Forgive me, folks, but we’re going to go a bit random tonight. Not every posting has to be all neat and orderly, right?
First order of business… have you discovered Pinterest yet? It completely satisfies my inner magazine clipper. I have files and files of clippings I’ve culled from magazines over the years, featuring ideas on everything from centerpieces and party decor, to Valentine’s Day party ideas and BBQ food. Pinterest takes all that and organizes it online. It’s the coolest thing ever, and I daresay, quite addicting. The photos are beyond gorgeous, each one breathtaking in its own way. When you see a photo you like, just pin it to your virtual bulletin board. You can have boards organized by any category that you want, so when you’re looking for a great craft to keep the kids busy this summer, for example, just go to your board with all your pins and find one that’s fits your current need. La la love it. Are you already on Pinterest? Drop me a line or follow me – love getting inspired by what other people are finding.
Second … sponsoring Sweetnicks. Sponsoring is a kinder, gentler way of saying “advertise here!” Over the years, I have added a few well-placed ads on the sidebar, but have kept it limited to a select group of larger corporations or networks. The times, they are a’changing. Like many other blogs and sites out there, I will be carving out a spot on the sidebar to include small ads that are perfect to advertise your own web site, your Etsy or Big Cartel shop and the like. For my readers, I promise it won’t interfere with your enjoyment of my site, but it just may introduce you to a fun new artisan or site that you might not have otherwise discovered. For those crafters, Etsy addicts and alike, this is the perfect, inexpensive way to get the word out about you, your site and/or your store and advertise here. Do drop me a line for more information and a rate sheet. And tell your friends. And thank you.
April 27, 2011, Photo #116
Today we voted for our public school budget. Whether I have kids or not, whether they are in private school or public, whether it’s a small town election or a national one, I have always voted in every election. Well, except one, but that wasn’t my fault, and I was beyond upset at the time. It’s a tiny pet peeve when people don’t exercise their right to vote. Every vote counts; there have been too many elections with to prove that. Since I’ve had kids, I make sure they come in with me. I explain as best I can what we’re voting for and why. I want them to understand the importance of the process, the right, the opportunity, the privilege. Today Madeline cast my votes for me, after I told her which buttons to push, of course. She rocked it.
Tomorrow? A recipe for caponata, my newest obsession. ‘Till then.
I have been wondering what all this pinterest business was about for a while but I felt too lame to ask! thanks for clearing it up! I’ll definitely be checking it out! I have bookmarks up the wazoo that need some serious organizing!
Sounds like an interesting thing.
We vote too.