I must admit I love Pinterest. It's just what I needed, another guilty pleasure to allow me to live vicariously through others. So many beautiful and creative things to pin to your boards and look at later, so many wonderful ideas..."hey I can do that!". Need an idea for dinner...PINTEREST, need a creative party idea...PINTEREST...what about a good book? You catch my drift. It reminds me of back in the day when HDTV first came on. I spent hour after hour watching all of the great things I could do for CHEAP (magic word). I mean really, you don't have to throw anything away anymore, use your toilet paper rolls, your unwanted CD's, old china the list goes on. I found myself turning into every second hand store and garage sale I could find, looking for the best junk I could possibly find to turn into a work of art, a treasure to behold. Unfortunately what I usually ended up with was a piece of junk. I love recycling or upcycling or repurposing or fill in your favorite buzz word here...but frankly, the stuff I bought often ended up on a shelf in the garage, then moved to either a garage sale, the Goodwill or the Landfill.
Oh don't get me wrong, I will continue
to pin things, dream about the ways I can re-purpose my egg cartons and
generally continue to look for ways to find my inner Martha...but THIS
time I'm going to be more selective, I'm only going to find the good
JUNK to turn into treasures and works of art.