2/23/15

Sibling Assignment 2015.6: Pin It! #3Siblings

Pin It!

You find something you like, what do you do.....

Pin It!

Recipes. Crafts. Pottery. Books. Quotations. Blog Posts. Decorating Ideas. Ways to use bottles.

These are just of few of the things I have pinned on my boards on a Social Media phenomenon called

Pinterest.

And Pinterest is the topic of this week's sibling assignment given by brother Bill:

Write a piece about Pinterest.  What do you value about Pinterest?  How has it made a difference in your life?  Can you tell a story about a particular thing you did at a particular time that went really well because you are a part of Pinterest?  On the flip side, is there anything about Pinterest that disappoints you?

 Bill's post is here, and you will find Christy's post here.

I was leary of becoming a part of Pinterest.  I had heard stories of friends getting "lost" on Pinterest, spending hours of time looking for and finding items.it didn't become much

But I eventually succumbed and started making some boards, and I didn't get "lost" in the world Pinterest.

The things I value about Pinterest are the ideas.

I love looking for ideas about new recipes, crafts, decorating ideas.

Pinterest has simplified finding particular kinds of recipes.  The search function is great.

For example, last week I had corn tortillas, cheese, peppers, black beans.

Search for Mexican corn tortilla casserole vegan.

Voila!  I found a delicious casserole that I could make with all the ingredients needed on hand.

My brother has recently been boasting about this wonderful peanut sauce he makes.

Click, click, Pin It!  Now the recipe in on my Recipes I Want To Try board, and I made it tonight for dinner.

One thing that has been a really fun way to use Pinterest is getting ideas for making pottery.  I have collected all kinds of ideas, and used many of them in the past few months since I have learned how to create pottery. My friend Rachael also find ideas she may think I would like, and she shares them with me.

Here are a couple of example of items she shared with me, that I later made.


Nativity
 
 
One piece nativity scene by MacMichaelPottery on Etsy, $24.00



The only thing that disappoints me with the links sometimes.  You can't find the item that you pinned.

Other than that, Pinterest has been a very useful tool.




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