March 23, 2012

How Pinterest Makes Me Smarter

Unless you've been living under a rock (which is probably quite cozy, though lacking in decor), you've probably heard the buzz about Pinterest.  Maybe you've heard about it, but you haven't jumped on the bandwagon.  Like ANY area in life, we have to guard our hearts from allowing it to become too time consuming.  But, if you are willing to use self control (i.e. time management) it can be a wonderful tool.

Pinterest is a place to stick all of those great visual ideas in one spot that catch your eye while on the internet, without making a book out of your bookmarks.  I have my Pinterest boards divided into categories.  So many wonderful ideas to help me run my home more efficiently and beautifully are in a neat little space called a "board."  The pictures I am sharing today are from my "My Organized Life" board.

*Click on each picture to go to these great sources and find more brilliant ideas.
Some of the pictures I pin to my boards are self-explanitory.  

Others lead me to great sites with tons of smart ideas.
Some of my pins lead me to other "Pinners."  
(Click on this one ... it's brilliant!)

 More "why didn't I think of that?"

Other pins (found on Pinterest boards of friends that I follow) lead me to new friends and great blogs.
"How To Make Your Sink Shine" led me to a new bloggy friend yesterday.

Critics may say that Pinterest is a time waster and can cause discontentment.  I have found it to be a great resource for smart and beautiful ideas to flourish.  Where else would have I found out that a parmesan cheese lid will fit a Mason jar??  ;)
Happy Pinning!


Bugs and Sunshine said...

i am always amazed at how one picture of a shiny sink is ALL IT TAKES to motivate me to go pick up my house.

now i'm off to go bless my house-thank you!!!

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

i agree....pinterest has inspired me for certain. i haven't found it to be a problem and yes the rock i live under is quite homey & comfortable! :)