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Do YOU Pinterest?

Two years ago (gosh was it THAT LONG AGO???) I hosted a Pampered Chef party for my friend Janell. We had so much fun that night…good food, good friends, laughter. At the end of the night Janell showed me this Pinterest thing. I didn’t see the big deal. I mean I remember her going ON and ON about how great it was…”just type something in – like chocolate- and all this great stuff will come up…recipes, projects, you name it.” It looked cool…it did…but not THAT cool. So Janell finished packing her things up, went home and I finished cleaning up from a fun night…then I turned on my computer and accepted the Pinterest invite that Janell had sent to me. I spent the next hour…ok maybe 2…searching, clicking, pinning onto my newly formed boards. I was hooked!  Flash forward to the present:  I’m now the one sending friends invites to Pinterest, Janell is sharing something new with everyone and is loving it, and  I’m still totally addicted to Pinterest and now am trying to figure out how to use it as a social media tool for my business as well (THAT seems to be an elusive tool for me…)  Are YOU a Pinterest addict?  Post below so I can follow you…and click here to follow me!

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Do you Pinterest?  I go on to Pinterest less than I used to…and I actually USE what I pin more.  Tonight I’m going to a PInterest party co-hosted by a good friend of mine.  We were asked to bring something yummy to share, found on pinterest obviously.

I’m taking Pumpkin Pesto…I changed the recipe up a little bit.  I used Butternut Squash infused oil in place of 1/2 of the called for olive oil.  I also added cinnamon, nutmeg and a few crushed red pepper flakes.  I would like if it was a bit brighter in color but yum does it tasted good!  I sliced and toasted a multi-grain baguette to use as dippers and will also cut up some celery sticks for a low carb alternative (important for Project Fabulous.)


It was tough to choose what to take…I mean SO MANY choices!  I can’t wait to see what everyone brings to share tonight.  It should be a delicious girls night of fun.  I also can not wait to see what craft/project we will be making…I’ll be sure to post a picture.

What are some of your favorite Pinterest crafts and foods? Have you ever hosted a Pinterest party?  I’m thinking I need to plan my own!  Want to come?