Did you attend yesterday’s Pinterest party at Michaels? One hundred Hometalk bloggers hosted events across the country. Look how much fun we had!

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See more event pictures by browsing the #MPinterestParty hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can find ALL project tutorials on Hometalk.

We also hosted a giveaway! Five lucky Hometalkers are about to find out that they won a $100 Michaels gift card!


And the winners are…

Marian Martinez, Lakeland, FL
Nancy Bomak, Canada
Beverly Stamp, Lockport, NY
Vanessa Barros, Miami, FL
Amanda, Lewisville, TX

Congrats to the winners and a big thank you to Michaels and all the wonderful Hometalk bloggers for this fun event! Hope to see you again soon!

Photo credit:
Crafty Texas Girls
Jonathan Fong Style
Just Paint It
Our Fairfield Home & Garden
Yesterday on Tuesday
DIY Huntress
Design Dining + Diapers

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by Miriam on Feb 17, 2014

We’ve joined Michaels for their in-store Pinterest parties and YOU are invited to attend!

If you’ve been wanting to try your hand at some of those awesome projects you’ve been pinning, this is your chance! Browse the Pinterest inspired displays, buy your crafts, and meet up in the classroom to create your own pin-worthy project.

The parties will take place on Sunday, February 16, 1pm – 4pm at all Michaels stores. To see which locations will have Hometalk bloggers hosting in your area, visit the Pinterest Party Page on Michaels website.

Here’s a sneak peek at what you can expect! Hometalk bloggers have been busy these past few weeks creating inspiring projects for you to try. Check out the #MPinterestParty hashtag on Hometalk for these project tutorials.

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Also, don’t forget to enter our giveaway! Follow Michaels on Hometalk to enter to win a $100 Michaels gift card. Five winners will be selected on February 17th and announced on our Facebook page.


Happy crafting!

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by Miriam on Feb 13, 2014

You’re invited to join Hometalk & Michaels for a Craft Party on Twitter!
Expect laughter, inspiration, pictures, and prizes!

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Time & Date: Monday, Feb 10 at 9PM ET.

How to participate
Use hashtag #CraftParty
Use Tweetchat for easy chatting.

RSVP below to enter to win one of six $25 gift cards to Michaels. Winners will be announced at the end of the chat.

Follow us here

RSVP here
Put your twitter handle in the “Link Title” field (example: @Hometalk)
Put your email in the “email” field
Put your Twitter URL in the “URL” field (example:

Winners will be selected at random from RSVP’s. (If a winner is chosen who RSVP’d but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.)

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by Miriam on Feb 5, 2014

Ho-ho-hometalk members are spreading holiday cheer nationwide this season! How, you ask? By sharing their holiday decoration ideas so that people everywhere can create their very own festive and budget-friendly holiday crafts and decorations that will instantly liven up their homes.

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Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity to share photos of YOUR holiday décor and spread holiday cheer on Hometalk! Just click on Share Holiday Cheer Photos to post.

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You can find holiday projects by going to and searching #HolidayCheer.

That’s not all! Stay tuned and you might see a Hometalk member spreading holiday cheer on your local TV station this month! Follow our Hometalk for the holidays Youtube channel to watch them after they air.

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So what are you waiting for? Share your holiday decor photos now on Hometalk! We can’t to see what you’ve done.

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by Miriam on Nov 30, 2013

Hometalk Halloween Twitter Party

You’re invited to join Hometalk & Country Living for a Halloween Twitter Party! We’ll be talking Halloween decorating ideas, pumpkins, porches, and more!

Time & Date: Thursday, Oct 10 at 9PM ET.

How to participate
Use hashtag #HometalkCL
Use Tweetchat for easy chatting.

RSVP below to enter to win one of four $25 gift cards. Winners will be announced at the end of the chat.

Follow us here

RSVP here
Put your twitter handle in the “Link Title” field (example: @Hometalk)
Put your email in the “email” field
Put your Twitter URL in the “URL” field (example:

Winners will be selected at random from RSVP’s. (If a winner is chosen who RSVP’d but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.)

See official sweepstakes rules.

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by Miriam on Oct 4, 2013


How To Enter: To enter, you must have or create a Twitter account. If you already have a Twitter account, you will have to sign into your account. If you are not an existing member of Twitter, you will be required to follow the directions and join Twitter. When you join Twitter, you are indicating that you have read and agree to accept the Twitter Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Membership to is free. To enter the Sweepstakes, on October 4, 2013 at 12:01 AM (EST) through October 10, 2013 at 9:30 PM (EST), sign in at using your Twitter account, and tweet at @hometalk to answer the questions that are tweeted. Winner Selection: Winners (individually and collectively, the “Winner”) will be selected on or about October 10, 2013 in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received.  In the event the Sponsor does not receive any eligible entries, the Sponsor has the right to cancel the Sweepstakes.  Drawing will be conducted by Hometalk, whose decisions are final.  Odds of winning will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received. In the event Canadians are eligible to enter as specified in the Eligibility paragraph below, and if there is a Canadian Winner, the Winner will be required to correctly answer a mathematical skill testing question as a condition of receiving the prize. Prizes & Approximate Retail Value: 4 Winners will receive $25 Visa gift card (ARV: $25)  (Total ARV: $100. Any difference between the stated ARV and the actual value of the prize will not be awarded in any form. Winner will be notified via Twitter message within one (1) month of the last day of the Sweepstakes and must respond via email address providing contact information, within 48 hours from notification or an alternate potential winner will be selected. Except as specifically provided above, in the event the Winner doesn’t respond to Sponsor’s notification or does not accept the prize within five (5) business days of notification, the prize will be deemed forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected. In the event that any one or more potential Winner(s) fails to respond as stated above, declines the prize or fails to provide signed affidavits or releases, such Winner(s) will be deemed to forfeit the prize and Sponsor will select an alternate Winner(s) from the remaining eligible entrants. If any alternate(s) similarly fails to respond or declines the prize, Sponsor will use a reasonable number of attempts, in its discretion, to award the prize(s) to another alternate(s) but if it is unable to do so, the prize(s) will be finally forfeited and Sponsor shall have no further liability in connection with this Sweepstakes. Please allow a minimum of six (6) months for delivery of prizes. List of Winner(s): For the name(s) of the Winner(s), send a separate self-addressed, stamped envelope to Halloween Twitter Party  Sweepstakes, Hometalk, LLC., 137-139 West 25th St. New York, NY, 10001 within two (2) months from the Winner notification date as specified above.

1. ENTRIES: Limit one (1) entry per person for Sweepstakes.  Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.  Entries become the property of the Sponsor and will not be returned.  Proof of submission does not constitute proof of receipt.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete or inaccurate entries. Incomplete entry forms or entry forms that have been tampered with will be disqualified.  If there is a dispute as to the identity of an online entrant, the prize will be awarded to the authorized account holder of the email address.  The “authorized account holder” is defined as the natural person to whom the email address is assigned by an internet service provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.

2. ELIGIBILITY: Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, who have reached the age of majority in their state or territory of residence at time of entry. Legal residents of Canada (excluding Quebec) who have reached the aforementioned age in their province at time of entry are also eligible to enter. Void in Puerto Rico and where prohibited by law.  Employees of Sponsor, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.

3. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION: Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the Winner.  Each prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied outside of manufacturer’s limited warranty.  No transfer, assignment or substitution of a prize permitted, except Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prize for an item of equal or greater value in the event an advertised prize is unavailable.  The Winner is required to comply with any and all applicable federal, state, provincial, if Canadians are eligible to enter, and local laws, rules and regulations.  All federal, state and local taxes, and any other costs not specifically provided for in these Official Rules are solely the Winner’s responsibility. If the actual retail value of any Winner’s prize is $600 or more, the Winner must complete a W9 form and supply Sponsor with his/her social security number for tax purposes.  An IRS Form 1099 will be issued in the name of the Winner (or, if a minor, in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian) for the actual value of the prizes received. Sponsor shall have no responsibility or obligation to the Winner or potential Winner who are unable or unavailable to accept or utilize prizes as described herein. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion.  Winners (and parent or legal guardian if Winner is a minor) may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification.  Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate Winner.  Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate Winner. Winner hereby further agrees that it will sign any documents necessary to transfer copyright of his/her submitted entry, if applicable, to Sponsor within seven (7) days following the date of first attempted notification. By entering, Entrant grants permission for Sponsor, and any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to use the entrant’s submission (including an altered form of the entry), if any, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If images are being submitted to Sponsor as a requirement for entry, Entrants agree that they have all rights to use the images submitted and to allow Sponsor, any of its affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to reuse any of the images, without any liability, for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes. Additionally, acceptance of the prize by Winner constitutes permission for Sponsor and any affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers to use Winner’s name and/or likeness and biographical material for editorial, advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, Winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance or use of the prize.  Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Sweepstakes or in the announcement of the prize.

4. INTERNET: Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof.  If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion.  Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date.  Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Promotion if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants.  Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.

5. DISPUTES/CHOICE OF LAW: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in New York, NY, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased.  New York State law, without reference to New York’s choice of law rules, governs the Sweepstakes and all aspects related thereto.

6. SPONSOR: The Sponsor of these Promotions is Hometalk, LLC. 137-139 W 25th St. New York, NY, 10001.

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by Miriam on Oct 1, 2013

After reviewing hundreds of entries, the winner is:

Marie Muckey!

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Click here to see Marie’s winning board!

The beauty of Marie’s board is hard to deny! It exudes the crisp, cozy nature of fall! We just love her descriptions, the colors and the vast variety of autumn inspiration she included in her pins! She followed contest instructions and pinned a bevy of gorgeous photos showcasing Hometalk’s best fall projects. There’s no doubt about the time and effort Marie put into each of her selections.

In addition, we have selected our Top 10 Honorable Mentions for your viewing pleasure. Select each contestant’s name to view their board!

                 Dawn Kane                     Michelle Lindquis

  Cindy Doll                       Kate Finn

      Jennifer Howard           Julie Bigboy

       Jessica Bonness            Lesley Fuchs

            Linda Knight                  Bonnie Frieden

We’re so thrilled all of these entries demonstrate what fabulous inspiration can be found on Hometalk. Thanks to you wonderful homeowners, bloggers, experts and professionals, the site is overflowing with projects and knowledge. A big thank you goes out to all participants who entered.

We had a ton of fun checking out your pins!

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by Miriam on Sep 25, 2013

Thanks to everyone who joined our Hometalk Gardening Inspiration contest on Pinterest!  We had a ton of fantastic entries and we really enjoyed seeing what inspires you.  There were so many creative boards it was hard to choose a winner.  Here are some of the entries that really caught our eye thanks to their originality, themes, and overall aesthetic.

Southeast Asia-inspired Garden by Jenna Bobbitt
Jenna won the Hometalk Garden Inspiration contest on Pinterest by bringing a southeastern asian flair to her Kentucky home.


Continue reading “Top Gardening Inspiration Pinterest Boards” »

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by Miriam on Aug 12, 2013

If you enjoy pinning pictures of beautiful gardens on Pinterest, you’re going to LOVE this contest! Create a Hometalk Garden Inspiration board, and you could win a $250 visa gift card and a fabulous Hometalk prize package. Winner will also be invited to become an honorary pinner on the Hometalk Gardening board!

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How to enter:
1. Follow Hometalk on Pinterest
2. Create a Pinterest board called Hometalk Gardening Inspiration
3. Pin at least 10 of your favorite gardening pictures from
4. Email a link to your board to

What should you pin?
Pin gardening pictures from Hometalk that inspire you. You can pin by color, by style, by zone, or just by what you love. Visit the gardening topic on Hometalk to start pinning!

Contest rules:
The contest starts on Monday, July 29, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET, and it ends on Monday, August 5, 2013 at 11 p.m. ET. You must be following Hometalk on Pinterest, and you must email a link to your board to to qualify.

Entries will be judged by the Hometalk team. Boards will be judged by general esthetic, theme, creativity, and originality.
Questions? Email us at

We can’t wait to see your board!

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by Miriam on Jul 29, 2013

Are you dreaming of a water feature? Got questions about your pond? Get advice and ideas from the experts on Hometalk’s Facebook gardening chat, Thursday, July 18, at 2p EST.

Meet the talented experts, and LIKE them on Facebook below.

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LIKE the experts!
Aquascape Inc.

Rocky Mountain WaterScape

Texas Ponds and Water Features LLC

See you Thursday at 2p EST!

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by Miriam on Jul 16, 2013