Growing up, I had a friend who was very particular about how she dressed. She was very detail oriented, was hyper-aware of appearances, and was generally perfect and pristine. I admired her style but often I had to fight an instinct to rub dirt on her.
I feel the same way about Pinterest. I love Pinterest as a tool for bookmarking and organizing ideas and inspiration (Lately I’ve been regularly pinning to my ‘sewing’ board, among others, as a way to keep track of the patterns I might like to make and the fabrics I come across online). But sometimes when I just log in to see what’s been pinned lately in general, I am bombarded with images of domestic bliss that pretty much no one could ever actually live up to, and my dirt-smearing instincts kick in. They are beautiful images, and they make me feel vengeful. You know, because beautiful things are supposed to make you angry, right?
Here are a few images I’ve wanted to metaphorically rub dirt on lately:
And if you, too, enjoy being cynical about Pinterest, make sure you check out the “Pinterest vs. Reality” board on which Pinterest fails are hilariously documented.