Do you pin?
I'm a big fan of the newest social website - Pinterest. (If you know all about Pinterest, feel free to skip the red words below ....)
If you haven't heard of it, it's basically a site that lets you build your own bulletin boards online, virtually 'pin' pictures to them (which are then linked automatically back to their home site), and easily share them with your friends. I love this because I can see at a glance why I 'bookmarked' or pinned something - no more wondering why I have that link on my browser bar - and I can quickly get new ideas just by going back to the Pinterest home page. That's where the recently pinned projects of my friends show up (also in pictures). This is great for visual people like me.
The best part? It's all FREE! :-)
Last month, Rebecca over at Better Life Bags started a create-it challenge involving Pinterest, and it's bigger and better this month. Here's how it works:
To enter the challenge, you personally make something that you've pinned. It can be a recipe, a sewn item, a DIY project, or a general craft. Then, you submit a picture both of the original pinned item and your creation to the host of your particular category. Voting is then opened up on Facebook for one week, and the project that gets the most 'likes' wins prizes, currently worth more than $125.
My Big Helper and I have entered projects in two of the above categories. Now, I don't think I'm particularly greedy, but it's JUST PLAIN FUN to see all of these other projects. It's fun to be a part of something happening out there in cyberspace. Knowing there's a deadline to enter keeps us motivated to work on some of these projects we've been wanting to do. AND, we're getting new ideas for new projects all the time - and that means more crafty-cooking time with my little girl. :-)
So, we want to share the fun. We'll give a homemade journal with a recipe card for our Brownie Sundae Cheesecake away if we reach our goal number of votes in either category by the end of voting time. Whether we win or not.
Here's how to enter:
1. Go to Happy Go Lucky on FB to vote for our journal or Topsy Turvy on FB to vote for our Brownie Sundae Cheesecake.
2. When you arrive at either page, you must first 'like' that particular company. Then you'll be allowed to 'like' as many pictures as you want.
3. After' liking' the company, please like our entries. Feel free to like and vote for any others you'd like while there.
4. Then come back here and leave a comment telling us that you voted. Leave a second comment if you voted for each category. (Make sure that I have a way of contacting you if you win.) That's it!
Voting ends this weekend. If we reach more than 20 likes in either category, we'll choose one comment randomly and send out a homemade journal with a cheesecake recipe card included. If we get to 20 likes in BOTH categories, we'll send out two! (Books can be mailed within the United States only. We'll chose the winner(s) on Monday, and they will be notified by email. Winner(s) will then have 48 to reply or a new winner will be chosen.)
Happy voting! (And if you're a Pinhead, I'd love to meet you! You can find me by clicking on the red Pinterest banner over on the right hand side of this post.)
Come back on Saturday for an update on the Great Eastern Earthquake - assuming that Hurricane Irene hasn't knocked out the power.