News: Link Party Reminders & Winner

Pardon the break in DIY (I’m working on something and can’t wait to share)! But just a reminder of a few link parties for DIY inspiration:


3/5 Emily from


3/12 Roeshel from
3/19 Kim from
3/26 Lana from
4/2 Linky Recap and Favorites


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Winner Announcement:

A group of blog friends gathered together to host a fun Pot of Gold giveaway. Thank you to everyone who entered!

Karen Chaplin is the lucky winner!

Pot of gold ahead sign

Congratulations,Karen Chaplin! $600 for shopping! Or paying bills! Or DIY!

You can still check us all out on Instagram to get sneak peeks of upcoming blog posts and get to know us a little more personally. I’ll follow you back too!

Here were are on Pinterest:


What’s Cooking With Ruthie

4 Men 1 Lady

Decor Chick

Home Stories A to Z

DIY Showoff

Queen B and Me

My Blessed Life

Positively Splendid

The Idea Room

The Inspired Room

Just A Girl

What are you up to today? DIY? Working? Half way through the week! Crafting? Cleaning? Braving a winter storm (hibernating like me)?

Cottages & Bungalows Magazine Feature!

I was super excited when my stairwell/landing makeover…  stairwell makeover

{see the full stairwell/landing transformation here}

won this back in January/February:

DIY Talent Scouting Party

Wahooo! I was so touched when you shared my excitement and excuse my beaming with pride and sharing today. It’s a “my highlight of the year” type of experience and the June issue is out!

I’ve “e-known” Amy from WhisperWood Cottage for several years. She is such a sweet blog friend and super talented (have you seen her beautiful home filled with gorgeous flea market finds and amazing DIY decor?). Once the announcement was made and I stopped screaming, I got to “talk” with Jickie (awesome!) who interviewed me/asked questions about my project and wrote up my article while I submitted my pictures. See my name?!! SO exciting!

DIY Show Off in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

(Tip: Always, always keep the large original format of your photos and edit/resize a copy for blogging just for this reason. Pictures for print require a larger size. Images on your blog should be resized smaller for speed with loading/storage reasons.)

My stairwell wants to show off…looky!

Cottages & Bungalows Magazine - DIY Show Off

Periodic party themes for upcoming issues of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine will be announced at WhisperWood Cottage. Bloggers (that’s YOU!) can link up projects that relate to that theme during the availability period. After the availability period ends, a list of top contenders for the magazine feature will be announced. From the top contenders, a final project will be selected as the winner of an upcoming feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine. You can pop over to WhisperWood Cottage now to see the “All Things Kitchen” contenders. Congratulations to those talented blog friends and their creative projects!

Mark your calender and think ahead! The theme for July will be Halloween/Fall!

Knowing that my blog friends will be featured in Cottages & Bungalows in the future meant I couldn’t subscribe fast enough. Donna from Funky Junk Interiors and Rita from This (sorta) Old Life are next and trust me, you don’t want to wait for it to be on the shelf in stores. It’s hard to find and you’ll have to wait.

DIY Show Off in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine

Thanks to Amy for hosting the fun Talent Scout Party ~ a great source of inspiration too when browsing the party with so many creative real ideas. Thanks to Cottages & Bungalows for the super awesome 2 page feature! And thanks to YOU for sharing the love of DIY, visiting me, letting me share this with you, thanks for encouraging me! I hope to see YOU featured!

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