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How did you plan your wedding without Pinterest?

One of my best friends is getting married this summer and over the weekend she asked me that question.

How did you plan your wedding without Pinterest?

Pinterest has been a powerful wedding and event planning tool for the last couple of years. My friend uses it to find inspiration, hunt for instructions, bookmark ideas and many other things. I started a group board for her bridesmaids and myself to plan for her bridal shower.

When I think back to starting our wedding plans in 2009 the way that I planned our wedding seems archaic. I got ideas from wedding magazines, bridal shows, physical stores, other weddings, blogs and great sites like the Knot and Wedding Wire. I tore out pages and kept them in a planning book. I kept spreadsheets. I stored pictures and ideas in documents on my computer. All of which resulted in the wedding that we wanted.

Made my own veil without Pinterest’s help. {Photo by Chatman Photography}

I actually thought at multiple points in the planning process, “How did people plan weddings before blogs?”

Weddings now have their own category on Pinterest, having been separated from “Weddings and Events” because anymore the first thing a girl does when she has an engagement ring on her finger gets a Pinterest account is create a wedding board. As an old a boring a married lady, clicking on the Wedding category on Pinterest is overwhelming. There’s just so. much. stuff. I used to lament that Pinterest didn’t exist when I was planning our wedding, but I’m kind of glad it didn’t. I would have been overwhelmed and changing my mind on a regular basis. It would have been hard to shake the feeling that my wedding could never be as amazing as the pins on Pinterest are.

I’m glad I did it in the way that’s becoming “old-fashioned.”

I am incredibly happy that Pinterest existed when we were buying our house and planning what to do with it. Our dining room is basically Pinterest plagarism. But it helped my husband imagine the room when he could see what the end result would look like. Read the rest of this entry

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Friday Five: Things I Love Right Now

1. Hummus. Brad doesn’t like hummus so I don’t get it very often, but I decided to pick some up for me the other day and it’s tasty! A good low carb snack with some carrots (also good with pita chips!)

2. Pinterest’s new secret boards. Don’t tell anyone, but I have a secret board for pinning gift ideas. I like keeping track of things using Pinterest so now I can keep ideas on there without worrying that the potential recipients might see them.

3. Tights. Warm, covered, cute legs make me happy. Now that I’m wearing dresses and skirts more, I like being able to keep that going in the winter. Also, the pods and I are making a fashion statement.

4. Seat heaters. Nothing like a toasty bottom in the morning. So much better than freezing it off on cold leather. The really lucky drives (*cough*cough* Brad*) have heated steering wheels. Read the rest of this entry

Wordless Wednesday: Help Me Add Words

I took one of the keys from our new house to do this Pinterest inspired project. But now I need your help.

It needs words. I can’t figure out exactly what I want to write, which is where you come in.

Should I write:

  1. Our First Home
  2. Home Sweet Home
  3. The address or street name
  4. Something else

What should I say?

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Finger Nails

You know that I love Pinterest. Which also means that I’ve seen a lot of crazy strange creative things that people are now doing with their nails…

Making one nail special:

Pinterest

Putting junk stuff on them:

Pinterest

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My husband loves Pinterest

But he doesn’t know it, nor is he a member.

When I moved into my college apartment with a full glorious kitchen, I was excited to actually cook and start putting together a collection of recipes to make delicious food for my fiance. For my bridal shower, I asked that the ladies bring me a recipe. As my recipe boxes continued to be filled with tasty things, I’ve craved more. (Also, my box has a lot of dessert items)

My recipe boxes

I still feel like I have a very small pool of things that I make (and even fewer that I make well) and find myself wanting easy and yummy things that I can make for us for dinner. Pinterest has been great for feeding that desire (feeding, get it?). Read the rest of this entry

Analysis of my social media practices

I obsess over use social media…. a lot of social media. It interests me.

We visited with a friend who made fun of Twitter, FourSquare and Google+ all in one sitting. Afterward, I decided to dissect my motives for the social media that I use.

  • Facebook: Facebook is still the king of social networks, it’s been around since high school and I use it to connect with friends and relatives with the occasional brand liking or general creeping that most users participate in. Read the rest of this entry