Pinterest brings fresh ideas

There you have it — my life as of late. Rather than scrolling through Facebook when I’m bored out of my mind

“These are delicious!

Where did you find the recipe?”

“Oh thanks! On Pinterest, actually.”

“This is absolutely beautiful. Where did you get such a creative idea?”

“Pinterest!”

There you have it — my life as of late. Rather than scrolling through Facebook when I’m bored out of my mind, I’ve been looking through Pinterest, an online board of blog posts on everything from cute kittens to craft ideas to recipes.

My mother refers to it as an evolution of community — truly kind, unselfish people sharing their creativity, ideas, and talent for the rest of us who need a brain boost when it comes to that sort of thing. Credit is always preserved, and a recipe that began with a stay-at-home mom is spread like wildfire across the net to family tables all over the world. Somewhere, she took the time to create it, document the entire process, and break it down into pictures and easy to read steps for complete strangers. People comment with their thanks, modifications, and questions, and often the original source will comment back and be happy to help.

It amazes me that somehow in this (free) website, the average Jane like me can access thousands of cool projects, whether they’re for a family reunion, or filling time in my next rainy day. When life just sucks, I can look through the animal section — you’d be surprised how pictures of baby hippos can lighten a mood.

Pinterest is like finding a gold mine and there’s enough for everyone (even the male of the species) I urge all of you to check it out, and let me know your findings.

Miranda can be reached at smalltownmusings@gmail.com

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