Girl Scouts

Camporee !!

| Family, Girl Scouts, Stories

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This weekend was the Girl Scout Camporee for our Service Unit. The girls had a blast. I could go on for quite some time about it, but in an attempt to not write the longest post in blogging history, I will just share some snaps and tell you a bit about each. Please pardon some of the fuzzy photos. I was too paranoid to bring my good camera, so all these snaps were taken with my phone.

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The girls and I were the first in our troop to arrive. (more…)

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Memorial Day and other Family Fun

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It’s been some time since I have shared family photos with you all! So here are some fun snaps and a bit about what we have all been up to over the last month or so

Star-Wars-Day-May-2015

Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you!) was on a Monday, so Doug and the girls celebrated on Sunday with lots of Star Wars toys. It was adorable. (more…)

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Daisy ~ Free Crochet Skirt Pattern

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Daisy ~ Free Crochet Skirt Pattern by Jessie At Home

Daisy
Free Crochet Skirt Pattern
Easy/Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Daisy is a fashionable flared skirt perfect for the spring and summer! This skirt works as a swimsuit cover up for the beach, or as everyday wear over tight shorts or leggings. Made with Lion Brand Modern Baby yarn, this skirt can be machine washed, which is always nice for children’s clothing!! Daisy got her name because the pattern is a variation on the Juliette shawl. Juliette was named after Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Guides (which became the Girl Scouts) and her nickname was Daisy.

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Juliette Shawl

| Cowl, Crochet, Recipe, Shawl, Tutorial, Wrap

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Juliette is perfect for the coming spring, as it’s open design keeps it from being too warm. The circular design of this free crochet pattern keeps it on.

Juliette Shawl ~ Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

Juliette Shawl
Free Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

Every year I walk in the St. Patrick’s Day parade with my Girl Scout troop. This year I decided I needed a shawl. Juliette is perfect for the coming spring, as it’s open design keeps it from being too warm. The circular design keeps it from falling off, so no worries of losing my shawl somewhere on the parade route! Juliette is named after Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Guides, which became the Girl Scouts. I used 1 scrumptious Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter Mini Skein pack to create this vision in green.

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Building Houses

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The girls and I spent Saturday morning with the Girl Scout troop making gingerbread houses.

Lots-of-construction

First they got to make little turkey cookies. Here is Kyla thinking hard about the perfect placement for the candy corn feathers. I would love to show you the finished cookies, but they seem to have been devoured by hungry little carnivores. (more…)

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Fall Cleaning 2014

| Costume, Girl Scouts, Nature, Organizing

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Some people do spring cleaning. I am more of a fall cleaning kind of girl. Something about fall makes me want to get everything in order. Maybe it’s Doug and the girls all going back to school and me actually having an empty house so I can get more done. Plus, when I am alone I seem to notice the clutter more.

So…I have been trying to get the house in order, and find a routine that works. I am enjoying the TV/laptop free afternoons from when the girls get home until after dinner. I am able to go through the mail and school papers while they do homework, and still help them when they need it. I have been doing better about staying on top of the laundry, and the house is slowly getting more presentable.

I am also going through my computer files and cleaning up. I have lots of partial patterns to finish up. My friend Kim was recently saying how de~cluttering helps her mood, and I have to agree. I need to de~clutter!

Almost-Ready-To-Post

Remember when I got some pretty new yarn from Lion Brand in the mail? (more…)

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Bridge to Brownies!

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The girls and I have enjoyed two fabulous years of Girl Scout Daisies, and Thursday night they became Girl Scout Brownies! I am so proud of them.

I love it when they do something and they say “I am going to (do this) because it is what a good Girl Scout would do”. Or when they see someone do something that is no so nice and they say “That is not a very Girl Scout thing to do.” I hope when they are adults they look at their Girl Scout years as fondly as I look back at mine.

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We started off with a little gathering in the park.

Talking-to-the-baby

Baby Joey was (as always) a big hit! The girls get so excited when he comes along.

After some social time, we headed over to the bridge and had our little Bridging ceremony.

New-Brownies!

Here are our new Brownies!!

Happy-Brownies

So excited!!

Brownies-and-the-leaders

And the leaders, too.

Vada-the-Brownie

Doug got lots of pictures of the girls. Vada is a happy little Brownie!

Kyla-the-Brownie

Kyla is too!!

So yesterday I had a photoshoot for the 2 designs I am entering in the CGOA Design Competition next month. The actual finished items get sent in, but I needed photos first. It is my goal to publish the patterns right after the competition so you can get them right away!

Would you like to see them?

Molly-says-no-peaking

Molly (the lovely model for the photo shoot) says “No peaking!!” *photo by my awesome photographer, Emily!

Sorry, but I can not share the photos with you until after the competition. Rules and all. 🙂

Later on last night, some of the moms of the first graders got together for a Mom’s Night Out.

Mom's-Night-Out

A good time was had by all. 🙂

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