Backing Up Your Inspiration

Okay, time to be honest… How much time do you spend on Pinterest a week?

I had the fortune of discovering Pinterest early on, around May 2011, right after my wedding. Go figure. Since then, I have probably spent the equivalent of a few weeks pinning projects and visiting websites. I have put blood, sweat and tears into this site. Well, not really blood…. or sweat… okay, not even tears… BUT I am not joking about the time.

In the beginning, I would pin an image and save it to my computer under the appropriate folder. Then one day I went on a little pinning spree and after about 50 pins said, “this is for the birds” and stopped saving them all together. That was about 2,500 pins ago. Since then I have created more boards, 89 at the moment, and have a grand total of 2, 993 pins. I like to cover everything from food to organization to accessories to family and even tattoo designs. I am very proud on my Pinterest collection!

A few weeks ago I got a little paranoid when Pinterest was acting a little funny. I realized it was time to get my butt in gear and figure out a way to at least save all of the images I have pinned. Since I often print things to PDF for my records I decided to see if it would also work for my Pinterest boards.

Wouldn’t ya know, it does!

I always save the page with all of my boards listed first as kind of the table of contents in the folder I save each board. It takes a little time but is well worth it! We are in the process of painting and redesigning our home and

Then I do the same exact steps with each of my boards. The important thing is to make sure is that you scroll down and wait for all of your pins to load before you save. You will know you are at the end when you see the P symbol at the bottom.

Seeing this puts my mind at ease!

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  1. Anonymous September 14, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    When I hit control p my print page shows up instead of files

    1. Mary Meyer September 14, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      That is exactly what it should do! All you have to do is change the destination, which is usually set to your printer, to PDF. In step 1, I have an arrow pointing to the destination. Just click on that and choose PDF. Hope that helps!

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