Lately, with all of the terribly negative and depressing articles and personal rants that flood my Facebook feed, I have made a concerted effort to not open up my newsfeed as soon as I wake up in the morning. And when I catch my muscle memory automatically picking up my phone to check Facebook throughout the day, I will stop myself before I get too far down the negative, angry road to Depressing-ville. There’s a lot of sad stuff out there these days, and people I respect and am friends with in one life or another often say some hateful, misguided things. And it makes me sad, when people I respect try to combat hateful actions with more hateful words. But I digress.
I’ve been trying to cast a more positive light to my little world. And that means training my thumb to land on my Pinterest app rather than Facebook when I need a few minutes of mindlessness. And lately it’s been working and pleasantly inspiring!
I’ve noticed a few funny observations… Literally my entire Pinterest feed consists of: macarons, French language activities, macarons, interior design stuff (mostly bathrooms because we are contemplating ripping out and tiling our shower), unicorns (for Claire’s upcoming 2nd birthday), macarons, and…Christmas.
That’s right. Despite the fact that it’s August, one morning I got sucked down a rabbit hole of beautiful Christmas decorations and crafts, and it made my soul happy and now Pinterest thinks that’s all I want to look at. And macarons, of course.
Rather than be annoyed, I’m pretty happy with the images that Pinterest suggests for me. Some might call me predictable, but I like to say that I know what I like. My mom would always pull things off of racks when we shop together and say “that’s a Genny shirt if I ever saw one,” and my husband says similar things, and I just smile and reply that I have a true and recognizable aesthetic. So there.
Bring on the macarons, design tips, and party planning! My aunt messaged me to tell me that because of my pins she has started her own macaron board even though she has never eaten or made them, but hopes to one day. I was so honored!
Here’s some screen shots of my feed as of today:
If you’d like to follow my pins and see my aesthetic for yourself, go here!
Who wouldn’t want to learn how to make little reindeer out of old wine corks rather than reading someone’s annoying and flawed political rants, anyway?? I’m no masochist.