I realize that most likely many of you are already either on or have heard about Pinterest. It is only a recent discovery for me, and I must say that I am enjoying it very much. At first I wasn't really sure what it was, but after I was finally able to join, I was pleasantly surprised. The reason I say "after I was finally able to join" is because you can't just join. You have to be "invited". I had requested an invitation directly from Pinterest several times all without any response. Finally I requested an invitation from one of my good friends, and then I was easily hooked up.
For me I liken it to clipping pictures and articles from magazines; however, instead of keeping files of clipped images from magazines at home that I tuck away in a file and most likely will never look at again, it is like being able to "clip" pages from different blogs and various parts of the internet, and keep them right at my disposal. All of the images are automatically linked directly back to their sources, so right at your fingertips you have all of the recipes you have "pinned" or directions to craft projects that interested you. Really anything that you can possibly think of you can find, organize, and keep track of on Pinterest.
If you are interested in joining in on all of the fun, I have placed a button on my sidebar that should take you directly to the website. If for some reason you have a difficult time in getting an "invitation", just e-mail me and I can send you one.
In the meantime, here is a sample of a very cheerful picture that I "pinned" this morning. Kind of a fun way to start the day.