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"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalm 127:3
Sunday, September 26, 2010
My 10 yo daughter is saving up for something very special...an American Girl doll. If you've ever seen these dolls, they are beautiful, but also very, very expensive! $114 expensive (actually $128 with shipping) , to be exact. Given that she doesn't have that kind of money laying around, and Mom and Dad weren't going to pony up that kind of cash, she decided to get creative and earn it herself! Her idea was to hold a bake sale in front of our house, selling yummy homemade goodies. Well, Saturday was the day! After baking tons during the week, here was the spread. Fudge brownies (our biggest seller!), rice krispie treats, Reese's peanut butter cup cookies....
Confetti cookies, M and M cookies, and chocolate chip (whew!). All wrapped in packages of 3 and ready to sell!
She set out plates with free samples for potential customers (though I think most of the neighbor kids ended up eating them-oops!)
Here she is in charge of the table! She was very successful in her sale, due to very generous neighbors and friends that apparently love sweet things! :-)
Overall, she earned about half what was needed for her doll-I'm so proud-all her hard work paid off! She even decided to donate 10% of her earnings to church for the missionaries-an even better cause than the American Girl doll. The only problem now? ALL my kids want to do a bake sale after seeing how well this one went. I told them to talk to me in another 6 months!