My Other New Addiction

15 Aug
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Parmesan chicken with lemon pasta via Pinterest

Last month, I talked about my new addiction. Adult coloring. (Click here to read the post.) Since then, I’ve started another new, to me, addiction.


I know it’s been around for a while, but I’m usually late for everything and Pinterest is no exception. So what’s got me hooked? Visual planning. The ability to see the end result of a recipe, read the ingredients, decide if it would fit my family’s needs, and then pin it to a board to use later.

In the last two weeks, I’ve cooked dozens of delicious new recipes that have—drumroll, please—actually filled the stomachs of my three boys, two of which are teenagers. Can you

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A cake I made for a baby shower, design via Pinterest

hear the hallelujah chorus?

I’ve also gotten great ideas on how to freshen up my wardrobe, redecorate my home on a budget, push my creativity with fun DIY projects, and turn my novels into a visual scrapbook for readers by posting my book covers, photos of people who resemble my characters, setting photos, etc.

I’m struggling to limit my Pinterest time, as I could spend hours of my life there. Do you feel my pain? Are there any other Pinterest addicts out there?



~Candice Sue Patterson writes Modern-Vintage Romance—where the past and present collide with faith. Her debut novel How to Charm a Beekeeper’s Heart releases November 1st. For more on Candice and her books, visit her website at


3 responses to “My Other New Addiction

  1. Robin Patchen

    August 15, 2016 at 9:39 am

    Pinterest: Where you go if you want to lose hours of your day. Also where you go if you need a good recipe or a good laugh. I don’t think you’re alone.


  2. jerichakingston

    August 15, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I was introduced to Pinterest by my daughter-in-love. Wedding ideas GALORE!! We gleaned lots of ideas from Pinterest 🙂 I don’t access it now that the wedding is over…I’d never get anything accomplished!


  3. Pegg Thomas

    August 16, 2016 at 6:52 am

    I avoid Pinterest like the plague. I have too many time sinks in my life already. But I’m glad you’re enjoying it. 🙂



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