Monday, October 10, 2011

Do you Pin?

A couple of months ago, I finally gave in and joined Pinterest!  Pinterest is basically a site full of ideas and inspiration from home decor and party planning, to recipes and clothing.  You create boards for different categories.  For example:  I have a "photography tips" board, a "my wish list" board, an "I like to eat" board, and so on.  In essence, it's a place for you to keep all of your online ideas and websites all in one place.  It really is genius!

I don't have much spare time to spend on there, but when I do log on...there are "pins" galore!  I have tried out a couple of ideas and so far, so good!

First off: chicken bacon pasta.  So bad, but so good!  I even lightened it up with turkey bacon, neufchatel cheese, and milk instead of the alternatives.  It was a hit with everyone in our house!

Board: I like to eat.

Next up...2 ingredient muffins!
Board:  I like to eat.

These have gotten rave reviews!  I just finished baking my own batch and cannot wait to try them. I "spiced" mine up a little bit with some mini chocolate chips and pumpkin pie spice.  Yummo!
This recipe is SO easy, and I had all of the ingredients in my pantry!  That's my kind of baking:)  All you do is mix the cake mix with the can of pumpkin until combined.  I then added my chocolate chips and a few sprinkles of pumpkin pie spice.  Spoon into your muffin tin and bake!  It's that easy.

Lastly, I went with this easy hurricane candle idea.  I just took my Southern Living at Home hurricane, filled it with candy corn, and inserted a scented white candle in the center.  Voila!

                                                   Board:  Holiday.

I have big plans for wreath making, teacher gifts, holiday baking, and Ellie's 2nd birthday all in one place.  What have you pinned?


  1. Pinterest is one of my life lines. Ha! I feel like that's the only place I get recipes or ideas.

  2. I have 24 boards on pinterest. :) That's a lot but I like so many different things. I want to learn how to sew in the next year so I have sewing ideas. I LOVE to cook so I have 4 different boards for that. I have photography ideas, organization ideas, Halloween costume ideas, stuff for my girls, a board for playroom ideas that I'm totally in love with and planner/calendar ideas; and I've already started implementing some of the calendar ideas I've seen. I'm trying to get organized before Naomi comes in 3 weeks. :) I'm in love with pinterest. I love that all my ideas are in one place and not everywhere in my house like they were before. It's so much more organized!!!

  3. I made the pumpkins muffins too without the extra touches!! A friend told me to use the spice cake mix with the pumpkin!!! Where do we find the time to do all this stuff???

  4. pinterest is so addicting! Ive found so many wonderful ideas. Ive pinned over 3600 items on pinterest so clearly Im a bit addicted..haha!