It’s high time for me to do another Pinteresting Tuesday post, dontcha think? I see stuff all the time about Pinterest fails – people see something on Pinterest, the give it a try, and and fails miserable. I try to use Pinterest as an actual tool, not just a place to look and never actually do anything. I’ve tried quite a few recipes, crafts, and ideas, and believe me, Pinterest fails have happened to me, too. But today I want to share my most recent Pinterest wins – things I’ve tried from Pinterest that have turned out great.
1. The no-heat curls method
Actually, I’ve posted about this before. However, since that post (the first time I ever tried this method), I haven’t been able to get it work correctly a single other time. I think this week I finally figured out the trick…use a fat headband. The first time I tried, I used this 80s terry cloth sweatband type thing and it turned out great. Every time since then, I tried using a thinner headband like in the picture above. I don’t know if it’s just my hair or what, but using the thinner headband gives me crazy kinky hair. I decided to give that fat terry cloth headband a try again and it turned out perfectly. Nice soft loose waves. I guess it’s like using a large barrel curling iron versus a tiny barrel curling iron.
Anyway, now that I’ve figured out the trick, expect to see lots more curly hair around here :).
2. healthy banana ice cream
This is something else that I’d tried before and thought was a Pinterest fail until I tried again. The first time I tried I froze the banana in the peel, so it was nearly impossible to get it out, then I tried blending it in my blender (which doesn’t blend well unless you add a lot of liquids) and it never got smooth and ice cream-y. I had almost written it off but decided to give it one more try. This time I chopped the banana and froze the pieces, then used my food processor – that was the trick! It still took quite a while in the food processor but eventually it turned into an ice cream consistency. I used one banana, 1/2 tablespoon of peanut butter, and 1 tablespoon cocoa powder and it.was.delicious!
3. penne rosa with shrimp
Oh my stars, this stuff is incredible. Michael and I both loved this dish! It was easy and so yummy – I’m drooling.
4. storing my headphones
I keep my headphones in a little makeup-type bag in my purse along with pens, Tylenol, etc. One thing that used to make me crazy was how the cord would get all tangled up and I’d have to send so much time untangling each time I wanted to use them.
Enter this tip.
Ever since I started doing this, I’ve had no problems with tangled cords and my headphones are so much easier to use now! This is definitely one of my favorite pins on Pinterest!
5. homemade cream of chicken soup
Since starting to eat real food, I’ve been trying to replace lots of our old, processed staples with more natural options. This recipe for homemade cream of chicken soup is really easy and a great alternative to the yucky canned cream of chicken soup.
What you tried recently from Pinterest?