Thursday, May 10, 2012

Pinterest Goodies

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I love, love, love Pinterest. I have found the most amazing recipes, hair-do ideas, home decorating and tons of other stuff on there. I love to see what other people pin and what inspires them.

Here are a couple of neat money saving  ideas that I have found through Pinterest, that I wanted to share. I've tried them myself, so I know they work!!

First is the Homemade Biore Strip :) You gotta love those little strips, who knew looking good would hurt so bad! These babies hurt when you take them off, but boy do they work and are they pricey.

When I saw that you could do a homemade version and it still works just as well, well I had to try it out for myself. And what's funny, not haha funny, but ironic funny, is that they previewed this on The Dr.'s yesterday as a good alternative to the ones you buy at the store.

You Need:
Unflavored Gelatin
That's it!!

Mix 1 Tbl of Gelatin and 1Tbl of milk in a bowl, stir it around, and then microwave for 10 seconds. Let it cool off a tad. Then take a brush {preferably a clean one :)} or do what I did and use your fingers and smear it on the areas that you get blackheads.  Your nose, chin, cheeks, forehead. 

Then let it dry completely. It will feel like you are wearing some type of plastic contraption on your face. Try not to laugh, or smile, or talk. Just don't do anything! Then, when dry, peel that sucker off and gaze at all the grossness it just pulled out. 

I noticed more hair on it than anything, what can I say, I'm hairy. But I'm not sure if I got the mixture thick enough. My husband tried it out too and said the same thing. We had some really smooth faces if nothing else. But I'm eager to try again. When The Dr.'s did it, they has some pretty grody results, so it must work, right?

          On to the next thing...                                                                         
Homemade Laundry Detergent
3 Tbl Borax
3Tbl Washing Soda
2-4 squirts of Dawn or Joy
4 Cps of Boiling Hot Water
1 Milk Jug

Using a funnel I poured all of the ingredients into an old milk carton, very slowly. Your using boiling hot water and pouring it into a plastic jug. The jug seems to want to spit the water back at you. So be careful!

Once everything is added, carefully give it a swirl to mix everything together.
You only need 1/8 cup a load!! This lasted for close to a month. And worked Great!

Some instructions said to fill the rest of the jug up with cold water, and if you did this it would last a lot longer, but I liked it super concentrated. My kids get clothes dirtyyy. Half of what they eat ends up on their clothes, so I need something good to get those greasy food stains out, and this does.

Finally the good stuff. Breakfast Cookies. With Chocolate...

These are a perfect way to start the day, mainly because they have chocolate in them:) Hey, I'm just being honest. Studies show, that if you eat chocolate for breakfast, then you won't crave it the rest of the day, because you are satisfied. I promise, I heard that somewhere  {probably The Dr's}and I'm not just making it up so that I have a good excuse to start my day with a cookie.  Google it if you don't believe me :)

You can add so many good things to this and the kids will eat it just because of the chocolate chips, and so will I.

What You Need::
3 Cups of White Whole Wheat Flour
2 Cups of Old-Fashioned Oatmeal
1 tsp of Baking Soda
1 tsp of Cinnamon
1 tsp of Salt
2 eggs
1tsp vanilla
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup applesauce {optional}
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 stick of softened or melted butter
1/8 cup of oat bran {optional}

add in's:: chocolate chips, coconut, dried fruit or whatever suits your fancy

Mix your dry ingredients. In a separate bowl mix your wet. Then make a well in your dry ingredients and add the wet into this well. Start mixing until fully combined, then add your add-ins

Preheat your oven to 350. Drop by teaspoon fulls onto a baking sheet. Bake the cookies for 12-15 until lightly browned. Try not to eat them all, and save some for breakfast!

Have any good Pinterest finds? Please share, I will try most anything once.

Sharing with:: Studiojru, Weekend Whatever, Weekend Wander, Saturday Show and Tell


  1. Those cookies sound Awesome thanks for sharing!

  2. They are Tesha, the kids love eating them for breakfast and they have no idea that they are good for you :)

  3. Yum, anything with chocolate in it for breakfast sounds good to me!! :)

  4. wow. I love Pinterest too, and now I love it more! Thanks for the interesting post! Gelatin... who knew??!

  5. Delicious cookies, I love.

  6. Oh, gosh, my daughter loves Pinterest. I haven't gotten on board yet, but maybe I should.

  7. I have yet to enter into the Pinterest abyss...i know I will get so sucked in and spend all my time there!!
    Your cookies look and sound fabulous!! yum!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    have a great weekend!

  8. whew...i am glad you ended on breakfast cookies...the first one, though i might try it, sounds really cookies though may make for a great treat afterward...smiles.

  9. These are some great pinterest finds!! Had to follow some of your boards there! :)

  10. Thanks for the visit this week from "Sneak Peek" - I too am a pinterest-aholic! In fact, this weekend I was going to make a different version of Laundry Soap, but I like this because I always have Dawn and it makes a smaller batch - so, a pinning I will go!

    Blessings on your week!

    1. I love having all different ideas in ONE place, it's so convenient. I have to set a time limit for myself though otherwise I'm on there forever. I've really liked this laundry detergent I had never made it myself before this, and it works great!

  11. I am impressed, i love pinning....but have not made one thing i have pinned yet...well done!!popping over from Jennifer "sneak Peek"..

  12. Thanks for sharing with us on Saturday Show and Tell. The cookies look delish! I can't wait for you to share with us again this week.

  13. Wow those are some ingredients. Thanks for the methods!


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