Monday, June 13, 2011

Interest in Pinterest?

I have to say, since I began blogging, running an etsy store, and stretching my creativity, I never really planned to take on anything else in the realm of techie biz.  In fact, I resisted ~ dug my heels in ~ pulled back ~ and downright balked at the idea of anymore "postings."  

But, at the urging of girlfriends, I gave in to Pinterest.  Girlfriends are always right!!  Now, I'm a junkie, downright addicted, and depressed when I no longer have time to "pin!"  For those who are unfamiliar with this concept, it's really very simple.  You wander through bloglandia, websites, retail stores, etc. online ~ see something you absolutely love, want to make, or just use for inspiration  and you pin it.  This is the all-inclusive, all-in-one-place, easy access, virtual filing cabinet!  You can find me and my "boards" at by searching Karen Hess.  

My Style Pinboard

Pinterest allows members to invite people to join, so let me know if you're interested in becoming a member and I'll send you an invite!  This is one place where it's cool to "steal," or re-pin, from other people's boards! LOL

We're looking for new patio chairs and I "pinned" ones that I found at K-Mart
I just knew if I didn't "pin" them up, I'd forget where I found them!!  Saves a lot of time, grief, and frustration.

This has been one busy, busy week in the studio with deadlines approaching for swaps.  I'm going to post some "teaser" pix but can't show you the real deal until next Monday, when my partners are in possession of their goodies.  My sweet friend, Mary in Cape Cod, and I decided to do our very own Patriotic Swap so here's a bit of what I'm sending Mary...

Another swap I just sent off was to Andra in Georgia.  We participated in Amy Powers at Birthday Box Swap (see button on side bar).  Here's a teaser of what I sent Andra...
Complete unveilings will take place next Monday!
And while I'm on the subject of swaps, here's my bonanza from sweet friend Tiffany, "The Cranky Queen, for our R.A.K swap!  Oh, and she's anything but cranky!

Every day I tell myself how blessed we are to have such a fantastic family and ever-growing circle of friends.  This past week Ron received this in the mail from Kenny Lyons, a childhood friend, who lives in Florida with his beautiful wife Jinn.

I tell ya, this slogan is SO my sweet hubby!  And he's been MVP in my book for a lot more than just 7 times!!  With Father's Day next Sunday I told him I would cruise ALL the aisles at Home Depot with him.  I think he secretly wishes he owned a hardware store...hmmm, I don't think he's alone in that wish!

As I sit here on Sunday night at 7:56, getting this missive ready for coffee in the morning, I got to thinking about something.  It's 93 degrees outside.  If you don't live in the West you might just be asking yourself, "What the heck do those people eat in the summer?!"  So, I thought I'd share with you what we had for dinner Sunday night .
a fresh, crisp green salad

some grated cheese

homemade taco meat ~ no package stuff here

ahhh, the finished plate!
Before I leave you, I want to share how my week began.  This is from Jeanie Callaghan at All My Art ~  And when it arrives, I will share the pix!  Mosey over to Jeanie's blog and see all the fantastic door tags which were created.  These ladies are amazing!  Have a simply stunning, spectacular, and inspiring week my sweet friends!  Thank you for spending some Monday time with me.

MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2011

Door Tag Challenge WINNER!

The winner of my first-ever blog challenge is:

Karen of Karen's Monday Musings

Congratulations, Karen!  As soon as you send me your address, I'll have your prize package in the mail.

Thank you so much to everyone who participated.

This was so much fun!  We'll have to do it again!


karen hess jewelry said...

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Anonymous said...

I agree, Pinterest is awesomely fun.
And your salad looks delicious...though I'd probably soy-it-up with soy chorizo and some soy cheese :-)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Congratulations to the winner!!
Oh, the salad looks so delicious.....
Have a wonderful weekk.
XO Marie

~*~Patty S said...

Congrats on your exciting Mz Karen!
I had to put my fingers in my ears and sing LA LA LA real loud when you talked about the Pininterest....I absolutely cannot find another reason to stay longer in my fav computer just won't do LOL I have "heard" it is lots of fun and like so many fun things "addicting" too!
Your sneak peeks leave me waiting for's great that you are having such a good time in swap land dear Karen!
Enjoy the full moon tonite!

Barbara Jean said...

well i have managed to stroll thorough your posts to this one, and all so fun, with an assortment of treasures in each one.

I came by to say thanks for following my blog, so, thanks. =)
If you ever have questions just drop me a note. always glad to help in any way i can.

barbara jean