I Need A "Pintervention"

I am not even close to Martha Stewart, nor am I crafticapped... but I do need a Pintervention! Pinterest has taken over. Is that a good thing or a bad thing?


I am going to come right out and admit that I am not Martha Stewart.. nor am I totally crafticapped. Our house has had some dinners that I made up with what I found in the cabinets and had my husband raving… but we’ve also had some unfortunate run-ins with glue guns and paint that I would rather not speak of.  Thankfully they were mostly in our old house, so nobody needs to know about them. Until I decide to blog about it. Hmm. Anyway, that is the long way of saying that I am now borderline obsessed with Pinterest. Mix in the nesting and the spring season and I am basically done for.

So far, I have made Oreo / marshmallow treats, brownies with peanut butter deliciousness inside, cookie dough truffles, oreo bark, pretzel buttons and of course Easter / Spring S’mores Treat Bags. Try the links—they really work! I also made most of these during the height of my morning (aka all day) sickness and pregnancy exhaustion timeframe, so rest assured that they are not complicated and the results are well worth any attempt that you make! 

I have pinned ideas for the baby’s room, our closets, the yard, the dog and everything from post-baby exercising motivation to a cleaning schedule. What ISN’T on Pinterest? And why has it taken so long for something like this to come out? 

This site has become both a huge help in getting new ideas and sparking my creativity, but also a huge time suck where I sit there and look things up instead of doing a project around our house. We sort of have a deadline coming in the next 7 weeks (give or take) and the procrastination is not helping my OCD tendencies. 

Tell me: Do you need a Pintervention? What have you found absolutely Pinteresting? What was a total miss?

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Jessica Simone April 05, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I am on pinterest, but I still haven't found the addiction part of it. Maybe once I have something at my home or life to find new ideas for I will get sucked in, but for now it's just an app I have on my iphone and ipad. Good luck with all your searches though! I'm going to check out the links you posted.
Kristin Pearsall Costigan April 09, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Enjoy, Jessica! I wish I could say that I was just checking Pinterest here and there, but that would be so far from the truth. I love to cook and we're renovating our home... plus we constantly entertain so the ideas help me to keep things interesting around here. Feel free to share if you find something really interesting! I'd love to hear about it!
Jessica Simone April 10, 2012 at 02:37 PM
I will definitely keep you updated. Good luck with preparing for your new addition. I have a one year and he is the best thing ever!!


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