Shabby Chic Coffee Filter Wreath

Everyone seems to be on the “shabby chic” kick these days when it comes to home decorating. We had a blank spot in our living room that needed filling, so I headed to the store to find something shabby chic and fabulous. Holy. Crap. Pre-made wreaths at Michaels, even small ones, cost $20+. The larger, […]

Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies

I think this is my new favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. They are chewy and delicious. And they freeze well, too. I pinned this recipe from Jackie Gaccione who pinned it from PinCookie.com. Just make sure you check the pantry for the chocolate chips, because at my house some people get these chocolate cravings and […]

Christmas in July: The Giant List of Cookie Recipes

My mother (Sharon) is known for her Christmas cookie platters. If you’re lucky enough to get one of these puppies for the holidays, you have days of scrumptious treats to look forward to. She starts baking weeks before Christmas to prepare, often baking all day to fill the freezer with cookies for Christmas. Here are […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Show Up in the Gifts Category

If you’re selling items via Etsy or another online store, you can really reap the benefits. Did you know that according to a Shopify study, Pinterest users are more likely to make a purchase based on what they see on this social network – and when they do, they spend, on average, twice as much […]

PinterMess Microwave Mug Cake…

If you ask me, who ever came up with the idea to combine chocolate and caramel should be worshiped by all and should have his or her face featured on the dollar bill. That’s how much I absolutely love these two ingredients together. I also love cake. I mean come on, who doesn’t like cake? So when […]

Sausage Wonton Appetizers

These sausage appetizers are a great snack to make for any kind of party or occasion. You can easily find all the ingredients in the grocery store or change up the ingredients with whatever is in your refrigerator or pantry. I pinned a version of this recipe from Stephanie Slaughter, who pinned from The Taste […]

Two-Ingredient Frosting Fudge

A recipe that’s easy, fast, and chocolate? Count me in. I saw this pin originally from Jillee, who pinned it from You Pinspire Me. I have no willpower for something called “five minute fudge,” especially when I already have all of the ingredients in my pantry. And I don’t keep a super well-stocked pantry; there […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Get Your First 100 Followers

One of the questions I most commonly get asked about Pinterest is this: Allison, no one is repinning my stuff. No one even knows I exist. How do I get people to follow me when I’m starting from zero? For me, the tipping point seems to be 100. I’ve been working on my own Pinterest […]

Creamy Spicy Chicken Lasagna Rollups

I love chicken. I love pasta. I love cheese (oh how do I love cheese). So when I saw this recipe for Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups, originally from iVillage, I had to try it. Okay, I’ll admit it. I made a few changes to the original recipe. But I’m still hesitant to but this […]

Fun and Funky Water Marbled Nails

Now I have to admit, I’m not usually one to have my nails painted all the time. My nails are usually a mess to be honest, too short and even bitten up (yes, I’m a nail-chewer). But earlier this year when I had my senior class art show, I wanted to do something special. When […]

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie – You Won’t Believe the Secret Ingredient!

Whenever someone puts the word “healthy” in front of a baked goods recipe, I’m always immediately skeptical. Chocolate isn’t supposed to be healthy. Cookies aren’t supposed to be healthy. And pie? Forget about it. So throw those things together to make a chocolate chip cookie pie and the result should be instant diabetes on a […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: Be Responsible with Repins

Repinning others’ content is one of the best ways to meet new people and find cool pins on Pinterest. However, if you aren’t careful, repinning can bite you in the butt. Some people are pinning improperly or with less than pure intentions, and if you repinning these pins, you’re passing on bad links to your […]

Onion Roasted Potatoes

This recipe has been around for a long time. I’ve seen versions of it on the back of the dry onion soup mix box and in several recipe books. It’s simple and doesn’t take many ingredients. Sometimes that’s all we have time for. If your oven is on, this is an easy side dish to […]

PinterMess: Nasty Jello Cookies

Today’s recipe is not one I recommend. Not at all, actually. These Jello Cookies were downright nasty. Seriously, that doesn’t even sound good. I don’t know what I was thinking. Jello cookies? Blech. So why post it? Because I keep seeing people repinning this recipe on Pinterest! At least three or four times a week, […]

Oh So Easy Blueberry Snack Cake

I didn’t find this recipe on Pinterest but this is a quick and easy cake that I have been making for a long time. I found a version of this recipe in the 2004 Taste of Home Annual recipe book and also found a version online. It is easy, just like the chocolate muffins Allison […]

Pinterest Tip of the Week: How to Tag Friends in Pins

Did you know that you can tag your friends in the description of a pin, which will notify them that they’ve been tagged? It’s quite handy when you pin something they’ve created or you want to alert them about a pin that they should see. If your friend follows a lot of people, they might […]