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Girl Scout Walk About – Lanyards 2017!

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UPDATED FOR 2017 LBB COOKIES (working on ABC hope to have up this week)!

Originally posted 2013

It’s cookie season as you know, and we are getting ready for a lot of cookie sale opportunities!   With all of our booth ideas running through our heads we are also getting ready for Walk About Week.  For those that don’t know that is when we go door to door as a troop.  First thing I made for the girls is a lanyard to make it easier and faster when some one asks what kind and how much.

Here is a short tutorial on how I made ours….

5 yards of thick cos grain ribbon made 18 lanyards, it could make more or less depending on how long you make yours.

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I had gotten a bag of these at a yard sale for a dollar I like using these for the lanyard clip than the two-part way you see a lot online.  Lace this through the ribbon first.

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Then sew the ribbon together.  I sewed it three times across because the girls will pull on them I am sure.

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I printed out the cookie variety and the price cheat sheet and stuck them to a green paper to match the ribbon.

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Once I cut them out I laminated them and cut the out again with my helper…

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 (who was really watching Bo on the Go)

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Punched a hole with the handy dandy crop-o-dile ( oh my she was little back then)

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And hooked the to the lanyards!

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This is not an original idea I saw it on pinterest and I would mention the blog it came from but there wasn’t an attached author! But if you would like to see that one here is the pin link (-:  http://pinterest.com/pin/64035625923800679/

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I will keep update my blog with whatever we do for this cookie season we are so excited this year ~!

*****Updated*****

I did not have a template for the cheat sheets but have gotten several request so here you go! Just print out and resize if needed (-: Let me know how they turned out!

Cookie Price Cheat  for the normal $4  per box and here is the 2017 line up  (save and print the following picture you can resize to your             15741046_10154729099470792_3650404031497739651_n

liking )  or just the  Super Six  (clink on the link)    Six  (click on the link)  which will be a little more rectangle than squareThe second link are the super six from the bakers website in two different looks..  UPDATED TO ADD THE ABOVE PICTURE AS A PDF TO PRINT OUT HERE: 2017-cookies

I put them on Word so that you can right click as resize as needed I made the 5×5 inch with the card stock border if that helps at all !

Thank you to everyone who has made such nice comments!  Our troop went to our council Cookie Rally and they had them there for the passports in 2016 I loved it  !

And by the way the littlest pea is now a Brownie and loves Scouts!

Girl Scout Walk About – Lanyards 2017!

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UPDATED FOR 2017 LBB COOKIES (working on ABC hope to have up this week)!

Originally posted 2013

It’s cookie season as you know, and we are getting ready for a lot of cookie sale opportunities!   With all of our booth ideas running through our heads we are also getting ready for Walk About Week.  For those that don’t know that is when we go door to door as a troop.  First thing I made for the girls is a lanyard to make it easier and faster when some one asks what kind and how much.

Here is a short tutorial on how I made ours….

5 yards of thick cos grain ribbon made 18 lanyards, it could make more or less depending on how long you make yours.

IMAG2767

I had gotten a bag of these at a yard sale for a dollar I like using these for the lanyard clip than the two-part way you see a lot online.  Lace this through the ribbon first.

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Then sew the ribbon together.  I sewed it three times across because the girls will pull on them I am sure.

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I printed out the cookie variety and the price cheat sheet and stuck them to a green paper to match the ribbon.

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Once I cut them out I laminated them and cut the out again with my helper…

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 (who was really watching Bo on the Go)

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Punched a hole with the handy dandy crop-o-dile ( oh my she was little back then)

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And hooked the to the lanyards!

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This is not an original idea I saw it on pinterest and I would mention the blog it came from but there wasn’t an attached author! But if you would like to see that one here is the pin link (-:  http://pinterest.com/pin/64035625923800679/

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I will keep update my blog with whatever we do for this cookie season we are so excited this year ~!

*****Updated*****

I did not have a template for the cheat sheets but have gotten several request so here you go! Just print out and resize if needed (-: Let me know how they turned out!

Cookie Price Cheat  for the normal $4  per box and here is the 2017 line up  (save and print the following picture you can resize to your             15741046_10154729099470792_3650404031497739651_n

liking )  or just the  Super Six  (clink on the link)    Six  (click on the link)  which will be a little more rectangle than squareThe second link are the super six from the bakers website in two different looks

I put them on Word so that you can right click as resize as needed I made the 5×5 inch with the card stock border if that helps at all !

Thank you to everyone who has made such nice comments!  Our troop went to our council Cookie Rally and they had them there for the passports in 2016 I loved it  !

And by the way the littlest pea is now a Brownie and loves Scouts!

Lessons in Gram’s Kitchen

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It all started with a trip to the Grove City Farmers Market (one of the best around !)

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We picked the perfect zucchini… 

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 And took it to Pap Pap’s house the next day!  I thought I grabbed everything I needed to make it easy.  But I forgot my shredder!  Now Gram’s used her fancy attachment to her mixer, I am not that cool.  So the hunt was on there had to be a regular shredder in that house somewhere…….then I saw it a box with pics of vegetables all covered in dust.  Eureka! A shredder!

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It was still in the original box never opened, it was perfect and worked so well!

So I originally intended on whipping up some zucchini bread real quick so Gramps could have a loaf, he loves my zucchini bread.   Next thing I know the peas where taking over!  All I had to do was talk them through it all.

The were learning to bake zucchini bread in Grams kitchen and Pyper couldn’t be any more happy.  She cooked with Gram every chance she got in this kitchen and even after 5 years remembers every time.  

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Today was special and even though Phoebe was 1 when she passed away, this gave her a little bit of Gram that she never had the opportunity to  share with her. 

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  I careful showed her how to peel a vegetable and then shred it, it took barely any instruction Py’s dream is to be a baker so she just dove into this. 

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 Then showed Phoebe how to crush the pecans, she did so well! 

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 It took a while longer than usual but they were so proud (-:  

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  The pecans were crushed a little faster than the shredding of the zucchini (-: 

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 Finally they were able to add the other ingredients.

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 Flour flour flour! 

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Cinnamon and my cousins Denise’s home-made vanilla extract 

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  Hey how about some bananas ??? YES! time to smash !

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 Keep smashing there sis….

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 Add it to the mix….

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 And let Pyper mix it all

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 While Phoebe sprayed the loaf pans (-: maybe a little too much LOL those loaves were never gonna stick! 

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 Yeah…a little too much maybe….

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 Done and read to put in the pans while one patiently waits  

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 Almost ready to bake! 

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 It got pretty messy ! they were happy to clean themselves up but you won’t see pictures of them cleaning the kitchen! 

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 One hour in here….

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  45 minutes for the mini loaf! 

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 We served it warm, it’s the only way!   Now getting a good picture is never easy….take one…(phoebe!!)

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 Take  two….uh good enough (-: Hope you loved the bread Gramps because the girls loved making it for you! 

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 Here is the recipe only we added three smashed bananas and a cup of chopped pecans (-: 

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 Happy baking!!

 

 

Girl Scout Walk About – Lanyards!

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It’s cookie season as you know, and we are getting ready for a lot of cookie sale opportunities!   With all of our booth ideas running through our heads we are also getting ready for Walk About Week.  For those that don’t know that is when we go door to door as a troop.  First thing I made for the girls is a lanyard to make it easier and faster when some one asks what kind and how much.

Here is a short tutorial on how I made ours….

5 yards of thick cos grain ribbon made 18 lanyards, it could make more or less depending on how long you make yours.

IMAG2767

I had gotten a bag of these at a yard sale for a dollar I like using these for the lanyard clip than the two-part way you see a lot online.  Lace this through the ribbon first.

IMAG2769

Then sew the ribbon together.  I sewed it three times across because the girls will pull on them I am sure.

IMAG2770

I printed out the cookie variety and the price cheat sheet and stuck them to a green paper to match the ribbon.

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Once I cut them out I laminated them and cut the out again with my helper…

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 (who was really watching Bo on the Go)

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Punched a hole with the handy dandy crop-o-dile

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And hooked the to the lanyards!

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This is not an original idea I saw it on pinterest and I would mention the blog it came from but there wasn’t an attached author! But if you would like to see that one here is the pin link (-:  http://pinterest.com/pin/64035625923800679/

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I will keep update my blog with whatever we do for this cookie season we are so excited this year ~!

(note I got the year on the cheat sheet wrong oops! and not a single scout noticed LOL)

*****Updated*****

I did not have a template for the cheat sheets but have gotten several request so here you go! Just print out and resize if needed (-: Let me know how they turned out!

Cookie Price Cheat  and  2015 cookie varieties LBB or just the Super Six which will be a little more rectangle than square (-:

Here are the super six from the bakers website in two different looks

I put them on Word so that you can right click as resize as needed I made the 5×5 inch with the card stock border if that helps at all (-:

Thank you to everyone who has made such nice comments!  Our troop went to our council Cookie Rally and they had them there for the passports I loved it (-: !

Spring Fever – Setting up a Garden Journal

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Oh I have caught Spring Fever for sure!

I have gardening and yard work on the brain, I can not wait for the weather to break and the sun to shine so we can start planting.  But until then I will start planning.  And I can’t plan without an awesome Garden Journal/Smash Book.

So I made one that I love (even made my friend Deb one too so we can compare notes she is my garden guru after all)

Here is mine: It’s pretty simple just some scrapbook paper and stickers covering a composition notebook like this one

And some matching ribbon of course (-:

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Some pictures of my peas in the front because they are so darn cute!

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I clipped the seed packets to the front so I know what I liked from previous years I may tape them on the pages soon to make it easier to see them.

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Some articles I liked in magazines so I could recycle what I did not need

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A map that shows when to plant is always good and an envelope in the back for receipts and whatnot.

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Covered the back with more scrap paper and there you have it now I can daydream and plan!

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It might not be spring yet but I am sure ready!  I will just keep on planning (-:

Playroom Redo Part 3 – Seating

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Seating!

Now you can always go buy benches and bean bags etc.  But look around your house I bet you have something you can transform.  I saw these seats on Pinterest, yes I am an addict but I have learned and made so much from other people’s brilliant ideas!

So I looked around the house then the garage and found these old mismatched crates just like on Pinterest.  SO I got out my trusty Krylon spray paint.

IMAG6136 - CopyI used a very thick chip board from the back of one of the poster frames I broke, good thing I didn’t throw that away. I did go to JoAnne fabrics for padding it was pretty inexpensive maybe $5.00.  I had the best material that I ordered off of Etsy and some from the thrift store too!  I merely stapled it to the chipboard.

IMAG6090 - CopyI made a bench too!

IMAG6149 - CopyThen I tied the top down making sure it wasn’t on the open end or the girls could fall in!

Phoebe LOVED it!

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I put the single seat by the Wardrobe Section (-:  Then there was the PINK computer chair yikes!  It was practically new so I wanted it to match~! So I recovered it.

I took it apart….

IMAG6355 - Copyand got the trusty staple gun out again…

IMAG6359 - CopyI made sure it was pretty tight so nothing would get caught on the material when someone sat in it.  I love this popcorn material.

IMAG6363Once again Puffy loved it…

IMAG6368Then I saw those bright flowery pillows …. re-covered!

IMAG0198 - CopyAdded one to the bench that holds the books ….

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Pete likes this one!  (Found that red wood basket there at the thrift shop $2!)

Added a big floor pillow to the other hand made bench…

IMAG9822And again Puffy was breaking it in…..maybe this isn’t a playroom but a cat room SHEESH!

Playroom Redo Part 2 – Walls

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The walls I new I wanted movies posters so I quizzed the girls and husband on their favorites (kid friendly of course it is a playroom) !

Pyper’s favorites :IMAG6123All of our favorites and Daddy’s favorite

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IMAG9837And some random fun poster we got at a children’s fair from the movie theater!

IMAG6193IMAG6194and posters aren’t enough NO~ I remember seeing the coolest thing on Pinterest on how to save event tickets easy enough….done

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I nailed a plastic popcorn bowl to the wall too, it holds the 3D glasses (-:

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What else did I put on the wall you ask? well the girls had a lot of dress up clothes so in one corner we made a Wardrobe section…. I got a clothes rack and mirror, then made a small bench and have red baskets underneath for all the accessories. Black curtains and Oh and the pink carpet made a comeback for the winter..yuck I will be getting a black one that’s for sure!

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I randomly put up popcorn boxes and movie sized candy boxes too and since Phoebe’s tiny play kitchen was to much to put in their room. It became the concession stand !

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So of course we needed to name the new playroom…

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And always remember while in the theater…

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Next post seating~! So stay tuned for the sequel (-:

The Pink (and purple) of it All

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When I looked around all I could see was pink, yes I have two little ladies but in what rule book did it say every room they occupy needed to be pink???  So I put my mind to work what could we do to this PINK (and purple) playroom to make it fun and not so froo froo (is that a word and it so did I spell it right?)

DSC05501And lets face it the playroom never stays clean and with not having a door to shut I was losing my mind cleaning it up after the girls “cleaned”.

DSC01370Now bring that this is a playroom we haven’t painted the walls and won’t until our youngest is a little more grown.  So I wanted to do something to sort of cover enough of the marks on the wall without full wall paper!

I wanted a fun theme and something we all would like and who doesn’t like movies right??

157837161910269471_pPRFRaBH_bIt was decided and therefore my next few post will be all about our playroom redo!