Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pinterest Paranoia

I'm not one to get intimidated easily.

But you get a domestic goddess in front of me, and I start to sweat.

Enter Pinterest.

And my inferiority.

Which is my fault, because as Eleanor Roosevelt said, "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

But there it was... pictures and pictures of domestic genius. 

Handmade soaps.  Dainty pillows - monogrammed by hand, no doubt.  Perfectly hung pictures.  Symmetrical furniture decor. 

All I wanted were some ideas for H's upcoming birthday party.  

And instead I started feeling like I wasn't up to par as a mom, wife, homemaker in general.

I got what I wanted, and I hope to pull it off - albeit not as grand of scale - with H's first birthday party next weekend. 

However... the real thorn in my side (as I was telling Mrs. Shepherd earlier this evening)... where are y'all finding the time in the day to rule your domestic goddess self? 

I don't know about you, but I only get 24 hours a day. 

Is there some secret wrinkle in time/wormhole/no sleep pill that you're taking to make these fabulous Pinterest masterpieces? 

Because if so, you're in the Penalty Box for not sharing. 

That's all.

PS - Ahhh... an understanding soul also wrote about the Pinterest Paranoia Complex this week.  Check her out - she's much more eloquent that me.


  1. Amen to this post! I'm not even a mom and I don't find the time either!

  2. as i was reading through this post, i thought to myself, "i've got to find that article about pinterest..." and you have already read it. remember too, that you are looking at hundreds of ideas- but perhaps only one good one from each person. i mean, the flower soap constructor probably didn't also french braid a wreath around her daughter's head, make ice cream cone grilled cheeses, have spring throw pillows AND organized magnetic spices. everybody doesn't do ALL the good ideas themselves, you know? you're a great mama. h knows that and that's all that matters. :)

  3. I have two websites that I have a feeling you will love, and I come over to your blog from Mrs. Searson's. I was in the beginning stages of pregnancy when you were in the end stages, and I enjoyed reading your weekly preg updates so I would know what was in store for me!