I don’t think you could say that I’m addicted to Pinterest, but I do spend a good amount of time on there. Fittingly, Simple Homemade is running a link-up called “From Pinterest to Real Life” that features the Pins that we’ve actually made or done this month, and I felt compelled to participate. Here are May’s Pins:
I made liquid hand soap from a bar of soap. I bought these recycled class soap dispensers a few years back after I had seen some at a bed-and-breakfast in Boulder (LOVE this place, by the way) that I really liked (I kind of obsess over really minor things like that), but haven’t been able to find a liquid hand soap that I really liked. I tried Dr. Bronner’s a few times, but that only works well with foaming dispensers, which these were not. So I bought a bar of Dr. Bronner’s lavendar soap and made liquid hand soap from it. The only things I changed was adding only ten cups of water rather than the gallon called for in the instructions (since many people had complained of theirs being runny), and using vegetable glycerine….not that that’s a change…just an extra adjective.
The verdict: While not exactly the same consistency as normal liquid hand soap (it’s kind of just goopy, for lack of a better word), it works and that’s the most important thing. It made about one-and-a-half quarts of soap, which I stored in one of my handy dandy mason jars. I’ll play around with the recipe more next time, but I’m glad I found something to use!
I made coconut banana muffins. I actually sat down with two of these (slathered in butter, of course) and a bottle of kombucha when I started to write this post. 🙂 I have a lot of coconut flour and since E was gone this week, we had extra eggs (we get three dozen per week which is usually just enough for us to have five eggs for breakfast each day), and I was craving something sweet, I gave these a shot. I left out the coconut extract as I didn’t have any on hand.
The verdict: I think I was expecting something sweeter (though I’m not sure why….these only have two tablespoons of honey and the bananas to sweeten them), but they were tasty and definitely better on the second day as the description says. They were easy to make so I’d have them again.
- Chocolate coconut oil Hard Shell – This was fantastic.
- Cottage Cheese in Scrambled Eggs – I thought this would be a good way to get more fat into B’s diet and just started doing this a few days ago. He doesn’t seem to like it, though, so I probably won’t keep doing it. It does make the eggs fluffier, but they have a very different taste.
- Maple Butter Popcorn – This isn’t the first month I’ve made this, but I’ll repost it here just because I like it so much. E isn’t a huge fan, but that means more for me. 🙂
- Homemade Coconut Milk Shampoo – This was meh. It made my hair kind of greasy, but E and B had good results. It’s not great enough to continue making it, though.
And now I feel challenged to do more non-food Pins next month! 🙂