Pinterest Summer Blessing Challenge

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Don’t you love Pinterest? I sure do! All those beautiful pictures, inspirational quotes, delicious recipes and lots and lots of information about DIY projects, homemaking and parenting – anything, really.

I’ve had an account on Pinterest for some years now, but since I’ve launched my blog, I started to use this social media more intensively.

It’s a great place for inspiration, and also a proven way to promote blog posts, especially if you target women between, let’s say, 25—50 years old.  Which I do, obviously, being a mom of young children and blogging about family life 😉 (Sorry if you’re not exactly my target audience. You are still very welcome here!!)

Turn ideas into actions

But well, all these pictures… I keep pinning and pinning and pinning. Because that table centerpiece looks amazing… Wow, this article seems interesting! I have to try to bake that cake someday… And I really want to make that homemade play dough – together with my kids. Wouldn’t that be fun?

It would – if I actually did it. The thing is, I often forget what I pinned. And what’s the point of pinning something if you don’t try it – not even read it? What’s the use of having boards full of beautiful and useful ideas without implementing them in real life?

So, I decided to challenge myself:

Every week I am going to pick (at least) one of my pins and I actually do it.
I turn a Pinterest idea into action.

Bless the others

Now, of course I can try to imitate that cute outfit, read a good novel, or fix my hair like a pro. There are millions of pins about that – and that’s great!

But I realized that’s not what I truly want. You see, the intention of this blog is to inspire myself and others to be like the morning sun, to spread light and warmth around me – to intentionally bless others.

So, this is my idea: I want to pick a pin that will bless my home, family and/or friends.

Inspiring ideas from Pinterest

I could, for example, fix one of these delicious meals. I’m sometimes stuck in a rut regarding dinner ideas, and this would be an opportunity to try out new recipes and make a tasteful, healthy meal for my loved ones!

Or I could implement a homemaking system that actually works. It’s a blessing for my family when our home is clean, tidy and cozy!

And there are hundreds of thousands ideas about fun things to do with kids this summer. Which one would mine really appreciate?

Making a wreath or something else to give away to a friend can also be a great way to bless someone.

As you can see, there are lots of ways to bless others, and Pinterest can be used as a great source of inspiration!

The intention counts

Of course, it’s the intention that counts. I sometimes try new things and it doesn’t turn out the way I had in mind. This week I decided to give this recipe a try, because the sweet potatoes were for sale in the supermarket:

Well, it wasn’t a great success. Actually, no one really loved it – including me. We often eat broccoli, but the taste of sweet potatoes turned out not to be our thing. At least I know now I can scrap that vegetable off my list with side dish options, haha!

I won’t let that discourage me. Some things will work, and others won’t – perhaps I plan to do something fun outside and then it starts to rain, or the children fight all the time. It happens.

The thing is: I want to always have this mindset to be a blessing, and since the summer break is around the corner, I welcome all ideas to really work towards having a great time together!

It’s a Challenge! Are you in?

Are you an active Pinner and do you want to use ideas from Pinterest this summer to bless others? What do you think of this Pinterest Summer Blessing Challenge?

I’m in. Will you join me? Let me know in the comments 😊
And if you are a blogger and planning to blog about partaking in this challenge, I will gladly refer to your post next week!

– Anne



7 Comments

  • Lureta

    July 5, 2017

    Great ingenious idea and a great read!!

    Reply
    • Anne

      July 6, 2017

      Thank you Lureta!

      Reply
  • Alice Mills

    July 5, 2017

    Great idea! I plan my dinners around recipes, often from Pinterest. It ensures I use them and am able to save or discard based on experience!

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    • Anne

      July 6, 2017

      Yes I’ve started now to do that too! Thank you for commenting!

      Reply
  • Terryn Winfield

    July 7, 2017

    I love it! I had to laugh at the implementing a homemaking system that actually works 😉

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    • Anne

      July 10, 2017

      Haha, yes, I keep trying to find a good ‘system’ 😉 Probably without success, since organization isn’t my strongest skill. Always grateful for useful tips though! Thanks for commenting!

      Reply
  • Raluca @ Playful Notes

    August 25, 2017

    I love Pinterest too! I could spend hours reading articles on Pinterest!
    I like the idea of your challenge!

    Reply

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