Welcome to Inspired Life! I am a mother, but this is not a "Mommyblog" by any means. Yes, I blog about my children (two girls, 12 years apart) but I also write as inspiration strikes me. Current events, women's issues, randomness, sometimes silliness.
Why the name Inspired Life? When I decided to move my writing to an independent blog from another website, I was searching for a name. I looked back on a recent post I had written and that phrase kept coming back to me. It reminds me daily of who I am and what inspires me. That tends to disappear in the daily life of work responsibilities, household responsibilities, and wife and mother responsibilities. With the reminder, I don't let responsibilities to myself get lost along the way.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our next episode of "I made it from Pinterest"

I've been making some fun things that I found on Pinterest lately! Some have had incredible results, others... not so much.
I was excited to find these instructions for homemade, non-toxic glitter. (There are tons of other recipes non-toxic craft supplies on this site also) It seemed simple, so I tried it while making dinner one night.
First, baking salt STINKS. Seriously. Second, the glitter does not magically turn glittery and sparkly like in the picture. A few crystals did, but it looks more like colored sand than glitter. We haven't tried crafting with it yet, so I have no idea how it will work then. Time will tell.

The girls and I also made handprint/footprint reindeer. It was a craft on our Advent calendar. This one was fun, and turned out great! 


Saturday, for breakfast, I made this recipe. It was absolutely, amazingly, delicious. And super easy! I used my cast iron pan for the first time in at least a decade. I brushed it with melted butter like the directions said, then put the biscuits in the bottom. I then brushed what was left of the butter over the biscuits before adding the first layer of cheese. This was a big hit with the family.

Finally, there is the macaroni and cheese. It looks good, doesn't it? We thought so, too. Unfortunately, even though I followed the recipe down to the freshly-grated cheese, it was so very bland. There just wasn't any taste to this at all! I think the small amount of butter is the problem.

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