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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daydreaming on Pinterest



I don't know about you but I've been daydreaming like crazy lately. With the weather warming up or rather, the continued mild weather from the winter, I've been daydreaming about travel, sandy beaches and breaking waves. A friend posted this morning that the sea temperature in NYC was in the 40s. Brrr!! Too cold to actually get in so I've been thinking about Medewi in Bali...



Hawaii...



And, of course, Playa Guiones in Costa Rica.



At times like these, I've been turning to Pinterest - a virtual pinboard that allows you to "pin" images that you find on the Internet. I know, I know. Everyone is writing about either how Pinterest is social media's newest darling or how terrible it is. While I agree that there are several issues that the company needs to address around intellectual property, terms of use and the like, I have found that it's a great tool.

I'm a visual person and I like being able to gather images and other things and organize them in one place. Seriously, I am known to have 20+ tabs open in my browser or else a ridiculous running text file with links to articles, items, clothing, images - you name it - that I wanted to remember and revisit. Of course, that text file would be replaced by another and sit on my computer desktop only to be forgotten. Pinterest lets me keep track of them in one place. And I get to find other cool things based on what other people are pinning.

My Surf pinboard is by far my favorite. It reminds me of being back in high school when I would rip out pages from Surfer and Surfing Magazine and tape them to my bedroom walls. You can find my Pinterest boards here.

What about you? Do you use Pinterest? What are you daydreaming about lately? What's on your travel or surf bucket list?



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6 Comments:

At March 21, 2012 at 7:50 AM , Blogger Jolene said...

I LOVE pinterest too. It's so good for daydreaming and creativity. I have been daydreaming about traveling lately...good thing I have some trips planned ;)

 
At March 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

I scroll through Pinterest all of the time but I rarely pin anything to my boards. I kind of treat it like window shopping. I can look at it and enjoy it and not get so upset about not actually getting it.
I have been going through and trying to find inspiration to make our screened in porch a peaceful, fun and welcoming place to hang out. It used to just be a hang out for the girls but now that they are older...my husband and I are ready to have it be a space for all of us.

 
At March 21, 2012 at 8:29 PM , Blogger Christine said...

I totally have the travel bug. I'm up for exploring a new place. I'm jealous of your upcoming trips! Can I come with? ;-p

 
At March 21, 2012 at 8:37 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Window shopping is a great way to describe it. I love seeing all the colors, images, etc. and definitely much better for my wallet! I actually started using Pinterest to gather ideas for redecorating our home and for a home office for me - reclaiming our guest bedroom now that my youngest has moved into his brother's room.

 
At March 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM , Blogger OatmealBowl said...

we are Pinterest friends now. ;)

I started pinning garden stuff cuz I want to play outside. Definitely am up for going to Maui, too. lol.

best on ur knee surgery. K? and to a quick recovery.

 
At March 22, 2012 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Christine said...

Yay! I just saw that. I love the gardening stuff. I wish that I had a garden. And a trip to Maui :-)
Thanks for your well wishes. You're the best and I appreciate it.

 

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