If you want to see my dream for myself, just take a peek at my Pinterest boards. Grouped under categories like Food, Wordstuff, Organizing, Crafting, Decorating, My Style Pinboard, Products I Love, Gift Giving, Kids, Homekeeping and Party Ideas, you’ll find my vision of how I want my life to be — if only I lived in the pages of of shelter magazine or on the set of a DIY show. They are snapshots of envy and inspiration.

If you’re reading this, I’m betting that you also have a pages upon pages of ideas you want to try: Crafts. Recipes. Cleaning tips. Photo poses. Organizational practices. Kids’ activities. Decorating ideas.

Like me, I hoped you have followed inspiration — or Pinspiration — and that it has led you to wonderful places.

But I also understand that Pinterest can be overwhelming. So many ideas, so little time.

At this writing, I have 55 boards and 3,500 pins — more than I could ever possibly try. And still I keep pinning. (It sounds like all I do is pin! But I squeeze it in during spare windows I find in the carpool line, riding in the car, in the waiting room at the doctor’s office and at night, after everyone else has gone to bed, and I’m finally able to have some quiet me-time.)

Sound familiar?

How do you know which pins are worth your time?

Look to the Atta Girl Says Pin-Tested category for reviews of pins that I’ve actually tried. Here, you’ll learn whether a pin is worth your while or just too darn complicated, time-consuming, costly or blah. We’ll tell you whether you can really make good caramel sauce by boiling a can of sweetened condensed milk and whether baking soda and vinegar really is the best carpet cleaner.

Consider Pin-Tested the Consumer Reports of Pinterest!

In addition to offering candid reviews,  I will be sharing ways we’ve adapted pinned ideas to suit our needs and our creative riffs on various Pinspiration. I also will be sharing my own creative ideas, which we hope you’ll pin to your boards on Pinterest.

Later, we plan to host a weekly Pin-Tested Linky party, where you can share your pinspired successes.

In the meantime, I welcome suggestions of Pins you’d like tested. If you’d like to contribute to Pin-Tested by sharing your experiences with pins, please send us an email at info(at)attagirlsays(dot)com.

Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest. Find Atta Girl Amy  here. And if you need an invitation, to Pinterest, just email us at info(at)attagirlsays(dot)com.


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