26 Oct

Reanimated: Cheese Pumpkins

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Pin Reaper: Linda

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120189883778923897/, via ‘

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What I Did: I thought it would be cool to bring to an office potluck. I figured it was just pretzels stuck into balls of cheese, so it should be easy to make a large batch. Instead, the cheese balls kept deforming in my hands when I tried to make the pumpkin lines with a toothpick. Plus, I only had short, thick pretzels on hand, which I thought would be fine for this test batch. After wrestling with just three of them, I realized that this was not going to work out, and just went with some baked sweet potatoes instead. :-)

My Result:

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25 Oct

Reanimated: Peekaboo Pumpkin Pound Cake

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Pin Reaper: stickgirl390

Twitter: @stickgirl390

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/257338566179248057/, via http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/975551/pumpkin-pound-cake

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What I Did: The concept of “half baking” the pumpkin shape resulted in squishy bread that wouldn’t cut-out easily. Also, my cookie cutter was too big :(

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: I would avoid this project. I don’t know how it worked in the first place.

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24 Oct

User Error: Truck Bed Bestie Photo

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[Is this inspiration image really being repinned in a non-ironic way?]

Pin Reaper: Beth

My Blog: http://chelseadagger309.wordpress.com/

Twitter: bethtastical

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/419819996484399956/

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What I Did: Bestie photo shoots are so trendy on Pinterest. And so is everything country and vintage. So, Dani and I decided let’s DIY the crap out of a photo that we saw on Pinterest! Easy enough, right? All we need is our friendship, some great hair, a pickup truck, and someone to take the picture! Look at these girls! Those shorts are ON POINT! And those boots and perfectly not perfect locks? Um, yes please. Even chicks with broken arms can participate in photos like these (see far right). I bet she broke her arm while not being basic and totally rocking out to some Brad Paisley.

Dani and I decided to do a little photo shoot on the evening of the 4th of July, because nothing is more patriotic that our undying love for one another. We put on our shorts, patriotic tops, and climbed in the rusty truck bed of a 1974 Chevy Cheyenne. This truck is like way vintage, so this photograph was obviously going to trump the Pinterest shot.

My amazing husband decided to play photographer. He didn’t understand what the heck was happening, but just went along with it and started shooting photos as we barked orders from the truck bed.

Blog Post Detailing The Experience: http://chelseadagger309.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/pinterest-fail-bestie-photoshoot-gone-wrong/

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Sadly, the resulting image was less than desirable. Here is what went wrong:

We forgot cowboy boots.
We didn’t rock coordinating pastels.
We didn’t hold hands.
We look like corpses with amazing calves.
It was too dark.
We didn’t use an SLR. We used Snapchat.

I’m sure this project can be cute. It was probably major user error.

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23 Oct

Fail: Mini Sock Monkey

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Pin Reaper: Elspeth Plagergraph

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/48695239692993810/

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What I Did: We tried to make the sock monkey but it just looked so wrong….. the eyes were uneven and it just really creeped us out… so we started calling it the “voodoo doll”

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: Don’t use an ankle sock! use a baby sock instead.

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22 Oct

User Error: Freezer Pops

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Pin Reaper: Robin Saunders

Original Inspiration: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/531847037215448250/ via http://www.loganheavensbest.com/blog/other-tips/tip-6-how-i-freeze-and-cut-ice-pops/

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What I Did: My co-workers are addicted to icy pops and we buy them by the case during the summer. When I saw this pin I thought it was brilliant and thought I remembered the pops being supported by the freezer rack so that is how I placed the pops. When they froze they expanded and were stuck in the freezer.

My Result:

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Next Time I Will: This project would work if the pops were not placed in the rack.

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