Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You've Got to Pin it, Pin it!

Have you noticed the "Follow me on Pinterest" button on the left sidebar?

When I was younger, I remember my mom poring through magazines she'd kept and clipping out "inspiration". It might have been clothing,  home design ideas, or organizational strategies, but after she clipped them, she tucked them away in labeled folders. (She's very organized!) Unfortunately, after the clippings are filed away, they are pretty much"out of sight, out of mind." Not to mention that those folders begin to take up a lot of space.

Once again, the digital age saves the day with a wonderful newish website called Pinterest.

What can you do with Pinterest?
Pinterest is a series of virtual cork boards that allows you to "clip" photos you find on the web and "file" them visually in whatever categories you choose. The links are automatically saved so you can always find your way back to beautiful blogs, tutorials, DIY's and the like.

Courtesy of Pinterest

 You could plan your Dream Home!

Courtesy of Pinterest

   You could plan your Dream Wedding!

Courtesy of Pinterest

   You can plan your Dream Meal!

 The most fun part is that Pinterest is social. You can connect with your friends from Facebook, Twitter and beyond to see what they're pinning, (and they can see what you're pinning), and you can re-pin their pins and vice-versa. You can see what fun things they've repinned, and on and on into the webosphere. It's just like Kindergarten, instead of sharing paste and teddy bears, we share visual ideas. There are even mobile apps so you can pin things on the go.

There now. Aren't you Pinspired?

You can request an invite at Pinterest or leave a comment with your e-mail address and I will send you an invite ASAP. And please follow me on Pinterest as I try to find Bootcamping Beauty!

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Heidi Schaap

Heidi is a child of God, a homemaker, wife to a studly backyard lumberjack, and homeschooling Momma to nine fun, highly energetic outdoorling children. Her family homesteads a small patch of woods in Ohio and when Heidi’s not in the kitchen baking bread or cookies, she’s growing veggies, playing tag with dairy goats, and shooing chickens off the front porch. Heidi loves books, natural living, and coffee…Actually, let’s put the coffee first. She is the author of Bootcamp for Lousy Housekeepers, a book she hopes will bless you immensely.

1 comment:

CBoyer said...

this looks so incredible. Thanks for posting this!