Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Very Best Fish Recipe Ever!

Wow, I cannot believe that it has been just about a year since I last posted on this blog! Life is still hectic but without a newborn I have more time for adventures in pinning! The other night I was looking  on Pinterest for a fish recipe for dinner. I came across "The Best Fish Recipe Ever" and decided I would put it to the test!
 The recipe says you can use this with any fish. I decided to use salmon. 
This recipe was very easy... broil the fish for 8-10 mins, add the topping, then broil for a few extra minutes. 
Even I could handle that!
This recipe turned out great! My husband loved it and added it to the "make again" list. I don't know if it's the "Best Ever" but it definitely would come close!
Instead of listing the recipe here, I am going to direct you to the blog where the recipe came from so she can get all the credit. 
Click here to visit Living Well Spending Less

Saturday, July 7, 2012

DIY Brown Sugar Body Scrub

Who knew you could make your own body scrub with ingredients you may already have in your kitchen?! I recently found this pin while surfing Pinterest that came from To make your own body scrub you need:
  • 1 cup raw oatmeal
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil
Mix the 3 ingredients together and that's it! I used this scrub last night. It doesn't smell as good as I hoped, but I can feel a difference in my skin. The olive oil really locks moisture into your skin which is perfect for summer! This would be a great and easy gift idea... just get a cute jar and some ribbon. I used a leftover rice container from Tijuana Flats to keep the body scrub in :)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Bathroom Cleaner!

I hate cleaning my bathtub! Strange, I know, but I would rather clean the toilet before I clean the bathtub. So between that and the clog we have had in our drain, our bathtub was in lovely shape. While surfing Pinterest one day, I found this pin that was supposed to be magic! Anything that would easily clean my bathtub, I was definitely interested in.....
To make this bathroom cleaner you need:
  • spray bottle
  • 1 part white distilled vinegar (warm it up for about 1 minute)
  • 1 part blue Dawn (apparently it is very important it is the blue kind)

 Mix the warm vinegar and blue Dawn together in the spray bottle. (Warm vinegar smells awful!! But it is better than inhaling chemicals while cleaning!) Shake it up then spray away! Let it sit for about 1 hour. 
Don't let it sit more than one hour or the blue starts to stain the tub.
 After 1 hour, use a sponge and wipe down the tub. I was thrilled with the results, I barely scrubbed at all! I used it on my sink and counter top, too! 
Pinterest Success! :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Painting Wine Glasses!

I have seen many posts about painting wine glasses lately. So at my last Pinterest Party, the girls and I painted our own wine glasses! What's a Pinterest Party? It's where all your guests bring a recipe they have found on Pinterest (food or drink), you hang out, drink wine, and get crafty. 
To paint wine glasses, all you need is:

  • craft paint for glass (it specifies on the back of the bottle)
  • paint brushes

Everyone had a lot of fun and got pretty creative. Here are how my glasses turned out!
Bad News: These glasses are NOT dishwasher safe :( The picture below is how mine came out after they got washed in the dishwasher. Only a little remnant of paint left....
The glasses will hold up if you hand wash them very gently. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Make Your Own Baby Wipes!

This project came from this pin!

As a new mommy, you can imagine how excited I was when I found a pin that said, "Make Your Own Baby Wipes!" I was even more excited when I saw how easy it was. Baby wipes are expensive. So far we have been lucky enough that we have not had to buy baby wipes yet... but we were on our last box of wipes left from the baby shower. That made this a perfect time to try this pin!
To make these wipes you need:
  • 1 roll of paper towels (use the good ones, the cheap wipes will disintegrate)
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon baby wash
  • 1/2 tablespoon baby oil
  • knife (big one, like scary big!)
  • container
  • measuring cup
  • cutting board
 The first step is to cut the roll of paper towels in half. I was a little nervous about this part (I hate using big knives) but it was actually a lot easier than I thought. 
 Then, take one of the 1/2 rolls of paper towels and tear the pieces off the roll. Fold each piece in half so they will fit in the container. This is the most tedious part of this whole process. (I did it while watching the Bachelorette!) Put the folded paper towels in the container. 
 Then, mix 1 cup of water, 1 tablespoon of baby wash, and 1/2 tablespoon of baby oil together. Pour the mixture over the paper towels. It smells so good!
 Close the lid and let the paper towels soak for 10 minutes. Then, turn the pile of paper towels over and let them sit for another 10 minutes. That's it! Super easy, huh? I transferred mine to an old baby wipes container that I had saved. 
Making these wipes will save you a ton of money and doesn't contain all the chemicals regular baby wipes do. I looked at the ingredients on a tub of store bought wipes and the only ingredients I may add next time is Lanolin and aloe. Pinterest Success! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

17 Tips to Make Your Life Easier!

Good morning! While browsing Pinterest and trying to figure out what will be my first project to blog about... I came across this nifty list! This site lists 17 tips that will come in handy for everyone (from keeping mosquitoes away to getting smoother legs!)  Check it out:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Nailed It!

Welcome to Pin There, Done That! I am probably crazy for starting a new blog since I hardly have time to take a shower these days with a new baby at home, but I think this will be fun! If you are like me, you love Pinterest! I can spend hours on the site and it always leaves me motivated. However, many times the "easiest way to clean your bathtub" or "the best mac and cheese ever!" turns out to be a complete disaster. I want to see if these fantastic pins really are fantastic. I want to see if all of these do-it-yourself pins really can be done!
This picture cracks me up. It was actually my motivation for this blog. If there are any pins you are dying to try, leave me a comment. I'll give them a shot and post the end result! This could end up terrible....