Saturday, April 07, 2012

Very Pinteresting!

Pinterest.  If you haven't heard about it by now, get out from that rock you're living under!  I got an invitation for Pinterest probably about a year ago.  But I didn't want to sign up.  I spend too much time online as it is, I didn't need one more thing to distract me.  Then I got another invitation, so I joined, but I didn't really get into it for a couple more months.  When I finally did get into it, I didn't really "get it."  Then I got it, and fell in love!  It hasn't become too much of a time suck for me, either, although it easily could. 
For a while now, I've been wanting to post about all the pinteresty things that I've done...there have been a lot of recipes made, and some cool organizational things that I've done thanks to Pinterest.  Some of the things, I wasn't even looking for - I just came across them.  Like this one...

When I saw this idea I knew I needed to use it for my laundry room.  Our laundry room is T-I-N-Y.  There's only one shelf, and not really room for another one.  On that shelf is some storage things, and it's also where we keep extra light bulbs, batteries, etc.  That shelf was has plenty of things on it, leaving no room for any of the laundry/cleaning stuff.  So they were just piled up on top of the dryer.  This over-the-door shoe holder was the perfect solution for such a tiny space!  And I'm so happy with it!

There's also been a couple of ideas for keeping a air fresheners using essential oils.  I started out doing this one, making use of my old Bath and Body Wallflower containers.  But I found that the essential oil/water mixture evaporated too quickly.  So I needed another idea.  Again, not even looking for it, I saw this one which uses baking soda and essential oils in a jar, and I've been so much happier with it.

There's also been an all-natural body scrub (that I love), this great idea for having pre-scooped ice cream at parties, and don't even get me started on recipes!  I've made many in the recent months - that pretty much deserves it's own post.

The most recent "pinteresting" thing I've made is this Easter flower arrangement, using tulips, Peeps, and jelly beans.  I just had to make it!  So here's my version.

The other thing I've loved about Pinterest is not even the stuff you find on Pinterest, itself.  But pinning things you find on your own.  I've made a few boards for stuff I wanted to remember.  Like this Amy Butler bag that I want to make.  I wanted to remember the fabrics I liked and the blogs that have tips for making it.  So I made a board for it.  I also made a board for recipes I wanted to make for Easter dinner.  It's so nice to find a recipe or an idea, pin it, and not have to worry about finding it again!

I've made and done quite a few things found on Pinterest, but there's still so many I need to do!  So basically, what I'm saying...if you're not on it, you should be!

1 comment:

  1. It's all great! Keep that creativity flowing, we're all reaping the benefits!