Saturday, May 19, 2012

Weekends: The Pinterest Challenge

Are you addicted to Pinterest yet? I'm definitely addicted. 

Can you see that little number up in the corner of the picture? Yep, it says 3237 pins

That was the number when I made this graphic a few days ago. It's bigger now. I pin kid's activities, recipes, household hints, sewing projects, home decor ideas and many, many more things. 

But, up until recently, I've only done 1 or 2 or things I've pinned. 

So, what was my point in saving all these pretty pictures and great ideas? 

I've been thinking about this ever since I read this wonderful post on Creative With Kids, "Stop Letting Pinterest Make You Feel Like Poo." Alissa talks about how we shouldn't let the pretty pictures on Pinterest make us feel like we are inadequate. So what if our finished product is not as pretty! Did you do it and enjoy it? That's the important part. This post got me motivated to actually try and do some of these wonderful ideas I've been saving.

I set a goal recently to start doing some of the things I pin. Ideally, I'd like to do one thing each day, but I know that won't ever happen. Instead I'm aiming for 3-4 ideas a week. 

So far, I've made an incredible dip and a yummy apple bread. We've played with ice and made really cool finger puppets. It's been a lot of fun!

Would you like to join me in this challenge? There's no pressures, no link-up, no nothing. The only person that will hold you accountable will be you. 

Make that great recipe you've been saving. Sew that skirt or do that craft with your kids. It will be fun! Set yourself an achievable goal. You can do 3-4 ideas a week like I will or even just 1 a week. And, if you don't meet you're goal, so what! At least you're having fun... or eating yummy food.

I'll be sharing the things I try on my Facebook page, so if you're interested, you can join me there. Plus, I'll be opening up my page for you to share the fun things you discover. Please feel free to post any fun ideas you find for the rest of us to try! 

Are you going to join me in this challenge? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you're not on Pinterest and are interested in trying it out, I can email you an invite. I just need to know your email address. Have fun and start doing!

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  1. Great idea! I created a board a while back called "Ideas from Pinterest I Have Tried"

  2. I love trying out things I pin. I pin way more than I have time to do, but I don't worry about. As long as we are doing things and having fun, that's all that matters. Looking forward to seeing what you create. :)

  3. Love this!! I definitely need to a Pinterest challenge because we try so many things from there, especially new recipes!!! Excited to see your finished products!

  4. I started 2 months or so ago doing one pin a week. So far we have had some really yummy food and I have completed several really cool art projects. Some not exactly the same but more of an inspired by type thing. I try to look at Pinterest for all it's possiblities and not get bogged down by comparisons. Granted that can be hard when your cake looks like a blob and not as crisp and pretty as the picture on Pinterest! :)

  5. Love this! I used to be really good about doing the things I pinned, but I haven't done a thing in ages. I guess it's time to get back on it. I know that there's something in my "For my sweet tooth" board that I could whip up.

  6. Oh my goodness! I just posted how I'm a Pinterest addict on my blog. Too funny that I just found this. Love it!!!

  7. Oh and I'm in love with the fact that you have over 3000 pins. I have around 700 (I'm picky about what I pin) and thought I was addicted. Loving your blog.

  8. Ahem. I see your 3237 pins and raise you by another couple of thousand! I used to have a goal to keep my pins under 5000. If you combine my pins and likes, I'm almost double that now. I have been pinning for over a year though and I have managed to do a tonne of things from my boards. I'm looking foward to seeing your updates!


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