Power of Pinning Review

21 May

Power of Pinning Review

Power of Pinning ReviewPinterest has quickly become an addictive social networking site with millions of users Pinning and rePinning thousands of photos each day. Savvy business owners have learned how to harness the Power of Pinning to increase their leads and sales.

One of the most successful Pinners, Melanie Duncan,  has shared her knowledge of Pinterest in an online course called Power of Pinning. You might be wondering, is this course worth the $97 investment? Here is my Power of Pinning review so you can decide for yourself whether to invest in the course.

I  tried the Power of Pinning course when it was first released as part of my Entrepreneuress Academy membership which was right when Pinterest was first gaining popularity. I used Pinterest to promote my online home decor store and I was struggling to get traffic and sales from this hot, new social networking site.

That’s when I tried the Power of Pinning. The first module of the course goes over Pinterest 101 and the basics of setting up a profile. Although it seems simple, this one module skyrocketed my Pinterest success. After completing my Pinterest profile the way Melanie suggests in the course, I saw an immediate increase in the number of followers and people visiting my website from Pinterest.

The next few modules review how to get more followers and how to create attractive Pins that get rePinned and lead traffic back to your site. This information was INVALUABLE to my site! I gained hundreds of followers in a few weeks and my Pins were getting rePinned and sending MASSIVE traffic back to my website. I had over 100 views on my site in just 1 day from 1 Pin! That kind of traffic was unheard of for my little ecommerce store.

I was even featured on the sales page of the Power of Pinning because of my success with the course.

Power of Pinning Review

What’s even better is my Pinterest boards are STILL getting rePinned and I haven’t even been on my Pinterest page in months! The Power of Pinning can definitely teach you how to use Pinterest to get traffic and sales to your ecommerce business or for your service based business.

If you are on the fence about investing in the Power of Pinning, I hope my review of the Power of Pinning has helped you make a solid decision to invest in the course. If you invest and you decide it has not helped you increase your traffic and sales from Pinterest, there is always a 60 day money back guarantee, so you have nothing to lose by trying the Power of Pinning!

Access your comprehensive training materials to start using Pinterest for your business here —> Power of Pinning


Freelance: Is freelance the new career trend among the millennial generation?

21 May

Hope at the end of a dark, jobless tunnel. If you’re a recent college graduate, this article is a MUST READ!

Beyond The Diploma

unemployed-graduates-2With the recent graduating class of 2013 saying goodbye to college, we can expect more talented and skilled young people to start entering the job market and learning quicker than ever just how hard it is to get a job. The economy is getting better every day, but many companies are remaining cautious before going on any hiring frenzy.

For the majority of young people and recent graduates who choose to enter the job market, there are four common career realities that they can expect.

1) Full-time employment – This is likely the most coveted direction in which many recent grads hope and strive for. Full time employment is highly sought out because of the constant work, good pay, generous benefits, and work-life balance that can come with it. But with many companies seeking employees with multiple years of experience and a vast pool of candidates to choose from, it’s…

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Wedding Planning…

2 Mar

I’m getting married on November 12 of this year, and I’ve done ZERO wedding planning in the year and a half I’ve been engaged. Yeah, I’m not really sure how that’s even possible, but it is. So now that we’re 8 months away from the “Big Day” I suppose it’s time I stop procrastinating and actually start doing some planning.

I’ve enlisted the help of my best friend who will A) hopefully keep me on track and B) help me pick out an awesome location and make the day a success instead of a complete disaster.

Now that I’ve put my mind to actually planning this wedding, I’ve started digging around on Pinterest for some wedding inspiration.

Our theme: Tea Party

So far I’ve found these images to inspire my perfect tea party wedding. (God, I wish I was one of those girls who has dreamed about this day since she was 3…but I’m not, so this is a little bit like torture.)


Wedding Tea party

It’s a little Alice in Wonderland, but it’s also very romantic.

This is more like it. Classy, elegant, simple. I like the Victoria feel and those colors are amazing. Is it too girly though?

This is more like it. Classy, elegant, simple. I like the Victoria feel and those colors are amazing. Is it too girly though?


This is a little over-the-top Paris, but I am a sucker for anything Parisian. Maybe we could tone it down and allude to a Parisian theme instead of having the Eiffel Tower on EVERYTHING.

This is a little over-the-top Paris, but I am a sucker for anything Parisian. Maybe we could tone it down and allude to a Parisian theme instead of having the Eiffel Tower on EVERYTHING.

This is a little extravagant for the simple wedding I'm hoping to have, but I like the theme and color scheme. It's simple...I like simple.

This is a little extravagant for the simple wedding I’m hoping to have, but I like the theme and color scheme. It’s simple…I like simple.

Along with a tea party, our wedding theme is white peacocks, so the feather plums are a perfect touch.

Along with a tea party, our wedding theme is white peacocks, so the feather plumes are a perfect touch.


What do you think? Which tea party setting is your favorite?

Le Tote Review

25 Jan

Last week I received an invitation to join Le Tote, a clothing rental service kind of like Netflix. Basically, you get a box (tote) filled with 3 clothing items and 2 pieces of jewelry that you can wear as much as you want. When you’re done with the clothes they sent you, you pack it all into a pre-paid envelope and send it back to Le Tote…you don’t even have to wash the clothes! Then Le Tote sends you another tote.

I thought this service was perfect for me because I travel…a lot and I don’t actually have a place to call home for more than a few months at a time. I don’t really want to drag a bunch of clothes from place to place or spend hundreds of dollars on a storage unit just to house my clothes, so I really don’t own that many outfits.

With Le Tote, I figured I could keep the basics, like a nice pair of jeans, a couple dresses and a few tops and then supplement my wardrobe with new clothes every week.

I get really tired of my clothes about every month or two, so I also liked that Le Tote would keep my wardrobe fresh and fun with the latest fashions for about what it would cost to buy new clothes every month or so.

Oh, and while I’m out of the country for 2 or 3 months I can put my membership on hold and restart it once I come back. Yay! New clothes waiting for me when I get home 🙂

After waiting a little over a week after I registered for the service, I got my first tote in the mail today! I was kinda nervous that the clothes wouldn’t fit because most clothes are made for uber skinny girls, and that’s definitely NOT me. But to my surprise, every one of the outfits fit.

I wanted to share with you the outfits I got along with my review of Le Tote so you can decide if it’s right for you or not.

So here’s what was in my very first tote from Le Tote:

My stylist included a hand written note along with a tote bag. I thought that was a sweet touch!

The first clothing item was a sheer, puff polka dot shirt. The brand was Le Tote’s own clothing line. My fiancé really liked this shirt and even commented that of we had the option to buy it, we would. I paired it with the long gold necklace that was included in the tote. I think this outfit is super cute for every day. What do you think?

Le Tote item 2

The second item in my tote bag was my favorite, a mustard yellow blouse with a gold neckline accent. This is a color I like, but I’ve always been afraid to try, so it’s perfect that it showed up in my tote bag! I actually really liked how the shirt fit and I like how the color looked on me. It was adorable with dark wash jeans and a pair of floral flats. If I could buy this shirt…I would.

Sweater dress from le tote

The final clothing item in my tote was a red and grey sweater dress. Although it looked cute when I pulled it out of the bag, when I tried it on it was definitely not flattering…at all. The arm holes were too big and it gave me the shape of a tube when I am clearly an hourglass. On the right body type I think this could be a great dress, but not on me.

le tote braceletThe final item in my tote bag was a gold and bronze spike accented bracelet. It was stretchy so it fit perfectly and it went well with the mustard yellow top. It wasn’t my absolute favorite piece of jewelry, but I did like it and I’m glad I got to wear it for a few days.

Want to try it out? Sign up for your Le Tote and use code Trendsetter10 for instant access!


My wish for you

8 Nov


I hope your day is filled with glorious adventures! I’ll be scuba diving all day, so I hope I don’t get eaten by a shark. Have a beautiful evening and wake up tomorrow and be awesome!

~ Staci

How-To: Sexy beach hair

4 Nov

Going to the beach is fun and exciting, but if you’re in high humidity your hair can be unmanageable. Here’s a hair tip I learned while living in Placencia, Belize where it’s very hot and very humid.


4 Nov

If you can’t make it better, you can laugh at it – Erma Bombeck.