While combing through a box in the garage a few months ago, I found a folder stuffed with torn out magazine pages and notes. It was my garden and home inspiration file from nearly a decade ago. As I paged through the pictures, it was fun to see how my style and tastes have evolved. Even though the file contained some ideas I still love, I ended up recycling it, because I feel overwhelmed by the amount of paper in my life. Bills, junk mail, tax notices, stacks of magazines. Ugh. When you’re a kid no one tell you that part of becoming an adult is being buried under a mountain of paper.
To keep track of ideas I love (like this amazing kitchen garden, which I will be doing a sneak peek of soon!), while minimizing paper accumulation, I recently started using Pinterest, which is a virtual pin board where you can file away inspiration from around the web. I use it as an online idea file for garden ideas, recipes to try, chicken coops, and more, plus as a tool for keeping tabs on trends. If you’re on Pinterest, let me know! I’d love to follow along and see what inspires you. Also, I started a pin board called Grow Cook Eat where I am filing away vegetable varieties I want to grow and DIY edible gardening projects. I’d love for this board to be collaborative, so if you want to pin ideas to it, just let me know and I will add you on as a contributor.
(2nd image via Lulabelle’s View)