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Monday, April 27, 2015

DIY: Sandcastle Beach Cake

Its been a long time since I have posted on my blog. I would like to introduce my guest Tootsabella and the Rose posting the sandcastle beach cake.
Hello everyone!
I am Tootsabella Rose guest posting from Life with Tootsabella and the Rose
Recently, Grandma Bonnie from Grandma Bonnie's Closet and I had made this super cute and tasty sandcastle beach cake.
We had such a great time with this cake that we both agreed that it was the easiest and most fun cake we have ever made. It looks challenging for sure but I assure you the non cake decorating person can do this. If you are interested in making this cake, head on over to my blog for the details and more pictures. Enjoy the cake and have a wonderful day!

Friday, December 5, 2014

"It's Not About You, Mr. Santa Claus" Winners

Announcing the winners for the three copies of the book "It's Not About You, Mr. Santa Claus" by Author: Soraya Diase Coffelt.
You have been contacted by email. You have 72 hours to respond to the email with your information or another winner will be selected.
Thank you for your comments.
Congratulations to all.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Love Letter About the True Meaning Of Christmas

Disclosure: Grandma Bonnie's Closet has not been compensated for the following book review. I received a copy of the mentioned book for review purposes. All opinions expressed are my own.

Book Review and Giveaway
Title: "It's Not About You, Mr. Santa Claus"
Author: Soraya Diase Coffelt

Just in time for Christmas a wonderful book for your children explaining the true meaning of Christmas. I thought I might have a problem sharing this book with some my grandchildren. But, after reading the book myself I found this is a great way to introduce the true meaning of Christmas to young children when they are ready. We have always shared the story of Jesus birth with our children and grandchildren. So, it was a pleasure to read this story to my grandchildren.

I just love the writing style and the illustrations. This book will make a great stocking stuffer for your grandchild.

To purchase "It's Not About You, Mr. Santa Claus" visit As the Stars of the Sky
To enter the giveaway for a chance to win one of Three copies, visit the As the Stars of the Sky web site and make a comment here about something you like about this book. Each comment you make will count as one entry. Leave an email contact in the same comment if your comment is not linked to your email.
The giveaway drawing will be held on December 4th. The winners will be contacted by email and have 72 hours to respond.

This book is also promoted on Grandma Bonnie's Gift Guide.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Trip South

We made a trip recently to see our granddaughters. The drive took us 18 hours to get there. We spent a day and a half then we had to get back to work. Another 18 hours drive back to work. The trip was well worth it but very long and tiring. I love traveling by car but the drive from north to south was fairly barren. Not much to look at. I did get a few pictures but nothing spectacular.
So here is a sample of what we saw.

Then we ran into this scene when we got over the border into New Mexico.

But the best view of all was our our beautiful granddaughters. 
We are very thankful that we were able to visit them. Every moment spent with our family is worth everything to us.

Monday, October 13, 2014

It's Been Too Long

It's been ages since I last posted on my blog. I have been extremely busy over the last few months with many changes going on in our little world. I will give you a quick rundown on what has been happening here. I accepted a new job out of state. We have kept our home just moved temporarily as far west as I could have ever imagined.
I really did not plan this move it was Gods plan. We had been struggling with a work injury and a long term job loss. As anyone who has been job hunting lately you might know there are few good jobs available to be had locally in small towns. We really tried to stick it out and stay in the same area. I love our little town and our farm. I fought tooth and nail to find a job in the area but after weeks and weeks of being stubborn I realised that fighting to stay was not in our best interest. We prayed and prayed until we saw the path that God was directing us to.
The move was hard on me. I did not think I could be happy away from our family and home. But, knowing that we are serving God and following his direction has helped to put everything into perspective.
The new job we accepted is in community service to needy children. I wish I could tell you more about the job but privacy laws are strict in this nature.  I will be stopping by to check out all the blogs I have not kept up on. Please be patience with me while I catch up with all the good reading I have ahead of me.
On a side note Grandma Bonnie's Closet will be working on a Holiday Gift Guide for the month of November.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Ozeri Green Earth Pan

Disclaimer: Grandma Bonnie's Closet was not compensated for the review of this product. I received a free product in exchange for an honest opinion. The opinions in this post are my own.

I have been wanting a ceramic pan for a while now. When Ozeri ask if I would like to review the Green Earth Pan I was thrilled! I have been using the pan for three weeks now and I must say it looks just like it was on day one. No scratches, peeling or discoloration. I am so pleased to say nothing sticks to this pan. I love the safe 100% PTFE and PFOA free ceramic non-stick coating. 
The frying pan is 8 inches in diameter and has a textured bottom. The elevated texture creates air pockets which distribute heat underneath food to enhance cooking. The pan is easy to clean since food does not stick there is no scrubbing to be done. 
Before the first use the pan should be seasoned with a little bit of oil. High temperatures when cooking are not recommended. Also as with any non-stick pan you should never cut food in the pan. 
The first time I used the pan I made omelettes for the family. The nice thing about this pan is I am able to cook with very little oil. 
At this point I got so excited how well the pan was cooking I forgot to take more pictures. The omelettes turned out perfect. 
The pan comes with its own little protector pad that is good to use when storing your pans together. This will prevent scratching the ceramic coating. 
If you would like to purchase one of these little gems. Stop over to Amazon and get a Green Earth Pan by Ozeri.