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My New Addiction: Pinterest

Pinterest is one of the greatest things that I have found in a long time.  It is and electronic bulletin board.  If you find something on the internet that you love you, can pin it on one of the many boards you create on your account.  Thenn your friends who are on Pinterest can share your pin or you can repin something that they have pinned on their boards.

I am addicted to this website because of all the great ideas.

Food:

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They have a ton of recipes that come through the boards.  Recipes of all kind including, desserts, dinners, snacks, healthy eating and stuff you might not have ever heard of before.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie Recipe
serves 2

2 bananas sliced and frozen
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup milk

Put oats in blender and blend until they’re powdery. Add remaining ingredients and blend until there are no more chunks of frozen banana. Garnish with fresh banana slices if desired.

Crafts:

If you are a crafty person, then Pinterest is your heaven.  Crafts you have never thought of can be found on Pinterest.  Need a crafty idea for all your old junk.  Oh yes, you can find that on Pinterest.

Pinterest

For the Home:

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Homemade Dishwasher Detergent, homemade laundry soap, homemade stain removal.  Homemade anything.

I was so excited to find that I can make these things I spend a ton of money on each year for $10-$20 and it lasts for at least a year.

Homemade Laundry Detergent

1 4 lb 12 oz box Borax (2.15 kg or 76 oz) found in the detergent isle

1 4 lb box Arm & Hammer Baking Soda (1.81 kg) found in the cooking isle

1  box Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda 55 oz (3 lb 7 oz) found in the detergent isle

3 bars of Fels-naptha soap, found in the detergent isle

2 small containers of oxyclean or store brand oxyclean (try to get about 3.5 lbs total (1.58 kg)) found in the detergent isle.
(this is optional, I added it into mine because I have pretty messy kids and the cleaner the better)

(you can also use pink Zote soap instead of Fels-naptha.)

You should be able to find all of these items at your grocery store.

This detergent is fairly mild smelling, it is not over powering. If you love a strong scent you may have to add a fabric softener to each load.

Start out by grating your Fels-naptha soap just like cheese. You can use a food processor or just use your hand held grater, what ever you have.

Toss all ingredients in a 5 gallon bucket lined with a garbage bag. This part makes your whole house smell great. Once everything is mixed store soap however you like. I chose a jar that I keep above my washing machine, I also got a little scoop to keep inside. Wasn’t that easy? Sure was! Enjoy your soap.

-This detergent is safe for HE washers and should be added to the barrel instead of the dispenser.
-This detergent is safe to use on cloth diapers and sensitive skin.
-It does not have a strong scent, you can add laundry crystals to the batch to add fragrance.

Inspiration:

You can find inspiration for anything, love, hurt, finances, you can always find a quirky little saying for whatever you need inspiration for at that moment.

Pinterest

 

Kids:

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Crafts for kids, food for kids, experiments for kids you can find that on Pinterest as well.

Homemade Play Dough

1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
food coloring

Dump all the ingredients into a pot and stir them until blended together.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it forms a large ball.

As soon as it joins into one large ball, take it off the heat and dump it onto your counter or wax paper.  Wait
for it to cool, then knead it a few times until it becomes nice and soft.

Clothes:

Whether it is day to day clothing ideas, wedding, date night jewelry you can find it on Pinterest.

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Pinterest is a plethora of ideas.  It is a great way to come up with new ideas, just be ready to get sucked in because you’ll start pinning and the next think you know an hour has gone by.

Feel free to jump into the world of Pinterest.  You will need an invitation to join so if you would like one feel free to email me and ask.  If you are already a Pinterest user feel free to follow my boards.

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