Pinterest is a new website designed to allow you to save and categorize images you find while browsing the internet. It is basically a way to bookmark your favorite images from around the web all in one place. You have your own public page with your own personalized "boards" where you "pin" images you want to save as you browse the internet. Upon signing up, you can download the Pinterest icon that sits in your internet browser's toolbar so that no matter what page you're visiting on the internet you can easily click on that button to pin an image! My boards consist of everything from "Home ideas" to "Party Decor". Pinterest allows you to repin other members' pins as well as follow your friends' boards and repin their images. My favorite part of Pinterest though is the ability to create group boards such as "So and so's wedding shower" and invite friends to pin their ideas to the board. It's a modern day inspiration board on the internet. AMAZING.
Pinterest also has an app! I can sit for hours on my phone and pin and repin images I find on my phone. It certainly isn't as easy as being on a computer but it works and provides endless amounts of entertainment to my waiting room visits.
The only downside to Pinterest is that at this point all boards are public and anyone can follow you. So if you are working on a board for a private event or have some ideas you want to keep secret, you are not able at this point. With that said, I believe this will change as Pinterest becomes more popular.
Pinterest is accessible via invitation only so if you're interested, I would love to send you an invite! Just follow my blog, follow me on Facebook and Twitter and then leave a comment on this post with your email address and I will send you an invite. (I don't advise sending a request to Pinterest for an invite. I sent them a request a few months ago and never received an invite. I ended up requesting an invite from a friend instead!)
As soon as you're a member, I'd love for you to follow me here!
Here area a few of my recent (random) pins on Pinterest....
And my personal favorite pin so far...
If you have any questions about Pinterest, feel free to leave a comment below! For those of you that have Pinterest, what do you love most about it? What are your favorite pins?