Pinterest is such an awesome social networking tool that has really helped unleash my creativity and inspire me. If you are a newcomer to the world of Pinterest or have never heard of it before, it is a virtual photo-sharing community that allows its users to create digital pinboards that can be categorized. Some categories may include fashion, fitness, arts and crafts, home decor and exotic recipes, for example. “Pinners,” as we are called, can then “pin” relevant images to their custom pinboards. Pinterest has become the fastest growing website of all time, according to Fortune magazine. TechCrunch has reported that Pinterest was the fastest independent site to hit 10 million monthly unique visits. Take a minute to digest these facts. Pinterest is outperforming the likes of social media powerhouses Facebook and Twitter in terms of growth and expansion at the same phase in development.
So, how exactly has Pinterest helped unleash my creativity? Pinterest is loaded with images and multimedia content that convey creative ideas that anyone can complete in the comfort of their own homes. Personally, I’ve become hooked on Pinterest thanks to the networking site’s collection of home decor pins and exotic recipe ideas. I would love to share some of my findings with you. Read on to get your creative juices flowing…
Home Decor on Pinterest
If you are on the hunt for some amazing home decor ideas, Pinterest really is the place to be. So many authoritative home decor sources have developed a presence on Pinterest, including Lonny Magazine, HGTV, Elle Decor, Rue Magazine and Real Simple. I actually remodeled my entire kitchen based on an idea I discovered through Pinterest. My friend completely redecorated her living room thanks to a pin she found on Pinterest and the results were stunning. Pinterest is such a nifty tool because it allows you to stay organized. If you want to search for bedroom remodeling ideas, for example, you can create a pinboard titled “Bedroom Makeover!” You can then pin ideas that interest and excite you to this pinboard, which allows you to stay organized and prevents you from
losing track of ideas.
Exotic Recipes on Pinterest
Foods works much the same way as home decor does on Pinterest. There are so many world-renowned chefs and food sources you can follow on Pinterest to discover amazing recipes to try out in your kitchen. I personally follow Mybakingaddiction, Martha Stewart and Healthyseasonalrecipes just to name a few. One of the most scrumptious meals I prepared as a result of my hunt on Pinterest was a garlic and lemon herb marinated chicken that my entire family devoured. I also prepared a mouthwatering raspberry-lemon cheesecake that vanished within about 15 minutes.
Pinterest has really given me access to so many wonderful and creative ideas. I cannot wait to start some amazing do-it-yourself projects that I discovered with my two daughters!
Jenna Hudson is a proud wife and mother of two daughters, avid “pinner” and web content coordinator for BabyChangingStation.com. Jenna adores browsing through Pinterest with her daughters.