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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Am I Ready for the Biggest Vendor Event of my Life?: Springs Spree

Colorado Springs annual community event which draws over 70,000 guests, Springs Spree is just 4.5 days away. Am I prepared as a vendor?

Well, all I can say is I’ve swept up scraps of fabric and thread off the floor for months. My son and I are tired of eating sandwiches so I don’t have to cook…and check out my latest product images so I won’t have to typo…

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What Inspires Women to be Entrepreneurs in 2016?

Elegant embellished scarves created by Expressions by Sandy. Images copyright Expression by Sandy

Elegant embellished scarves created by Expressions by Sandy. Images copyright Expression by Sandy

Today I am intrigued by why women are seeming to change their careers today to start small businesses. This post begins my new mini series on women in business in the Colorado Springs, Colorado area.

Why do women consider becoming entrepreneurs? Read what inspired one Colorado Springs woman to design elegant scarves embellished with jewelry.

In this post I share a quote from Sandy Tramaglino,  tells us why she  made some life changes. Sandy is also the creative designer of elegant scarves of Expressions by Sandy.

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Pirate Costumes and Real People with Disabilites

Pirate cosutume aplenty creted for Heart Felt Play Store: Springs Spree and Creative Expression Colorado Springs Colorado. Post discusses debilitates versus hooks and peg leg.

Pirate costume aplenty created for Heart Felt Play Store: Springs Spree and Creative Expression Colorado Springs Colorado. Post discusses debilitates versus hooks and peg leg.

As, I am finishing up dramatic play pirate costumes, I am very hesitant about missing sales over the pirate hooks and peg legs we tend to associate with the pirate party themes.

Why? Because the lose of limb is not fun. I never want children to get the wrong ideas about disabilities.

Dramatic play and dress up or playing the part of a character are different matters from real life where our love ones may have lots an arm, a leg or an eye. We want to be sensitive to their needs and feelings.

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Christmas in July at Craft Boutique in Colorado Springs

We are taking a few minutes for the toy shop to announce Christmas in July Sale at Creative Expressions, 411 Lakewood Circle (Satellite Hotel) in Colorado Springs Colorado for big pre-season savings.

It is time to start planning ahead to upcoming holidays. Take advantage of discounts starting at 10% off and more.

See previous posts for some ideas of recent craft stock by 20 creative crafters at Creative Expressions. Keep in mind taht many creations are one of a kind. Other craft items may be special orders with a minimum deposit.

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Sneak Peak at Colorado Springs Crafters Boutique

Have you been a  local craft show or 2 where you fell in love with a craft items. Then later you can’t remember how to find the crafter?

Creative Expressions is a retail store with a team of popular crafters from the the Colorado Springs, Colorado area.

I’m proud to say that I am a part of that team of creative crafters at Creative Expressions, 411 Lakewood Circle,Suite A101 in the Satellite Hotel.

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Viral Dinosaur Masks and more Re-Stocked Soon to Heart Felt Play Store

Foam dinosaur masks add to the DinosaurDig experince. See Heart Felt Play Store for collection of Dinosaur party favors kids love.

Foam dinosaur masks add to the Dinosaur Dig experience. See Heart Felt Play Store for collection of Dinosaur party favors kids love.

This viral image as been pinned over 50,000 times the last time I checked. Thanks to the magic of  Pinterest these dinosaur masks are over sold at the moment.

Those wonderful customers who are waiting so patiently over the long holiday weekend should have their dinosaur masks shippped no later than July 7th. ( You will be recieving a FREE gift, too)

Check out these simple animal costume sets:

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How to Laugh about Bugs in Your Hair

Find this Heart Felt Play Store ad in Lets Be Local Colorado coming this October. Clip the coupon then apply CODE discount online or any events you see Hert Felt plays Store

Find this Heart Felt Play Store ad in Lets Be Local Colorado coming this October. Clip the coupon then apply CODE discount online or any events you see Heart Felt plays Store

Most of us  parents and camp nurses, like me, who have nit picked heads of hair will tell you bugs in the hair is no laughing matter.

But there are times when we need put away our fine tooth combs a for a good laugh when we exclaim, “You have bugs in your hair!”

Introducing: Bug in Your Hair Head Bands by No Non-cents Nanna’s Heart Felt Play Store!

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3 Things I HATE About Crafting

Girls eyes will light up when they see these tiny purple nut cup hats ona head band Each hat is unquely hand crafted.

Girls eyes will light up when they see these tiny purple nut cup hats on a head band Each hat is unquely hand crafted.

Among my many interests and titles I am pleased to say that I am a crafter.

I love imagining the end product then breaking down the steps to complete my creation. BUT, I hate 3 things about the process of crafting.

  • I have adjusted to the fact that at mage I need glasses to thread a needle.

3 THINGS I Hate about Crafting:

I can’t SEE where I laid my glasses without a pair of glasses over my eyes.

2. Even when organizing little pieces parts, doo-tads and trim, one little tip over seems like a wreck of my train of thought. I hate that when it happens. Oh well! This time it wasn’t straight pins spilling.

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Heart Felt Play Store to be Vendor in a Local Colorado Springs Store

This old No Non-cents Nanna can hardly contain her excitement about the invitation for her Heart Felt Play Store to be a vendor at newly opened Creative Expressions in Colorado Springs,Colorado is located in suit A101 of the Satellite Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Off Airport and Academy) https://www.facebook.com/expressions411/

Borrowed image of the Satellite Hotel

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