I can readily admit to being addicted. I mean, most users of the site are happy addicts.... My love affair comes and goes in waves...and this is with intent. See, I have made a pact with myself. If I am going to see and love and repin all of these amazing things, I'm going to USE them!
|D and baby Mokey - a year ago.|
I have dreams of things I will create one day for my home..getting depressed that small kids are keeping me from using my skills to actually achieve these things, I pacify myself with finding amazing things that I will do in my future...a couple I have started...like the live edge dining table....
The crafts for kids and recipes I've been super good about. I average about one new Pinterest idea per month. I've made the super-easy in a pot bread which is awesome...and I LOVE LOVE the brownies in a mug recipe - great emergency chocolate supply...for those times when a woman just NEEDS chocolate...we made some upcycled crayons, making tiny pieces of crayons into lovely little frogs,
|Crocheted chicken set for a friend|
|got the stink out!|
Over Christmas this year, the girls got a 2nd hand vintage Playmobil castle for Christmas (they still believe it came from Santa - shhhh....)...After acquiring it, we discovered that some pieces were missing. I used Pinterest to help me keep track of all of the missing parts and where I could buy them online. Solely for my own purposes, but I found that a toy store started following that page!
When learning about B's sensory issues, I discovered a WONDERFUL Facebook page that helped me understand her and her needs better...and they have amazing Pinterest boards, wonderfully laid out in sections and topics in a way that is completely understandable and useful - much easier access than on a single website!
If you haven't discovered Pinterest and all that is wonderful about it, I have some advice for you. Be prepared to lose time. Really. The first few times I used it I was sucked in for hours. But overall, I'd say my experience has been fantastic.
Okay, gotta go now. I have a bit more pinning to do before bed.