So lately….

I’ve made these energy bites from a recipe my sister-in-law sent me that I also saw on Pinterest

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

 Made leggings for the girls from this pattern.  Pretty easy and fun too and didn’t take that long.


Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

And after years of having this flower in my garden and not know what it was, I found the picture on Pinterest and now I do, fireweed or Rosebay Willowherb…

Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

Then I made this play-dough for the girls.   I’ve been making homemade play dough for the kids for years and years, but making it in smaller batches is the key as I realized from here and then you can dye it the nice bright colours..

Source: via Holly on Pinterest

And then served the children their drinks during pizza and movie night in jam jars inspired by this…

Source: via Clair on Pinterest

Pinterest is so much fun!  And it’s especially cool to log on and see all the cool things your friends have found.   And I have always liked learning from other people… probably because deep in my heart I believe that everybody else has all the good ideas.   🙂

Which is all well and good until I start feeling crummy because I’m not doing all the cool things other moms are clearly doing and my house and children must be suffering because of it… haha.   So when my friend Christa found this blog entry and linked to it I knew I would have to link to it too…

Your Children Want You!!!  (by April Perry)

Here’s a little excerpt…

“Can we remind each other that it is our uniqueness and love that our children long for? It is our voices. Our smiles. Our jiggly tummies. Of course we want to learn, improve, exercise, cook better, make our homes lovelier, and provide beautiful experiences for our children, but at the end of the day, our children don’t want a discouraged, stressed-out mom who is wishing she were someone else.

If you ever find yourself looking in the mirror at a woman who feels badly that she hasn’t yet made flower-shaped soap, please offer her this helpful reminder: “Your children want you!””

Thanks April!   Because that, my friends, kinda puts the whole Pinterest thing into perspective.

3 thoughts on “So lately….

  1. Just made those energy bites! Yum! I popped 2 in my mouth (not at the same time) 🙂 while making supper.
    I just made something similar last week…the PB, honey & coconut are the same but in addition to those there is cocoa, chopped peanuts and sunflower seeds (though you could sub choc chips for the peanuts or seeds if you wanted to) They were good too. Now I have 2 good no-bake recipes! Thanks for sharing!
    I’d also LOVE your scone recipe when you get a chance! They were delicious!

  2. They all look like great ideas. Pinterest IS fun, isn’t it? It is hard not to get too caught up in trying to do/make everything though!

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