Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Is Dollar Tree the new Five and Dime store?

I'm a fan of Dollar Tree, for decorations that is...I bought this bunny garland and the gift bags at DT. This is a first for me-decorating my mantel with gift bags. Not quite decorations, buy I'll go with it this year.

We are moving to a new place, and I've been packing holiday decorations into totes.  So I put the bags on the mantel. But the real reason is...

We have a cat. Did I mention we have a cat. A cat that will find a way to get himself into a box, bag, or tote. In his younger days he would jump up onto the mantel. Two for one task done, decorated mantel and out of reach of the feline.

I have fond memories of the Five and Dime store in the town my grandmother lived.  My sister and I would walk to the store from her house and pick out a few things we had to have.
I bought my Grandmother this can opener on one of those shopping trips.

When she passed away and we were cleaning out her house, I claimed my gift back. It's tucked away in my dish cupboard and some day my kids will clean out my dish cupboard and find the can opener. They'll get a good laugh out of it, as I do now.

The metal guitar is held on by a magnet. I doubt my grandmother ever used it for opening cans or bottles. She put it in her dish cupboard and I saw it on every visit to her house - asking myself what was I thinking when I bought it, buy hey I was like 7 years old.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Butterbean’s Café: Let’s Get Cooking DVD giveaway

My niece is a fan of the show Butterbean’s Café.So much so that her parents turned the family kitchen into a café style birthday party for her. She has twin sisters that love to mix, stir, and bake in the kitchen too.

So, of course when the email of this darling kit was in my in box-  I showed my Sister in Law this photo...

and she shared these photos with me...the three sisters, and yes,her younger sisters are twins! 

Did you know that Butterbean's Cafe had the highest rated Nickelodeon preschool launch since "Paw Patrol" in 2003 and ranked among the top 5 shows for kids ages 2-5 in 2019. 

The DVD includes 8 yummy episodes and four recipes for families to enjoy inspired by the show.

IButterbean’s Café: Let’s Get Cooking the kids help Butterbean with her yummy parfaits and tasty quiche that just happen to outdo Ms. Marmalady. Cricket is assisted with her first menu as she learns to pipe icing on to cupcakes; Dazzle runs the cafe herself and then switches jobs with Poppy; and then they bake a little magic with Jasper and help the Bean Team find Cookie the CAT.


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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

THE WAY BACK movie night giveaway.

The Way Back’ will be in theaters beginning March 6, 2020.
A thought from the film: We can't go back to the past, but we can move forward.

I just happen to have two Fandango tickets to giveaway for this film starring Ben Affleck, but first a bit about the film:

Jack Cunningham (portrayed by Ben Affleck) is struggling with addiction when a priest offers him the job of a basketball coach position at his (Jack's)  former high school. 
Jack reluctantly accepts the job.
During his coaching he finds a glimmer of hope for his future and a second chance to make his life positive.

Did Jack play basketball in college? Professional? or did he take a different path after high school? 

Mistakes, wrong turns, wrong crowds, and wrong decisions can weigh us down that keep us from grace. We become stuck, reluctant, and unable to move forward when the past is heavy on our soul.

Move forward and don't sit in the past.  
Find your peace. Find your faith

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