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I started playing on Pinterest last summer after I received an invite from my (then) future daughter in law, who was busily gathering ideas for their beautiful wedding!

I’m a visual person so I fell in love with the concept of Pinterest. It’s fun to see so many beautiful, creative and innovative ideas in one place.

But . . .

I’m also a very pragmatic person. And I’ve been trying to discover the best ways to utilize pinterest.

It’s been a learning process.

The first thing I learned about pinterest?

It’s not pronounced Pin Interest. Oh yes . . . that caused quite a few giggles from a certain girl around the house. (I can pronounce it now, you’ll be glad to know)

Second thing I learned?

There is no point to pin every cute craft idea you see online just because you hope that you’ll do it. You won’t. You couldn’t possibly. You are too busy pinning to have time to make anything.

Although I am determined to make this jewelry frame!

and this

Birdseed wreath

Oh and I can’t forget this

Oh dear . . . see what I mean?

Ok – focus Kathie – ahem.

Third thing I learned about pinterest.

It’s a great place to keep recipes. I’m busy sorting them out into categories.

Below is a sampling of the “YUM” category.

And, the fourth thing, which I may not only have learned, but quite possibly may have invented . . .

Drumroll please . . . .

Pinterest is a great place for a visual person to menu plan.

I create a board for the week – then repin recipes from my Main Dishes and other food categories. They’re pinned on the board for the week and then I’ll either delete the board (the recipes are all on the Main Dish or other boards) or I may keep them.


How I would store all these weekly menu plan boards I’m not quite sure. I wish they could nest under one main board called ” On the Menu” but I don’t think Pinterest has a nesting feature yet.

I love seeing what we will eat for a week in one glance.

And since I’m visual, there’s something very appealing about gathering recipes by pictures. Hopefully they’ll taste as good as they look!

What about you? Do you pin? Do you use it for anything more than a great storage spot?

Please share in the comments.

Help me put my pinterest addiction interest to work!

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13 thoughts on “pin it

  1. Bev K says:

    Oh my, Pinterest is addictive, for sure! I'm not sure of all the ins and outs but am using it to store ideas. I've actually used some of the ideas already – table settings, the odd recipe. What I don't know how to do is grab something from facebook or email and pin it. Mostly I pin from blogs.

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  2. I'm collaborating with a friend to plan her new garden with Pinterest. For recipes, however, I prefer to keep them organized in my reader and printed out in random stacks on the microwave….

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  3. I would love, love, love to be able to Pinterest, but it requires a facebook account (which we don't do)…maybe they'll change that one day. I was the same as you with how to say it….I'd said it in my mind for so long like Pin Interest that it was hard changing. My sister laughed and laughed when she heard me. It's hard to switch! LOL! I actually can sometimes click on someone else's pinterest page if they share the link, but that's about all. I think I would LOVE it!

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  4. Julia says:

    I am on pintrest too. I love your idea of making a temporary board for your weekly dinners than deleting it after the week is done. I hadn't thought of that! After all the many things I've pinned my new goal is to make atleast one new item from there per month.

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  5. I resisted pinterest for a long time as it seemed like such a time-waster. 🙂 But I gave in a couple weeks ago and I find I LOVE it…it helps me so much with creativity. Being a visual person as well, it helps me remember what I like and even to discover what I like. After a couple of weeks of pinning home interiors I liked, I could begin to see what my style really was. Well, that's helpful! :)I love how you are using it, k!

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  6. I really enjoy pintrest. But I'm trying to be more selective in what I pin, I can't do all the nifty things I see on there.Although I have done some. For instance I just made my own laundry detergent using a recipe I found there.I like to use it to bookmark quilts I especially like. I also pin things in boards for my daughters. Clothes, or fun stuffI want to share with them. My youngest daughter has been making lots of recipes she see there, last night she madechocolate hazelnut pudding, yum.

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  7. Haven't set up my own account there yet but occasionally roam about the place ohhing and sewing at all the beautiful ideas that would take a lifetime to recreate for myself. I'd love to make a hat pinterest page for myself.So what is the correct way to say pinterest?

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  8. Haven't set up my own account there yet but occasionally roam about the place ohhing and sewing at all the beautiful ideas that would take a lifetime to recreate for myself. I'd love to make a hat pinterest page for myself.So what is the correct way to say pinterest?

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  9. I've heard of Pinterest but yet to check it out – it looks far too addicting! Love the seed wreath – if you make it, let me know how it turns out. Gosh, is there a section for bird things, or is it all random? Hmm … no must not look at it until I'm finished school!I've been collecting odds and ends to make wind-chimes and outdoor hangy decorations, so I bet I could find some great ideas on this site. Buttermilk pound cake sounds divine – have you made that yet? You have to make all of these things and report back to us!:)

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  10. I would love, love, love to be able to Pinterest, but it requires a facebook account (which we don't do)…maybe they'll change that one day. I was the same as you with how to say it….I'd said it in my mind for so long like Pin Interest that it was hard changing. My sister laughed and laughed when she heard me. It's hard to switch! LOL! I actually can sometimes click on someone else's pinterest page if they share the link, but that's about all. I think I would LOVE it!

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