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Zoe Waldron

April 21, 2014

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Meet Rachel Follett from Bend, Oregon. Rachel moved to Bend after six years in Maui, Hawaii. Her website, Lovely Clusters, features and promotes handmade treasures from small, independent shops. When Rachel’s not pinning, designing websites, or creating graphics, she can be found writing for Lovely Clusters’ blog, watching Game of Thrones, playing disc golf, searching for new handmade treasures, or spending time with her husband and their two cats. Rachel’s love for nature, homemade gifts, and DIYs has earned her over 2.3 million Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest in 2011. I received an invitation to join and instantly fell in love. I had wanted something like this for quite a long time. One of the reasons I started a blog was to catalog images I found on the internet. I always found it frustrating that there wasn’t something similar out there. I used to save tons of images to my hard drive and organize them in folders but it was difficult to find where the image was originally from. Pinterest made it really easy to organize images and also link back to the source.

Why do you like Pinterest? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 14, 2014

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Meet Beth Kirby, a freelance stylist, photographer, recipe developer, blogger, and writer from North Chattanooga, Tennessee. Beth’s keenness for travel has led her to live everywhere from New Orleans to the Netherlands to California, but she’s now resettled where she was born and raised, in Chattanooga with her fiancé and their neurotic, rescued cat Gremlin. Beth’s love for developing recipes, photography, writing, and styling leaves her feeling “blessed with an existence where [her] passions are also [her] job.” Beth’s unique, beautiful aesthetic around photography, recipes, home decor, travel, and styling has earned her over 184K Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest when I started my blog, Local Milk, about two years ago. I was inspired to do it for myriad reasons: being able to collect recipes and styling inspiration, as well as the ability to share my work and the work of other people that I love.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I’m an aesthetics junkie. I love being able to wander daily through such a diverse collection of creative work from food to fashion to interior design. Not only is Pinterest a resource for inspiration, it’s also an invaluable tool for sharing the work of creatives from ceramic and fiber artists to photographers and illustrators. I love the opportunities it creates.

You have gained over 184K followers! That’s very impressive! What makes your Pinterest unique?

Aside from being exceedingly prolific? Ha! I stay true to my eye and I don’t shy away from the more subtle work, the stuff that not everyone sees the beauty in.

Are you from Chattanooga originally? If not, where? What do you like about it there? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

April 7, 2014

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Meet Caren Adams, an animal lover, vintage shop owner, and lifestyle blogger from Peterborough, Ontario. Caren’s blog Tea & Chickadees shares images of adorable animals, her favorite things, and anything cute. She lives in a quaint 1950s home filled with Mid Century Modern furniture and quirky collectibles.

“I share this space with my Chiweeniepug, Grace and two feline friends, a cantankerous diabetic senior, Strongpaw and the handsome Manx, Henry Bear.”

Caren works as a designer and an online vintage shop owner. When she’s not working, blogging, or pinning, Caren can be found taking photos with her Polaroid, making pancakes, collecting vintage treasures, and daydreaming (Pinterest helps with that!) Caren’s love for all things cute has earned her over 532K Pinterest followers!

When did you start using Pinterest and what inspired you to make an account? Where did your Pinterest name ‘thelittlethings’ come from?

I started with Pinterest pretty much at its inception. I was immediately intrigued with the ability to visually bookmark the things I find on the World Wide Web. I often describe Pinterest as a digital scrapbook; each board containing snapshots of a particular interest. I called my account ‘thelittlethings’ because that’s where I find most joy, in the little things around me. I tend to share a lot of those ‘little things’ on Pinterest, like cats. Lots of cats.

Why do you like Pinterest?

The immediacy of sharing information is what I love most about Pinterest – I find something I like, I pin it, and then it gets seen and enjoyed globally. Being a visual person, it’s like a party for my eyes when I go to Pinterest and see what everyone else is pinning! (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 31, 2014

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Lindsay Pennetta, known as Sweet Vanilla Bean on Pinterest, lives in Sacramento, California with her husband and she has her dream job: working with at-risk and high-risk youth, helping inspire them to achieve their dreams. When Lindsay’s not working or pinning, she loves throwing parties for family and friends, scrapbooking and doing crafts, baking, going out to eat, and going on evening walks. From recipes, cute animals, and holiday pins, to baby-focused pins, fashion and more, she loves pinning a wide variety of pins to her Pinterest account, Sweet Vanilla Bean. Lindsay’s love for baking, the holidays, party planning, and crafts has earned her over 731K Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest from the beginning! I can’t remember how I heard about it, but it sounded neat. A virtual bulletin board? Yes, please! I was one of the first of my friends to join Pinterest. I remember when you had to request an invite and then wait a few days to be accepted. I watched as others joined and also fell hard for Pinterest. Since then, I have enjoyed so many wonderful Pinterest friendships and my followers love to give me feedback on my pins. I remember pinning something that generated 15 comments overnight. I thought, “Yes, people are paying attention to this stuff!” As my followers grew, I started feeling really inspired to keep pinning the things I love!

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Zoe Waldron

March 24, 2014

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Michelle Weisman is the owner of the clothing line 81 Poppies and from Houston, Texas, where she was born and raised. She moved to NYC to attend school at the Pratt Institute where she met her husband and enjoyed her time working in NYC’s fashion industry for six years. After that, she and her husband moved to Austin, Texas to start a new beginning with their beloved dog, a Pitbull-Husky named Stacy. In Austin she started her clothing line 81 Poppies and the two are now happily settled in Houston. When she’s not working or pinning, Michelle loves to bake, garden, or shop. Michelle’s passion for style, color, accessories, patterns, and travel has earned her over 3.5 million Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest four years ago when one of my interns convinced me I needed to start an account for my business, 81 Poppies. I had her walk me through how it worked and I immediately fell in love and just couldn’t stop pinning from that point on. I have always created mood boards for my clothing line and this was just a more efficient way for me to keep everything in one place.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love Pinterest because it allows me to keep all of my favorite things in one place. If I need to reference an image that I saw a few weeks ago I can simply look at my boards. I love it for business as well as personal use. My style is a huge part of who I am, so when I’m able to share that with other people that helps them get a sense of me as well as my brand.

You have gained over 3.5M followers! That’s astonishing. What makes your Pinterest unique? (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 17, 2014

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Philip Nixon is a professional garden designer from rural England, just outside of London. He was born and raised in Ireland. Philip works from home but has a “great team of people in [his] office in London.” Some of his most recent garden design work has been as far as New York and Moscow.

“I feel really lucky to be running my own business and doing something that I love.”

When he’s not designing beautiful gardens or on Pinterest, Philip can be found lecturing and teaching, and spending time with his loved ones. Philip’s passion for gardening has earned him over 722K Pinterest followers.

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

I stumbled on Pinterest in the very early days when it was really new. I must have been one of the very first users.

 

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Why do you like Pinterest?

I use images a lot in my design work and Pinterest just seemed like a great way to build up and keep an image library of what was happening in the design world. Then it became addictive so I started using to it look at all sorts of things that interested me or inspired me. I am not a good self-editor so I have too many boards and too many ideas to keep up with myself. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

March 10, 2014

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Andrew, also known as “Oyl,” Miller is a writer from Portland, Oregon currently living with his wife and daughter in Tokyo, Japan. He works for Wieden+Kennedy as a copywriter on Nike and other clients. Andrew was working for Wieden+Kennedy in Portland when he was given the opportunity to work for the Tokyo office to focus on Nike for the Asia Pacific market. “It was an incredible opportunity and I went for it.” When he’s not working, he loves to play sports, especially basketball, likes to run, makes art, and spends time with his family. Andrew’s love for sports, advertising, art, and design has earned him over 1.1M followers!

Where did your nickname come from and when did you get it?

During my freshman year in college I was playing intramural basketball, and a rival upperclassman team started calling me ‘Olive Oyl’ as in the cartoon character Popeye’s girlfriend. I was lanky, flailed my arms a lot on defense and maybe talked a bit too much trash, so I guess they figured it was the perfect nickname for me. I ended up joining that team the next year and actually became the president of that fraternity the next three years. ‘Oyl’ went from being a taunt into becoming an affectionate term. And now I am seeing the benefit of being the only ‘Oyl Miller’ in Google’s database.

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Zoe Waldron

March 3, 2014

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Meet Elsie Bisnett, a California native now living in the Bay Area. She attended UC Berkeley and now works in talent acquisition and development for a digital marketing startup in downtown San Francisco. Outside of work, Elsie loves discovering new music, exploring the great outdoors, and pushing her culinary boundaries both at home and out at restaurants. Elsie’s passion for writing, running, food, and sharing beautiful and inspiring images has earned her over 99K Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest about three years ago. One of my favorite hobbies growing up was to create paper cut-out collages and inspiration boards full of colors, words, and images that inspired me. Pinterest is the perfect online translation of that! I started pinning because I wanted to be able to capture and organize all of the inspiration I found online, on blogs, in magazines, and in stores, and share it with myself, my friends and my family.

Why do you like Pinterest?

I love Pinterest because it’s a platform that lets you celebrate exactly who you are, but also dream about who you want to be. It’s like a roadmap for your soul that you can use to guide your life and share with other people! I love finding a perfect outfit, inspirational quote, or delicious recipe that is just so incredibly me, and then sharing it with my followers. (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

February 24, 2014

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Melanie Dudek is a digital marketing specialist at an online catalogue for one of Canada’s biggest retail stores, from Toronto, Canada. Born in Switzerland, Melanie moved to Canada when she was about 4 years old and now ‘can’t imagine living anywhere else.’ She’s currently planning her wedding in Hawaii with her fiancé Josh. When Melanie’s not finding wedding inspiration on Pinterest or pinning her favorite outfits, she can be found going to new restaurants, playing with her DSLR camera, or posting on her blog. Melanie’s love for fashion, photography, design and styling has earned her over 528K 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’m a very visual person and Pinterest seemed like a great tool for someone like me, who is a digital pack rat and saves everything on her computer!

Why do you like Pinterest?

When I first discovered Pinterest, I fell in love instantly. I saw it as a way to visually sort everything I had ever bookmarked; all my random recipes, pictures of puppies, outfit inspirations, and wish lists. I was hooked right away. I have a board called wedding ideas where I pin wedding tidbits to help inspire my own upcoming wedding. I’m trying to not get carried away on that board because I don’t want to flood my feed and become a “bridezilla.”

You have gained over 528K followers! That’s impressivel! What makes your Pinterest unique?

I think what makes my Pinterest account unique is that I don’t take it too seriously. I pin images of things I’d love to buy and things I want to do, but I also pin images that just make me smile and serve no other purpose than to indulge in eye candy or cuteness.

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Zoe Waldron

February 17, 2014

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Kathy Novak is a true California girl, born and raised in Orange County, California. She lives in Anaheim Hills with her husband of 38 years. They have “four delightful children and five gorgeous grandchildren” and Kathy is especially thankful that they all live nearby.

“Family time is very important to us and being a grandma is just so much fun! My family is the love and joy of my life.”

When she’s not on Pinterest or working at the local Christian nonprofit domestic violence shelter, she can be found spending time with her family, traveling, cooking something she found on Pinterest, or planning her next Pinterest party! Kathy’s love for delicious food, gardening, party planning, DIYs, and decorating has earned her over 4.4 million Pinterest followers!

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

I became acquainted with Pinterest in 2010 when my daughter-in-law Leslie raved about it and I soon became a faithful pinner. Over the last few years between The Food Network channel and Pinterest, I have a new found love for cooking and a passion for anything clever and beautiful. Now most everything I do seems to have a Pinterest flair to it. (more…)

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