First of all, this has nothing to do with anything, but have you heard of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? I love it. Seriously. Check it out.
The point of this post, though, is Pinterest. And how amazing it is. Know before you go: give yourself a time limit. Or you will lose days. No, not hours, days. People will wonder where you went. You fell down the Pinterest hole.
I’ve been using Pinterest as my recipe box for the last few months and it’s working great. I pin all of the recipes that interest me from one of the many magazines I receive, then I go through that list and make my list of what I want to cook for the current week. You can see that board here. I’m a very visual person when deciding what too cook (or eat) so this has worked really well for me. This week, I even pinned what I want to make for lunches!
There’s a lot of hype right now, at least in my circles, about cutting back on television or getting rid of the family TV all together. Part of it is because, lets face it, watching TV on the computer is so much more convenient. But it’s also because we’re hitting that age where we realize how much time and life TV sucks out of us.
But sometimes, sometimes, TV can be a good thing. Especially for creative people. Sometimes, you can find something that inspires you. That makes you want to create. That gets your juices flowing, while also giving you the mental rest that we all need from time to time.
For me, that show is Project Runway. Yes, in general, reality TV is particularly soul sucking. Its completely unrealistic and overly dramatic. But, just like watching the occasional Rachel Ray encourages me deal with what I’ve got in the kitchen and at least make an effort to get a good meal on the table no matter how much time I (don’t) have, Project Runway inspires me to Make it work!
Do you have a particular show that inspires you? What do you watch and why? Let me know in the comments.
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