So I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest. Let’s cover the hate first shall we:
1- Let’s be real NO ONE’s house is staged, perfectly clean, organized and beautiful all the time, or even most of the time. I’m totally a neat freak and I’ll be the first to tell you there are closets in my home that I would be mortified if you opened. And you can bet I wouldn’t snap a picture of one until it got a total make over and at that a makeover would probably last and look pretty a grand totally of 30 seconds.
2- Do we really need to post our jealous/envious/covetous thoughts for all to see? I’m not a fan of all the I wants or somedays, or dream homes. Let’s all just be happy with what we have (hair, clothes, bodies, homes include).
3- What happened to my creativity and problem solving skills?I swear I used to be able to come up with solutions and ideas all on my own. Now when I need inspiration I go right to Pinterest and the copying begins.
4- If I spent half the amount of time I spend on Pinterest actually doing projects or heaven forbid laundry I would be a much happier person with a much cleaner home!
Now that you all hate me for not being a lover I have a confession. I do find inspiration, ideas and nifty tricks from Pinterest all the time. So you see I’m quite torn. What’s a girl to do?
Well I dove in and gave a couple of Pinterest projects a try. Yes, I coveted. Yes, I copied and Yes I am totally thrilled with the results. Can you say identity crisis? Oh goodness!
Shutter for Christmas cards, memos or someday children’s art:
Candle holder mason jars:
(I was going to hang these in my front yard trees, but the wind scared me)
Onions grown in a cup in my (very dirty-yikes!) window:
(who knew right?!)
I’m sure there will be many more Pinterest projects in my future, but I still have a few reservations about the whole thing:) Are you a lover, hater or both?