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  • Holiday Help is Here! Join Our Holiday Pinterest Party

    It's that time of year, when we all mildly panic and flock to Pinterest for those last minute holiday ideas (thank goodness for Pinterest, right?). Whether you're looking for new holiday recipes, fun DIY projects, or unique gifts for kids,  Pinterest won't fail you -- and either will our expert contributors.

    We've asked some of our favorite bloggers to give us a little holiday help this year by sharing their best ideas with us.  So, whether you are looking for some crafty inspiration or are determined to find gift ideas that will help you give differently this year, you'll want to join us for a little Pinterest party fun.

    Pinterest Holiday Party with The Grommet

    Our Holiday Pinterest Contributors:

    Tori, The Grommet // Sharon, Cupcakes and Cutlery // Chris, Celebrations At Home // Coryanne, Kitchen Living with Coryanne // Stacy, Kids Stuff  World

    All week our contributors will be adding their holiday pins to our party board giving us all some "holiday help." Follow along to add your comments and  repin your favorites!

    Oh and don't forget to enter our Pinterset Pin to Win contest for a chance to win $100 gift card.

    Follow our Pinterest "Holiday Help" board now! Just click below.

     
    Follow The Grommet Holiday Help on Pinterest

  • These Grommets shine on Pinterest

    Our Grommets are showing up all over Pinterest, and it's no wonder. Pinterest is a great place to capture creativity, inspiration and innovation. We get really excited seeing our great Grommets splashing across your Pinterest boards. Here's a look at the Grommets that have been the most pinned (by you!) recently:

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    Clog preventor from DrainWig.

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    Ultra-thin utility tool from PocketMonkey.

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    Tabletop camp fire by OneLogFire.

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    Identification labels from Whooz.

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    Holder for hair styling tools by Hot Iron Holdster

     

    If you're pinning, we'd love for you to follow us. Plus, if you spot a product that you think would make a great Grommet,  let us know! We'd love for you to join our group Pinterest board and help us discover the next Grommet idea.

  • Prime for pinning: Grommets shine on Pinterest

    Our Grommets are showing up all over Pinterest, and it's no wonder. Pinterest is a great place to capture creativity, inspiration and innovation. Here's a look at our most recent top-pinned Grommets:

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    Above: Cuppow, ThredUp, Yogibo, Neatnix, On The Hook

    If you're pinning, we'd love for you to follow us. Plus, if you spot a product that you think would make a great Grommet,  let us know! We'd love for you to join our group Pinterest board and help us discover the next Grommet idea.

    Also, be sure to leave a link to YOUR Pinterest profile in a comment below so we can follow your pins!

  • Grommet-spotting on Pinterest

    Our Grommets are showing up all over Pinterest, and it's no wonder. Pinterest is a great place to capture creativity, inspiration and innovation. Here's a look at our most recent top pinned Grommets:

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    Above: Cuppow, Lay-n-Go, Bottlehood, MossRocks! , Gleener

    If you're pinning, we'd love for you to follow us. Plus, if you spot a product that you think would make a great Grommet,  let us know! We'd love for you to join our group Pinterest board and help us discover the next Grommet idea.

  • Does Pinterest stimulate oxytocin production?

    Over the last three months I organized a lot of overdue home interior fix-ups.  Nothing truly major, yet this series of projects has had a surprising mood-lifting effect on me.  I used to come home every night to confront "death by a thousand cuts."  No, not emotional trauma.  I was much more tortured by cracked bathroom tiles, and ice-damaged ceilings, and countless scuffs on our walls.  Now I come home to crisp, freshly-maintained rooms (as long as I ignore the day to day mess).  I can breathe!   But my husband is continually surprised at how openly happy I am about this work.  I mention it a lot. Like almost every night. And he must be thinking..."if I only knew the difference a gallon of paint could make."

    I suspect that these home improvements stimulate the production of the natural "contentment" chemical substance--oxytocin--for me. There is something about taking good care of my house (and my family by extension) that is mood-enhancing.  And I believe that the enormous numbers of women who report the calming, mood-lifting effect of Pinterest to be experiencing some version of the same oxytocin effect.

    Why?  Take a look at a tiny snippet of my "Gardening" board on Pinterest, below, and an amateur deconstruction of my oxytocin theory, which depends on three key components of oxytocin production:  generosity, trust, and optimism:

    Generosity: sharing a project doubles its pleasure. In the first two photos I am pinning my spring garden.  Coincidentally, I do almost all my gardening in my front yard because I enjoy sharing it.  I am away from home most of the week and I like the notion that people are passing by appreciating it in my absence.  I feel generous and oddly connected to strangers, which is a documented oxytocin benefit. But now Pinterest enables me to share my garden with, literally, anyone with an internet connection, in a context that makes more sense than, say, Flickr, Facebook, or Instagram.   And I get a slice of that same enjoyment in looking at garden pins from other people.

    Trust: Pinterest enables people to help each other. In the third pin above, (the purple balls) I am sharing a photo of a garden sculpture I want to make.  I am having a little trouble copying what I found in this French garden, so I pinned the photo and asked for suggestions.  According to the neuroeconomist and TED talk-giver Paul J. Zak, I just produced an oxytocin moment for the people who follow me on Pinterest.  Apparently, one of the central ways to stimulate oxytocin is to give a sign of trust to another person.  Zak is publishing a book about it called The Trust Molecule.  It's very low-demand, but putting this project up and asking for help enables other people to have that feeling of being trusted.  Odds are, I will follow their advice and probably even report back.  According to Zak, the mere act of sharing trust is a tiny step to creating a more stable society.

    Pinterest is entirely optimistic. Pinboards roughly divide into two categories.  One is "here is who I am."  (Or at least the parts I am proud of, like my garden.)  The second is "here is who I am going to be."  This second category is very interesting.  It is optimistic and future-facing. Pinning is like losing weight, cooking fabulous food, dressing beautifully, travelling to exotic places, and displaying great taste...with none of the actual effort.  This is who I will BE, and no one can argue with that.  In my case, I created an "Easter Projects" board full of the charming and obsessive things I would make IF I had time.  I am telling the world:

    I am really am like THIS person, even though I don't, um, actually have that life right now. But I would if I could, and I will some day.

    And oddly, the mere act of pinning these projects, knowing full well I would never make them, gave me half the satisfaction of actually doing them.  And as proof (to myself) that these boards can someday be my reality, I used my "Need a new haircut" pinboard  to actually figure out a new hairdo. I made this board to show my hairdresser what I wanted, and to solicit input from a couple friends on my finalist choices.  So Pinterest can be concretely useful to organizing a project, which contributes to my optimism about the much more unrealistic boards I create.  (But for the life of me, I have no idea why 333 people decided to follow my haircut board.)

    It's a pretty rare and special thing for a bunch of pixels on a website to provide a consistently pleasant and personal experience.  The "oxytocin effect" of Pinterest is not dependent on delivering great new pins every day, or dumb humor, or exceptional stories.  I can look at my home page, find nothing of interest, but still wander over to fuss with  my own boards and feel...content.  I am tending my future.  (I have boards for trips I am actually planning, and trips I will never take.  Boards for house projects I am doing and houses I will never own. Boards for business ideas, meals, parties, inspirational people, gifts. Basically anything that I can capture online, visually, that I want to remember.)   And I probably spend a maximum of ten minutes a day on the site, so it is not as though it takes a lot of work.

    Pinterest is the site that gives and does not take.  Clearly, being the fastest growing site in history, Pinterest is playing with more than pins and pixels.

  • "Pin it to Win it" with Daily Grommet

    We've been having a blast exploring Pinterest and curating our Pinterest boards, following along with all of your boards and, most recently, discussing Pinterest with our community.

    We've seen that so many of you are pinning your favorite finds from Daily Grommet (we love  seeing what  Grommet discoveries you're pinning) and we wanted to thank you for sharing the products you love. So, we invite you to -- Pin it to WIN it!

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    How to enter:

    1) Visit www.thegrommet.com and “Pin” the product you would most like to win to one of your own Pinterest boards.

    2) In your pin description include: "I've pinned it to win it from @Daily Grommet."

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    Daily Grommet will select 5 pinners at random to win the product they've pinned. You can enter as many times as you want but can only win once.

    Winners will be announced on our Pinterest Giveaway Winners board on March 9, 2012.

    Good luck and happy pinning!

    General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. You must participate on Pinterest. No purchase necessary. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Pinterest. Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of Daily Grommet, Inc. are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest will end March 9, 2012 at 9 am PST.

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