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I feel like Pinterest is a party. See, I can breeze by all this visual inspiration and plan. I can scan through my Google Reader and pin ideas from posts. But Pinterest is a party because Pinterest is fun! Here’s how I use this virtual bulletin board.

1. Party Planning. Pinterest sure makes it easy to get ready for a party. And I love simple, few ingredient recipes.
With the Super Bowl coming up Pinterest offers appetizers galore! Spinach and artichoke bites from Household Ways, above.

These chocolate peanut butter Ritz? We just substitute the peanut butter for SunButter and make sure we use some allergy-friendly chocolate.

2. Freedom in allergy-friendliness. If you have allergies to deal with, Pinterest is a wealth of information. I’ve found I can substitute one ingredient and have a new and safe treat that is allergy friendly. I’ve created a whole board for such inspiration!

Cake decorating party, above.

3. For holidays and birthdays, of course!  all sorts of inspiration at your fingertips. So creative!

4. Organization/Practical. Need to get organized? Love the practical, like me? How about cereal box bottoms, like above?

25 Quick Fix Slow Cooker Suppers from Southern Living

5. And for recipes galore! My recipes overflow into all the usual categories but I also have boards for Cooking Fun with Children and my all-time favorite, Slow Cooker Love.

6. Fueling my passion for All Things Chalkboard. I just have a little thing for chalkboard paint. I want to paint my fridge with it.

Sign available at Etsy

6. Homeschool encouragement. And for those of us with, ahem, distracted Mama brain? You can pin that school resource and think about it later. Or turn to trusted resources, like our fellow authors here, to see what they are pinning:

as well as supportive homeschool communities:

How about you? What’s your favorite use for Pinterest? What’s your Pinterest handle so we can follow you?