Monday, November 19, 2012

Pinterest...the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

To me, Pinterest is without a doubt the best thing to happen to the internet in a long time.  Remember back in the day when you would tear out pages from magazines for all things cool?  Whether it was an outfit, hairstyle, makeup product, famous celebrity, inspirational quote or dream vacation spot, we’ve all done that at one point or another to keep track of things we wanted or aspired to.  Well those days of old school page-tearing have now become obsolete since Pinterest came onto the scene.
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A co-worker introduced me to Pinterest about a week after I got engaged and I was instantly hooked. I first used it early on to find inspiration for wedding gowns.  I had no idea what style I wanted so would just scour the web (and Pinterest) looking for what would ultimately be the perfect dress.  What’s really funny is, the dress I ended up falling in love with (and purchasing) was one of the first things I pinned.  Sometimes you know yourself better than you think!

After creating dress boards, I became a bit overwhelmed with the sheer volume of material out there to pin, so I started creating specific boards to help organize my thoughts.  I created ones for wedding looks, cakes & flowers, save the date cards, wedding shoes, wedding photos wishlist, groom style and more. Here are examples of some of my actual boards below;

Some of my Pinterest boards / Image via My Personal Pinterest Page
Now while I am pretty wedding-obsessed, there are countless other ways to utilize Pinterest as well.  I find it a great resource for pinning recipes for example.  When I’m at the supermarket and not sure what to make, I pull up Pinterest on my phone and just scroll through the 100+ incredible dishes I have on my “Delicious Recipes to Try” board.  Because I use that board so often, it earned the well deserved first spot on my Pinterest profile :)

I also follow quite a few wedding related boards on Pinterest, so I’ll end today’s post with links below of my favorite ones.  Happy Pinning!

Wedding Chicks
Bridal Musings
Wedding Bells


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