PinIt Pinterest Pin Party!

Welcome to another week of pinning, sharing, and inspiration in our #PinIt Pinterest Party!

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Welcome to the #PinIt Pin Party!

Who is ready to have some fun!?! We had a terrific turn out last week and hope to have you join in the fun this week. Before we begin, check out the MOST CLICKED submissions from last week’s Pin Party! We just LOVE these…


 
 
 
 
 
 
{Simply CLICK the image to #PinIT}

Meet Your Pin Party Hosts

{Be sure to check out the hosts and follow them on Pinterest!}

Jen

Jen from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Jen’s profile on Pinterest.

Dawn

Dawn from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Dawn’s profile on Pinterest.

Meagan

Meagan from Sunshine and Sippycups

Visit Meagan’s profile on Pinterest.

Ashley

Ashley from Embracing Homemaking

Visit Ashley’s profile on Pinterest.

Jessica and Nellie

Jessica & Nellie from Butter with a Side of Bread

Visit their profile on Pinterest.

JOIN THE PARTY!

We encourage all bloggers to join our pin party and link up any post from your blog or Pinterest account that you would like to share.

To make the party even more fun, remember…

  • By linking up at our #PinIt: Pin Parties, you are giving us permission to feature your submissions on our social media outlets and be considered to be featured as a Pinner of the Week… with a link back to you of course :)
  • We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites!
  • Be sure to visit and PIN or comment on at least 2 other links. Let’s spread the love.
  • We would love it if you spread the word about the party on social media or by adding our button to your site.
  • Please only link up to your blog posts or pins. No affiliate posts, sponsored posts, ads or products. If you have an Etsy shop, we would LOVE to feature you in our Shopping Saturday posts so please be sure to contact us!

Need more incentive to join in and #PinIt? Every week, some lucky participants will WIN fun prizes and get featured on our site! Whoo hoo!

Here’s how you can be a part of our Pin Party: Simply insert the URL for your PIN or Blog Post, so that we can showcase your creativeness! This party is open to any FAMILY FRIENDLY posts or pins. We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites! So, be sure to #PinIT!

Let’s introduce our fans, and everyone on Pinterest, to your great posts, pins and creativity :) Have FUN… and Enjoy!


 

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Stop – It’s Blogathon Time!!

This is now the seventh Biannual Blogathon Bash, and I think I’ve participated in more than half of them. At first as an attendee, and now again as a co-host. I have loved the idea of the Blogathon since I first heard of it – it’s super motivating! Not only is it a time to set aside to work on your blog – learn new things, and work on past-due projects – but it also makes all of that work fun! There are prizes to win, which is always a bonus. There’s a free blogging planner printable for everyone who links up and participates. But the best part is having a whole team of people working along with you – to answer questions, give advice, and network with. I hope you’ll join us too!

Biannual Blogathon Bash

 How to Join the Blogathon Bash:

Check out the intro post here:  January Biannual Blogathon Bash. That’ll give you more information on everything that’s going on, if you’re new to the Blogathon. Then write up a quick kick-off post {doesn’t have to be as long as mine… I always talk too much :)} and link it up on the linky in that intro post. Just share what you’re goals and plans are for the weekend, easy peasy! It’s a nice way to hold yourself accountable, since you’re writing it down. Plus, it helps bring more people to join the Blogathon fun too. Here are some of my personal blogging goals: [Read more…]

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Weight Watchers at Work

This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsored….

So. I’ve told you guys about my struggle with my weight over the years. And how I’m working on that. And…. My new plan to get SERIOUS about it all, by using the amazing new personal coaching program from Weight Watchers. I’ve been working with this program for about a month now, and love it.

Skinny Girl Sparklers

One of the first things that my coach asked me, was to learn what food and drinks were my “problem” things. And juice was one of them. I’m like, a juice-a-holic. So, my coach helped me find some other options – like these Skinny Girl sparklers. 5 Calories per serving. Total win!

Weight Watchers yogurt parfait - only 4 points!

One of the other things was to start eating breakfast. I never used to. So, I’ve continued eating my yogurt and fruit breakfast daily. Love it! And it really does give me more energy, versus just having coffee.

Salad

Another thing that my coach told me is that I need to take time in the afternoon for lunch. Last week I was doing really good at eating breakfast, but not so good at remembering to eat lunch. But, having some salad stuff on hand, to make it super easy to throw it all together in a bowl, makes it super easy to eat lunch, even if it’s at my desk.

And…. The other thing my Weight Watchers Personal Coach told me is to make sure I get more activity. So, I’m actually getting out and walking – sometimes RUNNING. Oh my heck. If you know me, you know it’s very rare that I do things like this. But, I’m determined to get this toosh back into shape. So, here I am. With Tennies on. For exercise. Right?

So, I feel like I’m still on track for this week. My coach is available anytime I need her, and even if she wasn’t around, I can grab someone else to chat with or get advice from, 24/7. I’ve always been a big fan of Weight Watchers, since it’s such a solid plan and helps guide you into learning sustainable good choices, that you can continue even when you stop the program. Can’t recommend them enough! Learn more here: Weight Watchers.

 

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Mason Jar Valentine’s Day Craft

I love me some holidays. Any of them. I’m what you would call…. A Holiday-a-holic. So since we’re in mid January, and it’s getting close to the holiday of looooove, I am busy putting together lots of fun Valentine’s Day gifts. Like this super fun and sparkly mason jar gift… Check it out…

Mason Jar Gift [Read more…]

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Join the #PinIt Pin Party {1-16-15}

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Welcome to the #PinIt Pin Party!

Who is ready to have some fun!?! We had a terrific turn out last week and hope to have even more join in the fun this week. Before we begin, check out our TOP Pins from last week’s Pin Party! We just LOVE these…

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You can PIN them here:

 
 

 

We encourage all bloggers to join our pin party and link up any post from your blog or Pinterest account that you would like to share. Let’s get started!

Meet your hosts

{Be sure to check out the hosts and follow them on Pinterest!}

JenJen from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Jen’s profile on Pinterest.

DawnDawn from Pin-n-Tell

Visit Dawn’s profile on Pinterest.

MeaganMeagan from Sunshine and Sippycups

Visit Meagan’s profile on Pinterest.

Screen Shot 2015-01-02 at 10.58.12 AMAshley from Embracing Homemaking

Visit Ashley’s profile on Pinterest.

butterJessica & Nellie from Butter with a Side of Bread

Visit their profile on Pinterest.

To make the party even more fun, remember…

  • By linking up at our #PinIt: Pin Parties, you are giving us permission to feature your submissions on our social media outlets and be considered to be featured as a Pinner of the Week… with a link back to you of course :)
  • We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites!
  • Be sure to visit and PIN or comment on at least 2 other links. Let’s spread the love.
  • We would love it if you spread the word about the party on social media or by adding our button to your site.
  • Please only link up to your blog posts or pins. No affiliate posts, sponsored posts, ads or products. If you have an Etsy shop, we would LOVE to feature you in our Shopping Saturday posts so please be sure to contact us!

Need more incentive to join in and #PinIt? Every week, some lucky participants will WIN fun prizes and get featured on our site! Whoo hoo!

Here’s how you can be a part of our Pin Party: Simply insert the URL for your PIN or Blog Post, so that we can showcase your creativeness! This party is open to any family friendly posts or pins. We will be monitoring the submissions, checking them out and pinning our favorites! So, be sure to Pin UP!

Let’s introduce our fans, and everyone on Pinterest,to your great posts, pins and creativity :) Have FUN… and Enjoy!


 

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Give Surprise Love Notes All Year with This Fun Kit!

This post contains a referral link.

I am SO over-the-top in love with Erin Condren products. Her site is my favorite designed site ever. Her products are so bright and cheerful and fun – and so functional and high-quality. Seriously, once you make a purchase, you’ll be hooked. {If you don’t have a planner yet, Erin Condren Life Planners are the bomb.}

Erin Condren Love Notes Deal [Read more…]

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Cherry Sparkle Cocktail Recipe

This week I made my Sweet’N Low Cherry Sparkler Valentine’s Day drink recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SweetNLowStars

I’m not always a big fan of Valentine’s Day – although I do love me some love. :) But, I had quite a few Valentine’s Days ruined by silly boys, in my early 20’s…. One went on a road trip with friends to Seattle, stayed a few days longer than he was supposed to, and called me on Valentine’s Day from- wait for it….. Hooters. That was nice. Another boyfriend, a few years later, bought me PJ’s, which I’d mentioned I was wanting…. But bought them for me in a mens size XXL. And I’m not that big. Sheesh. Even if was, how rude, lol. But even with some unfortunate Valentine’s Days behind me, I still get excited to celebrate. And with a 4 year old, and few options for babysitting, we have a lot of date nights at home. So, I came up with a fun little drink to make the evening more festive. Hope you enjoy it too.

Cherry Sparkle Cocktail for Valentines Day [Read more…]

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