Brownie Troop Investiture

Wow, I haven’t updated in awhile! My apologies! I’ve been hard at work on a website project for my friends carpet cleaning business, working a full time job and getting ready to get my list of girls for the new Brownie troop we’ve formed here. I also managed to volunteer myself for the Communications Coordinator position here in our service unit! Things are about to get very interesting.

I’m getting things together to start our meetings, and of course first we need a parent meeting and a first meeting with the girls, but one of my favorite things from my Girl Scouting days was the investiture or bridging ceremonies!

I was trying to find a stock certificate to give each girl when it came to that time and just couldn’t find one! So I made one!

Check out the results below:

Brownie Girl Scout Investiture Certificate

Brownie Girl Scout Investiture Certificate

If you want one customized for your girls, just let me know! I’d gladly help out 🙂

More later! CIAO!

UPDATE: I’ve had so much interest in this project. Please click the links below for the MS Publisher template. Also below is a copy of the Girl Scout Omnes font. I do not have rights to this, I found it as a free download on someone elses blog. Download at your own risk. Thank you.

Publisher Template:
Omnes Font Download:


Tree Murals

How to make tree murals: Tree Murals– a great list 🙂

I’m thinking of making a picture/scrap-booked version of this up my stairwell in my apartment. Thoughts?

This is the one I’m thinking of for my stairwell

I’d love some ideas from you!

2013… The Year of Intention


So, we’re a mere 11 days into 2013. The past month in my life has been filled with a lot of feelings of unease, dissatisfaction and wanting for change. Just before Christmas I set myself some pretty lofty goals. 

To list a few:

1. Jog/Run a 5k by end of summer (no easy feat for my whole 202 lb body, let me tell you.)

2. Launch a career in Web Development and Social Media Marketing (at which point I knew nothing beyond a few HTML codes I used back in the MySpace days… Let’s not get started there…)

3. Take control. Follow through. Get Involved. Live life more IN life. Just BE a better person for my kids, myself and my family.

4. Establish and maintain a healthy eating regime. NO MORE CARB OVERLOADS. (mostly lol)

5. Spend more quality time with both my kids, they are just growing too dang fast.
I don’t want to call these resolutions, as they have been on my mind and heart for many months now and in the process for just as many. However, 2013 is going to be MY year and NOTHING is going to hold me back.

Three weeks after setting these goals I have lost 4 lbs, made it to the gym 2x a week (not ideal but I’m getting there!), taken several courses in CSS & HTML 5, purchased a domain and established hosting for an on-line portfolio, sought out two new first time clients for my portfolio, and spent time hiking with, playing with, and just enjoying my kids. 

So, this is me inviting you to join me in my goals, my trails, my challenges. My motivation to change my life is high and I cannot wait to be well on my way and see the physical changes that are to come.

Please join along, and if you wish, share your goals with me! I’m going to need all the motivation I can get!