I finally joined the rest of the world and got on Pinterest.
I know, I'm way behind the times...
It's not that I don't love Pinterest. I do.
My reason for holding out was that I *knew* I would get sucked in
and it would become another distraction in my already busy life.
Well, I'm trying to prove myself wrong...
I decided from the beginning that I needed to exhibit some (or a LOT of) self control or I would become one of those crazy pinners that pins everything. I can't be that girl. So my thought process is that I can only pin things that I really like or that I will actually do. If it doesn't pass that test then...I move on.
In the interest of *doing* here are some things I've tried and loved (and one fail) from my Pinterest Boards. (Click on the pics to be taken to the link).
First off, I am finding a wealth of tips that are changing my world. Duh! :)
Like how to keep cilantro fresh longer (below) and how to make your own cleaner. The thrifty-do-it-yourself-girl in me is pretty happy right now. BTW, my cilantro is still fresh! Yea!
|From Vegetable Gardner|
And much to the chagrin of my kids I'm trying new recipes. (Why do kids hate trying new foods? Or is it just mine? Frustrates me.) The hubs and I thought this soup was yummy. We added ham and green onion to the final product. Delish.
|From Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour|
So many cute crafty ideas that I'd never think up on my own. For Thanksgiving we made these edible turkeys. Of course ours turned out not-so-perfect as these, but everyone had fun making them, which for me is kinda the point.
Last night the kids and I did a bit of chocolate dipping and candy cane breaking to make these hot chocolate marshmallows for neighbor gifts. Ours are turned out almost as cute. :)
From Liv Life
The kids are dying to try one of these out themselves. I told them we'd have them as a special treat sometime during December. Am I a mean mom, or what?!
Our one fail (so far) is that we tried to decorate dollar store plates with sharpies. I found a pin that said to let your kids draw on a plate, bake it in the oven, and the drawing becomes permanent. Umm..It doesn't. The kids were pretty disappointed when we figured this out (after eating on their plate and watching their drawing disappear with each bite) so if anyone has had success with this idea I'd love to know what I did wrong.
And there you have it. My life thru Pinterest. Ha!
Leave a link in the comments to your pinterest account if you want me to follow. I'd love to see what you all are pinning as well.