Posts tagged ‘pinterest’

May 19, 2012

Baby shower gift!

It’s finally summer, which means that I now have time to craft and blog! Yay!

I was invited to my boyfriend’s sister-in-law’s baby shower this weekend, which is a little scary since I’ll be meeting most of his family without him. Unfortunately, I’m on an incredibly tight budget but I still wanted to give Hilary something cute and unique. So I went to Pinterest and found this easy-to-follow tutorial for a crocheted pacifier clip.

Picture from the tutorial

Don’t mind the crappy iPhone picture…they’re much cuter in person, I promise!

For the center of the flower I used gemstone buttons.  I wasn’t sure how they’d look especially since I really like the way that the covered buttons look in the tutorial, but they ended up looking cute.  I found the suspender clips at JoAnn’s, too, after going to literally every other craft store in the area. I should have just gone to JoAnn’s first…that place never lets me down!

I’m really happy with the way they turned out, especially since I haven’t crocheted at all since last summer.  Each pacifier clip only took about 10-15 minutes to make and I think they’re a really adorable baby shower gift idea for anyone who doesn’t have much money to spend.

 

**UPDATE**

Everyone at the baby shower LOVED the pacifier clips and I got tons of compliments on them!

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July 31, 2011

Yummy Dinner for Two

Since Jonathan took me out to dinner and a movie on Friday, I thought I’d make him dinner last night.  I’m no Rachael Ray {I have plenty of embarrassing kitchen stories to prove it} but the dinner turned out pretty tasty!  I found the recipe via Pinterest, which took me to this blog post. Here’s the recipe I used for pepperoni pizza puffs {I altered it a bit from the original recipe}:

  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 cup skim milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup pepperoni (sliced into quarters)
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease muffin pan {the recipe calls for a mini-muffin tin, but I used a regular sized muffin pan}.  In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and Italian seasoning.  Then add the milk and lightly-beaten egg.  Stir in the mozzarella, Parmesan, and pepperoni and let the mixture sit for 10 minutes.
  2. Stir the batter and divide into muffin pan {my mixture made 10 muffins}.  Bake until puffy and golden, about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Microwave the pizza sauce until warm and serve with the puffs for dipping.

 

Fettuccine in Parmesan sauce was the side dish {don’t be too impressed, it was a mix :)}

We had strawberry shortcake for dessert!  It was a great dinner, and I think Jonathan was pretty impressed that I didn’t burn my house down ;)

July 27, 2011

Let Them Eat Cake

Monday was Jonathan’s dad’s birthday and somehow I got stuck making the cake.  I’m definitely not complaining, but Jonathan asked me to “help” and then I ended up doing the whole thing.  Silly boy.

Here’s the finished product: a yellow cake with butter cream frosting.  I’m not much of a cake person but this was pretty tasty, if I do say so myself!  I’m not exactly the Cake Boss, but I thought it turned out pretty cute :)

Speaking of cakes, look what I found at Kohl’s today.  All of the Babycakes products!  Remember when I discovered this wonderful invention in my Pinterest post?  Well, here it is in the flesh!  They look so cool…I want them all.

July 25, 2011

Top 5 – July 25

1.) Fishbowl bookends from Wrapables

2.) Quidditch World Cup 2014 poster

3.) Cute haircut

4.) Yoda dog. Can I PLEASE have this?!

5.) Stenciled mugs. Definitely making these sometime in the near future.

July 17, 2011

How Pinteresting

I got a Pinterest account the other day and I am officially obsessed!  Here are some of my favorite Pinterest finds so far:

A cakepop maker?!  Shut the front door.  You can buy this genius invention here.

My future home will have a luxurious window seat just like this.  Perfect for reading or an extra guest bed! (Unfortunately, the link to this picture is broken)

This turquoise bathroom is fantastic.

Aren’t these bookmarks gorgeous?