Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday Tried It - She's Got Good Ideas


A few years ago I asked Jeeves when I needed to know something.  

Then I started to ask Google.

But now I ask Pinterest.

For example.  I had a candle that came in a cute mason jar that I wanted to save, so I asked pinterest, "How do you get the wax out of a candle jar?" She said to put boiling water in the jar after the candle was gone then let it set for a little bit.  She said it would melt the wax and come right out.  She reminded me to not pour the hot water/melted wax down the sink, but to dump it outside.  She said the inside of the jar would wipe clean with a paper towel.

She was right.  Pinterest is as good as asking a neighbor.




Then, Cali gave me a low-bench bookshelf that she didn't want.  I walked all over the house trying to figure out where to put it.  I tried it on the ground.  I tried it on a table top.  I tried it on a wall.  It just didn't look right anywhere.  I put it in the garage until a solution could be found.  What I should have done was ask Pinterest how to display low-bench bookshelves, because two days later Ande sent me one of her ideas.




She said it would work perfectly for children's books if I displayed some big, appropriate things on top of it. She was so right.  It does work perfectly and looks good.  Pinterest is as good as asking a neighbor.

4 comments:

Barb said...

Pinterest and daughters keep me on track and inspired!

Susan said...

I read the tip of putting the candle in a pan of water and warming the wax up that way. When it gets just warm enough to be liquid, use a paper towel to wipe it out. If there's too much wax to wipe out, then make a little bowl out of tin foil, and pour the wax in the bowl and wait for it to harden, then put it in the garbage!

I love pinterest too! I have so many recipes pinned, but just not enough time to do them all!

I love your chairs by the book case too! Your house is so cute!!

Susan said...

I read the tip of putting the candle in a pan of water and warming the wax up that way. When it gets just warm enough to be liquid, use a paper towel to wipe it out. If there's too much wax to wipe out, then make a little bowl out of tin foil, and pour the wax in the bowl and wait for it to harden, then put it in the garbage!

I love pinterest too! I have so many recipes pinned, but just not enough time to do them all!

I love your chairs by the book case too! Your house is so cute!!

melanie said...

I wonder if the men on Pinterest refer to it as a 'he'?

Last weekend I made tatertot crust/egg muffin things for dinner. Pinterest helped me out on that one because I needed a last minute dinner idea. She pulled through because it's a kid favorite now.