A Very Pinteresting Weekend: Where to Start for a Life: Simplified

Monday I shared with you our 2014 goal to bring some simplicity to our year. I’ve updated you on my goal progress from 2013 and shared a list of books I plan to read in 2014. Next week I’ll be sharing more about my 2014 goals {you know I have a list!}. For today, I want to share one of the ways I plan to use Pinterest as a tool in the Life: Simplified Project.


I love Pinterest! Yes, it can be a complete time-drain if we allow it and we can definitely find ourselves comparing our lives to what seems “perfect.” However, I am a visual person who loves doing creative work…I just don’t always have the time to come up with the game plan. Pinterest allows me to tap into the creativity of others in almost every area of my life: home, time, meals, and more!

The first tool I want to share with you comes from The Country Chic Cottage. Angie has created a fabulous deep cleaning checklist with 52 tasks I should be able to complete in 30 minutes or less each week. In fact, I’ve already given myself the freedom to jump around on the list, complete several tasks at once, whatever works best…as long as I complete the list before the year is over.

I printed the checklist onto card stock and added it to my planner. {If you’ve already noticed that it doesn’t look like my Life Planner, you are a keen observer…I’ll be sharing more next week on how I’ll be using this new planner for 2014.}

Each Friday, I will share with you which task, project, or dish from Pinterest I plan to complete over the weekend. The following week I’ll share my success or failure and lay out my plan for the upcoming weekend.

So, if you are wondering where to start on a journey towards a Life: Simplified, maybe you’ve already pinned the idea to your own Pinterest boards. Let’s make this weekend Pinteresting. Leave a comment with your own Pinterest goal below, then come back Monday to see my 2014 goals.

3 thoughts on “A Very Pinteresting Weekend: Where to Start for a Life: Simplified”

  1. I have had my fair share of failed Pinterest recipes! Mostly because I tend to follow the recipe too closely, despite my cooking instincts.

    For example, for a Christmas party I set out to make a strawberry dessert that required jello and frozen strawberries. Against my better judgement and because I was simply following the recipe, I used the frozen strawberries without letting them thaw and put them in the jell-o to set.

    Well, when something freezes and then thaws, it carries some water with it. It prevented my Jell-o from setting, thus, creating a runny mess of a dessert. I was so disappointed — more in myself, for not following my instincts. It crossed my mind that the Jell-O may not set because of the strawberries thawing their water retention, but I figured the recipe writer must know what they’re doing. So, don’t neglect your instincts! :)

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