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Pinterest Challenge

In March of 2010, was created as a closed-beta site.  I discovered Pinterest in January of 2011 and after waiting impatiently for my invite to join (back then you had to request an invite and wait A LONG time to get included!), I started pinning away.  Most of the people that I followed had a board named “Things I need to do” or “Crafts I need to make” or “Stuff I need to DIY” and I was loving how much inspiration I could gather in one place.  The thing I didn’t love was that I never did any of it.  I needed accountability.  So I texted my bff Sherry and told her that I had a crazy idea for our pinning-but-never-doing habit.  A couple months later, we discussed how to bring in even more people…making it a bigger party.  That’s when the Pinterest Challenge was born.

The Pinterest Challenge is a really easy concept.  Four times a year Sherry, myself and two other co-hosts along with all our readers gather for one big git-er-done fest.  You pin something.  Then you do your own spin.  It’s really that simple.  And if you have a blog, we love to celebrate your hard work with you via linky party.  Here’s our past projects and those beauties that have participated with us as co-hosts…


My Summer 2011 project was a herringbone shim mirror.  Check out all the details here.

The other cohosts for the Summer 2011 Pinterest Challenge were:


My Fall 2011 project was a mercury glass privacy window.  Check out all the details here.

The other cohosts for the Fall 2011 Pinterest Challenge were:


My Winter 2012 project was an oversized jellyfish watercolor.  Check out all the details here.

The other cohosts for the Winter 2012 Pinterest Challenge were:


My Summer 2012 project was a kid’s colorblock teepee.  Check out all the details here.

The other cohosts for the Summer 2012 Pinterest Challenge were:


My Fall 2012 project was a succulent terrarium.  Check out all the details here.

The other cohosts for the Fall 2012 Pinterest Challenge were:


My Winter 2013 project was a growth wall ruler. Check out all the details here.


The other cohosts for the Winter 2013 Pinterest Challenge were:

More future Pinterest Challenges to come!

12 Responses leave one →
  1. February 27, 2013

    Love this page, it’s so easy to find all your (and other’s) past projects. Do you mind if I use the sidebar logo on my site?

  2. April 20, 2013

    When’s the next one???

  3. May 1, 2013

    This page is so cute! It’s such a nice little recap of all the Pinterest goodness!!!

  4. June 6, 2013

    Hi Katie,

    I just wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much I LOVE your site and the Pinterest Challenges. They are actually what convinced me to start my own site — to challenge myself to do more of the things I pin. I was wondering how you choose your co-hosts and if they apply for the co-hositng spot. If so I would definitely be interested.

    Thanks for being such a big inspiration!


    • June 6, 2013

      Thanks Justynn!
      I pick them from people that participate and link up in my posts…it’s random for the most part but it’s most important to participate regularly and follow the suggested ‘rules’.
      xo – kb

  5. August 9, 2013

    What a fun idea, love it! I briefly met you at Haven, but I’m excited to get to know you and your blog a little by looking around your site;)

    • August 11, 2013

      Hi Kristen! Love your work – it’s FABULOUS! So glad we got to meet at Haven!
      xo – kb

  6. May 2, 2014

    Do you think you and Sherry will host this again? I LOVED this even before I started my blog! I would love to participate if you host another one :)

    • May 3, 2014

      We have talked about it but we are really busy now with our little ones…I’ll ask her if she wants to try again this year!
      xo – kb

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        May 16, 2014

        I hope you’re able to do these again, once things get settle with the new babies. I loved them!

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