Garden cake

Everything is growing great! This year for my daughter’s birthday she requested a garden.

My daughter’s green thumb did not come from me. I think she inherited it from her great-grandmother (that gene definitely skipped a few generations). She has a passion for anything green. So when she requested a garden cake, I was happy to oblige.  This is the closest I will ever get to a weed-free garden full of goodies. Continue reading

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AHG Badge Help – Insect-a Inspect-a #18

Considering a career in entomology? Wanting to complete the Insect-a Inspect-a merit badge? Or does the thought of working with insects every day bug you? Continue reading

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Glass flower

So I have completely fallen in love with glass baubles.  Now when I get lost in the craft store my husband does not know if I’m in the yarn section fingering my way down the isle or in the mosaic section drooling over all the different colors.

This little flower was created for my daughter who recently redecorated her room.

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AHG Badge Help – Home Decorating #10

What can be more fun than re-decorating your bedroom for a young girl.  While helping my daughter with this badge over the summer this Explorer requirement caught my eye.

The requirement gives the option of creating a miniature model or using a piece of computer software.  I found a great website that allows you to decorate and shop for furnishings all in one place. Continue reading

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Glass Paw Print

So now that I’m home, I tested my glass skills without the aid of my teacher. Continue reading

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Badge Help – Photography #26

While earning the Photography merit badge PiPas not only practice their photography skills, they also look at the history of photography.  Requirement 26 has them research two individuals that impacted photography.  While Joseph Nicephore Niepce is created as inventing photography,  we would not all be carrying a camera with us everywhere,  via the smartphone, without the contributions of many other people. Continue reading

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How to sew on merit badges

Over the last 8 years I have spent many hours sewing on merit badges.  I went back and looked, Lily has earned over 100 merit badges, 45 service stars and countless fun patches.  I have always used invisible thread on my sewing machine to accomplish this.

Recently I saw a post on Facebook by Bridget Simmons from WA0722. She did an amazing job showing step by step how she sews on her daughter’s badges.  With her blessing, I wanted to share it with you. Continue reading

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