Friday, 16 November 2012

Pintastic News

Are you as excited about the "secret" boards as I am!?!  I was just trying to figure out the other week how I could make a board for my eyes only.  I am using mine for party favours or ideas for gifts that I want to keep to myself so as to not ruin the surprise!  I think some people my use it for shady things, but hey if those images are kept secret away from my eyes I am all for that as well.

I tried another pin off my "beauty" board this week.  It worked pretty well, if you would like a more textured look I would suggest curling the hair first.  I French braided the first third to incorporate her layered bangs.  The three sections are just braided then secured with an elastic at the bottom of each braid only, not a secured ponytail then braided.  Be sure to be careful to hide the elastics, I missed one.  We were both happy with how it turned out, it never took a lot of time or patience which means its a good choice for early morning week days or getting to church on time!!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Well Halloween is done and its time to clean up, but I have some pins that I used from last week that I wanted to share before I get it all packed away!!  I have a board I call "beauty" where I pin things like hair and nail ideas, not for me, but for my teenage daughters.  My 15 year old decided to wear the same pumpkin costume from when she was 2 and curl her hair and spray it green for her "pumpkin vines".  This pin looked like a promising way to get curls so she decided to try it!

It really worked.  The curls were super cute and way better than a curling iron.  It was quick and easy too, she did it herself before early morning seminary at that!!

I also made a monster door that I had pinned for Halloween decorations.  It was cute, although I am embarrassed that I have old tape residue still on my door from the previous owner.  Cleaning it is now on my pintastic-to-do list!!

The last thing I did from Pinterest last week was a delicious Cheesy Potato Casserole recipe.  I don't think you can buy Velveeta Cheese any more, at least not where I shop so I just used more cheddar, I like "old" it has great flavour.  I substituted some ham that I had frozen from earlier in the month and it was soooo yummy. It was sodelicious I couldn't wait for lunch the next day for leftovers!!