Friday, January 27, 2017

Little Love Bites!







































This one's about Valentine's Day. And fellow grandmothers. And the way those two heartwarming topics recently wove themselves together into one tidy little celebration of the season of love!

No matter how vintage, the most endearing portraits of grandmother and child capture moments of sharing. Reading, cooking, gardening, sewing, crafting.....For those of us given to entertaining our grandchildren in this fashion, every day is Valentine's Day!

The kids and I often cook together. Sometimes we stock inventory for our family bake sales, where mommies and daddies and aunties and uncles line up to gobble the cookies and muffins we make together. Most often, though, we create for ourselves, warming a winter's kitchen with the alluring scent of well browned banana bread - one loaf for nibbling now, one for taking home.

Now, I'm betting that you've done the same yourself - numerous times, testing many recipes. And, that you might also be pondering the perfect Valentine gift for your little cooking companion. Just the right thing: a reminder of how precious those grandma-and-me moments are for both of you.

I never would have considered Kaylee's personalized apron and chef hat had I not been a reader of Leslie and Kay's GrandparentsLink blog. I was the lucky give-away winner of this adorable set - a product of Growing Cooks, designed by Alice Meoni and available in a range of sizes for both girls and boys! Would this gift solution work for you? Packaged, perhaps, with a kid's cookbook and an invitation to pick out something yummy and come bake it with grandma very, very soon? I hope so! Expect beautiful craftsmanship, prompt and efficient service, gift-worthy packaging - and lots of memory making fun for yourself and your little sidekick-in-the-kitchen!








My friend, Teresa, is a grandmother. And a blogger, blueberry farmer, dog lover, and entrepreneur. All of the above! Roxie and I followed our noses to her Bellview Blueberry Bones site, drooling in unison over home baked specialty dog treats. We were soooo gonna try these! They're healthy, you know. Not a speck of artificial junk. Wholesome goodness only! Door step delivered!







Clicking to submit my order, I was firmly nudged at the elbow. "What about Mickey?" Roxie urged. (She's in long-distance-love with yet another grandma blogger's handsome pet!)  So, two bags it was, both of them "large!"















"So, who's this Roxie who thinks I'm a hottie?"
and
"When might I expect another treat delivery?"

Without a whimper, our treats were promptly whisked to us, states away in two directions. What a hit! Mickey's mama, (Lisa, of Grandma's Briefs) reported "four paws up!" Roxie offered "five stars" and a giant "slurp!" of satisfaction!

Maybe these "little love bites" will gift a furry snuggle-bug in your life, too!

This is not a sponsored post. I just enjoy sharing good things that come into my life! 


                  XXOOXX

20 comments:

  1. Oh well Baloo (your new grand dog) wants in! We are going to head over and get that doggie treat recipe! Very cute post and pics!!

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  2. Hello, the cookie looks delicious. I am sure the dogs were happy with their homemade treats. Cute photos. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Sadly I only have cats, but I can see your blogger friend's dogs are enjoying the new home make healthy biscuits!
    Have a lovely weekend J.

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  4. Oh how cute! I was instantly attracted to the apron and chef hat. You KNOW I would love it. We have been working on Valentine's Day and sure could use these. Great gift, Good job on the cookie!

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  5. Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

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  6. As soon as I saw the first photo I thought "OH NO this is going to be about cookies then I'll be craving cookies" WHEW it was about dog treats ha ha I am safe!
    But I am still thinking about that first photo cookie...

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  7. The apron set sounds like the perfect gift for a little cooking companion and I have no doubt that our collie would enjoy receiving the dog bones!

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  8. Valentines Day is about showing people love. So why shouldn't loyal dogs be included in the display. Dogs love you no matter what kind of day you have had. There love is unconditional and is something to be celebrated. Thanks for the reminder not to forget them.

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  9. Twiggy, Twursula and Shebee want to know where the cat treats are... they want Valentines treats, too! LOVE the photo of Kaylee! Kitchen helpers are the best! Amara's coming over Sunday to start gummy hearts for her friends!

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  10. she is an adorable angle ,so cute and pretty.
    love day is to reveal your heart for others around you

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  11. Spending time in the kitchen with grandkids making cookies or making treats for fur babies is always a blessing.

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  12. My grandbaby is only little still, but I must make a mental note to do cooking together when her family comes down to visit. I love the look of sheer happiness in that first pic with the Valentine cookie :) Lovely to meet you through Blogging Grandmothers xx

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  13. The cookies are adorable Joyce. Looks like the dog's mouth is watering and the other is waiting anxiously, lol. Thanks for sharing on Sunday's Best.

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  14. Love the apron and chefs hat! I gave my girls and granddaughters a new Christmas apron for our baking day this year. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  15. Oh goodness, what a pretty little chef! Congrats on winning the giveaway! How sweet of Roxie to send treats to Mickey :) Thank you Joyce for sharing at #BloggingGrandmothers #LinkUp #BlogParty. I shared on social media.

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  16. Adorable. Adorable. Adorable. Did I say adorable? That little chef adorable. What a wonderful group of grandmother bloggers you have here as well. Thank you for sharing at Blogging Grandmothers. I have shared on my social media.

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  17. Boy oh boy, do you know how this grand mothers mind works. My two grand daughters 6 and 4 love to bake with me. The eldest recently had a birthday and asked for a baking theme party. Aprons, cookbooks, fancy mixes, cookie cutters, cookbooks etc. I was in my element getting her presents.

    Thank you for linking up at the #HomeMattersParty I am sure this apron and chefs hat will be a huge success. So cute.

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  18. Adorable! & such cute pups too. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared.

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  19. That beautiful little face and smile under that wonderful hat and apron is enough to melt the heart of anyone especially a grandma. That rocks the cute meter for sure. :-) I was talking to a 91 year old lady yesterday who is as sharp as any 40 year old I know. She was telling me she was tired because she had been baking all day. I asked her what she was baking, and she said "well, frosted Valentine cookies for my grandkids and great grandkids." She had made five boxes, with the cookies in between bubble wrap, and then driven to the post office to get them all off. She asked me what I had done for my grandkids, and I said "checks, I sent checks." And, then we both had a good laugh. :-) At one time, I actually had a dog bone recipe and made some a couple of times. Nice to give the pup a treat that you know what's in it. Hope each and every one of your grands has a marvelous Valentine's Day. :-)

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