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Who Cut the Pineapple?

I buy a LOT of fruit…..especially when Alice comes to GrammaCamp. That girl can eat a whole container of raspberries! She loves every fruit, and I try to get Fresh whenever possible……instead of canned, which is fine, too.

Buying a cut-up Fresh Pineapple at Hy-Vee is convenient, but expensive. So I buy a fresh one, at half the price, and butcher it myself at home.

Enter the OXO Good Grips Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer. I recently bought one and Matt and I used it on a fresh pineapple. I admit I had to look at the directions but we figured it out easily. Speaking of easy……

Pineapple With OXO Slicer Using OXO  Pineapple Ratchet

I’ll be getting more pineapple and using this tool. Next time, I will cut the pineapple and put it back in the “pineapple shell” for Alice. This time, I stored the slices in one of my Weck Jars. It fit Perfectly. Love storing things in Glass.

Pineapple in Weck Jar

(I bought this OXO Good Grips  Ratcheting Pineapple Slicer on my own.)

Pure Play Kids

When MY children were little, I didn’t have very much extra money for fancy schmancy toys….so they played mostly with traditional and homemade toys.
IF I had a pile of money to spend at ToysRUs…….I wouldn’t have!
The toys I chose for them to play were to spur skill, use their imagination, and to last for years.

Now that I’m a Grandmother….the plan remains the same!
Simple and Creative toys that will last years and years.

I recently entered and won a contest sponsored by PurePlayKids and my order arrived JUST in time for Alice’s upcoming birthday.


She’s getting a Wooden Sorting & Counting Rainbow Stacker and Wooden Lacing Animals (so she can sew just like Mama)


The toys are MADE IN AMERICA. They don’t smell weird or have shiny paint or have sharp edges.
The box arrived real quick with a hand written note inside from the owners Mike and Tania.


There was a time YEARS ago when Dan and I talked about opening a store like this. We didn’t, but we were frustrated at finding good, traditional, well-made, creative toys for our children. I’m so glad I entered this contest and FOUND Pure Play Kids.com.

And I can’t wait for Alice’s birthday!