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06/29/15

Permalink 11:54:00 pm, by Nanna Email , 748 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: doTerra, event, NoNon-centsNanna-isms

How to Grow and Essential Oil Tree- for Product Display at Hidden Treasure in Fountain Colorado

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hidden-Treasure-LLC/1597486807180710

 Hey everyone in Cyber-space and the Colorado Springs, Fort Carson and Fountain, Colorado area

I'm Malika Bourne author of the No Non-cents Nanna blogs who is WARNING the socialistes on the  internet that No Non-cents Nanna is coming...No Non-cents Nanna is coming to Fountain, Colorado for the Hidden Treasure... of course that is why I have to grow an essential oil tree.

How to Grow an Essential Oil Tree ( for display) Displaying essential oils in a family famun atmosphere can be a challenge Malika Bourne used waht she had- lot sof emplty bottles; colrful foam baord; a naked holiday tre and old product gud To be displayed at Hidden Treasure in #FountainColoradoies. Disclosure MalikaBourne wellness Advocate receives bonus and commission form doTERRA.  copyright 2015 all right reservehttps://lh6.googleusercontent.com/aPeX-fpGe8fVDcTPgJkteg8E9nYmrzeNAXX-3RsYxcSg=w348-h600-no. May share for limited promotion with persmission.

Sure, the Quality is WAY Pre-school! That is the No Non-cents Nanna way!

  • I demonstrate what I encourage familes to do. Use what we have on hand.

Strating into a business is costly, right?

This old frugal No No-cents Nanna sure doesn't want to have to be forced to pass on some fancy smancy expensive fixtures to those folks  who are wanting to learn to make good practical every day choices for their families- like learning to clean the non-toxic way with essential oils...

...so I grew my own essential oil tree for the fun of it!

Materials for an Essential Oil Tree

 

  1. Lots of empty essential oils bottles
  2. Hemp string I got on sale just in case I might need it someday
  3. Set of naked holdiday trees from Kohls at 90% off 6 weeks after Christmas
  4. Foam craft sheets I had in my craft box  
  5. Imagination; a pair of scissors and glue
  6. DoTERRA Product Guides with rained on ruined covers to cut up product information on each oil.
  7. The sealed product is packaged in my Treasure Box -see below.

My idea is that people should be able to enjoy using all their senses to get a quick idea about a number of my favorite essential oils with in a few minutes.

 No Non-cents Nanna makes a messwhile she creates  her Essential Tree for her doTERRA disaply as a wellness advcoat with a spot in Hidden treaure Fountain Colorado

 

I have more than my share of dreams and wishes- some of those are about to come true on July 1st when I set up my little vendor department of essential oils (I do doTERRA) in Fountain, Colorado at Hidden Treaure-a new concept in vintage/craft deparment stores. 

Xmarksteh spot wheere new customers of Hidden Treaures in Fountian Colorado can find preciosu oil in treaure box. Malika Boruen wellness advocate of dotTA ahs been approved to sell her retail stock of doTERRA in this new concept in depratmnet stores. Classe on essential oils every Tuesday 719 Dale , fountian Colorado

this is an old jelwelry box Malika couldn't resist at a Thrift shop.

"Grand Opening of HiddenTreasure is July 12th," says owner Juli Henry.

I have been wanting a stable public location to make contact with families who are interested in the benefits of essential oils or who are exploring the natural solutions in everyday choices. ( I only use /sell doTERRA CPTG essential oils. I needed a suitable space to teach classes on a consisitent basis rain or shine. Now I found a treasure of a spot.)

May I shout it out once again?...


No Non-cents Nanna is coming...No Non-cents Nanna is coming...No Non-cents Nanna is coming with OILS on to Fountain, Colorado....!!! (The Edge of Eternity Networks and I are working on a short You Tube video announcement or 2.)

Disclosure: Malika Bourne Wellness Advcaote of doTERRA recieves bonsus and commisison from doTERRA.

My alter -ego and blogger name is No Non-cents Nanna which reflects my teaching style as an old Registered Nurse: mother and grandmother. Consider warned!

Learning to use doTERRA CPTG Essential Oils for every day can be fun and easy with Malika Bourne aka the No Non-cents Nanna teaching the class.

  • Demonstrations will begin at the Grand Opening July 12th.
  • Starting July 15 Malika's clases will be at 1 pm; 3pm and 5 pm every Tuesday.
  • Class size is limited so sign up early. Include ages and stages of participants.
  • Most classes are FREE. Donations to cover expense will be happily accepted
  • Class participants will have the one time opportunity to chose to place an order doTERRA at wholesale with pre-payment at time of class. Ask Malika for details and restrictions. Or attendees may enroll for a whole or preferred account at this time, also.


 Farm Fresh Fridays Farmer Market Colorado Springs. Meet Malika bourneweltlness advocate of #doTERRA there for #tips on #doTERRa #essentialoilsfor #cealning #gardne #pests.

,..AND I am delighted to say that I am a regular vendor with  my little cart uner an umbrella or  a  pop-up tent most Fridays at Farm Fresh Fridays Farmers Market in Colorado Springs.  

  • I meet lots of great people  there...
  • ... but it is not codusive for me to haul everything need to do class training with support material that won't get dirty or rained oncoming or going from the City Bus- I don't drive a car any more. 
  • I will continue to do Farm Fresh Fridays weather permitting with limited stock on hand.
  • Pick up your class invitations  and general essential oils tips from Malika at the Farm Fresh Farmers Market.

The above images are copyright 2015 Malika Bourne. All rights reserved. Feel free to share images to promote this post and Hidden Treasures. Pleae leave a comment of your intent for persmission to use images. TY Malika

06/26/15

Permalink 01:27:00 am, by Nanna Email , 484 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Craft / Recipes, event, Colorado Springs

NoNon-centsNanna is cooking up Family Fun Farm Fresh Friday Farmers Market Colorado Springs

Link: http://nonon-centsnanna.com/nanna/nanna.php/colorado-springs/colorado-springs-nanna-claims-to

What family fun does the No Non-cents Nanna got cookin' for Farm Fresh Friday on June 26, 2015?


Farm Fresh Fridays Farmers Market is held every Friday now thru' Octobert-weather peremitting- at #ColoradoSprings Colorado. Lot sof vendors including Malika Borune wellness advocate of doTERRa or aka No Non-cents Nanna REAd psot for this week details.

"Well..."Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna says...

"When I roll my cart into the  Garden of  the  God's RV Resort in Colorado Springs in the morning I'm  prepared with stuff you never expected_Like Booger Juice and it will be FREE to the kids* while supplies last."

*All children under age 10 will be supervised by parents , of course.

June 19view of Farm Fresh Friday Farmers Market at Garden of the Gods RV Resort Coloraod Springs.

The image below in one of my grand children helping No Non-cents Nanna test Booger Juice.

(Not  a cold drink or a snack, but, a sensory play item we make from corn starch, water, coloring and essential oils. Some call it Slime or Obleck. No Non-cents Nanna calls is Weird Science Family Fun! Hand written recipe included.)


Get your Booger Juice from No Non-cents Nanna at Farm Fresh Fridays #FarmersMarket #Gardenof theGod's #RV Resort #ColoradoSprings Colorado. It is #free family #fun at Nanna's tent while supplies last. rEAd psot to see why. Donations accepted.

With parents looking over the kids shoulders, kids can chose what aromatic/ sensory project to do under Nanna pop-up tent - FREE! 

You can find this recipe on dotERRA blog: 

 

Ckick on this link: http://doterrablog.com/diy-essential-slime/

They may even chose to take their Booger Juice home for a small donation to cover the cost. That's not all- For more fun things to do at No Non-cents Nanna no frills tent continue reading post.

 

WHY?

Surrounded by 30 other vendors at Farm Fresh Fridays Farmers Market is the perfect time and place to introduce parents to who Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna is.

  • She's a smart granny blogger living in Colorado Springs with loads of experience to help extended family learn to make good/ healthy choices.
  • While the kids are entertained with a few DIY examples Mom and Dad can chat with Malika about upcoming classes she will be offering at Hidden Treasure in Fountain, Colorado.
Hiden Treasure Fountain, Colorado is where Malika Bourne aka the No Non-cents Nanna will be giving a variety of Family Fun classes at teh new Retail Department store. Grannd Opening July 12. Stay tunned for exciting announced about th eotehr vendors. Contactsotre owner  Juli Henrry for sotre destails

Back to Farm Fresh Fridays...YIKES! Nanna is busy this summer.... Sneak peak phots of FREE kids activites.

Update: This FREE activites were a big hit with the kids on Friday June 26th!

DIY Aroma Sensory Craft:Booger JuiceBooger Juice prepared for DIY sensory craft.FREE to kids at Farm Fresh Friday Farmer Market Coloraod Springs. Prepared by Malika Borne the No NOn-cents Nanna as a DiY example of upcoming classes. See post.

DoTERRA's blog calls it Slime: http://doterrablog.com/diy-essential-slime/

 

Blow aroma bubbles with No Non-cents Nanna FREE for kids at Farm Fresh Friday #FarmerMarket #ColoradoSprings on June 26. See psot for details

Blow DIY Aroma Bubbles with No Non-cents Nanna FREE June 26!

GEt a sample of #Aroma #playdough recipe included from #NoNonCentsNanna t FarmFresh Friday Farmesrs Maket #Colorado Springs while supply lsts. Al chidlren to be supervised. Restircions may apply. Free -donation accepted to cover expense

DIY Lavender scented aroma playdough.

For the recipe from doTERRA blogs clickk this link: http://doterrablog.com/diy-aromatherapy-playdough/  or simply clik on my image. Image copyright Malika Bourne 2015 REcipe is from doTERRA blog.

Supply limited. Restricitons may apply. All children 10 and under to be supervised by parents for all free activites. No Non-cents Nanna rules apply to all.


Scented pIncones is another example of DIY activety made with essential oils. Ask Mlaika Bourne about #family #fun classes related to her products sold at Hidden Treasures in Fountian,Colorado

Essential Oil Scented Pincones are yours for a small donation to cover cost.

Ask Malika Bourne about essentaal oisl supplies she will sell - you can order, too- at HiddenTreasure in Fountain. ll recipes handed out at the FArmer Market or classes in Fountain retail sotre Hiddne Treaure where Mlaik wil be a vendor. Contact owner Juli Henry to be a vendor.


Disclosure: Malika Bourne is a wellness advcoate of doTERRA essential oils who sell and recives bonus and commssion form doTERRA. This post is not promoting the product but only uses this company's essential oil for theri purity and sfety when making DIY projects for children.

06/17/15

Permalink 12:57:00 am, by Nanna Email , 878 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Craft / Recipes, event, Colorado Springs

No Non-cents Nanna Needs Your Help with a DIY Survey on Make/ Take Family Fun Class Ideas

Link: http://nonon-centsnanna.com/colorado-springs-nanna-claims-to-have-map-to-new-hidden-treasure-in-fountain-colorado/

In my last post Colorado Springs Nanna Claims to Have Map to New Hidden Treasure in Fountain, Colorado! I hinted that I would need your help with some surveys as I prepare to be a vendor at a new retail store in Fountain, Colorado. 

Hidden Treasure Antique and Vintage will open July 1, 2015 and I want to be prepared with what would interest most people the most to do at the July 12 Open House. Here is my survey!

Take a Make & Take class from  Malika Bourne Wellness Advcocate of #doTERRA vendor aka No Non-cents Nanna atH idden #Treasures in Fountain #Colorado to open July 1, 2015 See post  for details and #vote in Malika's #survey on your favorite ideas for a #family #fun #class #ColoradoSprings

Hidden Treasure

719 Dale St
Fountain, Colorado
Juli Henry-owner (719) 271-5353


  • Malika Bourne's Make & Take Classes will be open FREE to the public; but space is limited so you may want to sign up early. Other vendor TBA may also be giving classes. Check back for updates.
  • To cover cost of supplies donations will be accepted. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. If you can help cover the cost for some one else's MAKE & TAKE, please consider doing so the whole community may continue to enjoy. This is one service Malika offers as a business person intending to sell product and make a proffit.
  • Supplies on hand to be purchased may be limited. Yes, you will able to order each essential oil with prepayment at the store cash register when you decide that you want to continue making more of the same fun project. (They ALL make wonderful from the heart.)


Please rate the following DIY Make & Take classes for # for good old fashioned family fun:

1) 0 for zero interest to 5 with the most interest

2) List all ages of your family members who would like to do a Make& Take Class

3) You live in the Colorado Springs area and are looking ofr family fun projects to do. 0 for zero interest up to 5 for the most interest. N/A if you don't live in Colorado Springs area.

4) How familiar with the use of essential oils are you?

  •  0_ for NOT at all adn Have no interest what so ever.
  •  1_ for not sure, but, are open to participating in a Make & Take Craft
  •  2_Have heard of eo's but are very wary of someone pushing into something new
  •  3_ Have heard of essential oils and would like to learn a little bit more
  •  4_ Know about essential oils and are open to taking more classes. Do NOT already have a wellness advocate
  •  5_ Know about essential oils and DO already have a WA to buy from, but still owuld like to pay for a class or buy an oil now and then retail.
  •  6_ Know a lot about essentials: LOVE 'em and want to sigh up for wholesale account with Malika Bourne as the enroller and mentor. (Ask Malika about current enrollment incentive.)
  • 7_ Know about e's and LOVE them. Already a Wellness Advocate of ___ company, and would love to just talk OILS with someone locally.
  • 8_ Enjoy finding cool stuff on line- to read.
  • 9_ Send me an occasional email about special offers: Include your name: email addressa: City and State you live in.
  • NEVER ever bother you again!

Please send your survey results to Malika@Malika Bourne.com Subject: SURVEY

 or simply leave a comment. 

Big NO NOn-cnets Nanna hugs to say Thank you for helping me!

Malika

 I promise that I won't sell your info or sapm you. I only need your help deciding what to prepare for the grand opening as a vendor. I copy and pasted, below, ideas from doTERRA blog

#1 DIY: Fast-Fizzing Bath Bombs Made with Essential Oils

 


#2 

Soak Your Stress Away with Serenity Moisturizing Bath Salt

- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/soak-your-stress-away-with-serenity-moisturizing-bath-salt/#sthash.cys9OXBz.dpuf

Image by Malika Bourne coyright 2015

- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/soak-your-stress-away-with-serenity-moisturizing-bath-salt/#sthash.xA0JIj9y.dpuf

#3Candy Cane Sugar Scrub

- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/candy-cane-sugar-scrub/#sthash.HaHbrUis.dpuf

In a No Non-cents Nanna survey how ouwld you rate making Candy Cane Sugar Scrub with #doTERRA #essential oils at aMake & Take Class. Mlaika Bourne will bedoing #DIY demo at Hidden Treasure In #FountainColorado. See post for details

 

#4 

Laundry Essentials: DIY Natural Alternative to Fabric Softener and Dryer Sheets

- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/laundry-essentials-diy-natural-alternative-to-fabric-softener-and-dryer-sheets/#sthash.LVY71GBX.dpuf

How ousl like to make #DIY Dryer Balls at a Make  & Take class with Mlaika bourne in #FountainColrrado. Reserve your FREE class today to be held at Hidden Treasures. (donation for suplly cost accepted. Buy your doterra Essentail oisl while you are in the store.)

#5 

DIY: Glass Cleanser

 

- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-glass-cleanser/#sthash.HPQjajsb.dpuf

Thank you for your input! I will be posting ideas for refreshments I will be making with doTERRA essential oils in an up coming post.

 

dōTERRA essential oils can be purchased onlinehttp://www.mydoterra.com/malikabourne/#/ or from any of our Wellness Advocates.

You will be able to pre-order with prepayment from Malika through the store beginning July. Details TBA

 

*These statements have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. dōTERRA products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any dōTERRA product.

- See more at: http://doterrablog.com/diy-glass-cleanser/#sthash.HPQjajsb.dpuf

06/16/15

Permalink 09:42:00 pm, by Nanna Email , 880 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Craft / Recipes, event, Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Nanna Claims to Have Map to New Hidden Treasure in Fountain, Colorado!

Link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hidden-Treasure/1597486807180710?sk=timeline

 I will make you walk the plank unless you promise not to tell anyone else about the Hidden Treasures. I have the  map to a newly discovered Hidden Treasures.

This is a new concept retail store for different vendors to sell their items in Fountain, Colorado opening July 1, 2015 

AGH! I will make you walk the plank is don't tell meth elocation of Hidden Treasures in Foutnain ,Colorado opening July 1, 2015Leave a comment if you know then share. (Details in post)The Priate is copyright by the late Ken Rene' Studio of Washington Iowa . copyrigh town by daughter Malika Bourne of Colroado Springs

The Pirate image by Ken Rene' Studio_ see the story below

Oh never mind! Throw me all your gold foil chocolate coins and suagr scrubs made with essential oils...

 

Let's Hunt for the new Hidden Treasure 719 Dale St Fountain, Coloraodo 719-271-5353 owner Juli Henry Vendors wanted for July 1 opening. Open House July12. Mlaika Bourne will be there with doTERRA

 Go ahead...You can share the real Hidden Treasures map with every one you know in Colorado Springs, Colorado area.

The actual map shows the real address is 719 Dale St, Fountain, Colorado

 
Hidden Treasures does not have booths since they are set up like a department store at: 
 719 Dale St
Fountain, Colorado
 
Call (719) 271-5353 to contact the owner Juli Henry today if you are crafty ventage type vendor wanting to display your wares.
The store will open July 1, 2015 with teh GRAND OPENING on Sunday July 12th.

Now, you can be the first ones to know that I, Malika Bourne Wellness Advocate of doTERRA, will be one of the vendors!

I'm the typo queen author of the No Non-cents Nanna blogs and Nanna's Oil Wellness blogs as well.

For the last 4 years I have been blogging about making healthy family choices: I am excited to share with you that I will now have a regular venue where I will give LIVE and in person demonstrations and classes on the very same subjects I typo about in in my blogs.

  • Fun sensory crafts ( many with doTERRA CPTG essentail oils)
  • Crafts from the repurposed 
  • Parenting tips 
  • Healthy DIY recipes using doTERRA CPTG essetential oils
  • TBA how and what doTERRA retail stock I will have at Hidden Treasures*
  • *I just signed my vendor contract with owner Juli Henry, yesterday. 
  1. Malika's a plan to sell some DoTERRA products retail  has been approved by doTERRA International CORP.  I want to be absolutley certain that I strickly adhere to doTERRA policies as a wellness advocate.
  2. I do plan on being in the store 2 times a week with family fun Make & Take classes _ donation accepted from participants to cover the supplies expenses. Optional purchases of support material TBA(Also for Hidden Treasures Open House on July 12th.) That will be a great opportunity to start learning about a few practical uses of doTERRA CPTG essential oils.
  3. Store customers will have the opportunity to order essential oils from me, Malika, for retail plus 10%TBA
  4. I will have DIY items for sale that are made with essential oils OR you can ask me how to Do-it-Yourself. ( Differnt deparment.)
  5. I will be updating and editing this post as I have persmision to reveal the other vendors and what my stock will be as soon as I have offical approval
  6. I will be posting on Facebook a survey for what goodies you think I should have drawings for my products;what treats to servefor guests to eat; what demo's to do at the Open House on July 12- 
  7. Lots of Good Choices still on the drawing board.

*Here is the tale of The Pirate: My late parents, Ken and Irene Bakehouse, went to photography school in Baltimore after World War II on their GI Bills, Yes, both of my parents were WWII veterans. The guy in the photo was a photography student also who modeled for them- they all took turns. I have no idea what his name was.
My dad loved details so he was always looking for some novel prop. He got really excited to make this man into a swarthy pirate
12 to 15 years ago I was staying at my late fathers house trying to help him sort throw tons and tons of stuff. Being a professional photographer for decades he did had lots of old photographs in boxes collecting dust. "Grandpa" and I decided we should put those picutres to good use.

We formed a company DBA More & More Greeting Cards

Basically we took what we had to make  a new product to make More and More into Greeting Cards the public could enjoy. 

The Priate was one of our first designs. It was a very popular seller in southern Iowa, around Iowa City and Washington. iIf you happen to recconize this image turn over the card to read the back. You will see More & More with the names Kenneth Bakehouse and Nancy Ellinger as owners. I am that Nancy!)

A short time later E-cards began to replace paper greeting cards and the Mom & Pop stores we sold our card in folded. (Pun?)We abandoned that project...
..but,I miss the old black and white  photos on the cards. With the Black and white  nostalgia is making a comeback, I was thinking about scenting each card with an appropriate essential oil when I re-organzied my colelctives businesses.

What do you think about that idea?

I have been dreaming of starting up More & More again. When I met Juli Henry the other day, and she told me the name of her new store Hidden Treasures with a pirate island type of decorartion...yep...I flashed on this image. I could not wait to share it with Juli.

Now,you know the pirate tale. I would love your feedback about Black and white photographic images making a comeback on paper greetting cards? Is that something you would enjoy purchsing?

06/13/15

Permalink 12:15:00 am, by Nanna Email , 1399 words   English (US) latin1
Categories: Communication, Growth & Development, Advice for the Royal Baby

True Magic is Found in the Imagination of a Child

What If every child  could wish for whatever they want? Would magic be a great idea or not?

Let's explore our value systems in realic life. What is true magic anyway?

"Many parents of today' generation rob their children of childhood by buying them thier own fantasies as they attempt to give devleoping minds "magic" to be loved in return.  This is so heartbreaking.

It is normal for us as parents to want to wish our kids to have better than we had when we were young. But, you MUST hold back or you will be withholding the greatest gifts of all.

What IF every wish came true by magic? Woudldwe be better off or not?  REad teh psot to see waht No NO-cents nann has to say about True Magic being foudn inthe imgination of a child. Then commnet how  we parnets can encourage or stillfel dreams.


Please don't be stiffeling a child's own creaativity; a stepping stone to their destiny.

So, my answer is NO. Getting every  fantasy wish for would not be a good choice for any one. Never woud eating ice cream day after day be a good thing, either. 

Sure, as kids  we all cried with at times when our parents said we could not have that one thing we dreamed of.

As a child I wished to Mommy with 100 kids.  I sure am glad I got another think on that one.

One of my children dreamed about living at K-Mart_that may be a much smarter Idea than I had at age 3.

But, we all grew stronger in spite of disappointment. Why would I say that when we can buy our kids their dream toys today?" says Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna.

 

No NOn-cents Nanna encourages imagination as that is wher theture magic can be found. then magnet itto the refrigertor door to enjoy!

 One of my 6 grandchildren painted this picture a few years ago when she was in kindegarten. Is this refrigerator art as valuable as Micheal Angelos' painting in the Cistine Chappel ceiling? Waht child does not believe their painting the is best-er-est any kid EVER did in the whole wide world?

"As valuable?" Ha-ha! I kid you not!

This old No Non-cents Nanna says it is more priceless than any famous art work ever!But lest not over-inflate the ego nor cut them to shreds over their creatiively not being marketable.

Why?

Let's keep it real!

  • It is only a fantasy to get a Gold Medal of a Million Bucks adn tiara for every thing we do.
  • Because this child put her heart and soul along with her imagination to place the colors on the paper where she pictured in her head they do deserve our feed back.
  • We can help the child explore what she/ he imagined by observing and asking questions something like this:

"Jane, I see a big yellow sunshine with a smiling face, tell me what you were thinking about when you painted this..."

"Carl, these colorful flowers are really something. Some are bigger and some are smalller and they are different colors. How ever did you choose which one would be big or small or blue even?"

There is no right nor wrong answer when a child answers with their heart- not what we the adults prompt them to say.

UH?

I know most grow-ups look at  a crappy piece of paper with blobs of paint on it knowing full well that no one would pay $1,000,000 for that 'junk', yet,  exclaim "Oh pretty!" (LIAR LIAT pant son Fire!)...

...before YOU throw that materpiece in the trash.

(Not me! I try to keep every one of those creatiionsuntill they become a fire hazard or grape juice gets spilled on it..)

We can dismiss the imagination as garbage...we are too busy working for money to buy the kid what they want...but, all our children really want is for us to appreciate their efforts by taking  time to explore the magic of their dreams, not hands over those things with a price tag.


Face to face: Make eye contact

Listen to your child speqk about things they imagine: face to face: Make eye contact: True Magic is in the imagination of achildsays Malika Bourne the No NOn-cents Nanna



Be quiet to listen what the child says. There will be magic in his/ her words as she uhms and a-a-a-a-h's with inept wording to describe the painting or a pciture on a stick. Let me tell this: your child will always treasure these moments when you listened, really LISTENED to their words even if their ideas are only imaginary.

Don't we ALL want to live in Sleeping Beauty's Castle?

Don't we all want to live in Sleepign Beauty's castle? ure, it is OK now and then after wea as afamily have saved up to go vist them go home. Living our dreams is good now adn then. Imaginatio is wonderful gift to enjoy. But true magic is foudn int he imagiation of achild No Non-cents Nanna

 Well, yeah! Who as a child did not dream of being a fairy tale protagonist or princess?

We can't all live at Disneyland even if you live within walking distance -and we did in the 1970's. I can tell you this: As thrilling as it is to go on the Pirates of the Caribean ride 6 times in a row-just because you always dreamedof it-becomes as boring as making your bed and brushing your teeth everyday!

But every kid will appreciate that dream come true when earn the fantasy vacation after a lot of sweat from hard work of daily chores.

Whenn kids work up swaeta doing chores not only builds character but help them apprecieate their dream when  a goal is met. No Non-cents Nanna

My grandson mowing the lawn build character. I know, he may not be so hot on this idea this year.


Reality check:

  • Parents have to work to pay the bills and admssion. Unless you work at the magic Kingdom playing a character for minimum wage.
  • Fulfilling fantacies now and then is so much fun! YAY!
  • What is even better that going to Disneyland every day is planning as a family on how to save up to pay the admission; buy the food and transportaion to get there. 



"Princess Charlotte has a Grand Jewelry Box to Borrow From", the headline read...

Whoop-di-do!

I'm not jealous of the wealth that William and Kate's new baby girl will inherit.

I AM a bit concerned that the new little princess will ever be able to experience the real beauty dreaming and hoping and wishing or scheming how to get her royal parents the  present EVER just because she loves them!


Pincess Charlotte has teh grandest jewelsry box to borrow jewlery from, bu twill she feel any more likea princess tahtn this little girl with her plastic beads adn imagination? asks No Non-cents Nanna.

Here is on of my 6 grandchildren all decked up in cheap plastic beads shestrung herself feeling like a beautiful princess. 

There is so much wealth in the  true magic in the imagination of a child.


 Don't steal away a child's dreams...

All childre need to dream by themselves. AS mauch as we paents want to fix the world to be perfect for our kids, we must not buy their dresm, but allow them to figure out the magic of theri dream all by themselves. says No Non-cnets nanna

In Disney's version of Cinderella, Ella sings, "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes."

As much as we parents want to protect our kids or the cruel harshness of the world, we should not steal their dreams by fixing everything for them.

  • Children have to learn to fail a number of times before they appreciate success.

When do buy them every fantasy it is kind of like buying them tickets to a Magic Show them revealing all of the tricks of the trade of the Magician illusions.

There is no magic when you know how the illussion is pulled off; Not FUN!

The best play things are gfits form the Earth:

  1. trees to climb in
  2. rocks to pile up
  3. dirt to dig in
  4. sticks to poke things with ( don't poke eye out, tho')
  5. bits of string or wire
  6. cuddling with peopele yoy love and trust
  7. scraps of cloth or an old sheet
  8. kitchen ingredients
  9. paper and penciles
  10. books
  11. old magazine pictures
  12. old socks
  13. used paper sacks
  14. soap and water
  15.  empty boxes


Fun ideas from Nanna family albums:

Oh, yeah, I love to make a mess as long as we clean it up. It is all a learning experience and that is 1/2 the magic!

Look at Nanna get a relaxing facial with fruit...

True Magic is ofund in the iamgination of a child: Make soemthing form the ktichen cupboard as long as you clean up the mess. No Non-cents Nanna

Moving boxes can be a child's fantasy come true!

True Magic is foudn in the imagination of a child. Waht can be created from a bucnh of empty boxes? No Non-cents Nanna

We made a car from a box.

with imagination a child can make a very nice car. True Magic is Found in the imagination of a child No Non-cents Nanna


Read to chidlren when they are small.Then encourage them to make up their own stories.

Read to childrenwhen they are small. Then encourage them to use theri imaginations to make up theri own stories. True magic is fond in the Imagination of ac hild. No Non-cents Nanna

Not exactly a best selling novel, noraninvitation to dine at the White House...

Read to kids then encourage them to make up theri own stories. Imaginetion is magic! Noo Non-cents Nanna

Encourage kids to explore nature to discover the gifts of the Earth.

Encoaurage kids to explore the gifts of teh Earth in theri natural surroudnings. True magic is foudn in the imagination of a child. No Non-cents nanna

Well Bibity Bobbity -BOO! With imagination, a silly hat and decorated empty paper towel roll there is MAGIC! in the air!

I beleive in #MAGIC with a silly hat, a pape towle tube and imagination. Let's  talkea a reality check parents to think whether  or not our kids need every thing they wish for. True Magic is Found in the Imagination of a chidl. No Non-cents Nanna

I encourage all you families to spend quality time together using creativety and imagination vs buying the kids every thing they wish for.

In life there are no magic wands nor would getting every wished for wish be a good idea.

Imagining the what if I did this or what IF I did that what could happen? (Hopefully not blow the house up.) How far would that imagination cary the child into the future when they figured it out them selves?


I am Malika Bourne the No NOn-cents Nanna saying," Make good choices."


Now it is your turn:

After reading this take a look at your family photos. Do they refective creativity that promotes imagination or spending money?

NO, look  at your child. Look deep into their eyes as you listen to their creativity_the magic of their imagination!

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