Friday, April 26, 2013

S'mores On A Stick

These are the treats I made for our Young Women's Camp Kickoff. They turned out really cute, and apparently they were delicious, too.  :)
Here is what you need:
pretzel rods
jumbo marshmallows
1 pkg chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
vegetable shortening
graham crackers
Carefully push the pretzel rods into the center of the marshmallows until they almost poke through, then lift up slightly so they are secure.
Put some graham crackers in a ziploc bag and crush with rolling pin until crumbs are fine.  Pour into small bowl.
Melt 1/2 the bag of chocolate chips with a couple tablespoons of shortening in the microwave.  Stir until smooth.
Dip the marshmallows into the melted chocolate, and roll in graham crackers.  If you are making more, you can repeat with the other half of the chocolate chips.  (I made about 24, and I used all the chocolate!)
I set them in a cup and put it in the fridge until the chocolate was set. 
You can serve them just like that if you want - I put them in individual plastic bags...
and then I displayed them in these cute buckets!  Fun, huh?  (They looked much better in person.)
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Girls Camp "Blow Dryer"

I am helping with our church's girls camp this year!  I am so excited!  I have never even been to girls camp before, so this will be a new experience for me. :)
As I was looking around the internet for cute ideas, I came across these camp "blow dryers".  Someone was selling them on etsy, and I couldn't believe it because they would be sooo easy to make!
So I made my own.....
I don't know if you can read it or not, but it says:
Camp Blow Dryer
No electricity required!
Fully Automatic!
1.  Blow full of hot air.
2.  Aim at hair and release!
Okay, so I thought this was hilarious!  We are having camp at a campground somewhere instead of the usual place and there are no showers!  No electricity! No cabins - nothing!  Some have already complained about not being able to do their hair, so I thought this would be so perfect.  I'm mean, huh?
Here is what you need:
Small treat bags with zip tops
1 bag of large balloons
Blow Dryer instructions - download PDF
That's it!  Just print the instructions on cardstock and cut them out. 
Place a balloon inside of each bag and staple the intructions to the top. 
(I know, you didn't need the explanation - it's soooo easy - but just in case...) haha
I will probably put these in the girls' goody bags, or even in their packets on the first day of camp.  They would be cute as a pillow-treat/gift as well. (I obviously have no idea how this goes down.)
Have fun and Happy Camping! :) 

Thursday, April 18, 2013

My Weight Loss Journey

I am about 6 weeks into a 90-day challenge group to get in shape and lose weight.  It's been really great for me because I have to post my workouts and what I eat EVERY DAY in the group, so it keeps me ACCOUNTABLE! 
I am also making lots of new friends who are going through the same struggles that I am, but who also want to make a change for a healthier lifestyle.  
I started a new blog to devote entirely to fitness and eating clean, so that is where I have been recently.  If you would like to read about my transformation journey, get healthy recipes, or even join in a challenge group like mine - HERE is the link to my blog.   
I would love to have you stop by and share in my journey.  I will be posting my before and after pictures (Yikes!) when I am finished.  And since this has all gone public - it will be extra motivation for me to stick with it and make some serious changes!!

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