Oh boy did I have big intentions for this Pin it and Do it! But as usual, time ran away from me and I feel like what I did manage to do was thrown together at the last minute (except the cross-stitch). I’m happy with the projects, though, and have pulled a number of pins over to Evernote (my new obsession) to try out over the next month before the October edition. I hope you guys had fun with the challenge and look forward to hopping around to all your posts!
Pin it and Do it September Progress
I had chicken in my fridge that needed to be cooked up, but when I went to search my In the Kitchen board on Pinterest, I found it seriously lacking in chicken recipes! I had meant to make this recipe before, so figured now was the time. Besides cutting and breading the chicken, it was incredibly easy and quick. The comments on the website note how salty the chicken tastes and I agree (we ate ours with rice which helped)–next time I’ll be sure to use low sodium soy sauce. I might also add a little more honey. The girls ate their chicken plain with the sauce for dipping.
But even besides the sauce, I love the idea of cutting up chicken breasts, breading it with panko, and oven roasting the little bites. Could be a versatile recipe base and those little nuggets cook up so quickly!
Now that I’m done sewing all my hexies together, I needed something to keep my hands busy while we watch TV in the evenings. I tried that whole adult coloring thing and meh. So, I decided to pick up cross-stitch! I’ve done cross-stitching in the past, but it’s been at least a decade since I’ve picked up a piece of Aida to stitch. I’m loving this little project so far, even if it does shock me how long it actually takes! It probably takes me 4-5 episodes of X-Files to finish one square. I’m almost done with the squares and then there is a pretty elaborate border. I’m sure I’ll finish it by Halloween, though.
For the past five and a half years, I’ve been looking at the ugly iron holder at my closet entrance. I NEVER iron (unless it’s crafting type stuff, where I actually keep my iron), so it makes no sense for me to store my never used ironing board in my closet. Do you have things around the house that you can’t believe you’ve lived with for so long? (like in Evie’s room I hung an unfinished quilt top over her window to block out the sun…it has race cars on it and does not match her pretty purple butterfly room, but yet the quilt top has been hanging there for two years).
Anyway, now that I’m collecting and wearing statement jewelry a bit more often, I decided I need an actual rack to hang my necklaces on. I went to Home Depot, scavenged for a piece of trim at their cutting area, had Scott cut it down for me, twisted in some hooks, and spray painted everything white. Voila! I’m still trying to figure out what to do with my scarfs–I’m thinking some pretty knobs to screw into the wall.
This is actually an unfinished project started at the Nth hour. I bought some ruffled ribbon and sewed the little flower, but it still needs to be finished with felt on the back, the actual clip, and the pearl glued/sewn down. Annnnnnd, I’m sure I’ll need to make a second one so that the girls don’t fight over the new clip. Yes, they are already at that stage. Though Evie still likes to chew on her clips rather than actually wear them.
All in all I feel pretty good about the progress. I wanted to make something sweet to eat, but Scott will be out much of this week and I can’t be trusted with goodies. Ha!
Looking forward to doing a few more things by October’s Pin it and Do it!
Pinspiration on Monday
Welcome to the Pin it and Do it edition of Inspiration on Monday! If you have a regular Inspiration on Monday post, go ahead and link it up below. If you’re curious about Pin it and Do it, the rules are simple–find something on Pinterest (or pin something to Pinterest) and do it! Hope you’re here to join the fun!
1. Link up your post(s) below.
2. Please link back to Inspiration on Monday or my blog somewhere in the post you are submitting
3. Please share the source that inspired you in your post. Credit where credit is due.
4. Try to comment on at least one other participant’s post. Encouragement can be so inspiring!
The next Inspiration on Monday will be October 5th. The next Pin it and Do it edition will be Monday October 17th!