The Thing About Pinterest...12:40 PM
I am obsessed with Pinterest as much as the next gal. It is impossible to hop on and off as I have proven many a times when consulting a recipe, etc. I think I'm going to go to my "foodie" board, look up a recipe and be done with it. But no, I end up re-pinning, ogling amazing fashions, admiring DIY geniuses, and invariably clicking on a link (or five) that takes me to a blog (or five) where I proceed to delve deeper and deeper into a DIY or fashion or home decor tailspin.
But the thing about pinterest is, it sucks you in with ideas. Nothing is wrong with ideas. They come in handy. But for me personally, if I am only hoarding collections of them but not DOING anything with them, it kinda stresses me out. If you just read that and are thinking "relax," you can join my husband in that chorus. I'm sure not everyone feels this way. It's just part of my OCD nature. So while I do pin "dreams," for the most part I tend to pin practical projects and ideas that I will actually attempt one day, as well as affordable items that I might really buy, vs. just lustfully long for. To that end, I plan to do a few posts here and there when I attempt an idea from pinterest to let you know the outcome. I don't know about you but some DIYers make something seem so "easy peasy" as is the popular expression in the blogosphere. But it's so not if you are not a creative genius. I am not. Therefore you can learn from my mistakes and come along for the journey.
So, a couple of things I've tried recently. I re-pinned this delicious side from my friend Abby who has been described on a design blog as a "prolific pinner." That she is! I've re-pinned at least half of her recipes all of which seem simply amazing. The main course, I pinned myself after watching the Nate Berkus show. Many of my recipe pins are derived from watching a cooking segment on his show.