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Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-04-2014, 08:31 PM
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Views: 989
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Your GS Way sounds perfect. In the end, the can...

Your GS Way sounds perfect. In the end, the can all pick the same line and it doesn't matter. It's all about the process, right? At least that's what I tell myself! :)

How fun to have an actual...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   11-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Yes! I can't even tell you the number of...

Yes! I can't even tell you the number of membership pins we've had to replace over the years. I'd rather pay twice the price and have them be good quality.
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Our girls picked sashes when we bridged to...

Our girls picked sashes when we bridged to brownies. Even now, in their second year of wearing them - they are too big. So the girls never wear them to meetings. Frankly, we tried the whole "be...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   10-03-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 989
Posted By AfricanQueen99
I'm in a leadership team of 3rd graders and the...

I'm in a leadership team of 3rd graders and the school's TO. *Love* Girl Scouting and the message it gives to the girls!

I don't find our council moving away from outdoorsy skills. In fact, our...
Forum: Florida, Georgia, Alabama   06-25-2014, 09:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 122
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Need Help With Lodging in GA...

Hello. My oldest daughter is attending Celiac camp next month. I need help with two things:

1. Camp is in Warm Springs, GA. I can't find a decent hotel in the area. I'd rather not stay in...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   04-18-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,540
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Congrats heather! These threads seem to be so...

Congrats heather! These threads seem to be so full of new babes - so cool. http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/smile.gif
Forum: Family Safety   04-12-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By AfricanQueen99
She has celiac so she will always be tiny -...

She has celiac so she will always be tiny - height is just barely on the charts. Overall, just a petite kid.

What us the difference with the clones? I can't tell by descriptions, but the prices...
Forum: Family Safety   04-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By AfricanQueen99
I just realized that my youngest is in an...

I just realized that my youngest is in an expired seat and need a new one. For the first time in forever - I can't just pass down a seat from a sibling.

She's in a Boulevard right now that I love...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   02-09-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,540
Posted By AfricanQueen99
I was really in craft hoarder mode for years. ...

I was really in craft hoarder mode for years.  Then my oldest went to Kinder and her teacher sent out a call to arms for "beautiful junk."  Basically, she liked to arm the kids with things to make...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,540
Posted By AfricanQueen99
I know this is cheating because I would have to...

I know this is cheating because I would have to do it anyway, but I'm totally counting the science fair project we worked on all day yesterday and today.  Holy crap - it was a LOT of work!  And...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-19-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,540
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Yay Iowa!

Yay Iowa!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-12-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,540
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Great job, Lida!

Great job, Lida!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   01-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Never miss: This American Life Freakonomics ...

Never miss:
This American Life
Freakonomics
StoryCorps

I download and pick and choose:
Fresh Air
Story of the Day
Diane Rehm Show
TED Talks/Education/Business
Forum: Arts & Crafts   01-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 5,540
Posted By AfricanQueen99
This is my year to seriously get my act...

This is my year to seriously get my act together!

COMPLETE!!
1. Christmas card organization (2007-present) - 1/2
2. Ornament boxes for kids (3) - 1/7
3. Science fair project - 1/20 (a crapload...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   11-30-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,522
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Will you take a pic of an opened chapstick key...

Will you take a pic of an opened chapstick key chain thingy?  We have to use EOS around here (gluten free) and I'm trying to see if this would make sense since the containers are already awkwardly...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-22-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By AfricanQueen99
I've made a ton - use some, gifted some,...

I've made a ton - use some, gifted some, auctioned others.  Like a PP, I prefer to use thrift store sweaters and upcycle mine.  It's probably more work, but I was making them as time killers - so it...
Forum: The Mindful Home   11-05-2013, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By AfricanQueen99
I have found that it's easiest to send an email...

I have found that it's easiest to send an email before the event and provide basics as well as requesting only one gift per child.  For example, I list all my kids separately and note things like...
Forum: Washington, Oregon, Idaho   11-01-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 331
Posted By AfricanQueen99
We didn't move. As lovely as Seattle is, it just...

We didn't move. As lovely as Seattle is, it just wasn't our town. We had a great time and some amazing food, though!
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-06-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Thanks so much for all the replies.  Since I...

Thanks so much for all the replies.  Since I posted this we got a full-on diagnosis for the youngest - the oldest also tested positive (middle kid and I are negative, husband hasn't gone in for his...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   09-13-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Hello.  My baby girl (19 months) was completely...

Hello.  My baby girl (19 months) was completely average size until she dropped to 3% at 12 months.  This diagnosed her as FTT and she's still in that percentile this week at her 18 month well-baby...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-22-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 11,242
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Is that icing?!  OhMyGod!  I so need a cake...

Is that icing?!  OhMyGod!  I so need a cake right now!!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   08-02-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 11,242
Posted By AfricanQueen99
It's official - IOWAORGANIC has done more in one...

It's official - IOWAORGANIC has done more in one week than I've done the entire year!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-07-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By AfricanQueen99
^^^ I'm really focused on ancestry.com because...

^^^ I'm really focused on ancestry.com because I'm trying to track down the dead of the family.  Since you're talking about the living and your kids can be the center I really like...
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-05-2013, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By AfricanQueen99
Thanks so much! No photos so I am going to print...

Thanks so much! No photos so I am going to print and frame each one.

I found an idea on etsy that got the wheels turning so I'm going to work out the kinks and make it my own!
Forum: Arts & Crafts   07-05-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 11,242
Posted By AfricanQueen99
I was totally going to use my 52 projects as...

I was totally going to use my 52 projects as crafty things, but I'm taking a point for this one!
 
We have five trees in our easement (the area between the street and the sidewalk) that had pavers...
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