So first off I apologize for the delay on posts. I knew it was going to happen right after
school started, but I thought I’d get the blog going anyway. But soon after, school took over my
life. Long story short, I’m now done
with school, and I can try and focus on this blog a little more.
So, this past weekend was crazy busy for me. Easter was on Sunday, and so I made dinner
for the family (a small get-together with my mom, aunt and nephew). There was a ridiculous thunderstorm that
happened early in the morning, that woke me up, and kept me huddled under the
sheets. I guess it was for the best
though, because after I was assured that the storm was over, I was able to fill
the eggs that I neglected to do during the week, chop the veggies for the
dinner, and do a little baking. Needless
to say, I still hate thunderstorms.
I also had a get-together with my math ladies (these are the
girls I got to know and become great friends with while I attended UC Davis. 6 girls with 6 degrees in mathematics, that’s
pretty cool). Since we’ve all graduated
(at different times), we try and keep in contact. We all love Pinterest (well, most of us), and
so we thought it would be a great idea to do what we call a “Pinterest Party.” I wanted to share this with you, because I
think it is the most clever way to take advantage of Pinterest.
Every couple of months, we organize a sleep-over event that
includes one Pinterest inspired craft and one Pinterest inspired food
item. We get to socialize, and craft
together, and its just a super fun time.
It works for us, because many of us are busy with life, and don’t often
have the time to try the 5000 pins on our Pinterest board. But this way, we’re forced to scour our board
for something everyone can enjoy and take home.
Our first Pinterest party had some hits and misses. We did a spa themed party with a few
appetizers, main dishes, and desserts.
The spa part of the party was fun.
We did facials (with recipes found on Pinterest), foot soaks, and nail
painting. I wish I had photos and
details of the pins from that party but I didn’t think I would blog about
For the party we had this past weekend, I think it was a
success. Morgan was the first to arrive
at the party (since she had stayed the previous night), so we went shopping and
she got the items she needed for a peach cobbler. Since she is not a fan of Pinterest (making
her so uncool), her recipe came from a
family recipe she remembered.
Next, Jackie brought her recipe for cheesy bread (click
cheesy bread for the pin. You can also click on the darker words to go directly to the Pinterest board for the recipes or ideas). She popped it in the oven while we waited for the others to arrive. it was quick, but the results were
amazing. It didn’t last long at
Sheng came later (actually late, she was supposed to be at
the party earlier, but we work on Sheng time) and made some really intensely
chocolately (but very delicious) brownies. Sheng is notorious for bringing the most
intricate things to make, but these
brownies turned out awesome. We waited
for her to get the brownies in the oven by playing a game of Uno (I won the
After she got them in, we headed outside to work on our
craft brought by Jackie. She had an
amazing idea for painting pots and planting succulents. So we all headed out in the backyard and hung out while
working on our artistic abilities.
Before coming inside, we went on to work on some really
nifty t-shirts. This was my craft. We are all going to a Bruno Mars concert this
summer, and we wanted to have coordinating shirts. I was inspired by a pin I found on
Pinterest. It was bleach shirt craft.
So I went through images of Bruno Mars to see if I could
find something that would look awesome on a shirt. After spending a little while googling
images, I came across one that worked out great. I have a die cutting machine, and used that
to make the stencil. I used
repositionable spray to keep the image in place while I sprayed the bleach on
the shirt. They worked out quite
|Being silly, while sporting our other crafts. I love Michelle's glasses ;)|
After the shirts, Michelle started a recipe she found for mini tacos. Last time she brought a dessert that turned out to be… well, we don’t talk about it. But she made up for it with this recipe. They were so good, I don’t think we even got a picture of them. LOL.
Dinielle brought things to make sangria and a healthy ranch dip (we needed something healthy after the brownies and the cobbler).
After the tacos, sangria, and ranch and veggies, we worked on some more crafts. Sheng brought a craft for making hair bows. So we sat at the table, and sewed (some of us better than others. My bow didn’t come out too well, but Dinielle saved it).
After bows, we worked on constructing paper boxes with
Morgan. We used my die-cutting machine
to cut out the pieces needed. Once again,
this craft did not specifically come from Pinterest (because Morgan wont join
), but you can find more info about how to do crafts like this if you have a
die cutting machine, by going to www.SVGCuts.com, or following them on facebook at
SVG Cuts. The box we did was featured in
their kit Maison de Madeline. They were
easy to put together, and everyone enjoyed the end result. Nice storage for the bows. LOL.
After we finished the boxes, we moved on to Michelle’s
craft. She brought everyone dollar tree
sunglasses and we used jewels and mod podge and craft paper, and nail polish to
make some really cool sunglasses. We took our dollar
glasses and totally turned them into designer frames.
|Wearing the crafts we made. Sunglasses, bows, and shirts.|
We ended the night with nail art (ideas brought by Dinielle).
In the morning I woke up and made cinnamon roll pancakes.