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Kerry O'Donoghue

March 25, 2016

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Your weekend should be filled with Easter activities galore!  Easter Sunday is a family holiday, which makes it the best day to set up an egg hunt, munch on excessive amounts of chocolate bunnies, and complete a DIY project.  Whether you build a duckling out of papier mâché or choose to bake delicious carrot cupcakes, the act of completing a project with family or friends makes the holiday even more special.  Let your creativity shine this weekend with crafts you will want to show off all season long.  We know you will have a ‘hoppy’ Easter with any of these five Pinterest crafts!

1. DIY Mini Bouquets


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Kerry O'Donoghue

March 11, 2016

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Everyone is Irish on March 17th!  Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with authentic Irish recipes, an Irish blessing, and parties that will make you dance a jig or two.  Remember to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or remain in fear of being pinched. While St. Patrick’s Day may be celebrated around the world with a Guinness in hand at the local Irish bar, there are many ways to honor the holiday.  Here are the best ways to celebrate March 17th according to Instagram!

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Kerry O'Donoghue

November 27, 2015

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Skipped the annual turkey trot? Today is a new day! Start it off with an active post-holiday workout.  After your turkey induced coma, the idea of any sort of movement may be daunting.  Begin your day with a quick stretch to wake those muscles up.  You will not regret that extra slice of pie after you’ve burned it off with a morning jog! Here are a few workouts you can do before refueling your body with your Thanksgiving leftovers.

 1. Running

A little bit of cardio goes a long way! You’ll have more energy to tackle those black friday shopping lines if you start your day with a light jog.   (more…)

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Kerry O'Donoghue

November 13, 2015

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The day of recounting family traditions, stories, and recipes is nearly here!  While Thanksgiving is a festive affair that tends to be reserved for family, a second celebration has surfaced for an evening meant to honor the wonderful friends in our lives. Thus, we hope to show thanks for our friends with a feast of Friendsgiving!  Everyone can contribute his or her favorite holiday dish in a potluck style party.  What better way to indulge in this tasty holiday meal over and over again?  Here are our top five pins for your source on how to throw an unforgettable Friendsgiving bash!

1. The Crafty Invite

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Kerry O'Donoghue

October 23, 2015

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Halloween is an exciting time to be creative with your costume!  You don’t have to spend a ton of money to transform yourself into a different character for the evening.  Repurpose clothes you already have in your closet and with great makeup you can disguise yourself for All Hallows Eve.  YouTube videos are a great resource for creating a new persona for the holiday, all with the power of makeup.  Learn how to imitate cuts or scrapes with scar wax to look like a zombie. Use angled brushes to create lines on your face that turn you into your favorite animal.  Here are some of the best makeup tutorials on YouTube to create a few of our favorite Halloween looks!

 

1. Puking Rainbow Snapchat Lens

The introduction of lenses in a recent Snapchat update has taken the user fan base to a whole new level.  We are now seeing the Snapchat lenses being recreated as Halloween costumes.  Check out GettingPretty’s video to learn a few makeup techniques to create this 2015 costume. (more…)

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Kerry O'Donoghue

June 5, 2015

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As we are almost half way through the year the time has come to fulfill our dreams of lying on a beach in a destination far away.  The warm weather season is on the horizon and most of us either have our trips planned or are looking to get away in the next few months.  Summertime is about truly living and experiencing all that we can, and with great weather there is no excuse not to see the world.  Whether you have your ticket to your next destination booked or not we hope these five popular summer destinations inspire you to take a break and enjoy the summer sunshine!

 

1.  Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Kerry O'Donoghue

May 1, 2015

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a fiesta to remember!  Cinco de Mayo is the day to honor Mexican heritage and culture with your décor, recipes, and cocktails!  While most of us would be satisfied with guacamole and a cerveza on Cinco de Mayo, commemorate the day with a fiesta.  Mark the occasion with mariachi music and more traditional fare.  Here are a few of our favorite Cinco de Mayo inspired pins to help you celebrate the holiday!

 

1.  Letter Churros

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Kerry O'Donoghue

April 3, 2015

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Celebrate Easter with snacks and treats inspired by Easter eggs, the Easter bunny, spring vegetables, and pretty spring colors.  While chocolate eggs or bunnies are sure to excite anyone during the holiday, the possibilities are endless when it comes to making Easter treats.  You can create tasty cookies and cupcakes for any holiday.  Use this Easter holiday to inspire more creative projects in the kitchen!  Here are a few Easter bunny approved delicacies to make this weekend.

 

1. Bunny Ice Cream

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Kerry O'Donoghue

March 6, 2015

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As we begin the month of March we have a few exciting times to look forward to! For those in school March brings the excitement of Spring Break.  Spring Break is a fabulous time to take a trip to a new destination.  Use your seven days of freedom to explore a new city or country. Try adventurous activities in a new location during your well-deserved time off!  While Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic may be the usual Spring Break hot spots for college students, here are a few of our dreamy spring break destinations.

 

1.  Flamingo Beach

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Zoe Waldron

December 3, 2014

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What Pinterest-related goals did you accomplish in 2014? A certain number of followers? Increased average engagement? A regular pinning routine? Higher traffic from Pinterest? Implementing Rich Pins? Optimizing your website for Pinterest?

If you didn’t have specific goals set for 2014 for your Pinterest account and overall strategy, it’d be a smart idea to do that this year. If you did set goals last year – great! Did you reach any or all of your goals? This year, go off of your improvement from last year. Aim to increase your engagement and following by about 200-300%, unless you’re a brand new account – then you can obviously set the bar higher. The following guide shares tips on setting your goals for Pinterest for 2015 and how you can easily reach (or surpass!) them.

Start with focusing on your #1 goal for 2015. Do you care most about reaching a certain number of followers, increasing overall engagement, increasing sales, or getting more website traffic? Choose one and follow those steps first. Make sure you’re regularly tracking your engagement, following, traffic, and sales to keep tabs on your improvement. Start with checking out your Pinterest Analytics or even just use a spreadsheet to log your following weekly if that’s your main focus. (more…)

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