my girl scout troop

July 21, 2014

summer stylesummer stylesummer stylesummer stylesummer stylesummer styleThis is my own girl scout troop, but we just don’t wear the brown, blue, or green uniforms, and our troop is more multi-aged. We do engage in outside activities together and are often found doing craft projects at home. Also, we don’t sell girl scout cookies (Ben does not approve of the hydrogenation they still put in those delicious things!).

True story… last spring, a sweet girl scout came knocking at our door with some cookies to sell. I really wanted to support that sweet girl, and I really wanted girl scout cookies. I asked if if I could look at all of them to see their ingredients list, and sure enough they all had hydrogenation (ugh!), and with Ben standing behind me, I said, “What do you think?” He shook his head no. I told that sweet girl that I had to pass because they all had hydrogenation. She probably walked away thinking I was a crazy lady.

Anyway, maybe my troop and I should make our own non-hydrogenated girl scout cookies this week. We’re back home and getting back to routine after last week’s traveling. We have dinner club back on the schedule, our week is already filled up with swim classes and hangouts, and I have lots of emails to catch up on.

I notice my girls True and Soul tend to mimic how I dress. Glow mimics all her older sisters, and Brave beats to her own drum. She picked out this dress because it had red and blue (why? Spider-Man of course!). The girls must be going through a growth spurt; usually, my girls stay the same shoe size for at least a year (sometimes more!), so there’s never a need to switch out shoes that often. In True’s case though, we bought her those checkered vans for her birthday (and they were slightly big then), but now she’s already complaining they’re too tight. Soul’s also jumped up a shoe size in a matter of a couple months. Kids grow so fast, don’t they?!

on me: shirt and denim skirt, thrifted (I just chopped the denim skirt shorter). shoes, gift from BFF (she got them in Korea, but these are similar). on true: floral romper, c/o old navy (I’d totally wear that!). checkered vans, shoebuy. on brave: tank dress and espadrilles, c/o old navy. on soul: crochet top, denim skort, gold sandals, c/o old navy. on glow: floral chambray dress, silver sandals, c/o old navy. hello kitty glasses (on true and brave), ebay.

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16 comments on “my girl scout troop”

  • Tanie says:

    A friend of mine posted some homemade girl scout cookie recipes last year, hydrogenation free!

  • My girls’ feet grow so fast too, it’s crazy!!

  • nikki says:

    what cute little outfits!! old navy is the best!


  • Elissa Lerma says:

    I hear you about the girl scout cookies. As a Mommy I understand that many people can’t buy cookies for different reasons and as a troop leader I appreciate when those who can’t buy give a small donation instead! Just a couple dollars is awesome and all the money from donations goes straight to the troop! And shout out to Old Navy! Love that place.

    • Rubyellen says:

      Thank you for that idea, I never thought of that! I think I’m going to do that next time, and it’s probably better because you’re right, it will go straight to the troop.

  • rebecca says:

    true & brave have the cutest glasses! wish i had glasses like that when i was little — they would have made trips to the eye doctor a lot more bearable 🙂

  • Emma says:

    I love Brave & Soul’s hair! Seriously, they both wear those styles so well.

    • Rubyellen says:

      Thank you! I think so, but now they both wish they had their longer hair back (even though they are the ones who requested to cut it).

  • Abigail says:

    Have you tried out the cool app called DIY? It has a little paw print as the logo. It’s super cool. It would be a great addition to your troop. You get to earn badges by learning all this cool stuff and trying it yourself. Check it out, they will love doing the cool projects with you.

  • Bethany says:

    Oh my goodness, the girls are getting big and so so beautiful!!! You are one of the best mommies out there Rubyellen! I think you need your own badges for your troupe! 😉

  • doxgukka says:

    it astounds me the weird chemicals americans put in their food!! i am pretty certain australian products do not have as much as yours do. plus i am sure half the stuff you put in yours we ban in ours.

    also my mum and dad love to remind me that when i was a toddler i went through a pair of shoes every 2 weeks! which really sucks cause now i am size 9-10 :/ and i am not even that tall! (5’7.5)

    • Rubyellen says:

      I know! It’s really terrible and it’s all for the sake of making more money.

      And what?!! You’re feet grew so fast! I’m lucky that shoes have been lasting at least a year, but now they must be going through a growth spurt.

  • You are so funny.

    I haven’t looked at an ingredient list, but I don’t eat store bought cookies/sweets at all- so when the ask, since I can’t say no, I just ask them what their favorite is, and then I buy them a box to keep. They all look at me like I’m crazy too! But then leave happy.

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