Pinterest….the other love of my life

pinterest jackie 1Sometimes I can’t even remember what life was like without Pinterest. At first it started out as something cool and interesting to go on instead of so much Facebook. Then it became more of a need instead of a want when my husband and I got engaged and I needed to plan a wedding. It was as if I took on a part time job. I was immersed in the world of Pinterest like I never thought possible. Literally every waking hour that I had to myself was spent “pinning”. Then it was more than wedding planning, it was recipes, arts and crafts projects, ideas for our house, working out, gardening, and so much more. Now I have a board for just about everything! At this stage in the game I use Pinterest to keep myself organized.  From kids’ birthday party ideas, easy weeknight dinners, and kid friendly travel destinations to every Pandora charm that I want, and must-have products , there is literally everything I need organized by “board”.

Every year I used to struggle with birthday party ideas regarding what the theme would be, what food to make, what decorations should I buy and what I should make myself. For the last couple years I have been able to get some awesome party ideas from Pinterest like what food goes best with a Frozen themed birthday party and what decorations can I make myself for a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party. Making chocolate covered pretzel rods into magic ice wands, or DIYing treat bags and food labels are a couple things that I thank Pinterest for when it comes to birthdays.

I have always been crafty and loved making art and craft projects when I was a kid. I love that my kids are into art and crafts now as well. I never thought there would be so many pictures of an art project turkey until I typed it into the search box on Pinterest. If you have never thought of an idea, someone else has and it’s at your fingertips for the taking. We have come up with so many neat ideas for our family like the personalized family wreath, all the projects that include kids’ hands, feet, and fingers, and there is literally an art project out there for every single holiday. Even ones that you didn’t know were holidays.

Home projects are probably my favorite because to me there is always something you can paint, re-vamp, upgrade, or DIY. Pinterest gives me more options for every room of the house than I could have ever imagined. For example, my daughter loves to read and has over 100 books. We really wanted to put some sort of library nook in her room for her and found the perfect one on Pinterest. The best part was, it was created out of plastic rain gutters instead of wood which kept the project totally affordable. It came out great and looked just like the Pinterest picture. My daughter has this great little area where she can comfortably read and we didn’t have to add a bulky piece of furniture to make it happen.

I could probably go on and on for days about all the ways that Pinterest has saved me but for now I think you get the point. School lunches, Halloween costume ideas, shoe obsessions, and planning for anything from a wedding to a zombie invasion. You can create a board for it all…and I certainly did! Happy pinning =)

Please feel free to follow MOMentous Moms on Pinterest. I have my own board and would love to share some of my best finds and ideas with you!

With Love,

The Hot Mess Mom

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