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Pinterest Owns Me

This past weekend was spent accomplishing all the things I’d recently seen on Pinterest that caught my eye.  First up was a Valentine’s Day wreath to replace our Christmas themed one that was currently hanging on our front door.  The tutorial can be found here, and while this was incredibly time consuming it wasn’t too difficult.

I bought all my supplies at Joann’s fabrics, two styrofoam heart shaped wreaths, 3/4 yard of red glittery felt, about 24 sheets of white and pink felt, and a pack of 340 straight pins.  Tracing the 3 inch circles onto the felt and then cutting them out was the worst part of this craft, and luckily by the time I moved onto wreath number two I realized I could triple up the sheets of felt and cut three circles at a time.

Once the circles are cut out, you fold them in half, and then in half again, place the straight pin through the bottom and pin into the styrofoam.

Finished product


By the time I moved onto wreath number two on Saturday afternoon, I had a system all worked out.  I cut out every circle of felt before I started pinning, and knew the best way to position each piece.

wreath number 2

Seeing how much better the second one turned out, kind of makes me want to re-do the first one, but even I’m not that crazy.  Anyway it was a fun craft that kept me occupied during the winter weather this weekend brought us.  The pink and white heart would also make a cute decoration in a baby girl’s room.

I’m currently still being lazy and hanging out next to the fire taking it easy.  Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!


It was an emergency

Late yesterday afternoon while sitting at my desk, I was hit with the chocolate craving to end all chocolate cravings.  You all know me well enough by now to know this is unusual, as I typically would much rather take a bag of potato chips to the face than eat a cookie.  It’s not even that time of the month!  Anyway, since all I could think about was chocolate, dipped in chocolate, and then rolled in more chocolate, I figured it was a craving that HAD to be satisfied.  After one mention of my desperation, I was directed toward Picky Palate where I perused the various recipes for bars and brownies.

When I saw a link for Gooey Cookies and Cream Double Chocolate Cake Bars, I died and fell out of my chair.  A few clicks later, the recipe was printed, in my purse, and I was bolting out of work to the grocery store.  By 5:30 I was in my kitchen, apron on, and elbow deep in butter and Devils Food Cake Mix.  Yes, I made these before I even made dinner, priorities people.  It was a long 26 minutes while the baked.

I did manage to stuff a turkey sandwich down my gullet while waiting for these babies, but once they were out of the oven all bets were off.  I didn’t even wait for them to cool fully before I scooped some out with a spoon.  (Yeah, mine are no where near as bar like as the pictures on the recipe, but whatever they’re still awesome).  They are gooey and chocolaty, and just overall amazing.  It’s going to take all my willpower to not eat the entire tray tonight.  Chocolate craving satisfied, for now.

Thankfully I managed to do all 4 workouts in week two phase one this week, so I didn’t feel too bad for indulging.  You know what I think is weird that I noticed yesterday?  My left shoulder is significantly stronger than my right, and I’m right handed.  Although I am left handed when it comes to some things, like playing pool, weird I know.  Just a fun fact for you guys on this Friday.

This weekend will hopefully hold some snow, although I think we’re just supposed to get freezing rain, stupid, crafting, and a “date” with Darren.  We’re thinking about being all corny and watching a movie together while Skyping.  Yup.  I also want to make a Valentine’s Day wreath I saw on Pinterest.  I filed my taxes this morning, now here’s to hoping the gov gives me back some money in a timely fashion. Happy Weekend!