Happy 4th! {and news/updates}

Happy 4th, friends!


I hope you have a fun memory filled day with family and friends!

There’s a few reminders and things I want to share with you:

1. I shared about

Supporting Habitat for Humanity

a few weeks ago. You’ll want to pop over to see the winner chosen by Brittany Pretty Handy Girl. AMAZING outdoor kitchen by The Logan’s Landing DIY outdoor kitchen                                      and watch to see who Traci from Beneath My Heart chooses on Saturday.

Get the details on how you can enter!

2. The winner of the Granite Gold Cleaning Kit + $50 Bed, Bath & Beyond Gift Cards is….

Chance @ Designed by Chance – “I have slate and it needs help. It was sealed when we got it, but that sealant is getting sticky and messy. I just don’t know how to fix it.”

Congratulations, Chance!

granite gold products  Bed Bath & Beyond gift card


I love Thrifting Day

Counting down the days! You can participate from anywhere and share/follow along on Twitter using #ilovethrifting. I’m hosting the N. Pittsburgh location and already looking forward to possibly getting together with local non blogger and blogging friends like these super talented blog friends:

  • Jessica from CraftFrau Times – I met Jessica last year and we had a great time thrifting together!
  • Kim from Reposture – Kim is so talented. You’ve likely seen her amazing DIY pallet table recently…  DIY Pallet table
  • Nan from Playtableful Decor – so many fun DIY ideas! 
We’d love to meet you too if you’re local! Blogging not required – only a love of thrifting. You can see the North Pittsburgh schedule here.

4. Show off your DIY in this week’s ongoing DIY Project Parade!

DIY Show Off

5. I’ve redone our HOME TOUR page! I’d love for you to pop over and make yourself at home. Friends welcome! We’ll update the page as we complete more room renovations…

DIY Show Off Home Tour - barn patioDIY Show Off Home Tour - gazebo, grape arborDIY Show Off Home Tour - patio installation

6. I’m very late in acknowledging this, but so honored that Desiree from The 36th Avenue gave me this sweet sticker for our summer mantel:

DIY chevron sign

7. And finally, a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our little girl. I’m hoping that turning two doesn’t mean “terrible twos”!

Happy Birthday, Lalka!

DIY Show Off - FacebookDIY Show Off - TwitterDIY Show Off - PinterestDIY Show Off - Feed

Wagner Power Painter Max Winners!

I recently shared my review of the Wagner Power Painter Max (thumbs up here!) and they’re generously giving away TWO at the DIY Show Off.  Entries were submitted last week. 
And the winners are:

Random.org chose comment #164…

Lindsey @ Better After said… 164

facebooked it too! (Hey, how’d you get all your blog posts to show up on your facebook page? That’s neat!)

Hurray for Lindsey! I’m sure you know her from her fabulously funny and the amazing before/after features at

There were 8 entries on Facebook and the winner is…

Here is a picture of some of the projects to be completed. 
They would be done so much better with the Wagner Power Painter Max.
Woo Hoo to Kim from 
Today Is My Someday 
I can’t wait to see what she chooses to makeover first! Look at the treasures in that pile!

CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES! I’m so excited for you!  Please email me at thediyshowoff@gmail.com to claim your prize!

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HomeTalk Winner of $100 Target Gift Card

I‘m so glad that so many of you checked out and loved the HomeTalk site as much as I do!  If you missed the giveaway, continue to read through this post for details and a link to another awesome giveaway! 

HomeTalk is an interactive site for DIYers and homeowners.  Membership is FREE!  It’s an informative and friendly online tool to trade helpful tips, advice, referrals for repair, renovation and gardening. I love that I can connect with others locally and from all over for advice or to share home improvement stories and experiences.  Ever wonder how NOT TO have a DIY disaster?  Check there as a source for information on how to do things right.  I’ve gotten helpful information about bats in our attic and shared our bamboo floors.  It’s fun interaction and a very useful resource for homeowners. 

Thank you all for entering !  The winning # is 

Life, Crafts and Whatever said… 147

Signed up on Hometalk!

#147 is Jennifer from 

Congratulations, Jennifer!  You’ve won the $100 Target gift card!

(While I was visiting Jennifer’s blog and catching up, I said a quick prayer for her family.  She could use your prayers as well.  Wishing Ava a speedy recovery!)

If you’re not the winner, don’t forget that you can enter HomeTalk’s weekly giveaway! Someone has to win – it may as well be you (or me!). This week’s prize is $500 to Lowe’s!