Winning! Or should I say Pinning?

Pinterest is my addiction. So many great ideas in one place! I have tried a few when I get any time. Like last night when J1 went to sleep 2 hours early! That doesn’t happen very often, but when it does I say screw the housework and take some me time. I feel that some of my little craft projects keep my mind working at a relatively adult pace compared to the toddler pace I use during the day. I believe the theme for Elmo’s World is constantly on repeat in my head. I thought I would share the pins that I have had success with so far.

Crafts
Sock Monkey My son loves this thing! I made mine with a pair of those really soft fuzzy socks. I will never do that again. It was messy and more difficult to sew, stick to tube socks!

Hanging Kitchen Towel Enough said. Boom.
Purse Pocket Great idea! I used fabric and batting instead of a potholder. I also used regular sandwich bags because that’s what I had around the house. We keep ours in the car to throw in the diaper bag if need be.
Foot Scrub The soap makes this scrub, it’s the bees knees.
Baby Wrap I LOVE this thing! I attribute many successful trips to the store with both mini men to this wrap. It was so easy to make too. I used a queen sized jersey sheet for my knit fabric.

Food
Red Velvet Cookies Huge hit but kind of a pain in the ass to make.
Eggs in the Oven This takes the guess work out of hard boiled eggs but I guess you would have to call them hard baked eggs? My brown eggs did not want to peel but the white ones peeled like a dream. Make sure you dump them in ice water for 10 minutes after the oven. This is up there with bacon in the oven. (20 minutes at 375 degrees line the baking sheet with foil=no grease burns/splatter)
French Dip Crescents Holy tap dancing Jesus! Make these! I made Au Jus with 1 1/2 C water, 2 beef bullion cubes, tsp soy sauce and some garlic. Simple and quick.
Cookie Cake I’m not allowed to make this anymore. I ate the whole thing. Can we say fat ass?
Pudding Pops Husband tested and husband approved. J1 liked them too.
Chicken Pillows this is one of my favorite dinners from Pinterest. The name is silly too. Fat free cream cheese and olive oil instead of butter to dip these little pockets of heaven…or just go all out.
Chicken Foil Packs Not very pretty but they are delicious.
Chocolate Trifle I’ve made this twice and it is dangerous. So easy and really good. However, this recipe makes quite a bit and it’s rich.
Cookie Dough Dip I sampled this treat at a Pinterest potluck. The chocolate teddy grahams were so classy too. Apparently this recipe makes a lot as well so half it.
Tortilla Bowls So much better than store bought shells. These where a bit of a challenge to eat but tasty none the less.
Check out Six Sisters Stuff for recipes. Everything I have made has been awesome. The crockpot chicken quesadillas might be one of our favorite dinners!
I will leave you with my silly J1 and his sock monkey. He enjoys pre nap movies on the couch.

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One thought on “Winning! Or should I say Pinning?

  1. anita says:

    I’m a recent pinterest addict. There are sooo many ideas on that website.

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