Pinteresting

I resisted Pinterest for quite a while, not wanting one more place to waste time online but I finally succumbed a couple of months ago and I’m so glad I did.

I spend maybe 15 minutes per day on the site and I actually use things I find there. I’ve found great recipes, home cleaning tips and craft ideas and I’m making my home more beautiful and becoming a more fun mom.

But, a few weeks ago, I read about their scary terms of service. Essentially they said that by posting something, you claimed to have ownership of what you were pinning. They also said that Pinterest would then take ownership of the pinned information and had the right to sell those images or information. Further, the terms stated that if Pinterest was ever sued relating to something you pinned, you would be liable for all legal expenses.

That was scary enough for me to stop pinning but I couldn’t quite bring myself to delete my boards.

Luckily, there was enough of an outcry that Pinterest updated their terms of service and I’m much more comfortable with them now. The biggest change is that they no longer claim to have the right to sell the content you upload. To me, this was the biggest risk for legal action (you pin something, they sell the image, get sued, and then charge you for their legal fees).

With that out of the way, here are a few of my favorite Pinterest finds, big and small:

I made three of these homemade chenille blankets for my kids for Valentine’s Day. They turned out gorgeous!
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Here was our Valentine’s Day wreath:
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This is the best way to shred chicken. Shockingly effective.

I learned how to cook my own whole chicken in the crockpot.

I used the inspiration from this cake to make these Blue and Gold Banquet treats for our cub scouts.

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For the first time ever, I found salsa that Dan enjoyed.

There are so many great hair styles I’ve found. Here is one of my favorites, simple, easy classic braided buns. It looks great on Laylee and I enjoy wearing it myself.

What are some pins that you love?

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2 Responses to Pinteresting

  1. Erin Marie says:

    I’m the same way. I can see how people can get sucked into it (I think I have once or twice? but that’s late at night when I’m more likely to get sucked into anything), but I spend a few minutes to see what others have pinned or look up something specific really quick. And I DO things that I’ve pinned. People complain about how they have all these pins and they need to start doing them, but Pinterest is now the place I go to when I start making a menu. :-)

    Also, I love the chenille blankets. I made one for my BFF when she had her first baby and it was gorgeous. A lot of sewing, but worth the effort.

  2. Cam says:

    I’m been seeing a lot of this pin-thing and photo-matic craze going around and so far I’ve been able to avoid joining the band wagon for the same reason as you mentioned: another online site to waste my time on. However the interest is killing me … and this post doesn’t help.

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