Why I Believe that Pinterest is the Work of the Devil!
I have to start this off by stating that I am not a big Pinterest user. I do have an account and occasionally make an attempt to go there but I am by no means a daily pinner. Actually, I’m lucky to pin something once every few months – yes, I am that infrequent.
The reason for my Pinterest apathy? Part of it is because I do not need any further excuses to procrastinate or waste time in my already overloaded life. And let’s face it, Pinterest is the perfect place to do both of those things!
Every time I venture down that rabbit hole I’m sucked in for hours – I truly don’t have that sort of time anymore to play about with ideas that I will more than likely never bring to life.
But mainly, my Pinterest apathy is due to fact that I am not an innately crafty, arty or creative type person. Unless I have a reason to go trawling for inspiration to help me in my half-arsed attempts to be creative, I honestly see no point in cruising the boards. But that’s just me.
My husband, Nathan from Just Add Geek, uses Pinterest far more than I do and has amassed quite a few boards. Just don’t follow his shipping container boards, okay? One of his dreams is to design and live in a shipping container house one day and he does not need any further encouragement in that endeavour. He already attracts new followers each day, as it is. Okay?
But I digress. I had a play on Pinterest again over the weekend as we are starting to plan Gilbert’s 9th birthday party. Can you believe that my baby boy will actually be 9 at the end of this month? It seems like yesterday that he was being cradled in our arms as a cone-headed, snowy-haired newborn…
Anyway, Gilbert is a Lego Ninjago fan and we have gone with a Ninjago theme for his upcoming party. Nathan has put together some awesome Ninjago inspired invitations (again his Adobe skills have come to the fore) and I have found some inspiration for food, decoration and activities for his party.
So check out some of the following pins that I discovered as part of my quest – they can all be found on my Ninjago Party Ideas board:
How hard can it be to separate M&Ms into primary colours? I can do that!
Ninjago inspired biscuits – I might even be able to pull these off too!
Jelly into moulds might also be possible for a culinary-challenged person like myself…
This might be asking a bit much of me but it would be awesome!
Yeah, this is NEVER going to happen – but how phenomenally awesome is this cake?
Which brings me to the point of this post – why I believe that Pinterest is the work of the devil.
Pinterest sucks you in with the promise of success. You rarely see a crappy picture on Pinterest. It all looks so easy and inspiring and possible. It makes me want to TRY to be crafty and I am possibly the world’s least creative and arty person.
I know, deep down, that I will probably never bring any of this off. I have tried, and failed, before. You might find it handy to read this before you proceed any further. I am still deeply scarred, nearly 6 months on…
But I really do want to give Gilbert the party of his dreams. And I am willing to overcome my own shortcomings to do it. Even if it does involve me trying to cook and bake and create.
God help us all…
See? Pinterest certainly has a lot to answer for – it truly is the work of the devil!
Sharing my grand plans as part of IBOT hosted by the newly minted 30-something Essentially Jess. Have an awesome Tuesday everyone!