Pinterest is full of thousands of different DIY projects. No longer are we allowed to “play dumb” and say, “Well, I don’t know how to make that.” NO. Pinterest has taken away our innocence. Now, in the span of 10 minutes we can pin a zillion things and learn how to do them all from our own home.
- Make your own toilet paper!
- How to kill bugs without stomping them!
- Make your own shampoo!
- Learn to quilt in 5 minutes!
- How to grow your own dirt!
- Make your own no-soy, no-scent, non-GMO, non-carcinogen candles!
- Grow all your own food in your bathtub!
- Get your kids to stop asking “why?” (Okay, so I haven’t seen that, but I wish I had…I would totally pin that!)
Now, I am not saying that learning to make all your own stuff is bad. I really enjoy making things here at home. I love making all purpose cleaner, bread from scratch, and mouthwash. Making your own stuff is cool, man.
What I AM saying is that if I have to learn one more new thing to make, my head is going to explode. I may actually mean that literally. If you tell me I must start making my own cosmetics on top of everything I do already, I will sit down in the floor, eat a bag of chocolate chips, and sing, “I’ve got to run away, I’ve got to get away…”
I bet there are approximately 1.5 billion women who have gotten bright ideas from Pinterest and set out to start making their own yadda-yadda. And after one time doing it, the supplies were stashed in their basement where they now currently reside under old issues of Taste of Home magazine. Is that you? I myself would never do such a thing. *Cough*
So, instead of stressing myself out over learning to make my own deo or chapstick, I’ve decided that instead I will support someone else. And I have a great idea. Why don’t we all do that? Why don’t we find ONE good thing we can do – and market that…and we can bless others with our talent – and they in turn can bless us?
We can’t possibly do it all. So, why not purchase from and support someone who CAN do what we can’t. I’ve heard the argument: “Well, Laura Ingalls likely made all her own stuff.” Well honey, she also peed in an outhouse and wiped with a Sears catalog. And I have a hard time believing she made her own makeup and chapstick. Back in the “olden days” people supported each other – they worked together. They SHARED SKILLS.
So, let’s quit letting Pinterest dictate the stuff we’re going to do. Instead, let’s do what we know – what we’re good at. And share that with others.
- I’m going to support Sara because she makes natural chapstick for adults and children alike.
- I’m going to support Lexie because her deo is awesome and doesn’t make you have sad pits.
- I’m going to support Jamie because her soap makes me smell nice.
Who are you going to support? When we support each other – that’s when we all excel.