Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Things of Pinterest

I was absentmindedly surfing Pinterest at home last night when my husband looked over at what I was doing and said, "I don't really get what you like about that app."

I should have left him right then and there. But then I remembered I love him, so I took deep breaths and settled my anger by repetitively thinking "parents husbands just don't understand." Then I tried to explain how I've discovered a whole new world of possibility -- recipes, kitchens, baths, clothes, curtains, shoes, jewelry, DIY things that I will never actually D -- what's not to love?

He still didn't get it.

So, I pulled out the big guns. I told him that new pasta dish I make ... the one with the from-scratch cream sauce ... yeah that's the one ... your new favorite ... I found it on Pinterest ... so shut your penne pasta loving piehole.

I didn't really say it with such gusto, but I like to pretend I'm a tough Italian since I can make good sauce. I hear on Real Housewives of New Jersey that's the most important characteristic a woman can possess. Something to aspire to.

Here are some things that have been Pinteresting me lately:

Baths.

{Some beautiful, clean elements I can incorporate}

{I'd love to see some fresh-from-the-oilfield boots in this bathroom.}

Kitchens.

{I love the reclaimed wood floors and the island in a different finish. I would subscribe to the newspaper if I could read it sitting here.}

{My favorite house from Southern Living. Can you believe this is new construction? This is how everyone should build. New that looks old.}

Laundry Room.

{This would be a great way to hide my washer and dryer since they share a space with my half bath. Ty will also appreciate us not having to buy those $500 drawers that serve little to no purpose}

Holiday. 

{I really liked this photo for a Christmas card with the tag line "Married and Bright" ... or just "Merry and Bright" if you're less cheesy than me. Ty says: "Do I look like the kind of guy who will do that." My response: "No, but it's fun to pretend."}

{I'm thinking these North Pole Cupcakes are going to get us back in the good graces of our neighbor since our minor fallout regarding the duration of Ty's 30th birthday.}

Recipes.

{And finally, the pasta that started it all. The justification to my new obsession. Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Try it immediately.}

{It can be 100 degrees outside and I still fantasize about soup.}

I've seen several of you lurking around on Pinterest. Can't wait to see what you've been loving lately!

5 comments:

Cynthia said...

Totally agree! New that looks old is definitely the way people should build homes! :-) Beautiful pics, too!

Erinn and Trey said...

That soup looks fab. Also love that laundry room. I think I would like laundry if I could hang out in a room like that.

Stephanie Jordan said...

Cindy, it's unfortunate, but I'm in the other boat ... I've got old that I need to make look new! But if I could start from the ground up, that picture is what I would do.

Erin, it's supposedly a low-cal lasagna soup. I'm going to have to try it come fall!

Ashley Netherton said...

Love this post !!!
i'm obsessed with Pinterest too..
I'd love to take a bath in that 1st bathroom,
I'll take that Christmast Card pic with you!!!
that food looks amazing..

Stephanie Jordan said...

I always love stand alone tubs with a window view ... but then I imagine my neighbor (not the one I need to give cupcakes to) popping up in the window to say hello and I have second thoughts.

That pasta is divine. Very similar to Macaroni Grill's Penne Rustica. Can't wait to make that soup!! I can't wait to cuddle on the couch in sweats, watch a movie/football game/real housewives and eat lasagna soup or chili or anything warm and delightful.