Month: August 2017

3 Easy Peasy DIY Costume

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.

DIY Monster or Robot foam masks for affordable fall pre-Halloween party craft. Limited stock Heart Felt Play Store.-add to wish list today.


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?


Easy peasy giraffe costume for kids to wear all year around long after Halloween.


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

Visit Oriental Trading Company to purchase costume parts


Turtle Shirt you can make yourself:

Easy DIY turtle T-shirt. DIY  No longer for sale on line



Bonus idea to copy.

Here is an old video Sophie-Do-it and I the No Non-cents me, had made a silly video showing off the foam horse visor ( small heads) and my hand-crafted horse tail that you can make very simply as well. You can buy this from Oriental Trading Company in a set of other hood cape farm animal rather than individually.

. Many No Non-cents Nanna blog posts have been edited to reflect the Closure of Heart Felt Play Store. So many images have been repinned on Pinterest that continue to inspire you. We have chosen to edit many post to allow the inspiration to continue.

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You Don’t Need a Pair of Angel Wings

For all those people on the other side of the counter or on the other end of the phone line. THANKS for being a sweet angel in disguise.

You help me through an incredible amount of stress with your kind words and friendly smile. You helped me keep my head above water when I was overwhelmed from caring for a severly disabled loved one.

So thank you!

Be kind to 3 people today. You don’t need a pair wings to be an angel to someone. Quote Malika Bourne Heart Felt Play Store


Pass it on..someone may need angel in disguise wearing your shoes.

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A Big Jaw Breaker Changed My Life: Inspiring Story

I was always going to be a teacher. I it happens that I have always been a very good teacher since i was 7 or 8 when I taught one of my younger sisters, a twin, how to read when she was 3. But, when I was teenagere a few horrible things happened that influenced my decision to go to nurses training instead of going to college to become a teacher.


The No Non-cents Nanna practiced as a RN for many years teaching young children and parents about safety. This was not my nurses cap, my got left in a locker then went missing. This nurses cap was on display in a Washington, Iowa store window a few years back when my home town celebrated our Centential. Washington Iowa, knew me as Nancy Bakehouse before I legally started using my pen-name Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna

Oh, I stll get to teach like  a nurse would and have spent a life time doing preventative teaching as a blogger and as an on-line entrepeneur. Way back in the 1960’s who could have guessed thatt a jaw breaker would change my future?

Now I am retired caring for a disabled adult child writing a blog teaching about child safety and operating a small on-line store Heart Felt Play Store.

I have posted this story a number of times over the years in blog and on Bubblews. I quote myself below. (Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna)

Flash back to 1965…

One day when I was teen I was walking around the town square in my home town. I saw a small child collaps…LIMP… BLUE…looked dead…a panic mother screamed “Help! My son is dying!”.

A by-stander grabbed that limp blue in the face child tipped him up side down then SMACKED him on the back….out flew that huge jaw breaker that was blocking the air way…all slobery and covered with the kid’s lunch…gross!

It all happend so fast…scarred the crap out of me.…My heart still beats from fear every time I re-tell the story. I sitll cry for the happy outcome.

Shareable image with inspiring story below:

A Jaw Breaker changed my life. This poster shares the inspiring story about the day No NOn-cents Nanna knew she had to become a nurse. Feel free to share to inspires other to leaarn how to prevent tragic deatsh of children


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America Shares a few Moments as One Community Eclipse 2017

I wanted to publish a few thoughts for the future about the day that brought America together for a moment: August 21, 2017 The Eclipse of 2017.

I had walked to the post office to mail Heart Felt Play Store order #1050. I bought Eclipse stamps. It was hot and muggy on this August 21th day.

I hope it is legal to photograph USPS stamps. I got a set of the Eclipse Stamps for a collectors item to pass on to one of the grandkids.

Amber Service-Dog-in-Training was antsy tho’ I had taken her outside 4 or 5 times already, I put her in her kennel when a delivery man knocked on the door …he rushed off to see the sight outside after dropping the small package.


I had  to order from Dominoes.  About the time our delivery arrived my neighbors were outside with special glassed that I did not have. The delivery guy was grateful to have the opportunity to be outside. I wanted to take a picture as did the pizza driver, but we did not want to ruin our camera phones.

My son’s wheechair was broken down, AGAIN, so he was in bed waiting for the repairman, answering phone call from either phone solicotors and appointment reminders.

Around Noon to 1:00 it felt weird ouside. When I went out I had to put a jacket on. I held my hand over my eyes to try to squint through the cracks of fingers. OUCH! The glare on my fingers was bright refection! I hope I did not burn my retinas.

In Colorado we did not see that much of the eclipse as in other places, but we share an historic moment. And since David, my son was stuck in bed we watched TV. I video taped NBC and hope my clip in my son’ room is legal to share on-ine. If I have to take it down, oh well. My grand chidren and great grand children will able to see what I was doing on this day in history.

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