Linking up with Works-for-Me Wednesday at We Are THAT Family again.
Why I'm thankful we moved overseas during the internet age:
|Maisha Kamili's Facebook Page|
Add to that: Instagram. I'm on Twitter, too, but I don't keep up with people as much on Twitter as FB and IG.
For obvious reasons. It's much quicker and more fun than international phone calls, plus it's free. Also in this category are smart phone texting apps. International texting can get expensive, especially if you want to have a text conversation, but with an app, it's just a small part of your data plan.
|my Pinterest boards|
Pinterest also gets a bad rap, mostly because of "Pinterest stress." I say, as with anything else, you have to make it work for you! After joining Pinterest, it took me a while to sort out what, exactly, the object of my pinning would be. I've found that it makes a lot of useful resources available to me in one stop.
Cooking in a third world country brings some challenges, one being scarcity of ingredients. I have to sub ingredients all the time because what the recipe calls for either isn't available right now or they never have it here (or I forgot to buy it and shopping takes too long to just run out and grab something). A lot of convenience items that recipes call for (soup mixes, "cream of" soups, Bisquick, etc) aren't available, but thanks to Pinterest and the current western trend of cutting out processed foods from our diets, I can easily find and save conversions and substitutes.
Add to that: homemade cleaning products, home-preschool printouts/lessons/projects, and natural remedies. So many things that I need to know, I can find right there on Pinterest.
The internet works for me! Not the other way around.