For most of the second half of last year, my only sister (I also have four brothers) kept asking me if I was on Pinterest yet.

Not needing yet another addiction, I kept telling her no. So, when I was home for the holidays, not only did she make me get on there, she got me completely addicted.

I’m pretty sure I spent at least 30 hours on the site, getting my boards set the way I wanted them, following people, and adding images.

And now? I LOVE PINTEREST (I know; shocking)!

But I also became quickly disenchanted, particularly with the recipes, because – while beautiful images – they just didn’t taste good.

So I began to use my “must make” board as inspiration, but by creating my own recipes around the ideas.

Well, it turns out it runs in the family. Because my only sister – whose name is Laney Namanny – has created a blog called Pintology, which tests things she finds on Pinterest and tells you whether or not they actually work.

She has four kids (four of my 14 nieces and nephews) so you can imagine she’s time-crunched and her ability to focus is spread thin.

Her goal is to save other moms time by providing a rating (pins up or pins down) on things you’ll find on Pinterest. Things such as homemade Febreeze, ointment, bath paints, nail polish remover, candles, recipes, and more.

The rating system includes ease, effectiveness, cost, time, and practicality. And she loves the dollar store so you know if she ranks it low in cost, it really is cost-effective.

Yesterday she was on The Daily Dish in Utah (where I grew up and she still lives) showing how easy it is to make bath paints, Febreeze, and ice packs.

Not only am I super proud of her, but I think you’ll find her tips extremely useful.

I know it’s not typical of me to do reviews here, but she’s my sister and she rocks.

So check out Pintology and save yourself time when using Pinterest!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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