I can not recall exactly how many years I have been on Pinterest…..2-3 maybe???? Time goes by way too fast when you’re juggling between Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest,
a really successful blog and a partially functioning website. I know what you must be thinking; I forgot to list Twitter. I had set up a Twitter account years ago, but only followed anything on Twitter when I was waiting to hear the verdict in the Casey Anthony trial. I have to tell you that I have been enjoying Pinterest most of all these days with Instagram trailing closely behind. I will tell you why…….
When I first joined Facebook, I did it because the nosey Mrs. Kravitz in me wanted to know what all my fair weather friends’ families were like and so on. However, over the years their family albums have turned into funny ecards, game request, opinionated political post, and my
favorite of all…brag post of praising their amazing spouses. (I know that sounds ugly of me, but they forget that I know some of their spouse. LOL!!!) These days, I have been finding myself shying away from Facebook since most folks are using Instagram to share their family photos. Not to mention that a few of them will link their Instagram photo with Facebook so I get a double wammie of family photo fun which is not necessary for me. Instagram alone has been giving me, Mrs. Kravitz, my nosey fix. I know I have gotten myself a little off track so back to the love interest I have with Pinterest.
What a great invention Pinterest has been for me. Not only can I repin those I follow pins, but I can pin most anything I come across while surfing the Internet that I have an interest in……..recipes, decorating ideas, creative craft ideas, clothing (According to my attire and my “Fashionista Help” board, I could pin more here!!), tips, etc… I love having all of these bookmarked and categorized “LOVES” at my finger tips in a safe spot that I know I can find when I need them. I have come across things from other pinners that I did not even know I was searching for. Don’t tell Kenny (Mr. Miss Nola) but Pinterest has PUT ideas in my head and most of which required his help. HeHe!!
I noticed today that I have over 800 pins. That is a lot of late night pinning!!!! Some are things that maybe I should have just liked. Others are things that I want to do or create in the future, but a lot are actual pins that I have tried/made/created or used as an inspiration to create. Today I created a new board “Tried and True”. It is for all of the pins that I have actually used, enjoyed and feel good about recommending. There are several things that I have done from Pinterest that I would not recommend, but all of the pins you will find on this board I have used in some form or fashion. There are also some things that I have pinned in the past that do not have links to them. Unless it’s a pin I can look at to recreate, those kind of “picture only” pins are useless and disappointing. Now I make sure the pin has a link attached to it.
If you follow me already on Pinterest you may have noticed that it looks like I went on a pinning spree today. I apologize for that. I “repinned” to my new board “Tried and True” instead of editing/moving the pins. Next time I have a pin that comes through to be a keeper, I will move the pin and not repin it.
When I finally get finished with Operation Kitchen Redoux, I will share the pins that actually inspired a lot of my kitchen changes. Not that I have made many changes, but when you’re a DIYer on a budget, these things take time.
Through Pinterest, I have also found some really inspiring blogs that I have been following. I will share them with you in another post on another day. These blogs make this blog depressing, but maybe one day my blog will inspire someone….maybe if I can ever figure out how to truly use my blog, get with “it” on my postings and learn how to spell or remember to use spell check!!! LOL!!!
What are some of your favorite pins from Pinterest? Feel free to send them to me if you think I’d like them.