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Yes, it’s just another social-media tool that has sucked me into its abyss. I’ve already told you why I love it. But seriously, I think Pinterest has definitely pushed me to do something! Yes, something. Lots of things.
Recipes I’ve had bookmarked for years? I’ve made them! Craft projects with Libbie? Not so daunting when I can see oodles of them and pick out the ones that look easy. Not to mention the delight of visual menu planning.
Here are some of the things I’ve actually done because of Pinterest:
I put all the books from my Want to Read It board on reserve at the library instead of on my Amazon wish list or Paperbackswap Wishlist. Because really, I just want to read them. Not own them. In the last few weeks I’ve read Sisterhood Everlasting, am most of the way through The Kitchen House, and have Shanghai Girls to pick up next!
Libbie really loved these homemade bath paints; she’s played with her cardboard-box town quite a bit; and she totally stamped with the end of the bok choy the other night when I noticed it looked a lot like this celery-flower stamp!
And as for the recipes? Here are some I’ve made because the pictures are just so tempting!
Of course, Pinterest is a time-sucking abyss if you let it be, just like anything else. But for me, I say the benefits outweigh the bad parts, at least for the time being.
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