I’m always a bit behind on trends. Just when skinny jeans were old news is when I finally got the courage to wear them and ended up with four pairs in one shopping trip. I tend to dive headfirst into new interests if that hasn’t already become apparent. And the funny thing is, I swore I would never wear skinny jeans!
That has been the case with most trends that come along. But I give you my word that I will not wear high-wasted or acid washed jeans. I never did the high-wasted thing, that was more my mom’s generation but had loads of acid-washed jeans in my closet in middle school. However, don’t judge if one day I post an image of myself on Facebook in high-wasted acid-washed denim.
Facebook is another one. I did MySpace years ago but said that was it, I wasn’t going to get involved in all the hype of social media. And then I did, but only Facebook. When Pinterest came along, I played around for what felt like 5 minutes and then realized 3 hours had gone by. It was at that point I said, “Never again!” and I didn’t really get it anyway, a place to post stuff you “like” like it’s a bulletin board? Again, reminded me of middle school years. But that was then, and now, when everyone else is over the novelty of Pinterest, I am giddy with excitement over the fun things I am learning from it now; now that I “get” how to use it.
I will claim now that I have no intention of using Twitter or any other social medias!
But don’t judge when you see me hashtag-ing myself silly in 6 months.
I promise this isn’t a shameless plug for you to follow me on Pinterest. I don’t see how anyone gains notoriety that way, it is just a big bulletin board of ideas, for me at least. Anyway, after much ado about nothing, I offer you (in sing-song to “My Favorite Things” and in PicMonkey style that I am not totally proficient at having only “gotten it” until recently):
1. My board Meal Planning has saved me. I had to start meal planning not because I love to cook but because it keeps my sanity from abandoning me at 5pm when I have nothing planned or in the refrigerator. And it helps our budget so we don’t order out too often. I have subscribed to The Fresh 20 before and sat with piles of cookbooks to come up with ideas, but Pinterest is hands-down the BEST way to meal plan. Why didn’t I start this sooner?
Some of my favorite go-tos you ask? They have all been delicious so far, but my kids love these which means I will revisit them:
Home-made creamer…brilliant! There are lots of pins about homemade creamers so I made it my own and made Creme Brulee creamer with reduced fat milk and sweetened condensed milk. It was absolutely delicious, tasting just like store-bought flavored creamers but I know exactly what ingredients are in it.
Then this saved my morning sanity. It seems there is a theme with Pinterest saving my sanity:
I also love searching new yoga sequences but don’t really follow them to a T, they just offer new ideas when I get stuck (no pun intended) in a rut.
So there are just a few of my favorite pins with my spin and the topics that keep me going back.
Have a great Wednesday!
*The yoga images were found multiple times on Pinterest without a web site. No photo credit to give.