Oh Pinterest. What a time sink you are. And how I love you, mostly for leading me to Apartment Therapy home tours. I have to admit that I never look at Pinterest on my phone, it is laptop time sink only. And I mostly look at it when I am fooling myself that I am working. I am not.
The thing is, Pinterest has been useful. I needed an idea for how to corral Six’s art supplies and found a really good idea for an art cart. Here’s a funny story. When Six’s art supplies outgrew the art cart I gave the cart to Older Son who turned it into a bar.
When I had a pipedream of turning my 500 square foot detached garage into a little apartment, the first thing I did was start a Pinterest board. Then I came to my senses and sold my house. But the point remains that Pinterest is a place to test drive ideas as well as get concrete solutions to little household problems.
At least that is how I use it. I also have an entire board of book recommendations as well as a board called Tuesday dinners where I pin easy recipe ideas for my most problematic night of the week. I have made exactly zero of these recipes. But I have read many of the books I found.
And as most anyone with a passing knowledge of what Pinterest is, knows about Pinterest fails.
The only thing better than a beautifully turned out tablescape is a disastrous Cookie Monster cake.
Long live Pinterest.
And Apartment Therapy home tours.