Monday, June 13, 2011

Pinterest (n): a place to catalog the things you love

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If you haven't already, meet Pinterest.
It's the latest and greatest in cyberworld at the moment.
There's even a Pinterst Blog with the latest and greatest boards and pins, events and trends.

What is Pinterest, boards and pinning you ask?

Pinterest (n): a place to catalog the things you love. <3

I like to think of it as your Dream Catalogue, categorizing the things you love by using the photos you come across while browsing the internet, blogs and websites.
It is a virutal pin board with ALL of your dreams/wants/to-do's/diy photos and inspirations saved and arranged exatly how you'd like and is accessible on any computer.
So you can now throw away those magazine clippings, internet prints, inspiration binders and scribbled wish lists, because Pinterest is your new best friend--woo hoo!

Best of yet, it is free to join.

But, you must receive an invite to join. You have two options for doing this:

1. You may request an invite through the Pinterest site itself, as I did. I requested one a few months ago when I first heard about the site. I forgot that I had even done so, finally checked my e-mail account this past week (and some 300 e-mails later) found my Pinterest  invite! Because I didn't check my e-mail for quite some, I'm not really sure how long it took for me to actually receive it. Some sites I have read say it takes quite some time to receive one, as Pinterest is having a hard time keeping up with all the new requests.

2. You may be invited by a person or friend who is already a user. AKA me. :) If there is anyone out there who is later than me to jump on this bandwagon, no worries. Let me know and I will gladly send you a Pinterest invite and you will be pinning in no time! Please e-mail me or comment to let me know if you'd like an invite sent your way! :)

To join the Pinterest community (once you receive your invite) you start off by creating an account with your Facebook or Twitter log-in and subsequently can log-in using your e-mail address from there after. Pinterest will automatically show which of your Facebook friends or Twitter followers already have a Pinterest account, so you can be linked with your friends and their pins right away! How cool?!
There are a few (but very easy) ways that you then start pinning your photos to your various boards. You are also able to re-pin friends and others pins to your own board(s).
This is when your imagination really starts running wild!

Here are just SOME of the awesome goodies that I have currently pinned on my boards! :)

Cake Batter Pancakes are pinned on my 'Good Eats' board--who doesn't love this idea?!

This photo is pinned to my 'For The Home' board...I love the white pops of color in this otherwise neutral room.

This beautiful bedroom is pinned on my 'Bedrooms' board--living with a boy and pup could turn a room like this into a mess very quickly, but a girl can deam. :)

This DIY inspiration is pinned to my 'Home DIY' board--a must have somewhere in my home.

Hanakapi'ai Falls (Kauai, Hawaii) is pinned to my 'Travel Dreams' board. Again, a girl can dream!

This fabulous lace skirt is pinned to my 'DIY' board with the tutorial and all.

Get the idea yet? You can create as many boards and pin as many photos to them as you'd like. My original 'For the Home' board has already expanded into 4 seperate boards; Bathrooms, Bedrooms, Home DIY and For the Home; I'm also pretty sure this will soon expand even more to Dining Rooms, Living Rooms, Kitchens, etc...probably sooner than later. :) Currently, my other boards include: DIY, Style, Wedding, Good Eats, Travel Dreams and Gifts. Though, I'm sure that list will grow and expand over time also once I start digging through my saved e-mail's and websites of ideas and inspirations.  

The other beautiful thing about Pinterst is that when you pin a photo, the link is stored with it. So, for every recipe or how-to photo you come across and pin, the link and directions/tutorial are also saved. With that being said, as long as you pin the image from the original source, your saved goodies are also percfect!

I chose to keep my Pinterest account seperate of 'Anngela's Pretty Little Things' so that I may have personal things on there as well, but you can still come find and follow me at --> Anngela Davis. I will soon be adding an 'Anngela's Pretty Little Things' board for all of my creations.

And once again, if you have not yet joined and you would like an invite, please let me know and I'll be glad to get you pinning!!



Leah @ Everyday Love said...

I'm obsessed with pinterest! I've had it for months now but just started using it last week. I'm not completely addicted!

Abby said...

Thanks for finding me on there and for taking time to leave a comment! <3

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Yes Pinterest is the best! Totally agree! You can find so much amazing inspiration on there. Genius. I will look you up! :)

Katy said...

Oh, how I love pinterest. It keeps me up wayyy too late though. I love your pins, those pancakes look delicious!

Krista said...

I'm a pinhead, too!
BTW, I gave you the "One Lovely Blog" award. Check my post to see what that means!

Rolled Up Pretty said...

I LOVE white pops in the neutral room too, AND that LOVE headboard. I would love to make one.... now just to get the energy up to do it! Love your blog, I am following you now!