Thursday, February 11, 2010

think about it Thursday...

Today I have been thinking about getting things done...

I am one of those people that always has a brain full of plans and ideas! There are a list of projects a mile long that I really really want to do...the only problem with that is that I also have a problem with follow through. So last week when I posted all of my "plans" for valentines day projects I looked at them all and thought: "Oh boy...I have a lot to do!" So this week I have been mostly busy with following through. It may sound lame to ya'll, but to me it is huge! I didn't get it all done, but I did A LOT!!


I  found this idea last week and my kids are putting them together for their teachers. It is just a sucker covered in a black napkin. The pattern is HERE and HERE from Skip to My Lou.


So now onto the follow through. I spent most of Tuesday learning how to make my mom's yummy cinnamon rolls so that I could make heart shaped ones for Sunday. It was so fun and they turned out great! Then Wednesday my friend was interested in learning and making some also...so we spent most of yesterday morning/early afternoon making them. I now have a bunch frozen and ready for weeks of yummy goodness!

This is how you roll your dough to get the top of the heart shape! Normally you just roll straight across!

It was quite the operation!


Aren't these just the cutest ever!??!! I love how they turned out. Once in the pan you just pinch the bottom to finish the heart look!


Here is the follow through on the flower valentines for my little girl! They were super easy and came together in a snap!


So there you have it! No huge new craft or ideas this week...just a lot of accomplishing what I set out to do...and BOY does it feel GOOD!!

What project have you had on your list way too long?

Think about it...

42 comments:

  1. I love accomplishing things! You'd think I would do it more often! :) I love all of these ideas, and I'm making those cinnamon rolls on Sunday -- they are SO adorable!

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  2. Good stuff! There are so many cute Valentines with suckers BUT my son's preschool doesn't allow them! I can't wait till he's in elem school...

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  3. I LOVE it! I really want to make those rolls for Matt, he loves them. I'll bet yours were as good as they looked!

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  4. I. WANT. THOSE. CINNAMON. ROLLS!!! I featured this idea at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. They look delish!

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  5. Those are so sweet! I'm going to have to try these for my guy. :)

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  6. This is Such amazing Ideas!!! Are you going to post the recipe for the Cinnamon Rolls!!! Please Do!!! They look Delicious

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  7. Some of the cutest V-day ideas I've seen...I'm definitely making some cinnamon rolls tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing. xoxo

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  8. Very cute idea for the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I am making those cinnamon rolls! I also love the flower pops!

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  10. I absolutely love your original take on the lollipop valentine, and those cinnamon rolls are simply inspired! So glad I happened by, and will be sure to visit again! Cheers! Jenn/Rook No. 17

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  11. I was inspired by your post, and Kim's suggestion at Party Frosting, to make them out of store bought cinnamon rolls. Check out how they turned out at http://www.lifeisaparty.ca/?p=2024
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. Great idea! Where's the recipe for the cinnamon rolls though?

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  13. Love the heart cinnamon rolls! I'm featuring these on my blog at Love Bug Living!
    http://www.lovebugliving.com/2012/01/pinterest-valentines-inspiration.html

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  14. Wow! I love the cinnamon rolls! Did they keep their shape after they baked?
    Alesha <3
    tobless.blogspot.com

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  15. Love your cinnamon rolls! Could you email me your hole recipe please and thank you!!! robin.kimmell@hotmail.com

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  16. Alesha, the shape changed a little bit after baking, but they still looked like hearts!

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    1. Maybe if you flip some of them around instead of putting them all the same direction (like so v^v^...) if they would keep the shape better?

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  17. ADORABLE ideas! I LOVE the flower lollipop Valentine at the end! Is there a pattern for the flower?? :)

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  18. When/how do you freeze? I would love to do that. Thanks! Dianne bunny dot trails at yahoo dot com.

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  19. Pinned - can you please, please share the recipe?

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  20. I too would love the recipe as I've never attempted these before. They look so good and perfect for Valentine's Day. Thank you.

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  21. Genius, a Valentine's Day breakfast even I can make!

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  22. For recipe go here:

    http://www.explodingrecipebox.blogspot.com/2010/02/moms-cinnamon-rolls.html

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  23. These are so cute! I used two of your items on my blog http://mtmoller.blogspot.com/2012/01/valentines-day-ideas.html

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  24. too scared to make cinnamon rolls - but I'll stick to the flower pops!

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  25. Your cinnamon rolls are too cute!! Found them on Pinterest and featured you on my blog today :)

    Feel free to come check it out!
    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2012/01/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-19.html

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  26. What a neat idea - heart cinnamon rolls! I featured it in my Valentine Round up this past Wednesday...http://estherscardcreations.blogspot.com/2012/02/valentine-round-up.html
    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  27. I showed my 7 yr old daughter a million Valentine's and she picked your flowers!
    Do you have any tips? Looks like you printed the 'Happy V-day'. How did you do that? Did you cute them individually?
    Thanks for the fab ideas!

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  28. Mama2two: the link for the flower valentine pattern is here:

    http://www.skiptomylou.org/2008/02/08/how-does-your-garden-grow/

    I just printed, cut and put them together. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you!!!!!!! Happy Valentine's day (a tad bit early =) and thanks again!!

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  29. I fell in love with the cinnamon rolls when I saw them! I recreated them using refrigerated rolls instead and added red dye to half of the icing to give them some color. My daughter is allergic to red dye #40, most commonly used, so it was a real treat to make a special red Valentine goodie for her!

    I blogged mine, linking back to yours and thought you might be interested in seeing how mine turned out.

    http://dealsfrommsdo.webs.com/apps/blog/show/12251076-dishing-it-up-valentine-s-day-cinnamon-rolls

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  30. I'm short on time and came across your blog on pinterest. Thank you! Now I think I have my Valentine ideas planned out. :-) (Using your ideas, of course!)

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  31. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on making these adorable heart shaped cinnamon rolls. It is one of the items featured in my blot post on Valentine's breakfasts.
    Stacey
    http://iwanttomakethis.com/2012/02/breakfast-for-your-valentine.html

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  32. Thanks for the great idea! I did this over the weekend with store bought rolls (shame, I know!) If you'd like to check it out, here is a link to my post (with a link back to you of course!): http://bit.ly/wrMudP

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  33. hey! Heads up! I gave you credit and linked to your page for my cinnamon buns this morning that I blogged about on The Homeless Finch. Pinned it...and went back today and made a shortened version of it. Thanks for inspiration!:)

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  34. Makin' those cinnamon rolls! Yes, I am! Thank you!

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