Pinning away…

As I’ve mentioned before, I love Pinterest. For those of you that don’t know the wonder and joy of Pinterest, it’s a virtual cork board of sorts. For years, when I found something I found interesting online, I would bookmark it, and then promptly forget about it. Now, I can save all everything to my Pinterest boards and it’s there for quick access when I am ready to start my projects. What I love even more is that I can see what other people are finding. I can’t begin to tell you how much this has opened my eyes, and mind, to all things I never knew existed. Like blogs about all the things I love – photography, DIYing, decorating, cooking, organization and craft ideas. And a million tutorials to teach me how to do just about anything myself.

Yes, I realize that many of the things I pin will ever actually materialize in our house, but some things actually have. For example, my daughter found this pin a few weeks back.

chocolate covered pretzels - oh yum!

And today, we made them today for her to bring to school tomorrow for Halloween.

Our version – chocolate covered pretzels

One of the benefits of both of us being on Pinterest is that I’ve learned so much about her by what she is pinning. And we spend time together making what we find – BONUS! Since she is 17, I know this time is precious and I just love every second!

I have made these ham and cheese soufflés, which we stored in the fridge and the kids popped them in the microwave for breakfast before school.

Our version wasn’t so pretty, but man, they were yummy! 🙂

Our version

I showed this pin to my friend, Cricket, who made it for her Alien themed Halloween party this year…

Cricket made hers on top of a cake…

Alien abduction

I think one of my favorites so far was another one my daughter found for her new room.

She showed it to my husband, who painted this for her. (he would do anything for that girl! 🙂


I’ve also learned a lot from Pinterest. Like, how to use Borax and sugar to kill ants (and about thirty other things it’s useful for). And 1001 uses for vinegar (1001? Who knew?!).

I find photography tips and tutorials.

And a plethora of images and stories that amaze me.

And things that make me laugh out loud…

Let me know if you would like an invite, and you can find things that inspire and amaze you too!

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. mairzeebp
    Oct 30, 2011 @ 23:45:53

    OMG, I love the last picture, I want some of the chocolate covered pretzels and I want your husband to come paint my house once I own one. Well, it will be my vacation home because I’ll be living with you so can he paint my room there and my vacation home??


    • A Pinterest Addict
      Oct 31, 2011 @ 07:15:22

      That last pic is one of my favorites, too! The look on her face is priceless! The hubby said to send him some pics of what you want in your room down here and he’ll get right on it 🙂


  2. Gloria @Potentially Beautiful
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 09:45:24

    Your chocolate covered pretzels look yummy! How fun that you and your daughter are pinning together. I think people’s pins do tell a lot about them. Love her trees in her room too. What a great Dad.


    • A Pinterest Addict
      Oct 31, 2011 @ 10:21:58

      They were delicious – good thing she took them all to school for her friends because I would have eaten about ten of them so far! Thanks for stopping by to check out the blog 🙂


  3. Marinren
    Oct 31, 2011 @ 11:34:23

    Thanks for the comment on my blog! Yours is great too!! I’ve seen those pretzles and have wanted to try them for a while! It’s great you guys can bond over Pinterest! and her bedroom walls look fantastic! 🙂


  4. linds
    Nov 04, 2011 @ 03:51:17

    Those chocolate covered pretzels look amazing! I love all these pinterest challenges. Would you be able to invite me please? I’m on the waiting list right now so I just have to bookmark everything. LOL. It’s getting frustrating! If you could my email is: coupon4916 @ gmail . com. Thank you!


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