I joined Pinterest with some trepidation about three weeks ago. I heard stories about it being so addictive and was hesitant to have something else pull me to the computer/phone (and away from my kids. and laundry. and cleaning the kitchen floor. and so on). I finally caved in and joined and was, in a word, underwhelmed. Then I spent a few days checking out other’s boards and getting an idea of how I could use Pinterest and it grew on me.
I jump on once a day or so and have honestly gotten several great ideas for kid’s crafts, workouts and even a few fashion tips. My sister is laughing at that last one. Fashion tips for me means ‘buy a 17th black tee shirt from Target to wear with your boot cut jeans and, maybe, if you’re feeling cr-ah-zy, add a necklace.’
I’ll tell you what I don’t pin:
recipes involving wrapping cookie dough around an oreo/snicker bar/twinkie/box of junior mints
crafts that involve any more skill that cutting and gluing
Anything with thread – I can’t even sew a button on
recipes involving dumping cream of
chemical something soup over chicken and calling it dinner
home decor that is utterly kid unfriendly
I do pin:
recipes I want to make – this has been the single most beneficial aspect of Pinterest for me. My bookmark list was getting out of control and, frankly,unusable
my favorite recipes
dream home ideas
home decor that I could actually do
kid’s crafts and art projects for my very crafty little girl
books I want to read
Here is a Pinterest Inspired Day in my little life…..
(also linking up with Jenn at Peas and Crayon’s What I Ate Wednesday and, like a good little participant, included some greens)
Okay, not from Pinterest.
My drink trio – Smoothie (kale, banana, chia seeds, maca powder, Vega powder, water), green jasmine tea and water
My morning workout was a run followed by this beast:
My legs are already sore. Those last 20 squat jumps were killer.
I ate a random lunch/snack in the locker room while getting dressed. I think that Luna Bar has been in my purse since Christmas. It wasn’t exactly a bar any more. More of a crumble.
My second lunch/afternoon snack was some Mary’s Gone Crackers, Clementines and a Dill and Parsley Green Goddess dip,
that was inspired by this Pin.
The kids and I did some Easter inspired crafts and games. We turned this idea:
into this decoration on our mantel.
Paint chips have never looked so cute and festive! We’ve made a couple of these chains already. I can handle cutting and hole punching.
I had a green tea lemonade while supervising some couch fort building.
We also played with some alphabet Easter eggs,
inspired by this Pin:
My outfit for the day also came from Pinterest (and Target, of course). I went to Target last week for some typical Target goods (detergent, kid’s socks, etc) and walked out with a pair of yellow cropped pants. Anything that’s not black or white is quite a stretch for me, but I think I like them:
I don’t look quite like the J Crew Model. Or at all like her, although we do both have brown hair. I’ve seen some cute outfits with gray and yellow (and gray is black + white, so it’s still in my comfort zone) and am now on the hunt for a gray shirt.
Dinner was a modified Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Pie with fruits and vegetables
from this Pin (from Happy Healthy Mama)
It was good and came together pretty quickly. This one will be repeated.
Dessert was a mini coconut ice cream sandwich. It hit the spot.
Are you a Pinterest Fan?