Thursday, December 6, 2012

Photo Card

Merry Little Tree Christmas
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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

an's about time!

So, I've done a bunch of pinterest stuff since my last post.  I've made a bunch of stuff for my classroom and been trying out recipes.  Unfortunately, working full time and having three kids means sitting and writing a blog gets pushed so far to the back burner that it falls behind the stove... :)

Anyways, I saw this pin about making an advent calendar using wilton brand favor tins and I just had to make one.  We painted our living room and got new furniture since last Christmas, so my whole Christmas color scheme should match our "grown up" looking living room, right?  Well, this is what I came up with after using this blog post as my guide.
I chose to use scrapbook paper and stamps for the covers, but there is an awesome printable freebie in the post I used.  I also found it was hard to find a metal sheet and frame without spending a fortune, so I used a 12x12 magnetic board that I found in the dry erase board section of AC Moore.  With the frame, they don't fit perfectly, so I will probably use a plate stand to display it, instead of hanging it on the wall.
Anyways, I hope you take the time to make this.  It is super cute and my littles will love opening up the tins to find the surprise their dad and I have planned for them!

the dates after we punched them out and stamped them

putting magnets on the back of the tins

modge podge for the dates to glue into the tins

the finished product!  we covered the metal board with a scrapbook paper scene of snowmen!  Too cute :)

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Another great giveaway...

Check out this iPad cleaning cloth!  It gets rid of all the smudges and germs too!  Thanks smart apps for kids for this one...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ipads+smart apps for kids=awesome!

This is kind of pinterest linked, but cool either way.  If you are into iPads and using them with your own kiddos or in your classroom, this website is a must.  I am on smart apps for kids at least once a day.  I always check out their free app of the day and their giveaways are awesome.   Right now they are giving away and iPad stand that doubles as a document camera.  Please check it out's so cool!

Okay, here is one more great give away  I found.  It's for a really kid friendly stylus for the ipad!  It's chunky and perfect for little hands.  Check it out here.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Healthier's about time!

So, now that baby #3 is here and I head back to work in a few weeks, I need to get back to my "fighting" weight as I call it. I will be pinning this recipe I found on It's a chili rubbed chicken with pineapple salsa...and OMG was it delightful. To be honest, I'm always kind of skeptical of these types of meals. In my cynical mind I'm thinking, (read this with as much as sarcasm as possible) 'sure its going to taste good...and just because you mix random low fat stuff together doesn't make it yummy.'
Well this one proved me wrong! The kick from the chili powder on the chicken contrasted perfectly with the sweetness of the pineapple in the salsa.
True to form, I modified it slightly. Mango chutney was nowhere to be found at Target and I wasn't about to go the homemade route tonight. I grabbed some orange marmalade and figured it was close enough. I also picked up a can of crushed pineapple (which I did not drain; just spooned in half the can into a bowl). I also omitted the cilantro because I think it's nasty. In its place I put in a dash of parsley and a 1/4 tsp of ground cumin. I prepared some brown rice as a base. For any other WW followers it was 9 points per serving and we have enough left over for lunch tomorrow.

Try this; you won't be disappointed!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Buffalo chicken bites!

So I was supposed to make buffalo chicken wraps for dinner tonight and that was an instant fail since I forgot to get wraps at Wegmans on our weekly shopping trip.
I ended up remembering a pin I had to make buffalo chicken bites and they were a huge success! I only made minor changes to the recipe; I only used two tbsp of Wing sauce because my chicken was already marinated in it. I also used Panko bread crumbs since we didn't have cornflakes.
I also made a homemade blue cheese dressing I found online a couple of weeks ago. It kind of reminds me of O'Hara's.
I found the recipe on pinterest via this blog: Sweet Pea's kitchen
This is the recipe for the blue cheese dressing.  It was so good last time that we doubled the recipe this time!  My Baking Addiction

the chicken mixture                                                          after coming out of the oven
the finished product with homemade blue cheese

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's time to begin...

Since last winter,  I have become an avid Pinterest user.  I have more categories and pins than I thought possible.  As I've used Pinterest this summer, I kept thinking, 'I need a way to document all the pins I've tried and record my comments to share with other users.'  
I figured the easiest way was to create this blog and keep track of all my "pintresting" adventures.  So, stay tuned to learn about all things I try; the good and the bad.  As my brother would (sarcastically) say, "That's pinteresting...".