Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Thankful for creativity

Folks, I'm not a creative person.  Let's just get that out there in the open.  I've tried scrap-booking resulting in pictures taped to pretty pieces of paper.  I tried to knit once.  I think it lasted one minute before I threw the needles down declaring how much I suck at life.  So when I first was turned towards Pinterest, I thought, really?  No, sorry, no.  I don't do crafts.  My child is screwed because she does not have scrapbooks documenting her childhood.  She has Walgreens online photo albums.  Which reminds me...I should probably order some pictures to actually put in a photo album.

Anyway, I have since documented my obsession with Pinterest, and look, I told you all that I was not putting these posts in any particular order.  Why am I following a post about Veteran's Day with one about Pinterest? Because I don't think these things through, that's why :-)  But yes, today I'm thankful for creative inspiration.  Thank you, creative people on Pinterest, for posting creative ideas and links to recipes so that I don't have to try to come up with these on my own.  Because God knows I wouldn't.  

This week is a Pinterest recipe week for us....I look forward to my Chicken Teriyaki on Thursday, but Monday night I made damn good cube steak courtesy of crock pot ideas on Pinterest.  Just put some cubed steaks in the good old crock pot with 2 cans of cream of onion and onion soup mix.  Cook all day, and heck yes - 1) I don't have to cook when I get home and 2) it's good.  

It's not just food either.  I'm trying to come up with creative ideas to make little "thank you" gifts for our volunteer attorneys.  I think I have some cute ideas, and let me tell you, none of this would have come to my mind.  Putting little bags of Reese pieces together with "We thank you to pieces" or making a little packet with s'mores ingredients saying "we need s'more volunteers like you!"  Yes, incredibly cheesy, but dammit, I'm doing this.  And I wouldn't have been inspired without Pinterest.  

So yes, that is what I'm thankful for today.  Oh, Pinterest...we have a love-hate relationship, and for that, I am grateful.


  1. I have yet to really catch the Pinterest bug. I'm not wildly creative either. Nick handles that part of things.

  2. Pinterest is great for feeling creative! Love the thank you gift ideas - it is where I always go for teacher gifts!


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