Pinterest...have you been reeled in yet?
My girlfriend from up North got me hooked. Told me it would be the best waste of time I could find in a day. Boy was she right!
Basically, Pinterest is a virtual bulletin board that allows you to organize and save things you see online. Think of it as a great alternative to your favorites bar.
Myself, not unlike many other members, have tons of 'pins' of fabulous online finds. The thing is, you get carried away with pinning, but don't go back and do much with them.
For Christmas, Teri and I based our gift exchange on Pinterest. The items we exchanged had to be 'pinned' items. Half by the giver and half by the receiver. We both thought it was great, but we should have given ourselves more time.
Yesterday, I was getting caught up on my blog reading and clicked over to my friend Diana's blog. She shared how she and her sister Tamara were participating in a Pinterest challenge. Basically, the challenge is to bring to life one of your pins each month and share it. She invited others to join along. I thought about it for a few minutes and decided I was up to the challenge. Just another excuse to get crafty.
I even got busy and organized my 'pins' including creating a board where I could transfer pins once I completed them. I did a few of the items on my boards between the gift exchange and the craft sale. It's sort of rewarding to see the list of accomplishments grow. Here is a small sample:
So, now I am going to have a look over my 'pins' and decide what my January project will be.
Stay tuned for the post!