Guys. I'm obsessed. I've got it bad. I've been over Facebook for a while and I go back and forth on deleting Twitter. But Pinterest? Oh Pinterest you have my heart.
I was one of those girls that always had a binder full of ripped out magazine pages. A corkboard covered in inspiration.
And now? There's Pinterest. My digital binder. With almost 5,000 pins. Yowza.
This past year I decided to actually USE Pinterest. You know…not just pin. And I've really been doing it regularly. Recipes especially. Also design ideas. And fashion inspiration.
Here are what my boards look like. Yes, I organized them alphabetically. It had to be done. I also went through and got rid of a bunch of superflous boards and pins.
The boards I most pin to are:
1.'ashion (if you read my blog in ye olden days, you'll get this reference. anyone know??)
4. i believe
8. party party
And a few things I've done lately that are inspired by Pinterest:
1. Succulents. I have a zillion succulent pins and finally decided to buy some and try my hand at them. These numbered espresso cups made the perfect home.
2. Zara. I had to try some outfits on at Zara after pinning them to my 'ashion board so many times.
4. Valentine's Day Party from my valentine's day board.
5. School Valentines from my valentine's day board.
6. Sadie's Frozen Themed Cake from my birthday parties board.
So now that I have written a NOVEL about Pinterest…whoa. Yeah, I love it a tiny bit. How about you? Do you pin? What's something you've pinned or made lately that is a must share?
Happy Tuesday, y'all!
I hope you had a beautiful weekend. I managed to try a few Pinterest recipes this weekend and I thought I'd share how they turned out.
I know I always appreciate hearing "real life reviews" of popular pins…I thought you might like to as well! 🙂
I was intrigued as soon as I saw this recipe for Magic Cake.
ease of recipe- Super easy. You have to fold in some whites, but that's about the only semi-difficult part.
review- Ehhh. It's sort of flan-esque and I HATE flan with a passion. Shudder. It's got a custard layer you can see in the photo. There's actually nothing "cake" about this cake. Unless I made it wrong. It's much more a baked custard/flan.
But it's pretty! So I took it to the BBQ and it was pretty popular. Which is good b/c I didn't have to eat any. 🙂
I LOVE Caprese Salad, so I figured I'd love this Caprese Pasta Salad.
ease- Ridiculously easy. The only somewhat involved step is reducing some balsamic on the stove.
verdict-Super underwhelmed. The salad tasted like…uh…pasta. No other flavors. I let it marinate for quite a bit and I even tried adding more balsamic, but it was just not impressive. Surprising.
I have been wanting to make these Carmelitas ever since I pinned them. Holy decadent! Anything that has oatmeal, caramel, and chocolate chips is going to be my friend.
ease-Not hard. You have to be pretty vigilant and patient while melting down the caramel, but that's it.
review-OMGAMAZING.Seriously, sinfully delicious. I'll definitely be making them again!
So there you have it. Have you made any really good Pinterest recipes lately? Or do you have any duds to share?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!
Oh, and here are my food related Pinterest boards if you are interested.