January 8, 2013

The Proof is in the Pin {Volume 5}

I have no sense of time these days. Zero. It is seriously flying by, and I just can't seem to keep up. So when I got a text from my friend Miranda last night about linking up for Proof is in the Pin today, I almost responded, "That's not til next week." But decided to first glance at my calendar. Sure enough, today IS the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Shoot. I wasn't kidding when I said I had no business trying to host a link-up. I seriously don't. But I'll continue to add it at the bottom because I do enjoy seeing other people's stuff. Luckily I have a few things to share today, even if I am a little late getting this posted. :)

Pin #1 - Wired Burlap Banner: When I came across this wreath I was obsessed with the banner. So I decided to make a Valentine's wreath with a banner like that. Finding the style of the wreath to put it on proved to be a bit of a task. I tried a yarn wreath, but that lasted all of about 5 minutes because in the words of our beloved Sweet Brown...ain't nobody got time for that. Actually I'm just too impatient and envy those of you that can make yarn wreaths. Maybe one day. So after a couple of other options I won't bore you with, I found a straw wreath in my abyss of a closet and decided to just wrap fabric around it. I cut my fabric in about 3 inch strips and hot glued the ends on after wrapping it. Pretty simple. The banner took a little more time, but I love it. You can find the full tutorial on how to make it here.
The only thing I did different is I didn't use freezer paper to stencil. I just printed my word and taped it underneath the burlap, and traced it. Since the burlap is basically see-through, it worked fine to do it that way. Oh, and I bought my burlap ribbon in the floral section at Hobby Lobby.

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Pin #2 - Crack Dip: This is one of our favorite easy dips. I've made it so many times you think I'd have it memorized, but oddly enough - I don't, and always end up having to search for it on Angie's blog. So I finally went ahead and pinned it for easy reference. Here is the recipe. Though I really need to lose it because I can't.stop.eating it. (Hence the name, I suppose.)

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Pin #3 - 15 Minute Creamy Avocado Pasta: I pinned this a long time ago and we finally tried it recently. I don't know if I made it wrong (very possible - not a chef) but we were not fans. It was really thick - too thick - didn't look creamy like the picture at all and it definitely didn't act as a "sauce" for the pasta. More like a block of butter. Okay maybe not that thick. But it wasn't what I was expecting. We also thought it was too lemony. Like I said, I'm sure it's something I did wrong, so if you've made it maybe you can give me some insight. You can find the recipe here if you'd like to try it.

Well that's all for today! If you have anything to share, you can grab the button if you'd like and link-up below. :)


  1. Cannot wait to try the Crack Dip!! I needed a dip recipe for the babe's 2nd b-day party next weekend...perfect timing!

  2. Love the wreath! And that dip looks positively delish. Although, with my pregnancy appetite, I'm thinking it might be a good idea for me to hold off on making it - that, or risk gaining even MORE weight, lol! I didn't accomplish any pins in the month of December. Not even one. But I hope to join in the link-up again soon as we will definitely be starting on the nursery shortly and I've got some cute Pinterest ideas for that!

  3. Cute wreath! I'm actually on the lookout for some cute Valentine's decorations to make for next months link-up...sounds like this one was pretty easy to make, yes? Would you recommend a straw wreath over a styrofoam one? I've NEVER made a wreath before but see them all the time from other bloggers and they look so cute! Thanks for hosting the link-up!! Cheers!

    1. Thanks! Yes, it was definitely easy to make. I think a straw wreath is so easy and they're also cheap. I should've mentioned to leave the plastic wrap on it - it keeps it nice and smooth. Hope that helps!

  4. It turned out fabulous! What a smart idea to just print it out and paint you clever girl! Hope you are well!

    Take care,


  5. I know I've seen you tweet or IG about this link up.... where can I find out more details about it?

    I pinned your wreath!!! Love it :) and that dip has been pinned too.

    Happy New Year,

    (I'm EMBRACEITMYWAY on twit/IG :)

  6. Wreath is adorable and the food looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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