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Pin-up Gallery Round up

Posted on March 1, 2014 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Your Portal to Previous Pin-up Galleries:

(Pin-up Galleries are compilations of images I fancied on Pinterest that are in a particular theme.)

Press the button below to explore the desired gallery.  (more to come)


Do you have suggestions for future Pin-up Gallery posts? Please leave your ideas in the comment section below and I will consider creating one.

6 Pinterest Wannabes Worth Checking Out... {part one}

Posted on September 7, 2013 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Juxtapost:

In a nutshell:

"Juxtapost is here to help you remember all the amazing things you see while you browse the web. From planning a wedding, to furnishing a room, there is no end to the number of things people use the web for. However with all its infinite options, managing what you find has become a massive undertaking. For years, web users have relied on a browser’s bookmark tool to save what they find, however this has become far too ineffective when attempting to organize more than a few dozen pages. That’s where Juxtapost steps in. Its sole ambition is to provide members with easy-to-use tools to "bookmark" the photos they find into categorized postboards (collection of posts) that they can easily curate, even if their collection spirals to hundreds of websites."

Why it's worth checking out:

More options for viewing like: "more like this" and "more with this color"

2. StyleCaster

In a nutshell:

More than anything, this site is pretty much just focuses on fashion. It's like a shopping site of some sort.

Why it's worth checking out:

Well this one isn't my favorite, but one feature I do like is that instead of the text being at the bottom of each image, you only see what you need to when you hover over the image before you click on it.

3. All Women Stalk

In a nutshell:

It's more of a "How to" and "5 ways to..." kind of site.  They say: "AllWomenStalk.com is your daily scoop of fabulous! And whether you’re looking for tips on putting together the perfect outfit, or wondering which lipstick is right for your complexion, AllWomenStalk.com is the perfect place to find the answers! From tips on how you can safely lose a few pounds to the new hair trends of the season, you will find it all on 26 blogs dedicated to women's beauty, style, health, matters of the heart and all other important things we women talk about."

Why it's worth checking out:

The images used are very intriguing. Overall it has a trendy design

4. Dudepins

In a nutshell:

It's Pinterst...for dudes...'nuff said.

Why it's worth checking out:

The funny thing about this site is it screams "dude" as soon as you arrive because there are no fancy, cute colors, DIY crafts, and Nutella recipes to hog the screen. One feature I really like that I miss with Pinterest is that they do list the date it was posted. WIN!

5. Indulgy

In a nutshell:

Indulgy is pretty much like Pinterest, but with a black background. Fashion, interior decor, food, luxury products. 

Why it's worth checking out:

It has a very minimalistic design and when an image is zoomed, other color options are shown below as well as a full color palette for the image.

6. Loverly

In a nutshell:

Getting married? Here's your go-to "gimme gimme" site!  Their mission is to make your wedding planning simple and fun. Discover ideas, things to buy and people to hire for your wedding.

Why it's worth checking out:

Beautiful site, color palette on main page to choose the color you desire for your big day.  And they stay on top of the latest trends.

Link'n Log {Robots!}

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In honor of what Google calls "Geek Week" I decided to post this this week.  I'm not sure of the authenticity of "Geek Week" ...but I like the sound of it. 

If some of my followers haven't noticed by now, I've developed a series that I like to call Link'n Log.  It's a list of random links I find on the internet that I set to a theme to share with others. Check out my previous entries by looking for the link in the sidebar.  Anyway, that's what inspired me to name it "Link'n Log". It's a log of links.

{You may hold applause til the end of your viewing session.}

diy robot onesie / diy robot head / diy paper robot avent / diy crochet robot {pattern} / I heart robot cross stitch {pattern} / diy felt robot broach found on Pinterest / diy felt robot party drink toppers / diy C3P0 robot hands: diy stamped robot patterned tote bag

upcycled canvas robot sneakers / upcycled trash robots / upcycled robot printed pillowcases 

upcycled vintage materials robot

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youtube video: How to do the robot (part one)

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youtube video: How to do the robot (part two)

robot patterned tube socks  / robot knitted beanie  / rock 'em sock 'em robot tee  /

robot attack tee  / mighty robot pendant

ice cream cone robot party treats / robot cupcakes / "micro chips" party favor treat {for a "Space Invader" themed baby shower! / impressive robot cake birthday cake

blade runner fan art {link to image only but found on Google} / robot themed nail art: wall-e

inspired ensemble: transformers "draw something" game art

{btw while you're there, check out the other amazing 'robot' art!}

robot bookends / robot tea diffuser (+ 14 more impressively geeky robot accessories) / 
etched robot shot glass / robot attack tee (Yes, I know I listed this shirt 
in another category, don't judge me. LOL)



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Top row: The Robot Book by Heather Brown / A Clockwork Orange  by  Anthony Burgess
2nd row: Awesome by Jack Pendarvis / Robot Dreams by Isaac Asimov
Doug Unplugged by Dan Yaccarino
3rd row: The Search for WandLa by Tony DiTerlizzi / The Windup Girl by Paulo Bacigalupi
Andy Buckram's Tin Men by Carol Ryrie Brink
4th row: Robots, Robots Everywhere! by Sue Fliess
The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot by Margaret MacNamara
Robot Zot! by Jon Scieszka / 
Bottom: Hello, Robots by Bob Staake / Clink by Kelly DiPuccio / 
Boy + Bot by Ame Dyckman / Rusty Robot by Roger Priddy (Board Book)

10 Features I Wish Pinterest Would Grant Me...

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Though since their creation they have answered a number of requests, (Search within boards, repetitive pinning notice, and private boards, to name a few) I ask that the “Pinterest Gods” consider these ten wishes I have compiled.


Pinterest Wish #1: 

Pinning to multiple boards


Well, to make our lives easier.  But if that's not reason enough, it's a time saver, really. The feature would be as easy as looking up the first board to put it in, (like we do now) then the window could remain open so we could choose another if desired.  If we don't want to add anymore, we would click "done". 

Pinterest Wish #2: 

One-Touch Pinning


Because sometimes in life, our eyes are bigger than our stomachs...or, boards... I dunno... We're human, sometimes we live in excess. As it is presently, there is a new option to "Pin", "Send" or "Like" , right?  Well, it wouldn't have to be anything more than ONE button at the top of each image, to set to one board you decide to pin to until we change the setting.  Pinterest can figure out the specifics to make this happen, I'm certain.

Pinterest Wish #3: 

Listing Dates Images Were Pinned


Having the dates on the pins would help with organizing your  "Junk Drawer" so-to-speak.  Sometimes things just need to be tossed.  But mainly, I wish for this just to satisfy my curiousity of when I actually pinned it...that's all.

Pinterest Wish #4: 

Automatically Alphabetize Boards on Main Page


Like stated, I have a huge amount of boards!  So many, they won't let me have anymore... (another complaint)  Anyway, dragging and dropping takes so much effort that by the time I'd be done, Pinterest will have tweaked this little problem and my hair would be gone from frustration.

Pinterest Wish #5: 

Frequently Pinned Boards at Top When Pinning


When you pin, and pin, and ...well you get the idea, and you have a few that get the lucky pins in the board more than the others.  Scrolling down to each one gets a little redundant.  How about putting our three most frequent at the top of the alphabettically listed boards when pinning?

I recently discovered that the mobile app allows you to pin the the three most recent.  So, I gather it would be similar to that idea.

Pinterest Wish #6: 

Grouping Favorite Followed Pinners


I have a lot of pinners that I follow that I certainly am likely to be sharing tea and jam with if not in a Pinterest Universe.  I'd love to drop in with them and see what I have missed that may have dropped on the main Pinterest page.  Imagine...your own little Pin-tourage {Ha!} right in your nifty little geeky rolodex!

Pinterest Wish #7: 

Messaging a Pinner


This option is also known as: "It's no one's business what I have to say to a pinner!"  I really would love to drop a line to some pinners in the privacy of my own message box.  Wouldn't you love to claim BFF's with that one that also favors that one crazy board that your wild self talked you into creating? ...Or even just compliment that awesome collection of shoes they have hoarded?

Pinterest Wish #8: 

Personalizing Your Main Page or Board Page Background


Omg, could you just imagine the possibilities?... Ok so, simple gray is nice and minimalistic.  But what if we want to express ourselves outside the realm of the board covers?  The background could even stay the way it is. However, like facebook and twitter, there are ways to express our personalities with a possible banner at the top for our favorite quote, a celebrity... or that inspirational fake wedding escape that only exists in a dream world.

Pinterest Wish #9: 

Allowing Gifs to Animate {...When the Mouse Hovers}


Ok, some people may not agree with this one because of existing {...or possibly creating} slow computers, but I think gifs should animate.  Haven't you seen what happens to those poor things when we pin them if clicked at just the wrong point?  They look like Family at Thanksgiving dinner gone awry! 

But. alas! I have two options! {...hear me out.}  Option 1: The gif would animate when the mouse hovers over the image.  or Option 2: The gif would animate when clicked on and opens on new page.  {much like the videos that play when opened in new page now.}

Pinterest Wish #10: 

Let Me Pin When a Site Has No Images


Well, the reason this bothers me is because sometimes I want to pin an article to save for later reading, and inconveniently there are no images to pin.  I know this may seem like it's defeating the purpose of pinning images, but  I don't believe that is the only use for Pinterest.  It was created to "Pin" items that inspire us or that we want to share with others in hopes of inspiring them.  Whether it be a future wedding, colors that move us, how we stay fit, or our favorite artists or musicians.  But sometimes what inspires us can be in the text that we read.

Enter The Pin-up Gallery!

Posted on July 23, 2012 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

1. Upcycle your childhood favorite with this Activity Book with a handle.

{via Cosmo Cricket}

2. A little help holding your place in a book. A house-shelf! 

{via Donna S.  from Inspiration for Decoration}

3. For cohesion in your decor, cover books in same color and rewrite titles!

{via Utterly Engaged Magazine from Design Sponge}

4. Is your iphone on your ear more than your nose in a book? Check out these bookworm cases by Cassia Beck.  Her designs will fit any interest.

{via a simple life afloat from Society6}

5. Wouldn't you love to where your favorite title around your neck? Leather Book Charm

{via Janet Woodyard from Polliblog}

6. Recycle old books into hidden storage!

{via Linda Rose from Etsy}

7.  Bride & groom ask guests to circle words in a dictionary that would remind them of their wedding day. 

{via Brittney Maxwell from Country Living}

8. These faux brick books are the brilliant work of Daryl Fitzgerald.

{via Jennifer Septic Kerasiotis from Junk Culture}