Friday, April 15, 2011

It was love at first pin…

So I’ve read about this thing called Pinterest, twice in the past few days of my usual blog stalking. Of course it peaked my “pinterest” and I had to find out what I was missing. My (pretend) friends/Sherry at YoungHouseLove aka my DIY idols told me the whole world that she was obsessed. I knew I had to give it a try. I went to sign up, and bummer – you have to request an invite and it can take a few weeks to hear back with your account information. UNLESS you know someone who has it and can invite you instantly. Ahh, there was hope! You see I am not a patient person. I knew I must find an alternate route! So I posted a facebook status looking for someone who had an account, and lo and behold somebody came through for me and invited me on! Thank you CHELSY!!

So what is it? It’s basically an online cataloging system of all your favorite things. You can create any “boards” you want and any image you find/have/create you can “pin” to your board and write a caption. This is great for me because I literally have inspiration saved everywhere. Magazine cutouts in folders, jpegs on my desktop, emails in my inbox – all over. This let’s me put it all in one space, nice and organized, and it’s all right there for me to see! Here’s a shot of my home screen. It shows some of my recent pins as well newly pinned items from people I follow.


Then I can see my boards, and it’s broken down just for my pinned items and their categories.


As you can see, all of my pictures have a comment to remind me that I liked it, what to do with it, etc…

The way it works is when you first sign up, there is a little button that you drag to your bookmark that says “Pin It”. So you drag and drop and then it opens up a little window that let’s you catalog your picture and make comments. LOVE.

Also I found this great tutorial on doing it from your iPhone. There’s no app for it yet but it’s coming. Until then though, here’s how to Pin from your iPhone!

You can also follow other people’s boards to see what it is that they’re liking. SO FUN and addicting!

If you want an invite and your too impatient to wait for a response from the website, leave your email in the comments section and I’ll send you one!


  1. Ok, yes you were right....I'm in love! PUHLEASE invite me! I was browsing during Savannah's 4AM feeding TOTALLY AWESOME. I have house pics/ideas/inspiration saved EVERYWHERE this would be AWESOME to organize it all. What will they come up with next?!

  2. Please send me an invite! I'm still waiting on mine... I submitted it the day Sherry posted it on YHL and still haven't gotten it. :(

  3. Oh, and I guess you need my email rossiekoon(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. Thank you so much for my invite! I can't wait to get home and start pinning! :)



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