Why Pinterest is a Must-Have

   By PamalaLauren  Jan 30, 2012

It is rainy outside or are your kids yelling at you that they are bored? Have you made the same dinners for the last ten weeks and are looking for a change? Are you planning yet another birthday party and need some inspiration?

Well mom's look no farther! Pinterest is here to save the day!

$PullQuote$What is Pinterest?  Pinterest is the newest social networking site on the web. It's growing fast and it's a place to showcase what you like on the internet. It's like a "Pictures of cool things on the Internet" cork board.

One goes to the site and you're immediately greeted with pictures. Pinterest is primarly picture based. You see first, read later.  Let's say you are looking for a simple craft for your kids to do so they stop complaining about being bored. Open up Pinterest and go to the DIY/Crafts board and look at all the cool crafts others have done. Click on your favorite picture and it will provide you with a link to the craft. Re-pin your favorites so your friends can see what you like.

Need a new recipe idea but don't want to wade through thousands of recipes on the web? Open the food board in Pinterest and you will be greeted with hundreds of delicious looking pictures of food.

Have a wedding you are planning, maybe a birthday party, and need to figure out a theme. Pinterest is your place. Same goes for home decor.

Do you just need a laugh? The humor board is a place where you can see what's funny all over the internet.

If you haven't joined Pinterest yet, you should. It will become a life saver for you in no time!

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Karibini17 by Karibini17 | Norman, OK
Jun 13, 2012

I absolutely love pinterest. I love finding projects on DIY that are sooo useful for around the house. Creating some household products are also very helpful. I use pinterest for inspiration on cooking, teaching, organizing, crafts, gifts, and much more. Keeps me busy and really helps use things around the house:)

theshoelesswanderer by theshoelesswanderer | CHRISTIANSBRG, VA
Mar 20, 2012

HUGE fan of Pinterest...so easy to get addicted!

alihannam by alihannam | washington, IL
Feb 13, 2012

hhhmmmm....little nervous about how much I will like it...already seem to be spending to much time online lately.

Mrskjl by Mrskjl | Fort Valley, GA
Feb 13, 2012

I love Pinterest! there are so many wonderful ideas on there! I'm still not sure what I want to do with my boards yet but I really enjoy looking at everyone else's!

Mattabellax3 by Mattabellax3 | OIL CITY, PA
Feb 12, 2012

I'm addicted to pinterest. Its a great way to learn about so many new things, and share new things as well. I love the inspiring quotes, the DIY projects, the humor, etc. that list can go on. I use pinterest to browse every night as way to relax when I get home from work. It's kind of therapeutic. I highly reccomend it!

Meltopia529 by Meltopia529 | FORT WAYNE, IN
Feb 08, 2012

I am in love with Pinterest! They have so many neat ideas and its really ease to add your own pins too!

justrelaxing by justrelaxing | BAXTER, MN
Feb 02, 2012

i love pintrest, i hae found recipes, diy projects and so much more on there and pinned them to my boards. I think its so fun and creates your won favorites in one place!!

jygriebel by jygriebel | Marble, PA
Feb 01, 2012

I tried to join Pinterest and sent me an email that I'm on the waiting list.

blueyes211 by blueyes211 | OCEAN, NJ
Feb 01, 2012

I love Pinterest as well. In fact I have to stop myself sometimes from logging on because it is so hard to log off. I am always looking for new ideas as far as organizing and decorating. I will look at a pin and then link to a personal blog if that person has one. It can be very addicting!!

medbilso by medbilso | VALDOSTA, GA
Jan 30, 2012

Wow, it is the window to the world. Things I would never even think of doing. So creative, lots of fun and yes hours of entertainment. Also a great social media tool. Make sure you set up your profile and get to pinning.

kwitter by kwitter | LEWISVILLE, TX
Jan 30, 2012

I am officially addicted and it is for all females not just mom's.........

musicmomma by musicmomma | LONG VALLEY, NJ
Jan 30, 2012

I am LOVING Pinterest!!! I'm a big fan of Etsy and it is a bit similar to their Treasury Lists.

jewls_her by jewls_her | Schofield, WI
Jan 30, 2012

I'm still learning how to use it. lol

jygriebel by jygriebel | Marble, PA
Jan 30, 2012

I saw on facebook where you have to have an invitation to join Pinterest?

DreamN by DreamN | FULKS RUN, VA
Jan 30, 2012

I am a huge fan of Pinterest. There are so many great recipes, and DIY things to try. It's also fun to see what things your friends like and are interested in!