Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Pinterest Challenge Week 12

I have been looking at a lot of Pins on health and fitness lately and decided to try one of the diets.  It was a three day Military diet that promised a weight loss of up to 10 pounds.  It was very easy to follow and there was plenty of food for the first 2 days, day 3 I was definitely hungry but still totally manageable.  I lost a total of 4.2 pounds over the 3 days.  All in all it wasn't a bad diet but it didn't really seem like a very healthy one either.  I have been looking at a lot of detox drinks and diets and I will be picking some of those to try soon.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pinterest Challenge Week 11

For this week I just did a few little things around the house that were inspired by different pins that I have seen on Pinterest. 
 
The Ottoman I recovered a little while ago and with Spring around the corner I decided to paint a plain green tray I had a  nice bright yellow. The legs on the Ottoman were plain wood ones that I bought at Home Depot and then my Dad stained them for me. I love how bright and fresh this Ottoman is.

 
 
 
I finally learned how to fold a fitted sheet here and then that motivated me to clean out my entire linen closet and refold everything,

 
 I repinned this one day but didn't need it for my toothbrushes so I thought that it would be a great idea for organizing other things in my drawer.  I found the tray at IKEA for 25 cents!  I love when I can organize for little to no money.

 
 

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I don't know about you but this time of year I find my skin has had just about enough of the winter.  It is dry and crawling and I find my face is one of the worst.  So I decided to take to Pinterest to find something to help me out.  I found this and was intrigued by what they said it can do so I decided to try it, bonus I already had everything in the kitchen. 



Half a Banana
1/4 Cup Yogurt
1 tsp Honey




The smell was not pleasant which surprised me because its just bananas, yogurt and honey but it just didn't smell good to me at all.  I put it on and did the hot facecloth over it for good measure for 15 minutes.  It tightened and became a little hard over the 15 minutes but washed off easily.  My skin felt tighter, but in a good way tighter, and very smooth and soft.  Even with the bad smell I will be doing this again.



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My spice cabinet has been a huge issue for me for a long time, I had spices everywhere and couldn't find anything so I decided to use it as one of my Pinterest challenges. 
 
 
 On Facebook there is a local page for moms that I wrote a post on asking if anyone had any left over baby food jars and I got a response very quickly from someone who had a whole box. On Pinterest I had pinned a few different options of spice containers and I really like the idea of using chalk board paint. I emptied out one of my kitchen drawers and wanted all my spices in there. So painting labels on the front would not have worked because I wouldn't have been able to see them so I decided that painting the lids would be the best choice.



I put all my leftover spices that didn't fit in the jars in a small container
 
It put on 3 coats of chalk board paint and then transferred everything over to the new jars and I was done. I thought I had some drawer liner to stop the jars from sliding but I couldn't find it so I still have to go out and buy some. I also decided to put a small sticker with the spice's name on the bottom of the jar, just in case the chalk gets wiped off by one of my kids. I am really please with how well my spice drawer turned out.
 






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Sunday, March 10, 2013

My Little Penguin

Quinn had her first big performance at school last week.  Once a month her school holds a News Show, during this show they talk about what has been happening for the last month in the school and then there is a chance for the children to show off their talents.  For the first time a Kindergarten class participated in the show and I was so happy that it was Quinn's class.  She practiced her Penguin song at home and was so excited on the day of the show.  I love watching her as she develops and becomes more involved in her school.  Her confidence is growing and she is so excited to be a grade one next year.
 


 
 

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pinterest Challenge Week 8

So I know this is a week late, for the record it was done a week ago, but if you read my last post you know why it's a late.

I have been doing a few painting projects around my house and was excited when I stumbled upon these little beauties at Michaels for just twenty five cents each!  What a steal, so I brought them home and painted them with my green paint I already had from one of my bathrooms.  I got the idea here and love the sparkle but I am feeling the plain green for now so I will leave them until I feel like I need a change.
 




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