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Jim (long-time hubby) and Lisa (me)

Andrea (youngest daughter) and Brianna (oldest daughter)

 mom and dad
Preston (son-in-law) and Megan (middle daughter)

grandsons and brothers
Mac, Jak and Bubby — Bloggy nicknames of Gramma's stars (children of Megan and Preston)



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    Top 10 Websites for GRANDparents, plus GRAND Social No. 120 link party

    top websites for grandparents

    Top 10 Websites for GRANDparents

    GRAND Magazine celebrates 10 years of online publication this month. As part of the celebration surrounding the spectacular service they've provided grandparents for a full decade — a super achievement in the ever-changing Internet landscape — publisher Lori Bitter and editor Christine Crosby have released...

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    My visit to HMK — Hallmark's new boutiques

    Click on Hallmark goes hip with HMK stores to see what I found in the new boutique store from Hallmark.

    Cherry Creek North HMK



    Saturday movie review: 'Finding Vivian Maier'

    I enjoy photography and consider myself a hobbyist photographer. Yet you needn't be a photographer of any degree to appreciate street photographer Vivian Maier's work or FINDING VIVIAN MAIER, the documentary on Maier's mysterious and fascinating story.

     Finding Vivian Maier poster

    I hesitate to share many...

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    Happy Friday!

    happy friday


    My Pinterest: Hands, thumbs, feet

    I kind of go through phases with Pinterest. When I spend too much time on there, everything starts to look the same. The recipes. The crafts. The quotes.

    hands, thumbs, feet Pinterest board

    I recently returned to perusing the pins, though, after having taken a break of sorts. Not a conscious, intentional fast of any sort. I just have had...

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    An important safety message for grandparents #MedsUpAway

    Did you know 60,000 kids per year are taken to the ER for accidental medicine ingestion? Find out more — as well as tips for safe medicine storage for grandparents — by clicking to read my post, Put meds up and away for Grandparents Day... and every day #MedsUpAway.

    up and away checklist for grandparents


    Forgotten photos: Splash!

    I recently purchased an external hard drive on which I can house a big chunk of my photos. I take so many pictures — and have a horrendous time hitting the delete button, even if I have 26 of the same shot — that I came perilously close to crashing my laptop under the weight of the mega megabyte-sized pictures I've been hoarding.

     swimming pool jump

    As I went through the pictures folder...

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    My abbreviated bucket list — a sponsored post

    Be sure not to miss "6 things in 6 months: An abbreviated bucket list," my post sponsored by

    It begins just so:

    Don't put all your eggs in one basket.

    How many times have we learned the hard way the calamity of placing all our hope for success of one thing or another on one single event, one single person, one single plan?

    bicycle ride

    Click HERE (or the link above) to continue reading.

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