Pinterest Win: Pool Noodle Bed Bumpers

Our 2-year-old has recently transitioned to a twin bed in her own room (as opposed to our bed sleeping between us when a perfectly good crib with a brand-new mattress was right there since before she was even born). Anyway, when we moved into our new house, Tesla got her own room. And since I am familiar with how much she flails and moves around at night, I knew that I'd feel better if there was a … [Read more...]

Craftiness: Painted Frames for Photos and Art

Like everyone with young kids (especially if they're in daycare), we get a lot of artwork home from the boys. And I want to display it, at least for a little while. I've been looking around for inexpensive ways to do it (I've found a lot of great ways to display, but most of them were more than I was willing to pay). As I do, I turned to Pinterest for ideas. I wanted it to be simple, and I … [Read more...]

Pinned And Done: Coffee Filter Wreath

I've gone kind of wreath crazy. They are such an easy and relatively inexpensive way to decorate that I've made one every season for the last year or so. This one is one I did for Fall last year. It was easy, and I like how it turned out. The only thing I would have done differently (from the tutorial I used) would be to paint the form or otherwise cover it before adhering the coffee … [Read more...]

Pinned and Done: Andes Mint Cupcakes

One of my favorite flavor combinations is mint and chocolate, so when I saw this cupcake recipe for Andes Mint Cupcakes, I knew I had to try it. Luckily, we had a gathering at the office for a big group of people coming up, so I had the perfect reason to bake them! I took some shortcuts from the original recipe, solely because I ran out of time. The original recipe called for a chocolate mint … [Read more...]

Pinned & Done: S’Mores Cupcakes

One of the first things I pinned when I started using Pinterest was a marshmallow-topped cupcake (it reminded me of a S'more). I really love cupcakes, so I'm always looking for fun new ways to bake them. I really like this method. You can see the pin on my "Baking, Cooking, Food" board. Don't Because I wanted to make the cupcake a little more S'mores like, I played around with some chocolate … [Read more...]