Pinterest Week 3

I actually haven’t done too much with Pinterest this week. All in all, I’ve been too busy and too under the weather to be all that creative.

Week 2 with green smoothies. No weight loss yet but I feel a lot better.

http://lindawagner.net/blog/2011/03/green-smoothie-for-weight-loss/

 

However, I have been drinking green drinks for exactly one month now. I’d love to say I feel great but see statement above. Between school, work and home stresses, I don’t think there are any vegetables that would fix my stresses. I am down six pounds overall and my appetite has decreased dramatically.

 

 

Easy summer skirt

http://elleapparel.blogspot.com/2010/09/socialite-skirt.html

Secondly, I sewed up the summer skirt above. I found a lovely fabric in JoAnn’s and did this in one night. My sewing isn’t so great, but my crooked lines are barely noticeable. I can’t wait to try this again. It was very easy to follow.

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Pinterest Week 2

It is week two of the Pinterest reporting challenge. This is my way of proving that surfing Pinterest is not complete waste of time. It is a great source of crafting and money-saving ideas.

1. Tshirt Skirt: I love this idea. I did it with four shirts altogether. I do have to say my sewing is not great. I had a hard time finding the elastic thread and finally found it at Joanns. I had to buy 2 XL shirts in order to make sure the length would be appropriate.

http://pinterest.com/pin/144185625539877435/

http://sewlikemymom.com/the-shirt-skirt/

 

 

 

2. Steel Cut Oatmeal in a Ball Jar. This worked surprisingly well. I cooked it for twenty minutes and spooned it into jars, added water, brown sugar and maple sugar. These may have actually been over cooked by the time I ate them, but they were still delicious.

http://pinterest.com/pin/144185625539918487/

http://stresscake.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/breakfast-resolutions-steel-cut-oats-on-the-go/

Such a great idea for healthy weekday breakfasts!

 

 

 

 

 

3. Rosemary Mint Fabric Softener: I don’t use fabric softener at all because I don’t like the waste and the chemicals. This is great though. The rosemary mint conditioner is all natural. Everything smells awesome.

http://pinterest.com/pin/144185625539950792/

http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/02/rebeccas-rosemary-mint-fabric-softener.html#more

Homemade rosemary mint fabric softener

Pinterest Week 1

Okay, so I am a Pinterest addict at this point. Rather than spend hours at a time wasting the day away scanning Pinterest ideas, I have decided to use it as a tool and to report my findings. I hope to do this weekly but no promises.

Such a great idea for healthy weekday breakfasts!

http://pinterest.com/pin/144185625539918487/

http://stresscake.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/breakfast-resolutions-steel-cut-oats-on-the-go/

Steal cut oats on the go: I just cooked them up and I’ll report to you after I eat them.

Homemade Biore strips for the entire face; only 2 ingredients.

http://petitelefant.com/how-to-pore-strips/

http://pinterest.com/pin/144185625539780776/

Homemade Biore Pore Strips: I used gelatin and half and half (it was the only dairy product in the house). It worked great the first time. The second time it congealed too fast. I would follow the directions closely and let it dry thoroughly. Wonderful trick!

How fun!     1. Put on nail polish and let dry.  2. Dip fingernail in alcohol-basically any will do, vodka is suggested.  3. Press a strip of newspaper big enough to cover the whole nail on to your alcohol soaked nail.  4.  Pull off slowly and be really impressed with yourself. 5. Paint top coat if desired.

http://pinterest.com/pin/144185625539551240/

http://www.passionnailart.com/tutoriels/print/print.php

Newspaper nails: Completely failed. I tried on a few different nails and finally gave up and continued on to marbleized nails.

This version has really good directions and one of the comments below his video.

http://heynicenails.com/post/2766491113/water-marble-tutorial-supplies-orange-stick-or

http://pinterest.com/pin/144185625539831152/

Marbleized Nails: Also failed miserably but that may be my fault. Do NOT use plastic containers. Nail polish eats right through them. This is too messy for my tastes.