Friday, June 17, 2011


From their site: "What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a social catalog service. Think of it as a virtual pinboard — a place where you can post collections of things you love, and "follow" collections created by people with great taste." 

You can "pin" any image, from any website. The best thing about it is once you pin something, it saves the original link. Say I want to pin a picture of a gorgeous bouquet that would be perfect for one of my brides... I just click my "pin it" button on my toolbar, select the image I want, what board I want it to save to, and I'm done. 2 months later when I am in the meeting with the florist, I find the image, click it, and it takes me back to where the picture was originally posted.

The other best thing about it is that you can follow other people boards, and see what pretty stuff they found. If you really like it, you can re-pin their image to one of your boards.  You can search keywords for anything - I like searching by category or color.  Long gone are the days for hunting for swoon-worthy eye candy.  This site makes it really TOO easy, and there is just so much to look at you sometimes don't know where to start!

I've found it's best to keep my board categories pretty specific. You can create any type of board you want, as many as you want. I'm still a newbie so I've only made 5 boards so far, but because Pinterest is so addictive, I'm sure that number will skyrocket in no time.  The three categories I have been pinning most to: Wedding Inspiration, Living Pretty (home decor) and Fashion Icon (outfit inspiration).

Here's a look at a few of my boards...each image is a "pin" that I have assigned a category (seen in the upper left-hand corner.)

And here's a specific pin... if I click this image it will take me back to where it was originally posted - Lovely Bride's blog which contains so much more eye candy!

Ready to get started? You can request an invite to join Pinterest (it's a free service!)... since it's fairly new and a bit exclusive there is a waiting list - it took me about a week before my invite was accepted and I've heard of others taking longer.  BUT, since you're reading this post, I'll send a direct invite to anyone who comments on this blog post, "likes" our Facebook page and follows us on twitter!

Warning: Once you start pinning, you can't stop. 

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