Thursday, March 7, 2013

Pinterest Finds (February + March)

Here's some more traveling pins that I love, and I hope you will too! To see more like these, you can go on my Pinterest page.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Lifescouts, yeah!

One of my favorite YouTubers is charlieissocoollike. He posted a new video the other day and talked a little about his friend's idea of having badges for real-world experiences. I followed his link to Lifescouts, and I love it!

Here's the badges I currently have:

1. Rainforest Badge: About 5 years ago, I traveled to Ecuador with my youth group. We spent time both in Quito and in the middle of the jungle, or rainforest, for 2 weeks. I can't even describe how amazing it is there.

2. Mountain-Climbing Badge: This summer, I went to Japan! We climbed Mount Fuji, which is incredible. The view!

3. Driving Badge: As a farming family, I learned to drive a bit before some did. No, I wasn't driving the combine at age 8, but I have seen it done. I've officially had my driver's license since I was 16, so nearly 4 years.

4. Parade Badge: Before I went to Alaska with my church, we had a fundraiser during my town's celebration week (ever hear of the Dalton Gang? That's pretty much the only thing that ever happened to my town) and we were in the parade, home-decorated themed float and all.

5. Pet-Owning Badge: I'm a proud owner of a cat, although I've had a hamster, rabbit, and several dogs in the past. Yay for animals!

6. Snake-Holding Badge: Again, the jungle in Ecuador. Also, elementary school field trips to the zoo tended to end in me grossed out from all of the animals we held.

7. Swimming Badge: I may know how to swim, but I can't dive or do anything besides the very basic.

8. Picnic Badge: I love picnics! Between going to the park or just in my backyard, I've had a fair share of picnics, although I'd love to have more.

9. Zoo Badge: When you live in Southwest KS, there isn't much to see or do. Going to the zoo is a solid choice for any kid or animal lover. I've gone to some in Colorado, Texas, and many places around Kansas.

10. Horse Riding Badge: My uncle and his family are cowboys, so I've done some horseback riding.

11. Sunrise Badge: Sunrises and sunsets are some of my favorite things. Waking up early is so worth it to see the sun shine over the empty plains nearly every morning.

12. Fishing Badge: I'm definitely not good at fishing, but I have fished a few times. The best time was in Alaska in a river, although I didn't catch anything or even get relatively close, and the worst was when I caught my finger instead and got a nice scar.


What badges do you have? Can you one-up me? You might be able to, I don't know :)

Also, is anyone else really loving the great graphics? Reminds me of the graphics on Crash Course on YouTube.