Perennial lilies on edge of garden

Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthful New Year 🎉

Thank you, my blog readers, for allowing me to have some of your time this past year as I shared my thoughts on various topics. I hope you picked out the posts that interested you and maybe found something you could benefit from—whether it was humor, crafts, recipes, activities for children, poetry, music, or reflections on … Continue reading Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthful New Year 🎉

Nonny’s Favorite Holiday Recipes – Sweet Potato Pie

During the fall and winter months—or anytime, for that matter—taking a little extra time to prepare a special treat to eat can help take our minds off things that may be challenging in our lives. Here is a favorite recipe of mine for Sweet Potato Pie. Sweet Potato Preparation 2 cups cooked sweet potatoes drained … Continue reading Nonny’s Favorite Holiday Recipes – Sweet Potato Pie

Getting out of a Sticky Situation: Tips for a Quick Refresh of Old Barbie Dolls

Recently in doing some cleaning out and reorganizing, I discovered five old Barbie dolls which I recognized as having originally belonged to my younger daughter when she was a preteen. Unfortunately, their legs and hair had become sticky with age. I was planning on giving them to her but thought, “Ugh! Will she even want … Continue reading Getting out of a Sticky Situation: Tips for a Quick Refresh of Old Barbie Dolls

Timmy Gardens, illustration by Courtney Coriell Williams

Nonny Day books for Spring!

If your gift list includes youngsters who are beginning explorers in the wonderful world of reading, my latest children's books will instruct in a delightful way. Perfect for spring holidays, end-of-school graduation/recognition ceremonies, birthdays, and fill-in-the gap summer reader/activity books. For those recipients who live close by, have the books sent directly to you so … Continue reading Nonny Day books for Spring!

Nonny Children's Books are headed to Sitka, Alaska - Sweet Potato Pie Oh My

Nonny’s Books are headed to Alaska! (New Project with Sitka School District)

Dear Nonny's Blog Readers, I'm excited to share with you the news that the Sitka School District in Alaska will be using my book Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My! as a part of a sweet potato pie kit giveaway. The school district is distributing to fifty Sitka students and their families a kit with all … Continue reading Nonny’s Books are headed to Alaska! (New Project with Sitka School District)

Holiday Outdoor Fun: Turkey Trot or Whatever Suits the Season!

TURKEY TROT is an outdoor game my family has played while celebrating the Thanksgiving season.  You could easily adapt it to other times of the year as SANTA SLEIGH RIDE, BUNNY HOP, etc.  Use your imagination to come up with other variations and have fun! Let's enjoy the crisp outdoors. Time for the TURKEY TROT … Continue reading Holiday Outdoor Fun: Turkey Trot or Whatever Suits the Season!

Maybe a Sweet Potato Pie for your Holiday Get-together? (Recipes)

We all seem to have certain dishes which are "must haves" as we plan holiday menus for get-togethers with family and friends. If sweet potato pie is not already on your list, how about trying out one of the recipes included in my recent children's book Sweet Potato Pie, Oh My!? One is a traditional … Continue reading Maybe a Sweet Potato Pie for your Holiday Get-together? (Recipes)