Friday, September 7, 2012


Oh, my blog followers...I know I have been lacking in posts, leaving you empty...a hollow shell of your former self, unable to enjoy life without reading a post lovingly scripted by me.  Wait.  What?  You didn't even notice I was gone?  Pfffffttttt.....

In my own defense, even if you didn't ask for one, we were filling our summer days with trips, pools, dance classes, Jiu Jitsu classes, clinic visits, etc.  I didn't make a lot of time for blogging.  Plus, I very often feel writer's block.  There's nothing interesting to write about, that's boring, nobody would want to hear about that or you've already read about that on my facebook page.  But, then I would read a blog about what someone ate that day or what side of the bed that person sleeps on and I think, well heck, I could've written about THAT!  I apologize and hope you'll forgive me.  I promise to try to do better.

So, what are your feelings about Pinterest?  (Pronounced pin-trist by cool people) Please don't pretend like you don't know what it is.  I can't even help explain it if you don't online, interactive, brain storming, idea pinning website that may or may not land us all in jail for misusing copy written logos .  There.  Is that clear?  I thoroughly enjoy Pinterest (jail be damned!) and do waste a lot of time scrolling through other people's pins that fantasize about the perfect house, yard, nursery, wardrobe, engagement/wedding/baby announcements, and sexy actors speaking clever quips directly to my soul (oh, I really kind threw up a little right there)...anywho...

 I tend to keep my 'boards' real-ish.  I only pin things that are with in my grasp, both in crafting ability and price range.  While I do love the idea of a curved slide attached to our staircase, that's just simply never going to happen.  Nail polish that requires 72 steps to accomplish, then chip the next day?  Not my cup of tea.  I don't cook, sew or travel.  For me, to pin things in these categories, would simply be torturing myself by reminding myself of things I can't have.  I understand that other people find comfort by just looking at the images and that's cool, too. 

To further keep myself pinning responsibly, I created a board titled "I tried/attempted/printed/used this!"  I add a little review of the project to remind myself or anyone else who happens to see it, how that particular project turned out.  Sometimes I had great success and sometimes I burned off my own fingerprints.  Following someone's lead can be tricky.  This really applies to all parts of life, no?  Add in some good photography of a finished project and I'm hooked.  But, as for Pinterest're telling me THAT project only cost you $2.00 and took 10 minutes start to finish?  Likely story, lady.

What are you pinning?  Love it?  Hate it?

*editor's note*  I removed the link to my actual Pinterest board because if I was logged in, you could totally get into my account and pin a  bunch of crazy stuff.  Therefore, if you are really desperate to see my boards...sign up for an account and follow me!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

I love this idea! I too try to pin things that are at least POSSIBLE in my life, even if they're not always exactly LIKELY. But in the sea of pins, I often lose track of things, and I have no record of projects or recipes I've actually tried. This is a great way to make Pin-ter-est work FOR you, and go from pretty pictures to worthwhile info.