How to Prepare for the Best St. Patrick's Day Ever

Perhaps only because I love the color green, but St. Patrick's Day is a fun little holiday, isn't it? We don't do anything for St. Patrick's Day other than wear some green, throw a festive print or two up around the house, eat shepherd's pie and drink green beer (or milk if you're either a toddler or gestating.)...more

Bring It On, Pinterest!

Are you a fellow Pinterest addict who just can't seem to find the time to implement all of its wonderful ideas?  In the following post, I confront the life lessons I have learned from Pinterest and propose a universal challenge to help us boost productivity and take charge of those tiny images once and for all. ...more

How Pinterest Has Made Me a Better Blogger

I dare you to look at Pinterest and not get inspired! It’s darn near impossible. Sure I see pins and I think there is no way that will work, but yet I still try. A want to try soon turns into a want to learn and a want to grow and finally a want to maybe impress and inspire someone else....more

Friday Favorites...Poncho Love

FRIDAY FAVORITES...PINTEREST! Did this week fly by as fast for you as it did for me? Can't believe it's time to say TGIF but I'm glad it's the weekend. Temperatures sure have dropped here and my body still can't get use to the colder weather...not sure that it ever will! O.k. so I've been pinning a little more on Pinterest this week. It's so full of awesomeness that sometimes I forget to pin. I just keep scrolling and dreaming...oops!...more

My Favorite Boards on Pinterest

The Best Boards to Follow on Pinterest11/05/2014...more

8 Ways to Get More Pinterest Followers

If you haven’t checked out Pinterest yet, you are missing out! Just like old-school scrapbooks, Pinterest is a place to organize online images you find interesting or inspiring by creating customized, themed boards. It is a lot of fun, but once you’ve gotten down the basics, you'll need to start focusing on your interactions on this social media site.  Here is how to find more followers! ...more
Good tips. I wasn't aware of "rich pins".more

Pinterest; I curse you

While there were touch and go moments, I’ve survived my daughter’s 13th birthday party. As we've progressed through the years I've looked forward with each passing birthday to the lessening pressure to put on a “production” that hasn't been duplicated by other party-planner parents....more

blog your way to design products partner

5 Pinterest Boards for Paper Artists to Follow

Disclaimer: If you end up on Pinterest for hours today, it's clearly not my fault, because I'm only telling you which boards to follow. I'm certainly not telling you to scroll all the way down through all of their awesomeness, through the forest of instructional blog posts and how-tos and DIY goodness. That's on you. :) ...more

Make Your Pinterest Pins Go Viral

Bloggers LOVE Pinterest. Not only is it a great way to get our work out there for people to discover, but it is also an awesome source of inspiration and a fabulous one-stop-shop for creative ideas. I lay out my entire Pinterest strategy in my e-book, but today I wanted to talk about some common characteristics that I see in pins that go viral. Now obviously every post that does well on Pinterest will not have the same attributes, but there are a few trends that I've noticed that I try to consider when putting together my posts. ...more
I'm just awed at what people know. Really, such savy and wit and smarts. Cool stuff.more