Some call Pinterest a spectacular waste of time. I call it magic. It’s more productive than Angry Birds, Instagram and Facebook. And it gives users hope that they can still achieve perfection in every facet of their lives, not unlike that of a pre-convicted Martha Stewart with Rachel Zoe’s closet.
For Pin virgins, I’ll explain it thusly: You know how we used to have stacks of catalogues and magazines with page corners bent to mark things? It’s like gathering all of those and pinning them on a nice, neat, online bulletin board. Recipes, home décor, fashion, savvy quotes. Everything.
If you can master Pinterest, you’ll be painting your garage floor while dinner simmers in a crockpot and a lemon juice-baking soda paste simultaenously bubbles on the toilet.
If you can master Pinterest, you’ll be painting your garage floor while dinner simmers in a crockpot and a lemon juice-baking soda paste simultaenously bubbles on the toilet. Who wouldn't want that?
But the most unexpected Pinterest lesson is that sometimes it takes a trip to cyberspace to discover local finds you never knew you needed.
Planning to attend a Dallas Cowboys football game in Toms? Pinterest proves you can do better than that. How about a nice pair of 4-and-a-half-inch heels with a platform designed to show your support for Tony Romo? And your ability to maneuver Jerry World on stilts. Top it off with a spirited manicure, and you’re ready to outdo every woman in the stadium.
Looking to spruce up the house? These too-cute butterfly prints brighten your walls and support a local Etsy dealer. Not sure where to start in the Dallas Design District? Pinners offering a glimpse of what you’ll find.
Sometimes it takes a trip to cyberspace to discover local finds you never knew you needed.
In the market for a Dallas-Fort Worth area mansion or would just like to spy on one? Pinterest has snapshots of every kind. Want over-the-top in Highland Park, a $19.9 million French chateau in Flower Mound or a 10,000-square-foot midcentury modern on Park Lane?
Tired of chipping in for the car seat and want to show up at the next baby shower with a gift that screams, “I’m unique and independent,” but you need it today because the party is at 3 pm? Pinterest can introduce you to Little Bean Shop.
Or you can sit and surf Pinterest for hours with no goals, dreaming of what you saw in the humor category — a man who looks like Ryan Gosling coming home and saying, “Hey girl, I think it’s cute when you’re still in your PJs when I get home from work. Tell me what you pinned while I rub your feet.”