I love Pinterest. I realize that it isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but it has really helped me to experiment in the kitchen. I have never really enjoyed cooking, preferring to bake if needing to choose but as a Mom I don’t have much of a choice. Although I have been using Pinterest for a couple of years it has only been in that last few months that I have been trying the recipes that I pin. There are so many other families just like mine trying to live on less and I love how the internet gives us a chance to share ideas. Sometimes I make substitutions as we do not have all the ingredients on hand and I am finding that to be fun too. Today I tried to make caramels using the recipe found here http://www.rookno17.com/2013/03/how-to-make-easy-chocolate-dipped.html. It smells fantastic.
I am also starting to decorate for Valentine’s Day. I found a pin for the cutest paper bird about two years ago and have planned to make them every year since. I have had the scrap paper and paper clips sitting on my night stand for just as long. This is my week’s goal to finally make them. http://thecraftpatch.blogspot.ca/2012/01/paper-clip-love-birds.html?m=1
Completed today is a paper heart tree branch craft. I probably should look for a few more branches outside to add to it but alas it is almost pick up time for school.
The weather has turned colder here in Burnaby, BC but yesterday I did notice some signs of spring.