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Pinterest To-Do List

A few weeks ago I decided to look through my Pinterest boards and see what I’ve actually been pinning the past few months. Sometimes I just pin away without every really looking at what I’m pinning. I have 1,180 pins to date (it will change in the next few hours I’m sure) and maybe 20% are things I’ve actually done.  It’s not that I don’t want to do all these crafty ideas I see but more that they get lost in my crazy pinning addiction, buried under more and more ideas.  Ideas stacked on top of ideas and none of them fully realized.  Here are some things that I want to actually do in the near future.  This is my to-do list, published for the purpose of accountability.

This one is already underway…just need to sew everything together!

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Thankfully I don’t need to know Chinese (?) to figure this project out…you’ll understand if you click on the picture.

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The color combo is fantastic!  I don’t know if having two blankets in my to-do list is really a good idea but I figure you can never have too many blankets.

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I’ve been eyeing this shirt tutorial for awhile now.

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And I need to make some rugs for the kitchen…

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And then of course there are a ton of toddler/kid ideas that I want to do with Dieter.  Maybe I’ll do another post soon with that to-do list. Seriously, what did I do before Pinterest?  Oh yeah, I had to come up with my own ideas…I couldn’t just take everyone else’s.


How to do Bread Better

There are some things our family can’t give up too easily. Example: bread and tortillas. My two boys love their bread and tortillas. Jeremiah has a sandwich EVERY day for lunch. Granted he works on the road so options are limited. D-man, well he loves his “tatas and salsa.”

Funny story. Our family will often repeat what D says when we find it particularly amusing but when your mom says “tatas” instead of tortillas it’s not quite as endearing as a two-year-old saying it. I could tell she agreed when she scrunched up her nose and said something to the effect of “that doesn’t sound right.”

Our lives are consumed by that little guy.  He’s awesome.

I digress. We’ve cut out a ton of grains from our diet since moving towards eating Paleo but it’s been difficult to find a suitable sandwich alternative. So I’ve dabbled in the world of soaked grains. To put it in the most basic terms grains contain elements called phytates which make the grains difficult to digest as well as take nutrients OUT of our body. Sound weird? This is a better explanation.  Soaking your flour in an acid before baking with it helps break down these phytates and helps your body out in the process.  And it’s not a new concept by any means; sprouting, soaking, and fermenting where all methods used by our ancestors.  I’m still trying to find ways to lessen our intake of grains but this method has helped us out a lot and I’ve used it in several different recipes.

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Pizza dough with soaked grains (plus mashed carrots in the sauce….he’ll never know)

  • Pizza Dough
  • Bread
  • Granola
  • Pancakes
  • Cookies
  • Oatmeal

This is a great resource.

And here is my pinterest board where I keep adding the soaked recipes I want to try out (or already have).