Posts Tagged ‘pinterest’

Super Snacks

July 31st, 2012 by Behaven Kids

With school fast approaching…it’s time to get your portfolio of after-school snacks ready!  Here are a few of our favorites (ones the require few ingredients and little time)!

Homemade Fruit Snacks from 100% Juice

Recipe from Mommy Savers!


Grape Banana Ice-cream

Recipe from Emily’s Healthy Home


Mini Corn Dog Muffins

Recipe from Iowa Girl Eats


Frozen Peanut Butter & Strawberry Banana Bites

Recipe from Peanut Butter and Peppers


Apple Sandwiches

Recipe from Whole Foods Market


For more great super snack ideas – check out our Pinterest board!

Pinterest Love

April 6th, 2012 by Behaven Kids

I have got to admit that I am loving pinterest.  I am addicted.  Any spare minute I have, I hop on my phone and scroll through all the pins of those I follow.  It’s genius really.  Everything under the sun organized in specific categories with no need to go to each individual website—unless you want to.
Pinterest not only allows easy searching in an organized fashion, but it also gives you super human powers to take on projects that never in a million years would you have normally attempted.  All of a sudden, it’s as if repurposing pallets, making meals to freeze for a year, hand crafting home décor, or using exercise programs designed for Bob Harper, are totally within your grasp.  Beautiful pictures with boastful statements of success and wonder, entice you even more to continue towards another pinterest project.
My latest project was probably my most successful to date.  The kids and I made birdfeeders.  Basically it was  mixing gelatin and some birdseed and putting it in a cookie cutter.  I successfully deviated from the recipe recommended and quadrupled it, making six large feeders.  However, some of the feeders had small pieces, for example an umbrella.  In removing the umbrella from the cutter, the handle fell off.  As did the spout and the petals of the flowers to the watering can.  Pinterest should really have an advisory statement posted with every pin. Unless you are Martha Stewart herself, no project that you complete will even look remotely like the picture pinned. You also need to have a certain aptitude for crafting to complete a DIY project. I have none and can vouch for this. None of my projects have been a complete success. When they say a project costs $3.00 to complete—bologna! It costs $3 if you are the star employee at Hobby Lobby and receive crafts as a bonus for exceptional performance. I mean who really has glue guns, glue sticks, fabric, foam shaped accessories, mod podge, fancy paper, and whatever else handy at home. That left me with two complete shapes out of the six I attempted. Have I mentioned that my dog ate one?
Although my projects never turn out right, cost more than I expect, and take me forever to complete, I will keep going back to my pinboard taking on yet another project.  It’s possible for me to believe that somewhere in the end of this, I may actually gain a skill that I can claim as my own. So thank you pinterest in advance for teaching me to cook, do my hair, giving me fashion sense, to play with my kids, construct furniture, make my own laundry detergent……
Have you hopped on the pinterest bandwagon?  What are your favorite things to pin?  Did you know that Behaven Kids has an account with all things kids and fun?


Behaven Kids Friday Blogger - Amber