Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Coasters And Coupons

Remember yesterday
I told you I would show
that there are many things
you can do with coasters?
You DID read that 
yesterday, didn't you?

Well, I keep my promises.
There are many uses for them
besides keeping a 
sweaty glass from leaving
a ring on furniture.

My friend, Lucille, said
she was excited to see
my tutorial.
Well, Lucille,
do I have a tutorial
for YOU!

I use COASTERS for 
while we wait for our food!

Come on, SweetCheeks.
Let's play a game.
Whut kind of game, Nana?
It's called 
and you can go first.

Is everyone ready for this?
This is a 

See if you can figure out
what's what 
I give you the answer.
Give up?
Fish with Gills

Elephant with short trunk.

Monkey with ears- (not far off there)

Minnie Mouse


This is MOM -snicker-giggle-

Oh-and the
Well, in case you didn't know.
Those are these bready
things on top of your salad.
make SweetCheeks

Hope you aren't TOO disappointed
with the
What Can I Do With Coasters
What were you expecting?
Roofing  for the Taj Mahal?;>)
your photo name


Mark said...

Who knew you could do so many "things" with coasters! I really need to start thinking out-of-the-box like you.

Susie said...

Diana, That sweetcheeks sure has an imagination. I loved it. Tell sc she may have all my coupons as I hate them on salads.:):)Smiles, xo, Susie

DearHelenHartman said...

LOL - fun with coasters! When you started in the Name Game popped into my head - Nana, Nana Bo Bana, Banana Fanana.... that will be with me alllll day!

Kim K. said...

I'm glad I hadn't poured my coffee yet, that last coaster of "mom" might have had me spitting it out on the counter again. You have so much fun with sweet cheeks.

Anonymous said...

The pirate face is a winner! Never a dull moment with SweetCheeks around. What a joy she must be. I'm rather fond of Coupons myself.

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, What we do to entertain the little ones while we wait for food. A deck of Ole Maid Cards, paper and pencil and now I can add coasters to my purse. Sweetcheeks is so much fun to watch grow because you don't know what she is going to tell Nana. Have a great day and thanks for the chuckle before I go to work. Hugs Your Missouri Friend.

Stacy said...

Oh, how cute was that?! Thanks for starting my day with a big grin.

Jettie said...

Just wait until she starts school, you guys will be afraid to go to the teacher's meetings, wondering what she told on you...I like coupons on my salad too, along with sunflower seeds, what will she call them?

Anonymous said...

What a cutie!! Such a great way to keep entertained while waiting for the food to come out. So creative! :-)

Patty Patterson said...

The coasters at Chili's are square and you can build with them. kind of like making card houses. And I guess playing with coasters is more polite than people watching. That can lead to staring. And that is sort of rude. Hmmmmm.... let's see. I'm not sure if I like Minnie Mouse or the Mom impression the best.

WeeFaerie said...

LOL! The "not far off there" cracked me up! Your grandkids are so lucky to have such a fun and creative Nana!

Nellie said...

Well, now - that might be an improvement to the Taj Mahal.:-)

Little SweetCheeks is truly a joy to be around!

Anonymous said...

well I was thinking along the lines of some masterfully constructed craft item / project but this was way better, gotta love that girl!! and YOU!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Cutie pie Sweetcheeks made me laugh. With the coasters. Ways to use them.

One lady here on your page said wait till she gets to school.

Well my young Grandson is the same. You never know his actions or what he is about to do next.

My son said Braedon won Valvictorian of his class and Citizen award. So what ever comes out of babes mouth's may be of interest to the teachers and principal. He even prepared a speech himself and it was so cute and funny.Had everyone in stiches. So your little Princess is going to knock the socks off the schools teachers and principal one day. Be prepared and not shocked if she gets these awards. Love your blog as usual.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the smiles this morning!!!

Gina said...

You are so silly! I know where Sweet Cheeks gets it from!

Tete said...

LOL- I thought you were going to use them as frisbies to attack the other customers! DH likes lots of coupons on his salad, too. At least she doesn't call them tampons.
Have a great day!

Laura said...

So cute diana!! the minnie mouse is my fave actually!! Congratulations on the christening of baby olly!! What a gorgeous family; and the cake looks just amazing!! xxxx laura xxxx

Grammy Goodwill said...

I must admit this was not what I was expecting, but I could actually steal, um, copy this "tutorial". So much fun. You always have me laughing.

Ruth Kelly said...

Very clever. Isn't it fun to make up games with the grandkis - my favorite thing to do. How I miss them!
I think your coupons are actually croutons - that's what we call them out west.

Blessed Serendipity said...

You are such a cool Nana. Loved the Minnie Mouse and Mom the best.


Little Miss Maggie said...

I think "coupons" are the best part of any salad. They are my favorites. I'm not too sure about that coaster game though. You're really stretching the imagination with that one.

Karen said...

Oh Diana, I can always count on smiling and laughing when I visit you. Sweetcheeks is adorable, the two of you should take your act on the road LOL.

Lucille said...

Okay, I was expecting something ingenious! Maybe not roofing for the Taj Mahal! Although I must say that SweetCheeks has a lot of imagination. Anyways, thanks once again for the laugh. It's good for the soul! SweetCheeks looks adorable!

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

That child is one of a kind. I love her to pieces and am a big fan of the world according to SweetCheeks!

NanaNor's said...

So very cute and creative!!!!! Not sure what sweet cheeks mom thought about the last one but hey, if the top fits,wear it.

Gypsy Heart said...

Cute, cute!


Gypsy Heart said...

Cute, cute!


Terri said...


I can ALWAYS count on you to make me smile! Thank you for that, my friend.


Gretchen said...

Sweet Cheeks looks most adorable with the Mickey Mouse ears. I'm going to remember this game for future restaurant trips with the grandchildren. Where do you come up with this stuff? You must be the smartest Nana ever!

SavannahGranny said...

As always you and Sweet Cheeks crack me up. I wish I had a granddaughter.
Hugs, Ginger:)

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Ya'll are too funny! "Mom, snicker-giggle"! So precious! How wonderful to have a diary of her funny moments!

Blondie's Journal said...

Sweet Cheeks makes a great model and is quick on the draw. When the kids were young I used to take all 4 of them for their doctor check ups. The wait was LONG, so we played a game called "Guess the animal". They had to imitate an animal without making a sound. Oh, the memories! Makes me long for silly games!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How cute...both of you! HAVE FUN all of your kids!

Sweet Tea said...

Great imagination!
You got me!!
Very cute stuff!

Penny said...

I think Sweet Cheeks has a great future in infomercials! She sold me on the coasters!! LOL Hugs. Penny


Happy, Silly girls :)

joanne said...

coaster boobies and coupons...you crack me up girl...;j

Julie Harward said...

LOL cute1 Your sweet cheeks is growing up, she looks older to me but just a cute. Fun games too and very inventive with all the ones she thought up! We usually stack the creamers or play with the sugar packets! Love the baby and family post below this one too, what a special day! ;)

vivian said...

what fun! Sweet cheeks is such a good helper for your tutorial and shes adorable to boot!! I'll have to try to remember this little game to play with torry someday!
you have such a fun blog. have a great day.

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Oh, Good Grief - my side hurts! Thank you Diana, I have tears rolling down my face...

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Not what I was expecting but a great game!! Watch out Vanna!