30 minute Dinner Rolls – No rise time!

I’m on the 30 Day Shred workout programme. Me. Who NEVER exercises and whimpers at the thought of flexing a muscle.

I’m on Day 17, and I freaking LOVE it! I’ve totally shocked myself at my commitment to it. I have 2 stone to lose to get back to ‘pre-child’ weight and although my progress is slow, I’m losing steadily every week.

So, to the point.

Last night I whipped up Jillian’s vegetable soup but was CRAVING a little bit of dough in my life. So I pinsearched ‘Quick no mix dinner rolls’ and came up with these beauties to have with our soup.

They literally took 30 mins from Start to Finish. No rise time. No faffing around with dough hooks. Just chuck the ingredients in a bowl and mix for 2 minutes with a wooden spoon.

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I found the original recipe here over on the Chocolate & Chilli’s blog – pure yummyness here people!

I omitted the extra pinch of salt because I found that the mayo makes them salty enough 🙂

Quick Dinner Rolls:

2 cups all-purpose flour plus a pinch of salt (You could use wholeweat flour too)
3 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp light mayonnaise
1 cup milk
1 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Grease a muffin tin.

In a large bowl add all the ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon for about 2 minutes.  Fill the prepared muffin tin 2/3 full.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Srsly. They’re THAT easy. And so yummy with a big ol’ pot of soup.

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If this has taught me one thing. It’s that I need a new muffin pan. No amount of cropping or PicMonkey is going to hide that cretin of a pan!

If you try these out,  post a pic on our Facebook page so we can have a nosey!

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How to make your own Lampshade & November LINKY IS OPEN!

I spotted Louise making these a while ago and thought – Hey, That is so flipping cool – No Sew? I could TOTALLY try that.

Then I forgot all about it.

Until she started stocking the kits in her Shop.  And then I fell in love with this fabric…..

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And so my love affair with Lampshade making began.  I whipped up some Patio Lights fabric, a 30cm kit and sat down one evening and decided to just MAKE something.

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The fabric arrived all beautifully presented in pink tissue paper and Louise’s loveliness. (yes, that’s an actual thing) EEEEEKKKK!!! Once you’ve rubbed the fabric around your face one too many times  opened it up – you’ll find a few bits and pieces inside the kit and think to yourself… How the HECK is this going to make a giant lampshade??!

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All hail the simple instructions. Srsly. Photo instructions – this kit is Right up my street!

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The Contact paper was the most concerning bit of the project for me, but it was Easy as Pie to do.

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No fancy tools required – big pink scissors, fabric and the kit and you’re good to go!

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And TA-DAAAAA!!! One beautiful lampshade that I made all by myself.  I can’t show you it up in my office yet as we’re moving house on Friday (eeeekkk!! must start packing….) so as soon as it’s up I’ll post a pic 🙂   This whole project took me an hour from start to finish and I’m already planning 2 more for the girls new bedroom.  These would also make fantastic gifts for Chrimbo don’t you think? For £16 all inclusive, I reckon these are just FAB FAB FAB.

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I committed the ultimate blogger crime and took these photo’s at Night, on My Phone. Sorry!

I’m also opening the November linky on this post. Have YOU made something inspired by Pinterest? It could be anything crafty, diy, a recipe, a room makeover, organisational stuff, if you’ve made it – link it up! Read more about it here.

The linky will be open until November 30th – we will then pick a Random entry to win this month’s prize… have you guessed what it is yet? A lampshade kit of course 🙂

1 x 30cm kit up for grabs with the Sew Scrumptious fabric of your choice – winner picked by Random.Org – so what are you waiting for?! 🙂

Pin it, Make it, Blog it, Link it, Share it!

Here’s the Link! 

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Hello September!

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So… the nights are drawing in and we can already feel a fresh nip in the air … FRESH… a word my partner likes to throw at me in the dead of winter when I say I am ABSOLUTELY FREEZING and he replies with ‘No… It’s just FRESH’

Grrrrrr……

We do however have a FRESH new look on the site… what do ya’ll think?!! This amazing new look was conjured up by the wonderful Annie from Mammasaurus….. she is Fabulous, A total darling, and a design WHIZZ. If you’re looking for a new blog design I cannot stress enough over how much you should contact her… she’s affordable, so easy to work with and amazing. Are you getting the picture here?! Ha! Let us know what you think in the comments!  You can tweet her here too: @mammasaurusblog 

So… apart from the much spoken about drop in temperature, there are loads of scrummy things about Autumn too…

Apple Pie ‘n Roses? Yes please!

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Hot Cider…. Oh YEAH

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Wrap yourself up in a scarf… I’m a huge scarf lover… it hides all the… Bits.

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Halloween happens. How COOL is this pumpkin carving?!!!  I’m SO doing this!

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Our nail colours get darker and because we’re snuggled on the couch more often, its the perfect time to glam up our talons!

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Of course, cooler nights would be no fun without a little chocolate… I found this Coconut hot chocolate on pinterest. GET IN MY CUP!

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What is YOUR favourite season? I’d love to know… tell me in the comments! Or direct me to your Pinterest board!

Have you been recreating stuff from Pinterest? If so, join our linky it’s now ………. OPEN!

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Some Crafty Pinspiration

I periodically get great crafting quotes appear on my timeline on Facebook, and stupidly, I have never pinned them.

Until now.

I have started a “Crafty Quotes” Pinterest board:

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There is a general theme-that I am messy, but that’s ok, and that makes me “creative” not messy…
Here are a few of my faves:

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Sharing some Team Love

I thought I’d share a little bloggy love today. The PinAddicts crew is made up of the most AMAZING team of gals.

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Every day of the week these ladies post content onto this blog, as well as writing their own blog (or two!) of their own.  So I thought, what better way to show my gratitude and sharing love than by taking you on a little trip around their blogs.

louiseFirst up is Louise. My partner in ‘craft crime’ This chick makes me LAUGH until my tummy hurts. She is SO funny and sweet and I feel like I’ve known her forever, and not just a year or so 🙂 Alongside her BLOG, she has also setup an online fabric store FILLED with the most gorgeous fabrics, haberdashery and gifts. Click HERE to take a snoopy snoop! Louise posts here on Saturdays too!

carapinNext (picking at random!) is Cara from Freckles Family. Cara writes a family blog and takes photographs that will make your heart S.T.O.P – honestly, this girl is super duper talented and I could spend HOURS journeying through her blog.  This week, she’s taking a trip down memory lane chatting about Matchbox cars – can you believe they are 60 years old this year!? Cara hangs out with us on Wednesdays too!

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This is Jen – she has taken on the challenge to ‘Make Do & Mend, buy NOTHING NEW’ for a whole year! She’s over halfway into the challenge and looks like she’s having a blast along the way. (Not to mention doing a huge favour to the planet too!) I loved her post this week about making up a ‘Snail Racing Kit’ for a boy’s birthday gift – Super cool and I know even my girls would love to play this! Hop over HERE to check it out. Jen writes thrifty tips for us here on Thursdays. Thrifty Thursdays ya’ know!

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This is Tracy – our ‘New York contributor’ – HA! Sounds so cool …. Well… she IS so cool. Tracy is a mom of 2, avid crafter, pretty EXCELLENT cook and just a general fab lady.  She’s planning a trip back to her home country, Ireland, in February and you ALL need to convince her to sail across the sea to come and visit us. Go forth and convince! Click HERE to do the convincing. Tracy cooks up a storm with us here every Friday too!

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This is Jenny! She is a loooonnng time blogger & brilliant crafter, blogging over at The Gingerbread House since 2005 and LOVES to craft with her gorgeous kiddies – honestly, if you’re looking for inspiration, THIS is the place to go!  Jenny also writes over at Treading on Lego – click HERE to check it out! Jenny posts total pinspiring stuff here with us on Tuesday’s too!

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This is Viv aka Melksham Mum – writer of children stuff, craft, cake, musicfests! Viv is a total honey, wicked festival goer, stupidly brilliant crafter (check out the amazing Camera Strap she made for me HERE – LOVE you Viv! ) and she rounds up pinteresting things from around the web for us on Sundays. All hail Viv! Click HERE to say Howdy!

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Then there’s me, Kerry. Blogger, Picture Taker, Social Media Maniac, Funny Girl, Mom. Pretty terrible crafter. Pretty awesome Pinner. Click HERE to visit my blog of total waffling. 🙂 I’ll be posting here on Saturdays along with Louise.

And then…… we have a NEW team member on board…..! Watch this space for her introduction and post of yumminess – Live Monday 24th June…! You’ll LOVE her, we promise 🙂 She’ll be posting Mondays for us here on the blog.

We hope you’re enjoying your daily Pinspiration here on the PinAddicts blog – as always, we love to hear your feedback! If there’s anything you would like to see more/less of, please leave your suggestions in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by,

Happy Pinning!

Kerry x

May RoundUp and JUNE linky is Open!

Wowza’s! Another month has flown by and again we were literally WOW’ed by your fabulous makes, inspired by Pinterest!!

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Huge thanks to our wonderful entrants – I’ve listed them here, please click over to their amazing blogs and say Howdy!

Knitty Mummy

Jennifer’s Little World

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Vicky Myer’s Creations

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Ojo’s World

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Stunning Sunglasses Case by a Mystery contributor – so sorry I can’t click through to your Entry! If it’s you – please comment and I will edit! 🙂

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Sew Scrumptious kindly donated a gorgeous fabric bundle for our May winner – Click HERE to visit her shop of prettiness!

And so, without further ado….. this month’s winner, picked over at Random.Org is………

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Entrant #4…. Vicky Myer’s Creations with her totally CUTE recycled bag, inspired by the one found via Pinterest at Sak’s Fifth Avenue! Stunning!! *psstt…. click HERE to visit Vicky’s Etsy shop – full of fab bags!**

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Congratulations Vicky! Please email / tweet us so we can arrange to send your prize!

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Sooooo… that means that the JUNE challenge is now Up, Up and Away! Have you brought your Pinterest boards to life? Enter your linky via the Linky tool below, or post it up on Facebook by clicking HERE and we’ll enter it for you.  This month’s prize will be announced next Monday 10th June.

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Remember to hit the subscribe button on this blog too – we’re posting Daily, Pin-Inspired content for you to ogle over 🙂

Happy Pinning Everyone!

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Have YOU Been Pinned?

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Your work / products / DIY shenanigans could very well be PINNED into Cyberspace! Have you ever wondered how you find out who & what awesomeness these cyber folk have pinned?

Simples.

Type this into your Browser:

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Replace the purple website name with your own URL, (change the .com to .net or .uk – whichever applies) so for example for this site, PinAddicts Challenge, I typed this into the browser bar thingy:

techiepinAnd VOILA!

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You’re Pinning us!!! HOORRAAAHH!! Thanks lovelies!

Please let me know how you get on, or if you get stuck – feel free to drop me a line at:

pinaddictschallengeuk@gmail.com

Happy Pinning!

Kerry x

psssstt…. You can tote’s follow me on Pinterest by clicking HERE – I’ll follow Ya’ll back too!