If you’re like me, you need a new social media addiction like a set of octuplets. Between blogging and Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and that long lost Project 365 Tumblr blog I used to keep up with, I really don’t need another reason to be glued to my computer or my phone (or my NEW iPad- thanks dad!). But for Pinterest, I will make the time. I will carve out a little here and there, give up on a TV show, let that load of dishes soak another 30 minutes.
Because it is that awesome.
If you are asking what Pinterest is, then I’m just going to go ahead and say “You’re welcome!” in advance for introducing you to the most inspiring, creative, idea-popping, time-suck EVER.
Behold. Your new addiction.
Basically, it works like this.
1. You can “pin” inspiring ideas you find across the web. Say you find the PERFECT summer shorts, a delicious margarita recipe, a superb playroom idea. Pin it. It’s easy to install a button in your toolbar that allows you to pin anything on the web without ever leaving that page.
2. You follow other pinners who are also pinning what inspires them. Then you can re-pin their ideas if they inspire you. Then others who are following you re-pin your ideas. It’s sort of like an orgy of creativity.
Check out all my pins here.
At first, it may not seem like much, but trust me, the more you pin, and the more pinners you follow, the more you’ll be inspired. Sometimes when I’m dreading cleaning my house, I hop on Pinterest for a few, check out some awesome ideas, then get my butt moving and cleaning so I can create some of the ideas I’ve pinned. Although, sometimes I just can’t quit it long enough to get anything done. It’s kind of tricky like that.
Because I love it so hard. I think I’m going to try to share my favorite pin(s) of the week every Thursday. And this week, I’m starting off with this idea I pinned to Kendall’s board.
It’s a SUPER SIMPLE tutorial for a kid’s cape. I’ve made these before for nieces and nephews, but it required lots of sewing. I keep meaning to sew one up for Kendall now that he’s old enough to enjoy his 3 year old super powers in it, but I have zero time to bust out the sewing machine. But this? This I can do in less than an hour AND I’ll get to use one of those enormous old college t-shirts we have laying around.
And maybe after I make that, I just might whip up some of these homemade tap shoes for him.
Today is his last day of school before a 2 week break until the summer session starts. I need to find things to keep him busy… so I can have more time to pin!
Now, it was suggested to me that I set up a Mr. Linky thingy for other’s to share their favorite pins of the week,
so here goes. I pretty much have no idea what I’m doing, so forgive me if this doesn’t work. If it does, super! Go ahead and feel free to link up your own favorite pin of the week blog post. Well, forget that. I couldn’t figure it out. Will try again next week. Feel free to link up in the comments section if you want. Oh look! It worked! Go ahead and link up if you’d like.
Pinterest is still an invite only website, so if you’re not already a member and you want an invite, you can leave your email address in a comment below (I would suggest typing it out like jill at babyrabies dot com to avoid spambots). Or, you can email me. I can’t make promises that I can send invites to everyone in a timely fashion, but I’ll do my best. Maybe some of you who get invited can come back and send invites to others? I wish it wasn’t an invite only thing, but as of now, that’s just the way it is. The good news is once you’re in, you can invite as many people as you want (up to 5 at a time).
Now, go forth and pin! Then be sure to follow me so I can follow you and we can all be part of the same creativity orgy.