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March 10, 2012

Hook, Line, and Pin-ker

It was probably inevitable.

I could only resist it for so long.

The pull was so strong, the lure of the unknown, so tantalizing.

I have officially succumbed to Pinterest.

"Welcome to the vortex," said Julia, when I made my Facebook confession.

I have technically been on Pinterest for quite a while. I solicited an invitation (thanks, Rebecca!), and set up an account.

But there was a little voice in the back of my head saying, "Don't do it! Don't go there! You might get lost and never see the light of day again!"

In the same way that I just don't buy candy [most of the time]...as I have very little willpower, I kept myself off Pinterest, fearing a[nother] time drain.

I have been on for about a week, and so far, so good. To date I have 10 boards and 55 pins. I'm pinning only things I actually think I can do, like crafts with the girls, fun things in the kitchen, and recipes that I actually "approve" of the ingredients.

I don't feel like this is a "time suck"...maybe because my Facebook time is more limited these days, so overall it's a wash.

I think the bigger test will be, how many of my pins do I actually act upon.

So far, the only one I've executed are these yogurt drops...


...they were a huge hit as part of a "very special snack". [It's a long story, but our girls don't eat yogurt, so they were over the moon with 6 or 8 "drops".]

And I have plans over the next couple of days for some St. Patrick's Day-inspired fun in the kitchen and at the craft table.

Like most anything else, I think Pinterest will be a lot of fun for me...as long as I enjoy it in moderation. [Similarly, jelly beans are OK, as long as I don't eat a family-size bag in one sitting. Ahem.]

6 comments:

Julia said...

Brad recently gave the girls ice cubes for the first time----now they love getting little bits of ice to suck on.

I'm quite certain they are going to love the cold (and sweet) of these too----they're on my list.

You're right----I was just thinking that I need to keep track of how many things I pin and then actually end up completing. Ha!

Good job teetering on the outside of the vortex :)

championm2000 said...

Off to find these now...

:-)

Marcia Francois said...

Mandy, so where's the pin for that?

I am tickled! that you are pinning. But I so love that you're being AWARE of what you pin and are limiting it to things you can and want to do.

Marcia Francois said...

okay... looks like I'm still signed in with my other google account

cat said...

Oh i also only joined the other day and maybe, lukily I am so busy atm that I am simply not finding the time to do it

Barbara Manatee said...

I love Pinterest especially for ideas for school/work! I know I'll use it for home more this summer.

I'm bummed though - I would browse it for 5 minutes on my lunch each day at work to get cooking and art ideas...but they've blocked the site now :-( SO sad!

I was thinking about doing those yogurt bites, too! Just hadn't gotten around to it yet! Maybe a Spring Break activity?

 
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