Ok, fellow Pinners. I think it’s safe to assume everyone has heard of Pinterest by now and if you’re anything like me, you have created boards up the wazoo and have hundreds, if not thousands, of pins under each board. But how many times do you go back and actually use, look or make the pin you pinned? My record isn’t very good at the moment. Let’s take my recipe board for example. I have close to 800 recipes pinned but honestly, I’ve only tried a handful. Sad but true.
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed this but it’s pumpkin season, people! Between the months of late September and late November, they’re out in full force and definitely make the holidays festive. I’m not a huge fan of carving pumpkins (mainly because they NEVER turn out the way they are in my head) but the plus side of carving pumpkins are all the seeds. Yep, you heard me right. At our house, it’s not the spooky faces or the creativity of our pumpkins that we like. It’s the seeds!
A few years back my husband asked if we could keep the seeds and roast them after we were done carving. Honestly, I wasn’t thrilled with the idea. I thought it was going to be difficult and time consuming. Thank goodness for the trusty old internet, I quickly found a roasted pumpkin seed recipe that seemed simple and sounded pretty darn tasty. Continue reading
I ran a race a couple of months ago with a friend and she showed up with this sweet fanny pack, that’s right I said fanny pack. But it was one of those cute fun sleek ones that are made for phones and keys not one from the 80’s that could hold the kitchen sink. I am hoping that I am like the rest of the world and constantly have my phone with me. I will be outside weeding in the garden or in my flower beds and have to set my phone on something that a) the kids and the dog won’t get and b) I can hear the music coming from it. With that being said I found this pattern at The Sewing Rabbit and knew I just had to try it, and before I say “NAILED” it let me just be honest and say that what I thought was going to be a 45 minute sewing project did not work out like that. It started out great but I quickly learned that if I go into a project thinking that I am generally WAY wrong. I still had fun and loved the end result. Continue reading
I’m always looking for ways to make school supplies fun for my kids or more unique so that my kids can tell theirs apart from other students. If you are anything like me you find something on Pinterest and think “That is a dang good idea.” and “Pin It” and then never do anything with it. So this is my chance at redemption, I’m hoping that by posting this blog it will give me the motivation to create some of the posts I have pinned to make the school year a little more fun for my kids. In no particular order here are some of my Pinterest finds:
Who doesn’t love a good bookmark? And with kids and reading these are a must. It makes it so fun to mark how far they have gone and it is fun to see such popular things like minions and angry birds available to make. See how at http://tallystreasury.com/2011/02/corner-page-bookmarks-3/. Continue reading
Ok, so summer is official here for us and we are so excited. School is out and the weather is starting to heat up and I think the rain has stopped. That being said, it is time to spend every day – all day – outside. So me being me and having pinned millions of new things in my “fun things to do with kids” file I’m going to pick some and do them. Hopefully I will “nail them” and share my success with you which will make it easier to share with you and definitely less embarrassing.
I wracked my brain and my pins trying to find something that would be age appropriate for a 2-year-old and an almost 11-year-old. I found these fun lava lamps and when I told my 11-year-old he was excited so I scored big. It was something that was easy to do, didn’t take a lot of prep and inexpensive. Three things that make it easier for me to do. Continue reading
Nothing is better than finding a recipe that can be a dessert and a snack and I found one. I found it at this site. The bad part is when I make it, I almost want to say to my kids, “You want a cracker with that red velvet.” Needless to say, it tends to go quickly! The best part is when I told my husband Wednesday night that I was making it for Friday’s post, he got all sorts of excited and then quickly became disappointed when he realized he had to wait until Friday to eat it. So yes, it is indeed delicious! So without further ado, here it is. Continue reading
Ok so I going to share a weakness of mine. It’s a horrible one. If you are a health food critic you should stop reading now. I love bread!! It doesn’t matter if it’s store-bought or homemade, it’s all divine. I blame it on my dad really. He has the same problem. I remember when I was little he would get off work and grab 5 or 6 slices of white bread and eat them for a snack, and if I’m honest it is my same go-to snack now. I know it’s both horrible and delicious. So when I found this recipe and tried it and realized that it went amazingly with my crock pot chicken fettuccine alfredo I was sold (don’t worry I will be sharing this recipe in the future). Better yet, I have cooked it for family and friends and they all rant and rave about how delicious they are. Continue reading