Join the #PinIt Pinterest Party!

Welcome to another amazing week of our Pinterest party! #PinIt Pin Party – link up your favorite pin of the week, and I’ll repin it and share it around. Then be sure to visit some of the other link-uppers too :)

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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

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.

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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Is Food an Addiction for You?

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 and Essentials product, watch their Super Bowl “All You Can Eat” commercial and share my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own.

So, by now you’ve been following me and my weight loss journey for quite some time. About a year and a half ago I got super motivated, lost about 20 pounds in less than 4 months, was SUPER excited about that.

Then? Then I got complacent. Or maybe lazy? No, not lazy. Just busy. Very busy, and very distracted. I work at home while trying to manage a super wild preschooler. I travel a lot. We’re remodeling our whole house. We’ve had some major family crisis stuff. There are only so many hours in a day, and only so many things I can concentrate on. And one thing that I let slip was diet and exercise.

But recently I partnered up with the awesome people at Weight Watchers. Not only do I get access to their awesome program and tools – being able to track the foods I eat, get awesome recipes, chat with other members, get helpful tips, and more – but I also have a personal coach who is amazing. I get to chat with her whenever I need to, and since she’s someone who has already successfully lost a ton of weight with Weight Watchers, she’s got loads of advice to help me stay on track this time. Instead of a “diet” like I did before in my life, she’s helping me learn a new lifestyle. LOVE her <3

Weight Watchers helps you avoid food temptations [Read more…]

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How Does an Induction Range Work?

This post is sponsored by Frigidaire in partnership with Best Buy. I received an awesomesauce Frigidaire Induction Range to try out their new technology, so that I could share my thoughts with you guys. You’ll love it! #InductionStar

I like to cook. I’m just not the best cook. I love to bake. And when it comes to baking, I like to think I’m pretty rad. I was a vegetarian for most of my 20’s {we don’t need to talk about how long ago those were, ok?} so I never really learned to cook meat. Good thing the Mister cooks that stuff. But I’m totally a pasta girl. I can rock some pasta dishes. But, something that is one of those random things that annoys the heck out of me is waiting for water to boil. Seriously. I hate waiting for that water when I make pasta. Silly. I know. But the average time to boil water is about 10 minutes, depending on your range, cookware, and how much water you’re boiling. I’m a busy woman, ok? :) So when I heard about the new Frigidaire Range – that was not only a pretty darn sexy appliance, but could also boil water in less than 2 minutes, I was like…. Hey baby, come on over. Show me how hot you are. {Sorry, is it just me who gets this excited over new appliances?}

Did you even SEE that? Like, seriously. I show every.single.person. who comes to my house how this works. They all think I’m crazy at first, to show them a boiling pot of water. And then within 30 seconds they’re all like, “Whaaaaa? Are you KIDDING me? Where do I get one of these?” And I’m all like, “At Best Buy, dude.” And they realize how rad this is.

Frigidaire Induction Range from Best Buy

How does this work? No clue. Pretty sure it’s magic. Like, Harry Potter style. {The wine helps make more magic.} If you want to learn more about how Induction Technology works, check this out: How Stuff Works: Induction Cooking. But I can tell you from a moms perspective how it works – it boils water in a flash. On Thanksgiving we had no plans, because I was sick. But the Mister went out around 10am, bought a big frozen turkey, and with this range, we cooked it fully – from FROZEN – in about 4 1/2 hours. Crazy. Another benefit too is that since the cooktop only gets hot where the cookware is, nothing can spill over and burn onto the stovetop. Amazing.

See how awesome it is?? And, it’s just…. pretty :) Check it out compared to my old range…

Before and after

My previous range was still really new, and in great shape. But man…. Look at how much nicer this new Frigidaire from Best Buy looks? I’m seriously going to replace all of my other appliances to match, as funds allow. There’s a rockin’ fridge, and an awesome dishwasher. I can’t recommend these enough!

Follow Meagan Paullin’s board Best Buy Bloggers on Pinterest.

If you’re in love too, be sure to follow the #InductionStar hashtag on social media, and follow @BestBuy and @Frigidaire on Twitter. And if you love gadgets, appliances, tech, and cool stuff that makes your mom-life easier, be sure to connect with me on my Best Buy Bloggers Pinterest board!

Have you ever used a Frigidaire appliance? Have you ever used induction technology? What do you love/hate about your current range? Chat with me in the comments below!

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Join the #PinUp Pin Party! {1-30-15}

Welcome to another awesome week of our Pinterest party link up! Be sure to add your links – I repin EVERYONE who adds their links. And hop around and show some love to the other linkers-uppers too :)

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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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Join the #PinUp Pin 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!}

 

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.

 

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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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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