I’m in the process of setting up a separate Pinterest page just for Trigger Memory. Up to now, I was basically sending you to my personal page. Feel free to follow whichever you like. The Trigger page will be 90% school/education related, while my personal page will have recipes, decor, cool places to visit, etc. The Trigger page is in process, but it’ll take me a bit to get all my learning links and resources moved over. Pinterest is truly an amazing resource that can be used in so many ways. If you need an invite, just email me at triggermemory at charter dot net and I’ll send you one.
Here are a few of my recent Pinterest “successes”:
I mixed ideas off my Graduation board and made these for a friends daughter. I couldn’t find the exact candies they suggested, but improvised and then printed some of the free toppers from my board as well. I used hot glue to stack a plate on top of a large, white platter (with a clear glass in between). Just run under warm water and the glue just melts away and you can peel it off.
Salad in a Jar
These Salads in a Jar turned out really, really well. The pretty glass ones on the left were for me and the big, plastic ones on the right were for hubby to take to work. I left some space in his so he could mix it up and eat it right in the jar. (I pour mine into a bowl.) This was such a success that I’ve dedicated a plastic tub to yummy salad toppings.
Oh, I also used dried beans and made up a big batch of homemade chili to freeze. It’s much cheaper than buying by the can (have you seen the price of chili lately!?), is gluten free, and I can package it in portions that are the right size for our family. There are probably about 2 1/2 cans in each freezer bag. It looks like it’s about time for me to make some more, in fact.
Father’s Day Floats
We surprised my husband on Father’s Day with Root Beer Floats. I printed out the cute A&W (You’re an A&Wesome Dad!) label I’d found on Pinterest. Unfortunately, it was SO attractive that my husband thought the pop had come that way and didn’t realize we’d made it! lol Since he’s gluten intolerant, I made some cookies from my Yummy Stuff – Allergy Friendly board to go with them.
OK, I realize that if you read this blog, you’re probably sick of hearing about my Global Bucket experience, but they really are impressive. In fact, I fried up our first two zucchini last night. Yum!
I think those are my most recent Pinterest-ing endeavors. Of course, I there are those tips and tricks you just incorporate into your life, like the one below that I use all the time.
And the altered clipboards that we used successfully all school year.
What about you? Do you have some favorite Pinterest tips or projects? Please share!
I am SOOO impressed with this system! We literally have to do NOTHING to it. That said, my husband does go out and spend 20 min or so a night just admiring his babies! lol
Here are updated pictures taken three weeks after the last shots I posted. Impressive, eh? Oh, and we’ve had 100 degree temperatures!
I have no doubt we’ll be adding many more buckets next year. This experiment was a great success!