You know that feeling you get when you clean out your closet? As much as you hate doing it, it’s precisely the fresh start you need to see everything differently and feel like your life is in order. Well, I just did that with our Pinterest page. It’s no secret that I’ve struggled with Pinterest as a platform and have never really found my footing with it, in terms of remembering to (or wanting to) log in several times a day to Pin things. As a blogger, I sort of “pin” things all the time, whether it’s on our blog, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’ve tried all sorts of ideas and projects to jumpstart our Pinterest excitement but nothing really caught. Until now.
Julia and I have started looking at homes and the first thing I did was start a “Grace’s Dream Home” board to track all of the personal things I’d like to try/use/consider should we ever be lucky enough to find that space. I’d been pinning small things here and there (pink linen tablecloths, gardening hats, you know, the necessities) and it made me start reexamining our overall page. And what I found was a mess.
This whole year has been about focusing on quality over quantity and I saw no reason that our Pinterest page should be any different. So I spent a full weekend paring down our boards from 148 to 40. I only kept the boards that I knew I would keep updating on a regular basis and that really spoke to the heart of what we love and do here at Design*Sponge. So you’ll find hundreds of our favorite homes (broken down by rooms, too), DIYs, Recipes and City Guides, but you’ll also find Flowers & Gardening and Makeovers. I’ve also added and updated some fun boards that touch on some other topics that are near and dear to our hearts. Here are some of my favorites:
- Clothes & Shoes
- Inspiring Quotations
- Our Favorite Artwork
- Adorable Pets and Pet Products
- Party Ideas
- Jewelry & Accessories
- Behind the Scenes details from Design*Sponge at Home
I hope these new boards and a cleaner, simplified and easier to navigate board homepage will help anyone who’s looking for more inspiration, updated throughout the day. Happy pinning! xo, grace