Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pinterest, Part II

More for C.

You have your pins. Now you can edit, repin them (i.e., pin them simultaneously on your other boards), and delete them if you have a change of heart. 

Let's tackle editing first. 
Select the image you want to edit. Look for the "Edit" button in the upper left corner. Select it.

Now you can change the text in the Description box. Click inside the text box and type or delete to your heart's content.
You can click within and edit the content of the Link box in the same way.
Select the drop down menu (in this example, the image is on my Grub board), if you want to move the image to a different board.
Don't forget to select the red "Save Pin" button to keep your changes!
Lastly, you can select the Delete button, if you cannot remember why you ever liked that particular image in the first place.

Repinning is useful. You do it to others' images but you can do it to your own images too.
Let's say that this recipe is so wonderful that I want to keep it on my Grub board but also pin it to another of my boards.
Look for the "Repin" button in the upper left corner. Select it.

This screen will appear. You might want to change the text for the image on the other board but you don't have to do so. Retype and/or delete at will.

To repin, select the drop down menu. Your list of boards will appear. Choose the one you want.

And when you go looking, you will see that the recipe is also on the second board. You can do this as often as you like to an image.
Nifty, eh?

Friday, April 20, 2012


For C.
Surf the web. Visit your favourite blogs. When you see something you admire or want to remember for future reference, click on your properly installed "pin it" button.
Find the image you want to pin and click on it.
You might have to sign in to Pinterest in order to proceed.
Add any caption you wish. My favourite thing to do is to highlight the text on the blog itself before pinning an image. This populates the caption field for you with that highlighted text. This is also your chance to decide to which board the image will be sent.
You can share the pin elsewhere or go to Pinterest to see it.
There it is, safely pinned to your board of choice. You can now repin it or delete it or edit your notes.
Here is the Grub" board some other boards I have created.
Here it is on the "Grub" board with the other pinned images.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Travel: Paris

Achête Avibon!
La Case de cousin Paul - light balls (bring an empty valise!), courtesy of Oh Happy Day!
Repetto shoes, courtesy of Paris Breakfasts
La Droguerie - Oh Happy Day! tells us why.

8 Hours of Paris Shopping with Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day!
Jordan Ferney's kid-centric list
A kid centric list at Frog Mom
Jordan Ferney's Paris Picnic Guide
Sprizee's links to lists
Kiss My Spatula lists 10 reasons to go in the winter.


Le Boulanger des Invalides Jocteur, courtesy of Paris Breakfasts
Luxirare at Les Cocottes de Christian Constant - she recommends it for lunch.
Luxirare's Park Hyatt breakfast
Luxirare's L'Atelier Robuchon dinner

With Big Boy (many plucked from Oh Happy Day! who goes into greater detail):
Gusto Italia veggie pizza.
Seine Boat Tour, starting at Ile St. Louis.
Puppet shows at Jardin de Luxembourg and Champ de Mars (Oh Happy Day recommends Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons).
Sailboats at les jardins de Luxembourg and Tuileries.
Parc Floral - good children's park furniture.
The Cité des Enfants - children's museum.
Le Centquatre - for the bug carousel.

Grown-ups Only(?)
Paris By Mouth Food Tour, courtesy of Paris Breakfasts
YSL Studio Tour, courtesy of Paris Breakfasts