Pinterest is a LIE!

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Forget the cake is a lie! Pinterest is a lie! Making craftily challenged mom’s like me believe since 2010! And worst of all, we, or at least, I, keep believing!

I’ve shared a few of my craftily challeneged projects here on my blog! 

And my husband will tell our kids that the lesson from all of this is that even though Mom knows she sucks at crafts, she still continues to try. Or as I call it….

Mom is just stupid!

Because I still continue to believe that I can recreate whatever beautiful craft I’ve spotted on Pinterest, which usually results in hours of frustration and me gluing some part of my body to the dining room table! And yet, I still continue to believe and try!

In the words of Forrest Gump – Stupid is what stupid does!

 Yes stupid. I hate every moment of it. It makes a huge mess. I usually leak frustration from my eyes and venom from my mouth, but I still stick steadfastly to the belief that I can do it! That is stupid!

So Valentines Day,2017…

and once again, I find myself sitting at the table, surrounded by my excited children, with a craft box (snigger) spread out in front of us, attempting to make Valentines Love Owls out of paper bags for the kids teachers!

This was the original idea…. Thanks stupid, lying, Pinterest:

And after a lot of this…..

And then some of this……

We landed up with this…..

And then I just go the giggles! Because seriously! Those look more like monster sloths than Owl Love Bags! But hey, my kids loved it!

Worst of all!

I still haven’t lost belief in Pinterst! Just yesterday, I created an entire pin board dedicated to Hannah’s 4th birthday party next week and I’ve printed out a bunch of recipes for home made treats, including Ombre Rice Crispy treats and coconut ice that I plan on making!

Will I ever even learn?

My husbands only comment was that we should stock up on a few boxes of doos wine and tissues before the weekend because he sees lots of crying in y near future!

February 15, 2017
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16 Comments

  • Hanneke Liebenberg
    Reply Hanneke Liebenberg

    You know what, the point is, your kids loved it as you said. I think it’s brilliant. I for one love pinterest. I am teaching myself to decorate cakes. And believe me, many teary nights and 4am sleep times. But I will keep doing it. My son loved his birthday cake, and I am sure Hannah will love anything you do, because it came from a place of love xoxo

    February 15, 2017 at 8:39 am
    • The Blessed Barrenness
      Reply The Blessed Barrenness

      She is super excited. It’s the only reason I’m doing it, there will be tears and wine I am sure. But the lesson for them is that even when I fail, I try!

      February 15, 2017 at 8:40 am
    • Hanneke Liebenberg
      Reply Hanneke Liebenberg

      And that’s all that matters. Keep the wine flowing and keep going

      February 15, 2017 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Natalie Jorgensen

    omw lol!! I removed the Pinterest app from ALL my devices…when I look at all the fab things (home/clothes/kids/crafts) posted on Pinterest I get sick…nothing like Pinterest to make me feel like the Worst.Mom.Ever. Now I just ask my son what he wants and then we wing it…he went to school with NOTHING yesterday and it was the best day ever!!

    February 15, 2017 at 8:49 am
    • Reply Sharon

      LOL! I wish my kids wanted nothing. It would have been so much easier than presenting those scary sloth bags!

      February 15, 2017 at 8:52 am
  • Reply edouglasmeyers

    As you know , crafting is life over here, hahahaha, but sometimes I’m like “go home pinterest you’re drunk”

    February 15, 2017 at 9:04 am
    • Reply Sharon

      It’s mostly always drunk or at least I am! LOL!

      February 15, 2017 at 9:11 am
  • Reply Kerry Wilson

    I am adicted to Pinterest I now have a rule that I have to try something before I am allowed to pin again. But I am getting choosy in what I pin it has to look easy to do. For Summers 3rd birthday I have only pinned easy one layer water cakes for her party I will just put her mermaind barbie ontop. Less risk of faliure.

    February 15, 2017 at 9:15 am
    • Reply Sharon

      I love Pinterest. But it is a lie! Everything I ever tried making from there has failed but still I continue to believe!

      February 15, 2017 at 9:50 am
  • Reply catjuggles

    It’s simple dear Sharon – we can not all be everything. There are so many things you are awesome at that crafting is just – blah well, someone elses thing

    February 15, 2017 at 11:03 am
  • Melanie Adams
    Reply Melanie Adams

    I got my daughters first cake idea from pinterest. You know that beautiful castle cake with the towers . Ummm there are no pictures of that cake or whatever that was lol. It was edible is the nicest thing I can say about it

    February 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm
    • Reply Sharon

      Yay! Another pinterest fail! This makes me ridiculously happy! Sorry!

      February 15, 2017 at 1:34 pm
  • Theresa Duvenage
    Reply Theresa Duvenage

    Lireza Vlietstra Wilson

    February 15, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Jodie

    I’m too scared to post my most recent Pinterest idea and how it turned out! How does it look so amazing in the pic but nothing remotely close when you replicate it yourself. If it’s worth anything, I think yours were still cute – it’s just the proportions that made it look just the teeniest bit different to the original 😉

    February 16, 2017 at 8:21 am
  • Reply Taryn Turner

    Best Pinterest experience for me was planning my daughter’s 4th birthday party while she was playing on my old iPhone and I asked if she liked a cake I was looking at. She casually glanced up and said “put it on my Pinterest board and I’ll look at it later”
    She’d pinned a whole board of party ideas for me… Pinterest queen at 4. God help her husband one day

    February 17, 2017 at 12:41 pm
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