Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Pinterest Challenge wrap-up!

So today is the day to report on the pins that we did in the last 2 weeks. (or if you are me, the day to finish up 1 or 2 of them). As the challenge was coming to a close, I was worried that I would not get all my pins done, but it turns out, I actually did 12 pins, WOW. Anyway here is the wrap-up on what I did, hold on tight this may be the longest post ever!!

These are the pins that I did. Don't they look impressive??

So this is a DIY waterfall front shirt from here. As you can see, mine is not identical to the picture because I could not find ruffle fabric, and believe me, I looked all over. So I used a slightly less cute fabric, but it still worked well. And FYI it took me exactly 13 tries to get a picture of it that I was happy with, go me!

Oops I forgot to picture these peanut butter pretzel bars above, and I am WAY too lazy to go back and add them now, so you will just have to go from my picture. These were great. I actually used caramel instead of peanut butter because I had some in the fridge that I needed to use, I think they would be awesome either way. Also the cookie recipe alone was one of the best bar cookie recipes I have tried. Highly recommended.    

I tried these breadsticks from this pin, and let me tell you they were awesome. I followed the recipe exactly until the very end when I spontaneously brushed one of the loaves with jalapeno juice, and then since I was taking them to a BBQ I needed a way to tell those apart from they plain ones the olives in the fridge made the cut. I couldn't really taste the jalapeno much, but the olives made a great addition, and all the breadsticks got eaten before the meal even started. 

 I tried to copy this outfit, but as with all my pins, I did not do it exactly, mostly because I don't have a cute red skirt, but I still think it turned out really cute. After I got dressed I realized that the entire outfit either came from second hand stores, or relief society exchanges, so all in all it cost less than $10.00. AWESOME!!!

 Ok I was a bit skeptical of this recipe for homemade thin mints because as a thin mint lover, I know that there is some sort of chocolate cookie in the middle, not a ritz cracker. But even though they did not taste just like thin mints, they were easy and made a great tasty treat. As a bonus Kynlee loved them.

I loosely copied this outfit that I pinned a long time ago on My Style board. I was planning on matching it a little closer, but when I went to my closet and saw this striped cardigan, I thought it would look awesome, and I think I was right so that is the way I wore it for the day. The boots were a bit of a stretch for me because even though the fashion rules (you know those rules written by some unknown individuals who tell us what to wear) say that black and brown are neutrals so you can wear them together, I have always disliked putting them together. 

To be honest when I wear it again I will probably wear my black boots with it. 

And that was probably way more than you wanted to know about my fashion dilemmas in the mornings.
 I also took a picture with the black jacket just for a more accurate comparison of the actual pin, but I still think it looked better when I added my own twist. 

I made these awesome molten lava cakes, and they did not disappoint. I cooked them just as long as the recipe said to, and not a minute more, but it might have been a tiny bit too long because they were not quite as gooey on the inside as I thought they would be. 

They were even better the next day, especially when put in the microwave for 10 seconds. I would definitely recommend trying them.

You guys would not believe how long I have been working on this pin. Or more accurately how long I have NOT been working on it after I started it. But I finally finished it!! 

It was actually a very easy craft, although it was made harder by the fact that I cut my hand with the glass and I had to try not to bleed all over the letters while I placed them. Proceed with caution!!!

 I made this pillow to decorate our bed with from this pin. It is actually just a picture so I just had to wing it, but it was  pretty easy. 

I tried out this recipe for watermelon and strawberry lemonade. My Dad has been coming over here almost every weekend to see his girlfriend (may none of you ever live to see the day when you have to double date with your parent) and he leaves a very large watermelon with Carson and I every time he heads back home. So I needed a way to use up the latest one before it went bad. I did not love this recipe, I think it was the liquid watermelon that I didn't care for, but Kynlee really liked it. And just so you know, only the first date was awkward, now it is fine and we are sooooo happy for my Dad. Also removing all the seeds from a watermelon takes a long time!!

We had some zucchini that I needed to use up, and this was a great way. We followed the suggestions at the very end to add some jalapeno and some bacon. A Great way to use up those zucchinis that are getting passed around all summer. 

And lastly I tried out this honey walnut shrimp recipe. Don't judge by my unappetizing looking picture, this recipe was great. When I originally tasted the sauce I thought it was a little overpowering, but when combined with the shrimp and walnuts it was delicious and I went back for seconds, and maybe even thirds.

Good for you if you have made it this far in this long boring post. These challenges are so fun, and they make me feel very accomplished. I also love that I can make them as easy or as hard as I want to. I can't wait to read everyone elses follow-ups, and if you didn't join us, you had better join next time. Seriously people!!! 


Preston & Syd said...

What a great idea! I should really do this... I have like 4,000 pins! Love your outfits!

Brian and Kelsey said...

All those yummy recipes! And you look super cute,I have issues with Brown and black too, but it looked good.

Megan said...

I got a red pencil type skirt from Ross for $7 or $8. If you come visit me I'll let you wear it, or you could see if you can find one at Ross. I love the shirt you made!