Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bunny Pancakes

Yes we did! We made Bunny Pancakes!
 These are too cute and too fun to make!
Spoon the pancake batter onto to griddle in
( your favorite recipe or mine)
 the sizes needed; small, medium and larger 
circles for the head, body and feet. 
Oblong shape for the ears.  Assemble adding
 banana slices for the paws and mini 
chocolate chips for the toes. Make a tail
 with a dollop of whipped cream. 
Then fuzz it up with coconut if you have it.


Monday, March 30, 2015

17 Coffee Table Styling Ideas

The coffee table in the family room gets 
rearranged, restyled and tweeked a lot!
Here's what I have now...transitioning
to Spring. I like to change the vignettes on
the coffee table with the 
seasons and holidays. 
Here's one for Easter.
This was Valentine's Day.
The heart breadboard DIY is HERE.
 Blue and white for Winter.
The wood tray DIY is HERE.
You'll see that I used this tray a lot!
Moving into Spring.
Another bread board DIY.
Time to add a Spring bunny.
 Blue and white for Summer
Baskets and beans for Fall.
Red for February.
 Summer shells
Fall colors
A Summer look. 
This post also has one of my most
viewed recipes...LEMON BROWNIES
 Another Easter-Spring vignette.
 Cool blues for Summer.
The button band around the plant
is cut from am old denim shirt I had
cut up for a rag wreath. 
Beginning of Fall.
The DIY for this custom wine barrel
tray is HERE
Another version of early Fall.
 Summer rattan and shells.
I'm going to play around with my 'stuff'
and see what new I can come up with today.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

6 Tips To Alphabetize and Organize Your Pinterest Boards

It's so much easier to find a board I'm looking 
for now that I've alphabetized my 185 boards.
1. ALPHABETIZE: Go to your Pinterest site. Take your mouse and move your cursor over any board you want to move. The hand icon will appear. Left click on it and hold it down while you drag it to the spot you want. If you have lots of boards to scroll past, it will be easier if you scroll up through your boards with your right hand until you find the spot you want to drop it. Then drag the board using your left hand to that spot. It will shift the boards on each side out of the way. Unclick the mouse and release the board. I had to try this a few times to get the hang of it.

2. SUBDIVIDE BOARDS:  Once you have too many pins in one board  it's time to create sub categories. Keep the first word consistent.  My Christmas board was filled beyond capacity. I couldn't find anything. Now I have Christmas-Crafts, Christmas-Ornaments, Christmas-Decor, etc. I did the same with recipes. Subdivide!

3. COVER PHOTO: Use a good cover photo. Again, it's easier to find my "Hearts" board because there's a big heart cover photo. Change your cover photo using the edit board's icon.

4. DELETE DUPES: Pinterest now lets you know if you've already pinned something, but
if you've been pinning since the beginning, you'll need to weed out the duplicate pins.

5. MOVE PINS IN WRONG CATEGORY: Hit the edit icon in the pin to move it where it belongs. I find strays all the time. It's a pinning in a hurry thing.

6. DELETE PINS & BOARDS: Yes, some gotta go! Change the title of the boards that are not working for you too. This is an ongoing process. A little at a time.

You can follow my boards HERE or click on the Pinterest widget on the right.
Happy Pinning!
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Monday, March 23, 2015

Days Of The Week Embroidered Kitchen Towels

I found these cute hand embroidered kitchen 
towels at a crafts booth in North Carolina.
The "traditional chores" of the week.
I've been displaying a new towel
each day in the kitchen. 
They are just for fun. 
Monday - Washing
Tuesday - Ironing
Wednesday - Cleaning
Thursday - Marketing
Friday - Baking
 Saturday - Mending
Sunday - Day of Rest and Church.
Seems like a good schedule, though I 
would switch a few of the days; 
Wednesday - mending, Friday - cleaning, 
and Saturday - baking. If I were
that organized. But where is my
Tennis towel? 


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