Thursday, May 30, 2013

A Pinterest Win & a Fail

Several months ago, a Facebook friend posted a link to blog called Pintester.  I can't remember the exact blog post, but it sounded pretty funny, and my friend had written something to the effect of "OMG, this is hilarious!"  So I clicked and and have been a faithful follower ever since.  I even signed up to follow by email so I wouldn't miss a single post. You should probably do that with my blog while I'm thinking about it. Just find the little box for your email subscription somewhere over on the right side of this post...
That way, you won't miss a single post of mine!
So back to the Pintester. The brain behind the blog is Sonya Foust and she tests pins from Pinterest, documenting each hilarious step.  She. Is. Hilarious. The pins are usually an epic fail, which makes the post even funnier!  Recently, Sonya announced The Pintester Movement. A reason to try a pin and share our successes and failures. That's what I am doing today. I have one of each.
The first is baked strawberries that promised to be a delicious, healthy snack that taste like Twizzlers. I love strawberries and Twizzlers, so I was all for it. Here's the pin:

And here are shots of my berries a'baking.
photo of baked strawberries

photo of baked strawberries

They don't look so good, do they?  They were awful. They never completely dried out and just looked so weird. I couldn't even bring myself to try one!  Note to self-and all of you- do NOT try this pin hoping to get healthy Twizzlers. It won't happen.

My second pin was for school and it DID turn out well!  
Here is the pin from Pinterest:

Here is mine!
photo of First day of school frame for elementary school

So one fail and one win.  Not too bad!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and don't forget to go by The Pintester and check out more Pinterest tests!


  1. The Pintester blog truly is hilarious! I was reading a few of her posts a few weeks ago and loved it! Those strawberries look depressing. Who would have thought they would look so strange? I love the frame you made! Lovely!

    Miss A's Kindergarten

    1. Every single post she writes makes me laugh out loud! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Haaa, I couldn't bring myself to try the strawberry one because of the possibility of ruining perfectly good strawberries. :) But I'm glad your other one worked!

    1. It did hurt to throw them out :( lesson learned- fruit cannot be turned into candy...

  3. Hi Dana! Your frame came out great! What an adorable thing to do for your kids!

    Science for Kids Blog

  4. I just LOVE the frame! What an awesome idea with littlies all the way to year 9s! I can imagine my year 9s looking at me weird, but loving it too! :)
    Thank you!

    Liz - BaysideMathTeacher

  5. AnonymousJune 01, 2013

    It's a pity about the strawberries because that would be a fantastic money-saver for guaranteed lunch-box happiness. Maybe a food dehydrator would do the trick.


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