If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Halfway through December

Good morning everyone.  Christmas decorations here are very simple, partly because it just appeals to me and partly because our two 1 1/2 year old grandchildren are very busy, if you know what I mean 😱

Our table top tree is decorated with lots of clear light and the Chrismon ornaments stitched by my mom.  

We had a spur of the moment cousin sleepover this weekend.  I had easy meals on hand to serve but needed some fruit.  
So I made a simple winter fruit salad with ingredients already in our fridge- diced red grapes, clementine sections and an Ambrosia apple sliced very thin.  It was really good too! 

These 4 having supper.  After they ate, each one got a shower and then we moved on to this fun activity.

My daughter sent over a box of  cookie dough play dough she had bought from a fundraiser.  
The grands really had fun making lots of colorful cookies.  
I was amazed how good they tasted.  

While the kiddos made their creations, I put all the clothes they wore to our house in the washer and dryer.  
Then I laid them back out so dressing the next morning was very easy.  I keep clothes here but this was much easier than trying to match up 4 outfits from the toy room closet.  

One trip to CVS after church on Sunday - I used $15 extracarebucks, some CVS app and redbox coupons and 3 manufacturers coupons.  I spent $2.76 for 2 Charmin, 2 granola bars, 1 shave cream and 1 makeup face wipes.  And I got back $5 extracarebucks for my next trip. 


  1. The play hoh cookies sound interesting. I'll have to keep an eye out for those. I am sure Megan would get a kick out of them.

  2. You're a wonderful grandma! Having four little ones baking cookies would exhaust me. Especially with a toddler. Come to think of it, doing anything with a toddler exhausts me! Have a lovely week!


  3. I loved this post! Thanks for sharing it. Now I am going to have to learn about playdough cookie dough for the next time Pip is here.

  4. Kids are so fun and yep I know about 2 year olds! We are having a cookie decorating party at our house this Saturday with the grandkids and will be fun! You have a lot of energy with all those sweet grandchildren!

  5. What fun!
    And how cute are those littles?
    Love the fruit salad too.
    I always keep mandarin oranges in the fridge...I can always mix up a fruit salad with those!

  6. How fun to have the cousins spend the night together. I have never heard of that cookie dough kit before but it sure looked like the kids all had a great time making those cookies!

  7. Oh I hope I get to do this with grandlittles someday. First I need to finish raising the teens, have them get married, and give me some!

    Christmas Blessings,
    Laura of Harvest Lane Cottage

  8. I have never heard of that play dough. Very interesting. I am so glad that your sweet little ones had so much fun with it.

    Kudos for making that yummy fruit salad. I love mandarins and grapes in chicken salad too.

    I love you tree. Simple works for me.

  9. I'll have to look for the play dough cookie dough. That would be a hit here, as well!

  10. Hello Mrs. Rhonda,
    I've finally a chance to stop in and catch up. It looks like you all have been enjoying loads of wonderful family time. What a blessing!
    Praying you and yours enjoy a very Merry Christmas and a most Blessed New Year,

  11. What fun with the grands! And, how smart of you to wash their clothes and have them ready. Smart grandma!! Great deal at CVS. I have fell by the wayside with my extra bucks and couponing. I need to get started back!


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