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Decorate a Box – Mermaid Treasure Box Makes a Special Homemade Gift

Make a decorated box if money’s tight this Christmas. Here’s an easy, inexpensive craft which can be made with tons of love and extra-special touches for the recipient. Below is a decorated box I made for my oldest granddaughter for … Continue reading

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