Oh ,Pinterest, you sly devil, you. You make me want to be crafty when I know that I am not. You make me want to eat decadent desserts when I’m trying to be healthy. You make me want to design a house for a family of 10 when there are only two of us.
I try to stay off Pinterest as much as possible because it makes me feel like I’m not getting everything done that everyone else in the world is doing. It also can make me feel like I have 0 skills when it comes to decorating, which, without the help of my mother, might be true.
Pinterest does have its good sides. I’ve found some amazing recipes from Pinterest and I have a few craft projects I might try and do. Here is my Pinterest list- the recipes I want to get around to making and the crafts that I want to get around to doing. Hopefully one day in the near future the end result will end up here. If not, at least you know I meant well.
Project 1:Kitchen Tablet Holder (DIY, of course)
I use my iPad almost every time I am in the kitchen. I use it to listen to music, to find recipes, and to look on Facebook while waiting for something to cook. Anyway, my iHome is not the most attractive stand and sometimes I wish I had something more attractive to sit on my kitchen counter. The original maker of this tablet holder found her products at a thrift store. There are two problems with that idea: I never really go to thrift stores and when I do- they don’t have what I want. Oh well- my goal is to make this sometime soon…or let my sister make it. She is the crafter in the family.
Project 2: Monogrammed wreath
When I saw the picture of this wreath on Pinterest, I was immediately attracted to it because it had on S. I thought “that is meant for me!” Well, I forget that I don’t really like crafts and I especially don’t like glue guns, which this would require me to use. I used to make wreaths with my sister when I was young- so I feel like I could do it again. I have to remember that when I was little I thought crafts were my thing. I don’t really know how those wreaths actually looked. Mom, did you just buy them from me so I wouldn’t feel bad?
Project 3: Picture frame coffee table tray
I have seriously been putting this project off since um…June of last year. No big deal, I will get around to it. Once again, the finding of the cute frame and door handles, and the using of a glue gun have deterred me from this project. I really need to get over those things. I love these trays and I think they look really good. I’m just a little worried about my own sense of style. Maybe (surprise,surprise) I’ll wait until I see my sister again and have her man the glue gun. I think the world (and my coffee table tray) would be better off.
Recipe 1: Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites
I thought about making these once, and then I realized they took HOURS. This girl does not have hours to make some pretzels during the school year. My goal is to try and make these sometime this summer. I love pretzels and I love ham and cheese sandwiches. I also really love bite sized food! Seriously though, they look delicious and I am anxiously awaiting the summer so I can try out a lot of fun new recipes.
Recipe 2: Honey Mustard Pretzel Chicken
I am a red meat lover. I love hamburgers, steak, roast- anything and everything red meat. Nat, however, isn’t a huge red meat eater. He would rather eat chicken. This has been a bit of an issue, but I do have to say chicken can be very diverse. You really can do anything with it. I have been meaning to try this recipe because it is something different, and I definitely have never tried it. I think I have the time to make this sometime before the school year is up.
Recipe 3: Brownie Batter Chocolate Fudge Cupcakes
Reason #1 I am not going to make these soon- I am a sucker for cupcakes. I literally could eat 5 cupcakes in one day if they are available. I need a reason for multiple people to come eat these things before I even try to make them. Any takers on a cupcake party? But seriously, these look so decadent and delicious, and I know I wouldn’t be able to control myself. If you don’t know this about me, you need to: I DON’T HAVE SELF CONTROL.