Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Pinterest hits and misses- Decorate and Design

Hey hey! Sorry for the delay with this post – I was too busy screaming like 15-year-old at the NKOTBSB concert last night to get this up. :) OMG…it was SO. GOOD. Sooooo good. More on that later.

I’ve told you before of my love for Pinterest – and I haven’t fallen out of love yet. :) It’s easily the best way I’ve found to organize fun stuff online.

The only problem? I’ve found about 40 bazillion ideas I want to implement. Seriously a bazillion.

Some of my favorite pins are helpful little tips. Things that make your life easier, idea for organizing, things that make you say, well DUH, why didn’t I think of that?

One of my latest favorites is this how to fold a fitted sheet tutorial:

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Halleluiah!! Do you know how long I’ve been trying to figure out the elusive fitted sheet? I’ve even watched videos and couldn’t figure it out.

I’m pretty quick. :)

I caught on to this one right away – today I successfully folded two fitted sheets and they look pretty spectacular, if I do say so.

I thought this idea was bahhhrilliant – using a tension rod to hold cleaning bottles under the sink:

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Um…this did not work for me. It didn’t stay up for long. I went in the next day to get a bottle and everything had crashed down. Awesomesauce.

I may try this one again and get the tension rod really, super tight. I think that might help.

This little snack station for the fridge was definitely a DUH moment:

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Putting the snacks in portions, out in the open in the fridge…so simple, but I had never thought of it.

I did it the other night, and it’s been four days and I haven’t grabbed a bag of chips once. That’s saying a lot too – I lurve me some chips! Because the good, fresh stuff isn’t hidden away in the drawers, I’m grabbing fruit, carrots and cheese.

I know – duh, right? But it works.

I thought this next idea was super fun:

bubble refill station

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How cute!!

A couple of months ago, I found an old sun tea jar at Goodwill, and I knew I could make it work for this project. I covered the front with my black vinyl like I did our cereal jars:

 

I was planning on using chalk to label it. I started filling it with our bubbles and then went to see how it was working:

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I pulled instead of pushed. Oops. :) Drats.

Since it’s no-spend July, I don’t have anything else that will work. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I’d want something with a handle on the top anyway. A big jug of bubble solution won’t be light, and a handle would help.

We’ll see if I tackle this again…next summer maybe?

Here’s another duh one – using heat to get price tags off of items:

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Goodwill tags are the WORST – I used my hair dryer on a couple Goodwill items and it worked like a charm.

It’s not super convenient to grab a hair dryer, I know. But if you’ve got a sticker that’s good and stuck, or a bunch of items, I think it’s a great idea. I bought a bunch of these pretties from Target in May:

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And the dryer made quick work of getting those tags off. I usually use Goo Gone, but it’s such a mess. This worked great!

Of course, if you’re on Pinterest for two hot seconds, you’ll come across a scrumptious recipe you must. make. now.

Just look at this:

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OH. my. word. Just look at it.

Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Hungry? :)

It’s basically crescent roll dough, cream cheese and sugar. Easy, right?

I made it the other morning (I halfed it) and was SO excited:

It was as I was pulling it out of the oven that I realized I forgot to mix in a very important ingredient – the sugar.

I thought it may be OK without it…but um, no. Without the sugar mixed in to the cream cheese, it just tasted like crescent rolls, with cream cheese, with cinnamon sugar on top. Dur.

Good, but not scrumptious. :) This I will try again though. Oh yes…I will. Tomorrow. Or maybe tonight.

Got any helpful tips that didn’t go the way you thought they would? Or some that work great? Anything I can’t go one more day without knowing? Do share…so I can “pin” it! ;)

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