June Synchroblog – Found on Pinterest

I love looking at ideas on Pinterest. I have to be careful though as sometimes it makes me feel worthless. There are so many good ideas and creative people out there. I have to be careful to not allow it to make me feel less than creative. I know you all think that I am this super creative person, but I am not. I have been ver fortunate to find that I have a natural talent for art jewelry making, but that is about the extent of it. I have a hard time decorating my house, coming up with cute gifts or anything creative in any other realm. Even jewelry making is extremely difficult for me. I can sit at my bench for hours upon hours and have nothing but crap to show for it. But every now and then, things click and they all fall into place. I wish that would happen a bit more often. Hopefully soon.

Another area that I am really awful is cooking. I am not good at it at all. And quite frankly, I don’t enjoy cooking. I would much rather do other things, like play in the studio and wait for fabulous ideas to come. Sigh, Such is life.

One of the things that I have enjoyed doing on Pinterest is looking at all the yummy things to eat. Pinterest is actually the reason that I asked for a crockpot for Christmas. I had been given one as a wedding gift, and I am pretty sure that in 15 years of marriage, it was used maybe 4 times. But then I started to see all these great things you could do with it. So just 2 months after I had given mine away, I asked my husband for one. The look on his face was priceless. HA!

One of our favorite recipes is Teriyaki Chicken. In fact, we had it last night. I meant to snap a photo of it, but we were running a bit late for dinner and everyone snatched it up quickly. The recipe I love to use is from http://lakelurecottagekitchen.com/2011/08/30/crock-pot-teriyaki-chicken/

Photo is from her website.
I make mine in a 6 qt slow cooker. It makes plenty. When it is just my family, we have enough left over for at least one more meal. But in the case of last night, we had only 3 extra people over and the bowl was left clean empty. I love that I just had to throw the items into the crock pot and I could leave to do all my other chores for the day and dinner was still nearly ready when it was time to eat.

The Artists Synchroblog is a group of bloggers who post every other month on the same topic, sharing our experience or perspective. On alternate months we undertake a Pinterest Project where we each take inspiration from a Pinterest picture, create something (art, a meal, a DIY project, etc) and then post about it.  You can read more about the Artists Synchroblog here.

Please visit the other synchrobloggers this month and see how Pinterest inspired them:
















12 thoughts on “June Synchroblog – Found on Pinterest

  1. WireWrangler

    You are too hard on yourself.
    I would say you have a real talent for organizing and blogging with a splash of video persona (personae).

  2. Melissa Muir

    Awwww, thank you. Yes, I am a bit hard on myself. But it really is true when it comes to creativity. I am glad to hear you say that about organizing, because I am one of the least organized people I know. But I am working on it and trying to be better. And I do love to make the videos.  

  3. D Lynne Bowland

    I actually hate cooking too …one of the reasons I didn’t use a cooking pin! That chicken looks yummy!

  4. Janice

    YUM! I’ll have to share my recipe for terriyaki chicken – its a marinade you make and pour over the chicken breasts (boneless) and then freeze it in the marinade. When you take them out and broil them they are SO tender! And yummy!

  5. Marika

    I’m just amazed at the fun things you can find on Pinterest, really. This here made me hungry. And I’ve just eaten before.

  6. Melissa Muir

    HAHA Marika, if you start it now you will have a huge appetite for it when it is ready.  


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