I can remember the first time I fell in love with Pinterest. It was January 2012 and I had just fractured my back. I got my 1st iPad as a gift from my stepmom to keep me from dying of boredom while I laid flat on my back all day, every day. Well, that mission was accomplished! I had never imagined I could find something that would so effectively suck up all of the time in my immobile days with such entertainment. Did you ever see that meme about what your Pinterest account says about you? Well my pins would have indicated that I was a crafty, stylish, well travelled, obese, millionaire alcoholic with some killer hair/makeup and a fierce peanut butter addiction. Ok that last part is actually true. 😉
It’s been 4+ years and my love of Pinterest is still going strong. Of course, the honeymoon period is over (that happened when I went back to work post-medical leave) and sometimes Pinterest gets on my nerves, but I still invest time every day in keeping the spark alive.
What I first got out of my relationship with Pinterest was an imaginary mirror. A mirror that was held up to me every day reminding me to rediscover my creative spirit. Creativity had always driven me through my life with purpose, but I really lost site of it as the tasks of adulting grew. For this reason, falling down a flight of concrete stairs that January morning wasn’t actually the worst thing ever to happen because it brought me back to such a core part of who I am. Even when it was time to “adult” again, I didn’t lose that special mirror and it has impacted my life every day since.
I truly believe that artists or creatives of any kind grow in their art through opening their minds and imaginations to the beauty and inspiration around them. I have gotten more inspiration and seen more beauty through Pinterest than I ever thought possible from a website!
For today’s Friday Find I wanted to share with you some of the Pinterest accounts that I follow that make my creative spirit sing in delight! These pinners share curated content of both their own creations and pins from others that have inspired them. Enjoy the eye candy… I hope it helps your creative spirit to sing from the mountain tops!
10 Pinterest Accounts to Fuel Your Creative Spirit!
From her blog of the same name, Courtney styles food and parties that can’t help but to bring a smile to my face. Her use of color brightens my mood whenever I spot her signature style.
I’ll give you a minute to grab a tissue to wipe off your computer screen where you just licked it. I mean… right?! Julia’s recipes and beautiful food styling can always switch my hunger button on. Check out her blog too!
Jamielyn – I Heart Naptime
When you peruse Jamielyn’s (creator of the I Heart Naptime blog) Pinterest feed, you will be in awe of the quantity of inspiration you will find. You could spend a whole day enjoying her posts and blog… then suddenly you realize you need to come back tomorrow because suddenly it’s midnight and you want more! I was able to meet Jamielyn a few months ago and she is just as sweet as she is talented. And she’s an Ohio transplant (insert thumbs up)!
Kimberly @ A Night Owl Blog
A Night Owl Blog is a “one stop shop for EASY crafts, recipes and more”. You would never know by looking at the beauty and elegance of Kimberly’s creations how accessible they are for EVERYONE, but they truly are. And can we talk about this Coconut Cream Martini?! Or we could not talk about it and just drink it, yes?
The Crafted Sparrow
I’m going to turn fan girl for a minute here. It’s just simply crazy how often I am scrolling through my Pinterest feed, see an idea that screams my name and it’s from Rebecca of The Crafted Sparrow blog. I just adore her style and creative ideas!
Not only is Lucy from the Craftberry Bush blog a spectacular artist, but a master curator. I absolutely love her ideas and creations and have found many other accounts I love to follow through the content that she gathers on her Pinterest page.
Home Stories A to Z
Beth from the blog Home Stories A to Z has a beautiful collection of DIY and decorating on her Pinterest account and blog. Whether you’re following her yet or not, if you’re on Pinterest I can almost guarantee that you’ve seen some of her amazing projects and parts of her beautiful home in your feed.
The first time I laid eyes on Kate’s blog I had major home envy. Her beautiful style, design and ability to execute her ideas herself make her a must follow and an all around bada$$. #goals
Clean & Scentisible
When I feel like I need to restore order and organization to my life and home, Jenn’s account and blog Clean & Scentisible are often where I turn. I think she could inspire even the most hoarding hoarder to simplify and beautify their life with her ideas and designs.
Whether I want to try some new beauty products, a new hairstyle or find my next season’s fashion staple, I love to scope out Kate’s Pinterest and her The Small Things Blog. She has great video tutorials and really gives me my girly fix when I need it!
Are there any of these pinners that you are already following? Who are some of your favorite people to follow on Pinterest? I always have room for more inspiration in this crazy head of mine!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, thanks so much for stopping by! I’d love to have you stop by my Pinterest page as well!
Regina M Prange says
Thanks for sharing a fun story!
Sometimes a good inspirational kick is good.
I absolutely agree Regina! 😉 Thanks for reading!
Frances Ortiz says
My granddaughter just recently introduced me to pinterest and I love it too. I will view these profiles, thank you for sharing them. I already follow yours.
Well thank you so much Frances! I’m glad your granddaughter introduced you, its so fun isn’t it?! 🙂
Wow these are amazing!!
I agree Shelby, they’re some talented ladies!
Thanks for the creative inspiration. I wish there were more hours in the day.
I heart that Whitney! I’m glad you were inspired by them too!