Pinspiration Friday

Hello! It’s Black Friday – who is out shopping? Not me! I have been at home recovering from way too much Thanksgiving dinner and making this Friday’s Pinspiration!

Pinspiration Friday

Today we made homemade playdoh!

I found this simple and amazing recipe on adelynSTONE

And here is what was created!

I love that the ingredients are simple and with the Koolaid it smells so yummy! All the kids in the neighborhood wanted in on the fun too!

Be sure to head on over to adelynStone blog to see how this amazing Playdoh is made and good tips on how to store it. She also has a great DIY section where I have already found some other awesome stuff to make!

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Pinspiration Friday

Good afternoon! It’s Friday {yay!} and all week long I have scoured Pinterest {ok, obsessed over} for more Pinspiration. Let me tell you; there are lots out there. Im finding it hard to not pin everything I see to the Pinspiration Friday board, but not everything can go in there.

Pinspiration Friday

A long while back I came across a blog that had this darling little a-frame tent and a how-to on how to get it done. Being the lazy pinner I am, I forgot to pin it and it was lost forever. Until I dusted off my Kindle and saw that I actually had bookmarked it! So I finally pinned that sucker to my Pinspiration Board, gathered the materials, made a few for the inside, and put it all together.

It sure came out lovely!

Here is the inspiration post for the tent

Now that is lovely. I love how she used the crocheted cover! But in order to be frugal I just couldn’t find anything similar at the thrift store that I liked for my vision. But I did find a pretty vintage floral sheet with ruffles, which gives it a cute little shabby chic look and coordinates well with the quilt I have for the inside.

What’s inside:

Quilt from my dad

Three handmade pillows by me {one of them is upcycled from a Urban Outfitters bag!}

A green lattice picnic basket


Two crocheted doilies for coasters

Upcycled vintage floral cloth shower curtain turned throw

A plastic bottle lantern that Bry made for light while reading at night

She brought her guitar in there to play

Bry is pretty much in love with it!

So much so that she invited little brother inside

I think he loves it too!

Now if this silly rain would go away {at least just for a day} so we can put it back out side and Bry can hang out in it then it would be perfect. But in the garage it must stay. Thank goodness I made oversized pillows for her to relax on.

Have a lovely Pinspiration you would like to share? Link up below!

{Richard was a big help with this and took the photos! Check him out at Richard Fusillo Photography}

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Pinspiration Friday

Pinspiration Friday

I am very excited to announce that I will be doing a weekly post on Pinterest projects, crafts, recipes and more! Here is a little bit about how this all came together…

Last night I was on another Pinterest binge. If you visit my profile, you will see that I have weeks, sometimes months, of inactivity. Then there will be a 2-5 hour block of mass amounts of pins. Then no activity again. Pinterest is one of those things that I just don’t utilize enough, definitely need in my life, and always forget its there. Kind of like my daily planner and to do list… but that’s a different story. So, back to my binge last night..

I came across this recipe for ‘meltaway cookies‘ and saw that it only had four ingredients. Ingredients I actually had! And since I love cookies, and I love to bake {really easy things as you can tell}, and baby was asleep, I decided to try these out. Whilst making them I got super excited and couldn’t wait for them to finish! {I may or may not have eaten a few spoonfuls of the dough…} Then I got this brilliant idea to make this Pinterest thing a weekly post. Each week I will attempt a project I pinned on PInterest to my ‘Pinspiration Friday‘ board and will blog about it each Friday linking back to the original source. I will share photos of my finished project, craft, recipe… and maybe even some process ones too.

The ‘Meltaway Cookies‘ turned out amazing! The original post called for some homemade cream cheese frosting, but we were low on frosting. I decided to drizzle the cookies in salted caramel. Wow. Amazing! Here are Landee’s cookies..

And here are mine..

They seriously melted in my mouth when I ate them. Errr, I mean when I ate one….

It kind of reminds me of the delicious crust on lemon bars in really good bakeries

Salted Caramel Goodness!

Nixing the cream cheese frosting was the best thing I ever did! Im sure it tastes delicious with the frosting, but the salted caramel is the perfect touch. And no, I certainly didn’t make the caramel sauce by scratch {it was 11 p.m. when I started baking these}, but we had some caramel sauce left over from our caramel apple night so I put it in the microwave to soften it, drizzled it on top of the cookie, then put a dash of sea salt on top.

Amazing! You HAVE to try these!

Check back next week for a new project for Pinspiration Friday!

{Have a Pinterest project that you did and wanna share? Let me know! If I get enough people, I’ll make this a weekly link up!}

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