Hello, I'm Cynthia from Oh So Pinteresting Jules has been so sweet to invite me to guest post here today. I was lucky enough to get to meet Julie a few weeks ago and she is just as sweet ad vibrant as her pictures in her header.
For this guest post, I'd like to tell you a little story ......... A long time ago in a galaxy not so far a way a busy frugal mom looked to the internet for inspiration with crafting and decorating projects. There, she found beautifully decorated homes and creative projects done by other women just like her. She could spend hours looking at the incredible things they did. She even attempted a few. Then 2 years ago at Christmas, her sweet and loving husband surprised her with a Cricut. (An electric die cutting machine) She was so surprised by this gift. She would never spend that kind of money on something for crafting. He insisted she should have it beacuse he saw how happy she was when she took time for herself to be creative. He knew she had always held a special place in her heart for paper crafts. She went to the internet to find ways to put her Cricut to use and she had a blast making things for her friends and family.
Fast forward a year and she began to hear of a new site online called Pinterest. She resisted even looking at it for a while because with work and family, who has time for another meaningless social media site? Curiosity got the best of her and she took a peek. Just like when Alice fell down the rabbit hole, she fell into the world of Pinterest. And, just like Alice, she was amazed at what she saw. She found that she could save, organize and share all of those wonderful projects from the talented bloggers she had come to admire. She found new blogs to follow too. She began to pin recipes to help her out with the dinner routine and even ideas on how to clean the house (one of her least favorite things to do).
|Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli on OhSoPinteresting.com|
When she did something new around the house and her husband or family asked about it, she found herself saying "I found it on Pinterest" more and more. Soon, she wanted to shout from the rooftops how wonderful Pinterest could be and share it with the world. Well, a fear of falling off of her roof kept her from doing that so, she opted for something less scary like starting a blog.
After many long nights of battling the Wordpress beast and coming up with a name, design and color scheme she could live with, Oh So Pinteresting was born. It is a blog meant to encourage fellow Pinners not to just pin things but to try them too. I have saved money, learned new skills and made parts of my life easier from the things I've tried. It is also about teaching people how Pinterest can be used for different things like taking a virtual vacation or getting ready for back to school.
The best part about blogging is the people. She has met people from all across the world online and in person. Her passion for Pinterest and her blog has even led her to a new business. She is now the social media community manager for a local company, a contributor to a blog called PinnableBusiness.com and is developing other opprotunites. Who knows where this adventure will take her next?
|Lolli and Me, Blogging Pals at NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art|
I hope you have enjoyed my story. A big thanks to Jules for the invitation. If you have any questions about Pinterest or would like to share your experience with it, please come on over to ohsopinteretsing.com or find me on Facebook at facebook.com/ohsopinteresting. As they say, Happy Pinning!
How fun was that post??? Don't forget to stop by her little slice of the blog world and show her some love. She is so sweet and you will not be disappointed. Cynthia, thank you so much for guest posting today...I loved having you!