Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Pinterest Challenge

I am doing something a little ambitious. Okay, it's very, very ambitious, but I am really excited about giving it a try. Before I get into my Pinterest Challenge, I hope everyone out there is using Pinterest! I'm I literally can't stop pinning.

Pinterest allows you to 'pin' inspiring images to your own virtual pinboards. You can organize your boards any way you want. For example, currently I have 6 boards. "This is why I have food dreams" is a place to pin all the recipes I find online that I really want to try. "It's 5:00 Somewhere" is where I'm pinning drink recipes, and "DIY Projects", "Favorite Places and Spaces", "My Style Pinboard", and "Makes Me Smile" are pretty self-explanatory. You can request an invite, or I can send you one. (If you want me to send you one, let me know.) Just remember how addicting this is - consider yourself warned.

Okay, now back to the challenge. Monday, I read this amazing article about a lady named Kristy Calquhoun who is creating something from her boards every single day for a YEAR. This blows me away! I think it is so fascinating that she is acting on what inspires her daily. I can't imagine how it feels to look at a finished product every day and have that, "Yep, I made that." feeling.

I want to know that feeling! So..I have decided that for the month of August, I am going to tackle one pin per day. I want this to be a fun process - not a stressful one! One day I might complete a big DIY craft, and the next day I might just paint my nails a color that I have pinned on "My Style Pinboard." Some days after work, I feel like ordering pizza and watching Bravo for 4 hours. Those are the days when I am going to focus on my smaller (yet inspiring!) projects. I'm trying to be ambitious AND realistic.

I can do this! I probably will not be updating the blog daily, but I'll make sure to check in a couple of times a week. I look forward to sharing my creations with you along the way.

1 comment:

  1. I love this idea. I am now following you on Pinterest too. You find some cool stuff:)