Let’s face it, I’d rather D.I.E then D.I.Y.  I’ve never met a craft I liked, my kid’s birthday parties look like kid’s birthday parties – not toddlers and tiaras and if I tried to make my own jewelry I’m pretty sure someone would get stabbed.  I don’t think I own glue let alone a glue gun and I dare you to find one shred of craft paper or supply in my entire house.  I can run until the cows come home (and where I live, this is a literal statement) but if you give me glue, scissors and paper I will make less then nothing from it.

My SIL (sister-in-law) on the other hand?  She’s what I call “PINterested.”  Her whole life is a D.I.Y project and she’s freakin amazing at it. She lives in a restored 1800s farm house that looks like Shabby Chic and Martha Stewart just moved out and left all their shit there.  She can whip up a centerpiece at a moment’s notice, make an extremely thoughtful hostess gift or coordinate the most unique and incredible children’s party all within a ridiculous budget.  Bitch.  It’s a good thing we have two other things in common – wine and running.

This is the LIFE SIZE Candy Lane game she made for her daughter's birthday.  The kids actually got to be a game piece and pick up treats along the way!

This is the LIFE SIZE Candy Land game she made for her daughter’s birthday. The kids actually got to be a game piece and picked up treats along the way!  That’s the peppermint forrest in the background.

The kid-size table made to look like the game board, where they were served peanut butter sandwiches from Grandma Nut's house cut in the shape of peanuts.  WTH?

The kid-size table made to look like the game board, where they were served peanut butter sandwiches from Grandma Nut’s house, cut in the shape of peanuts…and strawberry milk with colored straws.  WTH?

 

Lollipop forrest of course.

Lollipop forrest of course.  Doesn’t everyone know how to fashion these from PVC pipe, balloons and saran wrap?

The cakes displayed along side the barn.  I mean, you cannot make this up!

The cakes displayed along side the barn with a candy station. I mean, really?  If this is what happens on Pinterest I give up already.

 

So, back to me.  A year ago I didn’t have a blog, twitter, Instagram, Google +, YouTube or “active” FB account.  How did I survive?  Today, I have all those things and it takes Hoot Suite, my phone, laptop, naps, wine a technological village for me to try and keep up, although I do enjoy it.  Between my SAHM duties, training, racing, teaching fitness classes and keeping up with the Kardashians twins, I can barely hold it together.  Do I really want to venture into the unknown world of Pinterest too?

But then, a strange thing happened.  I started getting comments on my workout videos like “Hey you should pin this.  I bet you would get a bunch of traffic,” or “There’s a whole board dedicated to running shoes, racing, fitness trends, etc. on Pinterest,” and now I’m intrigued.  Plus, it’s yet another way to connect with all my social networking friends, not to mention all the Pinterest Nightmares the Dose Girls are always finding…wait, maybe that’s a reason not to join.  See how hard this is?

So, my call to the masses is:

1.  What’s YOUR biggest PRO about being on Pinterest?

2.  Biggest CON?

3.  Is it a he pain to keep updated & “pinning?”  Be honest!

4.  If you could get rid of ONE social media outlet (twitter, FB, Pinterest, Instagram, etc.) which would it be?

And, if I decide to do it, do I need to be invited?  I had heard (but this could have been years ago!) that you need an invite to join.  If it’s like a secret handshake of the crafty and I need to make, build or decorate something then I’m OUT!

HELP!