Granny Nanny’s Easy To Use Digital Camera + Picnik Special Effects + Walmart $1 Costumes = Fun Times With Grandkids

by Kaye Swain

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Don't you love clearance sales? They are such a blessing! Especially for those of us in the Sandwich Generation juggling the issues of caring for elderly parents and grandkids. This often means extra duties, extra needs, and extra expenses! So when great sales come along – I jump on them! And, of course, when they are extra good, it can often mean a fun opportunity for cute photos via my easy to use digital camera! :) 

Thus, I was so thrilled when I was out shopping at Walmart with my senior mom and we heard an announcement that the Halloween costumes in all the shopping carts at the front of the store had been marked down to ONE DOLLAR EACH! 

Walmart is definitely a good friend to the Sandwich Generation juggling the issues of caring for elderly parents helping with grandkids and balancing the budget

My senior mom and I joined several other busy shoppers going through the piles, helping each other as well as helping other shoppers find the right size, disguise, and fun outfits for various children and grandchildren. We ended up with one set of costumes for each grandchild for next year AND one set of costumes for each for dress-up fun throughout the year – all at a very affordable price. I love it when God enables us to be a blessing to others AND blesses us in the process, don't you?

Fun costume activities for grandparents and their grandchildren are just as great after Halloween and a lot cheaper

They had so much fun trying them on, staging mock battles between aliens and dragons, and then enjoyed taking them home for their dress up box.

Fun effects with Picnik add to the fun family memories of costume activities for Sandwich Generation grandparents and their grandchildren

Granny Nanny, on the other hand, had a delightful time snapping fun photos of them with my easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera to savor and share sweet family memories. I also enjoyed trying out more of Picnik's special effects, like the infrared in the photo above,  the heat map in the photo below,

Combine my easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera - cute grandkids - and heat map effects from Picnik and you have a Sweet Shot for Tuesday

and the digital in this photo. Woo-wee, my grandkids are going to LOVE me! :) Between my digital camera and Picnik – both so easy to use – I definitely got some Sweet Shots for this Tuesday! :) 

With my easy to use Canon Powershot Digital Camera and the Salonpas giveaway of pain relief patches and a wireless digital photo frame this neon effect will look very cool

The last time I had this much fun is when my granddaughter spotted Valentines on clearance that were all craft and activity ones. We are still enjoying those. So keep your eyes open because this is the season for clearance sales – after Thanksgiving, after Christmas, after New Years, and then it's back to Valentine's Day. And all great opportunities for finding fun activities for Sandwich Generation grandparents and their grandchildren at prices that really help our budget!

Speaking of helping budgets, if you are enjoying your easy to use digital camera as much as I am enjoying mine, you'll love visiting Sweet Shot Tuesday with cute photos and great tips. And, for those moments after you get your family memories into the camera, be sure to click here to enter the Salonpas pain relief patches giveaway right here at SandwichINK. Not only will two readers get nice samples of the new FDA-approved Salonpas pain relief patch and arthritis relief patch BUT they will also get a Pandigital 7 inch wireless digital photo frame. Free is ALWAYS a great way to save the Sandwich Generation's budget! :)

P.S. Shopping for an easy to use digital camera? My favorite is one of the easy to use Canon Powershot digital cameras! For more information on them, just click here. :) 

Kaye

P.S. Thank you so much for your comments. I enjoy them very much and read each one. I also love the grand ideas so many of you share that help and encourage other readers. I do my best to reply to them all but value your patience when that isn\'t possible.

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1 Lisa

You are so right about God blessings! It’s seeing them that’s the key sometimes :) Love this post! Love the fact you got all those things for $1 each. So great! I’m a couponer and a bargain shopper!

I too LOVE Picnik! I could play with it for hours!

I also want to thank you too for your comment on my blog and putting the Lung Cancer information out there. I wrote the post yesterday but today I thought I would link up to another blog to get this very important information out there. I don’t know but it seems the key is chest x -rays something my father had way to late. Sad thing is He was under a doctors care for a non threating tumor at the same time he saw another dr for something else that was mild…..the Doctor asked him how long he had smoked? My father’s answer was “Oh! I have never smoked” the dr. ordered a chest x-ray immediately and things happened. Now we know a simple chest x-ray early in the game would have caught this thing in time to save his life. This is one thing the Lung Cancer alliance is trying to do to pass an act in congress for Free chest X-rays.

Thank you so much for the prayers and the time your giving to spread the word.

One more thing: Having you come to my blog today and tell me you were putting this information on your twitter and face book is a blessing to me and all who read it. Thank you!

xoxox, Lisa

PS ~ Love your blog!

2 darcy

Those are hilarious! What a fun gran you are!

3 Edie Dykeman

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4 Brenda

Hi! I’m Brenda and I work on the Picnik team. I just love how you’ve used Picnik to “scarify” those costume photos. I bet your grandkids love it!

Thanks for posting about Picnik. We here on the Picnik team love to see how folks are using our product!

5 Kaye Swain

Hi Brenda, Thank you :) :) :) I had so much fun doing them! I can’t wait to print them out and show them to my grandkids. And thanks for such a great product. I have genius kids who are great with Photoshop but I just don’t have the time to learn it. When I started using Picnik I was in 7th heaven – overall, it’s so easy and useful. I REALLY appreciate it and Y’ALL! :) :) :)

6 Kaye Swain

:) :) :) Can you tell I had a blast doing it – as well as watching them have fun in them. :) :) :)

7 Kaye Swain

Wow! Lisa, You’re very welcome AND thank you – can you see the HUGE smile on my face! And what important information to get out there. My parents both smoked for over 25 years – then quit! My senior mom has been smoke-free for another 25+ years! But I grew up with it, then had other relatives and friends who smokes. So we’ve always tried to get the info out about not smoking. But you really caught my eye with your statistics about how many NON-SMOKERS are impacted by lung cancer!!!

So please, everyone, check out Lisa’s post, Lungs4Life….Standing United, and talk to your doctors and your aging parents’ doctors. It could be a matter of life or death AND IT’S HORRIBLE TO HAVE IT! I have a dear friend in heaven who had it.

Thank you again Lisa! What a great job AND a great legacy for your dad!!!!

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10 Lynn

Hi Kay, Glad you got to visit a view of The Give Thanks party post. They were all wonderful and some brought tears to my eyes. $1.00 for the costumes….what a deal! I find great costumes at yard sales that had originally been for dance recitals. The owners sell them for just a few dollars and they make fantastic dress up fun. xo Lynn@thevintagenest

11 Nancy

How fun are those costumes and yep – the pictures are even more fun! I love playing around with photo editing. Your granddog? The border collie? They are the geniuses of the dog world. You can bet a border collie would be herding and then he could show you a few tricks on taking pictures, too. haha Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Lynn. I do have my “gratitude” post up now. xoxo Nancy

12 Kaye Swain

Hi Lynn, Ohhh, that’s a great idea for supplies for fun dress-up activities for grandparents and their grandchildren. Thank you! And thank you for all your hard work on the Give Thanks blog party. I did, indeed, enjoy it! :) Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

13 Kaye Swain

Hi Nancy, Thank you :) They are smart, aren’t they! And oh so sweet. And rambunctious. And good for getting you up and getting your exercise! Very fun! :) Happy Thanksgiving to you as well! :)

14 Reach Beyond Limits

I love clearance sales..You’ll find me there as soon as I walk into any store, sad to say, but it’s a must for me to survive in this world.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

15 Kaye Swain

Hi Reach Beyond Limits – They are a blessing, aren’t they!!! :) I love the clearance online also. The selection isn’t always the best but the deals can more than make up for it and you’re right, they really help stretch the budget. Thanksgiving blessings to you as well :)

16 Mary

It sounds like you had a fun and profitable outing with your Mother. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

17 jeanne

Great costumes and greater prices. I know you had fun.
Wishing you a happy thanksgiving.
Blessings, Jeanne

18 Kristen

How cool!! $1 each?! That’s crazy awesome!!! I might have to check Picnik out too…cool!!

Thanks for all the prayers my friend. {Hugs}

19 Kaye Swain

It was one of those wonderful things – God had us at the right place at the right time. They’ve already had so much fun playing with them – in two states. :)

20 Melinda

I just love bargains, Kaye! I keep saying it, but your grandkids are so lucky!! You’re an awesome grandma.

Thank you so much for your sweet prayers … God is doing good work in my family’s life, but sometimes it is a painful process! ;0)

Tweeting this!

21 Kristen

Fun photo editing and some deals!!! @SandwichINK has got it all today!! http://bit.ly/e0VHNT #TMT

22 Melinda Means

The world's best grandma has awesome tips, advice & activities for your kids & grandkids. Check out @sandwichink! http://tinyurl.com/32rcaaj

23 Kaye Swain

Hi Melinda, I know that feeling SOOO well! And thank you so much for all your help yesterday! :)

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