Sunday, December 25, 2011

Ideas Implemented from Pintrest

I'm a new convert to the website Pintrest. I love it! I'm naturally visual anyway, so to organize my favorite sites by the photos is perfect for me. I'm enjoyed finding sites that have activities to do with my preschooler! So for my first post in over a year, I'm going to highlight some of these! Enjoy.

From The Crafting Chicks I found how to make Angry Bird Cupcakes. I made these for my hubby's 40th Birthday back in November. Its weird how something can look so simple, can end up being harder than you thought to make. I decided to make 2 sheet cakes, and put the birds on one with the the green pigs on the other. It worked out nicely. I made my own colored sugar by putting sugar in a mason jar, with a couple drops of food coloring, and giving it a good shake! Much cheaper and it looks great. It adds a bit of shimmer too!

Another recipe I used was the one that used the new peppermint kisses from Baked Perfection. We put our kisses on too soon after coming out of the oven and they melted. We then had to wait for them to cool again before we could stack the cookies in a tin. But they tasted great, even if they didn't look like the pintrest photo!
I put walmart gift cards inside homemade snowglobes for a creative way to give money! My 4 year old helped put the glitter in, which is why there is so much! This idea came from creativemama website.
With my 8 month old, I try to feed him all natural ingredients, whole grains, and now homemade yogurt. I got wonderful directions from the website, how to make yogurt. Its really easy, but you have to be around to monitor it. I used the electric heating pad, like they suggested, and to thicken it to be more like the Greek yogurt, I added some powdered milk at the same time I added the freeze-dried yogurt starter. Talk about being Pro-prokaryote! (For you non-biologists out there, that just means pro-bacteria!)

Here is our gift to Dad this year. Its a penguin family made from our footprints. This idea came from Funhandprintart. I didn't trust everyone not to mess up the original 12x12 sheet, so I had everyone in the family make their print on 8 1/2 x 11. sheet, then I cut them out and put them on the scrapbook sheet how I wanted. I'm really pleased with how it turned out!

I have more ideas borrowed from pintrest, but I'll have to add them another day! What fun!


  1. I love this Darci. What a fun way to keep updated and get a peek at the Harland's life. We sure enjoyed your visit and hope to make one out to see you guys too. Our Christmas card is coming, just a little late getting them out. Love you, Jennifer

  2. Thanks Jennifer, it was great seeing you and your family this season. Hope you make it out to the midwest this next year! :)

  3. It turned out cute- thanks for sharing!


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