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Another pinterest challenge?

Okay – I am totally lazy and without motivation…. I sit here on the couch writing this with an extremely yummy eggnog latte balancing on my knee! ( first off the season – do not judge!)

I need a change! I have some super cute clothes just waiting for me to skin down and slide into!! I need to focus on me a bit – any other able to relate?

So what does one do when faced with a challenge…. You turn to your pinterest boards! We all have one – dedicated to healthy recipes, weightloss tips, exercise regimes that are sure things, and silly motivation posters!

Take my challenge – turn those pins into realities! Try the diet, do the exercise, believe the posters!!!

I will let you know how it goes and leave you with this to start us off!

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Pinterest Challenge.. Continued!

I have been totally MIA the last bit of the week BUT I have a great excuse! The weather has been AMAZING so I have spent very little time on the computer! It is another beautiful day today but it is still early so I thought I would do a quick post! I have continued on with my pinterest challenge this last week – most things having to do with the outdoors! I don’t have any personal pics (I will do another post with those included) but here are the pins I re-created!

It is my lovely daughters birthday party next month – so we used this picture as inspiration for her invites – it’s a pj/slumber party theme!

( http://allysonjane.blogspot.ca/2012/02/shabby-chic-pajama-party.html )

It was also MOTHERS DAY this past weekend (Happy Mothers Day everyone!) So I made my amazing mom some of these for part of her present! The funny thing is – I tricked her into collecting paint stir sticks from some local hardware store! Tee Hee!

( http://www.katyharper.com/2011/03/diy-garden-stakes.html )

AND we made a BEAN TEE PEE!! I am sooo excited for this one! Right now it looks kinda silly – like a big pile of boards piled up BUT once those little pole beans start to growing my kids will love to spend time in the garden munching on fresh beans!

( http://kiwimagonline.com/kiwilog/family-fun-natural/how-to-build-a-bean-teepee-for-your-kids )

I am going to do some sewing next – I have a craft fair next weekend and think I need some fresh stock!

What have you been doing from your pinterest boards?


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Pinterest Challenge ~ Day 3

For the third day of my pinterest challenge ~ I decided to try something from my “what am I going to do with all this hair” pinterest board! It is one of my favorite boards – I love my hair! 🙂
I chalked my hair a while ago and LOVED it!! But wanted to do something a bit more permanent. So I took a look at some pictures of computed ombré hair and looked at a few tutorials (like this one from thebeautydepartment) and went at it!! I used Ion Color Brilliance brights from Sally beauty supply – sky blue! Here is what it came out like:

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Pinterest Challenge ~ Day 2

I am really liking this challenge! Last night my daughter and I baked a super yummy “breakfast cake” that I found on pinterest – again off my “Yummy…” board.

My husband was heading out with a bunch of people for a day trip – so I thought that it would be nice to send them off with a yummy treat! Here is a link to the original recipe – I will post the recipe (with our changes) that we made here:

Buttermilk-Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Serves 6-8

½ cup butter, room temperature
2 tsp. lemon zest or more — zest from 1 large lemon
7/8 cup* + 1 tablespoon sugar**
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups frozen raspberries

½ cup Vanilla soy milk

* 7/8 cup = 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons
** This 1 tablespoon is for sprinkling on top

1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Cream butter with lemon zest and 7/8 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.

2. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Meanwhile, toss the berries  with ¼ cup of flour, then whisk together the remaining flour, baking powder and salt.

3. Add the flour mixture to the batter a little at a time, alternating with the milk. Add Berries.

4. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan (or something similar) with butter or coat with non-stick spray. Spread batter into pan. Sprinkle batter with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake for 35 minutes. Check with a toothpick for doneness. If necessary, return pan to oven for a couple of more minutes. (Note: Baking for as long as 10 minutes more might be necessary.) Let cool at least 15 minutes before serving.

It was soooo YUMMY!!!


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Pinterest Challenge – Day 1!

I am a pinterest junkie!!(Check out my boards HERE) I could look and re-pin all the day long! But honestly – how many of us actually DO the ideas we pin? Well I am challenging myself and YOU other pinners to do one of your pins everyday for the next week!

Here is what I did last night from my “Yummy…” board!

Cheesy Quinoa Bites – And they were REALLY GOOD! Even cold the next day, they were a great snack!

Cheesy Quinoa Bites
Makes ~28 bites

  • 2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 stalks green onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 2 Tbs all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Mix together quinoa, carrot, egg, green onion, garlic, cilantro, cheese, flour, salt and pepper.
3.  Distribute mixture into a greased mini muffin tin, filling each cup to the top (1 heaping Tbs each). 
4.  Bake for 15-20 minutes.

I got the recipe from

http://www.soveryblessed.com/2012/01/cheesy-quinoa-bites.html

I changed a few things – I think it is pretty flexible to whatever you have in the cupboard or fridge!

I think that most of my pins for the challenge will be food – BUT WHO CARES! We gotta eat right?

Now all I have to do is wait for little Miss Beans to get home and we are going to do some pinterest recipe BAKING! YUM! I will share (the recipe – not the treat) with you all tomorrow!