How to Use Pinterest as an Online Vision Board

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What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is a hot new photo bookmarking service that people use to pin things they find and love on the internet. Although both sexes use it, women have been flocking to Pinterest as a way to keep and share home décor ideas, craft projects, recipes, fashion styles, and even plan their weddings. Because you can share your findings with each other on Pinterest and through social media outlets, Pinterest has gone viral.

Vision Boards Help Us Achieve our Dreams

I'm a firm believer that if you can dream it, you can be it. Over the years, I've used vision boards of all different shapes and sizes to help me focus on my dreams. Sometimes, I take photos and tape them to my refrigerator or to a piece a paper and write notes about my dream. When I'm being really good, I use poster boards and magazines to create elaborate visions of my future.

My success rate with vision boards has been very high. Almost all of my dreams that I created vision boards for have come true. There are a few really big ones that seem to be hard for me to obtain but I don't let that worry me as I know that will come at their own sweet time.


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Pinterest + Vision Boards = MAGIC

What happens when you take the concept of creating a vision board and merge it with Pinterest?

Magic, that's what.

Pinterest makes it so easy to keep a visual record of what you love. All you need to create an online vision board is to add the pins of the things that you want to manifest to your Pinterest boards. Follow these simple steps to create your own online vision board:

  1. If you don't already have one, get an invite to Pinterest.com by leaving a comment below
  2. Create boards that showcase your desires such as "My Dream Home" - "My Future Car"
  3. Add the Pin It Button to your browser.
  4. Surf the internet or the Pinterest website for images of things that you love and use the Pin it! button to add that image to your Pinterest board
  5. Create as many boards as you want to organize your dreams
  6. Repeat 1 - 5 as often as you like

That's all there is to creating an online vision board. The power of this type of manifesting technique comes from your heart. As you add your pins, they should have meaning to you so when you return to look to at your pins, you feel inspired and joyful. As you keep focusing on the beautiful things you want to add to your life, those very things will start to come your way. It's inevitable!

Pinterest Vision Board in Action

I use Pinterest as a vision board on many levels. When I am in the dreaming phase, I surf the net looking for things that inspire me to add to my boards. I love this part of the process and often sit with my children finding items to decorate their room or crafting ideas to do on the weekend.

At the moment, my focus is on creating my dream home so I spend many hours surfing the web looking for rustic home décor ideas that match my personal style. When I find things that inspire me, I pin or repin photos of them to my Pinterest boards.

Sometimes, a simple pin is not enough for me. I often find myself wanting more information like...

  • What is the name of that piece of furniture?
  • Can I buy that on Amazon?
  • Can I make it myself?
  • What style is that sink or faucet?
  • Who makes it?
  • How expensive is it?

By asking these questions, I find myself in search of more answers. In the process of learning more, I usually find even more inspiration like DIY tutorials, new craft ideas to try, and even items to buy. I use this inspiration as a way to fuel my dreams. Each tutorial I find, becomes a project to experiment with while each item to purchase becomes something I can either buy or budget for.

What I love about the process is that I am active participant in creating my dreams. As I pin and learn more about each pin, I start doing and creating what I dream about. When it comes to creating a dream home, unless you have a lot of money, your creation takes years to fully manifest. It's important to not wait until your ready to buy or decorate to know what your style is or where to get the items you dream of. It's important to start now. and Pinterest is a tool that can help you do just that.

When you are ready to take your pins to the next level, you may want to document your research findings in a blog or journal so you can expand upon them. That's what I am doing with My Rustic House. In my blog,I take the pins that really inspire me and document my experiments recreating them. I find it's a wonderful way to get active in my dream process and know exactly what it will take to create my dream home.

Let me know how you use Pinterest and if it helps you keep track of your dreams.


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

I love this idea. I use vision boards with some of my clients from time to time and this would be a great online way to do it!

Great hub, I'll share your hub with my followers here on hubpages:)


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instantlyfamily 4 years ago

My vision board is on the side of our fridge. It can get a little cluttered at times. I like this idea. Nice hub!


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loseweightmama 4 years ago from Maine Author

Thanks Kris, I hope they find it useful.

InstantlyFamily - My fridge is cluttered too! Keeping my finds online has made such a difference for me.


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vanessafunk 4 years ago from Syracuse, New York

Great hub. Voting up, interesting, and useful! :)


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loseweightmama 4 years ago from Maine Author

Thanks Vanessa!


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calico Stark 4 years ago from Earth for the time being

I would love to have an invite! Thank you so much for the information. I had never heard of online vision boards so I am stoked!


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loseweightmama 4 years ago from Maine Author

Thanks Calico - I sent you an email to get more information for Pinterest.


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vanessafunk 4 years ago from Syracuse, New York

I would love an invite as well :)


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Ashantina 4 years ago

Im lovin this loseweightmama! And would love for you to send me an invite.

Thank you, mwah ):


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Uninvited Writer 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

I actually set one up there today, before I saw this :) Great idea :)


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cindyvine 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

I joined Pininterest and then wondered what I was supposed to do with it!


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loseweightmama 4 years ago from Maine Author

Thanks Uninvited Writer - I enjoy Pinterest a lot! Cindyvine, have you figured out how to use it yet?


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loseweightmama 4 years ago from Maine Author

Ashantina, did you get an invite? If not send me your email address and I'll add you.


sammy 4 years ago

Hey this is a great article, I searched how to create a vision board online and this came up! Could you please send me an invite ali.samia1@gmail.com I would very much appreciate


Ruth 4 years ago

I have often created paper vision boards but have wanted to one on line. Please send me an invite at soulluna153@gmaol.com


Amanda Starr 4 years ago

Thanks for the great article .... Can you please send me an invite for Pinterest ... Many thanks .... :)


cratleff 4 years ago

hi there! can you please invite me to pininterest

chris@tenant.org. thanks~!


Julie A Kerton 4 years ago

I would love an invite to pinterest my email is lakerton@gmail.com....thank you


Ruchi 4 years ago

Hey ! excited to use pinterest vision board...please send and invite to ruchiguptaas@gmail.com


Bryan 4 years ago

I have done it the old fashion way but would like an online vision board. Please send invite to bltatum@bellsouth.net


RaNae 4 years ago

I am excited to use pinterest vision board. Please send invite to rsr28@juno.com


Peggy Lee 4 years ago

Could you please send an invite to:

1peter29peg@gmail.com

Thanks!


Laura1014 4 years ago

Hi,

Can I please get an invite? I must have been a head of my time because I've been doing my own version of a vision board since I was a young girl. I'm so excited about doing one on line!

So can I please get an invite sent to my e-mail at :

laurag2926@yahoo.com

Thank you so much,

Laura1014 :)


tammy 4 years ago

i would like an invite thanks


olil 4 years ago

I would love an invite!


Veronique 4 years ago

I would love to take you up on your invite offer! My email is verbelot@free.fr. Thank you very much - great idea, as I find my dream home or dream a-lot-of-things, in fact, do not quite match what I find on online vision boards tools.


mishthi 4 years ago

I would love an invite and my email id is mshthic@yahoo.com


Jo 3 years ago

i would love an invite too.... my email is: jo_b@me.com

thanks :)


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loseweightmama 3 years ago from Maine Author

Sorry, I haven't commented. I never got notification of your requests. If any of you still need an invite let me know.


Kim 3 years ago

I would like an invite please


Cnordholm 3 years ago

Ok, I'm ready. You make Pinterest sound like the tool I need and it sounds fun! Please send me an invite?


bijoux052@yahoo.com 3 years ago

Love this idea! Can't wait to get started with my dream vacation board!


Denise 3 years ago

Hello,

Please send an invite to join Pinterest to mikkiya@aol.com. I am anticipating starting vision boards for at least four (4) areas of my life that need immediate focus . Thank you.


Michelle 3 years ago

I would love to use Pinterest for vision boards. As a Therapist, this would be a great tool for me to recommend to my clients!


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SidKemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

Thanks, I'm a writer and I've done all my visioning in words until now, but I've been edging towards both vision boards and Pinterest. This may just push me over the tipping point!


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loseweightmama 3 years ago from Maine Author

It looks like you don't need an invite anymore to signup for Pinterst. If you find out differently, let me know.


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loseweightmama 3 years ago from Maine Author

Did you get into Pinterest? You don't need an invite anymore.


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loseweightmama 3 years ago from Maine Author

Definately, it can be so useful and there is so much inspiration there.


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loseweightmama 3 years ago from Maine Author

Words are great too but I love to combine words and pictures into collages. I find the helps me visualize my future better.


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loseweightmama 3 years ago from Maine Author

Hope you got into Pinterest. You don't need an invite anymore.

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