Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sweet Relish Sunday (#1 of 4)

Sweet Relish is a website where you can keep a list of things you "relish" - aka, things you like - and make lists based on any categories or themes that you like. Imagine that every time you clicked the "like" button on Facebook, you could categorize whatever you "liked" into a list with a name of your choosing - that's what Sweet Relish is, in a nutshell. For the purposes of these posts, I made my lists movie and entertainment-oriented, but I could also see Sweet Relish being used for clothing or event ideas.

The site seems similar to Pinterest to me (although Pinterest is pretty much the one social media site I haven't signed up for), but it's rather fun "relishing" items and then seeing your completed list after. The BIG difference is that anything you see on the site that people have "relished" comes from another site - i.e., I mostly used Amazon for these lists - so you can click and buy that item if you so choose, which Pinterest does not have.

According to the website:
"Sweet Relish is basically a tool for organizing discovering, sharing what you want, and seeing what others like. And best of all, you can actually buy this stuff. We call it the 'secret sauce' because it's the missing piece from online shopping. It's super easy to check off a birthday list, send a list of classroom needs out to parents, or sneakily surprise a friend with a gift that she really wants - all based on our lists."

Over the next four weeks, I'll be exploring movies by genre using Sweet Relish.

The first list I made on the site was '90s Movies I Love, which you can find here.

The re-release of Jurassic Park in 3D this weekend got me thinking about my favorite movies from the '90s, and it's no secret that I love '90s movies! It was fairly easy to hop on to Amazon, pick a few of my ultimate faves, and include them in this list.

Some of the movies on the list include:

  • Jurassic Park (obviously!)
  • Hook
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • The First Wives Club
  • Brokedown Palace

Stay tuned for next week's Sweet Relish movie list, which will explore "scary movies for people that dislike scary movies" ... you know who you are!

*Disclosure: I was compensated for writing a series of blog posts about Sweet Relish and using their site to compile lists. The opinions expressed here, however, are my own.

6 comments:

  1. This is excellent for my OCD! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to check it out now.

    Toni @ My Book Addiction

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    1. It's definitely interesting ... I could see it being very useful if you were trying to plan an event, or maybe come up with lists for certain things. I will have 3 more movie-themed lists coming up in the next few weeks so stay tuned :) and thanks for the comment!

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  2. never heard of this will go check it out.

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  3. This sounds like a cute site! I agree it kind of is similar to Pinterest, but I still want to check it out!

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    1. What's nice is that if you see something you like, the link to buy it is right there... I don't think Pinterest has that.

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