Creating Grand Memories Book Review – Something Special For Grandmothers

A Toolbox For Today’s Grandparents!

I had the pleasure of receiving an invitation for doing a review on a very special work book especially made for grandmothers. As a grandmother myself, I’m excited and honored to be considered for doing a review for such an exquisite tool for creating magical, keepsake memories for both grandmas and grandkids.

Memories are the most important and dearest element grandchildren can take with them into their adult lives and beyond. I’m 51, and I can still recall some of my fondest memories. And this well structured workbook conveys a sense of unparalleled bonding and sharing.

Book Written and Published By: Rebecca Yates and Charlotte Barnhart

The authors of this book certainly did their homework! The spiral-bound treasure includes authentic and creative tips, stories, cooking tips, recipes, bath time tips, communication tips, and lots and lots of space for grandmothers to write their thoughts, notes and ideas down. I love it and am so looking forward to writing and also placing some photos in it.

Pure genius ladies, great job and an awesome idea! ๐Ÿ™‚

~~ Basic Outline Of Book ~~

Contents Include…

* What Is It About Grandparents
* Grand Essentials
* Grand Stories
* Grand Cooking
* Grand Baths
* Grand Communication
* Grand Outings
* Grand Memories
* P.S., Be Yourself
* Authors

The following is what I especially liked about the book ๐Ÿ˜‰

A lot of the pages include a box at the bottom. In these boxes are tips, advice and thoughts.

Here is an example:

Why Is Answering Questions Important?

Then it goes on to say how asking and answering questions help develop language, literacy, and vocabulary skills.

I especially like the “Make Your Own Story” section of the book. I also like the empty pages at the end of the book. This lets us Grandmas write anything we want! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s grandparents DON’T all have white hair. LOL ๐Ÿ™‚ Some have blonde, brown, and red. And some even have some fun vibrant highlights blended through. Also most of today’s grandparents are staying fit by actively participating in their grandchildren’s activities and staying healthy by eating right and getting plenty of rest and sleep.

I know I want to be remembered by my grandson and future grandkids as being consistently active in their lives both physically and spiritually, laughing and enjoying life to the fullest. ๐Ÿ™‚

Any grandparent would be thrilled to have this fun, heartfelt, and memorable spiral-bound book to record all their favorite memories, photos, and thoughts.

A special toolbox for today’s generation of Grandparents. To all you grandmothers out there…Get one today!

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I want to thank for inviting me to do a review. It was fun and a pleasure! ๐Ÿ™‚

The See It Bigger Planner Review and Giveaway For Grandmothers and Others

A Little Planning Goes A Long Way!

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with a representative of Plan Ahead

I was thrilled to get a personal invite to do a review and giveaway with one of their products Weekly/Monthly See It Bigger Planner

Get Your Business Organized For The 2012 New Year!

Introducing The – SEE IT BIGGER Collection ~~ Read :: Write :: Easier

I had been looking for the perfect planner to help me get organized for 2012, (organization is a forever-work-in-progress for me)! LOL ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was excited to hear that Plan Ahead would be sending me this wonderful planner, and was patiently waiting for it to arrive in the mail so I could do the review.

I honestly have not ever seen a planner with such huge spaces for each day of the week. Not to mention the large print…great for us Grandmothers. Awesome!

Look at all the features this Planner has…

* The first page is a Personal Information section

* Quick glance of each month with also large spaces for each day

* Holiday Page

*Tabbed Monthly Calendars

* Weekly Calendars

* Yearly Reference Calendars

* Note Pages

* Contact Pages

* And it also features a handy Password Records Page…YES! ๐Ÿ™‚


And I know you will too! ๐Ÿ™‚


The website Plan Ahead Now offers organizers, planners, calendars, journals and pad folios ALL comes in multiple designs, formats, and sizes.

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Thank you Plan for giving me the opportunity to do a review and giveaway for your fabulous planner! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Learning Fun with Felt Review – Betty

Introducing Learning Fun With Felt, Comes In Their Own Storage Bag!

Ages 3 +

Best known for their Through the Bible Felt Sets

I was thrilled to open my email to find a special invitation. This time it was Betty Lukens from She was so very gracious to contact me for a review and send me 2 different felt boards from her Learning Fun with Felt line. I chose the Fun On The Farm and Basic Learning: Colors, Shapes and Numbers. However, there are many more to choose from!

Let me tell you, the photos from her website does not do the products justice! The vivid colors of the felt board and various felt pieces are absolutely brilliant. Each set has a generous magnitude of felt pieces.

These felt boards would most definitely keep a child entertained for hours. And the most important attribute of these excellent Fun With Felt Boards is they are so educational!

The Colors, Shapes and Numbers board is excellent for learning the various shapes such as; oval, square, circle, and the triangle. Also with this board, learning numbers and colors would be a breeze…all while having fun and quality time with your children.

Excellent for homeschooling, busy moms and teachers. ๐Ÿ™‚

And the Fun On The Farm board is great for teaching the fundamentals of farming and also learning the various names of animals. My grandson (when he reaches 3 years of age) will definitely like this board the most. He is 15 months old and he just loves to ride on the mower and tractor with Daddy. I can’t wait until next Christmas! He will have so much fun with these Felt Boards. ๐Ÿ™‚

Any of these educational line of products would be awesome Christmas gifts for all the special little ones on your list this year! Do your holiday shopping online today at

Even I had so much fun playing with them, all the while smiling to myself…and I’m 50! lol ๐Ÿ™‚

As stated on their website…“Our felts are durable and washable so that they can be enjoyed for many years to come. All our products are manufactured right here in the US of the highest quality 100% polyester felt.”

Betty Lukens, Inc Has Been In Business For Over 30 YearsQuite Impressive!

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Thank you so much Betty for giving me the opportunity for doing a review for your wonderful products! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Review and Giveaway – Boogie Wipes and Saline Soothers For Cold and Flu Season

Snot Your Average Wipe!
These wipes are made with natural saline and alcohol free

Introducing Boogie Wipes,  a nice alternative to the average everyday kleenex tissue…

My experience with the boogie wipes  was pleasant. I honestly could not believe how they effortlessly soothed my nose. They are extraordinarily super soft! And they leave you feeling fresh and clean.

I even used the fresh scent to wipe over my whole face. Awesome moisturizer! I really could not believe how soft they really were. Definitely much better than regular alternative tissues. Leaves the nose healthy and moisturized. ๐Ÿ™‚

Something else I noticed with the wipes after use is how much easier it was to breathe. Especially using the minty menthol scent. Shear genius of the two Mothers from Oregon that invented these wipes! A huge plus with babies, toddlers, and all ages.

Just like a kleenex dispenser with a convenient plastic cover that clicks when you close it.

Comes In The Following Scents

Great Grape

Fresh Scent

Minty Menthol

Simply Unscented

The Fresh Scent Is My Favorite! ๐Ÿ™‚

I will be purchasing some boogie wipes for my grandson for the flu season. ๐Ÿ™‚

Recommended By Pediatricians!


Introducing Saline Soothers

The Saline Soothers Website

The cool menthal scent is awesome! If you have a bad cold or flu, these are much more effective than using vicks! They are definitely a big thumbs up!

My favorite of the Saline Soothers is cool menthol. In fact, I’m going to be purchasing some cool menthol. Since the flu season is here, I will be prepared for the worst. These wipes will make being sick a better experience for sure!

And for the people that suffer from allergies, these WONDERFUL SOOTHING WIPES simply cannot be beat!!

Comes in cool menthol, light lavender, and fragrance free
The Winner Will Receive —- Saline Soothers – (2) packs of 15-count wipes (cool menthol and fragrance free).  

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This giveaway will run until October 21st!!!

Thanks Tamena for sponsoring and all the coupons!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Winner of this giveaway is Darlene Demell…Congrats to you!

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Review — Personalized Books, Music CD’s & DVD’s for Kids – The Perfect Christmas Gift Idea

Extraordinary – Customized Gifts For Children

Children Are UniqueMake Yours A Star!

As a parent to a 15 month old boy, we take pride in our definitive library of personalized gift items. Offering a wide variety of fun and educational music CD’s, DVD’s, and books from ages NEWBORN to age 12. ๐Ÿ™‚

Make reading fun with our individualized collection of over 40 books including child’s name, age, hometown, and friend’s names. Some of the names of the books are; Little One, Little One, Ballerina Princess, My Christmas Wish, My Tea Party, and Train With No Name.

We also showcase an array of music CD’s offering thousands of names to choose from. All relating to: Celebration and Encouragement , Holiday , Play Time, Popular Characters, Religious, and Sports. A few of the names here are; Disney Princesses, Mickey, Minnie & Goofy sing-a-long, Elmo, Barney, and You are my Friend.

Also our personalized music DVD and photo personalized DVD collections are sure to please, and just to name a few include; Silly Songs with Veggie Tales, Dora, Diego & Me, Dora the Explorer Who’s Birthday Is It, My Christmas Adventure, and My Party With Barney.

What child would not want a DVD for Christmas with there very own photo on them!? ๐Ÿ™‚

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Review – Real Life Guidance to Helping Your Teen in High School

Product Name: Real Life Guidance to Helping Your Teen in High School
Rating: 9
Where to Buy: Real Life Guidance Website

Description: A very straightforward report on how to help your child make it through those high school years. This informative report gives you insight from helping your teenager figure out who they are to dealing with bullies and peer pressure.

Review: Being a parent can have it’s ups and downs. It is not easy and unfortunately they do not come with a manual. In my day, you either asked your own parents for help, a good friend, or just had to wing it and hope in the end you did the right thing.

For todayโ€™s parents there are many opportunities available to help with certain types of situations and most parents are willing to look for and find the information they need. If youโ€™re looking for some guidance in helping your teenager make it through high school then you need to pick up a copy.

This guidance is some of the best I have read. The author, Aurelia Williams, gets right to point of the matter and leaves nothing to chance. With experience herself she knows and has used this information with her own children. It had to have worked because as honest as this report is I would never imagine her giving it to anyone else if it didnโ€™t.

Dealing with a teenager can be very stressful. First off, they are a teenager and have no idea what is going on in their mind or with their bodies. If thatโ€™s not enough they also have to deal with other teenagers who are going through the same things. I didnโ€™t have a clue how to help my children at this age. As I was reading this report I found myself saying things like, “Yes, that would have worked! Why didn’t I think of that?”

This Report deals with helping your teenager find out who they are. To me thatโ€™s probably the most important part of a teenagerโ€™s life. Itโ€™s not easy. How many of us still donโ€™t have a clue who we are? With the information in this report you can help set your child on their way to figuring this out and being proud of who they are and what they stand for.

It also gives you some insight into how to help your teen deal with some pretty tough things. Things such as peer pressure and the bullies they might be facing in their school. It even goes into dealing with relationships and how to handle dates and the dating rules you set as a parent.

Helping Your Teen in High School is just full of great information on helping your child through their high school years. Even if you donโ€™t have a teenager yet this report can help you. If you’re like me, your teenagers are grown and on their own but I needed it to be able to deal with my grandchildren and the things they will be going through as a teenager.

Iโ€™m really glad I have this report and it will come in very handy when itโ€™s Grandmaโ€™s time to help.

Helping Your Teen with High School

Midnight Lullaby By Jane Roman Pitt (Album Review)

As a new Grandmother, I was delighted when I opened my email to an invitation to do a review on a beautiful baby lullaby CD,Midnight Lullaby by Jane Roman Pitt. Kathryn Musilek from “Beautiful Day Media” was kind enough to send me a copy of it and I have to be honest here and tell you that I immediately fell in love with it. The music is so incredibly soothing and comforting.

Midnight Lullaby is a beautiful, consolatory collection of bedtime lullabies for babies and young children. The album was made out of love from the composer – Jane Roman Pitt for her grandchildren. A few of the writers of this album are Josh Ritter, Dixie Chicks, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Lennon/McCartney, and Jane Roman Pitt herself. My two favorites are “Baby That’s Not All” and “My Darling.”

In Jane’s Words…

*** โ€œItโ€™s very fulfilling to know that something as simple as listening to a soothing lullaby before bed can have such a profound and far-reaching effect on the life of a child.โ€

“The album is a way for a parent to lovingly tell a child, I love you very much, Iโ€™m here, and please go to sleep now because Iโ€™m really tired! And the collection says just that.” ***

There is an balsamic clarity in Jane’s voice on this record. Crystal clear vocals. The first time I listened to it, tears welled up while thinking of my own grandson. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It is indeed an extraordinarily beautiful CD to have if you have very young children or grandchildren.

It actually lulled ME to sleep the night before I had some extremely dreaded dental work done. I was absolutely sure I would NOT sleep that night! I have a habit of listening to music at bedtime (with earphones of course, not to disturb my husband). I wanted to listen to the music one more time in preparation for writing this review. Lo and behold, I popped the CD in and before it was over, I fell asleep and slept the entire night straight through.

Just goes to show that it benefits adults as well!

This album would be an excellent gift for a baby shower, or for anytime after baby is born.

Have a listen to a few lyrics of the songs Here!

To Purchase This Album, Visit This Page

Please Note: – A portion of the proceeds from this CD will be donated to The Mary Benson House, a shelter for pregnant women and their babies in Asheville, North Carolina.

Below is Jane’s official website including her Biography. It also showcases other music she has composed and recorded.

Jane recently became Grandma to her second grandchild, a baby boy!

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