Of course by now you have heard of the virtual pin board website called, Pinterest. Its all the rave right now and the latest craze, especially for brides-to-be and those have been blessed with creative genes. Me, not so much, BUT, I’ll have you know that I have been inspired by Pinterest to be a little more creative. I created these popcorn party favors, not because I actually saw these. I just knew we were having a carnival theme birthday party for my 5 year old and I got inspired by something I’d pinned before. (The amazing human mind) So, there you have it…Popcorn tub party favors filled with, of course a bag of microwave popcorn, a note pad, a kazoo, crayons, candy, silly straws, silly bands, and some bubbles!
OK, my obsession with all things wine naturally mandates that I have a wine pinning board. This Pineapple Lemonade Sangria is EVERYTHING! I made it for the party. Sorry for the paper towel, but this stuff went so fast, I had to hurry and snap the shot! I re-pinned this and the original recipe came from Deep South Dish – a website and Facebook page I AM IN LOVE WITH! The food recipes are delightful and I’m going crazy over the cocktail recipes! All this is making me quite the popular hostess! Thus, my love with Pinterest!
And how’s this for an End-of -the-year Teacher Gift? I was so proud to do these!! The one I originally pinned had just a bath towel, sunscreen and a magazine. I tweaked mine, of course and tied together a bottle of water, a beach towel, a magazine, a travel kit, and of course a ‘thank you’ note from each kid! I added a cute little Smart & Sassy bow and VOILA! They were so thankful!
OK, I did say that I hated Pinterest, too, right? Hate may be a little harsh. But, my gripes with Pinterest are:
1. When you think you have the perfect recipe for something and you click on the originating post and its either SPAM or that stupid 404 error! I hate that and…
2. WHY WASN’T PINTEREST AROUND WHEN I WAS GETTING MARRIED?!? I’m so jealous now. There is so much cute stuff and amazing ideas out there that I would a pinning fool! (More so than I already am!) and…
3. Its highly addictive!
So, come be with me in my happy place! Follow me and my “better-than-all-the-other boards”!!! I pin some really cool stuff!
Keeping it Smart & Sassy (KISS),