Help! Pinterest addict here!

Pinterest is taking over my brain.

With good reason, of course. We are experiencing a severe drought  in South Dakota (info), and with the temps above 100 degrees this week, it’s me, the dogs, iced coffee, and the AC.

And Pinterest.

Oh Pinterest, I do enjoy the life we’ve created together.

In my Pinterest life, I have flawless hair, eat semi-healthily (I pin a ton of cheese recipes, I’ve noticed), laugh shamelessly at those e-card funnies, and have the most amazing home decor/DIY skills imaginable. My pretend house is amazing, yo.

My pretend home:

  • has secret rooms,
  • is decked out with a spiral staircase,
  • includes a massive library,
  • but is both a log cabin/The Notebook’s white house Noah built,
  • and is exquisitely decorated by the best multiple personality designer available.

The good side of Pinterest

Is there a bad side, really? Maybe all the cheesy recipes…

However, as a blogger/etsy seller, it’s a great opportunity to pin and showcase photos and new designs from our shop.

Antler Lamp

Antler Lamp

Painted antler

Painted Antler

Each time I pin an image, other people have the chance to take five seconds and repin it, too, if they’d like.

The simplicity of this is why out of all the social media sites, Pinterest is by far my favorite.

I like simple.

So, are you on Pinterest? What do you think of it?

If you’d like to keep up with my pins, I would love to follow yours!

38 thoughts on “Help! Pinterest addict here!

  1. Love pinterest and yes it comes in handy during the heat/drought when the weather just sucks the energy right out of me. I, too, have many fantasies through Pinterest! lol Use it a lot to file craft ideas for the grandkid’s visits and cheesy recipes… I have a few of those myself. Enjoyed your post as always.

  2. You are the second person this week who loves Pinterest. I’m going to have to check it out.
    I was laughing that you said you’d pinned cheesy recipes. I’d probably pin everything having to do with guacamole. :)

  3. Ah, Pinterest! So addicting! I find it useful though- I’ve made several successful recipes and I use it to find photo ideas for my clients. Even if it does waste some time… it’s not wasted if you enjoy it, right??
    Cheers!

  4. Pinterest! an escape to a world of kaliedescope colours. Here in the UK we have had a terrible summer so far, lots of rain, clouds, floods and hardly any sunshine……… so like you we escape to the pinboards! .

  5. Oh I am so addicted too! I have been using some of the ideas I have found. It’s great for keeping my crochet patterns in one place. I followed you too!

  6. I tried to sign up earlier in the year — my interior designer sister said it would be a great place to put design ideas. Alas I had to sign up through Facebook, which I have been deliberately staying away from. Wish they’d change that! Love your antler lamp!

  7. I’ve steered clear of it – SO FAR – because all I’ve heard is how addictive it is. And I just don’t have time for another addiction right now!

  8. I’ve had implants connected to my brain and have been “online” now for a decade now I think, someone is looking after my body I hope and I hope to eventually merge my conciousness completely with the net and leave the body behind.
    PInterest indeed…raises an eyebrow!
    I am sooo addicted, you have no idea!.. lol
    Enjoy your online time and I’ll see you on the other side *grins*

  9. It is so easy to fall down the pinterest hole. I haven’t been on in awhile (though I just followed you!) but when I do get on its very hard for me to do anything else. And yes my pinterest life is quite impeccable as well.

  10. Look forward to following you on Pinterest. It is certainly a highly addicting if not brain devouring way to spend time, in my case between 7-7:30 p.m. when my boys are watching Mickey Mouse Playhouse. ;-) I find myself pinning far more than I plan on “doing” but hey, at least the creative juices get flowing!

  11. My boss and I talk about Pinterest all the time. She is very much into it. I never consider it my ‘thing’, because I am not a shopper. But, after several people in the course of a week mentioned posting my blog on Pinterest, I decided I had better join the club. I’m still not a shopper, so I don’t post much other than photos, books and posts. I’m following you now. Good luck with your addiction. (Your addiction has fewer calories than my Ben & Jerry’s addiction.)

  12. I’m not on Pinterest. I’ve peeked but I don’t really get it and that’s a good thing. I won’t let myself look for more than ten seconds. I don’t need to be addicted to yet another thing that keeps me in front of the computer!

  13. Hahaha! We seem to have fallen into the same Pinterest trap. I resisted until I couldn’t, and I don’t regret it. It’s comforting to have a place full of beautiful ideas and possibilities to retreat to when the world gets to be too much. Then (in optimistic theory) we can come out when we’re good and ready, better armed to bring beauty and goodness back with us! Right? I’ll follow you on Pinterest and would love it if you’d follow me! You can find me under Erica Romkema. Keep up the delightful posts!

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