"He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself, without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me."
Becky then went on to say this:
"And to push this concept further, I would say one should never be stingy with what one knows, or with creative power, or even with love. Because none of these things is made stronger by holding on to them. Instead, they are strengthened with use and consistent practice. Knowledge, creativity, and love all grow stronger by being shared from person to person, until the whole world is ablaze with them."
I absolutely agree with Becky! I love that there is a spirit of sharing on Pinterest. I absolutely believe that it's important to link back to the original source if possible, so that the originator of an idea gets the credit for their creation. But I'm thankful for Pinterest and for blogs in general where people are willing to share ideas and even go so far as to make tutorials so you can copy the ideas yourself.
That being said, I wanted to share something that I made from one of my pins. I Pinned this darling idea for doughnut hole acorns way back in July and just waited for Fall to come so I could actually make them. Since Friday was the first official day of Fall, I decided I had waited long enough and promptly went out and bought the ingredients. If we're being totally honest here, I really just wanted an excuse to buy doughnut holes. I love those darn things but I cannot control myself around them so I just don't buy them unless I have a specific idea in mind and a place to take them so they're not just sitting on my counter, tempting me with their evil fried sugary goodness.
They couldn't be easier, and Maren helped me. We used two bags of glazed doughnut holes, a can of chocolate frosting (I know the original instructions call for Nutella but I thought it would be too sticky), two 1.75 oz jars of sprinkles, and a handful of broken pretzel sticks. We found two different kinds of sprinkles in the baking aisle at the grocery store: chocolate and gold. The gold are actually chocolate dusted with slightly metallic gold powder for a sort of bronze or antique gold color, not a bright shiny gold. Those were my favorite, and I do like the look of the two different colors together. I was thrilled that the people at the gathering I took these to all knew that they were supposed to be acorns! My platter was empty at the end of the night, so I assume that people liked them.
I'm hoping to make Pinned it & Made it at least a semi-regular feature on my blog. Have you made or done anything that you Pinned? Do tell!