Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Muffin Tin Mania

I have this "thing" about muffin tins, especially old rusty ones.  They just call to me.  I'm pretty good at resisting them when I see new ones at Target or old rusty ones at the thrift stores, because really, how many muffin tins does one need!?  As of today however, I've decided that I could never have too many.  Here's what lit my fire.  Are you ready?

Isn't this muffin tin storage bin the cleverest thing ever - and it even rhymes.

Then I went into a hypnotic googling trance and found all these other fun and clever ideas.

Dana organized this drawer with a vintage muffin tin.

You can make lunch more exciting for the wee ones.

 Here's a fun way to store buttons, unless they spill of course!

 I just love this!

How about this magnetic tote?  Magnets sound like a good idea!

Check out this jewelry holder.

How about some heart-shaped crayons for the kiddies?

What about a chia muffin tin?

And this one is awesome, just like it is.  What a find!

And last but not least, you can keep your muffins organized.

Pumpkin Carrot Cake

This looks like a fun and tasty thing to make in October.  I found it in Woman's Day magazine.

Since we moved, hubs has been getting lots of free magazines (e.g., Redbook, Soap Opera Digest, Ebony, Woman's Day, Disney Family Fun).  I guess they think he's a doctor with a waiting room.  Anyway, why can't they send complimentary issues of Handyman, or Knitter's Magazine, or Somerset Studio, or Condé Nast Traveler?  Sheesh!  

I used to call and cancel them, but it's nearly impossible to find a number to call them and a hassle to write them.  One guy told me that his magazine usually sends complimentary copies for a year and then stops.  I decided to go with the flow and let them try to "wine and dine" us.  I feel good about it.

By the way, there was also a good article on perimenopause - you know, if you're at that stage in life or anything.