Thursday, January 23, 2020

January Gramma in a Box



Hey neighbors!!

If you have never heard of Gramma in a Box, you are missing out!!  This is a really fun box to complete with your children, grandchildren, even your spouse.  My husband actually helped me with mine this month!!  He melted the chocolate discs, mixed ingredients and even decorated a couple cookies.  Of course he ate quite a few too!!

We started out with the New Year Sparklers.  After he melted the chocolate discs we dipped the pretzel rods in the chocolate, just the tips about 1/3 of the way down.  We then added the pastel dots over the chocolate on the rods.  He barely waited for them to set before he tried one!!



Game Day Crunch was next on our to do list.  For this one we used a bowl to which we added the popcorn, broken up pretzels, cranberries, candy coated chocolate bits and peanuts.  Next we poured the rest of the melted chocolate into the bowl and stirred it all up.  We spread it out on the wax paper that was included in the box.  He definitely ate some of this before it was set.




Last treat we worked on were the cookies.  We received 2 football, two shooting stars and the numbers to make up 2020.  We clipped the tips of the bags the frosting were in and quickly decorated the cookies and then added sprinkles.




Gramma in a Box is a monthly subscription box that comes filled each month with just about everything you need to make there or four treats.  Also included in the box you will find cards for each project that walk you through step by step.  You will also find on the cards information regarding any allergens that might be in that project.  For example this month there were peanuts in one of the projects.

From Terry:   Gramma in a Box is an idea I developed when three of my grandchildren moved to Seattle. I was always boxing up cookies and treats that we could make together when we Skyped.  Once I shared this idea with other friends and family, the concept for Gramma in a Box was born! 

Gramma in a Box ships the first week of each month.  If you are wanting in on the February Valentines box, you must sign up by Feb. 3rd.  Try your first box for $20.  If you sign up to receive the monthly box with a credit or debit card, your first box is just $10.  Subscribe HERE.  Gramma in a Box was featured on one of the local tv stations.  HERE

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Big Trip on DVD - Giveaway!



Hey neighbors!!

The Big Trip released yesterday.  I am a little late posing as we were out all day yesterday.  This is perfect for children.  It is rated G and is from a writer of Madagascar.  This will definitely hold the attention of your children.


The story line includes a slightly dizzy stork (Carl), who mistakenly delivers a baby panda to a grumpy brown bear.  A group of unlikely friends join together to make a "big trip" to take the baby panda to his proper family.  Each character has some sort of unique trait.  A rabbit (Oscar) that talks too much, a scared wolf (Janos), a pelican (Duke) who loves to tell stories, and a poetic tiger (Amore), along with the grumpy bear Mik-Mik) and baby panda head out on a dangerous trek.  On the trip they have to travel a dangerous river, cross a desert, make it through an elephant stampede and rescue the baby panda after a sneaky python steals him away.  They find out they can work better together than separately.  This is worth adding to your collection.  The Big Trip received a positive rating from Dove.


You can view the trailer below.


SRP is $14.98.  The Big Trip is also available on Digital and On Demand.  Giving the characters a voice was Drake Bell and Pauly Shore.

Five neighbors will receive their own copy of The Big Trip, so be sure to enter below.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Buying a Car? Remember These Simple Steps to Avoid Getting Ripped Off

Whether shopping for the latest model of a favorite automotive brand or investing in a pristine used vehicle, taking the keys to a new ride can be a breathtaking experience for any motorist. Of course, that means making it through a purchasing process that can be complicated and marked by unsavory salespeople willing to charge too much, provide too little, or both. Whether it is your first car or just the latest being added to a fleet, there are a few easy tips that can be implemented to speed up the purchase while bypassing any potential roadblocks along the way.

Look For a Dealer You Can Trust

There are plenty of businesses vying for the next local car buyer to start a search in person or online. Nevertheless, it can also be easier than ever to find cars for sale in Abbotsford, BC by dealers and private sellers who are trustworthy and honest. While beginning the process with an internet review of area options is a great idea, there are other ways to get some direction. Ask trusted friends and family members who they recommend. Perhaps more importantly, these inquiries might alert a buyer to dealerships he or she should avoid at all costs.

Figure Out a Budget and Stick to It

In the high-pressure environment of an automotive showroom or dealer's lot, there can be too much information to adequately process. For that reason, it is advisable to go into the conversation and resulting negotiation with a bottom line. Be sure to understand the market value for the type of vehicle being considered and be prepared to stick to the previously determined price. Though a little wiggle room is probably appropriate in some situations, there is no reason to agree to a price that does not seem fair. 

Do Your Homework Before Buying

As beautiful as the perfect automobile might look and as smooth as that test drive might be, there is no reason to rush into the purchase of any vehicle. Make sure to get sufficient evidence through an expert inspection or review by a trusted mechanic to convince all involved that the vehicle is in proper operating condition and priced fairly.
In our modern society, many people consider a reliable vehicle to be a necessity. That means these individuals need to confront an often confusing and intimidating process. Fortunately, the steps outlined above can make everything progress as smoothly as possible.