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A NEW THING CALLED PINTEREST

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Last week, I found my personal paradise. A place where all things that inspire me are categorized, labeled with my notes, and the sources are automatically tagged… a place called Pinterest.

If you have no clue what Pinterest is, here’s the 411: Β It’s basically a virtual pin board where you “pin” things you find online that inspire you or want to make note of. Things like home decor ideas, recipes, DIY projects you want to try out, entertaining ideas… lolcats, schematics for building your own rocket ship… whatever your heart’s desire. The ultra cool part is when you click your Pin bookmark, Pinterest automatically saves the URL so you can easily go back and see more information about the image you pinned! Amazingly awesome.

Another favorite feature is you can follow other people’s pins. Think of it as Twitter… but with photos. Overall, Pinterest is a perfect recipe for a new obsession. Yet again, amazingly awesome.

I encourage non-“pinners” to consider jumping on the Pinterest bandwagon simply because it’s fun and you’ll be suprised how inspirational it is to see all of the things that catch your eye in one place. I’ve got a feeling this isΒ eventually going to be THE go to for inspiration, project ideas, etc.

Note: if you request an invite it can take up to two weeks but if you have a friend who already uses Pinterest, they can send you an invite for instant pinning.

I just started “pinning”, so my categories (or “boards” as they call them) are a little on the sparse side, but if you would like to get a taste of what Pinterest is all about, or if you already have a Pinterest account, you can find my page right here: http://pinterest.com/7thhouse.

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19 Comments

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    michelle
    April 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    A friend told me about Pinterest a few weeks ago and I just wrote it off as something else to keep track of like Facebook or something. But after reading this post, I think I need to “jump on the bandwagon”! It looks so fun!

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    Rachel
    April 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    I want to Pin!!

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    Polly
    April 28, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    My sister has been “pinning” and she’s been going on and on and on about it and she’s sent me TWO invites. I guess I should give it a try!

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    Rachel M
    April 28, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    I too am addicted to Pinterest! I spend way more time on that then Facebook or Twitter combined : D

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    Marilyn Snow
    April 28, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Ok…this is right up mu alley!!!

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    Diane C
    April 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Looks great….Is it user friendly?

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      Ashley
      April 28, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      Just like any new “social site”, it takes some getting used to. However, after you get the hang of it (which won’t take long), it’s super easy to navigate! No worries!

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    Jacque Bourne
    April 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I love Pinterest! I ran mine off and gave it to my husband a week before my birthday:).

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    Rachel @ I'm Loving Today
    April 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Oh my gosh, I looooovvve Pinterest! I’ve been a little more than obsessed for the past few weeks. It’s also made me confront my obsession for light pastels, anything yellow and reclaimed wood. siiighhhh…

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    Kelly S
    April 28, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    I usually keep a file of my web finds, but I like this idea much better. I think I would enjoy having everything lined up side by side and more easily accessible. I’m FOREVER finding things I want to buy for our house one day or pictures of rooms I love.

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    Kristin Hale
    April 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    I’ve never heard of it! Where do you find all these things? I need to spend more time surfing the web:)

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    Maria
    April 28, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    I have three spiral notebooks full of clippings I’ve cut out from magazines. Technology has come a long way, baby!

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    Karen
    April 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Yay! I have been loving pinterest for about a week since I got my invite! So fun, and I can seriously spend a lot of time on that site. I’m now following your boards too. Welcome to pinterest Ashley!

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    Kelly
    April 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    discovered this site recently and officially addicted!

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    misty
    April 28, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    it’s more addicting than pistachios!

    following your boards on pinterest now.

    http://pinterest.com/mistyreinhart/

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    Rebecca @ the lil house that could
    April 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Pinterest = Crack. It’s better than Oreos right now. And that says a lot coming from me πŸ™‚

    Glad I was able to get you on the wagon faster than that awful 2 week wait!

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      Ashley
      April 28, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      I think I would have eventually gone crazy, haha! Thanks again! πŸ™‚

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    JUANITA G
    April 28, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Officially hooked!!!!

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    Irene
    April 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Going there now.
    Shrooooommm……..

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