I have loads to share and no camara cord with which to get my pictures off my camera. So meanwhile, I thought I’d share how I’m procrastinating in my day.
Is it still procrastinating if it’s doing something I’ve been meaning to do?
Also, is it procrastinating if I didn’t really have anything planned to do instead?
Pinterest is fantastic and I love it bunches, but it isn’t permanent. If you want to see beyond the picture, you’re trusting that that website and post will always be there no matter what. After finding a few of my “pinned years ago” recipes gone, lost, and unfound, I decided to take a different method to saving them. My solution is Evernote.
I’ve been moving our household to be less papers and more Evernote. I’ve slowly been making the switch because I’ve learned that if I don’t go slow, I get all Perfectionist McCranky Pants. The method is simply to have one notebook and lots of tags (which can be nestled for organizational beasts).
I use the Evernote plugin for my browser (Chrome) — aww, look. I circled and drew an arrow to show you the plug in. Approved by the 5 year old. I usually choose Simplified article to strip out necessaries (ads, logos, stuff) and make sure my tags are correct. If I want more of the article words gone, I can go into my note in Evernote and delete them.
And boom! It’s in Evernote. I can still see recipes using the photograph like in Pinterest and if I want to, there is the link to the website if ever I want to visit the website (for more outstanding recipes or something) provided that website still exists at that potential point in the future.
You can see my budding tag system with my food tags circled. This particular tag hierachy starts at “.what” and ends at “to try”. Once I’ve tried a recipe, it will be easy to add notes, move to “recipe” (which are the ones we like and want to keep), or delete. And I can sync Evernote to my phone and tablet for use in the kitchen.
Sadly, I just got a notification saying I’ve used over 50% of my import data allotment on the free account with 22 days left in the cycle. And over 200 recipes to go…. So to save on data, just highlight the recipe and when you click the Evernote plugin, you’ll get an option to save your selection. …Shoulda thought of that earlier…