Thursday, October 4, 2012

Meet "Pinner Takes All!" (and Giveaway)

Have you ever Pinned a craft, home decor idea, or recipe, and wondered if the project will really turn out if you try it on your own? Crafty, homey readers and Pinterest fans are going to love Pinner Takes All, my newest sponsor. Kathy uses Pinterest to catalog all the wonderful ideas she finds online...and she uses her blog to share how those ideas pan out in real life. With Pinner Takes All, Kathy aims to encourage readers to tap into their creativity. In her own words, "creating is about the journey, not the final product."

To celebrate her introduction here on the blog, Kathy is offering a Giveaway package to one luck reader, worth approximately $100!

Keep reading for details and to enter.
Pinner Takes All Blog
Pinner Takes All Projects

Here's what Kathy had to say when I interviewed her recently:

1. When did you start blogging, and why did you decide to start a blog? 
I started blogging in June, 2012, to find a creative outlet beyond spelling words out in Cheerios. Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me, and being at home with my children is such a blessing; but I do miss the sense of accomplishment and something that is "mine" that came with a more traditional career.

 2. Tell me about how you chose the title of your blog. 
I chose the name "Pinner Takes All" as a take on "Winner Takes All" with a Pinterest twist, but beyond that it means anyone can use Pinterest (or any inspiration) to tap into their creativity.

 3. What's your favorite topic to write about? 
I have always been a bit of a writer and enjoy different topics for different reasons. I like crafts and recipes equally well, but my guest posts doing crafts with my kiddos have a special place in my heart.

 4. How would you describe your style to a new reader? 
My signature style in crafts is easy DIY and in my food I aim for healthy versions of comfort food. My writing style I like to think of as friendly, with a sense of humor, and not taking myself too seriously.

 5. Which post are you most proud of? 
Either my Fall Bottle Craft, the DIY S'mores Jars, or the Meatloaf Recipe.
Pinner Takes All Project Ideas

 6. When your family has time together, what are some special activities and/or meals you share together?
I have a baby and a toddler, so that keeps us pretty busy getting through the day, but our family loves to go to the beach or take small road trips or outings to the zoo or park. Most of what I cook is on my blog, but another favorite family dish is my husband's steak pie that is a UK specialty- a bit of the homeland for him and yumminess for me.

 7. Anything else you'd like readers to know about you, or your blog? 
I would just like readers to know how much I appreciate them taking the time to read my little corner of the internet about my crafting and cooking adventures (sometimes misadventures) and I am just so grateful for their comments.

I hope you'll take a moment to pop over and encourage this new blogger at Pinner Takes All! You can also find Kathy on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and (of course!) Pinterest.

Kathy has a fabulous Giveaway package (worth $100) for one lucky reader:
  • 1 $25 Spa Finder Gift Card
  • 1 $25 Hobby Lobby Gift Card
  • 1 Fall Wreath from KB Wreaths (pictured below)

Pinner Takes All Giveaway

Please use the Rafflecopter system embedded below to enter (you'll have to click over if you're viewing this in a reader or email)!
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Get your party hats on! My Weekend Bloggy Reading link party is scheduled as usual for tomorrow morning (8 am ET), so be sure to swing by with your best post of the week.

Here's the button code for the party if you want to get a head start! Recipes, crafts, home decor, party ideas, tips and tricks, you name it. Come prepared to showcase your blog and find some great weekend reads.
Weekend Bloggy Reading


  1. This sounds like a fun blog. I'll be sure to check it out.

  2. The S'Mores in a jar would be a cute party favor.

  3. I'd like to try her Cowboy Casserole! Looks delicious :)

  4. i like the gift in a jar idea with the smores!

  5. What a great giveaway So sweet of you to share this with us. I visited her site and cute ideas, love the blog name. :D

  6. Hey Amanda! Thanks for the introduction to Kathy. What a good idea for a blog! I especially liked the s'more jars--I can imagine that my boys and their friends would really like these. It would be fun to try to make these cute for guys!

  7. I would love to try Kathy's DIY Fall Craft and get some pumpkins ready for the front porch! They are adorable and I think the kids would love helping! :)

  8. I'd like to try S’More in a jar project

  9. Thank you, Amanda for your beautiful write up. I'm excited about the giveaway! Good luck to everyone and thank you SO much for stopping by my little corner!

  10. Great giveaway! I'd love to win! :)

  11. I'd love to try the DIY Baby Gift

  12. I love the smores in a jar idea

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  13. Hi Amanda
    Thanks for introducing us to Kathy and her fun blog. I am partial to chalkboards, so that's my favorite.

  14. I would like to try her pained bowl for the fall

  15. I think I would like to try the S’More in a jar.

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

  16. Your s'mores in a jar are adorable! :)

  17. the smores gift in a jar is perfect since we're having a fire pit built in our backyard and they'd be great favors for our pit opening party!

  18. I would like to try the minnie mouse shirt! so cute!

  19. Thank you again for the comments or stopping by Pinner Takes All. I have went through and tried to visit and return all the comment love and check out your own amazing spots. And thank you to Amanda for hosting the giveaway and the awesome write up.

  20. I'd like to try the Easy Peasy Napkin Rings!

  21. Pork Chops In The Crock Pot!

    Tanya :)

  22. I love the Marinated Pork Tenderloin Recipe!

  23. Lots of great projects!! I have several wine bottles--putting the painting bottle on my to do list.

  24. Thanks for the party! I love it :) I linked up Holy Guacamole-a guilt free dip-bright green and perfect for Halloween!

  25. Love how you're supporting a fellow new blogger :)

  26. I want to try the painting on pumpkin projects. On my list to do this fall!

  27. Wall Art Decor With Spray Paint & Doilies

  28. Her s'mores jars are brilliant!

  29. I would love to try the Diy Coasters. Thanks for the incredible giveaway :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  30. Love the Holiday Decor from the Dollar Store! What a cheap way to decorate.

  31. Making Your Table Fall Ready

  32. Thanks again for all your kind words on my blog and projects. I've visited everyone that had a blog listed. Happy Sunday!

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