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Inspiration is a funny thing. I seem to find it everywhere these days. I am feeling so inspired right now & much of that has to do with a new incredibly fun site called Pinterest. I started seeing it pop up on facebook when my photog friends started using it, then my SIL sent me an invite & now I am hopelessly hooked. It is the MOST inspiring place I have ever spent time perusing…I want to make and wear and eat so many of the things on there. I am in such awe at the amazing photography that is floating all over this eye candy filled site. I am simply inspired.

WHAT IS PINTEREST?

It’s a site that is like a virtual storyboard. (Or corkboard if you are not a creative & don’t know what that means.)

HOW DO YOU USE IT?

You have to get an invite (leave me a comment & I’ll send you one!) and then you can join. You get to create “boards” of any theme or category. Then you start “pinning” to them. There is a little button you install in your browser first. Then, anytime you see something you like online, you click the button and “pin” whatever image you are looking at in your browser, to the board of your choice.

You can have as many boards as you want. You can name them what you want. You can follow (just like facebook “like”) anyone you wish. & then you can watch your “feed” overflow with beauty.

WHY WOULD YOU USE IT?

I love the inspiration, but it is also very practical. I am visually inspired & run across beautiful things on the internet quite often. I love to keep track of them. This gives me a way to organize the images. Each pin is linked back to the original source, so you always have direct access to where it came from…no more time hunting the internet for “that thing you saw that you loved.” I have found a lot of fun tutorials that I add to evernote for future crafting.

It is also a great way to get exposed to etsy sellers & retailers that have items you might like to purchase or gift.

It is so much FUN. You can find me here. along with my obsession with giant cowl necks. I think it might be a fun weekend activity you could get lost in…

here is a look at my boards, as of today. this should give you a nice visual.

& here is a peek at what is inside my “pretty” folder. oozing with beauty. each image can be clicked on (not here though) & takes you to the original site that the image came from.

I was so inspired by a hair tutorial (that I forgot I knew how to do) pinned on my “make” board, as well as the two images above of scarlett & catherine…that I decided on a whim to curl my hair for our family photo session today. my hair is naturally curly & takes to the flat iron quite nicely. (did you know you can create spiral curls with a flat iron? you can!) I owe that fab color to nowlin. all inspired & achieved thanks to pinterest. oh the joy! :)

[this image did not fit my usual style & was processed using TRA SX-70. It just screamed “soft” to me :)]

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  • Kristine - I’d love an invite to Pintrest!ReplyCancel

  • Esme - WOW…I never knew this existed. I have tons of “Favorites” folders filled with ideas, and things I love. But this would be a much nicer way of keeping track of evrything. Please, pretty please send me an invite!
    On another note…I absolutely LOVE your BLOG. You are such an amazing photographer and such an amazing mother. I love your style and EVERYTHING about you inspires me!
    Thank and keep those posts coming!ReplyCancel

  • annie - What a fun site! Your creativity amazes me constantly. And I love your hair like that. Maybe I need to try that too. Can’t wait to see the photos from your family shoot!ReplyCancel

  • emily - Can I get a pintrest invite!? Pretty please!? :) Loving your posts as always!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - everyone up to this point has been sent an invite–if you didn’t get one, let me know!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Sara - Go ahead and send me an invite… it looks really interesting. I’m not nearly as creative, but it is a neat way to keep track of the things I find and like.ReplyCancel

  • nowlin roberts - Please invite me…..Love it!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - sent & sent!!! :) you all better find me so I can follow you back!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - Dang! I had an invite to that a while back, signed up and then forgot about it. Now it is saying I don’t have an account. Care to pass an invite my way? It would be much appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • jessica - I would love an invite! This will be so great for planning my wedding!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - also… you’re kind of making me want to cut my hair shorter again. i started growing it back out, but yours looks so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Monique - Would love an invite to pintrest please! What a fabulous idea! (Found your blog via your link on Under the Sycamore).ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - Can I have an invite please! So excited about this!!! Just wanted to say how much I appreciated your photography blog post the other day… I have a DSLR and am trying so hard to figure it out, your post gave me the little bit extra I needed to get inspired :)ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - okie dokie–there should be invites out to everyone up to this point! be sure to find me! & @ashley–do it!!! short hair rocks.ReplyCancel

  • Tammy - Love this!! Please send me an invite too! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Lilli - This is so cool. I’d love an invite.ReplyCancel

  • colleen - I would love an invite! Such a great concept!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - i just knew those of you who read my blog would love this! all caught up on invites up to this point! :)ReplyCancel

  • jenberry - me too. me too.
    i’d love an invite.ReplyCancel

  • Erin Nicole - Oh my goodness, I’ve spent the last like 2 hours looking at that site! Addicting!!! I’d love an invite if you have time :o)ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - added you both, erin & jen!ReplyCancel

  • Ash Leppek - this is great! at first I was thinking I might not use it but I’m trying to get everything ready for Roweyn’s first birthday and keep losing all the stuff ive been finding and now realize this would be perfect!!

    would love if you could send me an invite! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristyn - Oh me too, please! Future BIG party in the works. This would be amazingly helpful =)ReplyCancel

  • Beth - Please send me an invite! I am loving this. Such a fun way to track all my “wants” and “needs”!ReplyCancel

  • Terri Long - I would love an invite!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - i love seeing all these new names! hellllloooo my lovely blog readers! i am all caught up with invites to this point! :):):)ReplyCancel

  • Emily - Ohhhh…how cool! I would love an invite!! BTW, I originally found your website because I’m a Fuzzibunz user (my first is almost 12 weeks old), but then I became a follower because I’m a creative type with a fancy camera and very little technical knowledge about how to use it (I’m learning, though). Your posts are so inspiring!! Thanks for sharing your work!ReplyCancel

  • Erin Gibbs - invite….PLEASE!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Willis - Yes please! I’d love an invite. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - all caught up gals! Plenty more invites with your name on them! :)ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - I’d love an invite, thanks, Shawna! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - I would love a Pinterest invite! Thanks much!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Quandt - Love a Pinterest invite!!ReplyCancel

  • Jen D. - I would love an invite to Pintrest. It seems like something I could really use. I am often just saving photos to my computer for inspiration. Thanks! ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - okie dokie! got everyone up to this point invited!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I’d like an invite, thanks! :)ReplyCancel

  • Anna - i would love an invite, TY!ReplyCancel

  • Kenley - Hi Shawna. I’m new to the blog world… my new found love of photography lead me here. Among all the blogs I’m now stalking, yours has quickly become one of my top favorites. Pinterest looks like it could quickly become one of my new favorite addictions. Could you send me an invite? Thanks so much for sharing all of your awesome finds!ReplyCancel

  • christina Labonte - I love this!!! and I love your site you have such amzing things to share..its nice to see someone who enjiys the creative things like me, could you send me the inkfor pinterest!!! thank you so much :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Hubbard - Would you mind sharing an invite to Pintrest for me? This is so perfect! Right now I print out picture & categorize them in binders or in a photo gallery on my computer.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - O’ my! I love this!! Great new way to distract me from work!! :) Can I get an invite from you please? Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Love it! Great new way to distract me from work! Can I get an invite from you please? Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - caught up with invites up to this point! be sure to come find me!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Grace - What a great idea! I can’t wait to try it out. Could you please email me an invite :)ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - @grace, you are good to go!ReplyCancel

  • Tess S. - i just found yoir site. love it! id love to be added to pinterst too!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Eyster - Hi Shawna,
    I absolutely love your website and am a faithful follower! Keep up the great blog entry’s. Happy Holidays to you and your beautiful little family:)
    JamieReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - tess & jamie–you should be all set!ReplyCancel

  • Katy - Found your blog last night and LOVE it! You’re blog is bookmarked!! Could you send me an invite for pinterest? I think I looked through your likes for almost two hours this a.m.!!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - Katy–you are good! have fun! & thank you! ReplyCancel

  • Katy - Shawna, will I get an email from you? If so, I haven’t received it. Could you send again?ReplyCancel

  • Renee - Hi Shawna! This is so great, could you please send me an invite? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • -shawna- - katy & renee–you should have received an invite!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - I love your site and would love an invite to Pintrest! Such a great concept :)ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - Ohh, I would LOVE an invite! :) Hope you’ve had a Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Leah G - Hi Shawna, I just ‘discovered’ your blog a few days before Christmas, and have managed to read back to before your cutie-pie daughter was born. (I’m sure I’ll squeeze in some more, too.)

    So, while waiting for new posts ;-) I would really like a invite for Pinterest. Thanks! Have a very Happy New Year.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea McCown - Hmmm… thought I asked for one, but I didn’t!! Can I still get one?? :)ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea McCown - Hmmm…thought I asked for one, but I didn’t!! Can I still get one?? :) Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I would love an invite too if I still can, such an awesome idea!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ursula G - Love your website! I’m starting to get into photography and my friend sent me your post on tips for beginner which I loved! I also would love an invite to pintrest!
    Thanks!!ReplyCancel

  • Ursula G - oops pinterest, I was typing while holding my baby!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Hi Shawna! I found your blog via FuzziBunz and started to follow you on FB. You are a great source of inspiration and your daughter is a cutie pie. I love my boys but, man ,your pics make me wanna have a girly girl;) I would love an invite to pinterest! I am also a visual person and the tags in evernote were not working for me. I like how you can stack up the pics in pinterest. Thanks.ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - I actually found your blog through pintrest. Love love love
    it (pintrest and your blog :) )ReplyCancel

  • Dawn - I actually found your blog through pintrest. Love love love it (pintrest and your blog :) )ReplyCancel

  • Brooke - Oooohhh, pick me! Pinterest looks fab! Thanks for blogging, Shawna–I love, Love, LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - A mom in my mom group introduced everyone in our group recently to your blog. We all love your blog and also all have a Zoli feeder now. LOL! You are so inspiring:) I’m an interior designer and I’d love an invite to Pinterest! It looks really useful.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - I’d like an invite if you are still offering. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sidney - Hey! I know this is late but I just found your blog and love it! If you still can, I would love and invite to Pintrest! it sounds awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Breen - Hey!

    I know it’s way past this post, but is there any way to still get a pinterest invite?! I meant to when I first read this post and put it off.. but now I would LOVE to use it! :)

    Love following your blog!

    BreenReplyCancel

  • Holly - Is it too late to get an invite to Pintrest? I need a way to keep track of all my ideas and this looks fun. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Rachael - Amazing,why didnt I see this post last year?? Oh yeah, I had a BABY!!!

    I so need an invite now to stay organized :)ReplyCancel

  • Zantia - I would LOVE an invite! This site looks awesome :) I’m always looking for better ways to stay organized.ReplyCancel

  • Tara - This is such a great idea!! I would love an invite :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashlee - Can you send me an invite? Please!ReplyCancel

  • jenn - a little late to this party, but could i get an invite to pinterest?! thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - I’d LoVe an invite to Pintrest! I have so many things in my “favorites” but I would love the ability to see them all and have them organized better.

    I am so inspired by you and your creativity! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - Now that things are slowing down and we are almost done with our move… i would love an invite too.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanie - LOVE your blog!! It is something that I read constantly. My husband graduated from the Air Force Academy. Though we don’t have children, your blog as already had me thinking about cloth diapering and making my own baby food…when the time comes. So, thank you for your wisdom!!

    Anyways, I was looking at Pinterest and was wondering if I could get an invite.
    Thank you!!!ReplyCancel

  • Yashika Dooley - Can I get an invite? Unfortunately I am just now reading this post. Hope it is not too late : ) I absolutely LOVE your blog. The fuzzibunz are working out wonderfully. Never thought I would do cloth diapering!ReplyCancel

  • Veronica - I’d love an invite as well! Thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

  • Trish - I would love to start pinterest, heard its super fun!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - This Pinterest sounds like an awesome idea, could I get an invite if it’s not too late?!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen - Recently stumbled onto your blog while (only a little obsessively) researching cloth diapering, and have had such fun reading your posts. Would love an invite to pinterest if you have the bandwidth. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Katelyn Thompson - I would love an invite to Pintrest :) Love your blog :)ReplyCancel

  • cindy - I’d love to get an invite from you !!ReplyCancel

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