do you pin?

Do you Pin?
I have been trying to explain this obsession to some of my friends.
Some have caught on and curse me, I mean thank me for exposing them to my obsession called Pinterest.
thank you happy zombie and pat sloan for getting me hooked months ago.

Here is how it works and why you NEED it.
Have you ever found a cool picture on the www and then saved it to your computer only to come across it months later and not remember where you found the picture? I have.
Pinterest is a digital filling cabinet saving the image and the source in your own little folder or as they call it on pinterest, Board. I guess a better description may be a digital bulletin board  that you can share with the world. They can share back.

My sister in law is a fantastic cook, so I follow her boards for recipes.

I found this yummy recipe for apple cake with brown sugar glaze from from Stephanie's Boards.
I saved (RE-pinned) this picture into my recipe folder (Boards) and I not only have an enticing picture but also have the recipe and the source of the recipe. You can also follow this recipe site  just as
if you would "LIKE" someone on Facebook.

I have a board that is titled Decorating things.
You can create as many boards as you can dream up.
Endless possibilites.
This saves the picture along with the tutorial of how to make it from

It is time for that NEW haircut but you didn't save the latest picture of Jennifer Aniston?
 Pin it into your Haircut folder.

Did you read about some fancy wine you just have to try?
Pin it and you will remember it!
Hey I like that slogan. If anyone is reading this from Pinterest feel free to borrow it.

There are so many things to discover that have already been pinned on Pinterest, but don't let that limit you.u. A picture from any website can be pinned and saved. Install the Pin It icon to your favorites tool bar to quickly pin an item from the web without being on Pinterest at the time. You will love how convenient this is.
Your pin can be shared on facebook and twitter.

Another great feature of Pinterest is that you follow people or just follow one of their boards that your are interested in. An example is my new adorable daughter in law. Yes, she is an avid pinner! When Ii was making their wedding quilt I made the quilt reversible by looking on her pinterest and finding
designs she liked.
As soon as she saw the back of the quilt, she said, "I saved that on Pinterest!"
Yes she did! (I will show this in a future post.)

And of course I have my little folder where I am saving Modalissa  MONA LISA pictures.


And to substantiate my fetish here is an excerpt from The Boston Globe.
The current toast of the web is Pinterest, the visual pinboard for collecting and sharing content online. The “pinning” phenomena is spreading from its modest beginnings to appearing in national media outlets. There are over 2.5m monthly active Pinterest users on Facebook. A co-founder of the site has over 500,000 followers on Pinterest. Ron Conway (an investor in the site) remarked that Pinterest’s user growth rate is what Facebook’s was five years ago. Earlier in 2011, it was valued through venture financing at $40m and, most recently, just a few months later, at around $200m.

Pinterest is an entire community with so much to discover.
I hope to meet you there. Follow me at modalissa. Let me know if you are on Pinterest and
 I will check it out.

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