tip no. 1

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One of our very favorite books is Officer Buckle & Gloria.

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Officer Buckle and his dog pal Gloria share safety tips and number them, so I thought it would be fun to do here once in awhile.

We’ll see how far I get :)

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Tip #1:  Put some mixed nuts in a bowl (this one is from the dollar tree) for  simple, lovely autumn decor. Plus, it makes for a great snack that keeps the kids entertained.

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It is messy though, so we keep ours next to the garbage with the nutcracker.

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Did your Grandpa always have nuts out with a nutcracker?


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  1. kelleyfountain1/7/14, 10:52 PM

    Great book - safety first. :)

  2. Annie Wilcox Designs1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    My theme this year for the holidays.  Nuts and the earthy look.  Always got nuts in the stockings and dad always cracked them with the nutcracker....hmmm good memories!

  3. I love nuts for a snack, my step-Dad always had out a bowl of nuts and a nutcracker :)

  4. I love the idea of numbered tips!  And yes, there were always nuts with a nutcracker--but it was my father who always had them.  I suppose, though, that my father might be close to the age of your grandfather! :)

  5. Hi Melissa!  I tried to post a minute ago, but it keeps coming up as my husband, lol.  Anyway, just wanted you to know that I love your blog and I don't usually comment for some reason,but felt compelled to let you know this :)


  6. melissa*320 sycamore1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    Thank you Hayley/Garrett :)

  7. Hayley@Come to the Mouse House1/8/14, 1:18 PM

    Hi Melissa!  I have never commented on your blog (don't know why!) but I just wanted you to know that I read your blog all the time and I love it.  Not sure why I feel compelled to tell you this tonight, but I do :)  haha.  

  8. Yes, my grandpa did have a bowl of nuts.  I had forgotten.  Thanks for bringing back a great family memorie for me.  He also get butter rum lifesavers in his car glove box; he said they kept him from falling asleep while driving;)

  9. We always had a bowl of nuts at home when I was a young girl. I had forgotten how much we kids enjoyed this....

  10. Would you believe I just read that book to our GRANDsons last Friday night?!?!?  WOW!!  I loved it as much as they did!!!

  11. Mine did!  I still put a bowl of nuts out for Thanksgiving.  I don't think my kids ever ate them but I just have to have it out!

  12. Oh my, you did bring back a memory for me I had forgotten.  Yes, my grand parents always had a bowl of nuts with the nutcracker in it.  Thanks so much for the memory.

  13. Happy2bmom1/8/14, 1:19 PM

    My Grandpa DID always have nuts out and a nutcracker! lol too funny. Thanks for bringing up good memories. ;)

  14. My grandmother was the one with the nuts! (In a bowl, I mean. Sheesh!) I spent many hours shelling pecans and watching "The Price is Right" on her old remove-free television.

  15. My grandpa totally had a big bowl of mixed nuts and a nutcracker out around the holidays!  I smiled when you said that, is that a classic grandpa thing to do?  ;)


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