January 19, 2014

Pinned. Did. Done. 1/19 (and a winner!)

Allie from A Day in a Joyful Life won my Birthday Giveaway!  
Congrats Allie!  Your Starbucks card is in the mail!

It's been awhile!  The last Pinned, Did, Done post was in July!

Since I'm still regularly trying things I find on Pinterest, here's the latest batch of pins I've conquered.

Breakfast Oat Bran.  What can I say?  I like big bowls of mush for breakfast.  I eat oatmeal almost everyday and a hot breakfast trumps a cold breakfast.  Plus, I'm not allowed to buy cereal.  It ends badly with an empty cereal box a day or so later.  This oat bran is tasty.  I like adding just a bit of brown sugar and some almond butter.

Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Latte.  Delicious.  Easy too.  

Coconut Vanilla Granola.  I burned this a little bit.  Also, I don't have fresh vanilla beans lying around because I'm not Ina Garten.  I used canola oil instead of coconut oil too. It still tasted good though.  The reason why I rarely make granola is because I eat it too quickly (see cereal reference above). This was gone in 3 days.

Peanut Butter Pupcakes.  You're going to think I'm crazy, but I kind of assumed this would be perfectly edible for human and dog alike.  Flour, peanut butter, honey? What's not to like?  I did not put the "frosting" on.  They, however, don't seem like something a human would like to eat, and the smell of them (think: pb and flour baked together) kind of nauseated me. They are definitely for dogs only and Scout-the-dog enjoyed his treat.

Clean-Eating Sweet Potato Casserole.  A healthy alternative to this sweet potato casserole my family makes each Thanksgiving and Christmas.  I liked it.  

Buffalo Chicken.  Shredded buffalo chicken is one of my new favorite things.  We put it on salads, on quinoa, in tortillas.  Try it.

Mason Jar Soap Dispensers.  I tend to half-ass crafts.  Which is why my dispensers aren't holding up as well as I'd like.  I put two of these together relatively quickly and Scott drilled the holes through the lids for me.

What have you been making from Pinterest lately?


  1. I love this post. I should do a few of these since I have actually tried a few of my pins.

    I've recently gotten into steel cut oats. I might try the oat bran!

  2. I've never made my own granola. And it is kind of expensive, even in bulk! I should try it.

  3. I love making pupcakes for Emma she loves them!

  4. i want to make that latte and the chicken!

  5. I always say I will make the dogs treats...and then I don't. This looks easy enough. I should just do it already.

  6. You should try buffalo cauliflower!

    Also, I bought vanilla beans to make a salted caramel cheesecake for Isaiah's birthday, and 2 beans set me back $18. There's a reason I usually use [fake] vanilla extract...

  7. I freaking love shredded buffalo chicken.

    I like vanilla bean paste, it kicks up the taste a lot and is not super expensive.


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