Friday, October 5, 2012

Found on Pinterest: Friday Links

Inspired by the wonderful Hyperbole and a half.

I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest.

On the one hand, it's fun to browse, there's usually at least one clever pin in your feed, and if you're planning (or scheming) a wedding, it's quite helpful.

On the other hand, some of the pins are crazy and completely unfeasible. Proof: Pinterest you are drunk or Pintester. We're talking housewife-on-steroids, craft-room-explosion, thoughtful-writing-on-everything crazy. Amy Odell wrote a interesting article this week entitled "How Pinterest is Killing Feminism," which is worth a read.

I don't agree with everything the article says, but I do think that there is an odd trend where we pin all these perfect images but then never actually do anything with them. It can also be annoying when you search for something and you get the same image pinned dozens of times. I'm also a bit skeptical of all those pins that claim they changed someone's life or came out perfect.

Bless the pins that have a sense of humor about their own craziness.

However, I am guilty of this pointless "ooh that's pretty" pinning. In my defense, I am actually planning a wedding, I do save recipes for future testing, and I like tumblr-esque silliness. And I am now going to share a few of my gluten-free pins for your general amusement and/or "pinspiration," because it rationalizes the whole thing a little. Maybe.

Vegan Dark Chocolate Coconut Treats

                                                                            Source: via Natalie on Pinterest

Gluten-Free Gooey Brownies

                                                                      Source: via Natalie on Pinterest

Pink Lemonade Jello Shots 
because they are hilarious

                                                                            Source: via Natalie on Pinterest

Pumpkin Fluff 
because it's Fall and if I don't blog about Pumpkin I'll get kicked off the internet

                                                                             Source: via Katie on Pinterest

Vegetarian Coconut Curry Noodles  
use wheat-free soy sauce

                                                                      Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

Slice-Baked Potatoes
giant chips, anyone?
                                                                           Source: via Melissa on Pinterest

A Very Autumnal Cocktail  
use gluten-free Maker's Mark

                                                                    Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

Blood Orange Margarita 
 falls under the category of "so pretty!"

                                                                 Source: via Jennifer on Pinterest

                                ~ Happy Friday! ~

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