We're really loving Pinterest and are just tickled that so many of you have joined us in the fun there...we love sharing inspiration and recipes with you and seeing what's inspiring YOU too!
You know how we like to give away goodies, right? Well, we thought it would be fun to host our own Pinterest contest as our little way of saying thanks for taking the plunge!
If you're loving Pinterest too (or if you're looking for a reason to get started!) we're giving you a chance to WIN a $50 gift certificate!
So, you might be wondering, how do I enter?
It's easy! Starting right now, pin anything from our blog or our website. It could be your favorite cookbook, a recipe, free goodies or whatever you like! Once you've chosen something to pin, tag us by adding @gooseberrypatch to the description when you pin and that's it...you'll be entered to win!
Enter as many times as you like...we'll choose a winner at random and announce it here on our blog.
Be sure to come back Tuesday, 2/20/12
to see who won!
If you're just getting started on Pinterest - or haven't started yet! - we thought you might have some questions. See if you can find your answers below, and if not, leave us a comment and we'll try to help!
I'm not a member of Pinterest and I need an invite!
Drop us a note and we'll send you an invite. Although we can't guarantee Pinterest membership, we're pretty sure you'll be pinning in no time! Once you're a member, it's really easy to get started and there's a helpful Pinning 101 section that answers lots of beginners' questions.
I'm already a member but I've never pinned anything...what do I do?
If you haven't already, we recommend that you install the Pin It button on your browser toolbar. It's the easiest way we've found to pin from wherever you are.
Once you have the button, it's as simple as clicking around our website or our blog and finding something good to share!
What the heck is a Pin It button?
It's the neatest little thing and you can grab it from the Pinterest Goodies page. Click here to get started -- you might have to scroll UP to find it. There's even a video that'll walk you through how to install.
Once this little shortcut is installed, it lets you grab an image from any website and add it to one of your pinboards. When you pin from a website, it automatically grabs the link from the page where you're pinning, so the original source is credited.
Here's what you'll see when you pin something from our website...
Click the Pin It button in your toolbar and you'll see this...
How do I tag Gooseberry Patch?
When you choose an image to tag from our blog or website, you'll have an opportunity to add a description. Enter @gooseberrypatch in that field, along with what it is or why you love it, and that's it...we're tagged and we can find your entry!
Yes, as long as what you're repinning is linked back to our website or our blog, you are welcome to repin anything from around Pinterest, including our boards. Just be sure to check the original source!
I'm not interested in Pinterest!