So what the hell is Pinterest?

Someone recently asked me if they should ‘do’ pinterest?

And I responded…..yes, without hesitation!

I don’t use Pinterest as much as I should.  However, I use it in a way that is similar to favouriting/bookmarking websites that grab my attention.  The benefit to doing this is I end up with a visual reminder of the website.  Unlike favouriting, where I have to remember the name of the website and where I filed it, which on most occasions, I can’t.  Then I find myself trolling through my history, which is not ideal as I can barely remember what I had for breakfast yesterday.

So what I do, is when I’m surfing the net and find something I like I just hit the Pin button in my browser.


How to add a pinterest button to chrome


Alas, I hear you shout, where is that button? I use Chrome instead of Internet Explorer for a number of reasons.  Go to the Chrome Web Store and Search Pinterest Button then scroll down to extensions.  You will see I’ve already added it but it’s the third option.

Adding Pin Button to Chrome

From this day forward you should see the curly P in your browser bar, to the right of the address,  so when you find a site you like, simply hit the Pinterest button, choose what board you’d like to add it to and voila it’s easy to find again.

As I have an unhealthy obsession with my slow cooker, I tend to Pin a lot of recipes, including my own recipes which drives a fair amount of traffic to the blog.  I find it a godsend when I’m looking for meal inspiration!  I’ve recently made this board open so other fans of slow cooking can pin as well.  Click the image below to visit the board.

Pinterest Board for Slow Cooking


As part of the #PinItForwardUK campaign, I have the pleasure of introducing Susanne Remic, AKA Ghost Writer Mummy.  She originally started blogging to cope with the traumatic birth of her son, but has now hooked up with Jenny Edspire, who recently lost her nine month old daughter to SIDS and have set up a collaborative board called Learn Through Play.

Pinterest board - all things kids

 I’m in awe of her boards and am drawn to ‘Stuff to do with Kids’ and ‘Parenting Tip’, god knows I need the help!

Happy Pinning!

Pin It Forward UK 2013

How to ‘Pin’ on an iPad (Pinterest)

In the evenings, I like to sit on the sofa in front of the TV with my Ipad and do a bit of surfing.  Last night, I became a bit frustrated that I couldn’t ‘Pin’ things with the stroke of a button.  I tried the Pinterest App but didn’t get on with it.

In the end, I found these detailed instructions at Jemsweb for adding a bookmarklet to my Safari browser.  However, for the life of me I couldn’t copy the code and I struggled to find the ‘+’ button that he was referring to as I don’t have one on my browser.

So, in the end, this is what I did….

1) Open Safari on your Ipad

2) Navigate to

3) Add it as a Bookmark by clicking on the square with an arrow in it, to the left of the URL.  Rename it ‘Pin it’ and save.






4) If you are able to copy the following code below using your iPad then go straight to step 8.

[textbox rows="3"]javascript:void((function(){var%20e=document.createElement('script');e.setAttribute('type','text/javascript');e.setAttribute('charset','UTF-8');e.setAttribute('src',''+Math.random()*99999999);document.body.appendChild(e)})());[/textbox]

5) Now this bit required getting off the sofa and going over to my laptop as I couldn’t copy the code using my iPad.  So, I copied it from the web page, and then emailed it to myself on my PC.  Odd I know, but did the trick.

6) Then I went back to my iPad, my place was still warm on the sofa.

7) Open your email and copy the code.

8) Then go back to safari, click on the Bookmarks, it looks like an open book.  Then choose Bookmarks Bar>Edit>Pin It!










9) Replace the address that is in the URL box with the code that you have copied.












10)  You should now see Pin it on your Bookmarks Bar





Now when you come across something you like and want to share on Pinterest, just click Pin it!

Happy Pinning!

Is this now when you tell me there is a much easier way of doing this???