Tech Tools

 Posted by on September 2, 2011  No Responses »
Sep 022011 hurricane cutaway diagram

The above graphic is one pinned on my weather board. Fitting for recent hurricane activity as well as tropical disturbances as we head into this weekend. I’ve also added the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center, Hurricane Center and Underground Weather resources. You can view those here.

Not only can Pinterest be used in all the ways shared this week, it can also be an organizational tool for technology. Having just joined Pinterest this week, I plan to expand my weather, technology, ham radio boards. Plus, I can catalog books worth reading and iPhone apps. My wife has collected technology items on her tech/blog savvy board.

What’s your favorite use for Pinterest?

-Steve keeps busy with five children and a job in information security. He also has a second job as principal of the Hodgepodge homeschool.

Pinterest Makeover

 Posted by on September 1, 2011  7 Responses »
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Pinterest is the ultimate visual bookmarking tool and I have had lots of fun using it for organizing all kinds of ideas and inspirations. While I have loved! the recipes on Pinterest ,  I would have a hard time narrowing them down to a few, so I decided to spotlight recent finds I pinned for what we have dubbed the Learning Lab (aka the schoolroom). You don’t have to be a homeschooler to appreciate these tips. They would be great for kids rooms, play rooms and more.

Our Learning Lab is on the lower level

(loving all the alliteration 🙂 ) and I would

be thrilled to reach it via these

storybook stairs.

Goodbye carpet, hello classics!

Incidentally, this was my very first pin.

Love it!

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So do you have a Pinterest account yet? Oh my…. it is indeed an addiction! It is great though! My creativity gets flowing and I do actually try some of the ideas and recipes!

Here are some of my favorites!

I don't know if I should say this is one of my favorites or if its my husband's?!

These are delicious! I made the chicken before hand in the crock pot with a Chipotle marinade. Then followed the recipe. They are very filling and made a good bit… I love left overs!

These were super easy! I keep chopped pepper in my freezer. If you cook the sausage before hand, they are nothing to assemle in the morning! I really like the whole muffin tin thing! You can have breakfast cooking while you do the hundreds of other things that demand attention in the morning!

Okay this one I have not tried yet. But how stinkin’ adorable is this! I can not wait for fall! This pumpkin cake is a must for this season!

Happy (almost) Fall! and Happy “Pinteresting”!

Trisha is a wife, mom, friend, artist, blogger, couponer, homemaker, cook, and bargain shopper… through God’s amazing grace and love she lives for Him! For more about her check out her blog:

Recipe Round Up on Pinterest

 Posted by on August 30, 2011  5 Responses »
Aug 302011

Pinterest Deliciosity! I am a practical gal and like simple recipes. As Kendra shared in her post yesterday, a really great way to keep track of recipes is by pinning your favorites or ones you’d like to try on Pinterest. I’ve listed some recent favorite recipes below. But, you can view even more recipes on my Pinterest Deliciosity board. Here are two recipes I’ve pinned that we’ve tried just in the last week.

Oh my! Guacamole Hummus. Two fine ingredients in harmonious flavor.

There are so many fun food ideas to make with the children. Like Phyllis’ Edible Sand made with Golden Oreos and served up in a sand bucket. Click here.

Those, plus these, would definitely make for a happy home: Continue reading »

Fun Finds

 Posted by on August 29, 2011  4 Responses »
Aug 292011

For this last week of August, we will be sharing some of our favorite recipes and Pinterest finds. This morning I’m sharing both… recipes I found on Pinterest!

Apparently I am a visual person, especially when it comes to food. I can browse through a cookbook and read recipes all day, but if there isn’t an appetite-inspiring photo attached, I’m probably never going to make any of them. I love, LOVE, browsing through yummy stuff on Pinterest. In the weeks since my good friend and fellow Habits writer, Kerri, introduced me to the addiction that is the P word, I’ve attempted several new recipes each week and added many of them to our regular rotation.

Last night we tried two Pinterest finds. Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese and Baked Zucchini Sticks.

Don’t those look yummy? Our kids had regular grilled cheese without the jalapenos, but my oldest was brave enough to try some cream cheese on his. And the zucchini sticks recipe is supposed to be paired with an onion dip, but to save time and make them more kid-friendly, I just served them with marinara sauce. When my husband saw me slicing up those zucchini, he said, “the kids are never going to eat that.” But they did! Even my picky 4 year old liked them, and the older boys went back for seconds! They are a bit time consuming, so I would definitely pair them with something easy. Like grilled cheese.