Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Confession: I have a Pinterest addiction.

Hello Lovelies!  Happy Tuesday!

Thank you for all of your sweet comments about my red cut out dress!  I cannot wait to show Mama Grand :)  You guys are the best followers ever.  Bloggy hugs all around!

I'll be glad when the move is over and I can get back to sewing regularly.  Rob and I had a conversation much like this last night, but only over a bottle of Vermouth.  We don't drink Vermouth.  

I DESPERATELY want to take Gertie's online sewing course.  Seriously.  I may just give in and buy it as another birthday present.  I have no shame.

Speaking of birthdays, do you want to know what the bestselling books were the week of your birth?  Check it out here.  Witches of Eastwick was in the Top Ten for me.

Since we're moving, we haven't been grocery shopping.  Breakfast is now like an adventure so when my coworker, Lady Coppertop herself, brought in a blueberry tart for me to try, I was all over that bad boy.  She brought me a chocolate chip pecan cookie today.  I quite enjoy being a guinea pig.

Yes, it is as good as it looks.  You can grab the recipe here and then make me some more :)

Lastly, I have developed an addiction to Pinterest.  Since we're moving and I tend to hold onto magazines FOREVER, I've been going through these magazines and then virtually pinning those articles/books/recipes I found interesting on Pinterest.  Organizing everything in one place in the virtual world has made it incredibly easy for me to throw the magazines away, put them in a mother's room at work, or pass them onto my friends who would love them. 

I'm a person who wants to be organized, but have been overwhelmed many times in the past by the millions of sources of inspiration that flood the Internet.  I love sites like Craft Gossip that post ten tutorials an hour and seeing all that I could possibly achieve if I had the right supplies.  I've even emailed myself with fifty links in an email and sent it with the subject "Crafts."  I've been deleting those slowly but surely (there must be at least twenty), and it feels so good.  It's also making me look more logically at my time.  What can I achieve with the time I have?  All of these ideas are great, but there is not enough time in my life to do everything.  Some I will chase, and some are just pretty to look at.  I am working on knowing the difference.  Instead of emailing myself all the Christmas gift ideas for my family along with those tutorials, I can pin them. 

It's been very refreshing.

If you are on there and want to track me down, or would like to be sent an invite, just leave me a lovely message in the comments.  You can find me here : Meg the Grand

I hope you are having a fabulous day where you are!


  1. Ohmygosh. In my birthweek: A Light in the Attic, by Shel Silverstein, and Lake Wobegone Days, by Garrison Keillor. Awesome. Thanks for the shoutout! Whoop whoop! Aaaaaand I also love Pinterest. And I love the magazines you're giving me, which I will now hoard for at least 5 years. Thanks. Really. :-)

  2. hmmmm... mine was (fiction) "Airport" by Arthur Hailey and (nonfiction) "The Naked Ape" by Desmond Morris.


    Apparently it was also the day that Life magazine officially killed the phrase "generation gap" by using it as their cover tagline.


  3. Meg! Send me an invite for Pinterest. I want to check it out!

  4. I just discovered Pinterest the other day. Oh my goodness I have already wasted hours on there! I will have to follow you. :}

  5. Please send me an invite Meg, I need something like that to clear out all of the magazines sitting in my room. mas69ter[at]gmail[dot]com Thanks!

  6. that blueberry tart looks amazing! I might just have to make one this weekend!

    and Pinterest looks amazingly useful! I'm excited to try it out!