Pinterest Fun Friday: Fall Ideas Worth Trying

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Source: candleandsoap.about.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest

I love these!! How cute would they be on the Thanksgiving Dinner table?  I love the idea!! A few mini pumpkins and tea lights! Charming!
Source: thesaltypineapple.blogspot.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest


Watch for Candy Corn to be on clearance after Halloween. With dirt cheap candy corn you can make your own Butter Fingers! I can’t wait to try this! How fun!!

Source: re-nest.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest



Enjoy the smell of the holidays with fresh natural ingredients that you put on your stove top and make yourself, cloves, oranges, apples and more make the most amazing cozy warm fragrances for your home!


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Pinterest Fun Friday: Homemade Body Wash

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Last Christmas I bought a Groupon deal for the Body Shop. I bought a lot of body wash which I gave as Christmas gifts and kept a few for myself. Sadly my body wash is almost all gone, and so are all the Body Shop locations around me. The closets one is about 1 hour away and I don’t get there as often as I would like too.

Yes, I could buy the body wash online, but in truth I am hoping they will bring back a holiday scent that I fell in love with last year… Spiced Pumpkin! Oh it’s divine!! It’s like showering with a pumpkin pie lol.


Although I love some of their flavors they are a little spendy, and many of them dry my skin out terribly those are the biggest reasons I am hold back when it comes to buying more. $8 for a little over 8 oz.! I think it a bit much. Sure for some people it’s worth it. I am not slamming them, their prices, or their products; I am just saying for me personally it’s a little high. I know their products derive from organic fruits and they have cost too.

Like I said if the Pumpkin Spice comes back I will be on my way there. I did see a scent on their website called Chocomania that sounds amazing too. Sounds like I will probably being going there sooner than a planned huh?

In the mean time I have found some Soft Soap Coconut scented bar soap that I have turned into body wash.

On one of my many visits to Pinterest I came across a recipe from the blog Kate J. Gibson that I have wanted to try… how to make homemade body wash. I have been putting it off because I couldn’t find the bar soap I was searching for. A few days ago I hit the jackpot at Wal-Mart …there it was right before my very eyes.

I made the recipe for the body wash, but I actually cut it down to 1/4 of the recipe because I wanted to make sure I liked it before I made the entire recipe, but in the end ¼ of the recipe was actually plenty for me to start with. I really love it!

The only thing I did different from the original recipe is I added ½ of a cup of coconut oil just to insure the softness of body wash I was looking for. I really hate having dried out skin after using body wash. Adding the coconut oil did the trick!

This recipe is fun to make and it’s fun to see exactly what you end up with. I ended up with creamy luxurious body wash. I have shared it with a few friends of mine who have ALL said they loved it too and have asked for the recipe. I hope you love it as much as we all did!!

Ingredients:
  • 1 bar of soap (I used Soft Soap Coconut Scrub)
  • ½ tbsp. of Glycerin
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup pure coconut oil

Directions:
  1. Grate your soap of choice with a cheese grater.
  2. Put your grated soap in a large pot with the water coconut oil and glycerin. 
  3. Heat on medium heat until all of the soap is dissolved.
  4. When the soap is dissolved the water will look like murky dish water. Stop don’t panic! That’s what it should look like.
  5. Turn the heat off and cover. You will need to stop at this point to allow your soap to cool and coagulate. I recommend allowing it to set for a full day.
  6. After waiting your soap with be very thick like jelly.
  7. Next put the soap in a mixer or use a hand held mixer to mix the soap to a smooth consistency. I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer, and that did the trick. At this point you may find that you need to add water to your soap. I needed to add another 2 cups of water to mine for the exact consistency I like, but it’s up to you.
  8. You may choose to allow your soap to sit for another 12 hours to make sure it’s not too thick.  For me it ended up being perfect.
  9. I used a funnel to put the body wash t into some clean containers and one small container that was a used body wash bottle. The small container can continue to be refilled as needed.

It actually made a lot!!The first thing I noticed about this shower gel is that it doesn’t suds up. It actually is more like a lotion but a soapy lotion. I really love it and I love the coconut oil addition because I find that it makes my skin soft and smooth after my shower. If you have time I highly recommend giving this recipe a try. It’s fun and turns out great! 



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Pinterest Fun Friday: Cool Ideas Worth Trying

                                 

    

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here are a few great ideas I found on Pinterest that I thought were inventive, practical, and just simply awesome!

Source: 26.media.tumblr.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest

I love the idea of making rock candy but I have never had any luck making it work. I have no doubt this is the easy way to do it!! This would be a great to add to a childs gift at Christmas.
Source: google.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest


Speaking of Christmas how cute is this idea? I love the saying and I love the idea of giving someone cash this way. I think Gift Cards have become so easy and so expected that something like this is a cute and creative way of giving someone cash. What pre-teen or teen doesn’t love cash?
Source: 67.227.180.65 via Amber Nicole on Pinterest

This is precious! It’s much less expensive than flowers and who doesn’t love getting chocolate and candy? When you are sick or you need some cheering up candy is the way to go!!

Source: americastestkitchenfeed.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest

Last and certainly not least… Home made Velveeta? YES Please!!



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Pinterest Fun Friday: Fabric Softener FAILURE

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

I was really excited about trying this recipe, but sadly this was a recipe failure! I didn’t find that it left my clothes soft at all. The only thing it did was leave my utility room with my washer and dryer smelling like vinegar. Bummer! I didn’t post where I found the recipe because I think that it rude, but I will post the recipe below so that you cans see what I tired unsuccessfully to use! 

I really wanted this to work, but I am not giving up I found another recipe I am going to try next. One failure does not make me give up and run!


Ingredients:
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cups white vinegar
  • 2 cups hair conditioner (I used Sunsilk)

Directions:
  1. Mix water, vinegar, and hair conditioner in a 1 gallon container and stir.
  2. Use the same amount you normally use in a rinse cycle.

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Pinterest Fun Friday: Halloween Ideas

I believe this wreath came from Target in 2011 but I think you could make this yourself with a little creativity. 

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was inventive, practical, and just simply awesome!

I love Halloween and I love to work on crafts, put the two together and I am a piggy in poop! I have been scouring Pinterest for some great Halloween projects I am going to start working on this month.

The love of Halloween was something that my Dad instilled in me. Halloween was our Christmas when I was growing up. Don’t get me wrong we love Christmas but for my Dad and I there was just something special about Halloween.

Growing up we would have a Halloween party almost every year, either a family party, group party, or a slumber party. We just loved Halloween. I still love Halloween and love to give it all I have when it comes for decorating.

Here are some of the Halloween projects I have in the works for this month.


Source: dollarstorecrafts.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest
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Pinterest Fun Friday: Natural Silver Polish


Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was inventive, practical, and just simply awesome!
My Dad loved Silver everything.  When I was a kid he would spend an entire weekend polishing his silver. It was the craziest thing ever. He would buy it just for the sake of buying it. We ended up with more than one house could handle.

When he passed away he left me a lot of silver items like trays, a teapot with a cream and sugar bowl, silver ice buckets, and silverware and so on. The list goes on of all the silver I have in my house.

I recently discovered a pin on Pinterest that shows you how to polish your silver using natural ingredients. Although the pin is now no good I found an article that tells you how to do the same thing.


To polish silver: Wash items, and then place on aluminum foil in the bottom of a pot. Add a baking-soda solution (¼ cup soda, a few teaspoons salt, 1 quart boiling water) and cover for a few seconds. 


The result? A chemical reaction that gets the black off the gravy boat. Click here for original article.

Before Using the Silver Polish
This work brilliantly! I absolutely love using it and I love the fact that’s its all natural ingredients instead of nasty stinky chemicals that normally do more harm than good. If you are in need like I was give it a try. It really is miraculous how well it works!!


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Pinterest Fun Friday: Spotlighting My Favorite Pin’s

Picture by Mizwhiz

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste spend a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tried. 
Here are some of my favorite pin’s that I haven’t tried yet, but they look brilliant and I can’t wait to try! 

Source: southernplate.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest

I am making this for dinner tonight! I will let you know how it turns out!!
Source: pincookie.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest
This doesn’t seem to have a site attached to it, but the pictures should do fine. It looks a cake plate or it would even be great as a table center piece.
Source: nedesignbuild.com via Amber Nicole on Pinterest
How simple and fun is this? Great time to stock up on tomato cages. You can probably find them for dirt cheap right now!
Source: candleandsoap.about.com via Amber Nicole 

How cute is this? Very creative! I Love the idea!!

I love all of these ideas!! I can’t wait to try them all. Please feel free to follow these pinners, and give their pins a try. There are so many wonderful pins and so little time. If you have any genius pins you would like to share please send us a link!  

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Pinterest Fun Friday: Spotlighting My Favorite Pin’s

Picture by Mizwhiz

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste spend a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tried. 
Here are some of my favorite pin’s that I haven’t tried yet, but they look brilliant and I can’t wait to try! 

Coconut Lime Scrub Picture and Post By New Nostalgia


30 Calorie Mocha Frappuccino Picture and Post by Undressed Skeleton 

Glitter Glue Spider Web Picture and Post By Redbook Magazine


Candy Cane Candle Holders Picture and Post By  (unknown)

Space Saving Tension Rod (Genius!) Picture and Post By (unknown)

Homemade Mozzarella Cheese (Brilliant) Picture and Post By Heart-Hands-Home

I love all of these ideas!! I can’t wait to try them all. Please feel free to follow these pinners, and give their pins a try. There are so many wonderful pins and so little time. If you have any genius pins you would like to share please send us a link!  

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Pinterest Fun Friday: MaryKay’s Satin Hands Copy Cat

Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was worth trying… MaryKay’s Satin Hands Copy Cat 

I have wanted to try this recipe ever since I found it on Pinterest. A few years ago as part of a Christmas gift I received a bottle of sugar body scrub that if I remember correctly came from Victoria Secret. I loved it. It would leave your hands feeling so amazingly soft. 


This scrub is very similar and gives you the same luxurious feeling when you are done using it. The only thing I change from the original pinners recipe is that I added one tablespoon of coconut oil to the mixture. After using this recipe the first time my hands felt soft and exfoliated, but they did feel a bit dried out from the dish soap. The second time I made this recipe I added one tablespoon  of coconut oil to the scrub. Not only did this make a world of difference in my hands, but it made the scrub smell even more incredible.
Although the original pinner called this recipe a gardeners scrub I think it would be great for anyone to use. Sometimes your hands just need to feel softer, exfoliated, and luxurious. This scrub will certainly do the trick!  Give it a try!!

Ingredients:

  • Dawn Olay Beauty Hand Renewal 
  • Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Jar with a lid
  • Butter Knife

Directions:
Take the coconut oil and if it’s a sold verses a liquid it needs to be turned back into a liquid form. Heat 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in the microwave just long enough to melt it. Do not get it too hot. Once it’s melted sit it aside to cool



To your jar add sugar filling the jar 3/4 of the way full



On top of the sugar slowly add the Dawn Olay Beauty Hand Renewal. I say slowly because you will need to start stirring the sugar and soap together with the butter knife after every couple of tablespoons of soap you add to the sugar.




I caution you that you will not need a lot of soap. If you add too much soap you will have to add more sugar in order to have the correct consistency. So add the soap sparingly


After adding just a few tablespoons of soap add the cooled coconut oil to the jar. Please make sure it’s cool or it will melt your sugar and that would mean this is no longer a scrub.



Continue to stir and add soap as needed. You will know when your scrub is at the correct consistency because it will resemble paste when it’s done. Once your have gotten the correct consistency replace the lid. 



If you are putting this in your bathroom or giving it as a gift consider adding some ribbon to the jar or if you are using a flat glassed jar you could use liquid etching to give your jar a nice design. Adding a label to the jar would also be a nice touch.

I saw this idea on Pinterest thanks One Good Thing By Jillee

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Pinterest Fun Friday: Febreze Fake Out


Pinterest is one of my favorite sites. I can spend hours just looking around at all the crafty and innovative ideas that people come up with. It’s actually a terrible place for me to waste a lot of time. I can’t tell you how much inspiration I get from Pinterest and how many different pins I have tired. Each Friday I will be featuring something I have crafted, cooked, or found on Pinterest that I love!

Here is a great idea I found on Pinterest that I thought was worth trying… Febreze Fake Out

I love Febreze! I use it on everything I can, but most of all I use it on the cats bed. The cat’s bed can’t be washed so it’s either being Febrezed as often as possible or it’s being trashed. After a while it will be trashed regardless of Febreze, but it would cost a fortune to replace it weekly. In the meantime the cat’s bed will be Febrezed to keep everyone happy.

A few months ago I went to the grocery store to pick up a new bottle of Febreze it had been a long time since I had needed to purchase any. I was shocked, OK flabbergasted even, at the price! Almost $5 for a bottle of Febreze?? That is totally insane.  That’s had to justify!

A few days ago I came across a recipe on Pinterest for a Febreze Fake out! Can you say Brilliant? Saving $5 each time I refill my Febreze bottle PERFECT! Let me tell you it really is perfect. It smells great, works great, and has great sustainability. My kitty is happy and so it my pocket book! Give it a try!!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. of (any) Fabric Softener 
  • 2 tbsp. of Baking Soda
  • Hot water

Directions:

  1. To an empty spray bottle ( or to the empty Febreze bottle) add fabric softener, and baking soda, then fill the remainder of the bottle with hot water. 
  2. Replace the spray top, then gentle shake the bottle to mix the ingredients together.

I saw this idea on Pinterest thanks Fake-it-Frugal

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