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January 24, 2012

Pinterest Projects + Photo Proof

I have been excited to share fun photos and projects with all of you since I finished them last night! As we all know, Pinterest is a big jungle where we can easily get lost in the vibrant colors or general ideas of the pinned photos, and being the blonde that I am, it's easy to get lost when I see shiny pretty things! ;)

So I needed to figure out a system that could help me better organize my Pinterest boards and actually USE what I'm pinning. As I said on Twitter last night, I don't want to just pin to pin, I want to pin to improve/challenge myself.


My system is fairly simple.

1) I make sure that I only pin things that I actually think I will use.

2) Clearly name/organize boards so that things are easy to find.

3) Create a board where you can move pinned items to, where your goal is to accomplish those things in a set time frame.

The name of my board? "This Week's Projects" ...clever.


{ This Week's Projects }

+ Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These were delicious and such a hit! My inspired recipe on my blog post here.

+ Kitchen Organization

I saw the title "Become More Organized in 2012" and was hooked. This website, Delightful Order, is unreal and so inspirational when it comes to organization.

I tackled the kitchen pantry portion in order to tame my baking supplies. Stopped by Target for some cheap ($2.99 - $3.99) storage containers, shelf organizers ($7.99), and love how good the before and after pictures make me feel! Less stress in the kitchen (my happy place) is so great! Case in point...



+ Weight Loss Visual Motivation

Saw this idea, and knew it was for me. I know it's such a simple, straight forward idea, but I'm a visual learner. Al you need is 2 jars, marbles (each representing 1 pound), and stickers to label the jars however you'd like. Each time you lose a pound you move a marble over into the "Lbs Lost" jar. Love it.

Whenever I see these jars I am reminded of my gol. After losing 5 lbs. i often want to celebrate, but I can't slack because I can see that I still have 20 marbles to go. I loved how these jars turned out, and they have now moved from my living room to my kitchen counter. May the remind me of the healthier lifestyle I am working toward - Woo! :)


So there you have it! I'm hoping to move more projects over to my "This Week's Projects" board soon... being productive feels good!

What projects are you working on?


  1. Those jars are so clever! I might have to start that too!

  2. Those sugar cookie bars look AMAZING!!

  3. I have made those sugar cookie bars before - they are delicious!!

  4. mmm those sugar cookie bars look SO good! i need to start making some of the recipes i have pinned! xo

  5. those cookies look GOODD!! :D

    Im your newest follower!! (: follow me back??

  6. Love the Lbs. lost jars!! Such a great idea.

  7. I wish I could find a way to actually "Do" cook, craft, buy what I pin but so overwhelming!

    xo Shane

  8. stumbled onto your blog and just wanted to show some blog luv! def enjoyed this post! def gotta love pinterest! def took me a bit to get it orginized

  9. You are so smart to organize your boards that's so easy to get caught up in all the fun ideas and then you forget about them! Good job!

  10. What a good idea! I am getting pretty good at making recipes.. but don't always have a way of keeping track or sharing what I've tried. Im very impressed by your pantry before and after!

  11. Those jars are such a great idea!

  12. The jars are so cute. I am going to do that for my husband and daughter as they are trying very hard to get fit. Really something to see it each day like that! Erica

  13. You've inspired me to organize my pinterest boards - and make those cookie bars immediately!

  14. I love that you organize your Pinterest pins and have a system - I do too!!

  15. I really like the visual marble.stone pounds lost idea. Interesting.

    xoxo from Trinidad

  16. i NEED to tackle my kitchen cabinets something serious!

    just found your blog... super cute! i am now following and look forward to reading more :)


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