As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


A few months ago, my daughter Kristin told me about a birthday tradition in their family.  At dinner time on each person's birthday, they go around the table, each sharing some particular thing that they like about the birthday boy or girl.

I loved this idea!  When my dad's birthday rolled around I wanted to do this at our family celebration, but I wondered aloud whether I should "steal" Kristin's idea.  And then Bekah said to me,

"Mom, it is not 'stealing' to be inspired by a great idea."

I had to agree with her, and we did use that great idea at my dad's party. 

Enter "Pinterest." 

Oh my.  Talk about inspiration.  Talk about great ideas. 

My daughter Kati joined Pinterest.  I have heard bloggers raving about Pinterest.  Then I "eavesdropped" on a couple of facebook friends who were pinning.  And yesterday I took the plunge and pinned my first pin on my first board.  After midnight, I closed the laptop and firmly told myself, "No more pinning.  (Today.)"

My first pin: "Cabinet color inspiration" on Kitchens board. 
(...lest you think I've forgotten about painting those kitchen cabinets...)

So let me ask you.  Do you pin? 


  1. PINS!!!!! So much fun and addicting.

    (Speaking of the birthday tradition, we forgot to do it at Brian's birthday celebration.)

  2. I Pin! Not as much as I could, cause when I go there I could stay forever, but I do enjoy it! I'd love to follow your boards, and Kati's too!


  3. Yes. I "pin", too.

    And I believe your daughter was QUITE right, by the way.

  4. Do I pin? (she rolls on the floor, laughing)!

  5. Yes! I love Pinterest. Although it can be quite addictive--I've found that I have to set a timer when it's Pinterest time.

    I also started a Finished Friday feature that encourages me to complete some of the projects I've pinned.

    I've just recently added a link to these posts so others can link to their finished projects also. I'd love for you to link up sometime.

  6. No, I don't pin because they won't let me without a Facebook account. I'm not setting up a fake account just so I can pin. Now I do visit and often!

    I was supposed to be painting my kitchen cabinets in January. I haven't because I have now decided that I don't like the color I selected. I'm hopeless so I'll just watch you.

  7. {checking in from the library...}

    No, I've had to forbid myself to join Pinterest. I know I'd like it, but I also know I'd be addicted. :-)


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