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12.05.12

If you’re like me and always rushing out the door in the morning, you end up grabbing breakfast last minute. For you, this may be Starbucks on the way to the office, Donuts at the gas station on the way to the field, or Pop Tarts from the vending machine at school. In my case, my go-to breakfast is usually instant oatmeal or cereal, and while they are healthy, they don’t always keep my full all morning. Oatmeal every day also gets boring, so I like to switch it up.

10.25.12

With 4-H season coming up soon, I started thinking about all of my old 4-H stuff that is still adorning my parent’s bookshelves in my old room. What will I ever do with it all? I have collected countless mementos, pictures, and probably at least 100 ribbons over the 10 years I was in 4-H and I know they won’t let me keep it in that room forever...come to think of it, my mom probably has it scoped out to be her dream sewing/crafting room once I finally downsize.

4-H Ribbon Recycling

October 25, 2012

With 4-H season coming up soon, I started thinking about all of my old 4-H stuff that is still adorning my parent’s bookshelves in my old room. What will I ever do with it all? I have collected countless mementos, pictures, and probably at least 100 ribbons over the 10 years I was in 4-H and I know they won’t let me keep it in that room forever...come to think of it, my mom probably has it scoped out to be her dream sewing/crafting room once I finally downsize.

Have any of you ever had this dilemma? If you or your children were/are in 4-H you can probably relate to how quickly these things take up shelf space.

This is where I am torn. All of those things hold special memories from my 4-H years and I don’t want to get rid of them, but I know I can’t leave them in a box on my parent’s shelf for the rest of time either…so what do I do with them?

Well, one of the skills I learned while in 4-H was how to find creative uses for old things so I decided to start researching ways to repurpose these items. One idea I came across while on Pinterest was to how to make a ribbon wreath! My 4-H ribbons would be perfect for this project!

It’s pretty simple and turns out looking really cute! You can get as creative as you want with this, but for the basic wreath you only need three easy supplies: