pinterest fun

Since I have been a bit of an Eeyore lately, I decided that I would take a break from lamenting about the deployed life and celebrate the amazing, inspiring, time suck that is Pinterest. <- That is a link to my boards so you can stalk me check out all the varied projects I will never have time to accomplish on my to-do list.

 

I like that Pinterest offers a way to visually organize all of the amazingness that is out there on the Internet. One bummer, though, is that sometimes a project, craft, tip, what-have-you which another pinner has pinned (Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers – what?) turns out to be a dud. Or a pinner over-simplifies the pictured project to make a “OMG THIS ONLY TAKES FIFTEEN MINUTES!!!!!” craft and it turns out to be a “OMG WHAT AM I DOING WITH MY LIFE???” waste of three hours.

Today, I am going to tell you about three pins which I really found to be helpful or which I really enjoyed using as inspiration for a couple of projects.

 

First is the “How to Clean Microfiber Furniture” tutorial. The picture on the pin is the following:

For the first time in about a year, I am not embarrassed of our couches. I am seriously so thankful this pin found me. It saved me some serious dough in getting my couches cleaned by professionals or in renting equipment and it took so little time. I got all the supplies (a bottle of rubbing alcohol, a scrubby sponge and a stiff bristle scrub brush) at the Dollar Store for like five bucks. My couches look like a million bucks! Hooray for cost-effective cleaning solutions. My couches (and our apartment) stunk like rubbing alcohol for a few hours but it was totally worth it.

The next two pins provided inspiration for me for a couple of projects I’ll be blogging about in the near future.

The following pin, courtesy of the adorable blog Whipperberry, inspired me to pick up some DecoArt Ink Effects fabric paint. I have used it twice now. One was a fail that I may talk a bit about once the shame and disappointment have passed. The other time was for a gift to be given this weekend. I’m pretty certain very few people actually read this blog so, in all likelihood I could post about the project, but I don’t want to ruin any surprises. Anyhow, the pin looks like this:

Finally, the pin I used as inspiration for Grady’s Halloween costume is actually from Etsy. I love this dinosaur hoodie but I knew that I could create something similar myself. So I did. I will have a tutorial on here in the coming weeks!

All that said, get thee to Pinterest! Be sure you’re armed with coffee and an ergonomic keyboard/mouse. No kidding.

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