Pinterest Purge and One Pink Flamingo…

I feel like I’ve been neglectful of the old blog…maybe so. The last couple weeks have been a bit nutty with random bits of this and that going on. My mom came back home from her stay in rehab for a broken ankle. We’re trying to adjust again to a full house. I’ve had a little bit of photo work as well…but I could use some more {wink}.

And I just realized that My Lens Is Ruby Red has been up and going for a whole year now. Yay! I really want to do so much with it, and hope to get cranking with projects here soon.

We’ve been a little busy with projects over the last couple weeks, so I thought I’d share some of them with you. Just a few more I can add to my Pinterest Purge list.

Fondue = yummy fun!

I used the super easy recipe from my Food Food Food pin board courtesy of a Two Classy Chics recipe. I managed to pick up the cheese at Trader Joe’s for not too much money. But it was such a treat and so worth it.

I like the idea of paper dolls, and have found many cool designs online. I have a pin board devoted to printables and have a few dolls saved there. A while back I saw where someone put the dolls on magentic sheets and used them on a cookie sheet. (Like the one I made for the Valentine Countdown Calender project.)  Of course I pinned it. I thought this was genius. It makes them more sturdy, and if you have cookie sheet, they are very easy to store. I picked up a very cool book of fairy and princess dolls sometime back and thought they would be perfect for this project. In the original post for the project she even makes a cover for the pan – even more awesome, but we all know I am not so handy with the sewing machine, so I passed on this part.

I found the magnetic sheet roll at Michael’s, and with the couple that’s usually in the Sunday paper I was able to get it for about $5. Cutting the pieces out was a little tedious, but they really are so cute.

Most of the pieces have found their way to the fridge by now. I was able to get two dolls and a great assortment of clothes and wings out of the magnetic sheet. So I think I managed to save a bit of money making these rather than buying a set. The kiddo loves them and that’s what counts!

I’ve also been hording learning activities on my Let’s Start Schooling board. We’re toying with the idea of homeschooling, regardless of that, I’m finding there are so many ways I can help my girl learn and grow. I decided to try something similar to the pom pom with tongs fine motor activity listed on this blog page.

I picked up a pair of cheapie tongs from the Dollar Tree, a bag of random size and colored pom poms, and I then pulled a container for each color. Loads of fun, let me tell you. The tongs have taken some practice, but it’s definitely been good for the old motor skills.

Witness the pirate face!

Now this next bit has nothing to do with Pinterest, but it was something that took over for a couple days. We hatched a flamingo! This was yet another Dollar Tree find. It was a little pink egg that when submerged in water would hatch. It took a couple days, but sure enough, it cracked and inside was a little flamingo!

So random, yet so fun…

A midst all the chaos around here, I’ve been trying to have some fun with my girlie. I was perusing my pin boards the other night trying to line up our next set of projects. And I’ll be darned if I don’t have so many, it’s so hard to choose! Pinterest aside, I have signed myself up for a photo project, but I’ll save the details on that for my next post.

Feel free to follow any of my boards. Don’t have a Pinterest account yet? Send me a message and I’ll send you an invite!

What projects have you completed lately?

;-) Anna-Leigh


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One Response to Pinterest Purge and One Pink Flamingo…

  1. Lots of fun going on here. That fondue looks awesome. My mom used to make this for us often and I don’t very much. I’m going to check out that recipe!

    How are things? You’ve been a posting machine!

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