Once you've started pinning (or even if you are just starting
out), I hope you find the time and energy to actually try out some
of the pins in your own life. In an effort to swap successes (and
failures), I created a Facebook Pinterest challenge group in which
we all could post pins we loved, hated, and altered. From there,
I've found some fantastic things to re-pin and a few others to
never ever try. Here's a few of the hits and misses from our group
With Easter in the not-too-distant past, my friend, Becky, did a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt with her son. A few
other people tried this as well and it was a definite success (with
the exception of securing the proper egg size for the glow sticks).
I also made Resurrection Rolls (a delicious breakfast to
boot!) and fashioned magazines into quick (and recyclable!) Easter grass. Bethany made these adorable cupcakes and they were gobbled
On the dinner front, Lisa made Chicken, Bacon & Broccoli packets which
were a huge hit with her hubby and sound delicious. Honey Mustard Chicken Tenders have also been
receiving rave reviews (courtesy of Shannan). If you're looking for
a healthified version of banana bread, my friend, Megan, told the
group that this recipe is a hit. And my most recent
to-die-for muffin/anytime go-to treat? Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins. These muffins tasted
like heaven and dessert rolled into one!
Finally, some household winners were meal planners made from
this pin and some very cute book storage that doubles as décor.
Julie did not particularly like this recipe for cooked chickpeas, but shared that
there are plenty of other types of this recipe to try out. This easy caulking tutorial didn't work for a few
different people and it was actually one I was tempted to try
before I read some reviews! The fairy glow jar also didn't seem to delight
anyone in our crew.
These pretzel bites worked, but seemed to stick to
the parchment paper. These heart shaped rice krispies treats didn't fit
the bill, but Bethany suggested perhaps a much sharper cookie
cutter! These rice krispies footballs didn't make the cut
Don't be deterred by things that haven't worked for you! Try and
try again. It's also helpful to "problem solve" some of what goes
wrong with a pin - especially if you love the main aspects of it!
If you love something you've made or created, try it again and
share with others! Everyone benefits when the pins we pin actually
Have you made a pin that you'd repeat over and over again? Or
did you have one that was so bad you deleted it immediately? We'd
love to hear from you! You can also follow me on Pinterest here or Chicago Parent here.
See more of Samantha's stories here.
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