I just made that up. I am going to guess I’m not the first one to think of it, but I am still a little pleased with myself over that one.
So it seems to me there are two schools of thought on pinterest. The first is: “squeeeee! so many pretty pictures to look at!” and the second: “ugh how does everybody else have so much time for this stuff. This just makes me feel bad about myself.” My life philosphy (well, my stay at home mom philosphy) helps me stay in the first group, the “squeee” group, if you will. Here is the philosphy – nobody is doing everything perfectly. I can only do one thing really well at a time. If I neglect my blog for months, it’s probably because I’m working out every day and am less interested in blogging. If my house is perfectly clean, I haven’t been creating. If I get in a reading zone, pretty much everything else falls behind. I think most moms are like this. And if they aren’t, please don’t tell me.
I am loving pinterest. I love seeing all of my bookmarked ideas laid out in front of me, it makes them more accessible and makes me more likely to act on the inspiration. For example, I bookmarked this lovely idea two years ago. I never got around to making some for our house. Until I pinned them a couple weeks ago and seeing them on my board a couple times reminded me how I wanted to tackle the project.
I added some knit stems for a little extra interest. I made a few more that are unpictured in the same vintage fabrics as shown, but reversed. I like how they coordinate in lighter tones as a result.
The kids were so excited about these squishy pumpkins. It makes me want to try harder to decorate for the seasons for them. They just get so excited over this stuff!
p.s. Want to follow me on pinterest? Here I am!