It happened to me. I'm not proud of it but I blame my bloggy friend Jamee for sending me the invite (if my mami brain made that up and you didn't send me a Pinterest invite, I'm sorry but someone has to take the fault and obviously, it's not me). You could be asking yourself: mami, what in sam hell is Pinterest? Well, I'd give you a definition but Wikipedia is currently down as I write this so, look it up when you get a chance.
The way I describe it is: do you have a vision board? A place where you keep images that you like for projects and such? Well now you can have your very own electronic board! Except that you can't just have ONE! Â Every time I turn around I'm in need of another. Â Tonight, for example, I realized I absolutely needed a #winebuzz board in order to keep track of the great wine recommendations and products during that Twitter party.
I know I'm addicted because I can't just "go on for a minute". If you have ever been on Pinterest and gotten right off well, you suck! I can't do it. Â My favorite category is the DIY.
I realized why so many of us love Pinterest so much. Well, I know why I do and since I'm writing this I will go ahead and extrapolate that everyone has the same reason. Â When I first signed up the jolt was immediate. I have always been crafty but with so much going on in my life I hadn't had a chance to really do anything crafty recently. I realized that crafts are a way for me to unwind and create at the same time. I got excited about creating again and off I went!
Here I am after creating sorority glass ornaments and working through my canvas projects and I couldn't be happier. I think the reason we all love Pinterest is because of the possibilities. Â I think that should be their tagline "imagine the possibilities". Because that's just what you do. Â Some things are realistic. Â Like the cool towel rod that you can use to hang your jewelry (I have mine purchased and it is awaiting installation).
While others are merely a wonderful image that makes you happy all over even though you might never get it. I've always wanted a tree house and I love fairies so this was all daydreams and fairy dust to my eyes!
Who doesn't love to feel like they can fix things up in a way that is practical, beautiful, useful and easy. I mean, really?! Pinterest gives us hope. Â Some of it is false (like I created my very own earring board but it looked nothing like what I'd planned).
Some is exactly true. Like the frog princess's shirts I created after finding Paper and Pigtails from a Pin.
Some is uplifting. Â I now have my vision board on Pinterest and I find wonderful sayings and truly inspirational thoughts. Â Like this one:
It's a beautiful thing. But it can get addictive. The pretty pictures, the positive messages, the yummy food (don't get me started on the food!). Â I mean, is my pantry EVER going to look like this? Â I don't even have that kind of space to build that thing!
All that to say, take it with a grain of salt. Â Enjoy the view, get ideas, take notes and keep the faith! I'm sure someone will be creating a Pinterest Addict meet up somewhere and they'll surely Pin it on their boards for you to find! Â Now if you'll excuse me, it's late and the couch and Pinterest are waiting.