Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pinned It

I love Pinterest.  It takes bookmarks, allows you to organize them by category, add a picture so you can actually remember what the heck they represent, and see what your friends are looking at as well.  For people who love projects, well it is amazing. There is some concern going around that make me a little nervous about the terms they use.  Like really if they think they own pictures that are posted, well that just doesn't make sense, but as it is currently being used as a photo bookmarking site with social media bits, well that is fun and addicting.  My friends send me to blogs I never would have found, introduce me to knew recipes, and give me so many project ideas.  The only thing I dislike, pins on facebook.  But that's just me.  These are things I saw on Pintrest and then did this week.  To be clear, I don't own these ideas, or the sites, or the photographs on the sites :)  I just pinned them or saw them on a friends site pinned and I went to the site and did them.  Now if you want you can go and do them to.  Yes I recommend it!

Have a lot of bags laying around.  Sure I have reusable bags but about half the time I forget to put them back in my car, and so I always have grocery bags.  We use them for our bathroom trash cans but they drive me nuts because they are all over the place.  This site shows you how to to roll those puppies up and pull them out one by one :)

I let my kids watch way too much TV, I mean way too much.  Sometimes I have hard time coming up with things to do.  Well guess what let's go back to the basics.  I made homemade play dough with the kids one night off this site and they had so much fun picking out the colors and everything I needed was in my cabinet.  

Ahh my counter is such a mess all the time.  Why didn't I think of bringing file folders downstairs to use?  I have categories like bills to pay, papers to file, a folder for all the kids school work, and any papers I need for any up coming appointments.  

My mops group and I did a really cool service project.  I was responsible for the salads and decided to make an Oliver Garden Dressing to come along.  YUM!

Heard about eating quinoa for breakfast instead of oatmeal.  Have been loving quinoa, bananas, some pecan slivers, a drizel of honey, and a 1/2 cup of almond milk for breakfast.  So yummy!  Turns out you can make quinoa super simple in your rice cooker.  Check out how, here.  The only hubby and son hate the smell of the quinoa cooking.  Still delicious!!!!

Need something new to do with your hair, try a top knot.  Great way to deal with that post prego hair loss.

Desert for breakfast, how about cinnamon roll waffles.  They use canned ones for these but I just rolled some left over pizza dough I had, added some brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and raisins, rolled it back up and sliced.  Delicious!!!!!  You should be warned though...difficult to clean the waffle iron after.  I think I just need to make regular waffles and throw the first one away :)

Finally I bought a ton of flowers to make hair clips for the girls.  I was thinking about where I was going to put them.  Pin!


  1. hoe-lay COW! Where is the pin that shows how to find the energy to do it all?

  2. Hey Crystal! This is Heather Whipple (from your Illinois days but now we're in Delaware). My sister-in-law and her family are moving to Indianapolis to do a Pathology residency. I was wondering if I could get your email and phone contact and pass it on to her as a resource for the Indianapolis area? If so, would you email me at Thank you! P.S. I love reading your blog and keeping up with your family!



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