Take Your Pins to the Pan Recipe Party

Take Your Pins to the Pan Recipe Party

Take Your Pins to the Pan

Last week I invited you to share your tried-and-true recipes with us. So many of you clicked through to see the recipes others have actually made and loved, only to find that mine were just about the only recipes linked up.  I have some theories about why this was the case:

a) You have no time to find your favorite recipes on Pinterest, let alone figure out how to link them up. You may have even been at the drive-through when you read the post.

b) You don’t even know what I’m talking about. You’re on summer vacation after all!

c) You pin recipes. You don’t actually MAKE them.

If option c applies to you, allow me to encourage you to make one of the great-looking recipes on your “to try” boards. I want to make it even easier for you!

The problem with making Pinterest recipes is we know that sometimes we’re being deceived by the photos. Sometimes that delectable-looking dish is going to taste disgusting and that’s after spending a ton of time and money making it. Wouldn’t you feel more comfortable actually making these dishes if a real person had made them and could vouch for them?

You know what I mean. Some of these food bloggers know the key words to use to get our mouths watering. Right now I think they could concoct a s’more omelet and we’d pin it. Sure they’re going to make it look good. And most of the comments on their sites are along the lines of “Can’t wait to try it!” Truth is we are most likely to make dishes we have eaten elsewhere and we are second most likely to make dishes our friends rave about. When a non-food blogger says a dish is to-die-for, we’re all ears.

I prowled Pinterest for real people with boards of recipes they’ve actually MADE and liked. I’m following them and you might like to, too:

Shayla has some healthy and yummy looking recipes I can’t wait to try.

Jeannette has a huge variety of recipes here that are quick and get raves.

Katt has a nice selection of breads, soups, breakfast and more. She reports how it went over and how she would change it.

Miranda offers up plenty of yummy main dish recipes, including crock pot recipes, often giving a brief review.

Joanne has pinned some of the yummiest looking dishes ever, including desserts. My mouth is watering. She also shares comments.

Karie offers a creative variety of dishes on her Made board, too. I love that she describes one of the dishes as “Awesome!” That’s exactly how my friends and I talk about food.

Now It’s Your Turn

You can either link up your “Made” boards and recipes below after pinning the graphic for this post (see this post for full instructions) or share the link to a recipe you’re committed to trying in the next week in the comments. Come back and tell us if it’s a winner.

I’ll be making Clean Eating Lemon Muffins. I am being more intentional about clean eating and my kids are crazy for lemon. I think this will be a nice change of pace for breakfast.

Update: The Clean Eating Lemon Muffins were a fail for my family, unfortunately. I would have needed to zest four large lemons to have enough zest and I didn’t care for the lemon extract taste. I think the problem is we’re comparing the taste to lemon cakes that are loaded with fat and sugar.

I don’t plan on doing another Pinterest link-up. But I will be sharing recipes I’ve tried and pins and pinners you shouldn’t miss. So be sure to click here for the latest finds.



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Time to Party on Pinterest

Time to Party on Pinterest

Pinterest Linky Party

You can get more out of Pinterest by finding great pinners and sharing their pins. If you’re completely new to Pinterest, check out this beginner’s guide. Then join us for a Pin Crazy time!

1. Pin the graphic above so more pinners will come to the party. (You can use the Pin It button by the graphic or the button at the bottom of this post.)

2. Follow me on Pinterest. It’s my party and I’ll pin if I want to.

3. Share the following in the linkup below:

– A link to your Pinterest page

– A link to a board you want to share

– A link to up to 3 pins you want to share

Don’t have a clue how to participate in a linky? Leave this tab open. In another tab, go to the page, board, or pin you want to share. Highlight the URL in the white box at the top of your screen. Right-click and choose copy. Click on this tab, go to the bottom of the post and click “Click here to enter.” Click in the URL box, right-click and choose paste. Give your URL a name. If the link is your personal board, write your name. After providing your name and email, you’ll be given an option to choose a photo. Choose “from the Web” and you should see the picture you want. Select it and crop it as desired. Choose “Click here to return to blog” to add another pin.

4. Go pin crazy by following pinners and pinning the great links you see below all week!

 



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Pin Crazy Pinterest Linky Party

Pin Crazy Pinterest Linky Party

Pinterest Linky Party

 

Are you crazy about Pinterest like I am? You should be! There are sanity-saving ideas galore there. I’m going to assume you already have a Pinterest account. Here’s how to go pin crazy today!

1. Pin the graphic above so more pinners will come to the party. (You can use the Pin It button by the graphic or the button at the bottom of this post.)

2. Follow me on Pinterest. It’s my party and I’ll pin if I want to.

3. Share the following in the linkup below:

– A link to your Pinterest page

– A link to a board you want to share

– A link to up to 3 pins you want to share

Don’t have a clue how to participate in a linky? Leave this tab open. In another tab, go to the page, board, or pin you want to share. Highlight the URL in the white box at the top of your screen. Right-click and choose copy. Click on this tab, go to the bottom of the post and click “Click here to enter.” Click in the URL box, right-click and choose paste. Give your URL a name. If the link is your personal board, write your name. After providing your name and email, you’ll be given an option to choose a photo. Choose “from the Web” and you should see the picture you want. Select it and crop it as desired. Choose “Click here to return to blog” to add another pin.

4. Go pin crazy by following pinners and pinning the great links you see below!

 



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Reasons to Educate Your Daughters, Free Language Arts & More: What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week

Reasons to Educate Your Daughters, Free Language Arts & More: What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week

Whats Hot in Homeschooling

This week I’m very thankful for the Internet. Through it, God enables us to enjoy the immense talents He has given to so many homeschoolers! I’m thankful, too, for the homeschool bloggers who share their creativity with us. If you’re featured this week, please grab the “Featured” button in the right footer. If you’re a blogger, I’d love for you to link up. If you’re a Pinterest person, please pin the great ideas from the What’s Hot in Homeschooling board. If you just want great articles and resources, read on!

5 Important Reasons to Educate Your Daughters

Whether daughters that we hope will be homeschooling moms should be educated beyond high school is a hot topic these days. This article from Intoxicated on Life is great encouragement to provide continuing education.

How Do I Stand Being with My Children

It’s a question I’ve been asked many, many times. Karen of Simply Living for Him does a great job of answering it.

Fly-Paper Mama

Of course, we don’t want to just “stand being with” our kids. We want to really enjoy them. A Humble Vessel shares how we can do just that!

Homeschool Language Arts for Free

If I could only choose one subject area to teach my children well, it would be language arts. When our kids can read well, they can learn God’s Word and even math well. Only Passionate Curiosity has assembled a great list of free curriculum for teaching these critical skills to 1st through 6th graders.

Teaching Strong Sentence Writing

Speaking of language arts, teaching kids how to write good sentences can be a challenge. The Chaos and the Clutter offers us a simple and fun method for making writing click. Can’t wait to try it with my kids!

All About My Homeschooling Family Printables

So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler points out that many worksheets that ask students to write about their families aren’t appropriate for homeschoolers. So contributor Jill made some and they’re free!

Now it’s your turn. What’s hot in your homeschool this week? Please grab my button from the blog’s right footer or link to this post. Please visit the blog linked before yours and thank them for the hot ideas!

 



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St. Pat’s, Conventions, Hiding Homeschool Supplies and More: What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week

St. Pat’s, Conventions, Hiding Homeschool Supplies and More: What’s Hot in Homeschooling This Week

Whats Hot in Homeschooling

I’ve found so much hot homeschooling stuff this week that I had to save some of it for next week! Thanks so much for the link-ups. Please keep sharing the great ideas! Click the titles of the articles that interest you and leave a comment for the blogger or share these sanity savers with other homeschoolers.

50 St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

I’ve never been much of a St. Pat’s fan. But the winter has been extending its stay into spring and my kids need a day of refreshing fun. So I’ll be going green for a day. How about you? Nicole of Mama of Many Blessings shares a great lineup of ideas for us.

Convention Survival Guide

Are you heading to a homeschool convention this spring or summer? I’ve been going for so many years and I still get excited. Heather Bowen shares some great advice at Homeschool Village for getting the most out of a convention and the coolest thing ever–a printable to help you stay organized. I’m so using this!

7 Tips for Hiding Homeschool Supplies

It’s wonderful to be able to homeschool in every room of your house. What isn’t as wonderful is having every room of your house LOOK like a school room. Stacey at Layered Soul has some real life examples for keeping your stuff accessible, but out of sight.

The Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Mother

Carol Anne’s post at Confessions of a Fraidy Cat really touched me because she shares the emotions so many mothers have when they wonder if there’s something different about their child.

Teachers Pay Teachers

I found this great website for educational downloads and was inspired by how one teacher used her materials. From the newsletter: “Meet this week’s Featured Teacher, Jodi SouthardJodi has raised over $10,000 through her TpT store to contribute toward covering the medical expenses of a young child, a sibling of one of her students, who needs a heart transplant. Twenty-one generous TpT Sellers supported her efforts by donating products toward her drive. She raised the money in about a week.

Free Creative Writing Resources

Speaking of downloads, Felicia at Princess and the Rock has some great worksheets and a game that will keep your kids interested in writing this week. If you have any to link up, please share them with her.

Now link up what’s hot on your homeschool blog this week!

Please grab the What’s Hot button from the right footer of Psychowith6 or link to this post. Visit at least one another link. Thanks so much for sharing.


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The Trouble with Toddlers, Dealing with Doctors and More: What’s Hot in HomeschoolingThis Week

The Trouble with Toddlers, Dealing with Doctors and More: What’s Hot in HomeschoolingThis Week

Whats Hot in Homeschooling

This week, I have some great get-real articles for you and an opportunity for fellow homeschool bloggers to link up and share what’s hot on their own sites. I’ll highlight the best articles in next week’s issue. As always, click the article titles to read and if you love them, comment or share the hotness! God bless your homeschooling this week.

The Trouble with Toddlers

Elizabeth at the Hesitant Housewife offers no solutions. She admits, it’s just hard. Having homeschooled with five different toddlers around, I will tell you that’s the truth. Go ahead and try different approaches, but your best bet may be to hang on until the ride’s over.

Real Life Homeschooling in Photos

In the same vein, Elizabeth shares an unretouched view of homeschooling on Hip Homechool Moms. I know you don’t think so now, but those photos will become your prized possessions.

The 30 Day Mom Challenge

Raising Godly Children offers a printable for moms from IMOM that gives us teachers a bit of homework. I can’t wait to work on mine.

Stick Figuring Through the Bible

Stick figure art is all the rage, and as an art underachiever, I couldn’t be more thrilled. I love the idea of kids creating stick figures to help them remember Scripture. Check it out at The Curriculum Choice. It’s on my list of Bible curriculum to explore for next year.

The Hobbit: A Unit Study

Whether you’ve read the book, seen the movie, or just plan to, Homegrown Learners has a neat unit study for you, complete with picture of the smiling owner of a project prize for completing it.

Dealing with Doctors

Dealing with physicians and other health professionals poses a unique set of challenges to homeschoolers. In short, it can be scary! Heather Laurie offers us an empowering perspective in this The Old Schoolhouse article.

Link up!

Have a hot article, tip, or resource to share? Please enter it below and either include my blog button or the link to this post in your own post or website. Please also visit at least one other link and thank them for the hot idea!

God bless your homeschooling this week!

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