19 May

Win: Snowman Face Ornament

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Pin Reaper: Jen

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/71213237827460561/ via http://ginaraemillerphotography.com/2010/12/christmas-happenings-part-1-5/ Inspiration

What I Did: I’ve had these clear ornaments for years. I always had these awesome mom ideas where I’d be crafty with my kids and come away with awesome memories as well as awesome ornaments. We tried painting a few times and realized we were not crafty enough for that.

Well, when I discovered pinterest, I found all these neat ideas. And lo and behold – I found clear ornament ideas. And better yet – I found ones that didn’t involve paint!

So yeah – used the little puff balls (white for the body and colored for the earmuffs), the pipe cleaners, and a hot clue gun and went to town. Finished up with painting the face and they were done. Awesome craft, lots of fun, and three really neat ornaments that have graced our Christmas tree for two years now.

My Result:


Next Time I Will: Nothing that I can think of. They turned out great. The boys had fun. I wasn’t stressed & angry by the end of it. Win/win in my book!

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16 May

Fail: Chocolate Strawberry Hearts

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Pin Reaper: Kelsey

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/224124518929930168/, via http://loramore.com/chocolate-strawberry-hearts.html


What I Did: Made these for my boyfriend for valentines day, was told by my ten year old brothers they look like chocolate “balls” yes, as in testicles.. FAIL

My Result:


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15 May

Fail: No Heat Curls

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Pin Reaper: Sarah

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/182888434840844008/


What I Did: I was hoping to get heat free curls. Got a shower, twisted my hair, pinned it up, and left it over night. My hair looked like the sequel to the makeover of Mia in Princess Diaries.

My Result:



Next Time I Will: Use rollers!



14 May

User Error: Peanut Butter Ganache Cake

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Pin Reaper: Gabmo

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/234539093068738927/, via http://alldayidreamaboutfood.com/2014/02/dark-chocolate-peanut-butter-layer-cake-low-carb-and-gluten-free.html


What I Did: I was asked to make a cake for my mom and brother’s birthday. They requested a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. I stumbled across this picture of this beautiful cake and it gave me a great idea to top the cake with ganache. Now, I made the recipe from this site. Both the cake and frosting came out great ( I did have to double the frosting recipe though). The ganache recipe I uses from the All Day I DDream About Food using regular confectioners sugar. That tasted good too.

My Result:result

Next Time I Will: I learned a couple things here ( I had to make 2 cakes). After the first round, I now know to oil AND flour the cake pans before baking. And after the second round, I know now to wait for the cake to completely cool before frosting to prevent sliding :)

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13 May

User Error: Polka-Dot Nails

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Pin Reaper: Noxirevin79

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/417779302902736745/

What I Did: I added Pabst Blue Ribbon to the routine.

My Result: 


Next Time I Will: Probably leave out the pabst.


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