Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Pinterest Process

I don't know about you, but I am often overwhelmed by the gloriousness that is Pinterest.  Why are people so much smarter than I am?  I mean honestly, people are geniuses.  They come up with the coolest ideas, crafts and recipes.  I am not one of those people.  However, I do attempt Pinterest crafts and/or recipes every once in awhile, and I have decided that I go through what I like to call the Pinterest Process.

It goes a little something like this:

1.  {Upon discovering a new pin} I have to make that immediately!  I have no idea how I have been living without that for the past (insert age) years.  My life will be forever changed as a result of making this pin.

2.  I know that I need to go to the grocery store because we haven't had milk in three days, but I MUST go to Hobby Lobby to buy all the supplies for this craft.  Priorities, people!

3.  I am still super excited about this craft; however, after wandering aimlessly around Hobby Lobby for several hours, I need to rest.  I will definitely start on it tomorrow.  In the meantime, I will lay all of the supplies out on the kitchen table for easy access.

4.  {3 months later}  Okay, for real now.  I am starting on my Pinterest craft today!  I just need to get on Pinterest again to find the pin...

5.  {83 new pins and 3 days later}  Today is the day!  This is going to be great.  So it looks like I need to put a little glue here, paint a little there, and VOILA!

6.  There is no way that person actually made that craft.

Of course there are always variations of the Pinterest Process.  If you are actually successful in making the craft (or recipe), I'm assuming some type of picture of the project will end up on Facebook, Twitter, a blog, or Instagram.  Am I right? 

Or perhaps you never even finish making the craft.  Last year around this time, I spent countless hours tracing and cutting out leaves from a book to make a gorgeous fall wreath.  By the time I was done, I was so burnout on the project that the leaves are still sitting in a box in my basement.  Apparently I need to work on following through on these things.

The worst, though, are recipe fails.  We've had to order quite a few pizzas over the past few years after I've attempted a new recipe.  Either I have a strong inability to follow directions, or people seriously exaggerate how the recipe for pork chops is "THE BEST EVERRRR!"

Anyway, my point is, very rarely do I achieve the beauty seen in the original pin.  I hope I'm not the only one out there.  I know my fabulous sister-in-law has felt my pain at one point.  Here is a picture she took of a recipe fail (that still tasted DELICIOUS):

 Gotta love it.
Happy pinning!

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