Pinterest took over my life. Seriously. Anyone else think it was created just for them? I mean, this is the best invention since the internet! The worst part about it? It has NO end. I just keep clicking, and clicking, and going to new sites, and clicking, and clicking. I have 14 open websites in my toolbar right now that I need to finish going through and pinning all the things!!! I love that I have found something for all my interests - cooking with kids, playing with kids, gardening with kids, DISNEY!!, Virginia Tech, baking, decorating, gift giving, holidays, parties.
I had a realization that all this pinning was useless unless I DO IT! The planner in me decided I need to manage this to turn all these ideas into reality. SOOO... Break out my favorite family organzier cozi family calendar . This is a free service, that I have no affiliation with. I just love it. We created a family password, everyone can access, add their appointments, etc. We get a weekly email with the calendar for the week. There is a mobile app so I have all the information whenever I need it. You can add locations to your events, notes, set up recurring appointments (cheer every Tuesday from 5:30-8:30, etc.). You have to check this out. There are also places to journal, create to-do lists, grocery lists, etc. etc. etc. Oops, train of thought derailed again. Back to the pins.
So I put in at least 1 pin a day on my calendar. For example, I have many St. Patrick's Day ideas pinned. I scheduled one for each day over the last week and a half. I put the lunches, snacks, and dinners I want to do on the calendar as well. Next week, I'll go through and start on the Easter activities.
I am soooo grateful for pinterest. I have made so many memories with my daughters thanks to ideas I've found. Little bit's 5 year birthday in January was her best, and simply because I incorporated ideas found on pinterest that took little or no time, but made a huge impact for her.
See you there.