Our Pinterest Fail

Isn’t Pinterest great? So many cool ideas! Decorating tips! Delicious recipes! Crafts, games, and all sorts of goodies to make and buy.

Imagine how excited I was when I came across a pin that promised to fill my house with the citrusy scent of lemon after growing a lemon plant from a seed indoors. It was the perfect little activity to interest a then five year old boy, who loved trying new things. Besides, how hard could it be? We had grown more than one of those little pots with the grass in it with impressive results.

We carefully filled our pot with soil, made sure there were holes in the bottom for proper draining, dropped in six seeds and covered them with more dirt. Added water and waited….. At long last three tiny sprouts appeared and we watched and watered and hoped.

One year later-

Okay, maybe this project required more attention than we realized. Maybe this was just a case of my cursed black thumb at play. Regardless, we did not have a lush lemony smell wafting through our house. And it was fun to dream about that possibility for a little while.

This little experiment has been logged in our Pinterest fail column. On to the next project!

This post is in response to Ragtag Daily Prompt- Seed.

Happy Pinning!


Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 18- Sweet

Isn’t Pinterest great? The possibilities are endless! You can inspire yourself with motivational quotes and articles. You can find projects and ideas that could keep you busy for the rest of your life. Or it can give you something to dream about to pass the time.

I’m a failure in the kitchen. I just can’t get anything right but looking at these cookies I thought, hey, 3 ingredients? How hard can that be? Looking at the picture,they look sweet….very sweet. Those 3 easy ingredients? Cake mix, Cool Whip and one egg. Yeah, probably REALLY sweet once you roll them in powdered sugar and add sprinkles.

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SOOOOOOOO, there’s my end result.* It’s okay to cringe or snicker. They are undercooked and flat and floppy. And actually the only thing that was right is the sweetness. They aren’t sickeningly sweet.

I just had to share my “Pinterest Fail” when I saw this week’s Hugh’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Week 18- Sweet. You can check out the guidelines to participate in this fun challenge and to check out all the entries.

* Here is a screenshot of the original pin…..so you can see where my cookies fell a bit short. IMG_3328