Friday, January 13, 2012

It's been awhile

Greetings and Happy New Year!
It's been awhile since I've written anything here.
I'm not sure why.
Okay, I do know why.
It's because the Christmas season was crazy busy around here!
Lots of cherished memories made with family and friends!

My new best friend is Pinterest 
Melinda had been telling me about Pinterest for ages
and when I finally went to the page I realized that it was one of those things that you needed to spend a little time at to figure it out.
OH, and you had to request an invite to do it.
Seemed like alot of time was needed so I put it aside.
Then Judy sent a link,
and then Melinda mentioned it again
so I figured that perhaps I should spend the time to figure it out.
I did and I LOVE IT!

So here is how Pinterest works.......
Think of it like this.....It is a place to collect all of the neat ideas you find.
Back in the day you would have a file folder system to do this.
You would make a folder for, lets say, recipes, and then when you saw a recipe in a magazine or newspaper you would cut it out and place it in your Recipe file folder.  You might have a folder for decorating ideas, one for party ideas, one for places you want to visit and so on.
Pinterest is a place where you can "pin" an idea to a board.
You can create as many board ideas as you have interests.

So how do you get started?
First you request an invite and the website sends you an invitation to your email address. Then you go back to the site and start looking.
It does take some time to figure things out, but just start looking around and you'll soon get the hang of it.

Where does the content of Pinterest come from you ask?
It can come from anywhere on the web, but alot of it comes from blogs just like this one.  So when you come to something that you like on Pinterest simply click on the picture and it will eventually take you to the source.

Here is one of the ideas that I found on Pinterest:
(the above link takes you to the blog where the handprint ornaments originated.)

This picture shows the handprint ornaments that we made
with Mia this year.  Only one of them got painted when this picture
was taken, but I'm still working on them. 

Here is another great pinterest idea......Simple Delights
posted this wonderful breakfast recipe and someone
pinned it on pinterest.
I found it, pinned it into my recipe board and yesterday
morning when I was trying to figure out what to have for breakfast I went to my board, found this recipe and viola......I had a great breakfast!

Place one slice of ham in a pyrex bowl.
Crack an egg and pour into ham lined bowl.
Bake for 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

I topped this with a little cheese and believe me....
It was delicious.
only 100 calories.

The ham got a little browned and crunchy on the top
making this extra flavorful.
The recipe called for scallions on top and that would have
been heavenly, but I didn't have scallions, so I'll have to try that next time.

All this talk about food has made me hungry and I have not had breakfast yet.
Still don't have any scallions, but I do have ham and eggs!

Til next time....
Have a blessed day.

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