I know you all know Pinterest, and i know you all can loose hours upon hours lost in the pinterest world! But how many of you have to put it to work for you? Now i am no expert but two things i hear a lot from friends is how they got lost in pinterest, how impressed they are when they see me make things i’ve seen off there. So i thought maybe some of you are like my friends just pinning away but never actually doing anything and i’m hoping maybe my Pinterest system will work for you.
Ok like i said i’m no pro so my system may be basic or to much work depending on how you like it. but here it is….
First create specific boards for ideas…. So rather then i have a “food” board i have, food: Breakfast, Food: dinner, Food: Dessert, Food:slow Cooker/one pot. I have 11 seperate food boards (9 for ideas and 2 revolving more on that in a sec), 5 for style, 11 homeschool, 7 crafting, 5 kids/baby, 6 party, and several other single topic boards) having specific boards helps you get to what you want when you want it. No looking through a thousand food recipes to find that one dinner recipe you pinned months ago!
Second Create revolving boards…. I have 5 current ones… Currently crafting, This weeks meals, to name a few and then 3 completed boards… Things i’ve cooked, Things i’ve made, and homeschool projects. The way i do it is every week i go through my food boards do our meal plan and move pins from food bards to this weeks meals. Once i’ve cooked them they get moved to things i’ve cooked. i do the same with homeschool and crafting just not as often. This helps me get to the pins i need quickly, and gives me a way to reference back in the future without sorting through hundreds of pins.
Third be practical: Create boards that are useful a board for christmas lists, books you want to read, ideas for your sons first birthday. It’s ok to have a board for all party ideas but be practical and pin things you are actually going to use or fit a specific theme you have in mind. It really cuts back on that overwhelming feeling when you look at the board later and realize you don’t have the knitting skills to knit all those things on your yarn craft related board.
My last tip is not to have pins that aren’t useful. I pin gift ideas, books i want, articles about apps or blogging tips. All kinds of things but if i find a pin i don’t like or one that i don’t need to reference in the future i delete it. That means if i buy the gift the pin gets deleted, if I try a recipe we don’t like i delete it. If i pinned something for the home or an outft and months down the line my taste changes and i decide i don’t like it after all i delete it.
Hope this helps! What tips do you have for getting more use out of your boards on pinterest?
Do you use Instagram?
I do and i love it! But there are so many other companies and apps that have played off it. I wanted to share two of my favorites! the first is called Instagrid. I love it cause one thing i hate about instagram is there is no way for me to see my pics unless i have posted them to twitter/facebook which i don’t always day. Its so awesome! I love it!!!!
But more than that i love Instapparel!
Here is the shirt my hubby designed….
I am so excited i’ve decided to start teaching sewing classes. I’m going to be hosting some this summer in Santa Ana at the belly sprout and as soon as i get the details i’ll be sure to share them with you all but until then i’ve hosted one here. We did a beginners sewing class where we stitched up a basic hostess apron.
They turned out so cute! and the girls did a great job!!!!
That brings me to my question what kind of things do you want to learn to sew?
———- UPDATE: For anyone interested in learning to sew the apron above i will be teaching them thursday June 28th @ the belly sprout in Santa Ana, CA —————————-
Have you taken the dive to pinterest yet? I’m pretty sure i’m addicted! I’ve done the french tips using tape like you see above….
I’ve made a new workout shirt…..
and i finished my planner out of an old book…
and whipped up a couple maxi skirts…
I made this yummy tart for a shower…
a new pulled pork recipe….
and did i share my most favorite dish ever? its the one we’ve been giving to all the new moms at church…
Like i said i may be an addict! What about you?
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Well a round of colds has hit our home and has circled back around again as march begins. 😦 the down side of so many in one home i guess. Those colds have left me resting in bed cuddling with babies and not really doing much else, so pinterest february didn’t go quite as planned but hey I got a few things done and wanted to share them…
I made the letter T out of some pipe cleaners and yarn for the boys’ alpha wall in their room….
and I made a charging station for our ipods and iphones….
I also did a lot of pinterest cooking this week…
Thin Mint truffles, Black Bean brownies, & Yogurt dipped fruit.
Its the 31st and time to wrap up the Pretty and Practical before February’s Pinterest Party. I have a couple projects to finish up tonight when my hubby gets home such as….
Hanging some little mailboxes i got
and in the next week or so we are gonna make this guy (Our saturdays flew by us!)
and i need to go pick up a cupboard organizer for some of the snacky things we buy, an idea inspired by this…
and i’m hoping i can get him to do this to a book i have…
We’ll see if i make it that far tonight! And if so i’ll update you on my final Score but as of now this is where i stand…
Yarn/pipe cleaner letter, A height ruler for the boys, and my Perpetual Calender. I Also finished my 2012 Bucket List (Jar on the left, more on it later!)
I also made an “I love you because” board and the little frame on the bottom is a Chore chart for Harvey with photos of each chore using Instax film.
I also bought baskets to organize my fridge plus a lazy susan for it also.
all that gives me a total of : 19 points for those projects (most of them were free! wahoo!)
So total pretty and practical points: 44
*** Update, Nothing got finished last night as hoped, Final poibts : 44****
I’m having so much fun with the Pretty and Practical challenge i thought i would do my own month long event. It’s gonna be called Pinterest Party (that takes you to the projects i’m thinking of making) anyway the party will last for the month of february. I’m telling you all now so you can get planning and start pinning!
There will be a points element…
1 point for each task you accomplish that you’ve pinned. Cook it, sew it, crochet it, craft it, print it; I don’t care just if you see it on pinterest and you like it i suggest go create it and give yourself a point for doing so!
The Prize- you’ll feel accomplished!
Blog it and Link up? There may be something in it for you!
Meanwhile i’ll be pinning and creating myself and of course sharing them with you!
But the best part of the month will be my Pin it and Win it contest. The whole month i’ll be running a contest the prize is still to be deteremined and you will see why…. Here is how it will work….If you see something on my blog you like you just need to pin the page. Then at the end of the month i will randomly generate a winner and they will win the prize, it could be something they pinned or it could be something else i have in the works. We’ll see, but i promise whatever it is you’ll love it and really how easy is that, All you have to do is pin what you see here! The more you pin the more chances you’ll have to win!
Happy Pinning! I’m off to start planning my in home pinterest party at the end of the month!