Very Pinteresting

Dear Blogoshere,

I know. It’s Friday.  It’s my day to write something, but here’s the thing.  I am deeply entrenched in another site at the moment.  Every time I sit down at my computer to tap on the keyboard I decide I better just take a quick look at Pinterest first.  You know, just to see what’s new out there, (and there is always something new) and then before I know it the day has whipped past me faster than a bee stung stallion.

If you have explored Pinterest then your head is nodding in agreement.  You too are familiar with how you can plan to have a “quick” look and then all of a sudden your spouse is locking the front door, turning out all the lights and going to bed without you while you sit, twelve hours later, bleary eyed in front of your computer with your pyjamas still on and your hair un-brushed from the morning.  Where did the day go?  Looking on the bright side, at least you don’t have to get into your pyjamas and take your make up off.

If you haven’t experienced Pinterest yet then let me tell you what you are missing! I’m only letting you in on this site so you too will fall into the grip of its addiction you will want to join and thereby learn all of its wonders and even share your own ingenuity with others.  The more the merrier! Mua ha ha! (– that’s how I write an evil laugh if you were unsure)

So what is it?

No, but seriously, direct from the site itself:

Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

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 favourite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to (get distracted and lose multiple hours in a day) discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

Who wouldn’t want to learn how to create a cool scarf out of a mans t-shirt (don’t laugh it’s your birthday and/or Christmas giftand you’re gonna love it!), discover different and interesting ways to arrange family photos on a wall, create beautiful center pieces with dollar store items, peruse photos of really amazing homes to steal decorating ideas from, find a humorous picture that you know all of your Facebook friends will want you to share (except you rarely visit Facebook anymore), be inspired by some very fit folks, learn amazing and simple new recipes and find clever Halloween costume ideas?  I haven’t even touched on fashion and beauty tips, or art, or books or design, music and gardening. Aaargh! There are so many categories to explore and boards to examine! I don’t have time for this blogging thing at the moment.  I’m sorry but I really have to go. By all means, come and join me on the other side site if you’d like.  Follow my pins and I’ll follow yours and we’ll all be the better for it.  Heh, heh, heh (that’s how I write crazy person laugh)

I may, or may not, be back next week.  “What’s that John? You want me to make you dinner, not just repin it?…”


  • Tracy Westerholm

    I’m thinking you might need a job ‘outside’ of the house with no computer access! Haha…
    I like Pinterest but I can’t say I’m addicted. I have never really enjoyed browsing or shopping unless I’m on a holiday so maybe that’s why it doesn’t really grab me by the…The last thing I need is another browsing site where I don’t get anything accomplished during the day, writing is my guilty pleasure. Facebook is my way of keeping up with my friends but is also a time waster that has me checking in too often.

    I get it and love to look at beautiful pictures and like the recipe part when you click on the picture! I went on it the first couple of days and now I’ve let it go…yes I did! Yet I’m playing this real sailing game online where you have your own boats and you navigate along with real boats who are in a race, it’s called Volvo Ocean Race Game 🙂 I sucked big time until I got a little tutorial from a friend of mine who knows his stuff…(I still suck but it’s a real race and I am learning a few things about sailing?) My boats names are LWesty…

    I will keep this short so you can get back to import stuff 😉

    • jacquie

      I’m actually using it a lot to keep ideas for my bathroom and kitchen renovation sorted. I find I don’t spend time pinning random stuff I like but I really like the way I can keep websites ‘bookmarked’ using an image and not just the web address. At the end of a good pinning day I’ll bring GAvin over to my laptop, open the Bathing Beauties board and get his opinions on the stuff I’ve picked out for our reno. Easy and all in one place.

      I think if you find it serves a purpose like that then it’s a time saver, not a waster. I do have to stay away from the art boards other people have pinned because I can spend days in there!!!!! LOL

  • Bonnie Johnson

    Yes, I agree Jacquie, it’s great to keep track of sites you want to book mark under one category. Being a very unorganized person, this works very well for me. Plus there are great tips for getting better organized too! It’s just that there are so many great ideas and projects and pretty photos and…and…

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