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5 Fun ways Pinterest can inspire your life

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Get pin-spired!

Here at SheKnows we love Pinterest. The virtual pin board is a great way to share our favorite things but it can also be a fun way to get inspired. Bored with your daily routine? Just head over to Pinterest and you’ll be inundated with fresh ideas. Read on for some the best ways the current top of the social media heap can help spice up your life.

Pinterest can: Spice up your style

If you’ve been spending more time staring blankly into your closet than actually getting dressed, let Pinterest guide you more solid sartorial ground.

{this is glamorous}

{this is glamorous}

Shoes and sequins and chignons, oh my! An extension of thisisglamorous.com, the boards on this ultra-stylish Pinterest are sure to get you to rethink the current state of your closet.

Nina Garcia

Nina Garcia

The fashion director for Marie Claire magazine and judge for Project Runway has great taste (obviously). Her fashion-forward boards -- from seasonal trends (e.g., neon of spring 2012, patent leather for fall) to classic looks and even to dapper men -- has something here to give your current style a boost.

Lucky Magazine

Lucky Magazine

The popular shopping magazine’s Pinterest is a one-stop style shop for everything from shoes and bags to street style and daily deals.

Pinterest can: Get you in the kitchen

Bored of your usual kitchen repertoire? There are countless drool-worthy Pinterest boards sure to inspire your culinary side.

Sweet Tooth

Sweet Tooth

Even if you didn't think you had a sweet tooth, you will after perusing this collection of delectable confections from the traditional (chocolate chip cookies) to the more unusual (carrot cake milkshake, anyone?).

The Kitchn

Whether you’re looking for breakfast ideas, one-pot meals, homemade gifts or kitchen tutorials, there’s a board on this popular food blog’s Pinterest to help you.

Eat Up

Eat Up

Famed fashion designer Michael Kors also has an eye for food. The style expert’s board dedicated to all things delicious is sure to get you in the kitchen --  or at least make you a little hungry.


Pinterest can: Help you redecorate

If your living space is feeling stale, and you’re not sure where to start in terms of updating your decor, check out these boards for some must-try home decor ideas.

Centsational Girl

Centsational Girl

Get decor ideas for every room in the house, from bedrooms and bathrooms to kids’ rooms and the office. Even if you like your space just the way it is, don’t be surprised if you end up craving a few changes after perusing this inspiring series of boards.

Maia McDonald

Maia McDonald

While not strictly home decor, we’re still willing to bet you get lost amid the well-curated pins on this graphic designer’s Pinterest. We’re partial to the Kitchens and Dining board (can you tell we need to overhaul our eating space?) but eat up the DIY, food, fashion and crafts boards too.

Interiors I Dream Of

Interiors I Dream Of

The name pretty much says it all – this is a board filled with interior inspiration that should give you more than enough ammo to get started on your dream room (or house).

Pinterest can: Get you out of town

One of the best ways to re-energize your life and bust out of a rut is to travel -- whether it’s a weekend road trip or multi-month adventure. Get inspired to get moving with Pinterest.

Gary Arndt

Gary Arndt

With more than 100 countries and five years of non-stop travel under his belt, it should come as no surprise that Arndt’s Pinterest is full of photos that should help the travel bug bite you.

Johnny Jet

Johnny Jet

Talk about well-traveled -- Jet logs around 150,000 miles and visits more than 20 countries each year. We get tired just thinking about that, but his Pinterest is filled with boards -- from hotels he’s stayed in to favorite buildings around the world -- that are bound to get you moving.

Travel Channel

Travel Channel

Just try not to book a plane ticket after spending some time on the Travel Channel’s multitude of travel boards. They’ve got all the bases covered, from food and beaches to hotels, cities and animals around the world.

Pinterest can: Get your creative juices flowing

Say goodbye to boredom and embrace your creative side with some of the coolest (and craftiest) DIY boards on Pinterest.

RE-PURPOSE THINGS

RE-PURPOSE THINGS

We were immediately intrigued by this board featuring new uses for old things. From lampshades made of soda-can tabs to a decorative bowl fashioned out of curtain rings, there’s bound to be something that inspires you here.

Tutorials

Tutorials

Want to know how to make stuff? This is the board for you. Click on the image that interests you and then click through to the original website to get step-by-step instructions for everything from jewelry to furniture to home decor projects.

Myra

Myra

The MyBlessedLife.com blogger has a Pinterest full of inspiring boards – from DIY crafts to wood pallet projects to crafts made from clothespins -- plus a whole lot in between.

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