Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Very Pinteresting Day

Life since March has left me feeling quite a bit like Dorothy.  And No not clicking her sparkly red shoes.  

I feel like I have been on a 4 month ride inside a tornado and have landed in a strange new place.  I've wanted to blog about whats happened so much more, but honestly, it's hard to know where to start.  

So I decided to start with today.  What happened today.  And it had a lot to do with my most favorite site, Pinterest.  If I was stuck on a desert island and could only have one social media, I would choose you, Pinterest. :)

What happened today was that I got up and cut a banana into banana coins, as we call them.  I gave the kids 3 small bowls, one of chocolate chips, one of dried cranberries and one of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.  I asked them to "decorate" their bananas. Another one of our sayings that started when Luke said he wanted to "decorate" his  baked potato.  Anyway,  you know your son "gets you" when he says, "hey mom, you should take a picture of this and put it on Pinterest."  Just gave me a big smile.  That and the fact that he ate every bite!  

Then today Kami and I decided to try a fun recipe off Pinterest.  We prepared white cake batter, separated it into 5 bowls and added neon food coloring.  Then we had a little fun and plopped in different colors of cake batter into the muffin tin.
We used almost every drop of the batter and licked a little of it too.  It did NOT have a bitter food coloring taste like I was afraid it would.
A little dollop of icing and some bright sprinkles later, and we had created some great cupcakes that Kamryn took to a swim party.  And she said every crumb and sprinkle were eaten. 

Also, Ellie and Luke and I went to a different swim party this afternoon and I pulled out an old Pinterest favorite for this one.  We assembled banana coins, peanut butter and vanilla wafers and rolled the whole thing in more sprinkles for a fun kid-friendly treat.

Speaking of the swim party, this is where I about had a Pinterest Heart Attack.  My new friend Mandy Rose, who I actually got connected with before moving to Carterville, graciously asked us over for a little swim together.

Her house is very pinteresting (forgive me for using that again, but IT IS!) Click on her home tour from her blog to see what I'm talking about.  It's gorgeous! And great inspiration for me as I work on our new house!

Speaking of that, everyone keeps asking me to post pics, and I'll do that soon!  It's a great house and the whole family loves it.... we are getting used to it, but for now, I'll be honest:

There's no place like home.

4 Wonderful Responses:

Anonymous said...

I really admire your courage and willingness to make LOTS of stuff out of the lemons you were gifted with. I spent a chunk of time today on my classroom. Looooong way to go yet! We'll miss you. John

Mandy Rose said...

Awww! Love this post! I am glad I found another pinterest addict! Haha! Really enjoyed having you over and I am glad that you all had a good time! Let's do lunch soon!

ps Thank you for the compliments on my home!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the very pinteresting ideas! Ant wait to make the colorful cupcakes!


Anonymous said...

Can't wait...