Pinterest.com has become my new thing. I love it! It’s helped me learn how to install wood trim, paint boxes on the nursery room wall, paint an old dresser, discover new recipes, think of ways to encourage neighbors and co-workers, design postcards and announcements, quilting and sewing projects. All of those things make my job as a despot easier and just plain more fun! Things that I’ve actually done or made, inspired by pinterest. The list of things that I want to do is much larger!Lasagna Soup from a Farm Girl’s Dabbles 2. French Onion Soup Burgers from Campbells 3. Baked Cream Cheese Spaghetti from Plain Chicken 4. Pumpkin Spice Cake from Family Bites 5. Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites from Two Tiny Kitchens 6. Chocolate Cheesecake Chocolate Cake from Little House on the Prairie Living 7. Easy Cheesy Garlic Bread from Nancy Creative 8. Christmas Candy Bar Goodie Bags from Crystal & Co. 9. Icy Holiday Punch from Taste of Home 10. How to Paint Laminate Furniture from Centsational Girl 11. Nursery Design from Oodeedoh 12. Magnetic Spike Rack for the Frig from Instructables
Where do most of the good ideas on Pinterest come from? Blogs! There are quite a few blogs that I’ve followed for a while and I’ve used Google Reader to keep track of them. Otherwise, your alternative is to go to each one of those blogs and see what’s new. This way, I go to one webpage and see all the new stuff that’s there.
To make Google Reader usable for me, I put blogs into categories. When I’m short on time, I just check those categories that are the most meaningful to me. Other categories, I’ll read at my leisure. When I see something I like and want to remember, I’ll go to pinterest.com and pin it. If it’s a recipe, I print it out to try later. If I like the recipe, it’ll go into the recipe binder.
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