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Zoe Waldron

December 15, 2014

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Meet Pinterest influencer Marla Meridith from Telluride, Colorado, “a dreamy historic mining town with sweeping views & the best skiing in the world!” She’s the founder of Family Fresh Cooking, a cooking blog that was a finalist in SAVEUR magazine’s Best of Blogs 2013. She lives with her husband Ross and two kids Leela (11) and Lucas (8). They also have a new addition to the family named Moose, a 1-year-old hound dog and pointer mix that they rescued last September. “The love of my life, all of them!”

When Marla’s not pinning or working, she can be found skiing, hiking, fishing, hunting, or taking photographs! She also loves dreaming up new and creative recipes in the kitchen. Marla’s passion for cooking, skiing, food styling, photography, blogging, fashion, and the outdoors has earned her over 610k Pinterest followers!

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

I started using Pinterest about about 2 years ago. I kept hearing all the buzz about how fun it is over there. I had to take the plunge, I’m forever glad I did!

Why do you like Pinterest?

I LOVE Pinterest for both creative reasons and for business. A great deal of clients hire me for social media and photography projects through there. It’s a great way for me to build my brand as a blogger and as a photographer. Pinterest is also my favorite way to look up new recipes, style, design, travel, fashions, and creative projects. It’s the ultimate creative channel for me! (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

December 8, 2014

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Meet Christa Morin from Nashville, Tennessee! She’s a personal stylist, image consultant, and the owner of Refined Style, which focuses on closet organization and helping clients define their style. She has two Yorkies, Belle and Chewy, “the cutest babies you’ll ever meet in your life… for real.” She’s also an only child originally from small town Parker, Colorado.

When Christa’s not pinning or working, she enjoys spending her down time checking out local businesses. “Being a small business owner myself, I am huge advocate for supporting them.” She also has a lot of friends in the music business and loves supporting them and watching them perform. “The talent out here in Nashville is unreal.” Christa’s passion for style, beauty, home organization, DIY, and interior design has earned her over 273k Pinterest followers!

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

In all honesty, I joined Pinterest on a whim. A friend of mine convinced me to join and I became hooked. They say Pinterest is like fantasy football for women, and I could not agree more! In the beginning I was not a regular on the site because my first impression was that it was all about sharing recipes, and I am not much of a chef, but once I realized the style and fashion aspects of Pinterest I was an instant fan. After discovering the DIY realm of the site, I was completely sold!

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Zoe Waldron

December 1, 2014

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Meet HelloSociety Pinterest influencer Aimée Boumiea from Chestertown, Maryland! Aimée lives with her husband Michael and their two dogs, Chestnut and Quincy. She’s an art teacher at three elementary schools in her area and she teaches over 600 students every week from Pre-K through 5th grade.

Aimée’s also a special events sign language interpreter for Washington College, where she graduated in 2007 with her bachelor’s degree in art, creative writing, and a certificate in education. She’s currently attending Towson University for a master’s degree in art education and will graduate this December. “The most exciting news is my husband and I are expecting our first baby in March 2015. We can’t wait to be parents!”

When she’s not working or pinning Aimée can be found traveling, taking photos, and scouting antique shops. At home she likes to cook and volunteers for various organizations around Maryland throughout the year. Aimée’s passion for travel, art, education, and the outdoors has earned her over 133k Pinterest followers!!

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

I believe I started using Pinterest in 2011. I discovered it through a friend and instantly loved the idea of sharing visual images with people all over the world and collecting them on boards. I like the fact that these can be compiled digitally. I no longer have tons of magazine clippings around the house! (more…)

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Zoe Waldron

November 24, 2014

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Meet HelloSociety influencer Kerri-lynn Wilkinson from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada! She’s the new manager of Moksha Yoga Tuxedo studio and just ended her 13-year career as a graphic designer. Kerri-lynn grew up in High Bluff, Manitoba, a tiny town just outside of Portage La Prairie, and she and her family moved to High Bluff where she attended high school. After high school she moved to Winnipeg to attend university where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a major in graphic design. After graduating she worked at a design studio called Neuhaus which is now called Honest Agency where she returned to work 4 years later.

Kerri-lynn joined the Army Reserves after, where she ended up working for 10 years. I guess you could say I like to be busy, one job has never been enough.” She met her husband in 2004 when they both did their Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) course together. “By the end of that year, New Year’s Eve to be exact, we were dating. We had a whirlwind romance of 9 years before we finally made it official last September.” They live together in Winnipeg with their two Boxer cross dogs, Gigi and Hugo.

When Kerri-lynn’s not working or on Pinterest she can be found doing yoga or hanging out with friends and family. She and her husband Sean also love checking out local restaurants. Kerri-lynn’s passion for design, fashion, home decor, yoga, patterns, and art has earned her over 516k Pinterest followers!

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

I don’t really remember when I started using Pinterest, it was pretty early on in 2010 or 2011 because it was still at the time when you needed to submit a request for an invitation. I think at that time it was mostly creatives — designers, architects, etc — that were using it and that’s why I initially signed up for an account. I used it to look for inspiration for design projects, it was way easier than keeping folders of images on my computer or keeping shelves of design magazines in the studio. (more…)

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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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