Thursday, September 22, 2011

The obligatory Pinterest post....

I was warned before signing up for Pinterest that it would be the biggest time suck of my life, but I never really knew how true that would be until I signed up. To say I am addicted to "pinning" is an understatement.

For those of you who are living under a rock, Pinterest is a virtual pinboard where you "pin" ideas onto different themed boards that you create. It is basically a glorified way of bookmarking something.

Instead of coming across a recipe that you just have to try and bookmarking it on your computer, you pin it onto one of your boards on Pinterest. You can install a button in your toolbar that allows you to pin something with one click. When you are on the webpage of the item you want to pin you simply click on the "Pin It" button and it will pop up with a pull down menu of your boards. Select the board you want to pin the item to (for example I would pin a pot roast recipe to my Recipes board) and click Pin. It's so simple!

Next time you are wondering what to make for dinner, want to remember that cool birthday party idea you had or send your husband the link to that pair of boots you want for your birthday, you can simply log on to your Pinterest account and your pin takes you directly to the web link of the item you pinned.

Tonight for dinner I made these zucchini chips that I found on Pinterest. They were delicious!

Tacos are a big hit in our house and I can't wait to try this Mexican Pizza:

You'd better believe I'll be making this for Thanksgiving:

Here are a few ideas I found for Grace and Eli's Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party next Summer and YES....I am thinking that far ahead:

Source: via Sara on Pinterest

The only negative thing I have to say about Pinterest is that sometimes you can run into a problem with an item you pinned no longer being available. For example, the burnt orange top I found that would look PERFECT for our Fall foliage family portraits we're taking next month? Yeah...somebody pinned it from the J. Crew website two YEARS ago. Basically, it's not available anymore so I am back to square one.

Unfortunately, there is a wait list if you want to sign up on their website, but have no fear! I can send you an invite if you need one. Just leave your e-mail in the comments or send me an e-mail and I would be happy to send you one. For the record, I do not receive anything for you signing up through me. Happy pinning!

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