I LOVE pinning on Pinterest. Pinterest is a place where people all over the world share their creative
ideas with other like-minded strangers, inspiring even more creativity
in the process. Unfortunately, it’s easy to get caught up in doing
more pinning and not so much actually doing or trying any of the pins.
So, I came up with this idea because I needed it and thought, “I
may not be the only one.” There are certain things I pin, like recipes
and workout tips, that I REALLY DO WANT TO TRY. But even though I’ve
pinned them, I don’t necessarily feel like going through my 200
saved recipes to look up the ingredients for a recipe I pinned, when I’m
trying to rush out the door to go grocery shopping. So, this is my solution!
They are called brag books. Inexpensive, light-weight 4×6 photo albums
that will hold printouts of your FAVORITE pins, and keep them organized
and easily accessible. For example, a favorite recipes book will give
you easy access to the instructions and allow you to follow the recipe
without getting ingredients all over your electronics while cooking/baking.
With a favorite workouts book, you can easily transition from one exercise
movement to another without having to log back on to your iPhone to see
your Pinterest app.
Have I sold you enough on why this is a good idea yet?!
We are also including some
free printable covers for your brag books to help keep everything organized.
To start, you need your brag books. I bought mine at Michaels, in the photo
album/scrapbooking section for $1.99 each.
Once you have your brag books, peel off the stickers on the outside and
swap out the covers with our
free printable designs or make your own!
Then start printing your FAVORITE pins that you would like to try. For
recipes, print out the ingredients and cooking instructions and simply
fold it so it will fit. Sometimes a picture is not included when you print
a recipe, but the picture is important! (To me anyway.) So, if it’s
not included, print the picture separately and staple it to the first
page. Once it’s together, simply slip it into the photo sleeve.
Continue with your other favorites, like S’mores Lasagna by
BeyondFrosting.com and Carmelitas by
TheBakerUpstairs.com, and start following up your pinning with some action!
Want to see more cover designs?!! Write a comment below with other categories you’d like to see organized
and we may just make a custom cover for you! For example, Holiday crafts,
Drinks, Desserts Only, Fall Foods, Kids Crafts…. you tell us!