Quitting my full-time job to pursue my dog treat baking business roughly coincided with my discovery of Pinterest. As many Pinterest widowers can attest, this is a very dangerous website indeed. That said, my husband stopped minding when I started turning out dishes like sausage, spinach and provolone pizza on homemade pizza crust.
The problem is that inspiration is useless until you actually go out and do something with it. So I decided to apply the Seth Godin conference-attendance rule and actually DO SOMETHING with what I’d been learning instead of letting it all fester there on my Pinterest boards.
It started with fashion ideas. I created a board called Looks Good to inspire me to get dressed every morning (which, let me tell you is sometimes a challenging prospect when you’re self-employed). Then I started chronicling and reviewing the recipes I’d discovered through Pinterest on Finders Keepers since I kept losing my favorite recipes in the quagmire that is my recipe board.
It was around the time I was contemplating trying out a tip I saw on Pinterest about getting yellow stains out of white clothes that I decided to start writing about my Pinteresting adventures.
I don’t want to say that Pinterest changed my life. I mean, how awful is that? A website changed your life, Ali? Really? But I’m not sure what else to call something that has completely changed the way I make my home, cook meals for my family, dress myself and approach my days.
So…um…here’s how Pinterest changed my life.