Happy Memorial Day! Thank you, men and women, who keep our country safe. Our freedom is not free.
With that said, have you ever wondered where the five-star came from on our flag? Well…me niether…until I heard a presentation on the different flags of the United States! Quite interesting and worth looking into.
With a few folds and one snip from the scissors, you too can create this five-pointed star!
But first, the history behind it:
George Washington’s original pencil sketch for the flag indicated 6-pointed stars, a form he apparently preferred.
Betsy Ross, however, recommended a 5-pointed star. When the committee protested that it was too difficult to make, she took a piece of paper, folded it deftly, and with a single snip of her scissors, produced a symmetrical five-pointed star. This seeming feat of magic so impressed her audience that they readily agreed to her suggestion.
Found at US History.
A Kindergartener did this?!?!
This and others like it found at Art At Stark.
I made Vanilla Cherry Cola Cupcakes with Cherry Buttercream Frosting this week for my challenge. Just look at the ingredients:
Well…looked like a great start!
But, as soon as I took the cupcakes out of the oven and started on the frosting…
…I turned around and saw this:
Yikes! They sank! I decided that the next to go into the oven would stay in there for a little longer. Same thing happened. =/
I tried one…yummy…and they turned out cute, but it was disappointing after last weeks amazing Banana Cupcake with Cinnamon Whipped Frosting.
I’m going to camp this year as a counselor with the 4th – 6th graders with my church…I’m so excited! I’ve been the last few years and as a counselor. I need to bring things to decorate the cabin…we have a cabin decorating contest!
The theme is “Light of the World.” We are going to go through the gospel with the kids and then about how to be a light to the world as a Christian. I also need to incorporate our team color…which I don’t know right now.
I’m going to bring the small lights you would use to decorate a Christmas tree.
Maybe some maps of the world…don’t know where I would get some of those, but I can’t spend too much. Maybe the dollar store?
Maybe some movie cut-outs of spotlights?
To continue with my one batch of cupcake a week goal, I found…
…Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Whipped Frosting…
…on the Tasty Kitchen website, and it was so good, I made them twice last week!
The frosting makes this cupcake! It’s buttery, creamy texture is amazing!
This is my first batch. I used a star tip that looked a lot prettier on my second double batch later in the week…they were that good! (Update: three batches in one week…yes, they were that good!!!)
Found at Art Projects for Kids
Sometimes I think my posts are too short; sometimes, too long.
Today is a short post because last night I stayed up late baking (it was my only night to bake) and I’m working three jobs tomorrow (school, coaching, retail) and won’t have much time for anything else.
Anyway, I bought two journals. One will be for church notes and the other one is for something similar to a SMASH book. Never heard of it? Me neither until yesterday. I’m going to try it out on a smaller scale.
How cute is this? I think I’ll make this next time I babysit for my favorite little guy!
I can’t find where this originated from…if you know, please help me give credit!
I’m guessing they are regular sugar cookie hearts, but they look thicker and more bready. I’m going to try some different recipes out! =)