No Cowboys Here

Recently I was asked to make a sign for a friend.  Her daughter is all about horses.  She provided the sign and I provided the vinyl. Continue reading

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Plastic canvas Kissies

Ok, I admit it! I am a product of the 80’s.  Do you remember these?  

These little plastic canvas critters have many different names.  I grew up calling them “Kissies”.  If you are have never seen these, they are little plastic canvas pieces designed to hold a Hersey’s Kiss or other small item.

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Linen Stitch Dishcloth

I have found my new favorite dishcloth!  These dishcloths are amazing. They are super sturdy and have a thicker texture than most knit dishcloths. Continue reading

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Internet Adventurer #19 – Virtual Tour

Internet Adventurer!  Considering the era we live in, it is no surprise the American Heritage Girls has an Internet Adventurer Badge. Continue reading

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Gluten-free Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

These muffins have become a staple at our house. They are great for troop events because they are gluten and dairy free, and almost all the girls in our troop can eat them. They can be whipped up in 15 minutes, and are a delicious breakfast or snack.

1 egg
1 banana
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup peanut butter
3 Tablespoons honey
¼ + ⅛ cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400* F. In a large bowl, whisk egg. Mash the banana, and add to the bowl. Add baking soda, salt, vanilla, peanut butter, and honey. Whisk until combined. Stir in ¼ cup of mini chips. Scoop into greased mini muffin tins, and sprinkle remaining chips on top. Bake for 7-9 minutes, until edges are slightly browned.

Note: Each batch makes approximately 20 mini muffins.

This recipe can easily be made dairy-free by using dairy free chocolate chips (my daughter’s favorite brand is Enjoy Life).


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Our Heritage #19

Homeschooling and American Heritage Girls has sparked an interest in history. Our Patriots recently completed the Our Heritage merit badge.  Requirement #19 has them create a timeline of events between the founding of our country and the start of the Civil War. Each girl selected one event to research and share with the unit.  We then compiled the pictures they brought to create a timeline. Continue reading

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Insect-a Inspect-a #4

Working with Tenderhearts is so much fun.  I love the hands on approach to learning that can be included in badge work.

Requirement number 4 of the Insect-a Inspect-a merit badge has the girls view an insect collection.  These are often available at major universities or museums.  If you do not have one available to you, how about a virtual field trip? Continue reading

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