Sunday, June 7, 2015

My name is Jen and I'm a Pinoholic

I'm a wife, mom, crafter, thyroid cancer survivor, wannabe runner, Pinterest addict, chef wannabe, and whatever other hat I decide to put on for the day. At some point, we will take a look at each "hat" on it's own and possibly multiple times but for now, let's focus on one - Pinterest addict. 

Like many people out there, I LOVE Pinterest! It once got me through 5 days of solitary confinement because of cancer treatment and because of said treatment, I made a promise to myself. A promise that I would not become one of THOSE people that pins all things but doesn't act on a damn one because where is the fun in that? I will share recipes, cleaning tips, decor/home improvement ideas,crafts, and whatever else I come across - except fashion, I don't DO fashion - with you! 

I really got into "doing" pins when I got cancer. I'm a crafter at heart but it was too abstract, which in turn left me staring at the computer for hours hoping something would come to me to craft. Crafting wasn't going to be my go - to during this rough time. Pinterest, however, provided me with recipe after recipe that would provide me with something concrete that I would have to pay attention to or screw it up. Did I mention my husband was working in NYC at the time (we are in Ohio)? That, my friends, made everything MUCH more difficult to handle. But when the mood would strike - I'd crank up the country tunes, start baking/cooking, dance with our fur baby and all my worries would melt away. I'm not going to say it completely cured me but it helped and still does to this day, even though I'm cancer free. So join me as I share the Pin-Wins and Pin-Fails, if I can find them - delete is my friend - and more of my story, my life.