No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle


Small Business Saturday FREE Kids Crafts at Tantrums in Colorado Springs

Yesterday, Small Business Saturday, I had the pleasure ( volunteer) to  help  kids do free crafts at Tantrums Kid Consignment in Colorado Springs while moms and dads shopped in the store for great bargains on kids clothes. I had fun. I think the kids enojyed having something on their level to do while mom, grandma and a few dads shopped.

I don’t have the time as much as would like to pay it forward by volunteering in the community, too often any more. But, when Courtney the owner of TANTRUMS Kids Consignment in Colorado Springs asked me if I would consider helping with FREE CRAFTS for the kids on Small Business Saturday I jumped at the opportunity to help a small business and give something special to parents – a chance to shop for the kids without the kids seeing what they were buying. READ MORE


Fun Felt and Fleece Kids Crafts for Sale Colorado Springs

Soft and squishy mini bug pillows in colors kids love. (Not of children under age 3.)

Soft and squishy mini bug pillows in colors kids love. (Not of children under age 3.)

Did you know that the No Non-cents Nanna makes fun stuff for Kids? See my  preview of soft, squishy and colorful mini pillows and draw strings bags; felt dolls with clothes and more I made wen I first decided to open a little store. Pre-school teachers will want to connect for theri calss room needs.

Wow! No Non-cents Nanna’s crafting has come a long way from this now updated post. (5/15/17) Is this post ever out of date! A short time after this post announcing my apearance at a local event I started my on-line store on Shopify. READ MORE


What to do with Empty Water Bottles: Repurpose to Sensory Bottles

Don’t over fill the flowing the land fills with plastic! Make Senosry bottles instead.-See post for permission to pin.copy right MalikaBourne 2015

What to do..what to do with empty water bottles? I know! …Sensory Bottles!

When I am out and about like at Fresh Friday in Colorado Springs I  will take bottles of water with me. I sure don’t like over flowing our country’s landfills with plastic, so I use glasses at home.

To a very neat grown up these sensory bottles may leave them scratching their heads wondering…uh? READ MORE