Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Pinterest hits and misses

Hey hey! Sorry for the delay with this post – I was too busy screaming like 15-year-old at the NKOTBSB concert last night to get this up. :) OMG…it was SO. GOOD. Sooooo good. More on that later.

I’ve told you before of my love for Pinterest – and I haven’t fallen out of love yet. :) It’s easily the best way I’ve found to organize fun stuff online.

The only problem? I’ve found about 40 bazillion ideas I want to implement. Seriously a bazillion.

Some of my favorite pins are helpful little tips. Things that make your life easier, idea for organizing, things that make you say, well DUH, why didn’t I think of that?

One of my latest favorites is this how to fold a fitted sheet tutorial:

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Halleluiah!! Do you know how long I’ve been trying to figure out the elusive fitted sheet? I’ve even watched videos and couldn’t figure it out.

I’m pretty quick. :)

I caught on to this one right away – today I successfully folded two fitted sheets and they look pretty spectacular, if I do say so.

I thought this idea was bahhhrilliant – using a tension rod to hold cleaning bottles under the sink:

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Um…this did not work for me. It didn’t stay up for long. I went in the next day to get a bottle and everything had crashed down. Awesomesauce.

I may try this one again and get the tension rod really, super tight. I think that might help.

This little snack station for the fridge was definitely a DUH moment:

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Putting the snacks in portions, out in the open in the fridge…so simple, but I had never thought of it.

I did it the other night, and it’s been four days and I haven’t grabbed a bag of chips once. That’s saying a lot too – I lurve me some chips! Because the good, fresh stuff isn’t hidden away in the drawers, I’m grabbing fruit, carrots and cheese.

I know – duh, right? But it works.

I thought this next idea was super fun:

bubble refill station

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How cute!!

A couple of months ago, I found an old sun tea jar at Goodwill, and I knew I could make it work for this project. I covered the front with my black vinyl like I did our cereal jars:

 

I was planning on using chalk to label it. I started filling it with our bubbles and then went to see how it was working:

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I pulled instead of pushed. Oops. :) Drats.

Since it’s no-spend July, I don’t have anything else that will work. The more I thought about it, the more I knew I’d want something with a handle on the top anyway. A big jug of bubble solution won’t be light, and a handle would help.

We’ll see if I tackle this again…next summer maybe?

Here’s another duh one – using heat to get price tags off of items:

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Goodwill tags are the WORST – I used my hair dryer on a couple Goodwill items and it worked like a charm.

It’s not super convenient to grab a hair dryer, I know. But if you’ve got a sticker that’s good and stuck, or a bunch of items, I think it’s a great idea. I bought a bunch of these pretties from Target in May:

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And the dryer made quick work of getting those tags off. I usually use Goo Gone, but it’s such a mess. This worked great!

Of course, if you’re on Pinterest for two hot seconds, you’ll come across a scrumptious recipe you must. make. now.

Just look at this:

sopapilla cheesecake

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OH. my. word. Just look at it.

Go ahead. I’ll wait.

Hungry? :)

It’s basically crescent roll dough, cream cheese and sugar. Easy, right?

I made it the other morning (I halfed it) and was SO excited:

It was as I was pulling it out of the oven that I realized I forgot to mix in a very important ingredient – the sugar.

I thought it may be OK without it…but um, no. Without the sugar mixed in to the cream cheese, it just tasted like crescent rolls, with cream cheese, with cinnamon sugar on top. Dur.

Good, but not scrumptious. :) This I will try again though. Oh yes…I will. Tomorrow. Or maybe tonight.

Got any helpful tips that didn’t go the way you thought they would? Or some that work great? Anything I can’t go one more day without knowing? Do share…so I can “pin” it! ;)

107 comments:

  1. I LOVE this post!!! I will definitely be trying the snack station & the crescent roll recipe, and the fitted sheet tute...thank you so much for sharing these!

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  2. Sarah, I'm addicted to Pinterest, too! Soooo many ideas, so little time! :)

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  3. Uh yeah...I'm addicted too. I need a Pinterest intervention!

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  4. Love these kind of tips to make life easier and fun! Just put up your button on my page. Thanks for all your wonderful ideas and inspirations!

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  6. If you soak the cups in a bit of hot water to get most of the label off and then use a bit of peanut butter on a paper towel to get the sticky residue off, works like a charm.

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  7. For YEARS I have been pulling pages out of magazines and putting them into binders. I'm thinking if I could find all the pages I've pulled online, I could pin them. The categories I use are gardening, design (home decor), DIY (home projects), kids rooms, recipes, gifts to buy, crafts, and my favorite binder: ORGANIZE! I wonder though, if the page gets removed on the website it was hosted, will the image disappear?

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  8. Even without the sugar, the crescent roll and cream cheese sounds delightful! Definitely think I might have to try that one...

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  9. I saw NKOTBSB when they were in Tacoma!! AWESOMEMAZING!!! I have loved NKOTB since I was in like 4th grade! And they were soooo cute! Now they have grown up and they are soooo....OMG HANDSOME!!

    I was as giddy as I was in grade school! I saw them two years ago as well...And I will see them EVERY TIME they come here!! <3

    Glad you had fun too!

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  10. I have been folding fitted sheets like that for years, and my family is *fascinated* by it! lol It's such a simple technique, and they sheets look so tidy when put away.

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  11. I was out with my girl friends last night and pinterest came up. I have yet to check it out...too worried that I will be consumed by it!
    On the note of the tension rod for spray bottles...You
    can buy those metal rod bracket things to attach to the sides that will hold the rod. I attached a tension rod over my washer and dryer to immediately hang things up out of the dryer and installed those brackets to keep it from falling. The brackets look like flatten doughnuts...you know what I am talking about.

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  12. Oh yes I'm addicted to Pinterest too...Love all your pins:)

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  13. Wow...what great tips! And the cream cheese/sugar/dough recipe? UM, yum! I really could hang out on Pintrest all.day.long. One tip I saw recently was so cool...they used soda tabs as a quick picture hanger. You can either screw it to the back of your picture or hot glue the dickens out of it. Smart! Glad you had such a blast at NKOTB! Boys II Men made a surprise visit to the concert in Orlando. I would have died!!

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  14. Cute post... I am still NO good at the fitted sheet, regardless of the tutorials. I LOVE that idea for the bottles too and I, too, questioned whether or not it would hold. Guess I will try it, too and let you know ;)Love the snack station idea- and I have a pin saved for a BUNCH of organizational ideas for inside the fridge. They all seem so DUH, but sooo helpful! I also saved the bubble station refill jar- a must have for kiddies in the summer! I havent heard that about a blow dryer and honestly cant wait to try it. Lastly... I have made that recipe before. It is SOOOOO good! You must, must try it again sometime! And if you have never made the apple dumplngs by the Pioneer Woman, do those too. Cresent rolls, apples, mt dew, cinnamon. DEVINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Just a quick note to say YOU ROCK. This is the second blog post about Pinterest I've read today and you actually went through the trouble to link back to the original source. I'm finding more and more folks are getting lazy with giving credit when they get stuff off Pinterest. Thanks for doing the right thing!

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  16. I made that Sopapilla Cheesecake the other night also and it is so yummy. & Yes, Goodwill tags are the worst! They never want to come off in one piece.

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  17. I clicked on a pin for cd closet organizers- supposedly turned into those clothing size dividers? Anyway, when I clicked on the original link, it had nothing to do with reusing cd's. I must have missed something.... Anyway, that was my pinterest fail.
    I love the gluten free recipes I come across, but haven't tried any yet.

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  18. My SIL makes those cream cheese things and I could eat the whole pan. She asked if she could come visit this weekend and I said only if you bring those cream cheese yummies. I was kidding, of course...not.

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  19. Ok, i totally made the "snack station" in my fridge too! Love it! Were always on the go, so i made sure to fill it with car friendly snacks- success!

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  20. I, too, am fiendishly addicted to Pinterest! I love it! And it was so great to see some reviews here. I think I'm gonna have to try that delicious crescent roll pastry, but with sugar!

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  21. The tension rod did not work for me either :) Anxious to try the crescent rolls though!!!

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  22. This is an amazing post!
    I think I'm actually going to use all these hints! Love the tension rod idea for under the sink - our is so messy, what with all P's bike cleaning gear and my slight OCD!

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  23. Ohmigosh, that "Cheese Bread" (my family's name for it) is soooooo good. I haven't made it for years, since I have to be gluten-free. :-( You'll love it!!

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  24. I love this! I've picked up a few pinterest fails, myself. I got kind of excited about that tension-rod until I kept reading. :) That snack station sounds like a plan too.

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  25. I am totally loving me some Pinterest too! I think I have all of those things pinned that you mentioned! haha! It has definitely helped me because I found out I am not that creative, but I can totally recreate some other person's idea! I love it so much!

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  26. I *heart* Pinterest! That snack station is just pure genius. And I *needed* to know that hairdryer trick!! Fabulous! I will be pinning that into my TIPS & TRICKS board!
    http://pinterest.com/mmscrapshoppe/tips-and-tricks/

    Also, I cohost an ongoing Pinterest Party for craft-minded folks. We'd love to have you join up! The idea is to create a big master list of crafty people to follow on Pinterest. :)

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  27. We've been doing the fridge snack boxes for awhile now. I picked up 3 shoebox sized containers at Dollar Tree. After every grocery trip, I open the string cheese, break 'em apart and throw them into the container. I also wash and cut up fruit and veggies and snack bag them up. Making my husband's lunch is soooo much easier! Also, I like to put whole fruit in one container and whole veggies for the 3rd container. I use the produce drawers for sandwich meats and cheeses and junk food in there. I always forget we have junk food in the drawers! You can't see it which makes it more awesome. :)

    The bubble dispenser is freakin genuis. Totally doing this for the munchkin I nanny for!

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  28. One of my Pinterest faves was cleaning silver jewelry by placing it in a tinfoil pan, shaking some baking soda over it, then pouring boiling water over all of it (in the sink 'cause it can bubble over). Let it sit and polish it up and you've got clean, untarnished silver again without using scary chemicals or rubbing your fingers off trying to polish it the old-fashioned way. Here's a before & after pic:
    http://eatingetc.blogspot.com/2011/06/cleaning-silver-jewelry-easy-thrifty.html
    and here is my Pinterest "Tips" board: http://pinterest.com/ladyjaypee/tips/
    Now that you've learned how to fold a fitted sheet, there's also one on how to store sheets inside their pillowcase to keep matching sets togeth:
    http://pinterest.com/pin/38412720/

    Lurve Pinterest♥ ☺☺☺

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  29. total DUH moment on the snacks.

    I was totally going to try the tension rod! I like how you gave us an update on how it didn't work, so maybe I'll pass haha.

    My mom totally has that old Iced Tea Dispenser!

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  30. I am SO addicted to Pinterest. Before I know it, I've been pinning for an hour or more. LOL

    Of course I'm following you. ;)

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  31. I love that snack station idea!! It's just me and my husband, but with me counting my calories...this will help me make better choices! I've seen the fitted sheet tutorial many times, I just haven't tried it! So my fitted sheets are still ugly! lol

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  32. Pinterest is nothing short of a virtual playground. I am patiently waiting for someone to come out with a Pinterest App for Android. I know there is one for iphone, but sadly... not android.... :(

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  33. I made that recipe, thanks to Pinterest and it is DEEEE-VINE! I will suggest cutting back on the sugar in the cream cheese. I used the amount stated (1 cup, I think) and I'm pretty sure I have either a mouth full of cavities or diabetes now, it was a tad sweet.

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  34. My mom makes the cream cheese crescent bars every winter. Try them again, you won't be sorry. :)

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  35. I've been trying to learn FOR-EV-VER how to fold a fitted sheet and likewise could never get it.
    This I think I can do - hallelujah.
    Will be better than the 'get all corners onto one hand then roll around arms in a mad twist of impatience."

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  36. I love the tension rod for the cleaners under the sink, what a space saver!

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  37. LOVE the sheet trick---those things drive me crazy. Pinterest is awesome, but it's also eye candy overdrive. lol

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  38. Oh I know just how you feel! I went to the NKOTBSB concert in June. SOOOO FREAKIN' AWESOME!!!!!!

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  39. Oh Girl, I already had the Sopapilla Cheesecake pinned. I'm actually nervous to make it because I don't think I'll ever stop eating it.

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  40. I hang my cleaning bottles up on the white wire storage shelf above my washer and dryer. It has a bar that runs underneath that is perfect for holding the bottles. It's up and away from the dog, the look nice and orderly, and are in easy reach for quick clean ups.

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  41. I love candles, and lately I've been buying some with glass containers and a brushed nickle finished lid. I decided that after my candles were no longer usable I'd put the containers in a pot of boiling water to melt down the left over wax buildup and then empty it out and wipe it down with a paper towel. Because I saved the lids they made pretty Q-tip holders, jewelry containers etc. I LOVEEE THEM!

    And just in case you accidently spill some wax on your on your floors, allow the wax to dry, then put a brown paper bag over it and go over the bag with a hot iron. The wax melts to the bag and makes clean up a breeze!

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  42. Love me some pininterest! The hubby has an account now too! The cream cheese crescent roll recipe is so good! My mom used to make it and we called it poorman's cheesecake.

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  43. I learned the sheet folding trick from Martha eons ago (I think that might even be her tutorial). I can proudly say it is one of my few domestic skills. Love the snack station too.

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  44. My good ideas go wayward very often! But I keep on plugging, same as you! (: That tension rod idea works great in the teensy laundry nook I have - I use it for extra hangers and shirts I need to iron. Yes - the tension rod has to be super tight! Love me some sopapilla cheesecake. It's my favorite go to recipe for taking to work. Next time you try it (with sugar) you will SWOON.

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  45. Oh yes I am in love with Pinterest! My daughter is getting married next year and it is the perfect place to keep ideas and share them with her. :o) Enjoyed this post!

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  46. The sheet-folding tutorial is good but it is even easier to wash the sheets, dry the sheets and put them back on the bed. It keeps one from procrastinating and lets the bed air out.

    Lazy Granny

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  47. Thanks for the fitted sheet tut! Someone once taught me, but I always forget and I can't stand the way they look in the closets. Now, I'll hopefully be able to do it properly and be more happy with my closet organization. I haven't had the chance to sit down and spend a lot of time on Pinterest, but hopefully soon! Great post!

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  48. i've pinned almost all of those- how funny! the tension rod hanger worked for me, but it took me forever to get it set tight enough. love the extra space, though! you got me on the fitted sheet- i just don't care one little bit about how they're folded! i'm a wadder & shover (wad up the sheet, shove it in a pillow case). : )
    now i'm off to follow you on pinterest- my newest lover.

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  49. I am addicted to Pinterest! Can't wait to check out your boards! Here is the address to mine- if you're intersted: http://pinterest.com/jennysue/

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  50. What a coincidence - I literally JUST stumbled across and made the crescent roll recipe last week!! It is AMAZING (with the sugar of course)! I think it was called "sopapilla cheesecake". My recommendation - eat it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! So good!

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  51. Your the second blogger I've heard about Pinterest from this week, so I definitely am going to go check it out.

    That crescent roll thingy looks yummy!

    Jane
    frugalfineliving.com
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  52. I pinned something that I've been doing for years: putting a dot of bright nail polish on my house key.

    That way, I can find it immediately without fumbling through my key chain!

    http://andmyhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/diy-tip-nail-polish-on-keys.html

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  53. Wow! What a great blog...just found it today! Love the tension rod idea.

    I think I'm going to stop doing everything else and just blog and follow/comment on other wonderful blogs. Doable, right?

    Barbara

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  54. I love sopapilla cheesecake! :) Just stopping by from SITS to share some blog love.

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  56. At this point, I am not allowed on Pinterest until my kids are in bed since I completely neglect them when I am sucked into the vortex of fun. Made the BEST EVER peanut butter cake with peanut butter frosting the other day that never would have come into my life without this wonderful world. YUM. LOVE.

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  57. I'm definitely trying the tension rod tip! Thanks! And that dessert looks like Paula Deen's Easy coffee cake recipe. I've made it loads of times for parties and it's a huge success!! So yummy!

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  58. Just checked it out on pinterest: it is Paula Deen's recipe. Well, it's a Lady's and Sons one but thats close enough. I feel like a sad person for knowing my PD cookbook so well! Hahah

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  59. Holy Moly...I am so addicted to this blog. Love love love all the good information. NKOTB fan makes you an even bigger rock star in my book. I saw them last week in Louisville. Started out in nose bleed and somehow my friend with her girly ways got us 6th row! I am still on a boy band high! Why didn't I find this blog sooner??? The problem has been where do I start and now you even solved that for me. Totally love pintrest!

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  60. I just had to comment because I just went to see NKOTB last week. AMAZEBALLS. My husband thinks I am nuts. I could not believe how long they performed! Our concert was three hours long!!??! I heart Joey...**SIGH** That is all:)

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  61. How do I get an invite for pinterest? I have been wanting to try it out but, it says I have to be invited? If someone wants to invite me at amwheezer2@hotmail.com that would be great I would love to try it out.

    Also, the crescent dessert I have made before and we don't add the sugar but, we add a can of pie filling to the top before we put the crescent topping on and then we sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Yumm-o!!
    Thanks,
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  62. I'm a crazy pinner too, but like you, I feel like I'm not implementing enough of them.

    SOOOO for my next meal menu, I'm making only things off of my Pinterest food boards. Oh yes.

    This morning, I made Snickerdoodle Cupcakes. AMAZING. I'll do a post this afternoon if anyone wants to see what heaven looks like. And of course, I'll put the link to the recipe. Did I mention amazing?

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  63. Glad you liked my tension rod idea, but I'm bummed it didn't work for you! I just made sure it was super super super tight. Not sure if there are different kinds of tension rods, but this one you had to twist and basically "unscrew" it to tighten it. Even when I thought it was super tight I kept on unscrewing it until I physically couldn't. It helped to have my husband holding it in position while I did that, btw. Then I yanked hard on it a few times to make sure it was in there good and tight before hanging anything on it.

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  64. I'm what's called a "Late Majority Adopter". When I first saw Pinterest I didn't get it or understand the value. Now that a bunch of people are using it, I'm dying to try. Sadly, I don't have an invite. Care to hook me up?

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  65. Great blog! : ) I ADORE Pinterest too! My fiance can't believe how much time I can spend on there! So many great things that have made my life easier.

    OhMarcella!
    http://refinedsass.blogspot.com

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  66. I went to NKOTB with my cousin in Jersey last month! Loved every bit of it! We thought we were old married ladies who were over it but once Donnie took off his shirt we were totally back in 7th grade!
    Sarah

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  67. Pinned that fitted sheet on Pinterest the other day and I swear it's my favourite pin ever. There's always multiple attempts when it comes to my fitted sheets. And I'm off to pin that dryer tip now!

    PS I love you for using the word "awesomesauce". The other half laughs at me when I do (which is often).

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  68. Pinterest...it's everywhere! I have yet to peruse...I've actually been requested by the hubs to NOT even look at it...he fears I'll never leave the computer again! :) I agreed that first we'd have to get through all the other projects on my list...but joining Pinterest is on it! :D

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  69. This recipe is always a hit when I bring it to gatherings! You will LOVE it. I fear pinterest, I got lost the few times I went on!

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  70. We have these little hook things under our sink that hold the tension rod perfectly. Sorry it didn't work for you.

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  71. I LOVE pinterest. In fact, I have been pinning more than blogging, and blog reading. I just love that they are all photos, and many of them are really beautiful. Love that fitted sheet tutorial ... brilliant.

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  72. I'm new to Pinterest, and I just pinned your "folding fitted sheets" and "Hair dryer label removal" to my How To's Board. I think they should have been a "repin", and I apologize if I did it incorrectly. I haven't learned that part, yet. I'm a big fan and I love your blog and just became a follower on Pinterest. Thanks for all your fun and great ideas!

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  73. OMG!! I am so laughing right now because I have pinned and seen all of the same things you just posted about. The other cool one I saw was the lettuce in a jar, and I need to try it. Love your Blog!

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  74. Mmm! That recipe looks delish. I know what you mean! I find stuff all the time that I think - duh! should have done that a billion years ago! :) There are also projects that I pin that I have no intention of ever recreating because, let's face it, I am lazy and I mostly stick to quick projects.

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  75. I have to laugh because I've pinned almost every one of these!

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  76. I also see a bazillion things I want to try on pinterest. Top items for me: DIY foot scrub, bunting made from paint chips, some wall art for my office (using pencil erasers and ink stamps, and spray painting old wine bottles to make them into chalkboards.

    PS - I also screamed like a teenager at NKOTBSB when they were in Chicago last month. Best time ever with my girlfriends.

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  77. Well, I'm going to try this tutorial to try once again to get it through my thick skull how to fold a fitted sheet. I even have the Housekeeping book from Martha to help me with that (looking at my house, you wouldn't know I own that book, lol!), but somehow it never turns out that pretty. So I'll give it one more try. If I still don't get it, then I know there's no hope for me...Martha Stewart or TDC I'm not!

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  78. The reason I skipped the tension rod one on pinterest was this exact reason - I couldn't imagine the rod supporting full bottles of solution! Also, I have made that recipe a couple of times for dessert on Fajita nights (because I don't know how to make mexican/hispanic desserts and this one is called Sopapilla Cheesecake, so that must mean it's a traditional hispanic dessert right? :) It is always a hit!

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  79. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who still loves NKOTBSB! You have a great upbeat blogging style.

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  80. NKOTBSB 4-eva! I saw them in Chicago last month. AND...wait for it...touched Donnie! *Still screaming inside* I have a picture of me touching his abs as he's drinking another fan's beer. My husband's response: "Hey, isn't that Danny from 'Blue Bloods?' Cool!" :) Let me know if you'd like to see it.

    Also love Pinterest.

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  81. Pinterest Addict here! I have way too many ideas to try now, and not enough time to try them all. ;)

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  82. lots of good stuff here... makes me so sad *sob* that I haven't been able to get a pin interest invite yet.

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  83. I think we could become best friends! :)

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  84. I tried the tension rod idea and it worked for me. I had to really tighten that thing to work though. It fell the first time. I LOVE Pinterest. Boyfriend thinks I'm a nut, but I don't care. :)

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  85. I just wanted to say that I, too, was enjoying some NKOTB at the concert last night :)

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  86. I made that recipe a few months ago and it was FANTASTIC. I had to send the leftovers to work with my husband so I would stop taking a little piece of it everytime I walked by.

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  87. I have been making that crescent roll recipe for years!!...Its really yummy if you put it in the fridge after it cools :) i have always called them "O Bars" not sure why..lol...i will def be trying out the snack tray idea!! Sounds great for my toddlers snacks!

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  88. I am in **love** with the no heat curls that are popping up. I've done the sock bun method, and it have me good volume, and the headband method, which is by far my favorite!! I have yet to do the rag roll!

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  89. OMG the fitted sheet is my nemesis. So glad you posted this!!

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  90. Forget Pinterst (whick I can't wait to get my account...still waiting patiently) NKOTBSB is amazing! I saw them in June in Boston...three rows back!!! A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!

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  91. I am obsessed with Pinterest. Seriously, I think I talk about it so much people think it's a pyramid scheme. Anywho, I recently did this to the inside of my 'baking' cabinet - http://pinterest.com/pin/25156855/ - and I'm so thrilled that I did. I actually cheated and just used the removable small metal Command hooks, and it has de-cluttered my utensil drawer so very much. That's just one of my many successful Pinterest-inspired projects!

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  92. P.S. My mom has always called that dessert 'Sopapilla Cheesecake' - it's amazing!

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  93. Everything in this post is amazing!!!! Can you give the exact recipe for that cinnamon thing? I need exact recipes:) it looks great!!

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  94. I would also LOVE an invitation to Pinterest- alizak1231@yahoo.com ....Thank you anyone:)

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  95. Also just wanted to say THANK YOU for posting a link to the original sources and not a vague and general "Source: Pinterest" label. That really irks me and people are starting to do it more and more. Pinterest is not a source, it is a collection of images from other places, people!

    Sorry. Not your fault. Whew.

    Anyway, all that aside, I think that tension rod idea might still work if you actually use brackets and a rod and not a tension rod per se. Still a sound idea that way I think. And still quite useful. Also I now MUST make that cheesecake recipe which looks so completely amazing. Thanks for the link!

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  96. HOLY COW! NKOTB!!! Can I tell y'all, can I?? 20ish (geeeeez TWENTY YEARS AGO) yrs ago I was MRS. DONNIE WAHLBERG and saw HIM 9 times at NINE different NKOTB concerts. One time they were here, my sisters and I stalked a group of tour buses. We stood outside them with a bazillion other screaming girls for what seemed like an hour. THEN Jordan got off a bus that was in front of the bus we were standing in front of. The screaming and running starts. We cant move as we are RIGHT IN FRONT hovering over the baracade fence. A second later my sister says OH EM GEE LOOK I turn my head to see DONNIE coming off the bus that we were in front of. He was less than 10 ft away!! He looked RIGHT AT ME! RIGHT into my eyes and he smiled! This was it, my moment to confess my love to him and....I screamed in his face like a crazed lunatic. I probably spit on him in the process. AND what makes it even better was he made a face. A "wow this chick is crazy I better run" face. It was AWFUL!!!

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  97. Have you been over to younghouselove.com? They are holding a Pinterest Challenge! You should definitely check it out.

    Cindy
    made2style.com

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  98. Ha! I had no idea Pinterest had hints, tips & ideas. I signed up but haven't really spent time there - really haven't figured it out. And I don't get the following thing either. Thought it was just another Houzz site! You've enlightened me.

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  99. Ahhhh!! Thanks for the feature! TDC is one of my favorite blogs...like...I read it daily and it's saved to my favorites bar. So, you can imagine my overwhelming excitement to see that you pinned, made AND shared my recipe with the world. My day is made!

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  100. I found a tip for making carrier sheets for the silhouette on pinterest. I haven't tried it yet, but I hope it works! its here http://pinterest.com/pin/67754752/

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  101. I've always hated to fold fitted sheets too!

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  102. I used to work with a lady that would bring that crescent roll stuff to our pitch ins! I looked for it the other day and couldn't find where I had written it down :(

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  103. I am addicted to pinterest and follow several of your boards. I too had the rod under the sink idea pinned... After your trial, I'm still gonna do it, but get some of those U shaped brackets to hold the rod... Like a clothes bar. FYI, I saw those tea jars (with a handle) at walmart for around $3 in the summer dishware section -don't give up yet! I'm also collecting recipes from pinterest and actually tried one the other day - chocolate chip cheesecake dip and it was fab! Here's my pin if you want to give it a try... http://pinterest.com/pin/57148987/. I tried it out on a group of friends and it was a huge hit.

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  104. I love the bubble refill station. I have a jug with handle I bought last summer at Kmart for 90% off. I was going to use it for camping trips but I like this idea better (especially since we've been camping twice and haven't used it).
    Thank you.

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  105. Am I the only one who doesn't know how to use Pinterest? Maybe you could do a post on it in case there are others who haven't used it as well.

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  106. Oh my goodness, that cream cheese thing looks soo yummy! I will have to add that to my favorites!

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  107. so! I thought that the under sink tension rod idea was brilliant as well.. i went RIGHT to the Wal to get a tension rod...

    epic. fail. augh. super dissapointed. i fight with that rod daily instead of giving in to failure! hahaa i am a bit relieved that I am not the only one with the issue!

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