My Newest Obsession: Pinterest

I would like to introduce you to my newest obsession:

OK, I have to come clean and really admit to the amount of time I spent on Pinterest this summer. Ummm, it was a lot. Hours, maybe days…who knows? I am head-over-heels in love.

According to the Pinterest about page:

Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

It is just like an inspiration board that so many self-help books and therapists urge people to create. Except that now you don’t have to hunt through magazines for images to tear out and glue on a piece of bristol board.

When you sign up for an account  @  you install a widget on your browser’s tool board that lets you ‘pin’ all of the interesting things that you find when out surfing. Instead of bookmarking a site or subscribing to a blog you pin a visual picture of what you are interested in.

I use it as a catalogue of inspiration. It was a great resource this summer for craft ideas and saved my girls and I from many boring afternoons. I plan on posting a few craft tutorials on some of our more successful attempts.

Sign up and start creating your own pinboards on whatever is important to you. Be careful though, it is totally addicting.


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