Many of us dislike – yes, loathe is a better word – having to speak in front of a group. Even though being in American Heritage Girls has helped me improve in this area, it can be nerve-wracking.
One of the requirements to earn the Social Skills and Etiquette badge at the PiPa level is to give a short speech. I am currently preparing to teach this badge at camp this summer. One challenge in teaching this at a summer camp is the lack of internet. I have developed a list of speech topics for the class that should not require any research. Continue reading
Just in time for Easter, this little bunny has hopped off my knitting needles. Continue reading
How does two ladies having tea in Boston in 1895 relate to a boy born in Haiti a little over 100 years before? All history is a web of seemingly unrelated events tied together in unexpected ways. Continue reading
Even though it is March, and a little early for strawberry season to begin, I could not wait to share this darling little strawberry keychain with you. Continue reading
Who doesn’t love tacos. They can be made with just about anything – chicken, beef, heck even shrimp (you have got to check out this recipe for Shrimp tacos with strawberry mango salsa). Since they can be eaten with your hands, they are adored by young and old alike. While tacos are yummy, I think I will skip tasting this one and just add my keys and toss it into my bag. Continue reading
I am currently fascinated with quick and easy knits. This week I will be featuring a collection of keychains. Thankfully this Saguaro cactus does not have any thorns. Continue reading
You probably remember the Sunday School lesson we heard as children about the wise man who built his house upon the rock. And let’s not forget the foolish man who built his house upon the sand. And of course you have to sing the song with the hand motions. But there is so much more to this bible story than the engineering truth about needing a firm foundation. Continue reading