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A Glue Gun and A Dream

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Endless possibilities…

Creative solutions…

Hours of scouring a site for new fresh ideas…

Wondering what I am talking about??  Those who have stumbled on http://www.pinterest.com know exactly what I am talking about.

Here are some of my recent wild and wondering searches: file folders, dish racks, Lego parties, hair bow holders, organization, spare ribs recipe, labels, Halloween costumes, lettering, free fonts, menu planners, cheap $5 dollar meals, and printable Dave Ramsey like envelopes… and that is what I can remember off the top of my head.

What is the appeal?  Same as the Crock Pot Girls on Facebook.  We want to hear from friends what they really like and what they have tried.  Pinterest lets you put a virtual “pin” in a bulletin board to keep your finds and ideas.  I think the concept is amazing.  I have always been a collector.  I rip pages out of magazines and then they go homeless for eons.  This is fun because I can sort and file them on what they are to me.  Then I can share them with my friends on Pinterest or directly on Facebook.

I know that this is an age of in your face marketing and internet craziness but I am happy for this new way to find creative resources without risking $8.99 on a creative magazine splurge. And I usually flip through once and find only one thing I may or may not try.  With Pinterest I can be inspired and amazed at what is out there on blogs and websites.  There are some amazingly resourceful people in the world.  Pinterest can gain them some views, subscribers and followers to their ideas and blogs.

So… if you ever have a minute (or actually an evening free) check out www.pinterest.com.   Sign up for your own virtual bulletin board and enjoy.  I like admiring others work and dreaming about doing, making, cooking, and designing 3% of what I see. 🙂

Good to see humans doing… and not just being!  Creativity can be cheap therapy!

Here is a blog that explains Pinterest… click on if you want to know more.

http://www.sortacrunchy.net/sortacrunchy/2011/05/pinterest-a-beginners-guide.html

So dust off your glue guns and enjoy dreaming about being more creative.  (I am)

 

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2 Post Kind of Day/Crock Pot Girls Update

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WOW WOW WOW!!  I was listening to K-love online today.  As I was working the show host mentioned Crock Pot Girls.  I almost fell out of my chair.

Here is the timeline:

August 19th – they started a simple group on Facebook called Crock Pot Girls

August 24th – I liked them after a friend of mine did and then over 45 friends of mine have liked the page

August 26th – I posted about the circle of influence of the Crock Pot Girls and they had 177,000 followers

September 1st – they are now at 974,872 fans.

The BEST part about this site… is that they are busting their tails to read posts, edit posts and drop the nay sayers.  I watched the posts and in a few minutes 3 negative nellie posts were removed.  That is GREAT.  The message is simple join in on the fun or unlike them and move on.  This doesn’t have to be a lifetime commitment.  If you see a recipe you like copy into in MS Word doc so you can have a list of your favorites to try.  These 3 women (and hopefully all their family and friends who are now standing behind and beside them) are doing the best they can.  I am impressed.

Can’t wait to keep seeing where these Crocking Mamas end up.  I think they will be on the Today Show or the like very soon.

It is amazing to see what a nerve they have hit.  We all want to feed our families and feed them well.

And if you cross paths with the Crock Pot Girls, wish them well.  I bet on August 18th this idea was just a lark!  Now the lark has turned into a twisting turning roller coaster of outpour!

Checked again… now they are at 975,839… in 10 minutes time!!!

www.crockpotgirls.com