Thursday, December 10, 2015

Favorite Clutter

My clutter has extended into social media. On Pinterest, I don't feel bad pinning posts to my boards. Having cluttered boards is the whole point of that platform. My problem of late is my saved posts on Facebook. 

Folks with great recipes and life hacks suggest you share their posts so they will be on your wall for future reference. That bit of advice never worked for me. Not only would I not be able to find it again, but I would completely forget about it. 

Enter the relatively new feature on Facebook that lets you save videos, links and other posts. Not only are the saved posts all in one place, but Facebook reminds me they are there. Admittedly, some of Facebook's reminders are annoying. 

No, I have not yet checked my memories from last year, the year before that and the year before that. Do I really want to be reminded that I already had the house decorated or lights up or tree trimmed or presents sent so early in years past? Not particularly. But I do want to remember to try the no bake cookie dough chocolate cups when we bake for the holidays. 

Once I head back to my saved posts, I have another reason to be distracted by social media as I scroll through all my saved posts. My excitement grows as I remember why I saved each one. I want to try this or go to that or share this on a page I manage. Like when I organize my dresser top and get rid of old receipts and broken costume jewelry, I do try to get rid of old posts I no longer need in an effort to tidy up a bit. But I inherited my dad's collecting gene. I refuse to call it a hoarding gene because, like my dad, I am organized and relatively neat with all the useless junk I save.

Here are some of my favorites of late. Maybe you'll want to clutter your social media with them as well.

No Bake Cookie Dough Chocolate Cups (to give out on Christmas)

No-Bake Cookie Dough Chocolate Cups
Posted by Tasty on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Cheesy Bacon Dip (for the boys, of course)
Cheesy Bacon Dip
Posted by Tip Hero on Saturday, November 21, 2015

Breakfast Bake (although, I'd use my scratch-made biscuits)
Posted by Otis Rutinel on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Flu Fighting Miso Soup (because I LOVE miso soup)

Flu Fighting Miso Soup
Miso soup is so easy to make—and will keep you warm and healthy throughout the winter!
Posted by Tastemade on Saturday, December 5, 2015

I have others that are not food-related, but I'll save them for another day.

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