Archives for April 2011

We Have A Winner!

Hi there,

We have a winner – Danielle!

She won the Ceramic Flower Pot 🙂

Look for an email from me Danielle. 😉

Stop by Danielle’s blog Here

Sorry for the late post. It’s been a very busy day. 😉

Again thank you all for your participation! Much appreciated.

Crazy Grandma!

Yesterday being Easter, my husband and I spent it with our two grandchildren Caleb and Bailey. They are now 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 and quite something I must say.

Well here in Florida we were fortunate to have beautiful weather for Easter, it was even warm enough for the kids to use there kiddie pool.

Well we had a great Easter egg hunt for the two kids, they just loved it, and had a wonderful time filling up their baskets with eggs and of course the best treat they were filled with M & M’s, their favorite!

Well after the hunt was over they mixed the few chocolate goodies that were in the baskets left from the Easter bunny and mixed it with the M & M’s, well remember it was warm outside, well the candy is now melting of course, so the good Grandma I am, I took the baskets inside and slipped them into the refrigerator so they would harden up, seemed like a good idea right?

Well not so much to a 3 1/2 year old, he followed me to the refrigerator later in the afternoon for something to drink and see’s the baskets the next thing I hear “Hey who put my basket in the refrigerator”? So my husband explains to him why I put them in the fridge, he looks at my husband and then at me shakes his head and says “Crazy Grandma”  and runs off to play. I have to say the room roared with laughter from all of us.

Well I love being a “Crazy Grandma” its the best job in the world!

"Never tell a young person that…….

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.”
G.M. Trevelyan

If you think back to when you were a child, if you were anything like me, you had massive dreams and couldn’t see any reason why you couldn’t achieve them.

It’s funny how as you grow older you begin to worry more about the how than you do about the why, because as my good friend Paul Deans says, if the why’s big enough, the how will take care of itself.

When it comes to our dreams, we need to spend more time working out what and why, because in doing so, you’ll unlock some of that childlike innocence that saw no limits for their future and begin to chart a course to a great future.

Ask yourself today, ‘How might focussing on my why when it comes to my dreams instead of the how energise me and set me up with the best shot at achieving my dream?

Have an Outstanding Day!Reprinted with permission of Alex Prez & Motivation in your Mailbox E-ZINE, for more information, visit www.motivationinyourmailbox.com

“Success doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by choice.”

“Success doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by choice.” Chuck Goetschel Are you leaving your goals and dreams, and your financial future up to chance, or are have you decided that you are worthy of achieving what it is you desire to achieve and are going after them? Our dreams in life don’t choose us, we choose them, and it’s up to each and every one of us to accept the responsibility that success requires us to accept and to make a choice that we will live great lives, that we will chase down great dreams and that our lives will become an example of a life well lived rather than a warning on a life half lived to those around us and those that follow on after us. Wherever you find yourself and whatever circumstances you’re currently enjoying or enduring, know that you can achieve something truly wonderful with your life if you will merely step up to the plate and choose it for you. Ask yourself today, ‘If an outsider were looking honestly at the actions I’ve taken over the last 12 months, would they conclude that I’m making success a choice, or that I’m leaving success up to chance?’ Have a Outstanding Day! Reprinted with permission of Alex Prez & Motivation in your Mailbox E-ZINE, for more information, visit www.motivationinyourmailbox.com

Starting Off Spring With A New Giveaway! Win a Hand Painted Song Bird Ceramic Flower Pot

It’s giveaway time again at Grandma’s Home Blogger Place! And the lady that is sponsoring this one, Donna, has a lot of talent and also a lot to offer.
🙂

But first…

A Bit About How Donna Got Her Start With The Success Of Her Home Business

As a child, Donna loved crafts and was always into those paint by number projects, and still has a few of those finished products safely stored away in her home. The real passion didn’t start until shortly after she was married and began attending ceramic classes with friends. Donna enjoyed the classes so much that she purchased some molds from a lady that was selling her ceramic business. She then bought some more used molds from a local supplier, and saved up enough to buy her first kiln. It was then that Donna started selling her products and also started teaching ceramic classes in the evening. How cool is that!?

After taking a break from the ceramic business for several years, Donna came in contact with some ladies…(decorative painters), and that lit the fire and made her start painting again. However this time, on wood, fabric, glass, mailboxes, and a lot more. Thus, the success of a home business and website was born and was in full swing.

Donna’s Mail Boxes and More

Her website offers Ceramic Planters/Flower Pots, Custom Hand Painted Mailboxes, Hand Painted Sawblades, Holiday Decor, Garden Decor, Stylish Hand Painted Tote Bags, and much more.

Have a look at a few items on the website (below), and also what Donna is giving away for this contest!

Here Is What You Could Win!

Giveaway officially starts today (April 11th) and will end on (April 25th)

Details Below:

Numbers #1 and #2 are the only essential requirements needed to enter the giveaway. However, beyond #2 will be considered as bonus entries and will further your chances of winning.

Read Carefully Below At The Steps Required For A Successful Entry

1) You must follow Grandma’s Home Blogger Place through Google Friend Connect (to the right of this blog, under followers), leave a comment, introduce yourself, AND ALSO leave your email and name.

2) You must make a separate comment and leave a URL to a product you’d like to have at Donna’s Mailboxes and More

3) Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment with your tweet link.

4) Make up a blog post about the giveaway and leave a comment with a link to your blog post.

Giveaway Contest Ends On April 25th – 12AM!

Please Note: Anyone who submits emails or replies/comments that relates to adult, tobacco, gambling, or firearms will be immediately disqualified. No exceptions!

I want to also thank Donna for sponsoring this giveaway! To you, many thanks! 🙂

Grandmothers and Daughter-In-Laws – 5 Helpful Tips For A Healthy Relationship

By Tammy Embrich

I have a wonderful relationship with my daughter-in-law. We get along so well, especially regarding caring for my new grandson. 🙂

Some people can’t admit to this, as it can be a sticky situation. Maybe there is jealousy going on? Or you have very different opinions about child discipline. And this is fine…various opinions are OK. As long as you abide by your son and daughter-in-law’s wishes, especially if you care for your grandbabies full or part time.

You can be a great Grandmother and still get along beautifully with your son’s wife. However, there are certain things you just simply need to stay out of. There is nothing worse than an interfering Mother-In-Law or Grandmother.

Do you have issues with this? Do you feel it’s hard to stay out of your son and Daughter-In-Law’s affairs? Below are some helpful tips.


1. Communication – Staying connected with your daughter-in-law is vital to your relationship. Lack of communication can most definitely break that connection. It is important to always talk about everything that is a concern for both parties.

2. Respect – Always respect and be considerate of each other’s opinions, feelings, and thoughts.

3. Don’t be an interfering Mother-In-Law – It’s always a bad idea to put your 2 cents worth in where it doesn’t belong. It’s best to stay out of your son’s business after he has married. You need to let them make their own decisions as well as mistakes. They need to grow and find their own way. However, if your opinion or advice is asked for, then by all means, give it.

4. Be happy for your son and daughter-in-law – Your child has found his perfect spouse. Be happy for them and make it a habit to always celebrate their love for each other. This is so very important for your children’s healthy relationships.

5. Don’t show favoritism between your in law and your own child – If you do, there will sure to be problems lurking. Treat them both the same, as these are YOUR kids. Their birthdays is a perfect example for this. Don’t celebrate more for one than the other. You have a wonderful family, enjoy them and always treat them equally.

Family is so very important. You should be extremely happy that your child has found someone that makes them happy and complete. Then when your grandchildren come along, you will have a much better relationship with all of them.

Article Written By Tammy Embrich

Tammy is an Internet marketer, article marketer, and ghostwriter. You can find more parenting and grandparenting articles, tips, and more at Grandparenting Articles and Tips

Tammy also offers work at home articles, free job leads, work at home tips, recipes, and more at Work At Home Jobs

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.”

Robert Louis Stevenson

I don’t know about you, but patience is not one of my strong suits, but it’s something I’ve had to learn to incorporate slowly into my life over time knowing that lacking it was detrimental and potentially sabotaging to my success.

Every day we go out and take action on faith that that action will lead us one step closer to achieving our dreams, and some days we reap greatly while others yield slim pickings, but irrespective of whatever result or harvest you achieve each day, it’s important to keep on planting those seeds so that each and every one of your tomorrows will have the best chance possible of reaping an abundant harvest.

Someone once said that God’s delays are not God’s denials, and whether you’re Christian or not, you’ll do well taking on board that advice, that all we can do each day is continue to take action and when the times right and the conditions are as they need to be, we shall achieve what it is we’ve laboured long and hard to achieve.

Ask yourself today, ‘How might my attitude and overall achievements improve if I stop being impatient about my results and instead focus on taking consistent action that will inevitably lead me to a positive outcome when the times right?’

Have an Outstanding Day!
Reprinted with permission of Alex Prez & Motivation in your Mailbox E-ZINE, for more information, visit www.motivationinyourmailbox.com
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