Inspiration from Pinterest

I don’t know if you are like me but I am a very visual person. I am always looking at my surroundings and finding small things that are so beautiful that no one else would have ever spotted had I not pointed it out to them.

When I learn something new, if I can see a visual, it will commit to memory better. This is just how I’m made up. When I came to learn about Pinterest, I thought I had found heaven! Maybe I’m the last person to find out about this site but I hope that this post is enlightening to someone out there.

Pinterest is a website that lets you organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and organize their favorite recipes.

Here is a shot of my profile. It is pretty naked since I just created my account but I have already started using it to collect images for redesigning my dining room, living room and just general home decor.

What is really cool is that this weekend I went shopping at World Market. I found several items I fell in love with. I took some photos of them and then went to their website to find them and pinned them in my Pinterest account. Now when I’m ready to go shopping, I not only have the image but the link to the web page where I found the image so I can easily order it online.

Best of all, you can browse pinboards created by other people. Browsing pinboards is a fun way to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests. I found several images that I actually pinned to my boards.

Here is one image I found on someone else’s board that I just fell in love with:

I am sure you are wondering how Pinterest can apply to journaling. Easy! You can use Pinterest to capture images and print those images to paste in your journal or use them as inspiration for your next journal entry.

WARNING: Pinterest is addictive! I find I look at the web with new eyes now and I am constantly looking at images. Before you know it, you have spent hours pinning images to your account.

It is lots of fun! In order to create an account, you have to have someone invite you to Pinterest. If you are interested in joining, send me an email to admin at sheicjournals.com and I will send you an invitation via email. If you already have a Pinterest account, let me know as I would love to check out your boards. You can post below so others who have an account as well can learn about you.

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