How did I homeschool without Pinterest?
Or learn to tie a scarf?
Or make a breakfast casserole?
Or figure out what color to paint the kitchen?
Or learn how organize the pantry with mason jars, decoupaged cereal boxes, and scrap-booking labels?
Okay, I haven't done that because...well...because.
I'm not making fun of Pinterest, just my slight addiction to it. Until perusing that site, it never dawned on me how much fun being a visual learner could be. After Hubs bought me an iphone, my son showed me how to find apps. Top-of-the-list favorites are Olive Tree Bible study, Kindle, Bejeweled, One Place, and...you guessed it...Pinterest.
However....let's just say that real life is not quite as pin-able. Maybe this post should have been called my not-so-pinteresting life.
For example, my Valentine's Day dessert was a red velvet cake that fell apart. It looked more like a bleeding heart cake than a scrumptious dessert. It less-than-photogenic-qualities were overlooked by my family as they nearly fought over the last slice---um, crumbles. The red velvet cake on my Pinterest page is one that a new friend made for our family.
My gardening skills are highly questionable and much derided after my late fall pruning binge in the front yard. Hubs and Sonny-boy are debating who gets to dig up the dead shrubs while I keep telling them to wait until spring--all hope is not yet lost. Meanwhile, I keep pinning pics of perfectly planted perennials.
And the clothes! Oh, goodness gracious, if my closet had all the looks on my Pinterest page it would think it had died and gone to Heaven. Except for the skinny jeans--I can't stand those things. Those would just make my closet laugh.
The crafts--especially crochet and knitting projects--inspire my daughter and me to learn new skills. She in particular loves knitting presents or useful things around the house. We love to knit together, and have found more than one project we hope to try on Pinterest.
I think I've confessed it on this blog before: I'm a wanna-be gardening, animal-raising, crafty, frugal country woman. So the "Tips" board overfloweth with green, frugal, recycling, make-it-yourself type items. I grew up with country women who lived that way because it was the only way to make ends meet. Far from being enamored of those skills, they much preferred to get some of the make-it-at-home chores off of them. As Auntie G. said, "You know you've reached prosperity when you have paper towels, Kleenex, toilet paper, paper napkins, and paper plates. " Such was their outlook!
And lest I get too wrapped up in the material, I just keep Bible verse pins to keep me looking to HIM--the author and finisher of my faith. It's kinda nice to know that "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork..." (Psalms 19:1) and somebody on Pinterest has a picture to prove it.