Friday, April 15, 2011

47 IHeart: Some Incredible Inspiration

I figured if I used the word Pinterest in the title, I might lose some of you right away, but now that you are here... please don't go anywhere!

I am sure that many of you have heard of Pinterest, it's the coolest thing since sliced bread {which apparently is pretty cool!}.  And I also know I am late on this post since Sherry over at YHL basically pulled the words out of my mouth earlier this week... but I just had to share quickly why I am left feeling so inspired by this magical new website!


I am still learning how to play the "Pinterest" game, but for the most part it's the easiest most addicting place to be in awe over endless amounts of inspiration.  And you get to keep ALL of that inspiration in one happy place on different boards within your profile.  It's magical.  Those days of saving files to your desktop or printing them for your inspiration binder are long gone... this is so much faster and easier and organized!  Yes, IHeart Pinterest for keeping our inspirations organized.

I went to the Pinterest site awhile back and requested an invite, it took a bit but once I got it, I have to say I didn't use it right away for fear that I wouldn't really use it or it would take too long to understand,  and now I feel as though I have missed out!  Each day more and more ideas and photos pop up that leave me in major DIY mode!

Sure, I use Pinterest to keep track of ideas for our home, for a future party and for pure inspiration and delight... however, you all know that I am excited about organization.... like I eat, sleep and breathe it... or something like that anyway... and I am more excited about how many incredibly organized spaces and ideas are floating around Pinterest.  Sorry Target, I found a new happy place...

Examples of photos I have pinned on Pinterest:

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If you aren't feeling inspired yet... not sure what will get you there!  I know I can't wait to go find something to work on after my speedy fingers are done typing up this post.  Consider me completely checked out at this moment and planning my next attack on the home...

You also may notice that I also sourced the pictures back to their original location vs. to Pinterest.  That's because Pinterest always tags the website that you found the photo at, so that you can always head back to reference the full site/post.  Like a "bookmark" on crack!  It's fantastic!  Which means you have a new outlet to find oodles and oodles of new websites and blogs that love the same things you do.  Genius.

Ok, I am done.... I know some may be on Pinterest overload, so forgive me, but it's a topic that's as hot as that ant under my son's magnifying glass... so I couldn't ignore it!  And most of my drive to be creative when organizing around the home, has come from looking at photos like those above... we all inspire one another, there is no doubt about that!

So who's with me and hooked?  Have you found something on Pinterest that has driven you to update a space?  Who's heading over to request an invite right now?  Consider this your warning... once you join, there's no turning back!

P.S.  If you are looking for me on Pinterest... you can find me HERE.

47 comments:

  1. Looks fun! i just signed up :) Thanks!

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  2. Ok, girl! You may have won me over. I have seen people chatting it up and still haven't done it. I think I am sold now. Oh, boy. SO much for productivity over here today.

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  3. Love this! I've heard of it and will go check it out. I pulled the Mason Jar wall organizer out of BHG a while ago and keep looking at it thinking someday! Lots of great eye candy here. Thanks!

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  4. I'm going to check this out! :)

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  5. Me!
    I first came across Pinterest from a couple of blogs I read and thought it looked interesting. Plus I am getting my new home soon and I need somewhere to gather all the pretty photos I see online. (If not for Pinterest, I'd have printed them out!)

    But I'm not working with a Mac and my laptop is reallllly slow so pinning can take quite some time. Can't wait to adopt my hubby's Mac so that I can return to Pinterest again! (Then I can pin up more inspiring pictures from your blog too!)

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  6. I requested my invite the other day, just waiting on an email back now! I love your inspiration photos! I have this post starred in my Google reader so that I can come back to pin these myself, LOL! Awesome inspiration!

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  7. I haven't yet but I am hooked now. Thanks! (especially for the pics of the inspiration!)

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  8. Sherry's post the other day was the clincher for me. I'm now eagerly awaiting my password.

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  9. I came across Pinterest a couple months ago. But I have just started getting into it. I think it is great too. So much fun to see all the other pieces of inspiration out there.

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  10. I actually requested an invite a couple days ago. Really hope it doesn't take to long to get one!

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  11. Wow--these pics are like home organization PORN, and I am hooked! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Why, oh why does Pinterest make you wait forever for an invitation? I'm dying over here...:)

    Jen

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  13. OK ok you totally twisted my arm! =) Signing up! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  14. Ok, now I am on pins and needles waiting for my invitation. I thought the internet was supposed to be instant? ;-)

    I've been wanting something like this for a while, a la the Nester's Nest Files, but It seemed like too much work.

    Is it easy to pin things as you surf?

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  15. Oh - it honestly couldn't be easier! It's almost too easy! :)

    And it's so fun to follow folks to see what inspires others!

    And you can seriously "pin" any photo on the web... shopping, etsy, blogs, etc... it's fab!

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  16. I am soooo joining. I have been thinking about it for a couple of months now, but I just haven't done it yet. OK, going over there now to get my invite. :D

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  17. By the time I got to the end of this post, I had to wipe up the drool and pick up my jaw from the floor. Absolutely amazing inspiration you've found. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Tiffany @ The Nest Effect

    http://www.thenesteffect.com

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  18. I looked at pinterest a few weeks ago. Your post convinced me I needed to request an invite. =0)

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  19. GET OUT!!!!!!

    OMG, just love the Organize-y pix you linked to. Seriously counting the seconds until my Pinterest Member email arrives.

    Great choices, Jen & thanks for sharing :-)

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  20. One of my favourite places to be ... LOVE Pinterest! :)

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  21. I just got my Pinterest invite today and was literally in the process of setting it up when I read this post! :) Perfect timing! I can't wait to dive in!! :)

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  22. Do you have a link to your Pinterest boards? I love your stuff! :)

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  23. If you are looking for me on Pinterest... you can find me: http://pinterest.com/jenniferpaige26/

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  24. i just heard about that today and requested an invite! it def. looks like fun - a great way to keep all things inspiring in one location - LOVE it! look forward to creating my own. thanks for the confirming post =)

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  25. Not you too! LOL :) I feel like you have virtually twisted my arm...I MUST join after seeing all of your inspirational photos!

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  26. girl, i hear you! i've been crazily weeding through my old emails & desktop files and moving them over to pinterest! i'm in love! and i have it set to post to fb, so my friends are all like "what is this pinterest?" and i'm inviting some of them over, too!!! :)

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  27. Anyone have any helpful hints how to actually get on to Pinterest? I've been dying to do this but have had many problems. Requested an invite a couple of weeks ago - nothing yet (when you put in your email, does the screen just go back to normal like you didn't enter anything - that's what mine does?). Two different friends sent me invites & when I try to sign in, it says "Forbidden" (ominous!). Had someone send an invite to my work email & got the same "Forbidden" message. Starting to think I'm not supposed to get to play with pinterest like the big kids! Seems like an amazing solution though!

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  28. i heart pinterest! happy to see you there too!

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  29. Lose. Lose lose lose lose lose. lOse.

    Sorry. You're about the 7th person I've seen today who (regularly) misspells this word. Just tighten it up a bit with ONE 'O', otherwise it's just too l-oo-se, and then you lose. Don't be a loser (not looser).

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/misspelling

    Ok. Thankyouverymuch. I'm done now. :D

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  30. I am just starting my Pinterest board! I have to say I started exactly like you...and am slowly getting the hang of it! A great way for others to be inspired by our organizing finds!

    Becky B.
    www.organizingmadefun.com
    Organizing Made Fun

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  31. @All My Monkeys-I hope not to loose you as a reader because I can't spell. lol.

    Mis-spellings are a common theme around here and I am OK with that. It's just how I have always been... good at math, bad at spelling.

    xoxo,
    Jen

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  32. I spend a little too much time on Pinterest! Good thing I have no life. Ha. I have been on it for quite a while now. I have found tons of inspiration on it but have also discovered what a time sucker it can be! Strangely enough I never had to wait for an invite. I did ask for one but somehow was able to get an account within minutes without an invite. My sister was able to do the same thing. We have no idea how we did it since we both later received the invitation via email (just over a week later). Either way I have enjoyed seeing the good ideas and images people share. Although there are a few aspects I dislike about Pinterest they have not been enough for me to quit spending time scrolling and pinning and scrolling and pinning. :)

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  33. I love your blog so now I'm following your boards on Pinterest! I love it too! : )

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  34. I love pinterest. I can spend hours and hours on it. I actually found your awesome blog through someone's pin on pinterest a few days ago.

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  35. Looks so cool!!! thanks for sharing.

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  36. Haha I read the YHL post too, and immediately went and requested an invite. I use Evernote for my children's story blog (should be linked in my name) but it's not so great for pictures and things.

    I can't wait to start using Pinterest for my wedding and house planning, it looks like such a great tool!

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  37. I've been on there for awhile now and I absolutely adore it. For all those reasons you just said. Off to give you a follow, since I'm digging all the pins you shared in this post (I've pinned at least one of those already myself!)

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  38. I keep hearing about it and just checked it out. Not sure what it means to "request an invitation" but I just did! Here's hoping I get one! =) Looks like a new addiction =)

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  39. I just found that site last week and I'm hooked!

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  40. Pinterest is my favorite! I started about a month ago and it is my biggest addiction. It always leaves me feeling happy and inspired.

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  41. Love Pinterest! The best inspiration ever!

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  42. I've had a Pinterest account for a while, but have yet to explore. Now I'm feeling inspired!

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  43. I am SOOOO happy that you found Pinterest! I have been on it for about 2 and half weeks and you are so right about it being addicting! I was SO thrilled when I found out I could follow your stuff because now I can eliminate having to pin all the things I see on your blog!! :)

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  44. Managed to find someone to send me a personal invite the other day and I am in love!! What an awesome way to bookmark things. I am hugely visual so the regular bookmark menu just doesn't work well for me. Plus I love how on Pinterest you can add a description to the pin.

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  45. Looks cool.
    I'll need to check it out.

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  46. Gorgeous inspiration!! I haven't played on there yet, but can't wait to start pinning!

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  47. I LOVE Pinterest also- very addicting. Here is the address to my boards, if you're interested: http://pinterest.com/jennysue/

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