Pinterest Experiments (Round 3)

28 Jan

Pinterest is a wonderful place to learn new things, organize ideas, and get creative.  It’s also a place that can consume several hours of your day if you are not careful.  I have been a victim of getting lost in the world of Pinning multiple times.  I decided I needed a little break from my Pinterest experiments, but now I am back (hopefully with some self-control).  I tried a few new things this month that I wanted to share.  This also marks off a couple more goals on my 101 in 1001.  Not that I intend to stop trying out my favorite Pins, and sharing when I find some good ones!  Without further ado, here are the experiments:

1.  Cure a headache.  I’ve been getting headaches a lot lately.  This isn’t the norm for me, but my mom has suffered from migraines for as long as I can remember.  I’m starting to wonder if it is just a new part of my life.  I saw this easy idea on Pinterest and thought I’d try it out.  Basically you just fill up your sink (or tub) with warm water, place a bag of frozen peas (or whatever you have – I used frozen edamame) at the base of your skull, and cover your feet and hands in the water.  The pin doesn’t tell you how long you should sit in this strange position, but I hung out and relaxed through a few tracks on Pandora.  I felt a lot better afterwards!  I don’t know that this is a cure-all, but it certainly helped.  Give it a shot the next time your head is hurting.

2.  Easy Potato Soup Recipe.  This was SO good.  I love soup, but I’ve only tried my hand at making it a couple of times.  This might be my new favorite.  Although, it could be because I might have stirred around the potatoes a bit too much so it was a bit more like mashed potatoes than soup.  😉  It takes a little time to put it all together,  but it’s pretty simple and simply delicious.

Snuggled in a blanket with a book and a bowl of soup.  It doesn't get much better!

Snuggled in a blanket with a book and a bowl of soup. It doesn’t get much better!

3.  Cleaning Tricks.  There’s all kinds of interesting tips on this page, but the one I tried out was using white vinegar and baking soda on our towels.  You know sometimes towels just end up smelling funky – left over soap residue and all that jazz.  The pin says to put them through the washer with vinegar, repeat with baking soda, and then a regular wash with soap.  Well, we don’t have our own washer and dryer because this is L.A.  I didn’t want to have to pay to use the washer three separate times so I improvised.  I washed the towels in the bath tub with vinegar and baking soda, let them soak for a little while, wrung them out, and then hung them up to dry a bit.  After that they went through a regular wash and dry cycle and came out smelling surprisingly fresh.  I know at a certain point you probably just need to invest in some new towels, but this little trick is working well for right now.

4.  Sock Bun.  Okay, okay… so, I have been doing the sock bun for a little while now.  But I saw this pin that tells you EXACTLY how I do it – real sock and all.  I’ve had quite a few people ask me how I do it so I just wanted to share.  It’s easy, quick, and cute.

It's like magic.

It’s like magic.

So, there you have it!  My latest pinning exploits.  Thanks for checking it out!  I’ve got a few more in mind to try out so stay tuned!  In the mean time, you can check out what I’m pinning!  Just click here!  



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