“Passport to Pinterest” Tag

Social media has been blessed with a fun platform for images, bookmarks, and inspiration for planning everything from your cat’s sweaters to a dream log cabin. I’m talking about Pinterest! I’ve been tagged to share random images from my favorite Pinterest boards in the “Passport to Pinterest” tag by Rayleigh Gray over at Accelerate the Jesus Movement blog. The tag originally appears on the Livy Lynn blog. (Thanks for the tag, Rayleigh!)

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The Rules:

  1. Open your Boards.
  2. Open http://www.random.org (Or any random number generator website or app of your choosing.)
  3. Enter the number of pins on your first board.
  4. Click “Generate.”
  5. Find that number pin on your board.
  6. Share the image of that Pin in your new Blog Post, and a little blurb about why it’s important to you!
  7. Continue the process with ALL or as many of your boards as you like!
  8. Tag another blogger (or two, or three…or ten! The more, the merrier!) and link back to thank the blogger who tagged you.

 

Without further ado, here are some random favorites from my Pinterest boards!

The board: The Green Mockingbird [my blog]

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection

The Message in a Bottle Romance Collection

The board: Books, books, and more books!

Curl up with a good book

Curl up with a good book….

The board: “Price of Privilege” Series by Jessica Dotta | Dream Cast + Aesthetic

keys - price of privilege aesthetic

How fitting a ring of keys is the photo for this board….oh, the significance of a certain set of keys in this book series!

The board: Is it tea time yet?

tea

Tea is always a good idea. I wholeheartedly agree.

The board: Classics

leap year

LEAP YEAR. This movie is adorable.

The borad: All Things Austen and English

far from

“Romantic moment of the week” from the Silver Petticoat featuring “Far From the Madding Crowd”….. I ❤ the cinematography of this movie and the hero. The heroine, not so much.

The board: North & South – Elizabeth Gaskell & BBC

north and south ending

North and South ending scene ❤

The board: poetic

nevertheless

Nevertheless, she persisted. Encouragement for you today. 🙂

The board: Random Amusing & Funny Things

random funny

Have a laugh!

The board: Music

needtobreathe

More Heart, Less Attack by NEEDTOBREATHE

The board: Cabins, Mountains, Camping, & Woods

woods

Isn’t this peaceful?!

 

YOUR TURN! If you’d like to join in this fun photo-sharing idea, consider yourself tagged! Or, if you waste time on Pinterest like me, share your Pinterest profile link in the comments!

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Bookish People You Should Follow on Pinterest

It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by  The Broke and the Bookish

Top Ten Tuesday at The Green Mockingbird

This week’s topic is Ten Bookish People You Should Follow on _____ (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, other social media, blogs, etc.). I’ve chosen to adapt it to Pinterest because I’m obsessed with pinning.

Pinterest

Click to follow The Green Mockingbird on Pinterest

One awesome part of the reading experience in modern times, I think, is connecting with authors via social media. The Pinterest platform allows authors to share their story’s “world” with locations, character ideas, behind-the-scenes news, quotes, etc. I’ve chosen to share 10 of my favorite pinning-authors and my favorite of their book boards! I so appreciate these authors for taking the time to compile and share their inspirations and unique worlds this way.

Top 10 Favorite Pinterest Authors & my Favorite Book Boards

  1. Amber Stokes — click here to visit her board for How a Star Falls
  2. Dawn Crandall — click here to visit her board for The Hesitant Heiress
  3. Dani Pettrey — click here to visit her board for Cold Shot
  4. Hillary Lodge — click here to visit her board for Reservations for Two
  5. Laura Frantz — click here to visit her board for The Mistress of Tall Acre
  6. Lori Benton — click here to visit her board for The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn
  7. Pepper Basham — click here to visit her board for The Thorn Keeper
  8. Rachel McMillan — click here to visit her board for The Bachelor Girl’s Guide to Murder
  9. Rachelle Rea — click here to visit her board for the “Steadfast Love” series
  10. Tamera Alexander — click here to visit her board for A Beauty So Rare

Honorable mentions: Melissa Tagg, Kristy Cambron, Lynne Gentry, Jessica Dotta, The Silver Petticoat Review, and this book quote board “Favorite Quotes from Christian Fiction”.

Do you follow any authors via Pinterest or other social media? I welcome your comments and recommendations!

Pinterest Find: Homemade Thin Mints

Pinterest is one of the greatest websites ever designed (in my opinion, at least). If you are looking for inspiration, for anything from cooking, crafting, home remodeling, art, lesson plans, to funny quotes and useful tips, you can find it on Pinterest. (check out my boards and pins here

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon this blog post featuring a recipe for homemade thin mints (yes, like the Girl Scout cookies).  Immediately this caught my attention. I LOVE chocolate-mint anything. After a mouth-watering review of the pictures Sue posted, I was determined to try the recipe.

The original recipe was posted by the Chicagoist. Access it here. It’s so simple, yet is tastes exactly like real Girl Scout Thin Mints.

I used unsweetened cocoa powder for the recipe, as called for by the Chicagoist. On the first blog post I saw with the Thin Mint recipe (the one with the mouth-watering pics), Sue said she used dutch-processed cocoa powder. You might be able to use either one, but the consistency of the cookie may not be the same.

If you are wondering about the difference between regular unsweetened cocoa powder and dutch-processed, you are not alone. I confess, I had to Google it myself. I found this awesome website with a great explanation. Dutch-processed is neutral (as opposed to normal cocoa powder which is slightly acidic), and is typically used in recipes with more baking powder or another acidic compound.

Also, when I made these cookies, I used bittersweet instead of semisweet chocolate to coat them. This gave them a richer, less-sweet taste, which I loved because I am a big fan of dark chocolate. If you prefer, you can use semisweet or even milk chocolate for the chocolate coating.

I hope you enjoy this recipe, and I would love to hear how your cookies turn out. Happy baking!   -Courtney