These social(media)ites make it their mission to say “Yeah, right” to perfection.

By Yolanda Wikiel
Updated December 20, 2013
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Pintester.com

Go to: pintester.com

Author Sonja Foust’s objective is simple: try out all the pins she sees on Pinterest—from the seemingly impossible (gold-leaf pedicure, homemade ricotta cheese) to the too-good-to-be-true (no-sew pillow cover, two-ingredient cookies)—and let’s just say the results aren’t always pin-worthy.

Favorite post: Foust layers mascara with baby powder to create more dramatic lashes—dramatically clumpy, that is.

@TheUglyVolvo

Writer and stand-up comic Raquel D’Apice is a new mom who is just trying to figure out this whole adulthood thing—and how she goes about it, via her blog and Twitter, is pretty funny.

Favorite tweet: “Thank god for the baby’s bowel movements, since without those what on earth would my husband and I have to talk about.”

My Imaginary Well-Dressed Daughter

Poking fun at actual fashion photographs of child models, Tiffany Beveridge dedicates this Pinterest board to made-up backstories that highlight the trendy play dates of her precociously posh “daughter” Quinoa and the tyke’s gang of equally pretentious friends: Chevron, Keurig, and Absinthe.

Favorite pin: “No amount of cheery strawberry desserts could distract Quinoa from the party’s disturbing lack of bunting, photo booth props and mason jar beverages.”

Offbeatbride.com

Like an anti–Say Yes to the Dress, this site urges brides-to-be to avoid the perfectionist wedding-industry hoopla by encouraging individuality and offering low-maintenance solutions to big-day issues: say, how to accept help from friends who actually aren’t all that helpful.

Favorite post: This nice, long list of non-sappy daddy-daughter dance songs has something for everyone, including ’80s power ballads and lesser-known ’50s classics.

CakeWrecks.com

Website: cakewrecks.com

Where else could you find such a comprehensive (and deliciously entertaining) catalogue of lopsided, sloppy confections and unintentionally hilarious misses?

Favorite post: This collection of Easter Bunny cakes is truly terrifying. Good luck getting to sleep tonight.

ThisIsIndexed.com

Using graphs, algebraic equations, and Venn diagrams, Jessica Hagy tries to make sense out of life’s vexing idiosyncrasies from baby names to Viagra spam mail.

Favorite post: A disturbing line graph that illustrates the reason why hotel sheets are white.

CraftFail.com

Go to: craftfail.com

Next time, instead of dumping that foiled project in the trash, upload a pic of it to this community-based site where crafters go to celebrate/commiserate their disasters with other DIYers.

Favorite post: Make sure to check out the balloons made out of string that definitely won’t fly.

MyLifeIsAverage.com

Tired of coming up short when comparing your life to that of the glitterati? Check out this site, which offers everyday folks a place to talk about their very ordinary days. Instead of liking a post, you can vote on whether it’s “average” or “meh.”

Favorite post: “Today, I was writing a paper for history and I only spelled one word wrong. What was the word? My last name. MLIA”