pinterest-ing monthly: january

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One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to actually start utilizing the things I’ve been pinning on Pinterest.  While I don’t spend a ton of time on Pinterest, I very rarely actually do or use the things I have pinned.  Sure, I have cooked a couple of recipes, but I only have 2 boards that have anything to do with food.  Why am I not doing any of the other things I’ve pinned?!  So, this is my attempt to start really organizing, cleaning, styling myself, and crafting utilizing all those fabulous pins from Pinterest.

One of my other resolutions was to get more organized, so I wanted to start the year off right, and Pinterest sure helped with that.  We now are proud “owners” of a command center in our kitchen, and I’ve started storing bills and receipts in ways that are working much better for me.

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I really, really want to start making and crafting gifts and decorations for our house.  I love how homemade things give a nice personal touch but are also much cheaper too.  Last month, I made our parents Mistle-Toe plates that I think turned out beautifully!  And I’ve bought the supplies necessary to make a new wreath for our door.

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Of course, I cooked a few recipes too, including this delicious Roasted Cauliflower Soup from Two Peas and Their Pod.  Loved it!  And it was pretty easy to make too!  And I made these oven tacos last week – vegetarian style, of course!  I will be making tacos this way from now on!


I think this month was pretty successful!  My goal was 1 thing per month (recipes don’t count) and I went above and beyond that!  Can’t wait to finish up my wreath and hopefully knock a few more pins off their boards! 😉

Do you actually do or make the things you pinned?  What is the best thing you have done off Pinterest?

  • Amy

    Pinterest has such great ideas…I’ve made a few gifts and some wreaths too! Great job on the plates. They are so cute!
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  • That’s such a good plan! Achievable too. 🙂 LOVE the Mistletoes plates!!!!
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  • I love pinterest and getting inspiration from it, but it often times makes me feel completely inadequate. I had a horrible time with our baby’s 1st bday because my decorations looked nothing like the ideas I saw on pinterest that I used. So, my goal now is to try ideas from there, but use it as inspiration and not a model of what my house/life should look like.
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  • I offered to pay my sister to make some of my pins for me (mostly recipes). I am too busy
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