“You’ve Been Loved” Valentine Neighborhood Game – FREE PRINTABLE

  Free Printable from Savvy Nana's Corner Click here for this one! Everyone who's been following my blogs must have noticed that I just love holiday neighborhood games.  I've posted several versions of these games:  You've Been Booed for Halloween, You've Been Gobbled for Thanksgiving, and You've Been Jingled for Christmas. I think these games are a great way to interact with neighbors, specially those that you just greet in passing.  The whole family will enjoy ...

DIY Valetines for Boys to Give – FREE Printable

Image from Stitch Craft Creation A few days before Christmas I happened to be at my neighborhood Walmart and noticed that they were already displaying Valentine cards and candy.  I thought "Wow, a bit early!  I still need to get thru Christmas and New Year before I can turn my attention to Valentine's Day!"  Well, the holidays went by at warp speed, as did January.  Valentine's Day is in two weeks! Every year we always have a hard time persuading my grandsons that it's ...

Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday in Boston

  The New England Patriots will be playing in Super Bowl XLIX next week.  If you're lucky enough to be headed to Arizona to watch the game live in the University of Phoenix Stadium great!  Otherwise a less expensive option may be to head to one of the team's home cities. If you're a Patriot fan then  Boston is definitely the next best place to be on Super Bowl Sunday. Celebrate the big game at one of Boston's many sports bars who are sure to be hosting grand parties and celebrat...

Phoenix – Super Bowl Central

(Photo: AZ Super Bowl Host Committee) By now everyone knows that Super Bowl XLIX will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015.  If you're lucky enough to be in the area for the event then Super Bowl Central in Downtown Phoenix is the place to be. As expected the city of Phoenix is going all out for both the Super Bowl and the Pro Bowl which will be played at the same stadium the week before.  Super Bowl Central or #SBCentral, is an outdoor ...

DIY Super Bowl Party Bars – FREE Printables!

Image from PGeveryday.com Super Bowl Parties are fun informal events that should be easy to organize and put together.  The theme has been taken care of, football decor of course, and the main activity is watching the game. All you really need are a big screen TV, some comfy seating, and lots of snacks. Tho the game, half-time show, and commercials are the main draws of Super Bowl Sunday, food comes in a close second.  For some gorging on snacks is the main event! ...

Christmas Brunch

On Christmas Morning my children and grandchildren arrive at my house to open presents and have brunch, it's another family tradition started when the kids were young. Our usual routine is orange juice and cocoa or coffee in the kitchen before we head over to the formal living room to distribute and unwrap gifts.  This ritual takes at least 2 hours and I usually pop in to the kitchen to toss the egg dish in the oven during the last hour or so. When the kids were younger we served a ...

Christmas Eve Box

  One of our Christmas traditions is a Christmas Eve Box.  We allowed the kids to open a gift on Christmas Eve years before images of Christmas Eve Boxes started popping up on Pinterest.  We've been doing this since the children were small and now the grandkids get them too! The kids were always nagging to be allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve and I would always buy them Christmas PJs to wear to bed on the same night.  Years ago I decided to combine the two and everyone was ...

It’s A Wrap

Image by Savvy Nana's Corner It's 2 days before Christmas, the hope is all the gifts have been purchased and ready to wrap.  Gift bags are the easy option and definitely have their place under the Christmas tree; they're handy and can wrap oddly shaped items,  but they can get costly and may seem somewhat generic.  I've always been a big fan of "presentation" and always take the time to creatively wrap all the presents. I think being a product of a girls only Catholic ...

Cheap DIY Last Minute Gift Ideas – Free Printable

  We're getting down to the wire, Christmas is in 3 days.  Some of us are still racking our brains for that perfect gift, a gift that won't break the bank, or just a couple of extra gifts for unexpected guests. Here are a few DIY ideas you can put together quickly. Kids and parents will love the Lego Tray by Somewhat Simple.  Click here for instructions! If you want to be a bit fancier, make it a Lego Table instead.  Just use an old end table or pick up a cheap $7 table from ...

Easy Pocket Kisses

I happened to find a great sale on refrigerated pie crusts at my local grocery store the other day.  A package of 2 pie crusts for .99 cents was just too good a deal to pass up.  I bought all they had and stuck them in my freezer. I am trying different recipes that will use the pie crusts I have in my freezer.  Here's one I made yesterday that uses Hershey Kisses which I happened to have in my pantry.  It's really easy to make and is a great snack.  You can use any type of kisses, I ...