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10 Great Ideas from Pintrest

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I avoided Pintrest for a really long time. I heard all the buzz, but I plugged my ears. It wasn’t that I had anything against Pintrest, but I knew I didn’t need one more think encouraging me to spend anymore time online. Between blogging, Twitter, Facebook and Words with Friends, I didn’t need any help in the “spend more time online department.”

I gave in last week, though, and I’m really glad I did. I’ve already found such cool things! Here are some of my favorites:

1. The Phases of the Moon…with Oreo cookies! Such a great visual and both fun and tasty to make. I definitely want to do this one with the kids this year.

2. DNA with Licorice and Mini-Marshmallows. Another great science project and, if you visit the original source you can get a great PDF file to go with it. The file contains some background information as well as a colorful, step-by-step guide to making the model.

3. Chip Clips. A great way to use those plastic clip clothes hangers from the store – the ones I usually throw away.

4. Paper Organizer. This adorable paper organizer is made of recycled cereal boxes. That’s a lot more fun than just tossing them in the recycle bin. FamilyFun is the original source for this great idea.

5. 10 Tips for a Great Quiet Time. I need to put these tips into practice now. My quiet time could use some improvement. Visit Terri Lynne Underwood to read the full post. (Yes, you can get there from Pintrest, but I know just a week ago I wasn’t 100% sure how all that worked.)

6. 25 Rules for Mothers of Sons. Inspiring. Encouraging. Convicting. Head to Team Studer to read the whole 25 Rules for Mothers of Sons post.

7. Stuffed Cabbage Casserole. I love stuffed cabbage. My family doesn’t love it as much as I do, but they all enjoyed this recipe. I loved it! I’m having the leftovers for lunch today.

8. Cinnamon Roll Waffles. Oh. My. Word. These fall under the category of “things I shouldn’t try, but probably will.” Maybe I’ll take them to our small group meeting the next time we do breakfast foods. At least that way I’ll have someone to help me eat them. Click for the cinnamon roll waffles recipe.

9. Crochet Yarn Bag. This one didn’t link to the original source, so I’ll have to do some searching for the pattern when I get to the point that I feel brave enough to try it.

10. Crochet Owls. There’s no pattern for this one either. *sigh* Maybe once I know what I’m doing, I’ll be able to figure it out. They sure are cute!

Have you given in to Pintrest yet? If so, leave me your link and I’ll follow you.

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Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.

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  1. I am addicted to Pinterest!  I have tried a few recipes, a couple of cute writing assignments for my youngest and some great organizing tips.

  2. I know we all need another place to log in like we need a hole in the head…but if you're looking for crochet patterns, you'll want to look at Ravelry.  It's free.  It's a huge log of knit/crochet patterns.  There's also forums and boards, but I don't have time for that.  You could search crochet owl…and find all the patterns you'd ever want.  :0)  I'm probably sending you down another rabbit hole.  

  3. The pattern for both crochet projects are super simple. The bag will be the easiest since it is granny squares, single crochet, and a decorative picot edge on the strap. Super simple. Promise.

    The owl shouldn't be too hard either!

  4. I love pinterest!  It makes organizing my homeschool ideas so much easier!  (I used to bookmark interesting finds and then I could never find them again… not anymore!  THANK YOU PINTEREST!!!)  I will go follow you now-  I'm at pinterest.com/mundoclassroom

  5. I am addicted to pinterest too. you can follow me athttps://pinterest.com/williamsalley/
    most of my pins are homeschool related broken up into different subjects feel free to browse ;o)

  6. I am in the same boat that you were with Pintrest.  But quite frankly, those oreos rock.
    I may give in soon.  Thanks for sharing your finds!


  7. I haven't jumped on the Pinterest bandwagon yet, but, I appreciate you posting what you found.  My son recently studied the moon phases, so we did the Oreos last night.  My daughter is studying DNA and her science co-op did the double helix yesterday.

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