Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Great Pinterest Challenge

I have a few friends that we are all crazy over Pinterest. We have similar tastes, so at least 50% of what we have pinned have been repinned by others. One friend texted me to say her goal for this year would be to wear at least one Pinterest inspired outfit per week. I thought that was pretty clever, but I wanted to expand it. I decided that I would try one Pinterest inspired "thing" each week-whether a recipe, outfit, craft, whatever. That was 2 weeks ago...and you see how much I've done with it.

As fate would have it, though, we lost our cable, internet and phone in a storm last Saturday. The lovely repairman at Verizon finally came today and fixed the primary problem in about 5 minutes and also replaced a cable box that had gone bad upstairs. He was here for a grand total of 20 minutes.

This time, though, gave me a chance to catch up on some of my Pinterest-ing ideas. I found two different ideas that I had been meaning to try for a while, and finally got around to.

 Oatmeal Cupcakes
Pinned Image
Oatmeal Cupcakes, originally found
 Last night I attempted these cupcakes. I thought it might make for a fabulous, hardy and healthy breakfast. What I didn't think about was that fruit, when combined into a recipe, adds points. Even though these are primarily bananas, they were a little more points plus wise that I would have wanted. But they are very healthy. I'm not sure how I feel about the texture. Mine were a little bit mushier than I had expected, but the hubster likes them. He thinks they need a little salt, but overall not bad.

My version
I think they look better in the pictures than in real life.

Our second idea was a home decor/improvement idea. We do not have a "regular" laundry room, but rather a hallway that leads out to the garage.  We used to have bi-fold doors covering the washer and dryer, but they always got in the way. Then, one fell off the hinge. We've been living with our washer and dryer just out there for all the world to see for a month or so...I saw this on Pinterest a long time ago and thought it would work for us.

Hidden supplies behind a curtain
Curtain Hiding supplies from Martha Stewart

I got a shower curtain to use to cover up ours. I still want to play around some with of the positioning and length. I haven't hemmed it yet for that purpose. I found this shower curtain way back in March for $10 at Garden Ridge, but I think it's going to help keep the mess hidden and make the wall interesting.  So here's my version:

Not amazing, but most convenient.

So those are my "big" projects. Stay tuned for what mess I make next.