For those of you who "pin," I'm sure you have felt,
at one time or another,
that Pinterest was Heaven sent.
All that inspiration, motivation, and education right at your fingertips!
Neatly organized, easily accessed, beautifully cataloged.
It's easy to get caught up in the Pinterest world.
(hello peeps, I have 46 boards.)
So easy in fact, that there are even pins about the dangers of Pinning.
All of which are downloadable, printable, and re-pinnable.
Ironic? Yep. Cleverly awesome? Yep.
These are some of my favorites.
As a bunch of us (all bloggers, bakers, crafters and pinners!) sat around Julie's dining room table a few weekends ago, this conundrum was a hot topic of conversation.
Do we love Pinterest? Yes. Can it be as intimidating as it is inspiring? Perhaps. Do we spend more time finding things to make and bake and create then we do actually making and baking and creating them? Sometimes.
What we all agreed upon was that Pinterest is the best when we actually put it to use. When we bring to life - turn the virtual into tangible - all the awesomeness we've been pinning, that is when Pinterest is more of a blessing than a curse. And that's what we all want.
In true form, Julie made an awesome printable that summarized these sentiments.
And today, Jess launched The PinterTest Kitchen!
A once a month linky party where you actually put Pinterest to use and let us all know how it turned out!
Was that 2 ingredient muffin recipe really as tasty as it looked?
Was that clothespin card wreath as functional as it was cute?
Can you really just "dump" 4 ingredients into a pan and call it a day?
I coulda used $1 worth of school supplies to make something I spent $12 on at Pier1?
Thank you Jessica! Your PinterTest Kitchen idea is fantabulous.
I think I might even have to pin your Test Kitchen button.
Oh yes, and actually MAKE something.
My entry for this month's PinterTest was Salted Caramel Cheesecake.
Because I have an entire pin board dedicated to just cheesecakes.
Unfortunately, I will have to update this post tomorrow.
As the taste testing has to wait to commence until after the game tonight.
The baking was easy tho.
Here's hoping the eating will be as good!
PS - this is me and Jess at Blog Sugar. 2 minutes into our 48 hours together and we were loving, laughing, teasing, playing, and chatting like the long lost, catty sisters that we are. LOVE her. Her heart, her faith, her adorable girls, her church, her love for her husband, and her fiesty, funny spirit. And you will too. She's on.the.top! So Pinteresting.
Do you pin?
If yes, put that pin into production!
And then link up with Jess.
Can't wait to see what else people are doing!