Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Pinterest Challenge: Winter 2013 Edition

Last week I received an e-mail from Katie BowerKatie Bower was all like “Hey, Michelle.  Would you be interested in co-hosting the Winter Pinterest Challenge with Sherry and I?” 

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I was all like “Eh.  I don’t know, Katie.  My blog schedule is pretty packed.  I don’t know if I have time to squeeze in your silly little challenge that no one participates in.”  (All lies.)

Actually I thought it was some blogger edition of Punk’d.  (Does referencing a cancelled MTV show make me old? Oh, it does?  Okay. Good.)

Turns out that MTV was not involved and I am thrilled to announce I am co-hosting the Pinterest Challege: Winter Edition with Katie (Bower Power), Sherry (Young House Love) and Megan (The Remodeled Life)!

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Whoa. Weird, right? Such talented ladies.  I’ve blog stalked Katie and Sherry for years but Megan is new to me.  And I kind of like her a lot already.

Not familiar with the Pinterest Challenge? 

It’s super fun and easy.  Head to your Pinterest board.  Find a project that you can complete in one week.  Get to work. No project is too big or too small.  Projects have no limits.  Get to painting, sewing, gluing, baking, knitting, basket weaving, etc.  It all goes!

In the past I have taken on small challenges like this scrappy state pillow cover

StateofIowaPillow

And this washer monogram.

washermonogram

I’ve also taken on larger challenges such as stenciling our powder room.

stenciled powder room

And building a bed frame.

bedframe

Now we want YOU to join us!  Seriously.  Read this post and then get to work.  You only have one week!

Here’s some info to get you started:

Choose one of your pins on Pinterest.  Remember that anything goes.  I’m sure you can find something in those 3000 pins of yours that you have been dying to tackle.  Follow me on Pinterest if you are in need of a little pinspiration!

Use your pin to create your own version and then blog about it.  Easy peasy.

Make sure you not only link to the pin but also to the original source.  This is basically the only “rule”.  It’s very important.  Follow it.

Share your project with us on Wednesday, February 27th!  We will each be hosting a link party so be sure to link up your project to all four blogs!  Feel free to include the fancy Pinterest Challenge banner and/or a link back to the hosts to help spread word about the Pinterest Challenge!

Pinterest knows nothing of this madness.  Well, I’m guessing they know about it they just don’t sponsor, endorse it, etc.  It’s just a fun idea that Katie dreamed up to kick us all in gear.  Who doesn’t like fun with a side of get it done?

Follow me on Instagram (decorandthedog), twitter and facebook for sneak peeks of my Pinterest Challenge project.  See you back here on Wednesday.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

52 comments:

  1. Woot! I'm honored to know someone as famous as you.

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  2. You're all "big time blogger" now. ;)
    This is pretty awesome though.
    I would have thought I was getting punk'd too!
    I don't really know how you kept this a secret for so long though!

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  3. Oh my goodness! You are so famous. Look at you go!

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  4. so exciting! congrats!! (ps- pretty sure i'm a long time lurker and first time commenter. tell Ike i'm a big fan.)

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  5. THIS IS SO COOL (slash I'm sorry I'm freaking out)!

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  6. Yay an Iowan! (I swear nobody DIYs around here)
    Congrats on the Challenge!

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  7. Look at you! Congrats, lady! Maybe I'll participate this time around. : )

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  8. Soooo super cool! You are flippin' famous! :)

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  9. so excited you are hosting! and so hoping i can get the project i have in mind done in time!!!!! EEK!

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  10. Woooo! That us so awesome! You are super famous! ;)

    I have never participated in the Pinterest Challenge before (out of laziness) but now that you are hosting, I may just have to!

    Congrats to you (and Ike... because let's be real: he does all the work over there, doesn't he?)!

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    1. I'm beginning to think 98.9% of people read because of Ike. Eh, I get it. ;)

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  11. Just discovered your blog via YHL and can't believe you're a fellow Iowan - and fellow Eastern Iowan to boot! I'm in Cedar Falls and am glad to see a blog that isn't from the south - seems like everything I find is down there or out east. I'll be perusing the rest of your blog now that I've found it!

    ~kim

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    1. I'm a UNI grad! I love Cedar Falls. Now I want Pepper's...

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  12. YOU ARE FAMOUS! Did you pee your pants a little??

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  13. WHHAAAAATTTT!!! I am so excited for you about this!!! The extra exclamation marks are necessary!

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  14. I'm so excited that you're running with the big blogs these days! Can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  15. This sounds like so much fun! Can't wait to get started! Congrats on joining the "big blog" leagues!

    -Sarah
    {limitedspaceorganizing.blogspot.com}

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  16. I may have happy squealed a little when I read you were co-hosting! That's amazing!! Congrats- you have totally hit the big time now! haha

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  17. Yay Michelle! I was excited for you when I saw on Bower Power today you were co-hosting. Very cool! :) Can't wait to see what ya do!

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  18. Woohoo! I can't wait for this challenge! Congrats on getting picked to co-host it :D

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Because you are co-hosting we might actually have to participate this time!

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  20. YEAH! When I read the post this morning on YHL, I was like "wait I know that girl". Since we are BFFs and everything. How exciting...just becuase of that I may have to participate. Better get going!

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  21. Wooop~~Woooop!!! Congratulations to you!! You have arrived BIG TIME!!! :)

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  22. gahhhh can i get your autograph??? okokok going to tackle a pin now!!

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  23. Oh my gosh! You're famous! Can I have your autograph?!

    This is super awesome Michelle! So happy for you! :)

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  24. Michelle, I am dying after reading the comment your left on my blog. You should be afraid of that - or also ending up on the "what they look like with no make-up" special. I may have read a few of those and felt better about myslef, just saying :). It has been a fun day though!

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  25. LOL. That's awesome! I am marking my calendar. I don't think I've ever participated, but since you are hosting I'm in ;)

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  26. How awesome to see your beautiful face amongst all those super bloggers!! Way to go, you blogging machine!

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  27. So. Awesome.

    That's like a blogger-dream-come-true! Can't wait to get started on my project!

    PS. On an aside... I can never see your photos! Any idea why?

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    1. Jess- How are you viewing the blog? What kind of browser (IE, Firefox, etc)? I haven't had any other complaints so I'm not sure. :(

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    2. I tried Firefox and IE. Maybe it's that I'm viewing it at work? I'll try at home tonight on my personal computer.

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  28. Soooooooooooooooooooo
    Excited.

    That is all.

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  29. Totally psyched you got picked for this! Congrats!!

    PS. You weren't kidding about the spam comments were you. Yikes.

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  30. WOW, this is awesome! Lets see if I can get my butt in gear over the weekend to do this ;)

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  31. So I tried to post an excited comment the other day, but your blog wouldn't let me. Boo! So now I'm back to say that I'm super excited that the Pinterest challenge is back & I might be even more excited that you're co-hosting.
    Sarah

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  32. Love love love your bedframe!! Can you tell I LOVE it? My niece is coming to live with us next year for a semester, and we don't have a bed for her....I was thinking I could whip one up, but hadn't worked on any research for it. This would be awesome, and she would love it. And we only have to buy a mattress, right? Oh I'm so excited!

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  33. Um, how freaking awesome that you're hosting!! I'm gonna get my craaaaaaft on this weekend!

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  34. Very exciting news. You have worked hard on the blog and deserve all the good things coming your way! Congrats.

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  35. I'm writing my Pinterest Challenge post and came over to check out the other ladies hosting and umm you win the Internet. ALL of your past projects are so amazing! That state pillow? I want to marry it. The bedframe/headboard? Polygamy is looking pretty good right now.

    Great job and I can't wait to see what you did for this edition!

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  36. I just got done with not one, but TWO pinterest inspired projects for my house. I will be sharing them tomorrow for sure!

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