I’ve always been a DIY fan, and with the recent Pinterest hype, finding DIY activities is now easier than ever. Some of the easiest (and most beneficial) DIY items are beauty products. Who ever thought that you would be able to fully stock your medicine cabinet with DIY items from teeth whitening to lip gloss? Well, you can. Here are a few to get you started on the totally DIY pampering:
Like I said. It’s never been easier! Give these few items a try and you’ll more than likely be begging for more. Let me know with a comment below, a like, or a tweet and another post like this will come to you shortly! You can also find more penny saving ideas on our Pinterest board. Pamper on!
Today, March 6, 2012, marks the 100th birthday of our good friend, the Oreo cookie. And what a great 100 years it has been! The first Oreo cookie was sold on March 6, 1912 in Hoboken, NJ. Back then, Oreos were sold in bulk tins and by weight — 1 pound was only 30 cents! This was also the year that the Titanic sank and the South Pole was discovered. There’s some trivia for ya! *
In celebration of one of the world’s favorite cookies, here are 3 recipes that highlight the Oreo in the only way we know possible — DELICIOUSNESS.
How many of us suffer from messy kitchens? I am certainly one of them. But whether its due to lack of counter or cabinet space, an overstuffed fridge, or what have you — organization tips and products are always a great help. Get Organized! is a great site FULL of great gadgets to help your household on track. Here are four products I think would be super helpful in my kitchen, and maybe yours, too!
Looks like I won’t be using that plastic-bag-underneath-the-counter trick anytime soon. This “Scrap Trap” even comes with a scraper/brush that stores on the side. AND it holds up to 2 quarts!
Okay, I will admit that I’m one of those people that has their flour and sugar spill all over the cabinet and countertop whenever I go to use it. This dispenser can hold a 5lb bag of sugar or flour and allows you to pour right from the bag without a mess! It also keeps its contents fresh, dry and bug free while helping your cabinet get organized. Too great!
FRIDGE ROLL OUT CADDY
This roll out caddy keeps your food organized and accessible, eliminating the possibility of those “forgotten items” in the back of your fridge. They’re also dishwasher safe!
LID AND SPOON REST
I hate when I’m cooking and I go to take the lid off my pot and its a. way too hot, b. covered in sauce or water, and c. DRIPS EVERYWHERE. This lid/spoon rest eliminates those problems and saves valuable counter space while you’re making dinner.
Pinterest is a great place to find out about new products and product concepts, among many other things. But mostly, Pinterest is great because it helps you realize you needed things you never even knew existed. For instance ..
See? So many things we never knew existed — but now you can’t imagine your life without them! We love these products so much, we created a Pinterest board for items just like them! Check out our “Products We Love” board:
No matter our age, we’re all kids at heart. That, or we have kids — or both. But either way, fun is always something you should have in life. And how do I like to have fun? In every way possible. Like for instance ..
Eating my sandwiches in dinosaur shaped pieces.
Yes, I will admit that I own a dinosaur sandwich cutter:
EVRIHOLDER DYNOBYTES SANDWICH CRUST CUTTER
This sandwich cutter is so great. I love bringing my peanut butter and Nutella sandwiches to work and showing off my lunch. Yes, I’m a proud sandwich crust cutter — and you should be, too. If dinosaurs aren’t exactly your style, try these on for size:
CRITTER CUTTERS SANDWICH CUTTERS
MATCH & MUNCH PUZZLE SANDWICH CUTTERS
STAR WARS SANDWICH CUTTERS (w/ Vintage Style Tin!)
Trust me, once you cut your sandwich you’ll never want to eat a boring, mediocre, average shaped PB&J again!
St. Patrick’s Day is less than a month away! Get into the festive spirit — wear lots of green (Kelly, that is), make everything chocolately and minty (Bailey’s, anyone?) and eat lots of Lucky Charms (just kidding .. but they are delicious). Here are a few recipes to help boost the St. Patrick’s Day spirit in preparation for March 17th!
SHAMROCK SHAKE (COPYCAT RECIPE) from The Family Kitchen
Okay, we get it if you don’t want to have to drive to McD’s each time you want a Shamrock shake (or as we like to call them, “Shammy” shakes) — now you can make them at home!
SHAMROCK SHAPED RICE KRISPIES by Pirates and Princesses
All you need is some food dye and a cookie cutter to seriously add some pizzazz to your Rice Krispie treats.
ICED SHAMROCK COOKIES from just*iced
Looking for some Irish inspiration? These cookies are so adorable!
SWEET SHAMROCK PRETZELS from Family Fun
Super easy! A can of Pillsbury bread stick dough, cinnamon and some green colored sugar are all you need.
SHAMROCK PIZZA from Cute Food for Kids
What a cute idea for english muffin / hamburger bun pizza. The shamrock is a green pepper!
SHAMROCK “SNUGGLE UP” from ShopIrish.com
And of course, you should be enjoying all of these treats while wrapped up in your shamrock-adorned blanket with sleeves. (Did you really think this didn’t exist?)
Here in New England, we love our (PURE) maple syrup. And any Vermonter can tell you that maple inspired foods are a-plenty here. But even when we’re not pouring maple syrup on our entire breakfast (not just the pancakes!), enjoying a maple creemee (that’s soft serve ice cream, if you’re not familiar) from the local creemee stand or buying maple cotton candy at the fair, there’s other ways to enjoy that fantastic maple flavor. And you can, too! Here are SIXdifferent maple-inspired meat recipes you should try:
ROSEMARY CHICKEN WITH ORANGE-MAPLE GLAZE from allrecipes
If you follow Social Grocery on Pinterest, you know that we’re all about cute — and funny — foods. This is among many other things like crafts, how-to’s, DIY projects, etc., but Pinterest is just full of the cutest foods you’ve ever seen, especially when it comes to desserts and treats. For instance, when I saw thisKFC bucket full of drumstick-inspired decorated cookies, I couldn’t help but give in to my urge to post it:
If you are wondering how to create this insanely amazing and hilarious cookies, here is the post from Bake at 350. They refer to these cookies as “desserts for dudes.” Love it!
To complete this post – what, you thought that was it? – I have found two other sets of decorated cookies that are along the same “dude food” theme .. or just fantastic in general.
Now that Valentine’s day is over, next up on our holiday hype is St. Patrick’s Day — a day loved by all, Irish or not.
In order to celebrate this holiday to the fullest, we are working our hardest to build the best Pinterest board — full of Irish destinations, food, clothing, collectables, decor and more. You knew we were going to do it — and with a month to go before St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th), we’re certainly off to a good start! We give you “Pass that Guinness!”
Oh, today is the day. Valentine’s Day is one of those days where you can either acknowledge it’s existence (with embrace or hatred) or just completely ignore it altogether. Personally, I only enjoy it for the food, as a day devoted to candy and baked goods is completely fine in my book. And whether or not you have a special someone to share it with, who’s to say you can’t enjoy a little R&R? So tonight, my fellow foodies, kick back with one of the following films. If we can’t be endlessly romantic on this greeting card holiday, at least we can be in love with food: