8 Pinterest Promises to Get You Through the Holidays

It took me years to collect all of the essential cookbooks that a respectable kitchen ought to have. I’m talking about Julia Child’s, Moosewood, Joy of Cooking, Fanny Farmer. You know, the classics. After I became married, mortgaged, and with children it fell to me to create the magic of the holiday season. Since I am no wizard, I often turn to Martha Stewart, my pile of cookbooks, and Pinot Noir to make our holiday merry and bright. But then Pinterest happened. And now my holidays are a crapshoot. Don’t I know about elaborate scenes for Elf on the Shelf? Aren’t I making stocking stuffers out of Nutella or toilet paper rolls? Why am I not recreating the nativity scene with fondant and fermented bean curd? ...more
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Learning from Pinterest: Boots + Jeans

I was always a bootcut jeans girl, so figuring out how to wear boots with my jeans was pretty darn easy. Put on jeans + stick boots under jeans = done. Easy peasy.Over the past year, I’ve started liking more of the straight and skinny jeans styles. In the summer, it’s pretty easy to style them with Toms, flats or sandals… but once the weather started getting cold I was kind of at a loss....more

Pinterest Analytics and Apricot Truffles

 How many of you get totally lost in Pinterest?  I find myself using it also as a resource even when it comes to researching where Google would have been a go to or Bing in the past....more

4 Things You Need to Know About Pinterest's New Smart Feed

While you were busy cooking up the latest recipe or crafting a hot, new DIY project you found on Pinterest, the engineers of that platform were cooking up and crafting something of their own. And, unless you only follow a handful of pinboards, we bet you didn't even notice. If you have become familiar with the Facebook Newsfeed that only shows you select content from a select few friends, you will already understand Pinterest's Smart Feed; a new algorithm that decides what you see. You no longer get pins in chronological order, and you might not see what someone has pinned at all. Some pins are still shown to you based on who you follow, but Pinterest now determines the value of a pin and assigns a score based upon it. The higher the score, the more people will see your content. ...more
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November Mood Board (AKA Pinterest Stalking)

This post was originally published on www.victoriasneden.com . Typos are embarrassing, please ignore any formatting errors. ...more

Next Level Lazy

I follow some Pinterest boards dedicated to cool gadgets and interesting technology. Lately, a few of them have become overrun with devices marketed as time-savers, but actually, they’re just, “Things you’d buy if you were too lazy to deserve life.” I ask myself time and time again, “Are we that lazy?!” And when I say we, I mean you....more

Godinterest: Fabulous Site for Christians or Copyright Nightmare?

When I first heard about Godinterest, I was immediately intrigued. Being a devout Christian is not always the easiest thing to be in the online universe. Actually, "fitting in" and finding others who have similar views on social media can be one of my biggest daily trials. But here was a new site that was designed just for me. Or so it seemed. It is basically Pinterest for Christians. ...more
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Surprise! Your Instagram Photos are Being Used for Marketing

Another day, another story in the Wall Street Journal of how the photos we post to our social media accounts are being used without our knowledge.  That picture of your first Starbucks Pumpkin Spice latte of the season, your kid eating Pringles, that Diet Coke can in your hand at the neighbourhood picnic: they're all being rounded up by companies such as Ditto Labs and used to know more about you so companies can best target ads or conduct research. ...more
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My Thrifting Scores from the Weekend!

This weekend I had a moment where I needed to escape the four walls of the house and venture out into the neighboring town of Madison, Georgia.  Madison is a old Antebellum community filled with some of the most beautiful homes anyone has ever laid their eyes on.  They have a thriving town square with great little restaurants and shops.  Andersen and I had a wonderful afternoon shopping and enjoying lunch at a wonderful little Bistro called Perk Avenue....more