Do you ever have those days when you just want to sit in one place? I had one of those tonight. We got to Vegas tonight for the SEMA show, there will be more on that over the next couple of days, trust me. Checked in to the Best Western Mardi Gras because it is within easy walking distance to the convention center, we picked up the necessities for the week: large bottle of Ibuprofen, Diet Coke, water, Vodka, Little Debbie’s Oatmeal cookies – I can survive anything now. Then dinner in another restaurant – can I just say I am sick of restaurant meals, I’ve taken to eaten turkey sandwiches, and I don’t really even like turkey sandwiches, but I’m sick of everything else. Anyway, I’m ranting…I walked back to the room after dinner by myself, told the boys to continue watching the game and snuck away, all I really wanted to do was sit with my laptop and look up all those things I’ve been meaning to do over the last couple of weeks, but didn’t have the internet available. So I…checked my Powerball tickets, downloaded a guide on how to make enamel jewelry, looked up commercial property in Moab, found the definition of Raku pottery (related to a book I’m reading) and then I did the unthinkable…I logged on to Pinterest.
If you’ve never been on Pinterest, you might not understand its addicting qualities, I looked first at what my friends are pinning, then I looked at the Everything category, when it wouldn’t load fast enough, I went to Popular. It’s like having all the DIY, Craft, Entertainment, Hair and Clothing magazines all lined up in a flip book. My pupils scanned the pages looking for something to catch my eye, I found a few quotes I love, a few recipes, a couple of things that I thought “that’s cool.” The best part for me is that I live in 280 square feet, so “stuff” in the true sense of Pinterest doesn’t interest me. But I’m always looking for an occasion to apply it.
On September 1, my oldest daughter got married, she’s not much of a crafter, so she let me do some of the decorations. I created a board on Pinterest labeled “Kayla and Lindsey’s Wedding” and every time I saw something cute and do-able, I pinned to it. Then they went in and approved what they liked. By the time we were done, we had bookmarks for wedding favors, old ladders with wedding advice, old suitcases for cards and mason jars for drinking. It was the most fun I ever had decorating for an event. The ideas turned out great and the effort seemed to be appreciated. I love my girls. There are so many ideas on Pinterest, it can be overwhelming. But tonight, when I just wanted to chill, it was exactly what I needed. What have you made that you found on Pinterest?