I'm addicted to Pinterest!

I really, really am! I could spend HOURS pinning. If you don't know what pinning is, I'll tell you. Pinterest is an online pin board. I personally have so many websites bookmarked so that I can later do/cook/ refer back to them, but I always forget about them. Out of sight, out of mind! BUT with pinterest you can take any photo on a website and pin it into one of your 'folders'. For example, on my pinterest board (you can follow my boards by clicking the pinterest sign on the right hand column) I have 26 boards, all different categories. I have my photos that I pin from this blog, called Cupcake Apothecary, I have foods I want to cook and bake, Awesome ideas and tips, Christmas ideas, etc, etc, etc.
So do I sit around and just pin? Hell no! I actually do the things I see on pinterest; here are some things I have done:
Beach-y Salt  Hair Spray
Where I live the water is SO HARD! As I have naturally curly hair (Yes, thats me in the photo) and the water here was deteriorating it! But with a few tips, I brought my hair back to life, including the salt spray.

1. Lanza Sun and Swim Shampoo and Conditioner.
It is for people who swim a lot or have hard water. 

 2. Vinegar rinse. 
After I shampoo my hair, I rinse it out with half a glass of water and half a glass of vinegar mixed in. It helps to take out all the crap in your hair, previous hair spray and junk and it helps with the hard water.

 3. Lanza Noni Fruit Detangler and Leave in Conditioner
Once my hair is lightly damp I spray this in my hair, mostly where I have highlights and parts I've bleached.

4. Salt Spray
1 tsp Epsom salt, Few drops olive oil (or Jojoba oil), and 1/4 water (I use distilled water) in a spritzer bottle.

Afterwords my hair comes out nice and curly, as if I was washing my hair in regular water. I know it seems like a lot of work, but this is actually a lot easier than my usual routine of putting 14 different products in it! And if you have curly hair, you know that it takes a lot to keep it nice!

Grow Green Onions
Don't throw those away!
I always have 1 or 2 recipes that call for like 2 tbsp at most and then I have to throw the rest away.
Well, place your green onion ends into a glass with water and in a sunny window and they will keep growing! It's amazing! I've already have had to cut them down and freeze some. Every few days I empty out the water and place new water. 

Memory Jar
I know I don't have many memories in it yet, but it's only the beginning of the year! And there's nothing around to do, but we're trying. Anyways, after the year is up, on New Years Eve, You read them out loud! 
Source: Inchmark

Homemade Dish Washer Detergent
This one I am most proud of! I've recently gotten into a saving money/coupon clipping kick and I noticed how expensive dishwasher detergent can be especially when that detergent doesn't last that long!
So, I tried this and you can compare how amazing it is on my silverware. Like I said, I have hard water and nothing makes them clean-clean. Until now!
I swear I did not tamper with the left knife. I pulled it right out of my silverware drawer. I didn't even know there was some kind of writing on them because they'd come out so foggy! Ok, here is the 'recipe'
1 cup Borax
1 cup Washing Soda
1/2 cup Kosher Salt (I used regular table salt and so did the original resource, and it still worked great)
1/2 cup Citric Acid (double this if you have hard water, which I did, I also used Lemishine)

Basically, mix it all together in a bucket or container. 
Use 1 tbsp each load. 
I use 2, 1 in the open compartment in the dishwasher and 1 in the one that locks and releases during the cycle.
You can find all of these in the detergent aisle.

I also like to use Vinegar in the rinse aid compartment, it works so much better with the hard water and its so much more inexpensive!

Sorry, I have no clue what those things are called... Filing racks perhaps? Anyway, if you don't have a lot of room in your kitchen like me, then you'll love this!
Take some mounting tape and stick it to a cabinet, like so.

So amazing! I have another one on the other side holding sandwich baggies as well.
I don't know where I got this idea from, but I know it was on pinterest. 

13 Lovely Thoughts:

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

I am soo addicted too. Natural curly hair too :) Love the memory jar. I need to do that - if I only could get off pinterest!

Unknown said...

great ideas and most of it i already have! thank u :)

Kelsey said...

It's called a Magazine File!

Anonymous said...

i am doing the storage thing for sure ASAP

Anonymous said...

Just did the magazine file storage on each side of my under sink cabinents. LOVE IT!!! I actually emptied out a drawer.

Anonymous said...

Just wondering if using hooks that you pull down the tape when you don't want the hooks in the same place. By first attaching the hooks, then you place the file holder.

Anonymous said...

you have so many wonderful & useful the one with the mag. rack!

Unknown said...

I'm going to have to try the dishwasher recipe. I have hard water too, thank you city of Houston for that.
Thanks for the great ideas

Eugeni Potgieter said...

I definitely need a memory jar to remind me to get off Pinterest and get some work done in the house! LOVE IT!

Kaylyn Reed said...

I'm excited to try the dish washer detergent. Do you use the Lemishine in place of the citric acid, or as well as? If you use both, how much Lemishine do you use?

Unknown said...

Love the detergent, did anyone have problems with it getting hard

Anonymous said...

yes mine would get hard too, i just shake the container some, and i've also left the citric acid out of recipe and just add a teaspoon to every load and it works well.

Unknown said...

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