Basically, we all said we were going to try to make/create certain pins from pinterest and then report back on our success. I chose three: a soup, a craft, a painting.
[If you want to see all of my boards on pinterest, click here.]
PIN NUMERO UNO
The first one was THE BEST CROCK POT SOUP I HAVE EVER EATEN.
I’m serious. (Note the all caps.)
This is the secret ingredient: a box of Rice a Roni – Long Grain & Wild Rice. (I know, right?)
Then you make a roux: butter, flour, half and half (SIMPLE – takes 5 minutes.)
You add the roux mixture to the crock pot mixture. (Food photography isn’t my thing.)
And you have heaven.
It’s so good. I mean, really.
Also, you MUST eat this culinary delight with crusty bread. If you have access to bread that could be made into a bowl — DO IT.
This is the ideal breadbowl soup.
I’m usually put off by making creamy soups, but I was thrilled that this one
didn’t use a Campbell’s ‘cream of’ soup in the recipe and it was smooth
and not oddly clumpy or separated like some creamy soups can be. May it
be noted that you could probably add cauliflower and some other
veggies and it would be just as good.
Note: this is not diet food. I swear I gained 3 lbs eating this all weekend long.
And, also note that Craig stated that this was the best soup I’ve ever made.
And, also note that I used mantaquilla sin sal (unsalted butter) — so that counts for something, right?
PIN NUMERO DOS
I got my idea from this: Tea Tin Fridge Magnets. Pin is here.
Basically, you’re making a magnet out of a mini-tin. All I had was a cute little olive oil tin, so I used that.
I wasn’t so amazing with cutting the top of the tin, but hey — it’s a homemade craft.
Next, I used a mangled, old leftover 4×6 fridge picture frame for the magnet.
I cut it to size, hot glued it on…
…and this is what I ended up with. A perfect place to hold our household essentials: a few pens, a sharpie and a couple of pencils.
I love that our pens are no longer in a jar on our counter… near somebody’s 2.5-year-old fingers.
Please note me in the bathtub in that photo on our fridge corkboard. Scandalous, no?
Go Mud Hens.
PIN NUMERO TRES
My inspiration for this pin was this.
So, we started with a regular ‘ole blank painter’s canvas that we picked up at Office Depot in San Jose for about $7. (I know, they’re like $1 in the States. Whatever. We have 350 days of perpetual sunshine. Beat that.)
Then, I used the only letter-stickers I had and stuck them to the corner of the canvas. (These stickers are leftover $1 bin stickers from a Target in Branson, Missouri. Nothing special.)
Then the little lady went to town doing what she does best: Paint-in.
She painted and painted with non-toxic toddler-safe crayola paints and they covered the stickers just fine.
(If they didn’t work, we were going to switch to the oil-based, death-to-toddlers paints because DARN IT, MOMMY WANTED TO DO A PINTEREST PIN.)
We then let the paint dry outside.
And I pulled off the stickers with the help of an Xacto knife.
And this is the finished product.
We hung (with Velcro — because we have cement walls) Lila’s other masterpiece above and have a lovely little duo.
I love it.
Fun stuff. Yay pinterst.