For years & years I have been a collector of images. I'd buy magazine after magazine & cut out all the bits I like and toss the rest - unless they were art magazines then I keep them on my bookshelf.
My favourites over the years have most definitely been Country Style, Home Beautiful, Country Living, Real Living, House & Garden, Better Homes & Gardens, lots of other titles similar to that... my favourites to cut up & catalogue that is.
I have volumes of scrapbooks, just exercise books really, with picture after picture of all the things I would love to make, do & have in my future home...
Well turns out I am most definitely a dreamer and very few of those things actually feature in my home. Money, time, opportunity, space, kids, too many ideas... means much of the planning & dreaming hasn't & probably won't come to fruition.
But thats ok. I am a very visual person. A true Taurus. I love to be surrounded by beautiful things. Colour & stuff ignite my senses. So having them catalogued to browse through, that is almost as good.
So, do I still catalogue lots of lovely dreams & plans into scrapbooks?
No I do not.
I pin them!
Yes, I pin them into Pinterest.com.
Pinterest is an online cataloguing system useful for so many people. Lets say you are renovating a home or even just a room in your home, you could start a "board" for that room, or all the rooms and you then pin an idea or picture into that board. We all know how much info is available on the net, well this is one place where you can make a virtual scrapbook of all the things you like. Maybe craft is your thing, gift wrapping, fashion or even cooking.... Any imaginable hobby or interest you have, you can set up a board for it on Pinterest. Its brilliant.
You can check out my vision board here. This is basically the summary of all my boards and the things I would most like to have or achieve in my life.
You can follow all my boards here [I have a whopping 2600 pins at the time of writing this post]!!! Its something that is so very easy for me to fit into my day. Pinterest is on my iPhone and on my iPad so I can be waiting at school or sitting in bed at night pinning away... Its addictive & the pins add up quickly! Best thing is of course its all FREE!
And in the event you are not using Pinterest already, you can email me and request an invite. Its by invitation only. But it is so worth it.
Here's a selection if images I've pinned to my digital online Vision Board, there's lots more but I had to offer you something today so here's some cuties. Some things I want. All credit for these images can be found on my vision board here.
Need to get myself some sparkly shoes.
I want to hand write letters. I think I need an arty penpal from a foreign country. Coz I have like heaps of spare time!
Big reading nook for kids required.
Make more gifts for my children.
Finally make the baby quilts for each of my children from their baby clothes.
Need to paint that wall in the kitchen to put up our menu chalkboard!