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Zoe Waldron

October 27, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Celina Bailey   Childrens Clothing Designer, Blogger, and Pinterest Influencer! | HelloSociety BlogMeet Pinterest influencer Celina Bailey from Montreal, Quebec! She was born in England and lived in Morocco before moving to Quebec at age five where she still lives now with her husband and two kids Mathis and Elsie. She calls Paris her second home and dreams of living in New York or Tokyo someday. Celina is the blogger behind Petit à Petit and Family and is a fashion designer that specializes in children’s wear.

“I’ve had a passion for children’s design long before I had any kids of my own.”

When she’s not pinning or making children’s clothes, Celina can be found taking photographs, drinking coffee, singing in the car, or dancing like nobody’s watching. Her love for children’s clothes and decor, DIY, photography, the holidays, and fashion has earned her over 2.9 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I started using Pinterest in February of 2011. I had just started my blog and saw that I was getting traffic from Pinterest. I couldn’t see what it was since you needed an account to have access, so I signed up and a few weeks later my life changed. I haven’t stopped pinning since then!

Why do you like Pinterest?

What don’t I love about it? Seriously, it’s like they created this website for me. If you come to my studio, you will find a filing cabinet full of magazines pages torn out and categorized by style: kids bedroom, kids crafts, kids clothes, women’s coats, etc… It’s no wonder I was addicted after my first pin. I still buy lots of magazines, except now I find what I like in them and pin them to my boards. I also love being inspired, love the possibilities of finding new and interesting things, and love learning new skills and meeting incredible people. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

October 20, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Kelly Willett   Landscape Designer, Falconer, and Pinterest Influencer! | HelloSociety Blog

Meet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer Kelly Willett, a landscape designer from Anchorage, Alaska! Kelly is originally from a small farm town near Oklahoma City but now resides in Anchorage, where her husband is stationed in the Air Force. She’s a biologist and teacher by trade but found her true passion a few years ago in landscape design. Her hobbies encompass anything that can be done outdoors including hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, paddling, snowboarding and falconry. She also has two German Wirehaired Pointers, several homing pigeons, and a pet skunk named Xezu.

When she’s not working or on Pinterest, Kelly can be found working in her garden, doing Jiu Jitsu, practicing yoga, hiking with her dogs, or posting on her new blog A Garden You Can Sprout On. Kelly’s love for gardening, cooking, the outdoors, and DIY has earned her over 3.4 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I remember the days when I used to clip pictures from magazines and save them in a binder, and when the internet surpassed the days of dial-up, saving pictures directly to my computer. I joined pinterest back when it was invite only and have really loved it ever since.

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Zoe Waldron

October 13, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Katie Fennimore   Teacher, Travel Enthusiast, and Pinterest Influencer! | HelloSociety BlogMeet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer and teacher Katie Fennimore from San Mateo, California! She was raised in Mission Viejo, California and attended USC for teaching where she pledged Delta Gamma. After graduating, Katie taught first grade in South Central LA for seven years. She now works part-time at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford as a school teacher in the Dialysis Unit.

When she’s not working or pinning, Katie can be found traveling with her husband, running, doing DIY projects, or playing and exploring with their two kids Keaton and Lillian!

“We always explore new places and seek new exciting experiences in the Bay Area. We love seeing everything from museums, parks and beaches to festivals, farm tours, and factories.”

Katie’s passion for home decor, family, travel, fashion, and the holidays has earned her over 3.9 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

My friend invited me to join Pinterest in 2010 when you could only join by invitation. Before Pinterest I would cut out pictures from magazines and keep them for inspiration and ideas. I was also not very computer savvy, so rather than bookmark websites I would write down my favorite ones on paper and organize them into different categories. Pinterest was the perfect answer to my digital organizational needs, and it turned out to be so much more!

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love Pinterest… you might say I am a little addicted. It’s a bit like looking through a magazine without having to read overly dense or boring articles. It’s also a place to find inspiration and creative ideas and to keep them all in one place – my enormous and handy online bulletin board! I also enjoy following other pinners and seeing what yummy food, beauty videos, inspiring quotes and travel pictures they have collected.

You have gained over 3.9 million Pinterest followers! That is so impressive! What makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

October 6, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Brooke Williams   Freelance Designer, Avid Reader, and Pinterest Influencer! | HelloSociety BlogMeet Pinterest influencer Brooke Williams from Virginia Beach! Brooke is a freelance designer and her husband works in the Navy so they’re currently in Virginia where he’s stationed. She’s been moving around the East Coast for about 15 years and was last in Pensacola, Florida.

When she’s not working or on Pinterest, Brooke can be found with her nose in a book, especially mysteries, historical non-fiction, and cookbooks. When relaxing, she’ll throw on reruns of The Cosby Show, Magnum P.I., or Perry Mason. Brooke’s love for home decor, fashion, food, and design has earned her over 733k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I started using Pinterest when it first started and was by invitation only. I loved the idea of it from the start because for years I had torn pages from magazines and compiled them into binders, organized by subject. It was quite an undertaking to say the least. The idea that I could do this all online and stop buying page protectors was a game changer.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love it for the ability it gives me to have so much inspiration at my fingertips, put together in a way that is personal to me. Also, I have met so many wonderful people through pinning and many have become friends, which was not something I really anticipated when I signed up.

You have gained over 733k followers! That’s amazing! So what makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

September 29, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Jodi McKee   New Yorker Passionate about Photography, Spreading Awareness About RA, and Pinterest! | HelloSociety Blog

Meet Jodi McKee from New York City! She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband of 15 years and their 2-year-old daughter and loves it. Jodi has a beautiful blog and is passionate about spreading awareness, sharing her experiences, and sharing others’ experiences with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Jodi also absolutely loves Pinterest! “I am 100% addicted to Pinterest and am totally fine with that.”

When she’s not pinning or working, Jodi can be found taking photographs, reading, scrapbooking, or spending time with her family! Her passion for photography, crafts, the holidays, and interior design has earned her over 3.8 million Pinterest followers!

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Zoe Waldron

September 22, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Connie Morse   A Pinterest Influencer Who Loves The Outdoors: Hunting, Fishing, and Boating! | HelloSociety BlogMeet Connie Morse from DeFuniak Springs, Florida. She works at the county’s Clerk of Court’s Office in the finance department. Connie spends most of her time with her husband of almost 25 years, Scott and their daughters Tiffany and Heather.

When she’s not working or pinning, Connie can usually be found spending time on the boat fishing with her family, scrapbooking, or hunting during the winter. Connie’s love for cooking, DIY & crafts, the outdoors, and the holidays has earned her over 1.5 million Pinterest followers.

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

One of my co-workers introduced me to Pinterest about 3 years ago and from there I was hooked. I love having boards for all of my crafts and home decor ideas. There are so many great ideas out there I would have never thought of.

Why do you like Pinterest?

It’s so much more convenient and less cluttered around the house to be able to keep all the things I love on my Pinterest boards instead of in magazines that pile up. I love pinning things for home decor, recipes and craft ideas.

You have gained over 1.5M followers! So amazing! So what makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

September 15, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Erin Freedman   Outdoor Enthusiast, Graphic Designer, and Pinterest Influencer!  | HelloSociety Blog

Meet Erin Freedman from the Northern Virginia area, just outside of Washington, D.C. She’s an East Coast girl with a West Coast heart. Erin works as a graphic designer specializing in user experience and web design. She lives with her husband, 14-month-old daughter, and their two cats. She loves being outdoors as much as possible. When she’s not working or on Pinterest, Erin can often be found hiking, mountain biking, running, or doing fun activities with her daughter, who’s at her “Energizer Bunny” stage so each day is a new adventure!

“I’m also deeply, madly in love with skiing and spend 80% of the summer daydreaming about fresh powder and counting down the days until the next ski season.”

Erin’s passion for fashion, graphic design, cooking, travel, outdoor activities, and her love of being a mom has earned her over 643k Pinterest followers!

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Zoe Waldron

September 8, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Erin Dollar   Founder of Cotton & Flax and Pinterest Influencer! | HelloSociety BlogMeet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer Erin Dollar from Los Angeles! She’s the founder, designer, and printmaker of Cotton & Flax, a collection of handmade, limited-edition textile goods. She designs, prints and sews all of her patterned home goods at her home studio in Pasadena. Erin lives with her boyfriend Zac and their calico cat Frida.

“[Frida] seems to be more popular than I am on Instagram – check out her hashtag, #fridapancakelongbody.”

When Erin’s not pinning or working for Cotton & Flax, she can be found swimming laps, watching the diving team by the pool near her home, or catching up with friends over some cold-brew coffee at Intelligentsia or Copa Vida in Pasadena. Erin’s passion for design, printing, DIY, art and textiles has earned her over 651k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I signed up for Pinterest in May of 2010 – so early, it must have just left beta! I joined as part of the Pin-It-Forward campaign that Sfgirlbybay created to help introduce Pinterest to bloggers and creatives, and I was instantly hooked.

Why do you like Pinterest?

Being able to categorize inspiration in a visual way was a huge help for me creatively and professionally. Pinterest has been an incredible tool to help me gain a laser-like focus on my own interests and aesthetic preferences, which helps me tremendously in my work as a textile designer. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

September 1, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Michelle Ayala   Teacher, Avid Baker, and Pinterest Influencer! | HelloSociety Blog

Meet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer Michelle Ayala from Harlingen, Texas. Up until this year, Michelle was a pre-k and kindergarten teacher but for the first time after 9 years she won’t be in a classroom. She’ll be working with teachers on campus, managing an office and resource room.

Michelle has a teaching blog, Mrs. Ayala’s Kinder Fun, and she enjoys creating DIY classroom resources.

“My new adventure recently is on Teachers Pay Teachers where I have uploaded a few downloads for just a $1!”

In her free time, Michelle loves blogging, baking cupcakes, and scrapbooking. She has three adventurous boys, Nathan, Matthew, and Myles, and has been married to her husband for 10 years this month! They also have a Boxer named Dez. Michelle’s love for teaching, blogging, DIYs, the holidays, and baking has earned her over 679k Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I started using Pinterest as a collaboration tool. My philosophy has always been collaboration and I think that collaborators in education is key to getting all of our students to the finish line. After I discovered Pinterest and its capabilities I was on cloud nine! Pinterest is the ultimate collaboration tool for educators all over the world.

Why do you like Pinterest?

It’s such an amazing tool for new teachers, without Pinterest it would have been a tad bit more difficult to teach concepts such as: inference, multiplication, and energy. Pinterest literally takes the four walls down in my classroom and opens up a world of creatively, collaboration, and strategies that helped me reach all students in my classroom. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

August 25, 2014

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 HelloInterview: Meet Maureen Jordan   Passionate About Acting, Reading Books, and Pinterest! | HelloSociety Blog

Meet Maureen Jordan from Gresham, Oregon. She lives with her husband, two kids, and two cats. When she’s not on Pinterest, she can be found reading – one of her main passions. Maureen also enjoys taking pictures and exploring Gresham finding new places to photograph!

Maureen’s passion for photography, fashion, architecture, animals, and cooking has earned her over 4.3 million Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account?

I started using Pinterest in early 2012. At first, I didn’t see why I would even need an account, and thought I’d just browse instead. Within a few days, I could see that creating that account would then mean you would have a place to keep all of your recipes, craft ideas, etc… so you could refer back to them later and requested an invitation to join Pinterest. I’ve been hooked ever since.

Why do you like Pinterest?

Oh my gosh! What’s not to like? There’s something about just mindlessly pinning that is actually rather relaxing and enjoyable – not to mention addicting.

You have gained over 4.3 million Pinterest followers! That is amazing! What makes your Pinterest unique?

I try to clean up extra or unrelated wording on pins I repin, or all caps – which just make it look like you’re shouting at people. I do try to pick nice vertical pins so my boards look nice. My boards are always organized alphabetically – I have to have them that way. Slight OCD issues maybe? Haha.

Also, I go through my boards almost daily and take a row and change the cover photos and then I’ll go try to find a few pins for each of the boards in that row so no board gets left behind.

Are you from Gresham, Oregon originally? What do you like about it there? (more…)

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