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.


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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.

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{ 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...

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{After}





+ 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! :)





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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?



18 comments:

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

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  2. Those sugar cookie bars look AMAZING!!

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

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

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  5. those cookies look GOODD!! :D

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

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

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

    xo Shane

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  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

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

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  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!

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  11. Those jars are such a great idea!

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  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

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

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

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

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  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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