Pinterest Amazon Blast with Makobi Scribe $100 Giveaway

And we have another giveaway with Makobi Scribe this time it’s a pinterest giveaway and I know you are all on Pinterest.


amazon blast Makobi Scribe and Sason and Pobi are bringing you this Amazon Pinterest blast. The winner will receive an Amazon gift card for $100. The giveaway is open to Everyone :) Good Luck! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this blast here.

“Creating A Home Outside” Pinterest Contest Enter To Win a Landscape Makeover

By: Ashley

imageDo you ever drive through your neighborhood and see a house that just makes you go, “Wow…” You know, one of those houses that has a wonderfully maintained healthy lawn, weedless flowerbeds full of actual flowers, the perfect balance of leafy plants and floral plants, and some of those little touches that just bring the whole thing together? Well, YOU can have that yard! What’s even better? YOU can have that yard and not have to lift a single shovel! You need to enter the Creating Home Outside Pinterest Contest.

Have you ever been on Pinterest? If you haven’t, you need to get there. To enter the Home Outside Pinterest Contest, you need to daydream, imagine, create, and PIN all of your great ideas into a “Creating Home Outside” pinboard. This is how you can enter to win a complete Home Outside landscape design makeover. Who is going be behind the design of your grand prize landscape makeover? The amazingly talented Julie Moir Messervy. She designed the Toronto Music Garden (AMAZING!), and countless public and residential landscapes. Julie is also the author of the award-winning Home Outside: Creating the Landscape You Love, Outside the Not So Big House (with Sarah Susanka), and five other books. I’ve been looking through her pictures and her website A LOT… and her work is spectacularimage. Even if you don’t win the Grand Prize, you could still win a Curb Appeal front yard design makeover from JMMDS, which includes a plan for transforming the winner’s entrance and front yard on photos of their home. The third prize is a copy of Julie’s book AND the Home Outside Palette landscape design app.

Once you’re on Pinterest, everything you need to know about this contest can be found on Julie Moir Messervy’s blog. You can check out some of her amazing designs there too! So… ENOUGH READING! GET PINNING! You need to get your pin on and win yourself a landscape makeover! But get busy and make it snappy because this contest ends on August 19. Ready… set… GO!

About Ashley (Managing Editor at MomStart): Ashley is a mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, and former teacher working to navigate through the mysterious world of Mommyia. Read more about her adventures at Momicles and follow her @Momicles2010

Ashley was compensated for this post.

$30 Best Buy Gift Card Giveaway

Pinterest is such a popular tool right now and everyone is one it, except me. Well that’s not true, I’m on it, I just don’t have a lot of time to dedicate to it and I could use your help. I would love to have more of my recipe posts on pinterest. So I have a little giveaway for you guys.


Enter to Win:

$30 Gift Card to Best Buy

To Enter:


Pin anyone of the following recipes. For each pin, you get a new entry. Leave a comment for each entry telling me which one you pinned:

How To Make A Tinker Bell Fairy in The Meadow Cake

Summer’s Home Made Something Like A Samoa Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

Apple Chicken Sausage Sun-Bird Stir Fry Recipe

Tasty Treat Resolution Edition: Veggie Rainbow Quinoa Recipe

Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

Pomegranate Cranberry Sugar Cookies Recipe

Pretty Princess Puff Cookies Recipe

Tasty Treat Thursday: Banana Splizza Recipe

Easy Blueberry Maple Crumble Recipe

Restaurant Style Mexi-Rice Recipe

Tasty Treat: All Beth’s Spicy Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Wine & Dine with Chateau Ste. Michelle Riesling Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue


NAKANO Pickled Tomato Garnish Splash it On, Step it Up Recipe #NAKANOSplash

Open Faced S’mores Recipe

EMeals Easy Low Carb Chicken Caprese Recipe

Quick and Easy Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe

Tree Top Apple Juice Flavored Barbeque Sauce Recipe

Tree Top Apple Juice Fried Chicken Recipe

Peanut Butter Banana Bread Recipe

The Johnsonville No Ordinary Burger: The Berry Yummy Burger Recipe

Father’s Day Steak Kona Rubbed Vanilla Strip Loin Recipe

Tasty Treat: The Honey Sweetened Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

Cherry Almond Hormel Ham Bundles Recipe #HormelFamily

Almond Breeze Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake Recipe

Tasty Treat: Snack Happy Bars Recipe A Salty Sweet Snack

Mushroom and Basil Baked-Egg Frittata Recipe

Antipasto Egg Quesadilla #Recipe #TeflonEggParty

Ham and Chives Omelet #Recipe #TeflonEggParty

Treat Mom To Avocado Mother’s Day Toast Recipe

Have a Drink For Mother’s Day Guaca Mary Recipe

Tasty Treat Copycat #Recipe Hardee’s Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

World Harbors Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe #WorldHarbors

Wine & Rosemary Couscous Recipe #HollandHouseCW

Grilled Portabella Mushrooms with Fontina Melt #NAKANOSplash

Tasty Treat By Summer: Copycat Hostess to Homemade Apple Fruit Pie Recipe

Sun-Bird Egg Drop Couscous Recipe

Teacher’s Appreciation TreeTop Apple-Dapple Cake Recipe

Wake Up To Johnsonville Apple Sausage Pancakes Recipe

Tasty Treat By Summer: Angel’s Golden Lemon Halo Cake Recipe

Tasty Treat By Summer: Cherry Chip Muffins Recipe

Tasty Treat By Summer: Whyne Nots Recipe

Tasty Treaty By Summer: Morning Glory Muffins Recipe

A Spring Bunny Salad Recipe

Guest Recipe:Cooking with Nonna Calzone (Scalcione di Cipolle) Recipe

Marvel’s The Avengers Chocolate Cookie Recipe

The Very Best Red Potato Pesto Salad Recipe

Tasty Treat: High Altitude Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe with No Sugar Added

Johnsonville Italian Sausage Pizza Loaf Recipe

A Quick and Easy Bourbon Chicken Recipe

Tasty Treat Summertime Savory Veggie Muffins Recipe

Baked Bacon Cracker Chicken Recipe

Summer’s Tasty Treat:A Caramel Apple Pizza Recipe

Tasty Treat Thursday: A Summertime All American S’moreish “Trail Mix” Recipe

Food Photography In The Space Needle #2DaysInSeattle


Or any other recipe post you want.

This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to the winner, Donna K.

Please see the giveaway rules

Repin it To Win It (Acer Aspire S3 laptop): Microsoft’s Mother’s Day Pinterest Sweepstakes

I just have to show of my son one more time, or however many times Microsoft chooses to use his photos on-line. Right now it’s almost like Miles has his very own Pinterest account because he’s sporting Spring Mice and Spring laptops. You can enter to win a new laptop by repinning this photo!




So you can win an Acer Aspire S3 laptop. Approximate Retail Value (ARV) US $ 899.99.


To enter, you must do all of the following during the Entry Period to be eligible: Please see the official rules before entering:

Step 1: Sign into your Pinterest account at If you do not have a Pinterest account, visit to request an invitation to register for a free account. There may be a waiting period in between when you request membership and when you are issued an invitation.

Step 2: Visit and "pin" the contest announcement image, plus one additional eligible photo to your Pinterest page.

Step 3: Create a board with at least 10 pins (including the contest announcement) and then comment on the announcement image with a link to your board.

Step 4: Leave the contest announcement pinned to your Pinterest board until April 26, 2012, when winners will be selected and verified.

Limit 1 entry per person and per Pinterest account.

Pin it to win it: Microsoft’s first Pinterest Sweepstakes

I recently discovered that mice come in lots of colors and my kids already both have personal picks when it comes to what color the home mouse should be and it’s all Microsoft’s fault. Microsoft Hardware expanded its collection of Artist Edition mice, by introducing five new designs intended to complement the way our users live, work and play. The new patterns gracing the surfaces of the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Arc Touch Mouse are designed by five artists who hail from Stockholm to New York City. The new mice show inspiration from the artists’ backyards, cityscapes and local culture to inform their designs. The new artists include:  Kenzo Minami Stina Persson  Oh Joy!  Tchmo and Sally Zou.


In addition to the new artist designs, the Hardware team has also announced several limited edition colors to add a pop of color to your desk or laptop bag. The Explorer Touch Mouse will be available in Dahlia Pink and White, and the Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 will be available in Aqua Blue, Citron Green, Cobalt Blue, Dahlia Pink, Flame Red, White and Black. If you’d like to take a closer look at the new patterns and colors available, please visit the Arc Touch Mouse, Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 and Explorer Touch Mouse product pages.IMG_8787

Pin it to win it: Microsoft launched its first Pinterest Sweepstakes around the new Microsoft Hardware mouse designs and colors. To enter the Pinterest sweepstakes, visit the Windows Pinterest page and re-pin one of the new mice designs from our sweepstakes board. Then, simply create your own Pinterest board, using the mice as inspiration. Focus on the colors, the design or your favorite workspace. Mine would be focused on my kids of course.

Lastly, make sure to share a link to your board in the comments section of the Pinterest sweepstakes announcement pin. Microsoft will choose a winner at random from the entrants on March 31st and alert you via a post in the Pinterest comments section.

This information was provided to me as a Windows Champion.

Pin It Friday: Crafts I’d Rather Be Doing

Pin it friday

The fabulous twins over at 5minutesformom or one of their contributors has been doing a Pin It Friday meme and my good friend Kas has been participating and I’ve been enjoying watching her pin and wanted to join in too. I haven’t been very good at memes lately, you know, life, depression, and just being so busy something has to give, I just decided it was time to do something fun and what I wanted to do. So since I’d rather be pinning, I’ll share some Crafts with you guys that I’d rather be doing.

Source: via Louise on Pinterest



I know I’m not doing the sources exactly right, but give me time. At least I have the original source here but not from who pinned it first. Remember whenever you post something that belongs to someone else give them credit for it. It drives me nuts when people do not do that. These people are super creative.