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Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer and many of us are already thinking of ways to chill. If you decide to take a ‘mindcation’ for a few minutes (or hours) on Pinterest, be sure to pin with us. HGTV Pinterest is a hot spot for design inspiration, clever DIYs, creative entertaining ideas and more.

Our fans have been diving into dream backyards. This vacation landscape is a favorite among HGTV Pinterest pinners.

Swimming Pool Ideas from HGTV

Pinners also love this custom, party-ready deck.

Deck Design Favorite from HGTV Pinterest
Pinterest is a great source for some of the best DIY project ideas. For lazy summer days, see how to make this easy hanging daybed.

DIY Daybed for a Backyard or Porch

HGTV’s delicious cocktail recipes are popular on Pinterest. Try one of our favorite ice cold drinks, like this simple-to-make Moscow Mule.

Summer Cocktail Recipe: Moscow Mule

If your weekend plans include pinning ideas for summer, be sure to fill your boards with the best from HGTV and become a cool Pinterest taste maker.

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HGTV Smart Home is an amazing high-tech beach house up for grabs. Readers love exploring the details of this gorgeous vacation home in Jacksonville, Fla.

The most popular feature of HGTV Smart Home on Pinterest might surprise you. It’s not the tech-savvy components, many operable from a smart tablet, smartphone or personal computer. This glass-tiled staircase is the most-loved pin.

HGTV Smart Home Favorite Feature

Other HGTV Smart Home favorites include the guest room’s gorgeous coral and neutral decor as well as the beach-friendly laundry room.
2013 HGTV Smart Home Guest Room

Pinner Liz Caple says, “Now this is a room you would not mind doing laundry in!!!”

Beach House Laundry Room from HGTV Smart Home

Tell us what you love most about HGTV Smart Home and register now for a chance to win!

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There’s something intrinsic about spring cleaning. Everything in nature is fresh and new so naturally, sprucing up the house just feels like the right thing to do.

I like to open windows for fresh air so spring cleaning with harsh chemicals is a little counter-intuitive. Apparently, I’m not alone because natural, homemade cleaning recipes are trending on Pinterest.

Try spring cleaning with homemade cleaners. See MORE tips on HGTV Design Happens

This one-minute microwave cleaning trick with a lemon and a tablespoon of water is popular on HGTV’s Help Around the Home Pinterest board.

Spring Cleaning Tips from HGTV's Help Around the Home

An easy spring cleaning tip I learned from my mother-in-law: Set pillows out in the sunshine because the sun is a natural disinfectant.

What are your best tips for spring cleaning?

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This week marked the beginning of spring and readers are ready for life outdoors.

For many of us, it doesn’t feel like spring outside. Even so, our new HGTVGardens website has had a flurry of activity, especially this gallery of ideas for turning an ordinary deck into a garden hideaway.

HGTVGardens landscaping ideas for decks. Get more ideas from HGTV Design Happens.

Many are dreaming of a backyard paradise for family and friends to gather. Readers are also looking for the perfect mix of outdoor furniture, hardscaping and plants to create showoff patio style.

Our Pinterest pinners are digging easy outdoor living, with an emphasis on easy. This clever tip about adding a brick edge for easier mowing was this week’s most popular pin.

Favorite landscaping idea from HGTV Pinterest

Let us know how you’re planning for warmer days ahead — or just keep clicking (and pinning).

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Our online readers are searching for ways to update their homes on a budget. Between the Christmas credit card bill and impending tax deadline, it’s no wonder so many people are interested in thrifty ideas.

This bathroom makeover is a popular pin on Pinterest. The bathroom overhaul only cost about $500, including DIY plumbing, electrical work and painting.

 Budget Bathroom Makeover, featured on HGTV Design Happens.

We recently created a Budget Decorating board on HGTV Pinterest. Our pinners love this kitchen island, which was given a facelift using weathered, reclaimed wood for an inexpensive new cottage-style look.

DIY Kitchen Island update using reclaimed wood. See what budget makeover ideas are trending on HGTV Design Happens.

Be sure to follow us as we continue to add our favorite budget tricks and low-cost DIY projects. Tell us how you’re sprucing up your home…or just keep clicking (and pinning).

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If you’re not pinning with us on HGTV Pinterest, you’re missing out! This week, we created a new St. Patrick’s Day board and we’re pinning gardening ideas for Spring. is a popular pin source and this Candice Olson bathroom design has been trending on Pinterest.

Barn Door Bathroom, a Pinterest favorite designed by Candice Olson. See what's popular on HGTV Design Happens.

Browse for pinning inspiration and take a look at our boards to see favorite spaces, practical ideas and the latest trends. What do you love to pin on Pinterest?

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Over the past few days, the HGTV online team, contributors, Design Happens bloggers and special guests have shared their favorite designs, trends, ideas, tips and projects from 2012 on Pinterest. See what we loved: HGTV 2012 Favorites.

The 2012 Design Star fan favorite and finale runner-up Britany Simon also shared her favorites.

I included the most popular pins from readers as well. The top three most pinned photos from in 2012 are:

Vintage Drawer Storage

Candle Display

Outdoor Fireplace

What were your favorite trends and ideas of 2012?

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We’re revealing what we loved most this year on our HGTV 2012 Favorites shared Pinterest board. From now until the end of the year, join the HGTV online team, contributors, designers, bloggers and 2012 Design Star fan favorite and finale runner-up Britany Simon on Pinterest.

Britany Simon of HGTV Design Star 2012.

You can also follow along on Twitter #PinFaves2012. Join us as we pin the designs, trends, ideas, tips and projects we loved most in 2012.

See you there!

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Need a break? Unwind throughout the season by pinning with us on @hgtv Pinterest. If you’re new to Pinterest, check it out.

We’ve had a blast with our HGTV Pinterest Pinners this year. If you haven’t joined us, this is what you’re missing:

We have virtual pinning parties where you can chat with HGTV celebrities, like Monica Pedersen, host of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 special.

HGTV Dream Home 2013 Pinterest Pinning Party

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Have you seen HGTV Dream Home 2013?

HGTV Dream Home 2013
You’re invited to the HGTV Dream Home Pinning Party for an insider’s look tomorrow, 7-9 p.m. EST on our Pinterest board: click here.  Take a grand tour and chat with members of the HGTV Dream Home team in the comment fields of our pins. Meet the architects, carpenter and HGTV show producer for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the home that could be yours! You can also talk to Monica Pedersen, host of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 special, which airs on New Year’s Day at 7 p.m. EST. Enter daily for a chance to win starting Dec. 28 at 9 a.m. EST.
HGTV Dream Home 2013 Pinterest Pinning Party

New to Pinterest? To sign up, go to and select the button “Join Pinterest” at the top of the page. You can register via Facebook, Twitter, or an e-mail address.

At the virtual Pinterest party, we’ll be serving (ie: pinning) the HGTV Dream Home 2013 Signature Cocktail: The New South. Troy Ball of Troy & Sons, a North Carolina-based distillery specializing in finely made whiskeys and heirloom moonshine, commissioned John Aquino to create the cocktail. He is the mixologist at Wild Olive on Johns Island S.C. near Kiawah Island, the location of this year’s HGTV Dream Home.

Plan to mix a New South of your own tomorrow night and join us for this interactive event!

Get the Cocktail Recipe

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