Have you heard of Pinterest? Thanks to my friend Joslyn (and no thanks to my friend Trish who knew about it but never told me - Ha!*) I am now a "pinner!"
So what is Pinterest? The website describes itself as "a virtual pinboard. Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes. Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests."
Remember in high school when you would tear out pictures from magazines of your favorite singer, actor or model and create a collage to put in your notebook or hang on your wall? (That would be Duran Duran for me...and they still ROCK!) Well, Pinterest is like that, but you collect images from the web and pin it to different boards. "Boards" are simply categories. Some samples of boards being used are:
- For the Home
- My style
- Favorite TV shows
- Crafts for the kids
- Favorite products
- Party ideas
Another fun thing about Pinterest is you can "follow" your friends, see what they pin, leave comments and "re-pin" things that you like. And of course your friends can follow you too.
I've only been on Pinterest for a short while now but it is SO much fun! I have to warn you....it can easily become addicting.
Right now you have to request an invite to be on Pinterest - if you'd like to join to see what the fuss is all about leave your email address in a comment and I'll send you one! Happy pinning!
*Trish - you are a GEM so I forgive you for keeping this secret from me! LOL!