Friday, June 29, 2012

some stuff

So I still spend way too much time on Pinterest.  It's hard to stay away {for me anyway} when there are so many good ideas floating around on there.  It had been quite awhile since I put any of those ideas into action so last week I decided to get some things done.

I came across this idea quite a few months ago....

I really liked the idea so I saved all our Christmas cards last year.  I finally got our book made last Friday.

Another idea I came across was journaling without journaling.

I loved that idea.  There are so many things that I throw away, even though I hate to, just because I don't know what to do with them and I don't want the clutter.  So my spin on this was to buy 6x9 inch manilla envelopes and label each with a month.

Now I have a place to store those random pieces and am creating a journal of sorts in the process.  I was trying to figure out a way to make the writing cute {stickers, printing out labels, etc.} but then I decided my own handwriting was the best way to go.  It just seems more personalized, or something.  Now I'm on the look out for something cute to store them in.

Now onto that cake I showerd you earlier this week.  Dave wanted a dessert last weekend, so I went to my trusty Sweet treats board to find something new to make.  I read some ideas to him and he picked the Snickers cake.

That is some good cake and it's really easy to make.  If you're interested in the recipe, you can get it by clicking on the link under the picture.

And on the flip side of that cake.  Here is another idea I'm using that I found on Pinterest.

I just used what I had on hand so my jars are two recycled pizza sauce jars.

I've seen this idea around on a few blogs.  Some people use 1 rock to represent on tenth of a pound or one half of a pound.  The easiest way for me is one rock equals one pound.  So far, I've got 14 in the lost jar and 20 more to go in the to go jar to meet my first goal.

So, that's what I've been up to.  My next Pinterest projects on my list are this and this

Hope ya all have a great weekend! :o)

Oh, and sorry for the extra crappy phone pics.


-Emily- said...

I love the Christmas cards idea! We like to pick a Christmas card every night that we've received during the holiday season and pray for that family. Kind of a cool idea. I am addicted to Pinterest as well! I guess I need to follow you on there!! :)

Nicolle said...

Yay and congrats on the 14 pounds lost! I'm so happy for you!

Love your Pinterest ideas. I'm probably a big dummy for deleting my account. :)

I'm drooling over the cake!!!

Frizzy said...

I really enjoyed this post. I have missed blog land lately. I love your ideas and have wanted to do the card book myself for some time. Ask me if I've done it yet.

I'm not too sure I want to post how much weight I'ld like to lose on line but the marble or glass bead idea just might work and be the visual I need. Thanks!

Tonya said...

Love all these ideas! Might have to copy you a little! ;)