I have recently become more than slightly obsessed with Pinterest!
Basically Pinterest collects the creative ideas people come across while roaming the web and have “pinned” onto virtual cork boards. You then organize as them as you want to share them. It’s recipes, crafts, photos, quotes, you think of it – most likely someone pinned it.
I’m addicted – not only for the excitement for my creative future, but for the nostalgia of the past.
On almost every page that visit – I say.. Hey, my mom did that!!
Before there was Pinterest, there was Toni Stein. A great mom. Creativity to the core. Girl Scout leader, PTO room mom, head of the party committee, head of the holiday craft committees, decorating and making memories.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom taught me, homemade is best – always. Food, clothing, costumes. Homemade is best.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom was doing “fishtails” and intricate braids in my hair.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom was making heart-shaped cupcakes, and carving that watermelon into shapes you wouldn’t believe until you saw it.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom was making flowers out of tissue paper, shrunken apple heads, and tin can meals, and crafts from my hand-prints.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom was making “swimming pools” out of blue jello, and rafts out of gummy life savers – all for the Teddy Grahams that were also “swimming” at my pool party.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom was making soaps and candles, and homemade play-dough, and color changing flowers, and she allowed me to make tents, out of her sheets, that ripped her wall paper. Hours were spent making homes and mazes out of cardboard boxes.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom made complete ecosystems, in glass bottles. And bird feeders out of pine cones.
Before there was Pinterest, my mom rocked. She didn’t rely on websites, or big budgets for projects. She made the most of what we had, and made it an amazing childhood.
Thanks mom. I love you. Way more than Pinterest.