As you can imagine, moving to our new place has been hard work. Even with movers, this project is overwhelming! And wouldn't you know it, I came down with a strange lower GI illness that lasted all of last week. I was trapped and couldn't do a thing on the house. So that leads me to what I did do!

My new favorite way to pass time – and it's entirely related to and helpful for my new home – is Pinterest ( If you have been living under a rock and don't know about it, Pinterest is an online social network where you clip images and pin them to boards of your choosing. It's like creating a bunch of vision or mood boards. The great thing is your boards are shared with the Pinterest community so you have access to thousands of brilliant and inspiring images.

I am a bit of an interior design nut so I have been keeping files for years. But now with Pinterest I have been gathering new resources. It's a handy tool for those of us who can't get out to the stores all the time to scout out products we may like. Let the Pinterest community do the work for you!

I invite you to follow me on Pinterest and share your finds with me. Take a look at my board in progress on "sick day comforts!"