Learn how to use Pinterest to make memories! Countless hours are spent on social media each week. Why not put all of your hours spent on Pinterest to use by learning how to craft seasonal bucket lists? Test out those crafts and recipes and find inspiration to make some great new memories with your family and friends.
MAKING MEMORIES WITH PINTEREST
Making memories and social media don’t usually belong together, do they?
Normally social media is used to publicize our thoughts and to broadcast the special moments. I will go as far as to say that social media detracts from those moments and that it does very little to contribute to memory building, except, perhaps, on the event organization front.
Pinterest is different.
We’ll get to that in a bit though. Stay with me, okay?
THE VIDEO: MAKING MEMORIES WITH YOUR PINTEREST PINS
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HAVE YOU EVER MADE A BUCKET LIST?
Surely you have a bucket list somewhere, right?
If you don’t know what that is, it’s a list of goals that you want to achieve before you kick the bucket. You can also call it a to do list or a hit list, but you get the gist of what I mean, right?
Do you have yours written down somewhere? Is it physical or digital? Is it visible? How often do you review it? Have you crossed anything off lately?
I’m really curious about this, so please don’t be shy and let me know in the comments below!
HAVE YOU EVER MADE A SEASONAL BUCKET LIST?
I feel like most of us make mental lists for the seasons.
In the summer, we want to go to the cottage or go camping, and in the fall we want to go apple picking and walk through a haunted house.
Making seasonal, or even bi-monthly bucket lists are a terrific way to ensure that you have no shortage of adventures.
They also help keep you on track with your main bucket list. I like making mine on a seasonal or bi-monthly basis, and to flesh it out, I turn to Pinterest.
DO YOU USE PINTEREST?
If you don’t use Pinterest already, I’m not advising that you sign up today. It’s probably better if you stay off as it can be a huge time suck!
If you don’t know what Pinterest is, it’s a visual search engine that lets you save images (called pins) to your boards, which is a system of organization.
I have boards with pins full of dinner ideas, side dish ideas, desserts, frugal living tips, and even ideas for brown paper packages. It’s getting out of hand!
I don’t just pin for the sake of it either. Everything I pin is intentional. It’s something that inspires me: a recipe I want to try out, a skill I want to learn or develop, a DIY project for a rainy afternoon.
I’m probably not alone in this, am I? Why would anyone bookmark (or pin) anything that doesn’t intrigue them?
HOW TO USE PINTEREST FOR MAKING MEMORIES
Okay, so tell me whether or not you’ve done this before: have you ever gone through all of your pins and made a list of things to try out?
If you have, then congratulations! Give yourself a pat on the back, because you’re leveraging Pinterest in a way that’s making memories for you.
If you haven’t, well, that’s what I’m going to encourage you to do.
Set aside thirty minutes or an hour and have a pen and a legal pad at the ready. It’s not complicated, but I’ll walk you through my process.
RUNNING A SEARCH ON PINTEREST
If you have thousands of pins, going through all of them might not be feasible, but you can run a search to zoom in on what you’d like to add to your bi-monthly or seasonal bucket list.
Maybe you want to see what you have saved under “crafts” or “chocolate”; or maybe you want to search under “activities” or “Valentines Day”.
In the video I made for this post, I focus in on the holidays, since it’s presently nearing the end of November as I write this.
It’s important to run a search on the pins you already have saved.
It takes time, saving all of your pins, so by revisiting these saves, you’re making the most out of the one resource they’re not making more of.
If you’re feeling brave, you can go through all of your pins rather than running a search.
JOT DOWN EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO DO
As you go through your pins, jot down everything you want to try out in the next couple of months. If they’re recipes, be specific so you can find them later, or create a new board called “for the hit list”, but I don’t recommend relying on that alone.
It’s important to have something tangible to refer to. You might look at a pin and have other ideas pop in your head, so write those down, too! You might not get around to everything on the list, and that’s okay.
MAKE IT PRETTY
Now that you have your raw list, make it pretty! If this isn’t your forte, you can skip this step and hang your legal sheet on the fridge, or some place where you will see it everyday.
If you’re artistic or like bullet journaling, you will probably succeed in making a super cute list. I don’t belong in that group, which is a sad reality I came to grips with in grade three when my finished artwork looked nothing like what I had envisioned in my head. I make up for my lack of talent in this department by using fun paper or colourful fine tip sharpies.
A NOTE ON TRYING NEW RECIPES
The chances are, you’ll probably have a few recipes on your list, at least, I do when I’m making my hit lists! It makes menu planning a bit easier and it keeps things interesting.
If you do try out a new recipe, I encourage you to take the time to take a photo and rate the recipe on Pinterest and/or on the website. It will help other users decide if they want to try out the recipe, and it will also help out the blogger.
GO MAKE MEMORIES!
You made your list, it’s pretty and it’s visible, so what are you waiting for?
Go on an adventure.
Get the materials you need to make one of those items happen.
Get your family and friends involved and start making memories!
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PIN IT FOR LATER
Love and gratitude,
And think how special these handwritten notes will be. I have been writing in cookbooks (when I use them) what the weather is, where I was living and anytime crucial going on. 30 years later, I remember that day all over again. Happy New Year❣️
I used to write in cookbooks, jotting down anything I did differently or how we liked the recipe, but I haven’t done that in ages! I should start that up again, it adds so much character to them. I love how detailed your notes are with the weather and where you were living, it’s almost like a journal entry! You inspire me 🙂