Weekends: The Pinterest Challenge

Are you addicted to Pinterest yet? I’m definitely addicted.

Can you see that little number up in the corner of the picture? Yep, it says 3237 pins.

That was the number when I made this graphic a few days ago. It’s bigger now. I pin kid’s activities, recipes, household hints, sewing projects, home decor ideas and many, many more things.

But, up until recently, I’ve only done 1 or 2 or things I’ve pinned.

So, what was my point in saving all these pretty pictures and great ideas?

I’ve been thinking about this ever since I read this wonderful post on Creative With Kids, “Stop Letting Pinterest Make You Feel Like Poo.” Alissa talks about how we shouldn’t let the pretty pictures on Pinterest make us feel like we are inadequate. So what if our finished product is not as pretty! Did you do it and enjoy it? That’s the important part. This post got me motivated to actually try and do some of these wonderful ideas I’ve been saving.


I set a goal recently to start doing some of the things I pin. Ideally, I’d like to do one thing each day, but I know that won’t ever happen. Instead I’m aiming for 3-4 ideas a week.
So far, I’ve made an incredible dip and a yummy apple bread. We’ve played with ice and made really cool finger puppets. It’s been a lot of fun!
Would you like to join me in this challenge? There’s no pressures, no link-up, no nothing. The only person that will hold you accountable will be you.
Make that great recipe you’ve been saving. Sew that skirt or do that craft with your kids. It will be fun! Set yourself an achievable goal. You can do 3-4 ideas a week like I will or even just 1 a week. And, if you don’t meet you’re goal, so what! At least you’re having fun… or eating yummy food.
I’ll be sharing the things I try on my Facebook page, so if you’re interested, you can join me there. Plus, I’ll be opening up my page for you to share the fun things you discover. Please feel free to post any fun ideas you find for the rest of us to try!
Are you going to join me in this challenge? Let me know in the comments! Also, if you’re not on Pinterest and are interested in trying it out, I can email you an invite. I just need to know your email address. Have fun and start doing!

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Terri is a writer and mom of two elementary-aged girls. She has a passion for learning and is always looking for ways to make learning fun. You can find her at Better Than Homework where she shares fun learning activities or Creative Family Fun where she shares art, craft, and family fun ideas.

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