Thursday, November 5, 2009

DIY Partay!

Dare to DIY

So when I got an email from Kim at NewlyWoodwards, asking me to participate in her holiday Dare to DIY blog party, you could say I was excited. I *may* have run a circle around my desk. She's one of my very favorite bloggers due to her mad creativity and organizational skills. She makes a list of goals every month and actually accomplishes most of them. Imagine! I'm thrilled if I can get a load of laundry done in any given week. And yet she asked me to join in. Pinch me.

Every week of the holiday season, beginning Monday, November 16th, there will be a different DIY challenge to complete and share on the blog. Then we will link to our posts on Kim's blog. We're encouraged to check out each other's posts and comment. It's a great way to get to know each other better in blog land and get loads of creative inspiration as well. Pretty awesome idea, isn't it?

The weekly challenges are:

Party Date: Monday, Nov. 16
Dare to… be thankful!
Take some time making your own DIY Thanksgiving project. It could be a fun Thanksgiving advent calendar, a banner or something completely unique. Post about what you made, how you made it and photos in its new home.

Party Date: Monday, Nov. 23
Dare to… entertain!
Show us your table! If you are not hosting Thanksgiving, take this opportunity to make your table look great. Bring out your dishes and napkins and set your table. I promise you that it will make you smile every time you walk by. Get creative and use new things. Or go true DIY and make something totally new.

Party Date: Monday, Nov. 30
Dare to… eat cookies!
As we begin to attend holiday parties, share your favorite cookie recipe for all to enjoy. It’s like a digital cookie swap. Share the recipe and a review of the cookie. If you can, add a picture. And don't worry about the extra calories. At Christmas, cookies are calorie-free.

Party Date: Monday, Dec. 7
Dare to… give homemade gifts!
Nothing is more special than a gift made by you. Try out something new to give this year - ideas include bath and body items, kitchen gifts, hand-sewn clothing or home decor.

Party Date: Monday, Dec. 14
Dare to… deck the halls!
Make something new to deck your halls. Did you find something in a catalog that you wish you had? Wreaths, stockings, pillows or advent calendars? Make it! Inspire us all to do the same.

Party Date: Monday, Dec. 21
Dare to… have traditions!
Everyone has traditions for the Holidays. Tell us all about your favorites or start a new tradition to share.

And this is open to anyone. If you've got a blog and want to participate, please do. The more, the merrier! Just hop on over to NewlyWoodwards to include a link to your corresponding DIY posts. I can't wait to see everyone's creative ideas. Now I better get to making something Thanksgivingy for the first challenge...


  1. awwww.... you are so sweet. Thanks for joining.

  2. Just stopped by - I'm totally doing this. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

  3. Hey! Thanks for stopping by. Let me just say that if a few margaritas don't make you stumble a bit, there's clearly not enough tequila in them. And Bull puckey! haha I have no idea where I picked it up... but it's usually used when I'm talking to my husband, as in "That's bull puckey, boy" in my best (horrible) southern accent.

    Anyway, I'm excited to see what you come up with! Any girl that hearts Halloween as much as I do is all right in my book :)

  4. So fun! The "meeting" new people is the best part, can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. Congrats! Can't wait to see how you fare.

  6. Thanks Sam! We miss you and Karin! Hope to see you soon.