Pinning it Down

today's guest post is a gift from the always lovely Sarah, who, together with Pam, has come up with an awesome, sure-to-catch-on idea. Since it was Pam who sucked me in introduced me to Pinterest, I'm pretty excited to jum pon this bandwagon with them.


Are you on Pinterest yet? You don't need me to tell you the 1,000 reasons you need to get on there, right? The visual inspiration, the overflow of ideas, the organized, systematic way of pinning those ideas onto boards that fit into your life so you easily retrieve them? Can I stop now, or would you like me to go on? ;) I've only been on Pinterest since October, but I love it. My only bone to pick so far is this: it's very easy to get into the habit of pinning a million ideas without actually doing any of them. It's one thing to pin something neat you found online- it's something totally different to step away from the screen and actually make it happen. My friend Pam recently mentioned her wish that someone start an Internet link up, a weekly show-and-tell for those of us who pin and need a little extra nudge to make some of the goodies we have saved happen in real life. I thought it was a brilliant idea! (And that's all the credit I can take. Pam came up with the idea, the name, and the super cute graphic to go along with it. I just get to hostess the first link-up and pretend like it was my idea all along). :)

We're calling our new link-up Pinning it Down, and we're co-hosting (one Tuesday at Amongst Lovely Things, the next at Everyday Snapshots). All you have to do to play along is pick something you've pinned, do it, blog a little somethin' about it, and link up. It will be fun to see some of those ideas come to life in all of our homes and on our blogs.

It doesn't have to be perfect, spectacular, or elaborate in any way. It just has to be DONE. And who among us couldn't use the satisfaction that comes from having completed a project? I don't know about you, but I think it will be very motivating to see some of those great pins fly off my screen and into my house. The first link-up is this Tuesday, January 10th over at Amongst Lovely Things. We hope to see you there! Go pick something simple from your pinboards, make it happen, and join us on Tuesday. We can't wait to see what you've been up to. (P.S. If you aren't on Pinterest, feel free to email me at amongstlovelythings [at] gmail [dot] com so I can send you an invitation. And if you have trouble registering because you don't have a facebook or twitter account, don't worry- I don't either! I created a Twitter account for the sole purpose of getting onto Pinterest, and then I promptly deleted the Twitter account. Use that option if you need it.)