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20 Reasons Why You Need To Join Pinterest Now. Yes, NOW.

By Beth Anne Ballance |

oh, Pinterest! Where were you 6 years ago?

When I was a teenager, I kept a bulletin board up in my room with beauty inspiration and pictures of my favorite cheerleading stunts.  Movie stars and move quotes all tied together to create a pretty amazing mosaic.

In college, I kept scrapbooks as a way to detox in the evenings once I put studies and sorority president duties to rest.

I’ve always kept journals with favorite pictures, quotes, even inspiration for Christmas table settings and oh yes, every bride kept a binder stuffed full of ideas.

Everything was scattered in different notebooks, different “favorites” files on various computers and I always dreamed of one huge notebook that would hold it all together.  But holy cow, wouldn’t that be a HUGE notebook?  How could I organize it perfectly without overlapping?  Where would I store it?

Then came Pinterest, a virtual pinboard for ideas and inspiration and tutorials and my only complaint about Pinterest is that it didn’t launch until six years after I planned my wedding.

Pronounced “Pin-trest” (like “interest” with a P in front of it!), your mom and Babble and college BFF are probably on it!  Sharing ideas and DIY inspiration and yes, I fully plan on helping plan my brother’s upcoming wedding with the help of Pinterest.  Need to sign up for a Pinterest account?  Leave me a comment here with your email address and I will be happy to send you an invitation! Be warned – it’s highly addictive!

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Why You Need to Be on Pinterest

Party Like It's 1999

There's no better place to plan a party - create a board specific for the party, put recipes and decor all in one place!
Photo Credit: Pinterest

Follow Babble on Pinterest here.

Follow me on Pinterest here.

As always, Link With Love.  (For discussion regarding the legality and copyrights surrounding Pinterest, my girl Alex has broken it down beautifully both here and her rebuttal here.)

Beth Anne writes words & takes pictures on The Heir to Blair.
You can also find her on the Twitters & Facebook.

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Beth Anne Ballance is a born and bred Southern Belle, blogging at okay, ba and using words and pictures to celebrate the challenges of motherhood and the joy of life. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter. Read bio and latest posts → Read Beth Anne's latest posts →

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7 thoughts on “20 Reasons Why You Need To Join Pinterest Now. Yes, NOW.

  1. Steve says:

    Been really interested in trying out Pinterest. Please send me an invite if you can. Thanks!
    sweethome21 [at]

  2. marylweimer says:

    I LOVE Pinterest Bethanne! I use it for everything from social media tips to planning birthday parties. My husband totally doesn’t get it! I tell him it’s just like shopping without needing money : )

  3. Lisa says:

    I too had an “idea board” all through high school and my college dorm wall was a continuation of that – sure wish I had those old posters/ads/magazine pictures and articles today – might be worth some bucks, ha ha.
    Would love an invite to Pinterest (thanks for breaking down how you are supposed to say it – have been saying Pin-Interest and thinking that’s not right….)
    Wouldn’t it be cool to start a board for your kiddo and update it as they grow?

  4. Cristina says:

    Curious about it. Cant wait to try it. Ur post was like rereading a page of my diary as a teenager. Lol pl send invite.

  5. Madonna says:

    I heart Pinterest. And I also very much wish Pinterest was around when I was wedding planning. Although there would have been way more decisions to make, I suppose…

  6. Dany says:

    that sounds great, I would love an invite….

  7. Linda Gonzalez says:

    In need of a invitation please..

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