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Zoe Waldron

November 17, 2014

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Meet Pinterest influencer Kristen Gage from San Jose, California! She’s originally from Southern Arizona, moved to Texas after high school graduation, and landed in San Francisco for college. During college Kristen discovered her passion for yoga and now teaches it as her primary job. She currently lives with her boyfriend and their 12 lb. Dachshund Lexi. Her hobbies include anything involving being outside, trying new restaurants around town, and taking Lexi to the beach.

When Kristen isn’t pinning or teaching yoga she can usually be found hanging out with girlfriends at a local downtown eatery. Her passion for yoga, fashion, photography, food, and art has earned her over 674k Pinterest followers!

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

I believe I started using Pinterest in 2011. A friend of mine was raving about this new website and how I needed to get on it. This was when you had to request a special invitation to start collecting pins. I became addicted and have not looked back. I have convinced many friends to create accounts.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love Pinterest because it speaks to a person’s creativity. You don’t have to be artistic to have a creative board. Anyone can make a board that is personal to them, share that with others, and come to find that millions of people have similar tastes. Pinterest is a great outlet for business owners and for people that are just needing some retail therapy. I enjoy the fact that if I’m needing inspiration for dinner and dessert or what to wear to a cardio workout I teach, I can always rely on Pinterest.

You have gained over 674k Pinterest followers! That is so cool! What makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

November 10, 2014

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer Anne Reczka, a behavioral therapist from Calgary, Alberta! She did her schooling in Calgary where she studied psychology and sociology at Mt. Royal University and now works with junior and senior high school youths with autism. She’s not a huge fan of the cold weather in Calgary (down to -40 degrees Celsius!) but her “family, friends, and boyfriend definitely make it worth staying.” In the summers she’s able to enjoy warmer weather. Anne’s mom is from Italy and her parents have an olive farm in Tuscany, Italy where she spends most of her summers.

Anne’s hobbies and interests include travel, cooking, yoga, fashion, and spending time with her dog Georgie, friends, or family. “Calgary is great because it’s so close to the beautiful rocky mountains so I try and take advantage of that whenever possible.” She also loves trying out new restaurants and food trucks. Watching Hockey is another one of her favorite things to do with friends. “Go Flames!” Anne’s passion for style, home decor, and cooking has earned her over 674k Pinterest followers!

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

I can’t remember exactly when I signed up for Pinterest, but it was probably around 3 or 4 years ago. A few of my friends who already had accounts introduced me to Pinterest and I was really excited to start, as I love looking at fashion blogs and I was constantly saving photos on to my computer. Pinterest was a great way for me to organize and categorize these photos (and free up some much needed space on my hard drive).

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love Pinterest because it’s a way for me to curate my own online magazine with everything I love and want to save for later. I like that I can see an outfit, pin it and know I can reference it later on a day I’m feeling uninspired or struggling to find something to wear. Pinterest helps me create the best version of my personal style and I hope I can do that for my followers as well! I also love all the recipes! I cook a lot and I love knowing I can search for a recipe and quickly and easily find what I’m looking for or find new recipes to try. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

November 3, 2014

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Meet Denise Opsahl from Auburn, Washington! She was born and raised in Seattle and moved to the suburbs when she and her husband were ready to start a family. They met on a blind date and are now coming up on their 10th wedding anniversary! Denise is a stay-at-home mom of two girls (5 and 7) and the family has a 10-year-old Westie named Sampson.

When Denise isn’t pinning she can be found spending time with her family, helping out as the PTA Treasurer, reading a good book, watching bad reality TV, or presenting for Younique, “the best mascara in. the. world.” Denise’s love for fashion, beauty, parties, and travel has earned her over 3.6 million Pinterest followers!

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

I joined Pinterest in early 2011 because I kept hearing people talk about it and I wanted to see what it was all about. I fell in love right away!

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love that it gives me a way to keep track of all those great things I find online but need to come back to when I have time. It’s especially great for recipes and gift ideas, and I love that I can have secret boards!

You have gained over 3.6 million Pinterest followers! That is astonishing! What makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

October 27, 2014

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photos (1 of 1).jpgMeet 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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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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IMG_4172 copy.jpgMeet 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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Meet 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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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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IMG_0536 copy.JPGMeet 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.

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Zoe Waldron

September 15, 2014

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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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