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Do You Pinterest?

Have you succumbed to the new craze that is Pinterest? It seems that in my life that Pinterest seems to be taking my friends by storm. I know a lot of my friends are involved in social media but I have to say that I have seen many, many more that aren’t social media fanatics jumping on board. And in an effort to not be left in their dust, I caved to the ways of Pinterest myself.

If you are already familiar with Pinterest, skip to the next paragraph. If you aren’t familiar, it is a way to “pin” internet posts you like and share them with friends and family. It is a great way to organize your thoughts and those great ideas, recipes and more that you see when surfing the web.

Why is it such a rage right now? My best guess is that it is due to the fact that when you “pin” a post it shows up on a one page organization “board” with a key picture. You can write a blurb about the post so that you remember why you pinned it or simply to share the idea with others. For me the selling point is the PICTURES! I am so visual. Seeing all my potential ideas or recipes in one place with a picture is such an amazing experience. It really helps me to organize myself and my plans.

I am experimenting at this point BUT I think that there is a high likelihood that we might start doing this each month for each of the menus. Wouldn’t that be awesome? You could see what you were cooking organized in one space so you can see if you think your family will like those recipes/menu. I would LOVE your feedback about this.

Not a member of Pinterest? Check around (Facebook is a good place to scour) to see if your friends are members and ask them to send you an invite. Are you on Pinterest already? Start following some of the OAMM authors who are already there. . .

16 Responses to “Do You Pinterest?”

  1. I love pinterest. I am slightly addicted. I had to start limiting my pin browsing to once a day, I get so many great ideas from this site. I can’t wait to start following your pins. I have pinned one or two of your dishes on to my boards already.

  2. Hilary says:

    I just recently found this site, and I LOVE that you are going to pin the recipes. I always like to have an idea of what I’m supposed to be cooking is actually supposed to look like :)

  3. Jennifer says:

    LOVE Pinterest!so many ideas are there! I especially love that it’s a convenient place to remember where those recipes I haven’t tried yet are – and it’s great for crafts. I have a craft board for me, one for the kids, AND one for the house! and we’ve done so many of the projects, too.

  4. jana says:

    Ahhh, i’m totally in love and addicted to pinterest. That’s how I’ve started planning my menus lately. Would love to follow a OAMM board!

  5. thaydra says:

    I looked into Pinterest after reading your blog, and I must say- I love it!! It takes my desktop a while to process it (because my desktop is an old monster that is slow in it’s old age). I cannot wait until my laptop comes back from the techie hospital, so I can play more with it! Thank you for sharing!!

  6. James says:

    Anyone have a Pinterest invite to share? Would love to get on board.

    Thanks in advance.

    James

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  11. Michelle says:

    Just found you on pinterest tonight and am now a follower! I’ve repinned tons of your pins already :)

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