We LOVE trends. Every year there is something new and innovating that makes everyone go bonkers for it. The first one I remember was Tickle Me Elmo. I’ve done a fair job of avoiding the crazy trends until the last year when I joined Pinterest.
So, without further ado, here are the trends I never want to see on Pinterest again!
Yes, it’s fall, and pumpkins are harvested in the fall. I love pumpkins, well, I did, until Pinterest came along. As a special favor, rather than fussing about why I don’t want to see anymore pumpkin posts, I am going to ask that you overload Pinterest with posts on the following:
Macaroni and Cheese
Spoilers to all of my favorite TV shows
Once you do this, I will have nothing left to watch on TV and no comfort foods, so I should be able to get off my hiney and exercise more.
Did you know you can clean with vinegar? Did you know you can mix vinegar with almost anything else and still use it for cleaning? An advertiser could easily just show a screenshot of Pinterest and use this for a tagline: Vinegar, mix it with other stuff and clean.
I want to thank bloggers everywhere for personally raising the cost of Mason Jars. Do you remember the days when you could buy Mason Jars in a Thrift Store for $.10 each? Those days are long gone. *GLARE FACE*, now we have to pay normal prices at like everyone else. Can I point out the obvious here? IT’S A JAR. YOU PUT STUFF IN IT. OK, ALRIGHT, I like the mason jars. SHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
Who starts these trends? Seriously. WHO DOES IT? Let me tell you about pallet wood. It’s not smooth, it’s not easy to work with, and the few pallets I found and considered crafting with left a 1 inch splinter in my hand and were FULL of nails. Yes, they were free. Yes, they are still leaning against the outside of my house while I glare at them and consider whether or not I REALLY want to pull out 50 gazillion nails to make some pallet wood shutters for my oven window. The answer is not likely.
Elf on a Shelf and anything Frozen
Alright, I might like him a little bit. But, garden gnomes creep me out and this guy is a close second. I mean the guy is just supposed to be moved every night. Do you really think him pooping Hershey’s kisses was the original intention of this product? And by the way, while we’re on it, if you won’t let your kids watch TV without every show (even kids shows) unapproved, why are you letting a Christmas elf teach your child to be a miscreant? The first time I catch one of these guys anywhere near my house, I am going to punt his little plush hiney right back to the North Pole.
Oh and Frozen? Just LET IT GO. See what I did there?
Food running down the side of a jar
My OCD can’t handle it. Seriously. It doesn’t look extra tasty to see foam on a coffee drink running down the side of the glass, or ice cream toppings overflowing the jar. There are permanent smudged finger marks on my screen from trying to wipe them off. Stop. PLEASE.
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