03 March 2011

pinterest / thoroughly smitten and inspired



after weeks of intrigue, i decided to dip my toe into this pinning business over at pinterest. lets just say, i'm officially obsessed. are you with me? for those of you still wondering about pinterest, let me just give you a testimonial.

i love saving and organizing favorite articles, magazine rip-outs, party ideas, projects, inspirational quotes, etc. into my three-ring binders, however the blogworld has overwhelmed me with awesome ideas i'm afraid i'll forget. pinterest to the rescue! with a super simple browser bookmarking system, you can pin (virtually) anything to keep handy for future reference. (i loved giving dan a tour of rooms for our future dream house.) file your faves into neat inspiration boards and at a glance you are inspired by the things you love. i especially appreciate that your featured pins link directly back to their original sources, so you can easily track and re-read what you bookmarked.

of course this wouldn't be a booming online resource if you couldn't follow your faves (ala twitter), so you can look up friends and favorite bloggers galore. you can re-pin what they like too. the connecting of the minds is a very nice bonus. so while i'm not blogging, i am over here pinning. come say hello.

p.s. a client who runs a photog business recently came to me for a new logo design. she emailed me a link to her branding / identity pinterest board and ta da! suddenly we're on the same page about what type of design she is looking for. hurrah, hurrah. such a neat new way for me to get a glimpse of what a client is thinking!

p.p.s. benji recently learned the term, ta da! and shouts it randomly throughout the day. too cute.

what are your thoughts? do you pine for pinterest? why do you love it?

38 comments:

stefany said...

Love pinterest! It's a fabulous concept! Before that I was using evernote, but this is just so easy - the inspiration boards are my favorite!

summer said...

woohoo! this post is dangerously exciting to me, marta. really. off to check out your pretty pins..

Marisa said...

I haven't tried it yet, for fear of one more thing to take up (not necessarily "waste," but close) my time. But it looks pretty awesome, I must say.

Megan said...

Hmmm! You've piqued my "pinterest!" Wocka wocka wocka. I couldn't resist the horrible pun.
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello by the way!
And I will check out pinterest; it seems like just the thing I've been missing!

country girl chronicles said...

I have heard about pinterest three times in the past two days. It must be that good. Sounds like my kind of fun!

Miranda said...

I do, I DO love Pinterest. It has been so helpful for gathering ideas for this house that I'm trying to make a home. I've finally gotten so that it isn't taking up all of my free time and I can actually resume functioning like a normal human being. :)

debby said...

i love pinterest! i love that i can stop emailing myself link after link. it was a bit of a time consumer when i first started because i transferred all of my emails into it, but now that i am caught up, it is a quick and easy thing for me to use. so visually delicious. i love that i can say, "i want a project," and i can just go to one of my boards and get a quick visual idea of some potential things i could do.

Christine said...

I've been wondering about pinterest for awhile! I have a tumblr page... is it similar? Would it be redundant to have both a tumblr and pinterest? I'm eager to know more, so thanks for this great testimonial!

diane @ a spot of whimsy said...

hi marta! have been completely obsessed with pinterest for about 6 months now, i pin like crazy! glad i can follow you now, i'm sure your images are going to be fabulous!

toliveinspired said...

I too LOVE Pinterest! I used Evernote as well for my online stuff or a book mark, but I never seemed to go back to them. I also save stuff from magazines, have had binders going for years, and an Inspiration journal for the other stuff. THis is the online version for me. I love it.

Hannah said...

I love pinterest too! Miranda hooked me a couple months ago. Such a fun place. Can't wait to follow your pins!

tawnya said...

I just signed up yesterday (started following you!) and trying to figure out my way around, but I think I'm going to love it. I just need a tutorial!

swell.life said...

so glad you've joined the club!! i just started my pinboard a few nights ago and i am equally smitten. isn't it the best!? off to follow you. :)

m said...

a good friend just got me started a few days ago.
I am still getting my sea legs with the whole thing.
it is really a grand idea
my book mark bar is way too overloaded with tags- it will be nice to sit down and organize it all out.

Adam and Laura said...

ah. this looks oh so dangerous. if only I had been using this rather than saving everything hard copy to my computer... then I could still have all my lovely ideas even though my laptop was stolen.

Sarah said...

I love pinterest too! Easy way to save ideas bust still have them organized.

Heather Louise said...

Just yesterday I decided that I wanted to try it, but I had to request an invitation through the website and now I am waiting. Is there a better way to do this? What am I missing? I really want to start using it now. I feel like my ideas are slipping out of my head as I wait!

Sara said...

There really isn't anything to NOT love about Pinterest! I feel like I'm getting the best of the internet served on a silver platter!

Hanna said...

I am obsessed, too.

Heather Louise said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have not stopped pinning thanks to you.

Amanda said...

It's so addicting isn't it? I have already added you and look forward to all the goodness I find via you.

It's such a handy little tool, isn't it?

Aunt Spicy said...

obsessed. officially. come visit me.

Sue said...

Totally obsessed with it too - lol :) I am following you now!

courtney said...

i. love. pinterest.

love. one might also say that i'm obsessed!

gina bina said...

Pinterest=awesome. Kind of wondering why I didn't think of that? Kind of loving that we have such similar taste in pins ;).

{jane} said...

this is very motivating. i know it's awesome, i just gotta get my pinning-groove on!

{ashley} said...

I am pining away for Pinterest...I got wait listed but I can't wait to try it!

Allison {Live Love Small} said...

i absolutely love pinterest!

Gretchen said...

Thanks for reminding me about it. I had signed up for an invite, which arrived in my email about a week ago, but I hadn't taken the time to actually play around with pininterest. Now that I have, I LOVE it!

Lindsey said...

How do I get an invite. I don't get it. . . Can I have one? how to I get my own board. I want one!

Karie said...

I have the same question...how do you receive an invite? :) I love, love, love the idea & can't wait to follow you. Will definitely make my idea collecting "system" easier! Thanks for the tip!

Chelsea Lewis said...

Yay!!! =) I'm so glad pinterest worked how I imagined it would and that you liked it!

marta said...

for those of you needing a pinterest invite, please email me directly. thank you!!

Karie said...

Thanks!

citygirl said...

I'm doing pinterest too, for the same reasons you are. I've got so many clippings binders it's insane!

Alisha Stamper said...

i've been hearing so much about this lately and i'm so very intrigued. I do like the eco-friendliness of it, but I think I need the physical contact, its part of the inspiration.... hmmm... what to do...

shopgirl said...

I love Pin Interest. Addicted to it really. It's all I want to do when I'm on the computer. But, work usually wins by default.

:-)))

sunny said...

1. I love pinterest! find me here: http://pinterest.com/labeck/

2. ta da! how cute that Benji has made that his phrase now! Do you watch Modern Family? this past week there was a mini-discussion about the correct use of "ta da!". cute.

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