Pinterest Wars with Becky Wade

pinterest failOkay, so wow. It’s March. March, people!

Anybody else having a slight panic attack about this?

Because I am.

It’s hard to believe, but my second novel, Wishing on Willows, will be birthed into the wide scary world in just 15 short days!

Holy buckets of gravy, where has the time gone?

I have some fun stuff coming up to celebrate the new release.

A couple local book signings. A presentation at the public library. An online Wishing on Willows Extravaganza on launch day – March 19th, from 6-7 pm CST – in which I will be video chatting with readers, answering questions, and giving away six fun prize baskets!

And then there’s the title of this blog post….

The fun-ness (this ought to be a word, don’t you think?) that is happening between me and one of my new favorite authors, Becky Wade.

Have you read My Stubborn HeartΒ yet?Β 

If you haven’t, get thee to a bookstore.

I promise you will laugh and sigh and find yourself unable to put the book down! No questions asked, one of my favorite reads of 2012.

Anyway – Becky and I discovered that readers who like her book tend to like mine and vice versa. So we thought, hey! We should team up and do something fun together.

And voila! Pinterest Wars were born.

8 challenges.

One per week.

I’ll throw down a challenge the first week.

She’ll throw one down the next.

For eight weeks.

We’re starting next Monday – March 11th.

Here’s where it gets even more fun.

We’re inviting you to participate!

We will post a new Pinterest challenge every Monday on this blog and our Facebook pages (make sure to follow me and Becky on Facebook).

We will have the rest of the week to attempt whatever is on the picture – it could be a recipe, a craft, a hair style, a posed picture like the one above, whatever!

Then on Friday, we will post our attempts on this blog and our Facebook pages and you will choose a winner!

Just for the record, Becky and I are not crafty people. Which means this ought to be funny. Like pictures from this website kind of funny.

Even more fun – we’re inviting you to participate! We want you to do the challenges with us and post your results on your Facebook! Make sure to tag us in the picture so we can see them.

For every challenge you participate in, we will write your name on a piece of paper and put it in a hat. At the end, we’ll be drawing some winners and giving away our new novels!

Wishing on Willows by moi, releasing March 19th.

Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade, releasing May 1st. (I’m absolutely itching to get my hands on this one!)

So mark your calendars for next Monday and join us for the first challenge! It’s going to be nothing if not interesting!

Let’s Talk: What’s one thing you’ve tried that was an epic, hilarious fail? Perhaps a meal or a craft?

Don’t forget, if you pre-order Wishing on Willows, my publisher will send you a complimentary download of seven devotionals written by me!

I’m guest posting over at Jennifer Major’s blog today about one of the best, most unexpected blessings that has come from being a writer.

My friend Caroline asks me three super fun questions on her blog, Under God’s Mighty Hand.

17 thoughts on “Pinterest Wars with Becky Wade

  1. I just don’t attempt crafts because I know I’d fail. I definitely did not inherit my mom’s craftiness. The only thing I craft is stories. LOL.

     
     
  2. Congrats!!

    I’m only kinda crafty. It’ll be interesting to see how the Pinterest thing works out. Looking forward to seeing what you two produce.

    (No, I’m not on Pinterest, but I’ve heard so much about it, both online and just recently at my church, that I’m really curious to see how you use it.)

     
     
  3. You want me to ADMIT and describe a fail?? How much time do you have? Seriously, call R and B and tell them you have to camp out here for a month, because honey, that’s how long it’ll take… Two things in my house, we do NOT do ANY MORE crafts!!! And no, NO, N-O-O-O-O-O WAY am I making costumes. We buy them. Why shame my family?
    Yes, I can master harsh chemicals and re-finish things. No, I cannot make a marshmallow for Halloween.

     
     
  4. Sounds like fun!! I’m attempting to make homemade birthday cakes for my kids. For my daughter’s 2nd birthday, I made a Curious George cake that had my in-laws and me doubled over with laughter because it looked more like some creepy Italian guy than a monkey. And I mean no offense to Italian men! πŸ™‚ This year, we’re trying a Barbie cake!

     
     
    1. Katie Ganshert

      This made me laugh out loud, Lisa! One of our challenges may just be a cake….

       
       
  5. I’ve produced some epic fails over the years food wise – even after diligently trying to follow the recipe. My husband has sat across from me many times, chewing with a blank face, then struggling not to say anything negative after he swallowed the yuckiness.

    Can’t wait to aspire to the greatness of the Martha Stewart types who post things on Pinterest! I’m ready to get crafty!

     
     
  6. First of all–you two are geniuses!!! Do you know how much I love the idea of a match up between you and Becky??

    I’m going to leave you with this visual–I attempted to weld my own glass heart wedding cake top. With a candle. And two tubes of glass.

    Rubbing my hands together to see your “challenges”!!

     
     
  7. Oh my goodness, this sounds way too fun. I’m so uncrafty and I don’t have much time to cook, so even though I see fabulous recipes I always want to try, rarely do I actually go through with it. (Somewhere Martha Stewart is crying.) But who knows, maybe I’ll get brave and try one of your challenges. πŸ™‚

     
     
  8. Lynn :O)

    I have that same run of photos posted on my Pinterest board. Everyone one of them cracks me up no matter how many times I look at them.

     
     
  9. Ganise

    YAY! Looking forward to it.

     
     
  10. HAHAHA! That picture is priceless! I’m doing a mini something like this on my blog, but one project a month. I’m looking forward to the results of this challenge. πŸ˜€

     
     
  11. “Fun-ness” should totally be a word.

    I love this “Pinterest wars” idea! It’ll be exciting to see the results. πŸ™‚

    As for the epic fail… oy, likely too many to count. Evidently my “mommy brain” (I can claim that “condition” for the rest of my life, right?) is preventing me from recalling one right now… Pick a day, though, any day. There’s likely an epic fail in there somewhere.

     
     
  12. This sounds like so much fun. I really had a good laugh looking at those Pinterest fails! Thanks for sharing. I will be watching your Pinterest Wars. Love Pinterest too!

     
     
  13. What fun! Those are some awesome pictures and I know you’ll aspire to equally horrific results. Can’t wait to see this!

     
     
  14. How fun!!! Can’t wait πŸ™‚

     
     
  15. a Martha Stewart-inspired Fall table arrangement. If I can figure out how to post a photo here, or on your wall, I’ll show you my epic fail. LOL

     
     
  16. This is GREAT!!! I love the idea and your siblings picture above πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see what else you guys come up with LOL!

    P.S. I am REALLY loving Wishing on Willow. I can’t wait to see what happens!!! πŸ™‚ I’ll post my review and help spread the word for your lovely book when I’m done/it comes out πŸ™‚

    Blessings, Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)

     
     

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