Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Under $100 Linky Party

Pinterest?  Do you pin?  Oh, I do love the time sucking site that can create a long enough "want to make it" list to last a lifetime.  Pinterest brings people to your blog, but I also think it keeps them away.  I have noticed my last two posts have been pinned, and yet between the two I only have one comment.  I am honored to be pinned, but also find the phenomena somewhat interesting.  I also see that others have pinned some of your things that I have featured, which leads people here to my blog, and hopefully then back to your blog (I have seen items I have made that when pinned, lead to someone else's blog).  My point?  I don't think I have one :).  I am merely curious on your thoughts on pinning.  Here are some things that may get pinned from this past week:
West Furniture Revival did it again--this time making a great trunk out of a pallet and a crate.
Just a Little Creativity made herself a fun, Ballard inspired, travel corkboard.
This reclaimed wood sign from Twigg Studios adds so much character to a place.
I have made chalkboard tables before, but none as fun as this one from Life as a Thrifter.
Full Circle Creations shared a fantastic PB knock-off!
I love the look of this handbag that was made by From Generation to Generation.
Creative Chaos linked up a tutorial on a beautiful ruffled shawl.
Yummy cinnamon spread from Shelstring, and I can make it gluten free!

Thanks for linking up and for sharing you with us :) !!
Under $100 Linky Guidelines:
1. Please link to the specific post, not your blog!
2. Please only post ideas that cost $100 or less--it would be great if you share the cost of your project, but not necessary.
3. Please include a brief description in link up.
4. Grab my Under $100 button on the sidebar and include it in your post or a link to Beyond the Picket Fence so people can find you and more great ideas.
5. Please check and make sure your link works. If it doesn't you can delete it and try again.
6. Please no direct links to sales sites, i.e. ETSY or just a plain ol' commercial site, we are looking for inexpensive ideas we can recreate, thanks!


  1. I am totally, obsessively hooked on Pinterest!!!!!! time sucker is right! but I love it.

    Thanks for hosting!


  2. Thanks for the party Becky!! Great picks by the way.


  3. Thanks so much for featuring my ladder baskets. What a surprise! I'm not signed up for Pinterest...I'm afraid of getting sucked in...LOL.

    Thanks so much for hosting the party!

  4. I forgot to leave the price for my 2 drawer chest in the title- it was a $50 project- I already had the paint and supplies on hand, the chest cost me $50 at an auction :)

  5. I think the good thing about Pinterest is exposure. So many people who wouldn't normally stumble upon your blog may see the picture. So many more may never actually click on the source of the pin, but still, I hope that a few more may come back.

  6. Love Pinterest...but yes, it can be a time suck. I think I have a "system" now though so I can enjoy a little bit of inspiration here and there without getting "lost" for hours :) Thanks for hosting, Laurel

  7. Thank you so much for featuring my Union Jack Crate. Im going to check out all the other teriffic projects now!


    I was just on pinterest pinning some paint colors, it does suck up alot of time, i agree.

  8. Thank you for hosting the linky party again this week!

  9. I am new to Pinterest, and yes, I can get totally involved and forget about everything else. =)
    I have noticed what you are talking about, like having an item I made pinned from another blog, but labeled as Google Translate. ?? figure that one out.
    I left a comment with my blog address and hope she will relabel it.

    I do think it is overall a very fun thing, and hope some of the bugs will be worked out of it.
    Would be nice if instead of just posting a persons whole blog post, the one posting it would do a bit of it, with a link to the original blog. =)
    Some people just probably do not think things through, or do not understand blog, or pinterest, courtesy yet. =)
    we are all in the learning phase.

    barbara jean

  10. You are so correct in the fact that the original owners of the pictures more often than not get lost after a few pins. I can think numerous times I've clicked on the picture to be taken to the source and it just reloads the picture. Can be very frustrating when you want the details, or instructions etc. I must say that I appreciate it when the website address is right on the photo. Other than that I love it. It's my go to when I'm looking for inspiration.

    Thanks for hosting :)

  11. Thanks so much for the Party, Becky! I have stayed away from Pinterest for most of the reasons already stated...My head would just spin...I know so many that adore it!!!What an honor to be featured....Thanks...Blessings, Becky

  12. Thanks for featuring my map! What a fun surprise :)
    I'm linking up another project again this week, thanks for hosting!

  13. Hi Becky, and thanks for hosting!

  14. Thanks so much for featuring my ruffle scarf! I love your blog!!!
    have a fabulous day

  15. It's always surprising to me to see something of mine featured! Thank Love, LOVE your site!!! XoXo

  16. Today, I have a dessert recipe-Bread Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce. So yummy! Thanks for hosting the party once again. Have a great day!

  17. Thanks for the hosting the party! I'm your newest follower :-)

    I have the same thoughts on pinning. I put a watermark across the middle of my "finished product" photos, so that way no matter where they go, everyone knows that they came from my blog. Maybe you should try that?

  18. I personally love pinning and Pinterest. I created my blog this past week for many reasons and one was to show off my Pinterest inspirations. I host a Tuesday Pinterest Inspiration party. I also now have monthly Pinterest Girls Night Out where we all create things together. I feature those on my blog and host a Monthly Pinterest GNO party there as well. I love it!!!!

  19. Thanks for hosting. Pinterest is an interesting thing. My numbers have never been higher, but the number of comments I have don't necessarily match my traffic. My rule of thumb is that if I pin something I make sure I go to the source (often a blog) and leave a comment letting them know I am pinning and why I love whatever it is that I am pinning.


Thanks so much for taking the time to comment, I really appreciate your kind words!