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 grandpa and grandma)
Jim (longtime hubby) and Lisa (me)

brianna and patrick
Brianna (oldest daughter) and Patrick (her boyfriend)

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

Matt (Andrea's boyfriend) and Andrea (youngest daughter)

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



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    Colgate Sensitive Toothbrush and Sensitivity Pen eases the pain of warm-weather treats

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SensitiveSmiles #CollectiveBias

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    If you're anything like me, your favorite summer activities include relaxing in your yard enjoying icy, cold summertime treats.

    And if you're anything like me in the sense that you have sensitive teeth, those...

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    What I won, what you can win, plus GRAND Social No. 152 link party for grandparents

    What I won

    Those of you who follow Grandma's Briefs on Facebook or Twitter likely already know this, but... remember my "looking forward to" category from last Thursday's post? Well, here's the skinny on the "Best of" designation I am honored and delighted to have received in the 2015 Best of the Springs survey published by The Gazette newspaper.

    Grandma's Briefs at Best of the Springs 

    What you can win

    Today is the last day to enter to win a sleek (and tough) personalized smartphone case...

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    Grandma's Briefs wins 2015 'Best of the Springs' designation

    Hooray! Grandma's Briefs was named BLOG THAT MAKES GRANDMAS SMILE in The Gazette newspaper's 2015 Best of the Springs survey!

    2015 Best of the Springs winner

    blog that makes grandmas smile

    Gazette reporter and City Life expert Linda Navarro honored my little ol' blog with...

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    Saturday movie review: Black or White

    Considering the racially charged tensions and horrific acts of violence that have recently occurred in our country between whites and blacks, I expected the movie BLACK OR WHITE to be far more powerful than it turned out to be. Instead, the film landed itself a firm spot on my list of Mostly Meh Movies.

    black or white film 

    BLACK OR WHITE starring Kevin Costner and Octavia Spencer is billed as...

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    Here and now: April 16, 2015

    Right here, right now, in my world.

    here and now 

    On my mind...

    My grandma bag and what to put in it. Why? Because in exactly one month, Jim and I will be in the desert soaking up the sun and sweet, squishy hugs from Bubby, Mac, and Jak! Hooray, hooray!

    I'm on the lookout for some pretty awesome activities, crafts, and...

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    6 best bits: Pikes Peak, Ute Pass, and my week driving a 2015 Chrysler 200C AWD

    Any time I have an opportunity to review a new vehicle, a photo with Pikes Peak in the background is a must. So when a 2015 Chrysler 200C AWD sedan was delivered to my door (free for review), the first place I drove it was to a nearby parking lot where Pikes Peak towers in all its glory.

    And why not, when Pikes Peak provides the best backdrop ever?

    chrysler 200C

    A parking lot wasn't the only spot I drove the sleek and shiny 2015 Chrysler 200C AWD. No, my husband and I decided to drive the elegant sedan up Ute Pass to get...

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    Sponge bombs for summer fun

    Super simple, sloppy, summer (and spring!) fun!

    sponge bombs for summer fun 


    • Basic rectangular household sponges in various colors (two per sponge bomb)

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    Enter to win a customized smartphone case from The Case Studio

    December may be the height of the holiday gift-giving season, but summer features a fair share of gifting occasions of its own. To wit: Mother's Day, Father's Day, graduations, weddings, and more.

    Wouldn't it be great if there were one gift that would be appropriately pleasing for each of those occasions? I recently had the opportunity to try for free a product that's exactly that—the perfect gift for summer gifting of nearly any sort.

    The Case Studio offered me the chance to try out for free a fully customized iPhone case, and this thing is awesome! It's truly a super gift for smartphone-carrying grandmothers and others for Mother's Day, as well as grads and dads, even wedding attendants who deserve tokens of gratitude for their participation in a couple's big day.

    The Case Studio makes it easy, fast, and fun to personalize iPhone cases—ipods, androids, and tablets, too—with memorable photos...

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