Sunday, August 24, 2014

Pinning with Purpose | Week 5

Let me start this week's Pinning with Purpose by thanking Jenna from the Painted Apron for linking up her yummy dip and Rosanita at Bairozan's Blog for linking up her lovely bracelets last week. Thank you ladies for playing along!

Pinning with Purpose is an opportunity for each of us to use some of those Pinterest pins we've been hoarding. Whether you hoard recipes, fashion inspiration, or DIYs; this is your opportunity to relieve yourself of the guilt of leaving those pins sitting on your boards unused. I encourage you to take a look at what  you have pinned and use this week to be inspired by what's there.

Here's what I worked on this week (PLEASE remember to go to the original source if you'd also like to pin these projects):
Pencil eraser stamp from Creature Comforts blog off my Just Do It. . .Yourself Board
No bake energy bites from The Recipe Critic off my FOOD | Munchies Board
Braided Bead Jewelry from Live in Art off my Jewelry Tutorials Blog

And here are my results!

All of my projects this week were fairly quick and easy ones. The Pencil Eraser Stamp was probably the easiest.
And I put it to use right away.
I probably could have been more precise with my cutting, but it wasn't so bad for a first attempt. 

Next up were the No-Bake Energy Bites. These consisted of ingredients I already had on hand.
The worst part was rolling them into balls as they were quite sticky and messy, and I chose to use my hands to do it. After a few of them, I began to get over the ickiness of it.
And, they are little balls of awesome. The hubs and I both enjoyed them immensely. They are sweet without being too sweet and are the perfect little snack.

Finally, I started on the Braided Bead Jewelry. With more items I had on hand, some waxed linen cord and my 'bead soup' of smaller beads, I went through this tutorial.
I made a mixed-color bracelet and wore it the whole rest of the day.
It was quite comfortable and so easy. I might just have to make a few more.

I'm looking forward to the week ahead and working on these Pinspirations:
 Now, I challenge you to explore your boards, get inspired, and share!


12 comments:

  1. I'll have to try the energy bites. I think I have everything on hand. I'm enjoying your pinning with purpose posts.

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    1. Janice - Oh, those balls are so good, especially if you like any sort of nut butter. I was afraid that using the natural peanut butter would make them not sweet enough, but the honey and chocolate chips and coconut made sure there was plenty of sweetness. They are definitely yummy. I'm so glad you're enjoying this series. There's definitely no shortness of inspiration and tutorials on Pinterest! Thanks so much. :)

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  2. hi Hope! I love what you made from your pins this week~ the eraser stamp is sooo cute, but I know I would cut myself trying to cut that! Love the bracelet and the energy bites, I will be checking those out! Thanks for the pinning party fun!
    Jenna

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    1. Jenna - I too was worried about cutting myself, but I made sure to use a fairly soft eraser so there wouldn't be any struggle with the exacto knife. Now to put little banners on EVERYTHING! I appreciate you playing along again this week. Thank you!

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  3. Hope, you got me inspired! I linked up my little craft. :-)

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  4. Thanks for the invitation to play along, Hope! I gave myself a personal Pinterest challenge shortly after New Years to actually make one craft and one recipe, from my vast array of pins, each month. So far, I've done pretty well and discovered some really tasty additions to my cooking handbag.

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    1. I'm so, so glad you decided to play along. I started feeling the pressure of my Pinterest boards too and that's why I decided to do this linky. I figured I wasn't the only one with overflowing boards. Thanks so much!

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  5. Oh, and my daughter hosted a Pinterest Party a couple of weeks ago...everyone had to bring one Food pin they made to share and we all enjoyed making two "crafts". A lovely coconut oil/sugar scrub with essential oils and of course, jewelry!

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    1. Ohhhh, what a really great idea!! I like that a lot. Thanks so much for sharing that idea. I'll definitely have to keep it in mind.

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  6. I just found you and I like this Pinning with Purpose. I am always pinning things and never get around to trying them. This might just inspire me to try some of them.

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  7. This is so inspiring, I am looking forward to it every week now!

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  8. I can't believe I missed it! Anyway, I posted on my blog today and will join the next Pinning with Purpose, if it's OK!

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