Thursday, February 20, 2014

Day of Epicness

What do the numbers 2, 20, 500, and 19 Million have to do with each other? They are all important numbers for today! Why?

Today, February 20th, 2014 is our 2nd Blogiversary! Yea! 

Today is our 500th post.

In the past 24 hours we hit 19,000,000 page views! 

It's an epic convergence, on a Throwback Thursday nonetheless, that we're pretty stoked about. So to celebrate, we thought we'd give you some of our favorite moments of Pinstrosity history, our take on life, and $1000 bucks each. Okay, maybe not $1000...we wish though because you all are awesome and truly have made Pinstrosity what it is.

Marquette's favorite moments. This is hard to narrow in on! I have loved doing this blog for the past 2 years. I have learned so much about blogging, about content, about awesome tips and tricks to getting projects right, and about myself. It's been quite the journey.

I've been thinking and thinking about what I wanted to post here. I thought at first about making a movie akin to the Facebook movies we all posted not too long ago, but that just didn't pull together...I got sidetracked by butterbeer, every flavor beans, and old books (more on that in Saturday's post)..perhaps that'll be making an appearance later on the blog. I thought about making a video of me talking about my favorites...but that sounded boring; I wouldn't watch me talking. I thought about writing a song...but I don't write music. Interpretive dance? No one wants to see my uncoordinated 3-month-postartum flub dance, bahahaha. Rent a plane and spell out Pinstrosity in the sky with the exhaust? That would be awesome, but sadly no one here is willing to let me take off with their plane. No sense of adventure, I tell you.

So, by default you get one of my extremely well written and sophisticated poems.

Roses are red,
(Because that's how poems start),
Here are Pinstrosity moments
That have tickled my heart:

Shaving cream is handy,
It cleans and it paints!
But we find it's best used
Without any restraint.
Babies are ugly,
Just kidding! I josh.
But some sure aren't happy,
When posed in a squash:
  We 'bout peed our pants,
And nearly broke into hives,
When Pinstrosity was featured
By KSL's Studio 5!
Pinstrosity began,
As a fun personal trip.
We had no idea
People would think it's so hip!
 I laughed 'till I cried,
(and perhaps I did shake)
When Kathy sent in
Her Olympic theme cake:
A new Pinstrositeer!
Can you believe?!
We can't wait for you to see
What she has up her sleeve!
Em's pretty awesome,
You have to admit!
I love her fun style,
Her puns, and her wit!

These 2 years have been great!
I'm looking forward to more,
It'll be fun to see
What "fate" has in store!

-Marquette, the epic poetess ;)

 Em here and I have 5 of my favorite Pinstrosities!! These made the list because they made me giggle, inspired me, or made me unexpectedly happy with the results!! Without further ado:

Em's 5 Favorite Pinstrosities
(In no particular order)

5. Up-In-Flames Burger
Rachel sent us this pin that had me and my dad (he's a pretty tough nut to crack) rolling on the floor. Don't trust the picture alone, there is a lot going on behind all this! Go read this Pinstrosity! Rachel, you rock!!



4. My House is a Pinstrosity
In this post Marquette tells the all too familiar tale of why life isn't Pinterest perfect, and how (drum roll please)...THAT'S OK!!

Pinterest Expectation...


This one is mine (hangs head and laughs), still embarrasses me, still makes me laugh uncontrollably.

Pinterest Expectation

The Pinstrosity

This one that I tested out with a friend gives us an unexpected result...

The Original

The Pin-Win!

...and this post has two!

There you have it! Em's 5 favorites! In all honesty they change and morph as we post more material, and sometimes I go back and forget some of the fun ones. So for now, here they are!

We are so grateful for the opportunity we have to run this awesome blog, as Marquette said none of this would possible without our faithful readers! We feel like you all are our Bloggin' Family!! Thanks for helping us get so far and continue to do what we love!!


  1. This is a wonderful 'throw back Thurs' post.
    Congrats on your success--
    LOVE your humor---Betsy

  2. You ladies rock. I'm so happy for you and proud of you.

  3. Im happy I set my coffee aside before reading this post! And I have to say its one of my all time favs! I love your site, and you ladies have taught me to laugh at myself when things dont go quite as a planned. Keep Smilin'


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