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

Brianna (oldest daughter) and Patrick (her boyfriend)

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

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

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



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    3 must-see products for back-to-school time... and other times, too (Reviews)

    I've reviewed some pretty great goods in the past few days. All are super for school kids, and the last one's pretty darn great for adults, as well. Click on titles (in orange) to see the review:

    eco vessel

    Kids' insulated bottles and storage containers: School-time Eco Vessel products make kids smile.



    Personalized tattoos for safety: SafetyTat Quick Stick Write-On! tattoos ideal for 'just in case' scenarios.


    tcl alarm clock

    A compact, vibrating alarm clock: TCL Vibe a wake-up call for all generations.


    7 lessons learned when my dog got skunked

    I have a big back yard. Birds and squirrels enjoy frolicking about back there. As do skunks.

    dog skunked

    Skunks, as you likely know, are nocturnal animals, so we've never seen them during the day. And we've only smelled whiffs of them now and then as their stinky scent wafts through the night-time air. Our dogs...

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    5 names and 5 uses for Grandma

    grandma names and uses 

    5 names for GRANDMA:

    I've been exercising my brain a bit more than usual the past couple weeks in an effort to counteract some mushiness and muck courtesy multiple sclerosis. Challenging one's noggin' is wise for one and all as we age — not just those with cognitive issues — and my dear friend Ruth and her Cranium Crunches site are a super source of fun ways to keep the brain fit.

    Ruth recently shared with me...

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    The last time I saw my grandsons

    The last time I saw my grandsons, there was light and love and a warm heart unrelated to the heat of the desert.

    There were introductions.

    introducing baby 

    And Legos...

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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

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