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For Girl's Camp this year, our theme was "Shine in the World and Not of the World." I talked about it more in this post. I thought today I would share with you some of the cute handouts we made for different reasons at camp this year.
6th Year Youth Leader's Handout
The girls who have gone to camp for 6 years are going to be seniors in high school and they are actually leaders to the younger girls. It will be their last year as a youth at camp, so we like to recognize them and give them a little gift at the end of camp. I found the adorable light bulb shaped bottles on Oriental Trading. I used yellow Sixlets to fill the bulbs to make them look like they are shining. Then, I used this adorable handout from Lil' Luna of this year's young women's theme as a card to go with the bottle of chocolate. I printed it on card stock, cut it on my paper cutter to 4" x 6" and slid them into self sealing 4"x 6" bags. They looked so great!
Adult Leader Thank Yous:
I chose "cookie" as a name for the cooks, but these thank you cards would be perfect for anyone you want to give a little cookie treat to for any occasion. If you want to copy them off to use, simply click the button below!
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Are you old enough to remember the Kool Aid Man commercials? Oh Yeah!
I've done a lot with Kool Aid over the years besides drink it the regular way. I've made slushies for my kids with it. I have made play dough with it. I've seen people dye their hair with it, though I haven't done that. But, today for Fun Friday I am going to share a couple of "new to me" ideas using this versatile powdered beverage, plus I am throwing in a free printable, too!
Kool Aid Candy Dots
When I was a kid growing up, getting those little wax paper sheets of colorful candy dots was a fun treat for us. When I recently began to see recipes for them on Pinterest, I was intrigued. The recipes I saw all called for egg whites or meringue powder. I wanted to make my dots vegan, so I used corn syrup instead. You can make your Candy Dots any flavor you would like and they only take 4 ingredients! Here is how I made them:
Kool Aid Candy Dots
1 c. powdered sugar
1/2 package kool aid unsweetened mix, any flavor
2 T. corn syrup
1 T. almond milk
Mix the ingredients together until a stiff yet flowing dough forms.
Put into a piping bag and using a small round tip, pipe onto waxed paper strips.
(Just make small dots, the dots will spread.)
I made two batches, one of orange and one lime. This recipe made LOADS of dots!
Allow the dots to dry over night.
My candy dots stayed a little soft inside, not totally crunchy. The Kool Aid really gives them a burst of flavor and bright color!
After they dried, I cut my waxed paper strips between the dots into 4x6 inch rectangles and slipped them into plastic cookie bags. I think these would make a sweet, fun party favor!
To print, use the Avery 8160 labels. Do not check "fit to page."
I used lime and orange flavors, but the possibilities are only limited by the flavors of Kool Aid available. I love how bright and sunny these colors are and I think they would be great at a swimming party, (along with some Kool Aid Slushes!)
Kool Aid Sherbet or Ice Cream
Believe it or not, I think this sherbet was even easier than the candy dots and of course, much cooler!
Since it only took 1/2 a package of Kool Aid to make the Candy Dots, I used the same flavors to make this ice cream, or sherbet, whichever you want to call it, and it only took 3 ingredients! Not only that, I made one of the flavors vegan for Maddy's sake and it is so good! I will give you the recipe for both the vegan and the non-vegan versions.
"Put the Lime in the Coconut" Vegan Kool Aid Sherbet
1-15 oz can coconut cream or coconut milk
3/4 c. granulated sugar
1/2 package lime Kool Aid
"Put the lime in the coconut and mix it all together!" (I couldn't resist!) Mix all of the ingredients together very well. Pour them into a regular sized loaf pan. Put in the freezer for about 2 hours.
After 2 hours, the sherbet should be partially set. Use the hand held electric beaters and beat the mixture to create a more creamy texture and smooth back into shape in the loaf pan. Place back in the freezer.
I left it in the freezer until the next day and then scooped it out to serve! It is really delicious!
Creamy Orange Kool Aid Ice Cream
1 and 1/2 c. heavy cream
1/2 package orange Kool Aid
3/4 c. granulated sugar
Mix all the ingredients together and prepare just like the lime recipe. It is so yummy!
Hope you have some good summer fun this weekend and maybe give one or both of these recipes a try! Let me know what you think and if you have any other off the wall Kool Aid ideas!
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Today is the annual Worldwide Day of Prayer. In our house, and in our family, everyday is a day of prayer. We have seen the affects of prayer in our lives in many ways. And while we may not need a special day to remind us to pray to our Father in Heaven, this is a good day to reflect on the power of prayer in our lives. So, today for Friday Faves, I asked some of the people in our family to tell me what their favorite scripture about prayer is. I took those results and made them into printables that can be used around the house to remind us to stay in contact with our Maker and to be partakers of the blessings that come into our lives through prayer.
Click on the buttons under each image to get the pdf file for these prints. They print on a regular 8.5 x 11 page. You may have to trim them for a frame. I have and love this small Cricut Portable Trimmer. It is highly rated and a very reasonable price.
If you haven't experienced the blessing that prayer can be in your life, it is never too late to find out, and today, the Worldwide Day of Prayer is as good of a day as any to find out. There is great power to be had in simply and humbly calling on God when we need him.
I recently read a story about Jimmy Stewart and he was telling his story in his own words to Richard H. Schneider in 1987 and it was later published in Guideposts in 2014. (Click those links for my sources.) It is the story of his experience in the film, "It's a Wonderful Life." This story illustrates what I mean about the power that can be felt when we call upon our Father in Heaven.
"Good as the script was, there was still something else about the movie that made it different. It's hard to explain. I, for one, had things happen to me during the filming that never happened in any other picture I've made.
In one scene, for example, George Bailey is faced with unjust criminal charges and, not knowing where to turn, ends up in a little roadside restaurant. He is unaware that most of the people in town are arduously praying for him.
In this scene, at the lowest point in George Bailey's life, Frank Capra was shooting a long shot of me slumped in despair.
In agony I raise my eyes and, following the script, plead, "God... God...dear Father in heaven, I'm not a praying man, but if you're up there and you can hear me, show me the way. I'm at the end of my rope. Show me the way, God..."
As I said those words, I felt the loneliness, the hopelessness of people who had nowhere to turn, and my eyes filled with tears. I broke down sobbing. This was not planned at all, but the power of that prayer, the realization that our Father in heaven is there to help the hopeless, had reduced me to tears."
I do remember that scene. It has always felt very powerful, and now I know why.
I just want to leave you with one more scripture that is a favorite of mine from the Book of Mormon. My Thessalonians scripture is a shorter version of this, but this one is detailed and so beautiful. It is found in Alma 34:17-27:
17 Therefore may God grant unto you, my brethren, that ye may begin to exercise your faith unto repentance, that ye begin to call upon his holy name, that he would have mercy upon you;
18 Yea, cry unto him for mercy; for he is mighty to save.
19 Yea, humble yourselves, and continue in prayer unto him.
20 Cry unto him when ye are in your fields, yea, over all your flocks.
21 Cry unto him in your houses, yea, over all your household, both morning, mid-day, and evening.
22 Yea, cry unto him against the power of your enemies.
23 Yea, cry unto him against the devil, who is an enemy to all righteousness.
24 Cry unto him over the crops of your fields, that ye may prosper in them.
25 Cry over the flocks of your fields, that they may increase.
26 But this is not all; ye must pour out your souls in your closets, and your secret places, and in your wilderness.
27 Yea, and when you do not cry unto the Lord, let your hearts be full, drawn out in prayer unto him continually for your welfare, and also for the welfare of those who are around you.
These are our feelings about prayer. Thanks for reading them!
Richard Schneider, who wrote about his experience with Jimmy Stewart, wrote some books. You can find them here.
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to ten and counting! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, and my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!
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