Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday Fave: Pinterest Finds (Part1)

(I'm calling this post Part 1 because I know I'll keep finding awesome stuff on Pinterest that I'll want to share. Who knows how many times I'll refer back to this wonderful site full of awesome ideas and creativity.)

Okay, so hello! Hi! Are you on Pinterest yet?
Yes? Okay, great, so you already know how fabulous and delightful it is and I have nothing more to teach you.

Oh wait? No? Well sit down and let's talk.

Have you ever been on a website or blog and thought, Dang, that's really awesome. I need to remember this recipe/color combination/couch/wall-hanging/photo idea/organization tip/sewing pattern/scrapbook layout/hair tutorial/flower arrangement/dream home idea/book suggestion/etc..../etc.....
Yup, me too. And if you were like me, you probably had 500 web pages bookmarked to check back later, or maybe you printed everything out and you have stacks and stacks of paper with all your ideas and inspiration.

Well, bookmark and stack NO MORE, my friends! Pinterest will save us all!

Think of Pinterest as the biggest, baddest virtual bulletin board that you could ever imagine.It is a bit overwhelming at first, but I promise, you'll get it down pretty quickly and then realize it's relatively simple. When you see something you like, hit the PIN IT button and then the picture is "pinned" on your own virtual bulletin board. You choose what to name your boards and organize them how ever you like. (Mine are labelled something like Recipes, Crafts w/Lana, Hair and Makeup, Home, etc....) You can also follow others and see what they've recently pinned or peruse their virtual bulletin boards for inspiration.

But the fun doesn't stop there. Several websites not have a "pin it" button right on the site. So you don't even have to be on Pinterest to pin their ideas - you can pin directly from the site you're visiting. Easy-peasy.

Here are some of my recent pins:
(Sugar cookies made in the waffle iron. I so need to try out this method.)

(I really like this verse and am contemplating making/buying something similar for a large canvas in our dining room.)

(Little girls' hairstyle ideas. I have a little girl, she has hair, I should try to make it cute every once in a while.)

(Baked french toast. I made this a couple weekends ago for a fun breakfast. It was really, really good. Dan was mad that I didn't make more.)

(And this? Well, it was just funny and I thought others might get a chuckle out of it too. Pinterest has a sense of humor too!)

Now, lest you think Pinterest is just for people who like food or crafts or large scriptures or hairstyles, I assure you, it's not. Yes, even guys are on Pinterest. I've seen how some guys have pinned different car or truck accessories they want to add to their ride. There are also tons of pictures of hunting trophies, tractor wrecks and guns. If you're a more cerebral type of guy or gal, there are also boards of pins from authors, speakers and bloggers of some of their works or recommended items.

Give it a try. I promise, you won't be bored. If you need an invitation, just leave me your email address and I'll send you one.

1 comment:

Leslie O'Connell said...

I like your hair style pin! As you know I'm kinda a hair bow, hair styling freak ;)