Friday, January 20, 2012

Pinterest How-to

Pinterest is addictive.  If you were/are a magazine lover who saved pictures of wedding ideas,  decorating inspirations, vacation or travel plans, etc., you will probably love Pinterest.  Our family used it to create a shared board for our holiday family gathering.

Style Me Pretty Family Board

Tablescape Board
Retiring Ideas Board
(I want to build a barn for big family parties)

You can also check out the boards of your family and friends to see what they are interested in or dreaming about.

My sister-in-law, Stancie has boards for pins that she thinks her daughters would like, kind of a "I thought this looked like you...." Don't you love it when someone says that. It really shows they get you, and appreciate what is unique about you as a person.  Love that feeling.

 My niece Carrie has a Mason Jar Board
 Niece Cortney's Favorite Recipes Board (most are Pioneer Woman)
 Niece Ashley's Garden Dreams Board
My sister asked me to help her with Pinterest, so I decided to create a post that she could use whenever she had time.  Then, I thought, "Why reinvent the wheel?"  There are already really good sites that explain.

USA Today articleon Pinterest which just became one of the top 10 social networks.   titled
Pinterest Beginner Guide

Pinterest is a place to organize and share online images that you find interesting or inspiring. Once uploaded or shared on Pinterest, these images become known as Pins, which the user can place on customized, themed Boards.

If you want to check out Pinterest, though, you have to be invited.

Leave a comment below (love them!) and I will gladly send you an invite.

Now get pinning!

Joining these parties.
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground 
Feathered Nest Friday at French Country Cottage
Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Farmhouse Friday at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home

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 Feathered Nest Friday

link up every friday 


  1. Looks like fun! Count me in!

  2. I love Pinterest! I try not to spend too much time on there!

  3. Every time I'm drawn into Pinterest I try to set a time limit. HA, that never works! Now I try to make sure all the important stuff is done before I get there. The "I think you would like this" board is a great idea.

  4. I just got on pinterest and wasn't sure what to do next, so thanks! I'm excited to start pinning!

  5. My daughter just showed me P and neither of us knw what it was or what to do. Thank you for your explanation, I hope to try tomorrow. Sunny

  6. I used to have files full of magazine photos, so I love this virtual alternative! And, it's always flattering to hear that someone is following your boards! Great idea about making a board for others!

    Thanks for visiting my chicken tablescape!

    Creating Wonderful Spaces

  7. Thanks for visiting my blog! I have joined Pinterest but I keep forgetting to pin anything and I'm one who always finds images of things she likes! Have a great week!

    Robin Flies South

  8. I don't do FB, so I can't join. I do like seeing what people have pinned of mine though! :)

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at Potpourri Friday!


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