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    Last-minute holiday helpers, plus GRAND Social No. 236 link party for grandparents

    Last-minute holiday helpers

    Wow! Is anyone else as flabbergasted as I am that it's less than a week until Christmas? How. Did. That. Happen?

    Are you ready? Or do you still need a few things?

    Here are a few holiday helpers to perhaps fill one of the needs remaining on your to-do list (click each graphic to access the full post).

    Need another cookie?

    spritz cookies 


    Need a holiday breakfast?

    breakfast pizza 


    Need a hostess or Secret Santa gift?

    DIY coffee hand scrub 


    Need one more gift for a favorite kiddo (and have about an hour to do some simple sewing)?

    DIY pillow chaise for kids 

    I hope those helped!

    GRAND Social No. 236

    I'm delighted you've found the time to join this week's GRAND Social link party just for grandparents. Thank you for being here!

    grand social link party

    How it works:

    • All grandparent bloggers are invited to add a link. You don't have to blog about grandparenting, just be a grandparent who blogs.
    • Grandparents who do not blog (or want to share something other than their own post) are welcome to add links to other posts grandparent readers may be interested in.
    • To link up a post, copy the direct URL to the specific post — new or old — that you want to share, not the link to the blog or website home page. Then click the blue button below marked "Add your link" and follow the directions.
    • I reserve the right to remove posts I feel are inappropriate. (Which hasn't happened yet, but I feel obligated to note that, just in case.)
    • Those who add links to the GRAND Social link party will be sent a weekly reminder when the party goes live. If you prefer to be removed from that email list, feel free to do so (and you'll still be more than welcome to join the party any time).
    • If adding your own post, including a mention such as This post linked to the GRAND Social to your linked posts is appreciated. Or, you can post the GRAND Social button anywhere on your page using the following code:

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    • The GRAND Social linky accepts posts through Wednesday evening, so please come back to see those added after your first visit.
    • If you're not a linker, you have the pleasure of being a reader. Those sharing a link would be honored to have you visit, read and, if so moved, leave a comment even if just "Hey, stopping by from the GRAND Social." Bloggers who link are encouraged to visit and comment on the links of other bloggers, as well.


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    Reader Comments (6)

    I love all your ideas, Lisa! I especially love the children's lounger--wish I could sew!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I hope to see yoiu soemtime in 2017!

    December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPat

    Thanks for those cute reminders! And for another Grand Social! Merry Christmas ana Happy New Year to ALL!

    December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    Good ideas. Christmas seems to come around faster and faster. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful holiday.

    December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJackie S

    I need some more energy! What have you got for that? This grandma seems to run out of steam more than when I was younger. Sigh!

    December 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterNina Lewis

    Thank you for a great blog and for helping me find other blogs through Grand Social and, of course, the opportunity to share my blog. I just included Grandma's Briefs on my list of favorite blogs in my most recent post.

    December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChristie

    Hi Lisa. I love the children's chaise. Learning to sew is on my To Do List in 2017. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    December 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRhonda
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