Monday, September 24, 2012

DIY Halloween Spiderweb with Glue

Pin Rating: 4
Duration: ~45 min (varies depending on drying time)

I think I've had this pin since the beginning of Pintrest and now it's finally time to give it a shot.  So this pin calls for some Elmer's glue, wax paper and glitter.  I took all kind of short cuts on this one and just gathered the items I already had around the house.  (Also, I apologize for the poor pictures since I did this project at night and there wasn't any good lighting.) 
  • Glitter glue (purchased a 3 pack previous from the Dollar Tree)
  • Parchment paper  - (Thanks to my sister who bakes a lot -  I used parchment paper instead of wax paper not sure if it would make a difference.  So let's find out!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Cute & Quick Hair Designs

Here's  a quick post of a hairstyle I did for a friend's wedding rehearsal. Thanks Pintrest!

Pin Rating: 5!!  
Duration to complete: 5-10 min

Only 1 picture this time because I didn't have anyone to help me out with the photos when I was actually doing the hairstyle.  Also it was pretty quick to do as long as you know how to braid.  

If you don't know how to make a braid, you can check out youtube blogger Lets Make it Up! and her braid encyclopedia video below.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cookin' Cowgirl's Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies

Cookin' Cowgirl's Funfetti Cake Batter Cookies

Pin Rating: 5
Duration to complete: 55 min

I can never resist sprinkles.  Love them on my dounuts, cookie, cake, etc!  So when I saw this pin for funfetti cookies I knew I had to make them.  Also, I never made box cake cookies before but I've heard of it, so I thought it would be a fun experiment.  Cookin' Cowgirl provides an awesome step by step baking process for these cookies so it was easy to follow along to complete.

Only complaint is that I made the mistake of going to the store without a copy of the recipe so I didn't get the right box mix.  I just assumed it was a white cake mix so you'll see in the picture I have a Pillsbury Classic White mix instead of a "vanilla cake mix".  I'm not sure if there's a difference but I'd say the cookies still turned out yummy so it wasn't a complete failure. One other curious thing was that the box I bought was only 15.25 oz, not 18.25oz so my recipe yielded only 23 cookies.  I'm sure I could of had more cookies if I made them smaller but who wants smaller cookies??  Another rant is that the small pack of sprinkles cost just as much as the cake box mix!  Note to self: Need to find somewhere that sells sprinkles in bulk if I ever make this again.

5 pin rating because this is easy to make and delicious to eat. :)

    makes 30-32
1 box vanilla cake mix, 18.25 oz
1 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 C color sprinkles 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Egg Drop - Breakfast in the oven

Brand new to blogging so please forgive the frequent post changes and format updates. And not to mention phone quality photos I'll be sharing.  I'm recently unemployed and have a lot more free time on my hands so I was trying to figure out what to fill that idle time with (besides the job searching of course).  My interest are kind of all over the place: all things Disney, crafting/sewing/DIY, cooking, party planning, cosplaying, blogging about one thing wouldn't work out for me.

Lucky there's Pintrest where all of my different interest are organized!  Not to mention some of the best and nifty ideas can be found on Pintrest.  I realized that there are so many pins and pinboards to flip through but how many of those things do we actually use/try in real life?  So this blog will be filled with my attempts to find some of the best and easiest pins to try out.  I'll try to rate the pins on how realistic they are to do or not based on a 1-5 pin rating (5 being the easiest and best) to help other pinners out.

So here goes...

Today's pinspiration came from a pin from (

Ingredients: Onion, ham, cherry tomatoes (Thanks Kathryn ), shredded cheese, smokies

* Chop ingredients then saute
* Distribute evenly into oiled ramekins
* Add some shredded cheese
* Crack an egg and drop it into the ramekin. (I only made 2 to eat so I put the other 2 in the fridge for tomorrow.) Made sure to pop the yolk and get the egg to spread spreaded evenly.
* Popped it in the mini toaster oven which was preheated to 350 degrees.
* After 10-15 minutes pulled them out - added salt pepper and nom nom nom!

Pin Rating: 4.5

This is a super simple pin recipe that didn't take that much time to prep and put together and turned out delicious.  I didn't think it was a 5 star only because of the fact that if you're already sauteing all the ingredients why wait another 15 min and just break the eggs into the frying pan?  But it is good for if you're making breakfast for more than 2-4 people and/or want to just pop the ramekin in the oven and get something else ready or ready for work.  I also liked it because the ingredients are simple and should be a part of your household staples so you should be able to whip it up.  Also easy to make this in bulk on a sunday and don't break the egg in it and save that for another day so breakfast can really be ready in 15 minutes! 

Downside is if you don't already own ramekins but there's a second pin where they made it with cupcake/muffin tins as an alternative to ramekins.