X is for Xanadu
Xanadu, Noun : a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment.
Well, that about sums up my feelings about Pinterest!
Have YOU discovered Pinterest? It is an amazing place to discover the desires of your heart and awaken your senses and dream about all the things you want to make, places you want to go and homes you want to build and decorate! But it is also a place where, if you are not careful, you will be sucked in and have your brain replaced with mush and when you emerge, will walk around like a zombie constantly repeating "must have PINS, must have PINS".
I have spent so much free time on Pinterest lately that I have completely neglected my blog and the blogs of my friends. So here's the 411 on Pinterest, basically it is a virtual bulletin board where you can save (PIN) all the amazing things you find on the internet. You decide the categories for your pin boards and name them whatever you want. For example, I have a pin board titled "Food for thought" where I save yummy recipes I find while surfing.
I have another pin board titled "Deck the Halls" where I save all the really cute ideas I find for Christmas.
When I first started Pinning, I thought to myself "ok, this is cool but I am NOT going to get sucked into this. I'll just set up a couple of boards to save things I REALLY want to do". HA! Famous last words! I now have 46 separate PIN Boards and 2,942 Pins (things I've saved) and I have 67 followers on Pinterest. I have Pin boards for pictures of cute little animals, pictures of farms and country roads and fall decorating.
My Nephew is getting married next year so I've set up a Pin board just for them to collect all things wedding. His adorable fiance' has started Pinning as a result.
So now that I've piqued your interest, here's a link to MY PIN BOARDS!
I've actually contemplated starting a new feature on my blog titled
My Favorite PINS of the Week so I can at least tie the two together. Anyone else up for a meme of this type?
So yes, Pinterest is a place of great beauty, luxury, and contentment and a lot of fun ... a virtual Xanadu! Just make sure if you go, you book a round trip ticket!
I'm linking this to Jenny Matlock and Alphabe Thursday for the letter X!