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Giveaway Winner Announced!

I kinda left ya hanging there, didn’t I?

I announced a giveaway and promised the winner would be named on Friday.

And then Friday came and went.

No winner announced.

Nothing posted on Simply Writeous.

Did she forget?

I didn’t.

It’s actually been on my mind frequently since Thursday night.

We’ve had a rough couple weeks with our sweet <sweet like a sour patch kid> baby girl and I was preparing for weekend company and honestly the wheels just sorta fell off.

So…here I am.

Monday morning.

72- hours late.

MARY! Mary, dear! YOU are the winner of the SimplyWriteous giveaway!!

Congrats!! Hit me up with your address so I can get your pretty Spring Cleaning Planning Cards in the mail.

Apologies for the late announcement, and thank you to all my peeps who love me and love following my blogging journey enough to have my posts land in your inbox.

If you’ve not signed up to follow the blog – but wish you would – it’s simple. Just enter your email address and click the button. You’ll receive a verification email which is another 1 click and you’re all set! I never SPAM you. Not with that gross canned ham or email nonsense.

Did you know that tomorrow is National Teach Kids to Save Day? I love the idea and wish there was more publicity behind it because learning the value of, and how to manage money is something best learned at a young age. I’ve got a creative idea you can implement with the young ones in your life so be sure to check back in tomorrow!


Fireworks Photo Credit: Photo by Sebastien Gabriel on Unsplash

Giveaway Winner & Pinterest Board Covers

Today I have two things on my blogging agenda. First, announcing the winner of the recipe card giveaway. Second, to share with you the Pinterest board covers project I’ve been hard at work on.

Recipe Card Giveaway Winner!!

Thank you to everyone who signed up to follow the blog. It’s a thrill to have you along for this ride. And an extra special thank you to those of you who took the extra two steps required to get your name in the drawing for the recipe card giveaway!

The winner is: cbowers161

Woo Hoo! Congrats!!  I will PM you on Facebook to get your mailing address and iron out the details of getting these shipped out to you!

Pinterest Board Covers

Did you have any idea that there are people out there who make money pinning on Pinterest? Well, there are. And apparently some of them make quite a lot doing so. I don’t quite understand all the science behind it, but some folks are making it work. Big time!

This writing journey that I am on has brought with it lots of opportunity to learn. It’s through this learning that I stumbled upon the “make money pinning” realization. I’m not setting out to make money pinning, though I think it’s such a creative and awesome idea. BUT one thing I took notice of while doing some research is how beautifully organized some of these Pinterest accounts are. The trick seems to be having uniform Pinterest board covers.

Always a sucker for organization and combining another skill I’m working to learn (simple graphic design) I set out to bring some organization to parts of my Pinterest account as well.

The process was super time consuming; probably because I’m such an amateur. Starting first with sourcing photos. Then working to format them in a way that brought some uniformity. This is what I ended up with:

So…what do you think??

If you don’t already, I’d like to extend an invitation for you to follow me on Pinterest (quick access by clicking here). I pin the majority of my blog articles (because it’s so easy to organize and reference from there) as well as other stuff that piques my interest. Also, if you are one of these rare gems that makes a fortune pinning, I think everyone would be interested in knowing who you are and how you got started — rock our worlds by leaving details in the comments below!