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Sweet words of encouragement using one of my Roseville CA roses as a background.

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Along with a fun video showing how you can tie a scarf in 16 different ways that can be very helpful for our grandkids – and/or ourselves. Or even our senior parents! :) (Can you tell I realllllly liked this! :) ) You can find even more options at my Facebook page, SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation.

And by the by – that video is part of a large playlist of fun Youtube videos for grandparents and grandkids that you might enjoy checking out.

Have a great week!

 

Kaye

 

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Happy Earth Day 2016

It’s Earth Day 2016 on April 22 but our sweet city of Roseville CA is celebrating it a wee bit early on April 16, 2016. That gives me a couple of weeks to share my fave earth day Bible verses with y’all along with our grandkids. Like this one…

Christian encouragement Kaye Swain Realtor Roseville Sacramento CA for Earth Day 2016

 

Sweet Spiritual Legacy

It’s such a great opportunity to share God’s power and the truth of creation with our grandkids, many of whom are in public schools and may be taught a slightly skewed view of what Earth Day should mean. 😉

Fun and Easy Crafts for Kids and Seniors

It’s also a fun time to work on crafts with recycled boxes, bags, cans, tubes, and more. You can find the cutest plane crafting ideas at my Roseville page, as I mentioned last week. You can click here for some fun craft project ideas specific to Earth Day at Amazon. Take the ideas and add Scripture verses to it and you can turn a fun day into an extra-special day and leave a sweet spiritual legacy of God’s love in their hearts and minds as you work away.

Great Grandma Wisdom

Last week, Joyce from What Happens at Grandmas , had more great ideas. She wrote, “I just love your idea of “junk sculpture” for the grand kids! I used this as a project for my high school art students one year and got amazing results. And all it takes is for grandma to toss small boxes, jar lids and other “stuff” into a collection bag. Then hand it to the kids along with glue and watch them go!”

Fun for Boomers and Seniors Too

Perhaps your senior parents would like to join in the fun as well. Many of them grew up during the depression or shortly thereafter and if they’re like my parents and grandparents, they’ll have some great ideas for making do with paper, foil, and more.

Celebrating the Creator Who Made The Earth

If you have more fun and creative ideas for turning Earth Day into a creative and special day centered around the creator of the earth, we’d love to hear them. Just leave a message or pop over to my Facebook Page – SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation – and share it there. And have a blessed week and a Happy Earth Day 2016 whenever you celebrate it! 😉

 

Kaye

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Spring Has Sprung Beautifully in Sacramento Area

Talk about multigenerational joys. We’ve been enjoying them over this lovely week in the greater Sacramento area. Spring has fully sprung and we are enjoying the birds singing, the sun shining and I even got to see our two egrets a couple of times this week along with an adorable turkey. Plus I got to photograph this sweet couple a couple weeks ago! Awesome!

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They’re always adorable as long as they’re not flying at me, gobbling madly away – like my senior parents’ turkeys used to do. They had watch dogs and they also had watch turkeys and watch geese and those birds took their job of protecting my parents VERY seriously. The grandkids thought it was a hoot! Me, not quite as much then tho definitely now.

The Tax Man Cometh For All Including Multigenerational Families

Another regular spring occurrence is TAX DAY is almost here. And I am soooo not ready. But I’m plugging away at it daily. How are you doing? If you or your elderly parents need some help, you might check with your local library. Some have tax helps available – either on their own or via AARP, who has been helping low-middle income tax payers since 1968! Lovely help for all including those in the midst of multigenerational joys!

Multigenerational Joys At Blogs and Social Media Sites

Did you know that I write regularly at a couple of other blogs including discussing the various multigenerational joys available in homes nowadays? As a real estate agent in Roseville CA which is in the Sacramento area, they are very much area-specific but they also have plenty of general info and much of it is also geared for boomers and seniors. :) I thought I’d share highlights from some past articles at those blogs as well as my various social media sites.

Fun for Grandparents and Grandchildren

I love taking long walks around various neighborhoods. Great exercise, fun seeing new areas, and terrific for helping me help my real estate clients. And sometimes, I get to visit with neighbors and learn cool new things – like when I was chatting with a sweet senior who lives nearby and has a cool hobby that could easily work well for many grandparents and grandkids – Turning Trash Into Terrific Treasures for Kids and Grandkids. Multigenerational joys, indeed!

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Love Our Dogs and Granddogs

You know me and my granddogs – I do love them! And I would feel so awful if they ran away, never to be seen again. I know many of you feel the same way about your own pets and grandpets. But the reality is, sometimes they do get out. They can definitely out-sneak a toddling grandchild. Not to mention fences that age and holes that mysteriously appear (thanks to their digging?). That happened to a dear friend of ours last week and several of us got busy helping her. Thanks to the wonders of Facebook, the sweet pooch was home to his family fairly quickly. Afterwards, I wrote a guide – Trying to Find a Lost Pet Dog? Of course, it’s focused on our Roseville Sacramento area BUT much of the info is good all across the country. Print it out, find your own local phone numbers and websites, and you’ll be ready in case you need to find a lost dog or car – your own or a neighbors. :)

Speaking of sweet animals – have you seen my Pinterest board, Cute Critters. Plenty of smiles there!

Real Estate Tips For All Ages

Do you have older grandkids ready to buy their first home? Here are a couple of good resources for them:

Have you ever considered a second home or boat for vacation, grandkid fun, or other uses? My post on “Tax Deductions for Home Owners” has some interesting info on that and other topics.

Of course, I have several Pinterest boards about all types of real estate questions including aging in place, caregiving needs and resources, boomers and seniors info, and more. Plus I love to share home and garden maintenance tips and home decor tips at all my sites including Instagram. :)

Kaye Swain sharing home decor tips with boomers and seniors in the midst of multigenerational joys

Christian Words of Encouragement

Our area is so extra lush and leafy thanks to the El Nino rains we’ve enjoyed over the last few months. And I’m so grateful to God for the rain, the trees, the beauty of the earth He created and has so richly blessed us with.

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Multigenerational Blessings to you all!

Well, off to work on taxes and other fun stuff. Have a blessed and beautiful week as you bless others in your Sandwich Generation family enjoying sweet multigenerational joys!

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P.S. If you are looking to buy or sell a home and don’t yet have a real estate agent, I’d be glad to help. I know many great agents all across the country, including ones who are terrific at helping boomers and seniors with their specialized needs including multigenerational, aging in place, retirement, and more. I’d be glad to do the research to find you a great agent. Just give me a call at 916-768-0127 or email me at Kaye@KayeSwain.com  (And, of course, if you live in my neck of the woods, I’d love to help you with all your real estate needs!  :) ).

 

 

 

 

 

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