Monday, April 15, 2013

Now I've Gone & Done It


Lots of people give Pinterest two thumbs up.  A lot of people are also quick to note how time-addicting the site can be for them.  The latter is the reason I have steered clear for as long as I have, but now I've gone and done it. I dabbled a bit at Easter, finding some eggs I liked.  I was not, however, addicted or instantly smitten with the site.

Recently, on a whim, I looked up a place we're considering for our next trip and oh my... I went from having a couple of sparse, rarely visited boards to now having over 40 (boards) in no time flat.  What's my weakness you might wonder?  Travel.

There are so many awesome travel pictures on Pinterest, and I have to admit, I've thought about the site daily since I started exploring them.

On the side bar, I've just added a button. I'd love if you'd follow.  If you leave your Pinterest url or name, I'm happy to follow back.

For those of you not yet indulging, my congratulations on the will power.  You rock (and I pin). :)

Here's to pinning (lifts coffee cup in the air). Hopefully I'll see ya on the boards. ;)



81 comments:

Theresa said...

That site will suck the best of them in! The obsession will taper a bit. Now I only use the app on my phone when I am waiting at the doctors, gymnastics, ect. Just when I have a few minutes to kill. Or when I need a quick recipe.

Coming to follow you now :)

Petro Neagu said...

I'm following you right this second :) Those boards are so gorgeous, no wonder you've spent so much time on Pinterest. I actually have the same trouble and worse because, unlike you, I've got so many addictions and we know how they devour our free time.

Thanks for linking up, it's greatly appreciated and I'm looking forward to see another one of your posts next week.

Hugs

Julie Maloney said...

I can barely keep up with Twitter and Facebook and I'm hardly ever on G+ so I don't think I can do another social network. I'm so lazy.

Maria said...

i don't think it will be much longer before i join pinterest now that piper is here. i held off bc i knew it would be one more site to oohh and ahh over. :) but there are just SO many amazing things on there. when i join, i will definitely follow you! :) i hope you are having a great monday! xoxox
maria

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

It is so addicting!!---Really for me its home deco boards! I could be on it all day ---why my kids are begging me to cook them dinner , I be pinning some beautiful library set up--LOL not really that bad -BUT it could be! ;) FOLLOWING you

Anonymous said...

I am so addicted to Pinterest! Lol...I'm following you and thanks for pinning some of my cakes :)

Pat Hatt said...

Pfftf no friggin way, enough things at my bay haha so yippeee for me, avoiding pinterest at my sea.

mail4rosey said...

I'm following you now too, ohhhh, Theresa, all that food!! Your boards look delicious. :)

mail4rosey said...

I was so happy I remembered to link up (because I didn't go back to my email last night to subscribe to the reminder, lol!!). Thanks for hosting, it's a fun hop! I'm following you on Pinterest now too. :)

mail4rosey said...

Or smart, Julie... You're smart. :)

mail4rosey said...

I am having a great Monday, and your little one's room would be a big Pinterest success, I do believe. :)

Give the baby a little happy squeeze from me. I bet she's a little joy to have in the house!

Jennifer Van Huss said...

Pinterest does suck you in! I have managed to stay pretty sane on my viewings due to lack of time with 3 kids interrupting but I can see how it can be addictive!

TerriAnn @ Cookies and Clogs said...

No matter how hard I try, I just cannot get into Pinterest. It's vital for my blog right now so I have to keep trying though. I'm following you now :)

AfinaSkater said...

love it
Keep in touch!
http://afinaskaterblogspotcom.blogspot.ru/

mail4rosey said...

I'm already following you, and thanks for the follow back. I didn't even think of library set ups...ohh, I can't look, I know what'll happen and I have to go get the kiddos from school. :)

I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I think I resisted far too long. ;)

mail4rosey said...

ohhh...your cakes, I love them

mail4rosey said...

That's what I said for oh so long. I have failed from abstaining from Pinterest. 'They' said the day would come. Whoever they are... ;)

mail4rosey said...

I think of places I'd like to see pictures from at least five times a day now, lol. I do not look them up every time. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I was just like that until I found the travel pics. I'm following you too, thanks for adding me. :)

mail4rosey said...

My daughter would love those shoes you're sporting in your post today. I'm quite sure of it. :)

Wikaa said...

Great post and love it so much ♥
Join to my giveaway Dear

mail4rosey said...

I'm in the US, so I didn't enter, but I shared it, and I"m your latest follower. Thanks for stopping by.

Jen said...

lol I just can't seem to get into pinterest. I'm really trying haha.

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Now that you have ventured over to the "other side" does this mean there might be less blog posts from you? *smile*

mail4rosey said...

I glanced at it once in a blue moon for a long time and could have cared less. I no longer can say that, lol. In fact, I want to go look up India right now, but I have to leave the house!!! lol

Your mud pics are great. I hope the rest come out as good for you too, and lol at the fire hoses getting you guys wet. They couldn't do that here, it's too cold. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Probably not, Cindy. Blogging is an even worse addiction. But don't smile about me blogging less, that's not nice. :)

I'm coming over to your blog now to see your dogs. :)

Milex said...

just wow <3

Anonymous said...

I have to draw myself from pinterest all the time! My weaknesses are hairstyles and inspirational boards. I haven't gone for an hour or so, like I can with facebook or twitter (combined) but it certainly is time consuming and addictive at times!

Christy Maurer said...

It is totally addicting! Glad you've joined the madness lol.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh no, you got sucked in! Haha. When I first joined I was on the site all the time. Now I have scaled back a bit, but definitely still enjoy it from time to time, mostly for recipes :)

alissa apel said...

You got sucked in to. LOL I used it for Science projects, crafting, DIY projects, and assignments.

Judy Haughton-James said...

Hi Rosey,
I am your newest Follower on Pinterest! There are so many wonderful things there. I love all the awesome travel pictures you have pinned. I need to work on some more boards. Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.
Judy

Chatty Crone said...

I LOVE PINTEREST!!!!!!!!!!!!! And I am following you! sandie

My Journey With Candida said...

http://pinterest.com/terrylee5151/
Of course I will follow you. I don't do much with pinterest though.

Found Frolicking said...

It's hard not to get sucked into the Pinterest machine! Or the Twitter machine! I didn't get the big deal about either for the longest time, and now I have and love both!

Momma Lew said...

I love pinterest, everything I do comes from there now!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Ah Hah - she's on board!!!!!!!!!!!!
Knew if wouldn't be long Rosie - just KNEW it LOL
Welcome!
XOX

Sandee said...

I've managed to stay away from it too, but you're making it sound very inviting.

Have a terrific day and thanks for stopping by Comedy Plus. ☺

Jessica Neumann said...

So so gorgeos

kiss kiss

http://couturetrend.blogspot.it/

Raising Reagan said...

It's ridiculous how fast the boards come isn't it?? Welcome to Pinterest mama!

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mail4rosey said...

;)

mail4rosey said...

I haven't even looked at the inspirational boards yet. And I didn't think to look for hairstyles, but that's a good one!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, lol. :)

mail4rosey said...

The options are really endless, aren't they? The only thing that's gotten my rapt attention so far are the travel photos, but I suspect more will come later. ;)

Nice garden giveaway you have going on over at your blog today!!

mail4rosey said...

I can see how it would be great for all of those things.

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Judy! Of course I had to start a Jamaica board with one of your pins, lol. :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

hahahaha say good bye to many hours but oh how fun!

mail4rosey said...

Well you look cute in both avatar pictures, but you don't look at all the same!

Thanks for the follow, Sandie. :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

Forget Sydney, Melbourne is where it all happens :)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

I'm on pinterest but I actually don't spend much time there. I can forget about it for weeks at a time. Lol. I'm www.pinterest.com/twobearsfarm I will follow back.

Joyce Lansky said...

I've had people tell me I need to do Pinterest, but I won't. My one blog is a big enough time suck already. I'm also working on a sixth novel that has taken the back burner, as well as querying the other five manuscripts. Maybe this summer I'll get back to serious writing and agent shopping.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

Cheriese said...

I'm super addicted to Pinterest, and I've made people join!
I'm now your newest Pinterest follower, YAY! Love ALL your travel boards, looks like I'll be pinning a lot from you :))))

xx

Journeys of The Zoo said...

Really nice boards. You are so strong to have stayed away this long. I don't find it addicting more like a chore!?

We travel 6 months a year, 4 months of which we spend in Mexico. I have a bunch of posts in my "Viva Mexico!" board. Maybe I'll see you around someday.

New follower (http://pinterest.com/journeyofthezoo).

Besos, Sarah
Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
Finding Humour in Everyday Life
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Jacquelineand.... said...

Pinterest is a huge addiction for me, HUGE! Lately, however, everything computer-related has been taking a bit of a back seat.

Veronica Lee said...

Following you now on Pinterest!!

The novelty has worn off for me which is a good thing, I think!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks, Terry. :)

mail4rosey said...

I like Twitter too. :)

mail4rosey said...

I can see why it's got such a following. :)

mail4rosey said...

I just went through your Paris board. Oh la la!

mail4rosey said...

I think the boards make it fun to look at different places to travel because they've got the 'been there, done that' pictures that make it more real. :)

mail4rosey said...

They did come pretty fast and furious, I have to say. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I just made a board. ;)

mail4rosey said...

I've seen Key Lime Pie, but never Key Lime Cake...totally repinned it from your board. ;)

mail4rosey said...

Joyce, I didn't know you were a writer too! Best of luck with your querying finding just the perfect publishing partner!

mail4rosey said...

Hurrah for Pinterest. ;) Words I doubted I'd ever say. Your post is neat today...I cried when Andy went to college and left his toys behind too, lolol!

mail4rosey said...

I've already snagged some of your pins. :)

mail4rosey said...

Unplugged down time can be sooooooo relaxing.

And now I 'get' the whole Pinterest thing, it just took me awhile. ;)

I liked your post today.

mail4rosey said...

I saw your boards, they're cool. It's funny I didn't even peruse the few boards I was following until now. They really are full of all kinds of interesting things. :)

Kenya G. Johnson said...

I love the picture you found to go with this post. Welcome to the club!

Kenya G. Johnson said...

OMG your pinterest board is PRETTY!!!

mail4rosey said...

Thanks. :)

mail4rosey said...

Your quotes on your board are awesome. :)

Mom In The USA said...

Hi Rosey,
I, like you, resisted Pinterest. I went on it because of a homeschool blog that I follow. That was the end of it. Yes, before I knew it I had umpteen boards. Then following other people just adds to the endless possibilities.

I love your boards and am following them all. I have actually been to some of the places you have pinned. I got married just north of West Palm Beach, FL, on {south} Hutchinson Island.

Sincerely,
Karina

Theresa said...

And fattening too lol.

mail4rosey said...

West Palm Beach is my favorite place in the entire world. It was my home for 18 years. :)

~ Noelle said...

welcome to the madness ;)
i pin like crazy.. but have not done many of them.. YET

Kristi Maloney said...

If you are ever in the mood to laugh, I have a pretty good Humor board on pinterest.

http://pinterest.com/momsownwords/humor/

mail4rosey said...

I haven't pinned any projects... I may in the future, right now I'm happy with all of the travel boards I've found. :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm headed over right now. :)

Colette S said...

I'm following you Rosey.
Gosh you caved.
I have such strong will power Rosey (me boasting) I'll have to send you some :D

But really, everyone has weakness somewhere eh

mail4rosey said...

It's too late for me, Colette. The travel boards have me hooked. Though I know not to visit on the days I've got business, deadlines, or too much work to do. :)