I know you all have heard me talk so highly about my love for Pinterest, but seriously it is the coolest website out there! Here are a few things I have recently made and a few things I want to make. There are just too many cool things discovered on there it would be a shame to not share. :)
We made this yummy sweet blackberry juice this weekend with our oatmeal. There are a ton of awesome oatmeal ideas I found here. And I knew I could rely on the Pioneer Woman's Chicken Tortilla Soup. It was awesome!...with the perfect amount of spice. I have been admiring these fun mason jar meals and hope to make some of these to stock the fridge with lunch salads. Such a brilliant idea! Speaking of brilliant, for Thanksgiving Day breakfast we made these individualbreakfasts in a muffin tin. These were such a good idea because we were able to customize our own little casseroles with eggs, bacon, green peppers, onions, etc. We made some of these delicious cinnamon maple pecans for Christmas presents. I had quite the sweet tooth this year for the holidays so I am now pinning some extra nutritious superfoods to detox all the sugar. :) I am going to make this powerhouse granola this week. The cool thing about granola is that I can just add in whatever I have on hand. I also made some almond milk in my new.....wait for it....wait for it.............................VITAMIX!! That's right! Only the best Christmas present ever! My smoothies taste amazing, I chopped cabbage in 1 second, and chopped up potatoes for fresh hash browns in 10 seconds. I have yet to grind up my whole wheat berries for some fresh ground whole wheat flour. Oh boy so many possibilities! I can not say enough good things about it. Next up...vanilla bean coconut peanut butter. Doesn't that just sound heavenly?! oh and speaking of peanut butter- we tried these peanut butter granola bars. They were scrumptious!
Ok and food isn't the only thing I have been up to. I have found way to many DIY projects onPinterest that I need to find time for. I made some of these spice rub gift sets for the dads gifts this year. This cute mason jar pin cushion for my quilting mother. And got this cool homemadefabric I-Spy book idea and made something similar for a couple of my nephews. I should have actually taken a picture of the ones I made. It was nice to use up lots of my fun narrative scraps! Next on the list- this homemade laundry detergent. I have already bought the ingredients. I have pinned a few of these and this one seems to be the winner. Does anyone else make their own detergent?