Monday, September 24, 2012

In My Best Pinterest . . .

Are you a Pinterest addict?  If so, it's time to stop making "wish lists" and start making those wishes come true.  Trish, of Love, Laughter and a Touch of Insanity is sponsoring the "Pin It/Do It Challenge" during the month of October.  The concept is pretty basic - make or do some of the things you have pinned; give/receive encouragement from other pinners, and maybe get some ideas for future projects.  If you want to give it a try, visit Trish's blog to sign up (link above).

Trish offers three levels of participation to coincide with your level of enthusiasm.  I am signing up for the "Pin Obsessed" level, which is to accomplish 8 or more pins. I created a "Pin it/Do it Challenge" board with all the things I thought I might actually try.  There are twenty-one pins on it and there's no way I'm going to get to them all, but my hope is to get some Christmas gifts made, try a new recipe or two, and finally hang some bedroom curtains (we've only lived here 18 months).  Here's what I have lined up:

  • Book marks
  • Coasters
  • Business card holders - to hold all those "rewards" cards stores give out.
  • Potholders
  • Casserole Carriers
  • Placemats/table runners
  • Coffee Cup Cozies
  • Bottle "aprons"
  • Bedroom curtains
Cooking - low calorie/low fat recipes:
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Strawberry Muffins 
  • Skinny Monkey Cookies
  • Weight Watchers Taco Soup
DIY Projects and Other Crafts:
  • Spoon Ring
  • TV Tray Ironing Board
  • Curtain Headboard
  • Christmas Gift Tags
  • Gratitude Journal
  • Book Page Christmas Trees
Decorating:  Candy Corn Candle

Activities:  Nature Treasure Hunt (with kids/grandkids)

If you want to try any of these projects, you can find them on my Pinterest Challenge board.  


  1. You are awesome!! and I love seeing the variety of pins here--cooking, crafting, decorating and activities!

    And if it makes you feel better we're coming up on 3 years of living in my house and my husband still harps on me to decorate.

    thanks for joining Tami!

  2. What a cute challenge! Never heard of a Pinterest one before! I am on it, but I go in spurts with spending lots of time there and then am not on it for weeks. Great ideas out there though! Good luck with the challenge!


  3. I hope to make a few projects!

  4. I'm joining in for the first time. I can't wait to see what you decide to do!
    You can check out my PI & DI Post Here

  5. I did it in August and managed 2, so I should probably sign up again!

  6. I can already see that this will be another challenge where I will add more pins from seeing what other people have done than I could possible actually accomplish during the challenge!

  7. I'm stealing pins off your board! What a great assortment. I might have to do this.

  8. I love your sewing projects! Can't wait to see which crafts and foods you pick to try!