My boss recently turned me onto a wonderful online resource. It’s called Pinterest.
They put a little button in your bookmarks bar so that whenever you see something fun on the interwebs you can pin it onto one of your cyber-boards.
You can also waste a gagillion hours looking through what other people have pinned.
How do I know?
Because I’ve done it.
I’ve been hooked on this thing for the past few weeks, and due to my endless browsing I can tell you what’s in style.
Pay attention, this is important.
Cake pops are in style.
Yellow and gray are freaking everywhere: on people, in rooms, on giraffes in baby shower invites. Everywhere.
Stuff made from paint samples are totally hip. Like lamps and bookmarks and name tags. I don’t get it either.
S’mores everything is the next big fad. S’mores cakes, s’mores cupcakes, s’mores cookies, s’mores cheesecake, s’mores Halloween costumes. For the record, I think s’mores are nasty.
Chalkboard paint and flowers made out of old t-shirts are most definitely in style.
Dressing your baby up like a piece of candy corn is cute, apparently…
Pumpkin bread isn’t in style yet.
But it will be after this.
PUMPKIN BREAD (based on the recipe in the NYT cookbook – that’s how you know it’s good)
- 1 3/4 c. white sugar
- 1 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. no sugar added applesauce
- 3 c. pumpkin
- 1 c. craisins (and/or 1 c. walnuts if that’s more your cup of tea)
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. ground cloves
- 4 tsp. baking soda
- 4 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. wheat germ
- 3/4 – 1 c. soy milk