Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pinterest [again]

Do you Pinterest? It's a verb you know... Pinning!
I've talked about it before. About it's Words O' Wisdom.

Today, I'd like to show you some of my other favorite pins.
Pins that have changed my life.. well at least my hair.
That's a very important thing in a girl's life.
As a frumpy mom, I wear my hair up A LOT, too much.
More than I'd like to.
It's quick + easy, but sometimes messy.
I need something that doesn't need to be adjusted every half hour, and looks cute if I need to run to the store because I forgot something, or we run out of Nutella.
Enter this pin.

the first time was a bit of a mess. [top pic]
But it gets a bit easier, and honestly, I love it.

Another thing I saw on there was this..
Nutella ice cream!

I didn't follow the instructions exactly, here's what I did.

When I buy bananas there's always 1 or 2 that get spots and the kids wont eat it. As we adult's know, there's nothing wrong with the banana, but they're kids, and the banana looks gross. So they won't eat it. My mom always put them in the freezer, peel and all. The peel gets grosser looking but the banana is good. I suggest taking the peel off and putting them in a freezer bag. Peeling a frozen banana is a mess. Trust me. + it's cold. A while back my lovely friend Amanda made us some banana "ice cream". It's not really ice cream, but a very yummy and healthy alternative. [She writes a healthy food column for the Joplin Globe, you can read her article on frozen yumminess here]. It wasn't long after, that I saw the Nutella ice cream pin. So we tried our own version of it.

I used about 1/2 cup of Nutella
6 bananas
and about a cup of milk poured in beween blending.[because I wanted it creamier]
I wonder what it would taste like with 1/2 + 1/2, or whipping cream.....

We [the children + I] blended it up and then immediately served some up. It was good!
I put the rest in a yogurt container and put it in the freezer.
Even though I had to defrost it in the microwave for like a minute, it was even MORE delicious the next day! 


Ok! one more Pin!
My darling Amanda...


She has a green thumb, garden every year, plants all up in her house, fresh flowers everywhere. I love greens. LOVE them, but I can't keep anything alive.. having her as a friend is a major advantage though. I mentioned to her that I wanted a kitchen herb garden, and she helped me get started.


Yes! that's romaine lettuce, it's my favorite kind of lettuce.
I saw this pin and told Amanda about it.


Both of us were leery, but I said I'd give it a try.

It actually works!!
I'm still amazed and look at it every time I walk by it.

I'm never throwing another lettuce butt thing away again! Yay! I'll show you guys what it looks like when it's bigger, before I eat it.

Let me know if you give any of these a try! I love sharing things that actually work! So if you have any "must do" pins, hook me up! It's so exciting when they actually work!