Pin Junkie Pin Party #101


Welcome to The Pin Junkie 
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day! 
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The party is held every Thursday at 7:00 PM MST.
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 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!


Here's what I've been up to this week:

skinnytaste-cookbook-by-gina-homolka valentine-treat-bags with roses the-ultimate-diy-book-collection

books to help you blog better

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Be sure to share your best Valentine posts at today's party.  
I'll be featuring some in February!


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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

http://www.mumsmakelists.com/2015/01/declutter-your-life/
Declutter Your Life
by Alice & Luci at Mums Make Lists


http://areturntosimplicity.com/16-ways-we-save-money-by-homesteading/
16 Ways We Save Money by Homesteading


http://www.mommyzoid.ca/blog/top-6-wordpress-plugins-blog/
Top 6 Wordpress Plugins
by Stephanie at Mommyzoid


http://www.adishofdailylife.com/2015/01/game-day-snacks-barbeque-chicken-stromboli/
Barbeque Chicken Stromboli
by Michelle at A Dish Of Daily Life


http://www.gingerlymade.com/2015/01/spring-owl-wreath.html
Spring Owl Wreath
by Ginger at Gingerly Made




If you were featured this week, please grab a button and show it off!

The Pin Junkie

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Now it's your turn to share what you've been working on.
Scroll to the bottom of the page to link up your projects, crafts, and recipes! 
The rules for this link party are simple!
Here's what you need to know:


Party Rules
1. Follow The Pin Junkie.
2.  Link back to the party.  You can get my blog button in the sidebar.
3.  Share anything family friendly - crafts, recipes, DIY projects. (No giveaways, contests, or link parties please.)
4.  Link directly to a specific post - not your main blog.
5.  Visit other links at the party.  It's always nice to leave some comments and pin from the original source.

By linking up to The Pin Junkie, you are giving permission to share your post and images on my social media networks and feature them on The Pin Junkie.

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The Ultimate DIY Book Collection

The Ultimate DIY Book Collection This post contains affiliate links.

The Ultimate DIY Book Collection

If you're a regular reader of The Pin Junkie, then you probably already know that I absolutely LOVE making things.  Whether I'm cooking, crafting, or DIYing, I really enjoy the sense of pride and satisfaction that comes from creating something of my own and that sense of accomplishment and fulfillment is pretty hard to beat!

The great thing about crafting and DIY is that there’s just so much to get involved in!  Home decorating, creating gifts, photography . . . there’s a huge world of crafting opportunities out there!

The only problem is, it can get expensive so quickly, buying more resources, more books, more patterns. What if you had a wide variety of inspiring resources right at your fingertips, but for a fraction of what you would usually spend?

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great crafting ideas
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helpful photography tips
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books to take your blog to the next level
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Valentine Treat Bags

Valentine Treat Bags
Valentine Treat Bags Easy DIY

Make Valentine treats extra special with these pretty Valentine treat bags!

Just cut two pieces of coordinating paper.  Both pieces should be 11 inches long.  One is 4 inches wide and the other is 3 inches wide.  Center the narrow paper strip on the wider strip and glue together.

Making Valentine Treat Bags Easy DIY

 Turn the paper over and mark these measurements.  I marked it lightly with a pencil.  (This is the inside and no one will see it.)  Then fold on these lines.  I like to use a scoring tool and a ruler to get crisp folds.

Making Valentine Treat Bags Easy DIY

Fill a bag with your favorite candy and place inside. ( I used Hershey's kisses.)
 Fold the paper and staple it shut.  I made sure I stapled the bag of candy too so it wouldn't fall out.

Making Valentine Treat Bags Easy DIY

I found these pretty paper roses at Michael's in the dollar section and had to have them.
Aren't they sweet?
 
paper roses

 They work really well at covering up that ugly staple!

Valentine Treat Bag

Looking for more simple Valentine's Day crafts?
How about a simple heart card!
http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2015/01/simple-valentine-card.html




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Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka

Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka
Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka

I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review.

Has anyone included "eat healthier" on their list of resolutions?  I start every year with the intention of making big changes in my diet and eating healthier.  This year I think I'm off to a good start with The Skinnytaste Cookbook by Gina Homolka which promises recipes that are light on calories and big on flavor.

As soon as I saw the recipes, I was hooked.  The Skinnytaste Cookbook is everything I want in a cookbook: colorful and appetizing photos, clear step-by-step and easy to understand directions, and recipes that include everyday ingredients.  I really like the convenient nutritional information included for each recipe too.

The recipes in the The Skinnytaste Cookbook are healthy, low in calories, as well as low in saturated fat.  Even though this is a health conscious cookbook, it includes recipes for traditional comfort foods like mac and cheese, french bread pizza, double chocolate chunk walnut cookies, and silky chocolate cream pie all of which have been lightened up.

Healthy eating doesn't have to be difficult or time consuming.  Many of the recipes in The Skinnytaste Cookbook are easy one dish recipes, slow cooker recipes, or can be made in about 30 minutes.  I love that many of these recipes have ingredients that I already have in the kitchen.  I made two of the slow cooker recipes which were the chicken enchilada soup and the white bean chicken chili verde.  Both got enthusiastic thumbs up from the whole family!

The Skinnytaste Cookbook  takes a very realistic approach to healthy cooking and eating and it's perfect for anyone who is looking for fresh, flavorful, and easy to prepare healthy recipes.


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Pin Junkie Pin Party #100


Welcome to The Pin Junkie 
 I'm on a mission to do the things I pin on Pinterest and try something new every day! 
---------
The party is held every Thursday at 7:00 PM MST.
---------
 I'm so glad you're here to party with us!


Here's what I've been up to this week:

cant-wait-to-get-to-heaven-by-fannie flag simple-valentine-card pinterest-business-accounts-why-you need one

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Be sure to share your best Valentine posts at today's party.  
I'll be featuring some in February!


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There were so many great projects shared at last week's party!  Thanks to everyone for sharing your projects, recipes and tips.  I can't wait to see what you will share this week!  But first, take a look at some features from last week's party.

mint brownies-mint-buttercream
Mint Truffle Brownies
by Ashlyn at Belle Of The Kitchen


how-to-customize-a-notebook
How To Customize A Notebook


how to grow-mushrooms
Grow Your Own Mushrooms


paint-stick-project-table-runner
Paint Stick Table Runner
by Julia at House Home Habitat


http://paperdaisyme.blogspot.com/2015/01/cheerful-winter-mantle.html
Winter Mantle and A Free Printable
by Leslie at Paper Daisy Designs