I Saw it On Pinterest: The Braided Bun

How many times have you found something on Pinterest and you thought it was the answer to all your problems. Well, maybe not ALL your problems… but certainly the problem of what to do with your hair when you wake up with a big ponytail crease in it and no desire to shower.I pinned the instructions for a braided hair bun ages ago and finally got the chance to try it out. You can click here to check out the instructions that I used to try to recreate The Beauty Department’s Braided bun look....more

Pinterest Lies Sometimes

Between Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, we have no shortage of life nuggets, quotes and sentiments crossing our paths everyday. Some are good; some are funny. Some of them make us feel understood and validated. But a lot of them are just … lies.Pinterest is a well-oiled, fine-tuned, lie-spreading machine....more

Adding Text to Images in PicMonkey

As bloggers, we all want our posts to be full of beautiful images that are ready for Pinterest! This means we need to add some text to them in a way that is pleasing to the eye. I own Photoshop … but know what I use now? PicMonkey. It's free, and it's so easy that I can edit a photo there faster than I can get one of those expensive programs to load on my computer. Let's get started!...more
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Pin This! Statistics Small Businesses Can Use To Engage On Pinterest

When choosing where to focus efforts in social media, the number of options can be overwhelming. Social media networks are a fantastic way to spread the word about your small business....more

Blogger Beware: You CAN Get Sued For Using Photos You Don't Own on Your Blog

One of the things I learned early on was that a post with a photo always looked nicer than one with just text. So I looked at what other people were doing for pictures.  And mostly it seemed that everyone was grabbing pics from Google Images and pasting them on their sites. Sometimes with attribution, most of the time without. And when I asked others (or looked at disclaimers on websites and Tumblrs), it seemed that everyone agreed using pics that way was okay under Fair Use standards. ...more
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5 Pinterest Trends That Should Go Away

NOTE: I like Pinterest, don't mistake that! I just happen to find some of the current trends annoying and hope they're just a phase....more

Eating my Way Through Pinterest: Copycat Olive Garden Dressing

 Today on my blog, I'm sharing the third in my eating my way through pinterest series! I really like this series and I've had a ton of fun making recipes....more

Help the Hubs, for goodness sakes!

I am probably in hot water for writing this.  I may want to reconsider, ok I did and I'm going for it.  I am going to let you in on a little secret of mine and it involves the hubs, gifts and Pinterest....more

A Missive From The Doily Mill

One of my favorite holiday memes, if you can call it that, is the regularity of satirical blog posts this time of year aimed at taking down the ridiculously, impossibly perfect, some might say cruelly aspirational presentation of "real life" depicted in retail catalogs. Memes providing much-needed levity for anyone feeling the pressure to pull it all together, especially those of us who work in the industry and have been doing holiday DIYs and photo shoots and prep since July.<...more

My Pinterest Nightmare - 3 ways to avoid being me

Pinterest has grown very fast. I love it and hate it at the same time.Its an easy place to access and find things you love . I have about 96 boards, 6 secret boards, 5,207 pins, 4,742 likes .That's where my nightmare begins.... all those likes. Just sitting there without a board to call their own....more