No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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NoNon-centsNanna.com comes from the blogs and writings of Malika Bourne, the No Non-cents Nanna. Nanna provides practical tips and advice for family friendly lifestyle changes based on her own life experience as a mother, a grandmother, and over 30 years of experience as a Registered Nurse (RN).
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Don’t Fall in Love With These Warm Weather Fleece Mittens and Scarves

“Don’t be falling in love with the dog or cat fleece print warm winter scarves, ” Says No Non-cents Nanna of Heart Felt Play Store, “They are one of a kind.

I was only able to get a tiny amount of these 2 adorable prints, so, I can’t hand craft any more. But, I promise to sew more fun fleece winter scarves for kids to sell lcally at Creative Expressions OCC or on my on-line store: No Non-cents Nanna : Heart Felt Play Store: http://no-non-cents-nanna.myshopify.com/collections/all

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The Making of a Un-Named Heart Felt Scare Crow

No Non-cents Nanna's Heart Felt Play Store is off to a good start on making a Scare Crow for Old Colorado City's Scare Crow Days. What do you think?

No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store is off to a good start on making a Scare Crow for Old Colorado City’s Scare Crow Days. What do you think?

This old No Non-cents Nanna put her thinking cap on to create a scare crow for Old Colorado City’s Scare Crow Days. Of course, I’m hoping to win the OCC merchant contest: This un-named scare crow will be adopted on November 1st at Creative Expressions OCC, 2501 West Colorado Ave, Colorado Springs 80904: Will you help name this felt doll?

  • Date: Scare Crow Days Old Colorado City 

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Heart Felt Play Store Moves with Creative Expressions in Old Colorado City

No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store is enjoying an exciting new location in her new nook and cranny in the bay window of Creative Expressions OCC*: 2501 West Colorado ave, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904.

*Historic Old Colorado City is the perfect place for local Colorado residents to shop for gifts on family friendly with a taste of the old west. Tourists considering enjoying the sites of the Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak or The US Olympic Head Quarters will want to visit Old Colorado City, too.

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Learn to Crochet Before the Gift Giving Holidays: Classes in Old Colorado City

Learn to crochet at Crochet Classes with Eugenia Williams at Creative Expressions occ 2501 W Colorado Ave, suit #10, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Learn to crochet at Crochet Classes with Eugenia Williams at Creative Expressions occ 2501 W Colorado Ave, suit #10, Colorado Springs, Colorado Model is Emily Paulmier.

For those who live in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area you still have time to learn to crochet some useful Christmas and more holiday gifts that you family and friends will appreciate recieving.

Eugenia Williams of Snow Moose Pottery** is giving crochet classes from the introductory price of $15* ONLY in September 2016, at the new  Creative Expressions Old Colorado City location: 2501 West Colorado Ave, suite #10, Colorado Springs Colorado 80904

Who want to learn to crochet?

  • It be a basic class starting on Wednesday, September 7 at 9:30 and then again at 12:30.
  • I will provide yarn and a size g crochet hook.
  • We will learn how to chain,single and double crochet.

With these two basic stitches the crochet world is at your command!

  • Classes are limited to six people, so hurry call Creative Expressions 719-464-6639 to  get your place at the class reserved..
  • Here are some things to create:
 About Creative Expressions:

“Nestled in the heart of historic Old Colorado City, Creative Expressions (OCC), ‘sells’ unique crafts and mixed media art from local Colorado Springs, Colorado craft-makers in one eclectic shoppe in Old Colorado City.”

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Creative Expressions is Movin’ On to The West Side of Colorado Springs!

Colorado Springs historic area, Old Colorado City, has a home town feel.

Colorado Springs historic area, Old Colorado City, has a home town feel. The Chocolate Factory is just across the street from the new location of Creative Expression: a boutique gallery of arts and crafts.

As  craft team member of Creative Expressions,  I can’t help but sing Movin’ o up (Jefferson’s theme song) by JA’NET DUBOIS AND OREN WATERS because the retail craft boutique/ gallery has moved to the the historic Old Colorado City -the happening place in the city: 2501 West Colorado Ave,Colorado Springs Colorado.

This is a very exciting move to a coveted corner location to the funnest place to walk with the family and shop in historic Colorado.

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Meet Creative Expressions Craft Team Member Brenda Longo of Brenda’s Bling Thing

Series on craft team members of Creative Expressions The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene' Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

Series on craft team members of Creative Expressions The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene’ Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

In celebration of Colorado Crafters Dreams Coming True with the opening of Creative Expressions new Old Colorado City Location at 2501 W Colorado unit #10 this current No Non-cents Nanna series features Brenda Longo the creator of Brenda’s Bling Thing.

Meet Brenda Longo:

I offer a unique hand-made pierced earring/necklace/bracelet organizer that will have all your “bling” organized and right at your fingertips! My design themes include beachy, blingy,contemporary,lacy,safari. and combinations thereof.

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Meet Creative Expressions Craft Team Member MnM Creations

The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene' Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene’ Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

In celebration of Colorado Crafters Dreams Coming True with the opening of Creative Expressions new Old Colorado City Location at 2501 W Colorado unit #10 this current No Non-cents Nanna series feature Michelle Musselman, creator of MnM Creations.

Introducing Colorado Crafter Michelle Musselman: MnM Creations:

My name is Michelle Musselman and I started MnM Creations just a few months ago. A little background about me- I have always had this creative bone in my body since I was young. I enjoyed doing all sorts of crafts with my mom such as crocheting, sewing and beading. Thru the years I have expanded my outlets into glass painting, decoupaging, candle making, mosaics and lots of up-cycling.

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Creative Expressions occ a Colorado Craft-Makers Dream Come True

The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene' Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

The logo for Creative Expressions craft boutique is the butterfly. Image by the late Kenneth Bakehouse-Ken Rene’ Studio. copyright owned by Malika Bourne

I, Malika Bourne owner of Heart Felt Play Store am one member of a team of eclectic crafters at a retail boutique, Creative Expressions, in Colorado Springs Colorado. owned by Sandy Tramaglino.

Keep reading for an exciting announcement  after my personal story of becoming part of the team of crafter at Creative Expressions. *

I have always made things with my hands. My Grandmother insisted: “Idle hands were the devils workshop” , but I wanted to play in Santa’s Workshop.

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Hand-crafters Invited as Vendors for 2 Day Event in Old Colorado City

Colorado artist and hand crafted are invited to be vendors at 2 day craft fair event next week in Old Colorado City Call Malika Bourne for details. Contracts to be emailed. $150 payment to be received by Sept 8 to participate at prime traffic location. See post.

Colorado artist and hand crafted are invited to be vendors at 2 day craft fair event next week in Old Colorado City Call Malika Bourne for details. Contracts to be emailed. $150 payment to be received by Sept 8 to participate at prime traffic location. See post.

Creative Expressions Gift Shop will open at our exciting new new location! 2501 W. Colorado Ave #10 Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

We are inviting  Unique Colorado Artists and Hand-crafter Vendors to join our team in an Historic area of Colorado Springs for a 2 day Craft Fair as we open our new doors.

  • 2 Day Event sales event featuring Artists and Hand-crafters’ work  as we open our new doors.
  •  Date: September 10th and 11th
  • Time: 10 am to 6 pm
  • All Crafters $150.00 for both days.
  • Call Malika Bourne, marketing manager at 719-291-491 if interested TODAY!

Details and payment instructions will be sent to your email address Sunday evening.

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