March 12, 2013

The Proof is in the Pin: Volume 7

And now the moment you've both been waiting's time for our monthly Pinterest check in! 
Pin #1 - The Easiest Burlap Wreath You Will Ever Make: I pinned this solely based on the word "easy". Those pins always suck me in. Unfortunately many times the word "easy" gets lost in translation. I haven't read any other burlap wreath tutorials so technically I don't have anything to compare it to, but I would say this one is pretty darn easy. Unfortunately I'm a super literal direction follower, so it took me a few passes at it to get the burlap scrunched in there right. I didn't make mine as full as hers, but I knew I didn't really want it that way anyhow. I added a little bit of chevron (shocker) burlap ribbon around it, as well as a wooden initial I painted and a few flowers I picked up in the scrapbooking section at Hobby Lobby. I was pretty pleased with how it turned out in the end. I would definitely check out her tutorial if you're in the market for a burlap wreath - just don't give up if it takes you a little time to get the method down right. Or it could just be user error and everyone else will fly through it. (likely)
Image via Dashing Dish
Pin #2 - Crispy Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries: I have been trying to get back in the habit of cooking more, and my meal planning board has helped a ton thankfully! Silly as it might sound, I'm finally getting more confident in trying new recipes so have been pinning a lot of food lately. I'm really bad at making sides though. I feel lucky to get an entree cooked most days. So I've been keeping my eye out for easy sides in hopes of changing that. I pinned these because they sounded super easy, plus healthy - another thing I'm trying to stick to. It really is such a simple recipe and will be a regular staple in our rotation. Go here to check it out. 
Pin #3 - Crockpot Whole Chicken: My best friend told me about this pin she'd tried and loved, so I had to track it down on her boards and pin it too. We eat a lot of rotisserie chicken and this is a great subsititue for it. It was so so so easy, healthy, and delicious! (and yes, it was totally falling off the bone - could barely keep it together to get it out of the crockpot.) Definitely a winner and for sure repeat in my book. The recipe can be found here.

That's all for today! If you've done anything lately you discovered via Pinterest, feel free to blog about it (whether it turned out good or bad!) and link up below. Happy Tuesday! :)


  1. That's my favorite way to cook chicken - anytime I have a recipe that calls for chicken, instead of boiling I do it in the crockpot. It is great for soups and casseroles! I love using it for chicken salad!

    I add in carrots, celery, celery salt, Jane's salt, an onion, & chicken base into the water. Then when the chicken is cooked I strain everything out and keep the water as stock. It is SO GOOD!

  2. Can't wait to try the crockpot rotisserie chicken recipe! Looks delic.

  3. I use Pinterest more for recipes than anything, so I just pinned those two. And I love AndreaLeigh's tips for the chicken--I will definitely have to try them!

  4. I accidentally posted the wrong link so #2 can be deleted. Sorry!

  5. I made that exact burlap wreath following the same tutorial and just bought that exact chevron ribbon the other day to add to it. Great minds, I guess :) I love the embellishments you used -- I might have to "borrow" your ideas!


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