Oh how I would love to Pin my day away……I do admit I am quite jealous of the scant few who get to do this for a living. I have on occasion checked out the careers board on Pinterest and daydreamed of living out the second half of my life on the West Coast….sippin California Wine, doin a little Pinnin. Who gets to do this and get paid? It must be illegal!
It’s intoxicating, strategically pinning the hours away wondering what pins will get the second look and have the almighty REPIN. I don’t have many obsessions but this is one, I can get lost in the endless boards of things I will never make and foods I will never cook, exercises of skinny people that will never be done, and let’s not forget all of the witty sayings that I wish I had the nerve to say. But hey, my boards are a window into the life I dream of, they hold images of all the things I wish I could do or be……what? wait a minute….that’s a waste….I can do these things. Why just Pin my dreams? Let’s look at this a different way.
Although I don’t crave making every Nutella recipe known to man (what is it with the thousands of Nutella recipes anyway) I can try the Recipes that interest me, I can do the crafty things that I think I would like, I can paint my walls that awesome color I just pinned, I can live all those cutesy witty sayings that everyone thinks but never has the guts to say out loud, I can do all those exercises and have that rock solid body like that non-existent girl in the picture……ok the last one is a bit far-fetched but I can compromise and try the body cleanse drink recipe at least.
As with most things in my life I tend to always preface all my thoughts with” someday” the problem with this method is that you can spend your whole life never really living you just coast on fumes, never really being a participant. Now don’t get me wrong I have been blessed with lots of great moments, but sometimes I anticipate more than I participate if that makes sense, wow….that was deep….can I pin that? Sorry….back to my point. I refrained from making any Resolutions this year because quite frankly I suck at keeping them, so why set myself up for failure. When I started blogging last year I was all about ” I am going to do this and I am going to do that, I am going to change this or be that….” I was so full of shit. I am the queen of good ideas, just don’t expect me to see them through. So this New Year I simply promised myself to be more “In the Moment” to try to DO not just BE.
Baby steps people…..my tangent has steered me way off course, my initial intention of this post was to talk about some of the things I have tried off of Pinterest …some successful, some …not so much. I don’t know about you but I have been much more aware of people’s reviews or remark’s on Pins in general. They can be quite helpful in deciding if I want to invest the time and money in trying something.
So here goes some basic easy peasy Recipe winners that I have actually tried and liked.
First up you can’t get any easier than these 2 ingredient dessert recipes, I have tried 2 and they are both hits with me….
Pumpkin Muffins- 1 box yellow cake mix 1 can of pumpkin…that’s it, mix them together and bake….they are moist and great for a quick Breakfast.http://sweet-verbena.blogspot.com/2011/08/pumpkin-muffins.html
Pineapple Angelfood Cake-1 box Angelfood Mix- 1 can crushed pineapple in juice , mix together and bake….http://www.dawnsquiltcorner.com/2012/09/make-this-cake-today.html
Now the reason I love these is because how much easier can it be than to have just these few ingredients on hand at all times for a quick last-minute dessert or snack.
And here is another easy winner….
This cake was easy and awesome!!! Big hit at my house!!
I have tried to post the original links for these so I hope I am giving correct credit….
These are just a few samples I hope to post some more Pinned success projects but don’t hold me to it, I am trying but I am a work in progress……
Pam and I am a Pinnaholic!