I’VE BEEN PIN-SPIRED & some site freshening!

You might have noticed that I’ve been spiffing up the old blog lately!

All the clearing and cleaning and freshening around the cottage inspired me to freshen up the blog too

My goal was a

Cleaner, Fresher,


I hope you like it!


Speaking of being inspired…

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Is anyone else finding pinterest to be as addictive lovely & enjoyable as I am?

I love the process of perusing and pinning and viewing and visiting!

I LOVE the way it allows us to keep track of our ideas and to-dos lists and recipes
and and and…anything else our hearts desire

but I also love that it
spurns new ideas

and inspires us to make our own versions of fabulous ideas
shared to generously by others!

I’m determined to
from my pins this year and I’ve started with a couple items I’ll share with ya here…


Here are some projects I’ve (the kiddos & me together!) worked on lately that had their start from pinterest!


This was a fun, fast & easy craft for us to do when it was


and I got to use up some of the 500 toilet paper rolls I’ve been saving
(I knew I was saving them for something!)

I love the hairdo on
the girl on the left below:

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this lanky gentleman in the back row was apparently very formal
…perhaps on his way to a
glamorous party or funeral?

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this project was inspired by this pin:


Here is the original tutorial


The next one I remade was this
wonderful cake

ok… so it doesn’t really LOOK all that good but it is!

seriously SO Delicious!!

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inspired by this pin:


I actually pinned this one myself from this post and adjusted the original recipe a bit by adding chocolate chips – {can you go wrong with anything
by adding chocolate?!}


What pins have inspired you to create, do, or make something?

Aren’t you glad you did it?!!

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  1. I am addicted to pinterest!!! I cannot get enough! Those little toilet paper crafts are so cute!

  2. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!
    I have saved toilet paper rolls too so I can do some Pinterest projects.
    I guess it's true, "great minds think alike"! LOL
    I'm following you now.


  3. I've got my daughter addicted to Pinterest now too. I think she spends more time on there than I do!

  4. I wish I had more time for Pinterest! I love all the inspiration you can find on there. And it's been great to gather all the ideas in one spot! And yes, it's soooo easy to become addicted.

  5. If only I had a couple more hours a day to play on Pintrest. that would make me very happy.

    Love the look your giving your blog, it's so pretty.

  6. Very cool pins! I learned how to remove the white patches on my kitchen utensils! Love pinterest! http://www.hopestudios.blogspot.com/2012/01/removing-water-stains-from-utensils.html

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  8. You have a cute blog love your ideas and the TP monsters are cute. Happy new follower :)

  9. Yes, I do love pinterest-helps me really organize ideas and colors I want to try. It is addicting, but in a good way! And thanks for your kind words on my pie safe-fun to stay connected!

  10. Oh my mercy! I'm thrilled that you loved the cake recipe. And choc chips? Wonderful idea!
    I am a pinterest addict too.


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