Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Pinterest, I've needed you for so long

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some of my food pins

I've been on Pinterest for maybe a week and I'm on it constantly.

It's so very pinteresting!  (Somehow in my head, that's said with a pilipino accent)

"Pinterest is a virtual pinboard.  
Its a way to let you organize and share 
all the beautiful things you find on the web."

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my Nature-inspired Design board

I'm sure we all come across things on the internet that we want to save and be able to return to.
Sometimes it's a picture, sometimes a recipe, 
something we want to buy, somewhere we want to go,
something we want to show someone else...
there are so many reasons to save things.

Well Pinterest is a way to save those things all in one place.

Instead of having files of web links, or loads of favorites and bookmarks,
you have them all in one place on Pinterest.

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my Design for Littles board

When you come across something, you simply pin it (you will have a button on your menu bar) 
and save it to one of your pinterest boards.

You can create and name as many boards as you like.
Each time you pin something it not only saves the picture 
but also the link to the website you were on when you pinned it.

You can use this to keep recipes, create mood boards, plan parties or
 like a friend of mine, plan your wedding.

I'm even using it to eliminate some of the many recipes and magazines I have piled in my apartment.
I search them out online and pin them instead.

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some of my individual pins

The best part is the sharing.

You can also create boards that let other people contribute.  
This would be perfect if you are all planning or creating something together.

You can connect with friends (or meet others with inspiring boards) and see what they are pinning.

You can view things from your friends, things from the staff or things from strangers.
You can search for something specific or by a category.

I could search cupcake or food and find a million pretty things that will make my mouth water.

Picnik collage
The view when I look at another pin/ The view when I look at my own pin

When viewing a pin (the image added to Pinterest) you have the option to
repin it to one of your boards, to like it, to comment on it
 or to mention a friend that might be interested.

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Some of the staff's favorite boards

I love being able to look at the things that inspire me, all in one place.
I love how easy it is to keep track of things.
I love seeing what everyone else is looking at.

It might sound like a lot.  I'm rambling because I'm excited.

I promise you that it is REALLY easy.
It's a lot less overwhelming then this post leads you to believe.
This page explains it very simply.

You just need to go to Pinterest and request an invitation
(or I can send you one, just leave me your email)
and get started!

If you'd like to follow me, I have a link on the right.
I'd love to see what you're interested in.

Have fun, get inspired!

4 comments:

  1. Girl, I am addicted to Pinterest too! I love that I can put all of my 'finds' into one place. I then can be inspired by all the other things I see on Pinterest too:)

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  2. amen and amen. it's so wonderful. i've been wondering how i got by before. it's like falling down a rabbit hole though. so easy to get sucked in for hours;)

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  3. I've heard of it before but it's never been explained so well. It looks horribly addicting, but I have a feeling I'll cave and do it. I do find many many recipes and pictures and home decorating ideas that I always want to go back to. I have a feeling I'm going to spend a lot of time being pinterested.

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  4. Right?! It's totally obsessive making! ADORE!!! Just makes me want to create, plan, and play all day!

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