Oh, all the pretty things.
Pinterest is just so damn pretty, isn’t it?
From the outfits and crafts to the food and home decorating ideas. All shiny and perfect.
I’ve been planning my Thanksgiving dinner, browsing Pinterest for new Thanksgiving recipes, only being sure that we’d have turkey and my sweet potato casserole, but that everything else on the menu is negotiable.
And there are so many good ideas on Pinterest. Some I’m even going to try.
But then I started to feel overwhelmed.
Because does every single dish I cook have to be something fancy, with a complicated recipe, and of course a picture perfect result? Am I a slacker if one of my dishes is simply “corn” and not “best ever creamy corn casserole?”
It’s not even the holidays that do it. A simple “what’s for dinner?” question on facebook, and all these responses where people share the pins to the fancy meals that they are making. Sometimes, I attempt those. But other times, my dinner doesn’t need a recipe- it’s grilled chicken, baked potatoes, and green beans. Or pasta with jarred spaghetti sauce.
And that’s okay. I’m still getting my family fed, even if what I’m making isn’t worthy of a pin.
Pinterest can be inspiring: it’s full of amazing ideas. But don’t let it make you feel bad. It’s not showing the full picture.