Pinterest is the place to explore, create and share dreams

Dream room makeover Pinterest sweepstakesI’ve heard the saying a million times. “It’s not the house that makes the home. It’s the love and family inside.”

I truly believe it and live by this philosophy every day. But I’d be fooling myself if I said I didn’t like to dream of awesome things, like a pool for the family, or a bigger closet for my home.

Last year I discovered a girls’ dream: A digital, magazine-like website called Pinterest.  It’s full of endless home ideas. Just like 25 million others who use it, Pinterest is a one-stop shop for discovering and organizing everything I love, and dream about.

I quickly had a dream home created virtually on my own Pinterest page. From pets to recipes, hairstyles to inspirational quotes, Pinterest is a popular place for dreamers to organize everything their hearts desire. Never has it been so easy to browse and collect photos of our dream dinners, family photos or even gardening ideas – all in one place.

These Pinterest dreams inspired American Family Insurance to partner with Better Homes and Gardens for a Dream Room Makeover sweepstakes. What better place to gather decorating and remodeling images for your very own makeover!

Pinterest logoWhether it’s a single-family home, apartment or condo, many Pinterest users already create and pin their dream room ideas on boards dedicated to their homes. Asking them to pin images from Better Homes and Gardens for a chance to win $5,000 is a win-win scenario. They get beautiful ideas for their dream rooms, and American Family provides a chance to make those ideas come to life.

As community manager for American Family’s Pinterest page, I try to imagine what people living out their dreams in a dream home may want from an insurance company. Quite simply, we want to make sure their dreams are protected. So, we share timely safety tips for homeowners and renters on Pinterest.

For example, we’ve pinned information on protecting your home from spring flooding. Take it from someone who lived in a home damaged by water, these tips are worth pinning. As part of our Pinterest sweepstakes, sharing and pinning American Family’s home-related safety tips can earn you two additional entries. (Check out the official rules for details.)

Every day, Pinterest brings to life ideas to inspire my dreams. I love to think about what I would do in my home by browsing through these beautiful images. I also look for practical tips to make my home safe and secure, whether it’s a dream home I hope to have some day, or the one I’m living in today.

So, if you love to dream and have an ultimate dream home in mind, click here to pin your Dream Room Makeover on your Pinterest board. It could win you $5,000 toward making those dreams a reality.

by Lisa Ott on Fri, Apr 26 2013 8:03 am
Posted by Lisa Ott on Fri, Apr 26 2013 8:03 amLisa Ott is a social media specialist and Pinterest community manager for American Family Insurance.


Jessica Hartman said on Apr 30, 2013
I love Pinterest! As a visual person I find the social network to be a great place to get inspired with new recipe ideas, home decorating, gardening tips and planning out my saltwater tank.
Debra Hermsmeier said on Apr 29, 2013
Thanks for sharing all of these ideas for how to use Pinterest for inspiration and to help us achieve our goals and dreams.

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