Pinterest

Clean Up Your Pinterest Boards Day

I admit it. I LOVE Pinterest. I’ve always saved tear sheets from magazines for decorating, gardening and craft projects, dream travel destinations, recipes to try and even favorite hairstyles. I have binders full of them. So, as you can imagine, I was thrilled when I was invited to join Pinterest by a blogger I follow last fall. But, it wasn’t until I was bed-ridden following ankle surgery this winter that I truly got hooked. I spent hours pinning away. Since getting back on my feet, I’ve even tried a few of the ideas and projects that I’ve found on other peoples’ boards. In fact, I started a new board called “Completed Pins” to keep track of them!

For some pins, I just want to see the photo as a quick reminder or inspiration. For other pins, I want to click through and read the blog post or web article so that I can learn more about it or even try it for myself. So, generally, I click on the pin to find the content and either repin from that one or I pin from the source itself with the “Pin It” Bookmarklet that I installed on my browser bookmark bar.

I’ve been frustrated many times when I’ve clicked through and haven’t been able to find the content. I usually won’t repin those and move along to other pins of interest. I came across a pin from crafting-crazy.com about their plan to clean up their Pinterest boards. It’s a great idea and I thought I would pass it along!
crafting-crazy.com
They expressed the thoughts and frustrations I’ve experienced lately. I actually spent some time last week cleaning up some of my boards, editing some pins that mistakenly ended up in the wrong boards, set my board cover images. I made progress, but I have a ways to go! I’ll keep working on my pins. Hope everyone else does, too! Happy pinning, people! 😉

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Overhaulin’

My current project is overhauling this blog. I’ve neglected it for so long because I felt that is was a selfish thing. I only started it as a way to document my crafting endeavors, to try to connect with like-minded crafters, and to have a spot to write since I’m now a stay-at-home mom and no longer working as a graphic designer & writer. But, just as my crafts are a hobby, so has been this blog. When life gets overwhelming and our schedule gets hectic, my crafting — and, subsequently, this blog — falls by the wayside. 
For the past three months, I’ve been recovering from having ankle surgery to repair a torn tendon and several ligaments. I could not walk or drive for months, so I have spent a lot of time on my laptop, cleaning up my computer files, researching organizational and home management systems/schedules, pinning on Pinterest, and reading blogs. There are some wonderfully creative, interesting and informative blogs out there. This has inspired me to think about my blog again and to work on overhauling it to be what I want it to be. Step One: Get started! So, here’s the start…with more to come.