FrogTape Earn Your Stripes Contest

FrogTape “Earn Your Stripes” contest….win $5000!

As you know, I’m always using FrogTape around here on one project or another and a brand ambassador on the FrogTape Blog Squad.

FrogTape Earn Your Stripes

Guess what?! I’m so excited to tell you! It’s that time of year – time for the FrogTape Earn Your Stripes Contest and I’d LOVE for a DIY Show Off reader to win the $5000 prize! As a member of the FrogTape Blog Squad, I’ll be participating in the judging process and looking forward to seeing your entry!

How to enter?

Visit the FrogTape Earn Your Stripes Contest page.

frogtape contest

FrogTape Contest

FrogTape Contest I KNOW I’ve seen some awesome projects from some of you using FrogTape! And it’s a great time of year to check off painting from your DIY to-do list, especially with this kind of incentive.

Need some inspiration? Here some of my painting projects using FrogTape…

Apartment Kitchen Herringbone Accent Wall

herringbone accent wall

Chartreuse Door

painted door after

Entryway Chevron Accent Wall


Family Room Christmas  Reindeer Wall Art

DIY colorful Christmas chevron reindeer games sign

Painted Steamer Trunk for Apartment Living Room

steamer trunk coffee table

Stair Landing FrogTape Accent Wall

stairwell landing makeover, stenciled wall

What are you waiting for? !

FrogTape contest

Good luck, friends!

*This post is sponsored by FrogTape.

 FrogTape Blog Squad

Guess the DIY blogger Contest

I’ve always wished I could go back in time…just a little, not quite this far! But, join me for a ride in a time machine to go back. Back to a time before there was Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, even the internet. Before chevron, chalkboards and ombré were hot. And specifically, before there were blogs! And just for fun: let’s pretend we are sitting at the popular girls’ lunch table… We’re going back to when some of these DIY gals were worrying about how high they could get their hair and for some, back when talking on the phone for hours meant stretching that long spiral cord beyond its limits and tying up the only phone in the house. Remember getting busy signals? Common purchases for these DIY gals may have been the latest cassette tape, neon bracelets, a swatch watch and prepping for a future in blogging with daily writing exercises starting out “Dear Diary,“. You wouldn’t catch them dead in the hardware store, totally unheard of to the max! Are you there yet? Do you see leg warmers or jelly sandals? You’re getting closer…the time machine stopped. Step out and behold… the time before blogs:

Okay, now that you’re snorting with laughter, wipe your tears before your mascara runs…can you tell which one is me?

Do you recognize any of these DIY bloggers? Do you think you could recognize them in High School, Middle School or Elementary School? For sure! These awkward youngsters will one day be the brains behind your favorite DIY blogs. And they are giving a $300 Lowe’s Gift Card to the first person who can guess which faces match with which DIY blogs.

Here are the blogs to match {you might want to click back and forth to see current profile photos for help}:

Here are the details (you must be 18 yrs or older to win):

  • Visit the link below where you will be able to enter your guess for each blogger pictured above. (All information will be kept private.)
  • The first person to correctly match all the faces with their blog will win a $300 Lowe’s gift card!
  • If you win, you will receive an email with instructions to reply with your mailing address. (Then your prize will be mailed to you.)
  • And of course, you will gain bragging rights for being the biggest DIY Blog Fan Ever! Totally RAD, right?!

Best of luck to you, should decide to take on the challenge. I’m not even sure I could get them all right.

Enter Your Answers

*Special thanks to Mandi of Vintage Revivals who bared her soul about blog puberty, (inspired the idea to “share” awkward photos with you) and Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl for organizing this fun contest. It’s just like looking back through family albums, isn’t it? Embarrassing! 

Show Off your Christmas Tree contest!

Show Off your Christmas Tree Contest

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree! I’ve just finished decorating 3. If you celebrate Christmas, more than likely you decorate an evergreen tree (real or artificial) with ornaments and lights. It’s a Christmas tradition in our home. Throughout the day, the Christmas tree stops me in my tracks. It’s a moment when I’m reminded to Rejoice! I’m celebrating the birth of my savior. When the days are short and evening arrives early, there’s just something happy about twinkly lights on a Christmas tree that lifts my spirits and warms my heart this time of year.  Christmas Tree Party and Contest I’m a “do what you love” decorator. Classic, modern, French country, rustic, vintage, farmhouse. See what I mean? Our old farmhouse doesn’t have an open floor plan, so rooms aren’t all the same theme and color. I love so many different styles and our home reflects my indecision…I mean: appreciation for a variety of decorating styles. Here is a look at the trees in the DIY Show Off home:

The family room Christmas tree is a white. I love how it glows and the fun bright colors are perfect for the eclectic vibe in this room.  Trimming the Christmas tree is such a fun part of the holidays!

colorful eclectic Christmas

Our traditional red and gold tree in our living room: DIYShowOff Christmas Tree

{tips for decorating your Christmas tree – can you tell lights are strung vertically? I create a faux root ball to give our 7.5′ tree another foot of height.}

A peek from traditional into bright and eclectic through the French doors…

traditional christmas living room

Our dining room tree is decorated with thrift store treasures, burlap ribbon browns, golds and a grapevine wreath star. Base is an old trunk and an old crate which give the tree some height {and charm}.  vintage natural Christmas

{More dining room Christmas decorating details and Holiday Home Tour coming this week!}

and a little DIY tomato cage Christmas tree in the sitting room: DIY Tomato Cage Christmas tree

How to show off your Christmas tree: 

Share your Christmas tree photos and blog posts by linking up. Show it off in the party below by adding your picture and linking to your permalink blog post. I just ask that you link back to this post to help share the love. Here’s a convenient html code to add to your blog post:

Christmas Tree Contest
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Christmas tree with the most “likes” {you may want to share with your friends to “like” your tree!} wins $100 Visa gift card for some after-Christmas sales shopping or for a first DIY project of 2013.

Contest starts now and ends December 25th at midnight EST. Winner will be announced shortly after. In the event of a tie, another blog post will be written and DIY Show Off readers will choose the winning tree. DIY Show Off may choose the final winner if necessary. Non-bloggers may submit a photo to with “Christmas Tree” in the subject line {DIY Show Off will link your photo and reply with your entry #}. Open to US and Canadian residents 18+ only.

Remember to “vote” by visiting some pretty thumbnail links and clicking “like”!

Christmas Tree Inspiration:

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