No Non-cents Nanna

Practical tips and advice for a family friendly lifestyle

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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

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Six year Old Learns Nanna’s Business

Heart Felt Play Store’s modle Sophie-Do-It. has been a model for No Non-cents Nanna’s blog since she was very small.

This weekend my youngest grand daughter and I accomplished a new goal: a milestone for our family business, Heart Felt Play Store.*

I’ve always involved my kids and grand kids in what I have done for a living. Now, I’m pretty excited about the new learning experience for the first grader in our family.

  • In 2012 I began writing a blog and other writings under the pen name of  the No Non-cents Nanna . The now 6 years old had been the my model and the main character in my grand-motherly philosophies since she was baby. (No Non-cents Nannas’ High Chair Safety video where our Sophi-Do-it was the star is posted below.)
  • In 2015 I opened No Non-cents Nanna’s small crafting business doing local events.
  • *In late November I began an on-line shop with Shopify DBA No Non-cents Nanna. Heart Felt Play Store CLOSED November 23, 2017 due to family health issues. Please note: all No Non-cents Nanna blogs posts are in the process of being edited to delete the on-line store links. Remaining sore inventory is currently on consignment at TANTRUMS in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • My inspiration  and model was Sophie-Do-It, The little girl who had been growing up in photos on my blog pages. ( My grand daughter was so stuborn about doing a few things she really needed to acomplish. One day I traced her body shape on a big pice of card board. Her shape became the pattern for a 40″ stuffed felt doll name Sophie-Do-It Doll. The real Sophie was charged with teaching the doll how to do many new tasks. YES, No Non-cents Nanna will make a Shophi-Do-It Doll  for your child. Just ask via the contact form on any Heart Felt Play Store catalog. page.)
  • A few months after No Non-cents Nanna opened on Shopify store was up and running, Sophi-Do -It inspired a name change to No Non-cents Nanna’s “Heart Felt Play Store”. She was merrily drawing hearts on everything she could including little pieces of felt. ( Hearts…Felt..get it? heart -felt) I have always told Shopie that she is my business partner. To her, that means we are RICH! And we are “rich” in love.

,Heart Felt Play Store, the on-line shope is approaching it’s 2nd year in business. Sophi-Do-It had always inspired my craft- making.  I had to stop crafting, that’s another story. I involved Sophie-Do-It in giving her child-like opnion on what to order. She has been my product tester of  all crafted and manufactured goods “we” now sell on-line at Heart Felt Play Store. READ MORE

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3 Easy Peasy DIY Costume

DIY Monster or Robot foam masks for affordable fall pre-Halloween party craft. Limited stock Heart Felt Play Store.-add to wish list today. https://heartfeltplaystore.nononcentsnanna.com/collections/dramatic-play-costumes

Moms and Dad’s before you break the bank taking the kids to the creepy seasonal Halloween store…

there is an affordable way to to costume the kids and have fun learning experience, too even if you are not too crafty.

The image above show DIY masks Heart Felt Play Store had on display locally.

  • Silly Monsters Robots and BUGS come in DIY unassembled self adhesive kits.

Just add a coordinaitng T-shirt.

  • DIY masks  kits are colorful pre-cut foam. Peel and stick the decorative pieces. Not for children under age 3.
  • Wear a color coordinating T-shirt decorated with a magic marker ...tah dah you have a costume the kids made themselves.

20 Ideas for Kid’s Tee-Shirts to Accessorize for Make and Take Arts and Crafts

Do you Like My Hats?

Grab a T-shirt of 2 from Dollar Tree to co-ordinates with masks, headband  ears and tail sets. READ MORE

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