Recipe Review: Banging Grilled Shrimp Skewers

If you follow me on Pinterest, you know that I love pinning (who doesn’t) and I add a lot of recipes to my life via the site. Recently I pinned a picture of Banging Grilled Shirmp Skewers from and I received the most comments and repins of any of my pins…ever!

People sure do like the look of that shrimp! But did the taste match? Here’s my review.

First off, it really couldn’t be easier. Secondly, it was delish and everyone loved it.

I started by mixing the four main ingredients: Siracha, Thai Sweet Chile Sauce, Scallions and Light Mayo.

Easy Peasy.

Next, I added a little salt and pepper to the raw shrimp.

Then stuck about 5 shrimp on each skewer, brushed on the sauce and was ready to put them on the grill!

You leave them grilling on each side for about 6-8 minutes and….


Banging Grilled Shrimp Skewers!


Everyone really like them and even wished I had made extra sauce for dipping. I loved them too though I feel they would go best as a compliemnt to a piece of steak or fish or lobster and rather than its own. Nevertheless, I highly recommend this recipe from Gina over at Skinny Taste!

 Have any of you Repinners actually made the recipe? How did it come out? Anyone want to make it now after seeing the pictures?

Feel free to share your thoughts!


What Not To Pin, DIY, Buy or Wear. One Woman’s Opinion.

Have you ever seen that show What Not to Wear? Well, neither have I but I’ve heard the title and I can assume the show’s concept is, well, what NOT to wear. I feel similarly towards a lot of Pinners and Internet goers out there. Sometimes I come across an image of something and automatically think, “Oh no. Don’t pin that! Don’t make that! Don’t wear that!”

Sure, you CAN, make an entire floor out of glued pennies…the question is…why on God’s green earth would you want to?

Basically: Just cause you can, doesn’t necessarily mean you should.

Kinda like…

Same concept!

Now, I am 100% aware that these are all very very relative/arbitrary judgments/opinions as each person has their own tastes, styles, and opinions. As well they should! And so these are only my opionions…on other people’s styles. To each their own right?

Here are a few of the images I’ve seen that illicit the “really?!?” response in my mind.

Here is said Penny Floor. I mean not only does it look like the most horribly tedious job ever…who thinks this looks cute?

There HAS to be a better way to adorn your chair than with these apples.

I know we all loved the famous 90’s brainteaser toy Rubik’s Cube but is a purse necessary?

If you think this looks cool, I totally agree with you. It is very neat. But would you display it in your home? Aren’t there better ways to showcase photos?

I know flip-flops equal summer but…No. Just…No.

I know funky nails are all the rage these days but where do we draw the line? I thought less was more?

I’m all for being festive but really..again with the nails?

I’m a 90’s kid too, people. I know we used to love these games (we didn’t have ipads) but a rock, paper, scissors necklace? Let’s stick to using those 3 to decide who gets the last slice of pizza, not to wear around our necks.

I just honestly, not sarcastically, don’t understand the need. Aren’t there so many other votive options? And cheap ones too!

We all love Beauty and the Beast and this is super fun and whimsical but I don’t know about spending money on it and having it as a focal point in your house.

I LOVE The Hunger Games. Love. But this necklace…is it necessary?

A DIY Zipper necklace. W.T.F.

I hate that its seems I’m hating on these items, even thought I guess I kind of am. These are only my humble opinions and I understand not everyone will share them. I’m sure some people would walk into my house or closet and say, WTF, to a few things of mine!

Imagine if we all like all the same exact things? How boring!

Here is my Pinterest link in case you want to go through it and scrutinize! (Go easy on me, please!)

Are there any items on this list that you really agree, or really disagree, with? Have you seen anything out there that garnered itself a WTF reaction? I’d reallllllllly love to know! I’d love to see what the rest of the world considers bizarre.

Let me know!



Wordy Wednesday: Every little thing…is gonna be alright.

Whether it’s from a Bob Marley song, a sign on Pinterest or advice coming from a friend…it’s still a good one. One I’m told often…one I give often.

If not today, eventually we’ll be alright.

Happy Wednesday, kids! We’re halfway through.