Saturday, March 1, 2014

2014 Pinterest Challenge - February

Who doesn't love Pinterest?  If you're like me, you have "pinned" a million items, but actually completed about 2!  This challenge is to help us check a few things off of our list.

The rules are simple:

Complete a minimum of 1 pin each month and blog about it.  This must be done and shared by the last day of every month.  It can be anything...a book, craft, recipe or anything else you saw on Pinterest.

What if you don't have a blog?  There is a Facebook group and you can post your results there!

At the end of each month when your blog is complete, link up here and share with the world.

Your pin didn't quite turn out as planned?  Share that too...let's admit...everyone likes to see pins gone horribly wrong!

Last but not least...make sure you give credit where credit is due and link back to the original pin!

If you have a blog, add it to the comments at the end of this post.

For those of you interesting in participating or just following along,
 ask me to add you to our Facebook page!

Please also link back to this post somewhere for others to find


I did a few different things at the beginning of the month.

I already posted the recipes I tried to the Facebook group.  Here is a list of what I tried this month:

This one was pretty good.  It made more than we needed, so perhaps next time I would cut it in half instead.

This one was NOT a winner.  I'm not sure what it was.  While I liked the method they used of wrapping the prepared sandwiches up tightly in foil and putting them in the oven for 20 minutes, the taste was not great.  I used provolone cheese and it was very strong.  Other times I have made Cheese Steak sandwiches, I always use BBQ sauce.

This one was well received.  Brian really liked the chicken, which is saying something because he is not a chicken person.  I tweaked the recipe and added onion in with the garlic. I won't do that next time.  As for the potatoes, they were ok as far as mashed potatoes go.

I also used Pinterest to help with Valentine's Day.

The first thing I did was for the kids.  We started it February 1st and carried it on until Valentine's Day (mostly)

Abby's Door

Hayden's door

I made Brian participate in this one too.  He resisted at first and over thought what needed to be written, but got into it near the end.  This one did end earlier than planned.  We tended to forget to be honest.  Hayden didn't care about this or notice them really at all.  Abby on the other hand was SO excited each morning to wake up to a new heart or two.

Pinterest is great for classroom treats, that is where I found the idea for
The kids really liked these and they were simple to make.

I participated a little bit over at my other blog, feel free to pop over and check it out!