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Keep Calm and Pin On

If you haven’t already discovered it, let me introduce you to Pinterest.

At any point in your life, did you have a bulletin board? Did you ever pin pictures or clippings that inspired you? Or did you pin things that made you smile, laugh? Did you pin pictures of beautiful places you wanted to travel to?

Even sans bulletin board, do you clip ideas out of magazines or catalogs? Maybe decorating ideas, workout routines, or DIY projects?

Pinterest lets you do all of this virtually. You create boards, typically around a theme, and then you pin images from around the internet onto your boards. While it seems a little silly at first, you can quickly see how useful it can be.

For instance, one of my boards is “My Dream Home.” When I see house ideas on blogs, other websites, or in catalogs (with images I can find online), I can pin them to my board. When the time comes to build our new place, I’ll be super ready! I’ll know what I want and have the pictures to show for it  🙂

If only I had this when I was planning my wedding. There are some incredible wedding ideas on there!

The other selling point for me…I’m a notorious catalog and magazine clipper. I dog-ear pages, cut out the pictures and ideas I want to save…and have no good place to put them. Now, I have a place – a virtual, space-saving, eco-friendly place  🙂

Here are some of my fun finds:

So many variations on the s’more – S’mores Cookie Bars

Lots of ideas for the house, like kitchens

utensil rack traditional kitchen

And a frightening number of dream laundry rooms.

inspiration contemporary laundry room

Way more important – lots of ideas for our outdoors spaces.

Pinterest inspires me to want to be crafty – like making a dry erase board out of an old window.

And then, at other times, it just makes me laugh…

A few books totally died as I wrote this post.

Squirrel Photo Bomb


Join me on Pinterest. You won’t be sorry.

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