Pinning Well – Is Difficult

March 21, 2014

I know that this title sounds grammatically spastic – but it’s not.

You see I am referring to ‘pinning’ on Pinterest.
and I am also trying to convey, how difficult it is to ‘pin’ succinctly
to make my business grow (and make $$$).

It’s all such a juggling act.

So what am I doing to try to make things betterer?!?

This . . .

  1. I did a webinar with Melanie Duncan – it was fantastic.
    Melanie is insightful and knowledgable. I was impressed with her data and links.
    And it was FREE!
    `M Duncan
  2. I have converted my Perfect DIY Wedding Pinterest page to the ‘Business‘ setting.
    This will entitle me to statistics and other ‘goodies’ that a regular Pinterest user does not have access to.
    `Bus Covt
  3. I have been researching different methods to include the ‘Pin It’ button onto my blogs
  4. I have created and been using watermarks on my uploaded photos/images – check out my cool tutorial here.
    PDIYW Watermark - Medium

So, it’s all part of the journey to
give myself
a business and life that I love.

How is your journey going?

Have you started making your dreams come true?
I’d love to know :D








Photo Editing – Totally Wicked, Man!

March 7, 2014

Although I still look back fondly
at my simple and care-free childhood,
filled with sandpits, backyard cricket, hide and seek
& running through the sprinkler on a boiling hot day;
I do look at our current supply of technology with glee.

So many really cool things have been invented and
have become affordable and mainstream,
in the last 20 years.

Mobile phones, LED lighting, DVD’s + BluRay, laser cutting,
digital technology, etc.

My creativity is being stretched and coddled and excited
beyond anything I could have imagined.
It’s so wicked!

So what is my current ‘thing’?

Photo Apps

PicMonkey Collage


There are so many mobile device (smart phones + tablets) Apps
and websites
that offer FREE or inexpensive (we’re talking $2 a month)
software that transforms not only images from our everyday lives,
but also our thoughts that we want to display.

Our thoughts, people!!!

Dream Big

Created in under 15 minutes

We can make our own ‘Inspirational’ posters
on our mobile phones
and then send it to hundreds of people via sms, social media or email.

This just blows my mind!!!

So what are these Apps that I am talking about?

I happened upon a thread at the B-School FB page
(B-School begins next Monday,
insert real terror here – )
that listed the most awesome catalogue of Apps
and I just had to write them all down.

So here they are.
Check them out and let me know which one is your fave :D

I have listed whether it is compatible with
Android (Ad) + iPhone (iP) + + Tablet (Tb) iMac (iM),
where I can :)
Sorry if I have made any errors.

Feel free to correct in ‘Comments’.

A Beautiful Mess – iM, Ad, iP, Tb

Adobe Photoshop Express – iM, Tb, Ad, iP

Afterlight – iM, Ad, iP, Tb

Be Funky – iM, Ad, iP, Tb

Camera+ – iP, Tb

Canva – iM, Ad, iP

Gimp – iM

Hipstamatic – iM, Ad, iP

Instaquote by Red Cactus – iM, Tb, Ad, iP

Keynote – iM

Lemeleme – iM, PC, iP, Ad

Phoster – iM, Ad, iP, Tb, PC

PicLab – iM, iP, Ad, Tb

PicMonkey – iM, PC

Pinstamatic – iM, PC

PixelMator – iM

Pixlr Express – iM, Tb, Ad, iP

pixlr-o-matic – iM, PC, iP, Ad, Tb

Over – iM, iP, Ab, Tb

Overgram – iM, Ad, iP

Quotes Cover – iM, PC

Quozio – iM, PC

Rhonna Designs – iM, Tb, Ad, iP

Sketch Guru – iM, iP, Tb

Snagit – iM, PC

Stackables – Ad, iP

Statigram – iM, PC

Studio Design by Overlay Studio – iM, Ad, iP

Typic – Tb, Ad, iP

VSCO – iP, Ad

Word Swag – iM, Ad, iP

NB – If you have tried to use one of the listed software Apps above,
and have issues or problems – then PLEASE SHARE in the comments.
I will use YOUR comments in a review of this post in the coming month :)
Thx in advance. xxx. Pia


So what do I use?

Well, currently I am a PicMonkey devotee.

I love that I can create collages REALLY easily and I also love their fonts.
I”m a font addict!

Don’t get me wrong – I’m a total novice
and I am constantly making mistakes that look cool!
I just figure I’ll make sense of ‘how to’,
over time.

However, they also have a pretty cool blog,
that shares tips, trends and “how to’s”.


So do you have a favourite?

Go on,
you can tell me ;)

Share your opinion in the comments.
I’d luv ya to!






Flash Drive Modification

July 10, 2012

I had to buy a USB flash drive today,
and it was a lovely metallic blue – but it wasn’t ‘Pia’!

So a little bit of T!m tape,
some velvet ribbon
and a metal buckle  .. . .. … .. .

Altered Flash Drive


April 17, 2012

Well y’all know my previous struggles with technology,
however, I may have been stretched to the point of not coping this week.

I have been having more problems with my phone lines in the past fortnight. Bit by bit the phone has developed a crackle that rivalled someone scrunching a plastic bag right up to the mouthpiece.

Until yesterday when the phone actually stopped working altogether.

Okay then!

Telstra had been booked to come last week, but of course didn’t show up until yesterday. After fiddling in the ground at the exchange across the road, and then the smaller exchange (which happens to be in front of my house) and finally locating the connection for the phone lines to my house – he discovered that I needed an entirely new connection box.

Two hours later, I finally have a working phone,
internet that does not mysteriously drop out
and internet speed that would make any geek envious.

It will not beat me!

I won’t even mention the fiasco with the eftpos machine
(3 machines in 3 days!)

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