Social Media Addiction: Pinterest; Jaci’s Pin It! Challenge

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Okay, so I’ve come late to the Pinterest Party. I didn’t really get it at first, until I hopped on a couple of weeks ago and haven’t left since (with the exception of bathroom breaks and naps)…

It starts out with a search – a friend made an amazing dish and exclaimed “I found the recipe on Pinterest!” Several other women know what she’s talking about and start chattering away about the amazing recipes they found on Pinterest. You think maybe there’s something to this Pinterest stuff… you reluctantly sign up, search for a recipe… and start pinning, before you know it you’ve found 10 recipes you HAVE TO TRY. Then you click the “Popular” tab, and create 30 boards and you’re pinning like a mad woman. You soon realize the “Popular” tab isn’t enough, and you find yourself clicking on the “Everything” tab… but you swear you’re just looking. You won’t pin anything… you don’t want your followers to think you can’t control yourself… 3 hours and 60 pins and 5 new boards later…

From what I understand, Pinterest is weakness for most women. It’s so popular there are websites dedicated to Pinterest Fails (which are hilarious btw) on all the projects Pinners saw, pinned, tried and failed miserably attempting.

So far – my only real mess up was one of my green clean pins “make your own glass cleaner”. Glancing at the recipe, it called for 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup of cornstarch and 2 cups warm water… or so I thought. Easy peasy, right?

Wrong.

I misread the cornstarch amount (which I thought was odd) – it’s actually 2 teaspoons (that made more sense to me). I’m still wiping the chalky residue off of my appliances.

It has also occurred to me during a recent discussion with another obsessed Pinner that I am pretty fearless when it comes to trying things on Pinterest. Go without shampoo and use baking soda instead? Sure why not? Use Vinegar as conditioner? What the hee-hoo? Imagine the bucks I’ll save. (I’m going to try this one for her – apparently she doesn’t want baking soda in her hair or to smell of fair fries).

Fear not! I’ll do it… and I’ll get back to you on what happened and whether anyone tried to salt my head.

Is there anything on Pinterest that you’re afraid to try? Send me the Pin and I’ll give it a go and let you know how it turned out. You can hit me up on Facebook, Twitter or email me jaci@new102.com.

This could get interesting….

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