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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    I am totally with Audra on this. I love to cook and I'm pretty into certain crafty things, but I just simply don't have the time for pinterest and quite frankly, I don't really care too much what other moms are into. I find my recipes in my tried and true cookbooks or magazines. I work 45 hrs a week and I'm took busy with the kids the other 4 hours I have with them each day (which isn't much and freaking SUCKS). Maybe I would love pinterest if I had the time, but I just simply don't.
    I started enjoying it more when I stopped following other moms and started following magazines and things I liked (like Etsy, or clean eating, or authors or fitness magazines or things like that ~ I found that it gave me a lot more on point tips and was less of a time drain or eye rolling kind of thing )

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    Yeah, I'm not interested in crafts or decor or things like that, for me it's all about BAKING! I have found such fantastic recipes, and my blog is all about trying them out to see how they work. I have a lot of fun. I don't like cookbooks because you can't read reviews to see what went wrong or right for other people, what they tried, etc. I learn a lot from people's comments and reviews, I discover amazing food blogs. We have a bake-off at work every year and I used a recipe from someone's blog that I found on Pinterest and came in 2nd! I get recipes for my husband to make for dinner too. (I use foodgawker for that as well.)

    I also have a board for books I love and for pop culture fun, and for some fun things I'd love to have in my house but will never get because they're frivolous and I don't really need them (like a Spock cookie jar), but they're fun to look at.

    I don't care what other moms are doing to make their lives perfect though.....we are a crazy household of imperfections and that's how we seem to like it.

    I get SO excited about the recipes though. All the Christmas cookies I made were from Pinterest, the quick breads, the healthy muffins I make to have for breakfast every day, etc. So fun. I bake 4-5 times a week so it's a great resource. Also when I am making someone a birthday treat they go to my Pinterest boards to pick something out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I started enjoying it more when I stopped following other moms and started following magazines and things I liked (like Etsy, or clean eating, or authors or fitness magazines or things like that ~ I found that it gave me a lot more on point tips and was less of a time drain or eye rolling kind of thing )
    I love Etsy too. I just bought a lovely necklace on there. Feels good paying a person, not a huge corporation. IDK. Again, I think if I had some time to investigate pinterest I'd maybe like it. Maybe not. A couple of my friends are totally into it but I just lack the desire to find out what they're loving. I know that's kind of cold-ish, but that's just me.

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    I have only bought a few things on Etsy but I loved the things I got (which were gifts) and I loved buying them directly from the artists who made them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by freddieflounder101 View Post
    I have only bought a few things on Etsy but I loved the things I got (which were gifts) and I loved buying them directly from the artists who made them.

    My Aunt makes gorgeous quilts and sells them on Etsy. She has recently started making American Girl doll clothes too. If anyone needs a quilt search for Fay Howell.
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    I love Etsy. I have bought a few earrings from there since within the last year I have been really into wearing earrings... My ears have been pierced since I was 9 months old and this is really the first time I'm wearing earrings on a regular basis, lol! Anyway, I have a pinterest account but I rarely get on it. I find myself becoming overwhelmed with ideas and I already have adult adhd so it really is just too much for me at one time.
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    I bought all my nieces and nephews presents from Etsy, I loved the personalized service I get from the people on there.
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    I will say that I also loved pinterest this Christmas ~ it was fun snooping friends boards and buying them things that I found pinned on their boards (again, mostly from etsy). An easy way to know what people like/want

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    Today I made healthy delicious carrot spice muffins I found on Pinterest. Yesterday I made my 2nd-place-winning Toffee Vanilla Cake for our family for New Year's Eve dinner. The day before I made baked apple cider donuts.

    Also I use Pinterest to STORE my recipes no matter where I find them, so much easier than bookmarking sites or printing them up. That's the best part. I find things in other places but once I pin them, I can always find them again.
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