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    Pinterest Post Party in May!

    So … .Pinterest.

    Most of you have heard of it.

    Many of you have Pinterest boards.

    Some of you are like me.  You pin a lot of things and then don’t get around to actually trying them. 

    That is about to change.

    For those of you who don’t “get” Pinterest, here’s info from the site:

    Pinterest is a Virtual Pinboard.

    Pinterest lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

    Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.

    I think though that all the explanations in the world are not as helpful as actually getting on Pinterest and playing around with it.  If you need an invite, shoot me a note via the form there on the right and I’ll send you one.  You’re going to want it, because in May we are having a … .

    My tech guy/husband/cabana boy came up with that badge.  Isn’t it nifty?

    On Tuesdays and Thursdays in may, a group of bloggers is going to post about different “pins” they have tried - with their results.  The good, the bad, the ugly to weed out the great ideas on Pinterest from the not so great.

    I already have on whole board with things I’ve tried that have worked and another whole board of things that haven’t, but I don’t think people really look at those.  So we are going to pick some pins - everything from recipes, to crafts, to organizational ideas, to homeschooling tips (not me!) and let you know what wins and what fails.

    Helping me get started are Katie from Confessions Of A Young Married Couple, Joyce from From This Side Of The Pond, Erin from Home With The Boys, Taylor from The Lumberjack’s Wife, Miriam from Sometimes I Veg , Missy Jill from What’s Going On Here ,Megan from Best of Fates, and Jenna from Newlyweds. In this group we have women who like to cook and those who don’t.  Crafty women and … me. Some are single, some are married. Our kids range in age from 0-mid 20’s.

    All together?

    I think we should get a wide range of trials.


    It’s not enough.  I would like you to join us too.  If you have a blog and would like to participate, check in here on Tuesdays and Thursdays in May to link up your posts reviewing Pinterest pins. If you DON’T have a blog but would still like to participate, send me an e-mail using the form on the right.  I would like to put up reviews from non-bloggers on the weekends.

    A couple of things to keep in mind:

    1) Be honest, but not brutal.  If something doesn’t work out the way you’d like, please say so but try not to outright insult the original poster.

    2) Give credit to original poster.  If you click on a pin, it should take you to where the picture originated.  Please include the link to that in your review.  That way it doesn’t look like you’re trying to take credit for someone else’s idea.

    3) If you are reviewing a recipe, unless you’ve made more than a couple of changes, please don’t re-post it on your site.  As someone who posts a lot of recipes In The Fridge myself, I know I get irked if another blogger re-posts it on their site because then I don’t the traffic for it.  So go ahead and include pictures and ingredients, but send readers to the original creator’s site to get the actual recipe.  On the other hand, if you make significant changes in ingredients or cooking technique, I think it’s fine to go ahead and post your new version.  I’ve done that here before.

    I think this should be fun and a great way to see how some of these things that look great on Pinterest actually turn out in real life. 

    I hope you’ll join us!

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    Reader Comments (16)

    My husband is also referred to as 'cabana boy' : )

    I love a party! Looking forward to it!

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoyce

    People are "following" me on Pinterest now-- and I don't even know what I'm doing.
    You're stretching me.

    How fun! I can't wait to see everyone's Pinterest posts! I love Pinterest, but very rarely try the stuff I pin.

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLorrie

    I've tried a couple of things from Pinterest. I'd be glad to share them. One was a project for my pantry :)

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCrysHouse

    Fun!! I will try some things and let you know!

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKrista

    Neat idea - great group of bloggers to get this started with too!

    Sounds Great!! A friend of mine started a blog specificly about trying out her "pins" and then reviews them. her blog is

    Joyce - and I'm glad to have you joining me.

    mj - I'm hoping you view stretching as a good thing. :)

    Lorrie - exactly! This will make me actually try things instead of just thinking about them.

    CH - Oh, do share! I'm especially interested in the organization tips.

    Stephanie - thanks.

    Abby - Now THAT is one motivated lady. I'm hoping I can get 8 things done.

    April 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterMindee

    This sounds fun! I am definitely in! (btw, I found you through The Lumberjack's Wife). :)

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

    This is all so very exciting!

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTaylor

    Sign me up... I 've been playing around with stuff on pintrest for a few months and I have somme good, bad and ugly to share! :)

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca d

    Pinterest scares me!! But I will enjoy reading about what you guys find and review! :)

    April 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

    Wait. You're supposed to actually do the things you pin on Pinterest?!? I looked at it more as a "if I were way more crafty/creative/smart/rich/cooler" in general I would attempt them. Well, dang. Guess I should go and remove all the things that can't be purchased at Pottery Barn. :)

    April 28, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermindy@thesuburbanlife

    i could have been a part of this party but, as usual, i didn't rsvp. i will be a happy observer, rather than a over-committed participant. brilliant idea.

    April 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermissy

    Count me in! I've been wanting to do the things on Pinterest and now I have an excuse (especially now that A to Z is complete).

    April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNagzilla

    This is great! I love Pinterest and would love to post a review on some of the things I've done.

    May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanyce

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