Pinterest and All That

I recently started pinning again, starting a brand new account under my name.  Like my original DelectablyChic! account, it consists of a variety of different boards, ranging from health/fitness to food (two different ones – baking/cooking as well as “dinner ideas”).  I’ve found that it helps me with de-stressing as Facebook has been driving me up the wall these days – I’m a little too…let’s just say…”old fashioned” for some of people I’ve “friended” over the years.  However, I’ve found that looking at pins, finding them and sharing them all make me feel happier – even more so than people’s Instagram posts (where there’s still the whole FOMO issue.  I’ve found that I don’t get as jealous of other people’s events anymore, probably because, well, I’m not as interested as I used to be.  I go to what I CAN and what I WANT rather than EVERYTHING I have time for).

The pins aren’t always about inspiration.  Sometimes, it’s just so I could save something (like a recipe, for example) for future use.  There’s a club soda bread I haven’t made in years, so I searched online to find it.  Rather than bookmarking or saving the link in my notes, I decided to pin.  It’s easier to find recipes that way (rather than my rather stupid method of just posting links).  You may still have to scroll if you have a lot of pins, but at least the photos will help.  There are other things I’m pinning as well, such as ideas for possible redecorating.  I’m not really looking to re-do anything soon as we spent a great deal of money re-doing our kitchen in 2016.  Minor things make sense, of course, such as painting or acquiring artwork.  Some of our walls are a little…bare…I suppose the upcoming One of a Kind Show may give me some ideas as well.

It’s interesting how Pinterest (or Instagram) has been helping me.  That doesn’t seem to be the case for other people – at least from what I’ve read.  Facebook on the other hand…Ugh!  As I’ve said in other posts, both here and on DelectablyChic!, I really don’t want to give Facebook up – not yet, anyway.  It’s where I get A LOT of my news!  And where I communicate with many people I don’t see too often (it’s just too bad most of my family isn’t super-active…or on it at all).  But the whole point of de-stressing is to make one feel happy, right?  And if inspiration based on recipes, decor and vacation spots make me feel happy – especially if I’m able to share them myself (which I can’t on Instagram), then that’s a good thing…right?


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Cynthia Cheng Mintz

Cynthia Cheng Mintz, previously known for her sites, DelectablyChic! (still “live” and still active on social media) and Shorty Stories, was born and raised in Toronto. In addition to writing, Cynthia enjoys cooking and is an avid supporter of the Canadian fashion industry. She is involved with various philanthropic projects, including music, arts, culture and mental health awareness.