Thursday, May 31, 2012

This Just Pinned: May

Welcome to This Just Pinned: May Edition!

I started up this monthly series in April in order to highlight my favorite pins so that none get lost in the shuffle! By the way, if you don't already, you should follow me on Pinterest!

I didn't pin as much this month because I was honeymooning and traveling for a good deal of May, but I still had a hard time picking my favorite pins in each category. Here's what I ended up with!

Note: Please pin from the original source rather than pinning from my blog! You can click on the source links below each image to navigate to the original posts, or you can click on the image itself and repin my existing pin, which links back to the originators :)

Recipe: Mac ‘n Cheese Muffins

These mac ‘n cheese muffins dreamed up by the team at Brit look both scrumptious and adorable! I would love to serve these bites at a party—now I just need to dream up an occasion that merits them. They’d be great for cookouts—guests could enjoy the American classic without worrying about dropping cheesy noodles on their laps!

DIY Project: Vacation Shadowboxes

It’s no secret that I love travel-themed projects and decor, and this one is no exception! I always save mementos from my vacations, but they usually end up stuck in boxes, never again to see the light of day! I would much rather have them displayed in shadowboxes. I also love that the letters are comprised of images from the cities. I could do something like that with my Silhouette! I might tackle this project later this summer.

Home/Decor: Ironing Board Vignette

I am simply in love with this little vignette. Using an ironing board as a console is just genius, and I love the styling, from the gilded bird cage to the stack of books to the vintage camera to the lovely wire cubbies above. I’m now on the lookout for an old wooden ironing board so I can recreate it. So far I’ve only seen a small one for $45, which seemed a little high for its size.

Organization: Dollar Store Spice Jars


I'm pretty much obsessed with this dollar store spice organization from The Social Home. I went on a fruitless search of Missoula’s dollar stores for similar spice jars. I’m hoping that I have more luck finding some in Missouri! I need 25 jars, so I want to find an affordable option. I would probably design my own labels so that I could use some of my favorite fonts, and I’d label the sides of the jars as well as their tops so that the names would be visible from my spice rack.

Tips & Tricks:

Removing Writing & Images from Plastic Containers

I always rinse out plastic food containers and save them for organization projects-they’re functional but not exactly aesthetically pleasing. But with this excellent tip from 2 Busy Brunettes, I now know how to remove the writing & images from the tubs using items I already have at home. I haven’t tested this out yet, but once I do I’ll report back on its effectiveness.

Party Plans: Sleepover Invitations

Aren’t these sleepover invites simply adorable? If only I were still 10, I would totally use these to invite my friends over to spend the night. They could be cute for a spa/relaxation party, though! And I’m keeping this in mind for when I have a little lady someday :)

Product: Vintage Pink Pyrex

If you read my blog regularly, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I am a bit of a Pyrex fanatic. I started collecting vintage Pyrex this year, and I basically love any colorful pattern! For right now I basically buy any thrifty, good quality dish that I run across, but as time goes on I may choose to narrow down the colors, shapes, and patterns that I collect. Who knows. I do know that I love this pink collection, especially the pink butterprint casserole and the teensy magenta pie dish at the very top of the pile! I’m on the lookout for both of those pieces!

Beauty/Style: Free Clutch Pattern

I don’t know how to sew (maybe I’ll learn someday?) so sister, consider this a free Christmas gift idea—I just love the look of this clutch, which you can sew yourself using this free pattern. With the right fabric, I think the clutch would be a wonderful addition to my wardrobe!

Just For Fun: Strawberry Coconut Margaritas


It’s officially summertime, which means that I want to sit back and unwind. This strawberry coconut margarita would be a great way to do just that. It sounds absolutely delicious. In fact, I think I need to whip up a batch right now…
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