I know February is over and so is my Pinterest
addiction resolution but I realized that I missed the perfect opportunity to plug my incredibly talented friends, who helped on our kitchen remodel. A giant thank you to Erin/Mickey from ATX Architects and Emily and Becca of Entwined Design! While I’m at it, thank you, Mom, for all of your feedback too!
The decor wasn’t terrible (a bit outdated) but it was the space and functionality that quickly drove us crazy. No space to cook, no storage that was convenient or accessible.
This last picture really doesn’t do this closet justice. It’s probably my favorite place in the kitchen- a place to keep us organized. We love our chalkboard wall too (behind the door).
Thanks for indulging me and visiting my talented friends websites! And now back to Simple Truths…
How cool! Putting vinegar on weeds really does kill them! (Thanks, Pinterest!)
Last week, we made this Cheesy Vegetable Soup. It was delicious and we declared it an official “winner.” However, a few hours later we (or at least I was) were less impressed. I’d recommend a side of Bean-O if you’re interested in trying this recipe.
Thanks for joining me this month on my Pinterest adventures. I still have many, many, many more pins to inspire me but it was fun to make creativity a part of my daily life this month.
This week I made this cool pipe-cleaner and magnet activity. I think it would have been more successful if I had a bigger/stronger magnet.
I made the easiest sugar scrub, substituting eucalyptus oil and lemon oils instead. It took about 30 seconds to make and smelled deliciously wonderful. (Why have I been paying $$$ for scrubs?)
This morning for breakfast we made these yummy pancake-battered apples. My daughter loved them (and so did her mama).
I think this afternoon we will have some marble painting fun!
Here is the mind jar I made with my daughter:
We added confetti stars and I sealed it with silicone caulk. Some of the mind jars I saw on Pinterest appeared to be made of glass but it made more sense to use plastic for ours (i.e. upset child instructed to calm down and given glass jar=even more disasterous situation).
Isn’t it beautiful?
This morning I was making a “mind jar” with my daughter and thinking about how much fun it is to be able to do projects with her. I also realized that I didn’t have a resolution chosen for this month yet. I kept thinking about Pinterest projects that would be fun to work on and how much I enjoy being creative. And then I thought more about my resolution for this month, or lack of a resolution. And then my mind wandered again to fun craft projects. This continued for most of the morning until *aha!* Why don’t I complete some of the many recipes, DIY projects, crafts, etc. that I have spent hours pinning on Pinterest? I hope February holds hours of Pinterest creativity for me (and you?)!