Pinterest Challenge: Winter 2013 Edition

Last week I received an e-mail from Katie BowerKatie Bower was all like “Hey, Michelle.  Would you be interested in co-hosting the Winter Pinterest Challenge with Sherry and I?” 


I was all like “Eh.  I don’t know, Katie.  My blog schedule is pretty packed.  I don’t know if I have time to squeeze in your silly little challenge that no one participates in.”  (All lies.)

Actually I thought it was some blogger edition of Punk’d.  (Does referencing a cancelled MTV show make me old? Oh, it does?  Okay. Good.)

Turns out that MTV was not involved and I am thrilled to announce I am co-hosting the Pinterest Challege: Winter Edition with Katie (Bower Power), Sherry (Young House Love) and Megan (The Remodeled Life)!


Whoa. Weird, right? Such talented ladies.  I’ve blog stalked Katie and Sherry for years but Megan is new to me.  And I kind of like her a lot already.

Not familiar with the Pinterest Challenge? 

It’s super fun and easy.  Head to your Pinterest board.  Find a project that you can complete in one week.  Get to work. No project is too big or too small.  Projects have no limits.  Get to painting, sewing, gluing, baking, knitting, basket weaving, etc.  It all goes!

In the past I have taken on small challenges like this scrappy state pillow cover


And this washer monogram.


I’ve also taken on larger challenges such as stenciling our powder room.

stenciled powder room

And building a bed frame.


Now we want YOU to join us!  Seriously.  Read this post and then get to work.  You only have one week!

Here’s some info to get you started:

Choose one of your pins on Pinterest.  Remember that anything goes.  I’m sure you can find something in those 3000 pins of yours that you have been dying to tackle.  Follow me on Pinterest if you are in need of a little pinspiration!

Use your pin to create your own version and then blog about it.  Easy peasy.

Make sure you not only link to the pin but also to the original source.  This is basically the only “rule”.  It’s very important.  Follow it.

Share your project with us on Wednesday, February 27th!  We will each be hosting a link party so be sure to link up your project to all four blogs!  Feel free to include the fancy Pinterest Challenge banner and/or a link back to the hosts to help spread word about the Pinterest Challenge!

Pinterest knows nothing of this madness.  Well, I’m guessing they know about it they just don’t sponsor, endorse it, etc.  It’s just a fun idea that Katie dreamed up to kick us all in gear.  Who doesn’t like fun with a side of get it done?

Follow me on Instagram (decorandthedog), twitter and facebook for sneak peeks of my Pinterest Challenge project.  See you back here on Wednesday.  We can’t wait to see what you come up with!