There’s this amazing little site on the internet called Pinterest in case you’ve yet to hear of it. You must request an invitation to join. Pinterest is a site that allows you to create a “virtual pin board” for the many wonderful pictures you happen upon on the site. There are photos with links to fashion, design, recipes, crafts, you name it—it’s on Pinterest.

I liken it to flipping through the pages of a most amazing magazine. It’s a little escape for this mom.

I pin photos of kitchen design for my “dream” kitchen. You know the kitchen with plenty of cabinets and smart storage options; the kitchen with a huge island to gather my kids around for homework; the impeccably clean kitchen I’ll never have because that’s just not reality.

I pin photos of neatly organized pantries, laundry rooms and closets. Who doesn’t need to be more organized? There are many creative ideas for organization with materials and supplies you already have at home. I realize I’m not the only neat freak who dreams of organized can goods.

I pin photos of creative and imaginative recipes I want to try like crockpot boiled peanuts, homemade apple pie pop tarts, cinnamon roll pancakes, or baked pumpkin spiced doughnuts. Which that reminds me, I need to make a grocery list.

I pin inspirational quotes to, well, inspire me. Some quotes remind me that I am not alone. Some quotes remind me that I am a child of God. Some quotes remind me that I am stronger than I think. Some quotes remind me to laugh.

I really like this one: “Good moms have sticky floors, messy kitchens, laundry piles, dirty ovens, and happy kids”.

I hope I never need this handwritten note on someone’s door but it made me giggle: “You have missed curfew! Do not knock or ring the doorbell. You may sleep on the patio. I have been generous this time and provided a blanket”.

You’ll find many to inspire both in their words and design. Many are made into works of art as they have been painted on canvas or a repurposed wooden barn door.

I pin photos of the “put together” fashion I can’t seem to justify wearing because I am either at the gym or home cleaning. I couldn’t possibly dress up like that to go the grocery store, could I? But these photos will be my guide whenever I shop for new clothes thus eliminating the purchase that goes unworn because it just doesn’t seem to go with anything I imagined that it would….Continue Reading

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