I’ll admit it: I’m a big Pinterest fan! Because I signed up around the time I was in the process of moving to a new residence (from a one-bedroom duplex to a two-house lot with spacious outside areas and a garage), all the DIY and home and garden topics were immediately relevant and useful. Not to mention it was an inviting place to escape to when the more tiresome details of finance and packing overwhelmed.
I now use homemade deodorant made from a recipe via a Pinterest pin, a homemade cleaning solution for the bathroom, and have made a number of batches of basil pesto. I plan to freeze more basil in olive oil and make sage pesto with the beautiful sages planted in my front yard. (OK, so pesto is somewhat of a theme here—especially if you add delectably mellow olive oil to garden-fresh herbs….)
And, there are all sorts of ideas for repurposing various objects. These dressers drawers made into shelves recently caught my eye for a blank wall in the bedroom.
The bigger projects—like remodeling the back house—have been put on hold for the time being. But, meanwhile, I can continue to pin!
I do wish there were good sources of pinnable pictures showing ideas and styles from other cultures—for example, I would like to be reminded of the much simpler ways so many people live, as an antidote to viewing only glossy magazine western consumerist (but-oh-so-tempting) kitchen designs.
Are you a “pinner”? What are some of your favorite ways to use Pinterest?