PINTEREST — It’s like fantasy football for women…


My “Cowboy Collection” picnic basket with vintage table cloth — the basket was $5 at Goodwill. I downloaded a picture I liked and reworked it a bit and then used mod podge.

FOR THE LONGEST TIME, I WAS ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE…  it really was total fantasy for me.  Then I tried to move a few of my “pins” over to reality…  but didn’t quite “nail” it.  Check out CraftFail for a few good laughs — including the “spray painted shoes” fail.  Sound familiar?  The “Hairless Chewbacca Pancake” on Pinterest is pretty comical in it’s own right — no, wait…  that’s an understatement — stop what you are doing and go look RIGHT NOW.  I laughed so hard I think I just peed my pants.  (I wonder if I’m allowed to say that.  I guess we’ll find out.)

If you aren’t familiar with Pinterest boards, get ready to meet your maker.  According to my favorite “official” source of all things, Wikipedia — “Pinterest is a pinboard-style social photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more.”  It’s the freakin’ mother load!  It replaces your “look book”,  your “vision board”, and that pile of recipes you’ve got cut out and stuck in a drawer.  My advice — Try it, you’ll like it.  But be forewarned.  If you have even a slightly addictive personality, you have found your new drug.


Upcycled sundae dish and saucer — total cost of supplies — $2.00; Amish handmade soap — $2.75

This past summer, we took our pins on Pinterest seriously and started a board called “Summer 2012 Projects” with the description “Ninety projects, ninety days… Start your engines!   Most Pinterest boards are not real life… Look out, this one is.”  We’ll let you know when we’ve got the board done.


Duck Dynasty inspired tent, Summer 2012

As I look over the board and reminisce about a quality summer vacation spent at home with “The Boy”, I realize that we did pretty good.  Most of our projects are presentable… if you ignore the Duck Dynasty tent.  None of them cost much, in fact, most were under $5 or free with salvaged materials.  With very few exceptions, almost every project included a piece of inspiration from a summer of shopping at our local Goodwill stores.

If you aren’t on Pinterest and would like to be, comment here or on the Facebook page and I’ll send you a personal invitation.

Where do you find your inspiration?

T and The Boy


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