Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Actually TRYING Pinterest Pins

Happy Wednesday everyone! Ryan woke up this morning and the first words out of his mouth were "Ugh, it's only Wednesday". I couldn't have agreed more. This week is kind of creeping by at a snails pace.

I don't remember how long I have been using Pinterest but it has been a few years. When I first used this site, I would pin anything that looked interesting without going further into the instructions. Later I would learn that something wasn't as easy as the picture made it seem and there is sat for years without me even trying to attempt the craft/house project/recipe.

This year I have had a total shift in my Pinterest use. I still love it but I am MUCH more careful with what I Pin. I open it up and look at what I am getting myself into before adding it to one of my boards. I want to make sure that it is reasonable and something that I am interested in.

Sometimes, I realize that it is too complicated or that the Pin doesn't even belong to a website! I really make a conscious effort to keep my boards full of things that I am going to try! No more Pinterest clutter!

Another thing I have been doing is dedicating one Pin a week to try. Some weeks have been great and I've tried multiple things and others weeks I never got around to it. But it's all about balance!

Once I have tried something (like a recipe) if we LOVE it, I will keep it. If it's a disaster and we hate it, I remove it from the board. There is no reason to add to the clutter if I never intend on using that one particular Pin again!

Here are a few things that I have tried that will be staying on my Pinterest board!

This was a super easy weekend supper! And one of my favorite things is sundried tomatoes! 

Picked up a vintage pair of snowshoes and this is ready to be added to my outdoor Christmas decor! 

The softest Molasses cookies! 

A Sam favorite! It only takes about 10 minutes to get to soup made so I make it the morning of and just re-heat that night for supper! 

Another easy soup recipe that I make in the morning! Sam loves anything tomato related which is funny because when I was pregnant anything that had tomatoes in it would make me violently ill! 

My newest favorite weekend breakfast! I can make up the egg portion the night before! 

Sam has outgrown the "baby" hooded towels and I made him a couple of these and they work perfect! They will last quite sometime! 

We haven't technically made this yet but it is on the radar for after Christmas. Too many Christmas projects on the go right now. Sam loves to try and help me in the kitchen but I don't trust him standing on a chair. 

While this recipe isn't what I call "easy" but it has become one of our favorites! It's a weekend treat once Sam has gone to bed! 

I'm in the awkward stage where I don't technically need a huge diaper bag (especially at work) and Sam isn't old enough to carry a backpack of stuff. So in the mean time I carry a large purse and if I am going somewhere with Sam I made this little clutch to throw in. It sits in our closet and always contains at least two diapers and some wipes! This way I don't have to change purses every weekend from a regular purse to a diaper bag. 

And this weeks newest recipe we tried, chicken noodle soup! I wanted an easy and quick soup that I could make in the morning and we could re-heat to enjoy for supper! This one is perfect! 

Are you a Pinterest fan? Add me! I'd love to see some of the things that interest you! :) 



  1. I'm like you - I used to pin everything that caught my eye. Now I check to see how hard it is, and to make sure it's actually connected to a website. Nothing worse than going to look up a recipe, only to find it's linked to just a picture!
    I'm going to have to try a few of these - still haven't attempted the chicken fingers, and that potato soup looks sooo good!

  2. I've been using Pinterest for healthy recipes a lot. It's so helpful. I am guilty of pinning a billion things and never looking back though. Haha. I LOVE that stool. My dad is in the process of making it for John! I can't wait to have it!

  3. I have been checking pins first too now. I should really go through my old pins haha. I just started following you on Pinterest. I totally thought I did follow you already!!! I should make a hoody towel for Noah too!!

  4. Thanks for the recipes, Lindsay. I'll make the potato soup for sure, and the chicken looks yummy too.

  5. That pasta dish looks so yummy! I love finding recipe ideas that other people have tried's so disappointing when it looks so good and then it's a total flop!