Contests: Everyday Beauty Contest

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February is here – and you know what that means! It’s time for our annual Everyday Beauty Contest!

Developed with the intent to inspire us to look past traditional definitions of beauty, the Everyday Beauty Contest empowers you to capture a photo from everyday life for a chance to win fabulous Pierogi Picnic prizes! The contest kicks off today and runs through Valentine’s Day. Here are the deets:

What: Everyday Beauty Photo Contest

When:  Now – February 14th

2015 Photo Theme: Reflections

Two winners: Most Likes + Best Photo

Prizes:  $50 Pierogi Picnic Gift Certificates

To take part in this year’s contest, head over to the Pierogi Picnic Facebook page and post your favorite photo that captures this year’s theme. You can also post the picture to your personal Facebook page – just be sure to tag @pierogipicnic so it lands in our queue.

After uploading your, pic you’ll want to share it with friends and family in the hopes of landing lots of likes. The photo with the most likes by midnight on February 14th will be declared the winner and will receive a $50 credit to the Pierogi Picnic Etsy store! We’ll also choose a second pic as “Best Photo” – so you have two shots at landing a prize!

So start dreaming up what photo you’ll be taking and then start sharing! The sooner you post and tag your photo the better your chances of winning.

Happy snapping and sharing!

Everyday Beauty Contest: Reflections

Events: 2014 Everyday Beauty Contest

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day – and all the warm fuzzy feelings that we incur thanks to it – we’re happy to announce our fourth annual Everyday Beauty Contest! This annual Pierogi Picnic tradition encourages you – our fans, supporters and cheerleaders – to show us what you find beautiful in your day to day life.

What: Everyday Beauty Photo Contest

Theme: Hearts

How: Post your photo to the Pierogi Picnic Facebook Page

When: February 7th-February 14th

Prizes:  $40 Pierogi Picnic Gift Certificates

Two winners: Most Likes + Best Photo

To take part in this year’s contest, head over to the Pierogi Picnic Facebook page and post your favorite photo that captures this year’s theme: hearts! After uploading your pic you’ll want to share it with friends and family in the hopes of landing lots of likes. The photo with the most likes by midnight on February 14th will be declared the winner! We’ll also choose a second pic as “Best Photo” – so you have two shots at landing a prize!

So start going through your photos and get to posting one today! The sooner you post, the more opportunities you’ll have to gather up votes.

Happy sharing!

Contests: 2013 Everyday Beauty Contest

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It’s the day before February – and you know what that means! It’s time to start snapping and sharing your photos for our third annual “Everyday Beauty Contest!!!”

With the premise to look closer at the daily details of life that captivate, inspire and enthuse, the contest invites you to submit your favorite photo onto the Pierogi Picnic Facebook page for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to my Etsy shop. Just in time for Valentine’s Day – the contest begins February 1st and will run through the 13th – with the winner announced on the holiday.

And how do you win?

Take a picture using this year’s theme and upload it to the Pierogi Picnic Facebook page. The photo can be a quick instagram shot or something you doctor in an editing program. The only rule is that you must have taken the pic yourself. The photo with the most likes at 10pm (CST) on 2/13 will win!

This year’s theme is: RED

So get out there and start snapping. And more importantly – have fun!

Event: Everyday Beauty Contest 2012

The time has arrived! The annual “Everyday Beauty” contest is here!!!

Each February we celebrate the average, mundane, simple pleasures of daily life by hosting a friendly photo face-off between Pierogi Picnic fans on Facebook.

This year’s theme asks you to take the subject of “Everyday Beauty” and combine it with “Love.”

Post your photo submission directly to the Pierogi Picnic Facebook Wall between February 1st and the 14th for your chance to win one of two $50 Pierogi Picnic Gift Certificates. The photo with the most “likes,” and the one with the most “shares,” will win! The victors in each category will be announced on the Pierogi Picnic website on February 15th.

So start snapping, posting and sharing today for a chance to win!

Consolidating Efforts: Working Smarter

BEFORE

With a full-time job, three pets, a husband, and community involvement, it can be hard to find time to consistently pour into an indie business. Staying productive, inspired, and effective requires a well orchestrated schizophrenia of productivity that consolidates where you invest your energy. Between social networking and the online marketplace it is easy to become overwhelmed and distracted. Where should you spend your web time? And how do you spend it well?

Here are some tools and tips that I have discovered over the past three years that have helped me to use the most of my time online: Continue reading