Oct 31

Fantastic Winter Fun Stomping in the Snow

Snow and Winter are about to make their appearance, can you see yourself stomping in the Snow?

Hopefully, you can imagine the fun that can be had in the winter months, rather than the cold.  Winter is with us for at least two to three months.  It’s time to learn to make the best out of it and have fun.

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Fresh Snow, a Great Time to Play

Toys for Snow

I can’t imagine more fun than these “SNOW STOMPERS”!

Ideal Sno-Stompers Strap-On Animal Snow Print Shoes, Assorted Bear and Dinosaur Print Molds

Strap these onto your boots to make whatever time you spend outdoors the most fun you can have.  Kids will absolutely have a blast pretending that they are dinosaurs or bears! They just need to look back at the tracks they leave left behind.

Snow Stompers will give the children in your house a reason to go outdoors. Stomping through the snow  and  leaving funny footprints behind is fun.  Playing in the winter snows is fun and this just adds some excitement for them.

Can you imagine the looks people will have?   They will find bear or dinosaur footprints on their walks past your home.  Better yet, if they have their own Snow Stompers, there could be a herd of dinosaurs or bears in your neighborhood.

Sledding or Toboggans, Great Fun.

Take them to the local school grounds, let the kids go wild with their Stompers.  Running through the playground, leaving tracks wherever they go will have other children wondering what is happening.  What fun, especially after a fresh snowfall.

Lucky Bums Snow Kids Toboggan Sled, 35-Inch, Red
Dragging them to the park or school grounds with their Snow stompers attached to their boots will be child’s play with this easy glide toboggan. Then, you get to your destination and let the animals (children) run. No tracks lead to the park or school grounds, yet there in the middle of the fresh snow are tracks that will have everyone wondering. What great fun for the winter time!

Aug 19

Beautiful Skin Care Made Easy

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Aug 16

Totally Fabulous Home Decor All the Time!

I love Wayfair.com.   Now we have a Wayfair here in Canada!  We now have all  these choices. Going for a holiday down south to bring back what I want or need for my little nest, was impossible. Now you don’t have to think about that any more! I know, I used to have a problem being green with envy, over my southern friends, Not anymore.

Let me Introduce you to Wayfair.Canada!

That envy is now a thing of the Past.  You no longer have to look at magazines and TV ads wondering where to find the interesting things you see in the media.  You can browse for these  things at your hearts content.  You  know that you can have those things too. You can shop at Wayfair.ca and not have to worry about shipping, duties, and the like. Home furnishings and all the wonderful items that make your home special can be purchased through Wayfair.ca.  You can browse at your leisure, and in the convenience of your own home.

You don’t  have to wait for that day when you can make that trip across the border and stay for 48 hours at least, before you can bring back your heart’s desires. Isn’t that great?

Haven’t heard of  Wayfair?  What’s there for me?

Wayfair has been a leading home decor store for many years.  The Whole Home notion can be seen right now in the products that Wayfair offers.  Not only do they have home furnishings that are just beautiful, but they have all those little items that just make the room complete and your decor “pop”, like the designers.

You will find, the perfect side table, with a vase and a picture to place on the wall to finish off the room and make it complete.   Those hard to find accessories are right here, just waiting for you.

Truly, you can and you will enjoy yourself while you are browsing for all those beautiful possibilities for your home.

What’s In Store?

Besides beautiful furniture, you will find, pillows, lighting, throws, tables and chairs, rugs and wall art.  Clocks and every kind of accessory that your heart desires.  Drawer pulls, faucets and sinks, childrens’  rooms, things for your teenager  and things for you, there is everything that you could possibly need right here and you can always keep your eyes on the sale prices too.

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From Modern to Traditional you will find everything you want at Wayfair.


Redecorating has never been easier, Wayfair can lead you through all the steps to make a room look like it was just in the Latest Home Decor magazine,  and it all comes to your door.


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Everything you can Imagine is available at Wayfair.ca


****Grammie O is an affiliate of Wayfair.ca and will receive a small compensation if you click on the links.****


Pictures in this article are courtesy of Pixabay.com.




Aug 11

Maintaining your Beautiful Summer Skin with L’Occitane

Skin care sometimes takes a back seat to everything else that is happening in the summer. Beautiful Skin needs to be pampered right through the summer months.

That should  be the case……Skin is with us 24/7 and it does not ask too much of us on a daily basis.

L'Occitane Cremes for beautiful skin.

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If you wash your face and cleanse your skin in the morning, most of the time you are good to go. No questions asked. But in the summer months with days of heat, humidity  and many days of no rain or any other respite from the heat, our skin may start to become less than perfect. Don’t Let this Happen to YOU!]

L’Occitane has prepared a special just for you.  Buy any items for $50.00 and receive free a trio of hand cremes.

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L’Occtaine creams and lotions are of the highest quality that anyone could want. With a reputation for quality lotions, I know that you will find what you want,  right here.

And there is no better time to get what you need. Until this weekend, you will receive a three Mini Hand Cream Assortment with any $50.00 purchase. Think about this…..free with any $50.00 purchase a mini hand cream trio.

That would wonderful to put away for that trip in the coldest months of the year. Heading down south and being prepared is just so wonderful.  L’Occitane Canada” wants you to relish in the trio of creams it has prepared,  for a bonus. Pack this into your suitcase before your travel south and you will be amazed at how you did without these cremes for so long. L’Occitane, will be so happy to know what your reactions to these cremes are. Try them now and put the bonus away for your trip down south and then…….when your skin is needing some attention, let it have the secret that you have kept hiding until the perfect time. L’Occitane trio of skin creams will have your skin radiant and beautiful regardless of what the weather stations say.


L'Occitane, creams make you look radiant

Skin that has been loved and cared for.

Turn heads with the beautiful you, lustrous and boasting a beautiful glow from skin that is loved well. From your head to your toes, you will be the goddess of all things beautiful……..



Aug 10

Fun Comes in Wonderful, Colourful, Lego Sets

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I love Lego!

Can we all say that I love Lego Characters and Lego Sets?

What is it about these little characters that just makes me smile? Each one is different and each one comes with his/her own accessories. I don’t know any little fingers that would not enjoy playing with these characters. They are just so darned cute.


Little fingers love to play with colourful characters that they can build. With just a few Lego pieces, they have a character that comes with some extra little props.  Little Lego People just make me so happy. You can never have enough of them either.

Lego Sets for young builders!

 Kids love to play with their imaginations and their hands as well.  Lego is the winning combination for a toy with great Playability and Creativity. There is no other toy around that endures like Lego.  They also have stayed with the times by offering more colors of blocks, and heaven forbid, they now make lots of sets for Girls too!  They have modernized the colours of the bricks as well.  Not just green, red, yellow, black and blue.  Now they come in pink and purple, orange and lime green and many other colours as well.

What’s so Great about These Sets?

For anyone who has children,  Lego Sets offer children the ability to use their fine motor skills and their perceptions to make a predetermined scene.  The beauty though,  is once the scene has been created, it can either remain that way or it can be broken down and made in the child’s own fashion.  There are no hard and fast rules, just guidelines to help you make the set as pictured on the box.


Lego Play Sets are so much fun to build

Friends enjoy each other’s company.


There is no other toy that has endured for many years and has won hundreds of accolades from many parenting magazines for several different reasons.  It was named the Toy of the Century in 1999 and has won awards every year since.  It always ranks as one of the most wanted toys on any child’s wish list.

Lego has so many different price points, that any child who really wants Lego for a gift should be able to get what they want.  Prices range from $3.99 and up to whatever your pocketbook will allow.  Bookmark this page and come back  often as you will find new sets featured that can be added onto sets that your child already has.  It will be a great way to encourage playing, learning, having fun and using their hands as well.

LEGO Canada

Jul 08

Summertime Grow and Preserve It!

Summer’s Bounty Time to Preserve it!

It’s Summertime and the growing is perfect.  All the berries, herbs and spices, fruits and everything else is just coming into it’s own.  It is  the perfect time to have all the tools and necessities to make all of those preserves, herb infusions, flavored oils and all those good things that come out of your garden.

Grow and Make - Crafting Kits for Every Occasion

GrammieO’s Newsletter Grow and Make Kits for your and your Family

Once the picking starts, there will be no time to run around getting all the needed jars, lids, waxes and extras that you know you should have ordered to have on hand. Stop what you are doing right now, and order your supplies, so that when the bumper crop of goodies comes in from the garden, you are ready and able to use every last hand picked fruits and vegetables, or herbs and flowers to make all the wonderful preserves, pickles, lotions and potions, herb bouquets and oils that you have always wanted to make.

Grow and Make has you covered. They specialize in all those things that you need to make all kinds of good things. Natural ingredients from your garden or from the local farmers’ markets will be readily turned into prized gifts ready when the next occasion presents itself.

Fun Kits to Make Great Gifts from your Garden.

You can get kits to make your own wine, beer, sodas, and other healthy alternatives. You can get kits to make soaps and candles, lip balms and bath salts.  The kits themselves make a great gift.  Everything you need to complete a project is included.   How about learning to preserve all the goodness from your garden. Grow and Make has you covered for all of these and more. I love that the founder of Grow and Make is committed to helping people learn about sustainability and making people realize their own potential in the DIY market. Just check out the video and you will understand.

The other part that I like about Grow and Make, is that it is not limited by what they can provide, if you have a recipe of your own that you want to make, that’s okay too. All your jars, or sprays or forms are still available for your convenience.

Today is a great day to start preparing for the abundance that will be coming out of your garden in the next two months. Be ready to start that new hobby, or try your hand at candle making, preserves and pickles, or make your own cheese even. Try something new, you will be pleased and I know your friends and family will enjoy the fruits of your labor in the homemade gifts you will surely lavish on them.  Grow and Make is available to all of the 50 States and Canada as well.  So Canadian Do-it-yourselfers…..jump on board, have some fun and make something wonderful.

Jun 29

Flowers, Caterpillars and Butterflies All Around Us!

So Where do you think you could find Caterpillars and Butterflies?

If you stop and look, you will see caterpillars crawling aroung plants and leaves.  Butterflies on the other hand, are amazing creatures flitting through the air on wings that are delicate and yet can withstand the winds that are happening around us daily.  Many are in decline and need our help.  Our world is in trouble, and everything we can do to help, is a step in the right direction.

Now is a great time to learn about  caterpillars and butterflies with your children!  You can even help to make their life cycle happen with success.  It’s a great teaching opportunity, it’s never too early to learn about nature and our roles in making things better for all the animals around us.

Butterflies did not start their lives looking like they do when you see them flitting through the air.  They start life out much differently.  Unlike humans who have a similar form all through their lives, butterflies change appearances a few times through their life cycle.  They start off as eggs laid on the undersides of leaves.  Monarchs love to lay their eggs on the undersides of Milkweeds.  Why, you might ask?  Well it’s quite well known that Monarch are attracted to Milk Weeds and the baby caterpillars that come out of the eggs, can eat a lot.  Milk weeds have lots of leaves and they are very tasty to those baby caterpillars.

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The Monarch Caterpillar


So if you are interested in having Monarch caterpillars in your garden, it would be a good idea to have some milk weeds growing there too. Take the time to sit in the garden and watch those beautiful Monarch flying around and when they land on the milk weed, wait a day or two and then look under the leaves. Don’t be surprised when you see some small mounds of eggs under those leaves.

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Beautiful Orange and Black Monarch Butterflies


The next question would be, Why do they lay their eggs under the leaves? Well, just think about how smart those butterflies are, if they laid their eggs on top of the leaves, they would wash away when it rains. When they lay their eggs under the leaves, the babies are already protected by their own living umbrella. Even better, when they hatch, they don’t have to look too far for their next meal. They will start chomping on those leaves.

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Not all Caterpillars Look Alike


Now not all caterpillars look alike, some are one color, and some are furry, some have spikes and others are shiny. Each type of caterpillar you find will end up becoming a butterfly or a moth. Not all caterpillars are “good” caterpillars either. Some of them are very destructive to farmers fields, so it helps to know which ones we should look out for and which ones we should pick to use as dinner for the fish in our pond.


Butterflies are found in almost every part of the world, but the types of butterflies will vary greatly. Just like birds, certain butterflies like special kinds of weather. Monarchs,  for example will fly from the warm climates of California and Mexico to the north during summer months, and then when it becomes too cold, they start to fly south again……


Help your Children Learn about Butterflies


Butterfly: Children Book of Fun Facts & Amazing Photos on Animals in Nature – A Wonderful Butterfly Book for Kids aged 3-7

Do you want to learn more about butterflies? These are a few of the books that I would recommend for your own research and fun. See how many of these butterflies you can find this summer.


Butterflies are wonderful creatures that need help sometimes in order to survive.  Teaching our children about the beautiful animals and insects in our natural world will help them to understand that they too play an important role in the survival of some of the most delicate creatures on earth.  They will also make it a part of their daily lives and that can only be a good thing.


Fill your summertime with nature and all the beauty that surrounds us.  Take the time to embrace all the creatures that share your space.  Do your part to make Mother Nature happy.

Jun 25

Critical and Important Information for Bloggers

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Jun 07

Happy Grandfather’s Day too!

Father’s Day isn’t just for DAD‘s it’s also for those Fathers who are also Grandfathers!

Grandfather’s sometimes get lost in the shuffle. But truth be known, they shouldn’t be! Father’s Day is that one day in the year where we celebrate all the men who have had an impact on our lives. The men who taught us how to use a screwdriver and hammer, helped us build our first birdhouse and much more. Those are the Dad’s who through the years could be called upon to help us out in whatever need we had. I know that many times we called on my father to help us do those things that we had no experience with. One task that my father helped us with, was felling a tree that was threatening to land on a neighbor’s house.

My husband and I had no idea how to do this and could not afford to hire an arborist. We had just bought this house and there wasn’t any cash to spare. My father just looked and said, “No problem!” Let’s do this together and it will be done in no time at all.

Quickly and without much fuss, we had our tree felled and our angst was replaced with relief.

#fathers day, #grandfathers day, #grammieknows

Tree Down!

This is what a Really Cool Grandpa Looks Like | Funny Grandfather Unisex T-shirt

Anyone who has ever felled a tree knows how much work that is.  My father just took it in stride, cleared his calendar and helped.  Actually he spearheaded the attempt to fell this tree.  His grandchildren were there to witness the action first hand.  And I’m sure that they would agree that this was one cool Grandpa.  He would have loved this T-shirt.  His Grandchildren were the light of his life.  Coming from them, I know he would have worn that T-shirt with the most pride ever.

TeeStars – Grandpa The Man The Myth The Legend – Best Gift for Grandad T-Shirt


I could also see him wearing this little number.  He was a good man, with many stories, that the grandchildren would listen intently to.   At times I thought they must be in awe, or they  just could not believe half of the stories he would tell.  So his stories became Legend.  He lived in an age that my children just could not imagine.   WW2 stories, depression stories and having to work before and after school, were things my children did not understand (thank God). His family would not have survived if the children didn’t do some of the farming tasks.


Father’s Day Gift Mug – Novelty Design 11oz Funny Dear Grandpa Mug, Thanks 4 Putting Up A Child Like My DAD, Your Favorite White Ceramic Coffee Mugs Cup – Top Quality, Awesome Gift Mug for Grandpa / Father’s Day

I’m sure that my kids would have given this mug to their Grandpa.  After all, they just lit up like crazy when they went to visit him.  Me, they had me all the time, so I didn’t get the same reactions.  Grandpas are special people who light up a special spot in the hearts of their grandchildren.


Today, it’s  my husband and I,  who are the Grammie’s and Grandpa’s.  I know that these gifts would fit this Grandpa nicely too! While he doesn’t fell trees, he still plays an important part in their lives, both as Father and Grandfather.  His grandchildren will surely have stories to tell about him too!

May 13

Summer Hats for Style and much more!

****UPDATE***** May 18, 2016

Today on the news it was reported that most Sunscreens that claim 30 SPF( sun protection factor)  OR MORE do NOT offer the protection claimed.  Making Hats an essential addition to your sun protection regiment.  Be safe not sorry!



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Protect Yourself

Summer Hats a Necessary Item or Not?

Summer Hats are a must have item for everyone!  Finding a hat you like might be more of the issue.  Why, you may ask?  Well let me tell you that in recent years the number of people with skin cancer has jumped way up.  It used to be that only the red-heads and fair skinned people had to worry about skin cancers, but that has changed dramatically in the last 20 years.  Doctors are the ones that noticed the increase in the numbers of reported cases.

It is a Fact, the number of people with skin cancers are rising!

So what do you do?  If you are a gardener and like to spend time outdoors, you protect yourself the same way that you protect your hands and your feet.  Having a comfortable hat on your head will certainly be the first step in protection.  A hat with a large brim will shade your eyes and place your shoulders and ears out of the direct glare of the sunlight.

Urban CoCo Women’s Wide Brim Caps Foldable Summer Beach Sun Straw Hats

Fashion versus Utility

If you wear a hat in the garden, it might as well be a nice one!  The important part is making sure that the hat does what it should do and that is shelter your sensitive areas on your head, ears and the back of your neck.

Scala Women’s Cotton Big Brim Hat, Sand, One Size

Now these hats are very nice and useful and cool in the summer, but what if you want some colour?  There are hats that fit that bill too!  Whether you are gardening, walking outdoors, or fishing, there is nothing that says you can’t add a splash of colour into your day.  Just make sure that it is on your head and stays there as long as you are outdoors.

Apparelsales Women’s Men’s Sun Hat Fishing Cap Quick-dry Bucket Hat

This one is shown in pink, but it comes in 14 different colours and you’d be amazed at how masculine it looks in an army fatique colouring.  Made for men or women, because it’s not just the women who are getting skin cancers, it’s also the men.   I don’t like baseball caps, because while they protect your eyes from the excessive glare of the sun, they do nothing for the sensitive skin on your ears, or the back of your neck.  These are target areas for skin cancers to grow.  It’s better to wear a hat like this:

Dorfman Pacific SPF4-CAML4 Solarweave Treated Cotton Mesh Safari – XLarge – Camel

Sun protection, sun protection!

You hear mom’s remind their children to put on their hats, put on sunscreen and if they are too young, mom makes sure she does it for them.  So why not make sure that the man of the house is also protected when he goes out to play.  Whether he is at the baseball game, golfing, or watching the kids at the park, make sure he is protected from those harmful rays of the sun too.


A little protection from the sun’s rays,  will save you a lot of grief.  Make it a habit, you and your skin will thank you!

Happy Summer, Happy and Safe Sunny Days.

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