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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Pin #48: Blueberry, Basil, and Banana Smoothie “The BBB”

smoothieVery interesting recipe but delicious!

I picked the basil from my garden.  Thanks for the plants, Julie Adolf from Garden Delights!

I followed the recipe and used my trusty NutriBullet to whip it all up into a delicious treat that gave me a bit of energy after torturing myself at the gym!

I also liked the way the pinner explained the benefits of all of the ingredients!



Pin # 47: Tile Mirror: Pin Fail! $%#@&*^%$

I decided to redo a mirror in my bedroom vanity area.  I think my husband jinxed my success!  When I began the project, this is what he asked!

“Wouldn’t it be easier to just buy a new mirror?”

Yes, it turns out, was the correct answer!

The mirror already had a wooden frame but the edging was broken and needed replaced.

I found a pin to add tile to a mirror for an updated look and thought that it would be easy to do and much cheaper than buying a brand new mirror!


I repainted the wooden frame and loved the new color!  Success!

I added the tile and realized that I really didn’t like the look! Fail!


I persevered and added some decorative features and then spent the next hour cleaning super glue off my fingers!  (Nail polish remover really does work)


My husband came home from work, measured the area, and I plan to buy a new mirror next week!

I guess it would have been easier (and cheaper) to just go buy a new mirror!

Not all Pinterest projects can be a success!

5 more pins to go!


Pin # 46: Homemade Treats for the Pooch!


Mazy is trying to wait but it is hard to resist peanut butter dog biscuits!

I found the cute cutters at Michaels.

These homemade biscuits were really easy to make.

The dough was easy to roll out and I quickly made enough treats to share with some of my dog loving friends!


They look delicious! Don’t worry, Mazy, I won’t eat them!

6 more pins to go!  🙂


Pin # 45: Mahi Mahi is delicious!


Healthy eating can be fun!

I bought a big bag of frozen Mahi Mahi fillets from Costco last week and found this really delicious recipe for coconut crusted Mahi Mahi on Pinterest. Where else?

I had some coconut left over from the No Bake cookies that I needed to use up quickly since I’ve been sneaking bites throughout the day to satisfy my ever present “sweet tooth”.

The recipe was very simple and only took 15 minutes to prepare!

First, you salt and pepper the fillets placing them on a foil covered baking sheet sprayed with Pam.

After baking the fish for 5 minutes, they come out of the oven and are covered with the coconut/panko crust and then baked an additional 10 minutes!

Easy and delicious!  My two favorite words when it comes to meal preparation!

Enjoy and eat healthy!

Pin # 44: Dark Chocolate No Bakes! Wow!

no bake cookies

I love No Bake Cookies and so does my husband!  Since we’ve been doing the “healthy eating” thing, I haven’t made any desserts because we would eat it all within one day!

My problem was solved recently when one of my neighbors needed a treat for a recent good deed!


Ok, here’s the story even though I was really embarrassed!

We’ve lived in our house for 20 years but the alarm system was only in working order for about 5 of those years.  The panels and keyboard were still in the house but ignored since they don’t work. (Or so we thought)

As I was doing laundry this week, I hung a dress on the panel which includes a panic button and, wouldn’t you know it, the alarm started blaring!

I ran to the keyboard by the front door to punch in the 4 digit code but I couldn’t remember even one digit!  It’s been 15 years!  I called my husband and left a voicemail.  I looked through our “home” file to find a code with no luck!

It finally stopped blaring by itself but the red light was still on which meant I was trapped in my house!  I tried a few codes that seemed familiar but the red light remained.  To make matters worse, the alarm started again after I tried a 2nd code on the keypad!

I decided I better go outside to make sure my neighbors knew I was OK and as I opened the door I startled a fairly large firefighter.  I basically scared the poor guy to death! My sweet neighbor across the street called the fire department when he thought he saw smoke coming from behind my house.  (just steam from the dryer vent due to the humidity)

To make an already long story short, my husband called just as I was scaring the firefighter and supplied the 4 digit code!  He obviously has a much better memory than me!

So, I really needed to repay my neighbor for looking out for me and these dark chocolate no bake cookies was a recent pin that I was dying to try!  They also included coconut and walnuts and were really yummy!  I kept a few for my husband and I (which we ate in one day), gave some to my sweet neighbor, and sent the remainder to work with my husband the next day!  (He did confess that he ate more at work.  He couldn’t help himself.  They are that good!)

I probably should have made some for that poor firefighter too!

Pin # 43: Solar Light Chandelier in the Garden!

solar chandelier


Two years ago, we repainted our dining room and also replaced the light over our table!

I saved the light and repurposed it into a garden chandelier using spray paint and terra-cotta planters.

Unfortunately, the summer heat here in the South made it virtually impossible to keep the plants alive in the 5 small pots.

Pinterest to the rescue!

I saw this pin to turn it into a solar light chandelier instead and repurpose number two began!

Using the same color spray paint, I repainted the light.  I glued 3/4 inch nuts into the 5 dishes on the light and the solar lights fit snuggly inside the nuts!

The lights change colors and really look beautiful lighting up my little garden at night!

Pin # 42: More Succulents? Yes Please!

succulents As I worked on Pin #41:  Succulents in a Birdcage, I broke off many succulent leaves!

It was difficult to fit them through the small door on the birdcage.

Luckily, I already had this pin ready to root succulent leaves to create more to plant in the birdcage and in other containers!

I will post more pictures later to show if I was successful!


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