Sunday, July 28, 2013

Inspiring Business with Pinterest

I am sure most of you reading this already have some type of obsession with Pinterest, right? It's one of those things you can do in the doctor's office waiting room, during Monday night football (which is just around the corner), etc. I've somewhat created a negative habit of "Pinteresting" too much...

"Yep" - my husbands words

But we can't deny that Pinterest is a great place when you're in need of inspiration!

Food Inspiration

Avocado Toast
 There are so many delicious recipes! You can pin and basically create for yourself, a modern version of a recipe book! Now I'm thinking, wouldn't it be a great idea to create a printed book for someone using their favorite food pins???

Fashion Inspiration


One of my favorite boards is my "Getting Dressed" board. I love collecting the outfits, patterns, the shoes! It helps me to think of different ways to use the wardrobe I already have, and reminds of things I've forgotten about that are hanging in my closet.

Business Inspiration and Growth

Chevron Table

Pinterest has really been great for The Honey Shack. In fact, I know that pinning photos of our products has led to sales, and especially, inspiration for others.

A few things you can do to bridge Pinterest with your business:

1. Create or pin to a few different pin boards (collections). If you pin all of your products or services to one board, not as many people will see the pins. Our Boards

our jar was repinned several times...

2. Make sure your boards are well curated (put together beautifully). This will ensure that you will gain more followers, and in return, you are more likely to have your product/service photos repinned.

One of my favorite pinners! =>

3. Use a classy avatar or your logo as your avatar - this builds your brand.

4. Find pinners to follow that inspire your work or follow a similar design preference. This will keep you inspired and build your network.

5. Pin for your business, but more than that, pin the things that you love, the places you've seen, your favorite recipes, the best shoes, the books you've read over and over again. Be the inspiration for others.

6. Most important thing -

Support other people like you on Pinterest. Those of you that are trying to build your Etsy business, find other Etsians to follow and repin their products that you love.

and lastly...

My Motto

Friday, July 19, 2013

Giveaway...July 2013 - Jar of the Month Club

Welcome friends!

This beautiful jar will be given away at the end of the month! Giveaway entry details can be found at the bottom of this post. 

Antiques and Treasures...

Canning was never something that I ever witnessed growing up, in fact, I don't think I even knew much about canning until I became a young adult; one of my friends made us some homemade strawberry jam just before our wedding. So you may think, "why do they love canning jars so much"?

Well, collecting interesting, one-of-a-kind treasures has always been enjoyable. I recollect shopping alongside both of my parents, looking through antique shops, swap meets, garage sales, and markets in Mexico. In fact, my dad still has a sweet brass penguin figurine of mine somewhere in his attic (which I'd love to bring home!) I remember pulling the 0.85 cents out of my purse when I was maybe seven years old to make that important purchase. 

As the mason jar trend kicked-off a few years ago, along with the DIY movement and eco-friendly movement, I began to notice the simplistic beauty of the mason jar. Now when I am out treasure hunting I have a really hard time passing up the unique jars that always catch my attention. 

Jarden (the company that now produces and owns "Ball" jars) recently released the blue tinted "American Heritage Collection" pint-sized mason jars. (We should have these for sale in our Etsy shop within the next couple of days.) 

Now, they don't really compare to the vintage blues, but they are still lovely in their own regard. They are a representation of the past, maybe representing more than just a place to preserve your summer bounty of peaches. I think possibly they help us remember to value our heritage, and curiously pursue the tiny strands that make us who we are and who God beautifully created before us. 

Thank you for participating! We hope you win!!!

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