I saw my facebook friends posting cute crafts, recipes and quotes from this other site called PINTEREST.
When I am on the computer I e-mail. I facebook. I blog. I read blogs. I google. I edit photos. I read the news. I do research. I look for recipes.
I didn’t need one more thing.
I also heard it was website where hours of your life just disappeared. Lord knows I need all the minutes I’ve got.
I held out as long as I could.
And then curiosity got the best of me. I took a little look.
And a bigger look.
And then I was hooked.
There isn’t a place on the internet where I belong more than Pinterest.
I have been pinning all my life? Grabbing, tearing, printing all the images and recipes that looked good – only to stuff them in a binder or an envelope so that I could get back to them someday. (Also known as never.)
I even stick some of it on my actual, real-life bulletin boards.
Now, on a neat and tidy website, I have bulletin boards to store all those “decorating ideas” and “recipes to try.” I can easily access every inspiration in seconds… photos, crafts, paintings, gifts.
How did I use Pinterest this weekend?
I pinned this project, knowing that Harry would love to style some grass.
All the kids thought it looked like fun, so we cleaned out some pudding containers, filled socks with grass seed and dirt, decorated the faces, and now we are patiently waiting for our hair to grow.
And Cream Cheese Chicken Chili in the crockpot sounded good, so I made this for dinner:
It was delicious. I thought it was a little runny, so I ladled out some of the liquid and used it when making rice to go with the chili. It was a huge hit and the girls brought it to school for lunch the next day.
I thought that this Valentine idea would be cute for the teachers:
It looked a little too perfect though, so I had my 7-year-old make it more personal by writing the letters himself. It was only a slightly painful process – but the end result is really cute and full of love.
I have a board to hold ideas for Harry’s birthday party.
This has resulted in some great party plans to include his invite:
I learned and tried even more….
Who knew that the little circle stickers (that can be purchased in the office supply section of any store) fit perfectly on the bottom of a Hershey’s kiss? They do – great for a cute valentine message (or birthday, anniversary, etc.)
I also discovered that:
* coconut milk can be whipped like cream! Add cocoa and it is a divine, dairy-free, mousse-like dessert. (I have some waiting in the fridge right now.)
* you can make flowers out of fabric, cupcake liners and waxed paper.
* I have enough teacher-gift ideas to last me through our remaining 10 years of school.
So – if you haven’t already – check out this amazing site. But I warn you, it might organize your life, replace stacks of over-flowing folders, and tidy up your office. Now if I could only create a Pinterest board that would manage my driving, birthday, school and sports schedules.