I am a big fan of Pinterest.
I probably pin too many things, and some might say I need an intervention.
That being said, I do sometimes find great information, like how to kill ants, and how to fold a bag of chips so you don't need a chip clip, and my personal favorite, how to fold up those plastic shopping bags so they aren't a big wad of mess (like mine used to be).
I also have found lots of crafty stuff to try, and this past weekend I did just that. I made a Brown Sugar Scrub which was originally pinned from Stephanie Lynn's Under the Table and Dreaming Blog. I started with this craft, because I had recently bought some containers at Walmart (I don't remember what exactly I bought them for in the fist place), and I had all the other ingredients in my pantry. Being a scrapbooker/stamper didn't hurt either because I had all the decorative items to complete the jar and make it look nice.
Basically, you just put Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, Oil (I used olive oil because I couldn't find sunflower), and Vanilla in a bowl and mix (you can get the exact measurements from the link above). Easy, easy recipe. Just mix, scoop into jars, and decorate.
Here's my finished product:
The recipe made these two jars full, which was plenty. The flowers and ribbon on the jar where from Michaels, and I stamped the tags. I put the flowers on the side because I didn't want anything on top where you open the lid. Just my way of thinking.
When I was cleaning up the mixing bowl, I used the remnants and it really did work as a scrub, it smelled pretty good, and since it was all made with food ingredients, I did a taste test and it tasted OK too. All in all a fun, easy, quick, project. I could see this being a project at a girl scout meeting (do they have those still ?), but also for adults.