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Girl Scouts Three Cheers for Animals Postcard Printable

Posted March 7, 2015 By dealinanddishin

Tweet We are in our second year of Daisy scouts, and working on the Three Cheers for Animals journey. When you get to Zinni’s Story  Gloria talks about picture postcards.  The Leader’s Guide suggests having the girls make their own postcards, but instead of being about a trip they are about animal care. On one […]

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Cutting Household Expenses

Posted February 10, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetI have been cutting our  household expenses. I am a stay at home mom, so it is a priority to me to make our one income go as far as possible. I’m sharing some of what I have been doing, and what we have just started. Coupons and Sales I am a coupon fan, but haven’t been doing […]

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Valentine Collection Box

Posted February 9, 2015 By dealinanddishin

TweetThe Boy is in 5th grade now, and it was optional to do a valentine exchange. We opted to take a treat for the whole class instead. The Girl is in 1st grade so they do the valentine exchange. I got a note on Friday that they had to make their own Valentine Collection Box. […]

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Free Christmas Game DIY

Posted November 25, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI am all about making games and crafts for as little money as possible. Making for free out of things I have at home is the best! Ok, true, I did buy the items at one point, but I did not have to go out and specifically buy anything for this Christmas game. I was […]

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Jingle Bell Bracelet Craft

Posted November 23, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetOur Girl Scout troop was going to participate in the local Christmas parade. We had mostly finished our Between Earth and Sky journey so figured a fun craft for them to make for the parade would be good. Since it is for Christmas bells are what came to mind. I wanted something they could shake […]

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Cup Noise Maker Craft

Posted September 17, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetLike I have said before (probably a lot) this is the last few months of Cub Scouts. We have a lot done for Arrow of Light and Super Webelos other than what they need to do at home, and some bits and pieces. October is my favorite month! Why?? Halloween!! I can get my fill […]

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How to Make Mini First Aid Kits

Posted August 23, 2014 By dealinanddishin

Tweet My Cub Scouts made Mini First Aid Kits as part of their Readyman requirement. These would be great for Girl Scouts as well (when my Daisy Scouts get a little older). The other item I brought I’m in love with are Mini M&M tubes. I have been “collecting” (hoarding) these in hopes of a […]

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Kool Aid Snow Cone Syrup Recipe

Posted July 31, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetMy daughter had been wanting to make Snow Cones for a while now. We had a little family sleepover and did just that with our Ninja! Finding Snow Cone syrup was surprisingly difficulty to find. I would find a flavor or two at Wal-mart, and thought Target had them. Agreeing on flavors was the next […]

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Homemade Croutons

Posted June 26, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI eat salads at least 5 times a week. I love them, and they are a great side dish for me while I’m watching what I eat. I cannot have my salad if I don’t have croutons. From what I have noticed at restaurants a crouton is just dried bread. I will make rolls or loaves […]

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How to Make a Recycled Notebook

Posted March 25, 2014 By dealinanddishin

TweetI print a lot of things: coupons, newsletters for school, pictures for The Girl to color, things for Scouts, etc. When I’m done with it I have a stack of paper that I keep either for table covering during art projects, or I put it in the recycling can. Anything important gets shredded or filed […]

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