If you’ve read my blog at all, you are probably quite familiar with my love of all things Pinterest–I think it’s just such a brilliant idea that has been implemented very, very well. If you’re not sure what it is or still a bit unfamiliar with it, you can check out my little Pinterest tutorial (with some bonus info on Google Reader thrown in!) from back when I first started this blog.
Somehow, even with my oldest two back in school and my friend on carpool duty for the week, I have been super busy and haven’t been able to blog any of my projects. But that hasn’t stopped me from reading or pinning! So I thought it would be fun to share my faves of the week with you. Keep in mind, I really try to keep my pins focused to items I might one day actually attempt, though a few of these are definitely just in the “inspiration” category.
I’ve seen lots of yummy food around the web this week, these are two recipes that really caught my eye.
First up, delicious breadsticks (from scratch!) from my friend Sarah‘s blog that I had to pin and try immediately.
I have to say, I do love to cook but I am SO not a baker–I think it might have something to do with the way I don’t tend to measure very precisely in the kitchen. Ooops. But I made these last night and they turned out perfectly. Simple instructions and photos for those of us who are, ahem, baking challenged. Now I’m planning all sorts of experiments with this dough recipe–I want to try making these with a compound butter with fresh garlic and parsley spread in between the breadstick layers. YUM!
Next, in the same getting better at baking vein, I’m constantly on the hunt for a great sugar cookie recipe.
I found this great sugar cookie and icing tutorial–this is definitely next on my list to try!
is my new favorite mommy blog. You’ve got to check out the genius that is Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures. I found myself laughing and nodding with the whole site.
Now a bunch of eye candy on projects I want to try.
Adorable baby booties made from fabric scraps
15 handbag sewing patterns and tutorials–sign me up! I need a cute diaper bag.
frayed zigzag pillows–I’m thinking of making an upholstered headboard for our master bedroom with this technique!
and a must have for our new little guy
and this last pin, definitely in the inspiration files, is definitely the one I am needing to implement most desperately. We’ve probably all seen House of Smith’s amazing pantry (which I think was one of my first pins, and if it wasn’t, it should have been!), but that kind of makeover is just a bit out of my league at this point. If only! But this pantry I discovered this week
is much, much more doable. We have that same shelving system, and basically, the before any after just involves removing everything, pitching/donating the unused (or unusable) items, and putting it back in nicely. What a concept! This is definitely going to happen before the baby gets here!
What have you seen on the web this week? Did I miss any amazing stuff?