The consensus of my friends who are using Pinterest is that it has given them cause to pause. For the first time in a long while they are stopping to enjoy what brings them pleasure, even giving themselves permission to dream.
The same can be said for me. I am exploring my passions like a detective with an oversized magnifying glass. I find that I am more likely to try something new because pin-boards are easy to maneuver and the photos usually link to the resources needed to recreate an idea or obtain a product. The bonus is that my desk is not piled with clippings.
It was through Pinterest that I became acquainted with Martha Stewart's faux grass technique. I layered long strips of light and dark green crepe paper streamers. I then stapled the bottom edges and used Martha's multi-blade scissors to fringe the top edges. The grass was then taped to the inside of a white oblong serving platter. Yellow Easter grass pillowed the center.
The finished result created a sunny staging area for Easter Sunday surprises! The greeting cards my folks sent from California were right at home.
For Easter dinner, I made roasted cabbage wedges with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. I also broiled thick pork chops with a garlic and mustard marinade. Both of these recipes were also pin-spired.