Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Pinterest Challenge #3

Today is the day to report on our 3rd Pinterest challenge.

I did not do as well on this challenge as I would have liked to. I had a few more pins that I wanted to get done but they just didn't happen. I was very productive though so I will still call it a success.

This pin for Blueberry Croissant Puff was amazing, I used blackberries both times because there were no blueberries at the store. It is so yummy that I have actually made it twice in the last two weeks.

This pin for Chicken Egg Rolls was really good too, and I thought they tasted even better the next day as leftovers. I baked mine rather than frying them, and I added a few drops of sesame oil to the mixture, and a blended jalapeno to the sauce. Delicious and a great way to use up the giant head of cabbage my sister gave us.
 I got the idea for this activity from this pin. It was super easy to mix up, and made me wonder why I don't try harder to do fun things for baby girl everyday.
 Nothing is better than a cute naked baby with bed head. She thought it was more fun painting herself rather than the tub.
 I decided to try to learn how to do a waterfall braid from this pin. I am not great at doing hair, and I pretty much do the same two hairstyles all week long, so I wasn't expecting much when I attempted it. However, I was surprised that it looked pretty good after just one attempt, but I didn't know how lopsided it was till I looked at the pictures Carson took later. I will have to work on that.
 This recipe was not good!! Maybe it is just my pregnant tastebuds craving sweet things, but I thought these tasted like balls of baking cocoa. After snapping this picture I quickly threw the balls back in the bowl and added a little melted butter and about a half cup of sugar to make a nice no bake cookie mixture. They were much better that way.
 I used this pin to make this little dress for Kynlee. Mine turned out a tad small, and not as cute as the picture because I did not have enough red fabric to make the braided collar.
 I made two kinds of muffins using this pin that claimed they were like costco muffins. I did a yellow cake mix with a cinnamon walnut mixture on top and they were really good, but next time I will put the mixture in the middle so it doesn't stick to the wrappers. I also did a chocolate mix with chocolate chips, but this one turned out pretty dry (although that could have been the wheat flour I used in the mixture). I would not say they are near the deliciousness of costco muffins.
 And lastly I have been working like crazy to clean out our spare bedroom and get the nursery put up before the babies come. I looked thru pinterest for ideas, and combined a few pins to form a simple but cute nursery in my mind. I spent the last week making crib skirts to match the bumpers that we got, and these cute tissue paper pom poms to hang in the corner. I would have liked to have gotten the cribs up and everything in its place for the picture, but since that requires taking the full size bed out of the room I am at the mercy of my sweet hubby to get it all put together. It's not like he is busy with finals and all kinds of outdoor projects or anything. I also have a few cute wall hangings to print out from pinterest, and as soon as I get it all put together I will post pictures.

I didn't really fancy the idea of doing any outfit posts this time since I do not find my large belly all that flattering. The one day I did wear a pinterest inspired outfit, I was waiting for Carson to come home so he could take a picture of me. In the meantime I had to take care of a toddler, cook a few meals, clean a messy house, and then Carson had me go pick up a rotertiller for him on a super windy day. By the end of the day I did not think I looked near as cute as that morning when I got dressed, so no picture. I love doing these challenges though. They make me feel productive, and get me to try things that I have been wanting to try, but always manage to put off. 

Happy Pinning!!!

1 comment:

Megan said...

I love the nursery stuff!! I'm so excited to come see it and those babies!