Yes, I totally numbered this post. I feel a need to justify the amount of time I spend on that cursed website, and I'm going to do that by keeping track of the things I actually do that are inspired by Pinterest Eye Candy.
And I have to ask, are there others like myself who pin and never go back to look at their Pin boards? When I'm pinning, my goal is to get to the bottom of the Pinterest page, and I cannot be distracted by following pins because then how would I ever find my place again? I might miss something.
Pinterest has become another compulsive obsession for me, because I needed another one.
Anyway, the picture you see above is something I made from a pin I found that I could not stop thinking about, and I had to put together immediately, before it got buried in my pin boards never to be looked at again.
Actually it did get lost. Ironically, it was lost on my Organizing pin board. Like I couldn't even find the ding dang Organizing board. I must organize my Pin Boards.
These squirrells in my head must get their shots. I struggle to complete a cohesive thought.
Anyway, again, FOCUS. This is the original pin, from Simply Organized, and it solves a problem that I've been ignoring for a long time.
You see, I like to pull recipes out of foodie magazines, and my method of organizing those recipes awaiting their turn in the kitchen was an unattractive mess.
I suppose I've seen worse, but this system wasn't inspiring me to try recipes.
I tweaked the original idea slightly to accommodate my own freakish need for symmetry.
Let me explain. The original idea uses only the left and middle tabbed folders since the right tab cannot be seen in the magazine file.
It makes perfect sense, but OMG, what will I do when I have all those right tabbed folders that cannot be used because I must use them left, middle, right, left, middle, right?!!
It was giving me heart palpitations, I'm telling you. No to worry though, because I had this hanging file looking thing, just laying around, not being used.
Is is laying or lying? I used to know when I had to teach grammar, but it's all so pointless, I can't be bothered to remember the rule. Something about setting and placing I think. Pretend I used it right, okay Grammar Police? I know you're watching.
Anyway, it's not really a hanging file, it's a Medium Multi-Purpose Bin from the Container Store, and it really wasn't being used, so this project was basically free. Well, except for the cute file folders that I did have to buy. I didn't have a complete set of folders that went left, middle, right, and I couldn't deal with that. My psyche is so fragile.
By using this bin, I was able to use the left, middle, and right tabbed folders, thereby keeping my Symmetry Twitch from rearing its ugly head. And I could buy cute folders too.
And here's my Dirty Secret. Yes, I know I have lots, but this is the Secret of the Day. It's my magazines yet to be read pile. As in I haven't even begun to pull recipes out of them yet.
Gasp! I know.
It's gotten to the point where I can't even hide it anymore. I measured it because a picture is not always worth 1,000 words. It measures 18 inches, and as you can see, it was starting to slide because it's so monstrous.
I need help.