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It’s a Pinterest Party! Share your Top Pins

The Sunday Top Pins posts have become so much fun, we’ve made it an official Pinterest Party!

Stop by each Sunday and link up your most popular pins or blogs posts of the week, while you’re here take a look through all the amazing content being shared and pin a few things that strike your fancy.

You never know when you might find yourself on TOP Like Catherine, KristinaCrystal, and Kate did this week. Thanks for partying with us ladies — great posts!

It's a Pinterest Party! Come share your top pins of the week

Top 12 Pins of the week:

** These ideas were repinned 350 times or more from my account this week so you know their good pinning material.

Ice Cream Sandwiches with Sprinkles from Stephanie Lynn
Read the post –> Perfect Party Fare
See the pin –> Cutest Party Food Ever!

Ways to use Tortillas in your Lunchbox from Evolving Motherhood
Read the post –> 13 ways to use tortillas at lunch
Pin for Later –> No more boring lunches!

Best Zucchini Bread Ever from Simple Bites
Read the Post –> How to make the best zucchini bread ever
See the pin –> Whole Wheat Chocolate Chunk Zucchini Bread

Free Chalkboard Fonts from Yellow Bliss Road
Read the post –> Favorite Chalkboard Fonts
Pin for Later –> Chalkboard Fonts, a must download!

Simple Lunch Idea from Kids Stuff World <– hey wait, that’s me!
Read the post –> Mini Hawaiian Subs
See the pin –> Simple School Lunch Idea

A Minnie Tutu from School Time Snippets
Read the post –> Make Your Own Minnie Mouse Tutu
See the pin –> DIY Minnie Mouse Tutu

Glow in the Dark Bubble Recipe from Growing A Jeweled Rose
Read the post –> Glow Bubble Painting
See the pin –> A Must Try!

Fall Nature Challenge from Love in the Suburbs
Read the post –> Rainbow Leaves
See the pin –> Fall Nature Challenge : Find A Rainbow

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie from My Repurposed Life
Read the post –> Secret Agent Code
See the pin –> Military Phonetic Alphabet

How to make an awesome running belt from Me Sew Crazy
Read the post –> DIY Running Belt
See the pin –> A Runner’s Best Friend

Lunch Box Notes from Picklebums
Read the post –> Printable Lunch Box Notes
See the pin –> Make any lunch sweeter

No Noodle Lasagna from Say Yes to Hoboken
Read the post –> Homemade Zucchini Lasagna
See the pin –> No Pasta, Just Zucchini

It’s a Pinterest Party!

Are using Pinterest to it’s full potential?

I’ve seen an awful lot of people bashing Pinterest lately, my least favorite is the quote that says something like … Pinterest is a place for things you can never afford, never obtain, never make or never be clever or creative enough to do on your own.

Could we get any more pessimistic than that? nope, don’t think so. Besides, these people are missing the whole point!

Pinterest is the place where you can catalog your dreams, plan for your future and develop your own personal style. Seriously, in the year I have been pinning I have learned more about the “real me” than I ever knew before. When the real me starts to feel cloudy, all I have to do is check out my boards and there I am all laid out in full color details.

Besides that, Pinterest does just the opposite of that silly quote. It gives me the opportunity to get as close to my dreams as I CAN afford,  instructions on how to MAKE just about anything, and use the inspiration I find here to be CREATIVE in my own ways.

I keep a board called, For the Home, where I chronicle things I want to do in my home or things that would be awesome in anyone’s home. Thanks to this board, my home has really begun to transform in to something I am proud of. Here are a few pins I’m using as inspiration this month.


Baskets as cookbook storage - A Bowl Full of Lemons

I had 3 of these country living wire baskets, I got for $3 on sale and had no idea what I was going to do with them. Thanks to this pin, one now houses coloring books, homeschool papers and magazines on our dining table so they’re never too far from reach and another in the living room holds library books and read along books we’re working on with the kids. Cute and functional, love it!


Next up, is this droolworthy storage piece featured on Norway’s Bolig Pluss.
Stunning, right?

It just so happens I have two very similar dressers in my dining room almost the exact same color (a little distressing should do the trick) and I have been wanting to add pulls just like these for ages, but have been too scared to invest in that many pulls without knowing how it would look.

Score, it looks better than I could have ever imagined! Can’t wait to knock this project out. (Thank you Lisa!) Oh yeah, I even have the vintage suitcases and an old rickety wooden crate, meant to be I guess.
photo wall display
And my personal favorite, the family photo wall.

We had the MOST gorgeous family photos taken in May (promise to show them to you soon) and I have been scratching my head trying to figure out how to feature them in my home. This look is perfect for us, we even have the ledge already, I can’t wait to see it all come together like this.

All I need now is 32 drawer pulls, some sandpaper and a Kohl’s coupon so I can order a few more frames! I’ll post pictures as I finish each project.

I say it all the time, but Thank You Pinterest, for helping me visualize and put my ideas to action. So what do you think, are you using Pinterest to it’s full potential? Tell me how it’s improved your life and leave a link to your pins, I’d love to see what you’re doing over there.

Fresh Picks: Amazing Easter Projects

The best Easter projects

There’s just something ultra charming about all the spring colors and cute cuddly animals that go hand in hand with Easter. Sure, there’s much more to this day than fluffy bunnies and colored eggs and we hold tight to the real reason for the celebration too, but I can’t help wanting to be a bit more creative and colorful when Easter comes around.

Here’s a list of amazing easter crafts and projects:

Paper Mache roosters and bunnies you’ll want to keep all year round

A simple bunny graphic tee you can whip up in an afternoon

The cutest little Easter egg garland you ever did see

Brightly colored golden eggs

Sweet chocolate bunnies … need I say more?

Candy Bowls, the perfect thing for all sorts of treats

Easter Egg Bath Bombs, now those I’d love to find in my Easter basket!

A modern wooden egg that’s built to last

Egg Geodes – are you kidding? So in love with these!

His & Her Rabbits

More Mason Jar Cuteness

P.S. – I’m sorry I couldn’t find the actual post for those wooden eggs, the pin says they are created with paint and masking tape. You can see how my friend Amy made hers, they turned out just as cool.

P.S.S. – Did you catch our recent post about what to put in your child’s Easter basket? Lots of great ideas there!

Simple Things: Need To Breathe

“Sometimes you need to step outside, get some air, and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be.” ~ Unknown

every now and then, you've just got to let go and remember what it's like to just breathe.

That’s what I’ll be doing this week.

Two years ago, I was given the ultimate gift. The health of my husband, a second chance at a life together worth living … and we aren’t missing a moment of it. We’ll be celebrating our 10 year anniversary underneath the stars and I couldn’t think of a more perfect way to do it or more amazing man to spend my life with.

Grateful for a husband who loves and respects me, a father who imprints wisdom and integrity and compassion in our children, and the best friend I have ever had.

What’s on your mind this simple Sunday?

We’d LOVE for you to share your photos with us! You can:

- Share your photos as they happen on Instagram, Twitter, G+, even Pinterest by using the hashtag #SimpleThingsSunday. Stacy on Instagram // Rebecca on Instagram

- Post your photos on our Facebook walls anytime, we’d love to see what’s going on in your world!
Kids Stuff World //  Simple as That

- You can also link up here on the blog each weekend starting Saturday nights at 10pm CST!

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