Grandma Gets Real – Instagram

Welcome to Grandma’s House. Serving Up Smiles & Memories. Toys, Nostalgia & The Little Things. XOXO

👵🏻 What do you plan on doing when you are a senior? “How old is a senior?” you might ask. Apparently, over 55 - because at 57 👵🏻 I get the senior discounts when shopping and I’m in @aarp 😱. What would you like to do when you retire? ...

🐣 Happy Easter! ...

Did you ever wish you could be a CoverGirl?
#tbt 1980 Jan - I was flown to Gran Canaria Island, one of the exotically beautiful Canary Islands, Spanish possessions off the West Coast of Africa. It was a week-long shoot for Carina, the German magazine for young women that had become my best client during the fall. The models and crew woke up early each morning so we could be ready to starting shooting at dawn. Sunrises and sunsets were the favorites of Gunter, the photographer, because of the beautiful soft lighting.
• May - Much to my surprise, my face also smiled at me from the front of Carina—my first magazine cover. The photos shot on location in the Canary Islands the previous January filled the pages—it was not Vogue—or even close—but it was a start. No one had told me I would be on the cover. My heart beat wildly with excitement. There I was dressed in a sailor’s suit complete with a jaunty hat and pigtails. Ironically, my idol Cheryl Tiegs was on the BACK cover advertising cosmetics for Cover Girl. Quickly, I called home and told my mom and dad the exciting news. I described the pictures to them.
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Do you leave your dioramas set up? I have a few that I usually leave put together - including the nursery. If you want to see a more close-up, slower look at this nursery - I’ll put the link to the full video in my stories. ...

What else should this Crazy Barbie Lady Barbie say when you pull her string? ...

#minimonday Do you spend more time on your phone or computer? I tend to use my phone much more - but sometimes I need my computer for bigger projects. 😀 Chocolate and caffeine help too. 🍫 ☕️ Happy Monday! ...