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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Holy Pinterestballs Batman!

Guess who's co-hosting the next Pinterest Challenge? 



 Even, I still can't believe it! 




Seriously!  It's cray-cray!  

I love Pinterest!  So it goes without saying that any and every time Katie (Bower Power) and Sherry (Young House Love) host a Pinterest Challenge I'm always down to play along. 

 I mean I'll be honest, anything that motivates me to start doing and stop pinning - aka getting my bootie off the couch - is a good thing in my book.  Thanks to their get-your-bootie-moving challenges I've painted my doors and window sashes in our family room black..........



created a giant chalkboard calendar to manage our daily chaos.......

wall sized chalkboard calendar


and played around with an outfit inspired tablescape.



It's great to pin things, but it's even better to do something with the pinspiration!  So, when they asked me to co-host along with Sarah (The Ugly Duckling House) I replied with a very enthusiastic YES!  Honest to goodness I'm still in shock they even asked me!  Sarah is beyond worthy - have you seen her amazing gilded map art?!  But me?  I'm way out of my league!  I mean I'm super excited to co-host with these amazing lizadies, but I'm also skeered.   What the heck am I gonna do?!  My "Let's Do This (diy)" board  has no less than 80 pins, but these two are really calling my name right now.

I'm totally digging this bookcase turned dollhouse from the Land of Nod Blog.

                                                           
                                                           Source: blog.landofnod.com via Carmel (@ Our Fifth House) on Interest



And my scrapbook paper stash better hide 'cause I'm coming at it with a giant pair of scissors!  I'd love to create something similar to this collage art from Michelle at Ten June.


                                                               Source: tenjuneblog.com via Carmel (@ Our Fifth House) on Pinterest


Obvisously, I have something kid inspired on the brain, so we'll see how it goes.

You want to join in the fun too, don't you?  I'll answer for you - YES, yes you do!  It's pretty simple really.  If you want to take the Pinterest Challenge all you have to do is:

1.  Choose one of your pins on Pinterest - anything goes - no matter how big or small the project.

2.  Use your pinspiration to create your own version and blog about it (make sure you not only link to the pin but also the original creator.)

3.  Then come back next Tuesday, October 30th, and share your pinspired project with us!  Feel free to use those snazzy Pinterest Challenge banners Katie made in your post too!

Sarah, Katie, Sherry and I will be showing off our projects that day too.  It's going to be a fun partay that you won't want to miss!

Oh and in case you're wondering this is not a Pinterest sponsored challenge.  It's just a fun little push-in-the-tush to get us all movitated to start tackling some things on our to-do lists.  I don't know about you, but I need these kicks in the rear end sometimes!

18 comments:

  1. Congrats, Carmel! So excited for you to be an official host of the Pinterest Challenge this time around! I just love your use of color throughout your home and your amazing creativity in the projects you tackle. Can't wait to see what you do this time!

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  2. Thanks Elizabeth! I gotta get busy that's for sure! ;)

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  3. Super fun and you are NOT out of your league! You always deliver on creativity and great ideas, so I know you will step up to the challenge! Can't wait to see what you do, and I will have to start going through my bazillion pins to see if I can find something. ;-)

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  4. Congrats! Your star is definitely rising. You are running with the big dogs now, and your hard work and creativity have put you there. I'm just sorry I didn't get your autograph the day we had lunch.

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    1. You are so funny! We need to have lunch again soon - call me. You have to see the bookcases that Greg built - they're amazing! I haven't shown them on the blog yet because the room isn't totally done yet but he did such a beautiful job!

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  5. WOW!! This is awesome!! Congrats on the co-hosting job!! I've seen this challenge a few times, but have yet to participate! Maybe next week I will join in the fun!!

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    1. Yes Tonya - I hope you do! It's such great motivation and fun to see what everyone does!

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  6. This is already SO MUCH fun. Can't wait to see what you do!

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  7. You've always been a big deal to me! So inspiring, you are. Can't WAIT to see what you have in store! Thx for getting my diy juices flowing again, girl. (Ew, sorry.)
    xoxo

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  8. so so so exciting!!! those challenges are so much fun, and yes, hosting it is nerve-wracking!!! you'll be great, and I'll surely play along!

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  9. Holy moses! I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see what you decide to tackle.

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  10. Can't wait to see what you come up with! I love your black door makeover!

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  11. Yay, what exciting news! You know you've set the bar pretty high for yourself with those past diys! :) Can't wait to see your creation, girl!

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  12. How exciting Carmel!! Okay you are inspiring me to get off my tush and make one of my pins come to life! Look forward to seeing your next DIY. And you are totally worthy of being asked to do this - your projects are so creative!

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  13. So I just clicked over here 'cause I'm all psyched to join the pinterest challenge this month and WOAH your header is my Christmas card from last year! Ours said Happy Holidays, of course, but how crazy is that!?

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  14. OMG Carmel! Congrats! So amazing that you get to co-host this time around! Whatever you do is gonna be awesome!

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  15. Congrats girl! Im sure whatever you choose it will be awesome! and that gilded map- oh em gee!!

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  16. Carmel that is really cool! I hope I can get something whipped up so I can link up with you!

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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