Not only do we need to raise flawless children, we need to manage a successful career, but also somehow be with our children every waking hour (and give them our full attention, not just throw them a packet of biscuits and let them run wild while you work from home), and on top of this we are expected to craft the days away, making gorgeous things we can then photograph and plaster across social media to prove we are BETTER THAN EVERYONE.
Never before has there been SO MUCH PRESSURE to be the perfect 1950s housewife. Not even in the 50s. I’m pretty sure the women of that era would look at Pinterest and say “fuck that for a joke, someone make me a martini.”
Fuck you Pinterest. Fuck you and your gorgeous photos and your black hole of internet tutorials…. There’s an epidemic of “Pin now read later” posts where women are frantically pinning shit they’ll never get around to making but will eventually overwhelm them until they’re a shaking, heaving puddle of disappointment and unfulfilled Pinterest dreams.
I’m sorry Pinterest. I love you. I love the ideas and the optimism and the inspiration. You make me feel like I can do ANYTHING! If only I had an endless supply of mason jars, wooden pallets and wine corks…
Lauren and Pinterest. “It’s complicated”.
If you have endless boards of amazing Pinterest projects you wish you could get around to but will probably never happen until science figures out how to clone people and then you can have three versions of yourself (Seriously though, wouldn’t that be amazing? I need at least another Lauren in this house. Preferably two) then I am here to help.
Every week, I’ll tackle a Pinterest project on your behalf. I’ll let you know exactly how long it took me (no bullshit), how much it cost and how crafty you need to be. I’ll break it down for you step by step and I’ll tell you honestly whether you should bother giving it a go. I’ll let you know if a normal human being can succeed or if it’s a trick designed to Pinterest FAIL.
If you have a Pinterest project you’d like to try, but don’t know whether you could be bothered, let me know and I’ll try it out for you! If you find something completely ridiculous and think no one would ever try it, let me know and I’ll do it! If you see a project that doesn’t quite make sense or the instructions are a bit dodgy, send it my way and I’ll figure it out for you. Pinterest challenge accepted!!
You can follow me on Pinterest here: Lauren @ The Thud
If you find a project you want me to try out, you can comment below, you can send me the pin on Pinterest, or you can tag me in the comments of the pin.
Stay tuned….. the first challenge I’m working on is a Pinterest Advent Calendar inspired by these two: