• Home Decor,  Projects

    First Birthday Party Crafts: Expectations and Reality

    I was looking forward to putting together a small party for my son Jacob who turned one (already?!) at the beginning of this month. I love Pinterest for gathering inspiration, but browsing Pinterest can give you some really high expectations for what a child’s birthday party should be like. However, Pinterest-style parties can come with $$$ price tags (have you seen the kid parties that cost more than small weddings?!). Additionally, those plentiful Pinterest crafts can take a lot of time – time that is more valuable than money. I know, I run a craft blog: I should want to craft all the things! I just haven’t been able to get…

  • Community,  Pinterest

    Avoiding Pinterest Paralysis

    Not Every Idea is a Good Idea There are a lot of good ideas on Pinterest. There are also a lot of ideas that should either be left to the experts or that are altogether misleading. Sometimes the source material is not trustworthy, or sometimes someone has created a new description for a pin that is inaccurate or not representative of the content behind the link. Before pinning, check out the source website and read the comments on the original article to see if others have had issues replicating the project. Turn It Off Sometimes, it’s hard to stop. With Pinterest automatically loading more pins when you reach the bottom,…

  • Home Decor,  Pinterest,  Tutorials

    Tinted Mason Jars with Food Colouring and Mod Podge

    Whenever I get glass jars that have any interesting shapes or indentations, I save them for projects like this: Tinted Mason Jars. With a little Mod Podge and food colouring, you can turn an ordinary object into something special. I found this project via Pinterest on the Momtastic Canada blog. Supplies: glass jas Mod Podge (gloss) food colouring oven baking tray and parchment paper I used what I had in the supply closet, so I substituted matte Mod Podge, but I found the results quite nice nonetheless. Basically, you have to mix food colouring and Mod Podge and coat the inside of a glass jar. After letting the paint drip…

  • Community,  Pinterest

    Re-growing Green Onions

    I’ve come across this re-growing pin multiple times since joining Pinterest and one of the biggest questions I get is “how can it simply re-grow?” and “does it taste any different?” Not so long ago I decided to take on this pin and here is what I’ve found and how to re-grow your own. So as the pin says when you cut the ends off your green onions do not simply throw them away but bunch them and put them in a glass with shallow water. Well I don’t really have pictures of when I first cut them and bundled them in a cup. I did put them beside my…