When we moved into the pop up for the summer 2 years ago, I had so many people tell me about Pinterest and how much I would love it. Unfortunately we didn’t have internet, so I always smiled and said thanks, I’ll have to look into it:) In the back of my mind I was thinking, I already have too much to do/look at, do I really want to add one more thing to my life??
Well, eventually I did.
Actually, surprisingly, I was able to exert quite a bit of self control. I think for a diy-er like myself, Pinterest can become very overwhelming. I loved all of the ideas, but I just felt like I couldn’t do all of them, so I would pin a few, then not go on for another couple of weeks and try to actually accomplish a couple.
I loved looking at projects like this…
And thought, I can do that. And did!
But then sometimes I ran into a problem. I started seeing pictures like this….
and found myself looking around my house and becoming a bit discontent. I would think, my house is so dull. and found myself always wanting to change something to try to achieve those looks. That’s when I realized something.
1.) I’ll always want to change something:)
but more importantly
2.) I need to be content with what I have. These pictures were all in my “dreaming” board, and that’s the truth. They would all just be in a dream. It will never happen. So why do I set myself up for failure and discontent like that?
I realized I needed to know my limits and boundaries. Pinterest wasn’t worth looking at if I felt defeated and discontent. It was worth looking at if I could feel inspired and uplifted.
So now when I look at Pinterest I usually only pin pins that I know can be achievable in my world. With my budget, and my skills. Sometimes I still pin pins like those above because I can like the furniture layout, or one idea in the picture that I can execute, but more than not I look at them and say that’s beautiful, and keep going.
What’s been even more fun for me on Pinterest lately is to see some familiar pins. I was on yesterday and saw this pin that was pinned by the Home Depot!
I was like a giddy little school girl.
This kitchen update turned out so beautifully! The cabinets are Sharkey Gray from Martha Stewart Living | From Allie of Proverbs 31 Girl blog.
Even though I know that I have a few followers, I’m always blown away when I see something and realize that what I write and post, people are reading! And hopefully getting inspired:) Every time I’m humbled and surprised!
I got a call from my mom a few months back when she was in Florida, and she was sayings she was scrolling through Pinterest and couldn’t believe when she came across my living room on one of the boards she follows:)
This ones on there a few times:) I especially liked the saying that was attached to this one specifically…
Love this idea for a reading nook in your room – pay no attention to the blog post where the crazy woman painted curtains! LOL
HA! Made me laugh:) I am crazy sometimes. You gotta be to save a buck or two:):)
So, I just wanted to throw out a huge thank you to you all. The Lord seems to continue to bless our family and this sweet little blog we have started, and yet again I am humbled:) And giddy:) and loved:)