Monday, August 22, 2011

Pinterest Challenge: Week Three Wrap Up

I'm happy to report that last week went MUCH better than the week berfore. I can't believe I have already been doing this for three weeks. My Pinterest addiction is getting a little out of control! Okay, it's a lot out of control. Brian might have to host an intervention soon.

Monday, August 15

Berry Salad

Last Monday was pretty hard on me. I tried to stretch my weekend out as much as possible and stayed up way too late on Sunday night. I felt like a zombie all day, and the LAST thing I wanted to do was cook when I got off work. It was the perfect night to try out this Berry Salad. Brian and I both loved it! After eating a lot of really unhealthy food over the weekend, it was nice to have a simple, tasty salad.

Strawberries, blueberries, almonds, and chicken = Yum!

Tuesday, August 16

DIY Bottle Centerpiece

How adorable is this little homemade centerpiece? This project also gave me an excuse to buy orange cream soda. :) Of course, you can use whatever drinks you like. I have discovered I have a problem with the color red. As in, I want to paint everything that color (seen here and here). Next time I paint something, I'll try to mix it up a little!

I loved this quick, little vase project!

Wednesday, August 17

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni

I have a confession - I have made this recipe before. I still pinned it on my board because this is Brian's favorite meal. He asks for it all the time! It's not a hard recipe, but it takes a while to make. Also, I feel like it requires me to use every, single pan, dish, and pot in my kitchen! Don't get me wrong, all the preparation and extra clean up is worth it, but that is why I don't make it very often.

August is Brian's busiest month of the year so he has been working A LOT. He didn't get home Wednesday until about 9:00. So even though I usually try to take close-up shots to make the food look pretty and appetizing, this time I thought I would keep it real. When he got home, this is how I set it up for him. Tons of ranch, hot sauce, blue cheese and the remote control - this is why he loves me. Haha!

Yes, that is a paper plate on top of a real plate. We are fancy like that.

Thursday, August 18


I liked this project, but super glue was a BAD idea. Ha! You can see on the pin that the example used fabric rather than paper or glass. I had the brilliant idea to recover this picture with wrapping paper, and then superglue the 'J' directly to the glass. The wrapping paper worked out great. I used the spray adhesive to make sure the paper lay flat and didn't bubble up. The downfall was the superglue. Not only did I pretty much glue all my fingers together, the glue dried before I could center the letter! (By the way, to un-super glue yourself, soak your hands in fingernail polish remover.) It doesn't look too bad, but since I'm a perfectionist the off center 'J' might drive me a little crazy.

If I could do this over again, I would try hot glue. NOT super glue!

Friday, August 19

Peach Nail Polish

Friday I went to a Katy Perry concert in Nashville. Girlfriend puts on an AMAZING show. We had such a blast. I wore a colorful sun dress, and dressed my nails up with this peach polish.

Pretty in Peach.
Saturday, August 20

Bacon Pancakes

This is exactly what you think it is! Fry up some bacon (or in this case, turkey bacon) on the griddle, and when it starts to crisp up, pour the pancake batter over it. Then drown it in maple syrup and eat yourself into a food coma. You won't be sorry. Just very, very full - and happy.

This is great when you want breakfast for supper!

Sunday, August 21

Chocolate Chip Oreo Stuffed Cookies

These are Pickey Palate's stuffed cookies. I made her delicious Chocolate Fudge Peanut Butter Stuffed Cookies last month, so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to make them. You have to try these. Just remember, everytime you eat one cookie, you are technically eating two. This is scary considering how many I ate yesterday. I had to send them to the store with Brian. I don't trust myself around these things!

So. freakin. Good.

Another week down, just one more to go!


  1. I just love the bottle centerpieces. What a great and easy idea. Also, I love anything with oreos in them. I must make the cookies! All of your projects turned out really well!


  2. Those cookies look amazing!!

    Yours Truly,