Monday, July 23, 2012

So Very Pinteresting

Happy Monday everyone! If you're on summer break and anything like me, you have no idea what day it is without looking at a calendar, so here's your reminder. It's Monday! I have two more weeks until some inservice teacher training with all the teachers at the school, three weeks until planning with my mentor teacher, and four weeks until the first day of school! Eeeek!

I wanted to share what I've been doing the last couple of weeks. I decided to take the free time to finally do some things I've been pinning on Pinterest. Check it out!

1) Color coding your keys

Ok, so I only have one house key, but there's no rule saying you can't have one colorful key! I even added a little glitter because who doesn't like glitter?
Cute, right?!
2) A DIY work-out shirt

This was more of what-do-I-do-with-this-huge-shirt solution than a I-need-another-work-out-shirt solution. I had a couple of big shirts and this made them cute and wearable! You could use them as work-out shirts or as comfy tanks to wear to the beach or just lounging around. I used my rotary cutter to make the lines even cleaner. 
Being home alone all day leads to a lot of mirror shots
3) Easy cheesy crackers

Oh my goodness- new favorite. I made these in my Kitchenaid mixer with just three ingredients! I used white flour because I'm too lazy to make a trip to buy whole wheat, and I used the pepper-jack cheese I had instead of cheddar for the same reason. The second time I made these, I rolled out the dough and cut out cute little stars! I thought it was easier than slicing a log of dough and they looked great. Also, cooking them longer actually made them taste like Goldfish. Amazing. 

First batch- stars are SO much cooler though ;)

4) A full apron

With all this baking, I definitely needed an apron. But if I had a nickel for every time I said "I'm not paying real money for that. I could make that" well, I would be very rich. So I went up to Walmart and paid a whopping $3 for some fabric and put together this masterpiece. Men just come running when you put an apron on. It makes you irresistible. Trust me. But in all seriousness, I'm thinking this would make a great gift for people!
Smokin' hot. Amiright?
5) Rotel cups

Last but certainly not least are these little bites of heaven. Oh. my. goodness. The best thing to compare these to are chips and queso because of the crispiness of the cups and the cheesy, rotel-y, bacon-y, creamy filling. Seriously, you cannot eat just one, five, fifteen. These are great for parties because they're cheap and make a ton! I didn't take a picture because, well, we may have inhaled them before I could get a picture. Judge free zone, here. So here's a picture from the original source. 
I'm getting hungry just looking at these
So that's what I've been up to. Check out the original pins by clicking on each title and try them yourself! What have you been doing to keep you busy this summer??


  1. Your key looks awesome! Thank you for linking me! (Laurel @abubblylife)

  2. Thank you! It was a great idea =]