Somebody Pin(ch) Me!

Sorry for the lack of post yesterday, but I was busy taking deep breaths in a paper sack. You know my addiction love of Pinterest runs deep, and it even spawned a recurring series around here cleverly titled {Pinterest Projects}.

So obviously I’m on board every time the fabulous Katie of Bower Power and Sherry of Young House Love host a Pinterest Challenge! This was Katie’s brainchild last year to encourage us to get off our computer-parked-arses and actually make something we’d pinned. In a nutshell, STOP PINNING AND START DOING!

I’m super excited because it’s time for the Winter Edition of The Pinterest Challenge! (Nevermind the Spring temperatures and early blooms, it is in fact, according to this banner, still Winter.)

So why was I hypervenalating and a little sick to my stomach? And what does all this have to do with The Pinterest Challenge?

Yep, that’s my mug along side Katie, Sherry and the adorble Erin of The Great Indoors. Somehow they decided it was a good idea to include me as a co-host?! What Twilight Zone am I in (and where is Edward to comfort me?!) I am beyond thrilled to partner with these fun gals. And a wee bit petrified since I have no idea what to make! Zero. Nada. Nunca!

So far in my {Pinterest Projects}, I’ve made Scrabble Tile Coasters, Chalkboard Mugs and Cinnamon Roll Waffles.

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Pinterest also inspired my Convex Sunburst Mirror and Scented Pinecone Wreath, so I know it won’t let me down now.

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Surely your butt is numb and you’re ready to hop up and join us!? We’d love for you to play along in The Pinterest Challenge (they don’t sponsor this lovefest, they just provide the black hole of time!)

1. Simply find something you’ve pinned on Pinterest….if you can narrow it down! It can be anything, big or small.
2. Create your version from the Pinsperation and blog about it (be sure to include the pin and original link so the creator gets credit, too).

3. Then come back next Wednesday, March 14, and share it. That way we can all marvel in what you’ve done, and probably pin it! And thus the evil cycle continues.

Sherry, Katie, Erin and I will be sharing our projects that day too, so make like Snooki and hook up with all four of us! Already have some ideas of what you’ll make?

P.S — If you aren’t on Pinterest, shoot me an email and I’ll send you a free invite. But kiss the rest of your afternoon goodbye!

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  1. Yay! What a fun group to be part of. I've never done a pinterst challenge but I just may have to this time around.

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  2. Congrats on being selected for this round. Way to go! And I love your Snooki reference. Ha!

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  3. "Make like Snooki"!!!! Omg, I just spit out my coffee that is so hilarious! I'm on board with the pinterest project!!! Fun!

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  4. Crystal wrote:

    I was sooo excited when I saw your pretty face over at YHL! This is a big deal. I'm sooo excited for you! Can't wait to see what you make.


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  5. I'm totally with Jennifer on the Snooki comment. Too good– I hope you've seen the Mayan calendar/Snooki due date joke…

    Can't wait to see what you make for next week! Glad to be with you on this terrified train. 🙂

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  6. Leigh wrote:

    I was so excited when I saw your name on YHL this morning! I've pinned quite a few projects of yours so I am excited to see what you make. Now, what am I going to make???

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  7. Yay! Time to get on it. Now what can I do…so many choices.

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  8. Leslie wrote:

    You're worthy of your company! I'll have to stop pinning and start doing. 🙂

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  9. Of course you are co-hosting. No one could be better! That's awesome, girl!

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  10. How exciting!!! Yu'll come up with something fabulous, I just know it 🙂

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  11. Yeah can't wait! What a fun bunch of gals! Now I have to get movin on a project!

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  12. Amanda wrote:

    Congrats on joining the Pinterest Challenge ladies this round. Can't wait to see what you come up with 🙂

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  13. Congrats! YHL is usually my first read of the day and I got so excited when I saw your name! Can't wait to pick out my project!

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  14. Ohhh I know exactly what I'll put up here! Love Pinterest!

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  15. Becca wrote:

    WOW! Congrats on being included!! I will see you there!
    xo Becca

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  16. Rachel B. wrote:

    New reader here from Bower Power! I'm looking forward to my second Pinterest challenge.

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  17. Dharma wrote:

    Cassie! Yay for you, this sounds like a lot of fun.

    Confession = I have not entered PInterest yet, maybe if you invited me…. then I could get up off my duff and do something DIFFERENT and COOL enough to be in the big leagues with you 🙂

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  18. Stacie wrote:

    I love the "kiss your afternoon goodbye" comment. It is so true! I am so addicted to Pinterest, but I must say it is such an inspiration. I am going to try to do this challenge. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  19. I'm so excited that you're a host for this! I might just have to bust out my glue gun.

    Okay, probably not, but it's fun to think about it.

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  20. Alexa wrote:

    Love love those mugs! So so cute!

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  21. Pamela R wrote:

    I am so stoked for next weeks pinterest challenge! But gah can I pull my stuff together in only a week? Time will only tell!

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  22. Congrats Cassie!!! That is so exciting and I can't wait to see what you come up with! You're so crafty and fabulous 🙂 xoxoxo

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  23. So fun!! I will have to get moving on my "planned" Pinterest projects so I can share one next week!!

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  24. Congrats! I have no idea what to make, but I'm sure I'll come up with something. I mean I do have like 3,000 pins to choose from…

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  25. You are totally qualified to be with these ladies!

    I need a good kick in the pants to get going with some projects so I am all in!

    I am also totally and hopelessly addicted to pinterest.

    follow me here

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  26. houses wrote:

    I loved this blog post, You are very talented & This website is really worth to be checking
    Thank You

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  27. WooHoo! I'm starting to hyperventilate for you. So exciting. Now I need to get to work so I can link up. 🙂
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

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  28. I love a good Pinterest challenge! I did one last weekend and blogged about it – hope you don't mind if I share that one here next week!

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  29. Ok. That is amazing and well deserved!

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  30. Dharma wrote:

    Hey Cassie! Thanks for the Invite to PInterest….just wanted to let you know I am BLAMING you on my blog for what is turning out to be a needed Pintervention 😉 I also mention the Challenge and link up here 🙂

    Cheers homeslice! – Dharma

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  31. Casey wrote:

    Your Snooki comment just made me snort.

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  32. Francis wrote:

    Hi Cassie, I'm new to your blog and I love reading it! I'm totally up for a pinterest challenge! Since I'm addicted to it! I will be posting about on Wednesday!

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  33. Larissa wrote:

    Wow! This sounds great!! … Gee, i must have 2100+ pins on my boards now, and yet, I haven't actually done anything about them yet, lol!! … This is a great idea!! I'll definitely have a look and see what I can accomplish in the next couple of days with pinterest inspiration!! … Found you via Courtney @ A Thoughtful Place and will definitely stick around and have a sticky beak!!

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  34. Wow you have made some great things!

    I am definitely in! And I'll be making an ottoman

    See you then 🙂

    Posted 3.12.12 Reply
  35. HI there!

    I found you through the Pinterest Challenge and am your newest email subscriber. I love your blog!!

    I took the Pinterest Challenge at

    Thanks for the inspiration!

    Posted 3.14.12 Reply
  36. Yeay! I did your sunburst mirror but with an outdoor clock that had been forlornly hanging on the fence. I posted it to Pinterest and listed your site as inspiration including the link on how to make it. So fun and surprisingly easy. My neighbors all want a tutorial! Thanks a million for having such a fun and inspirational site. Nadia

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