16 September 2009

DIY Day and a Giveaway!

DIY Day @ ASPTL

Welcome to DIY Day! Time to share your projects!

But before we get to the sharing, you are going to LOVE the prize that we have this week. Seriously love it.

MJ from The Dough Nut has offered to send 1 lucky winner a package with 2 dozen of her glorious, handmade, out-of-this world cookies! Yeah. You heard that right. 2 dozen homemade cookies.

Now, I don't want to go making you all jealous...'cause that would be wrong...but I've been blessed to receive a package of these glorious baked goods and I have one word for you. Oh. My. Glory. (3 words. Whatever.)

I had to wrestle my kids for the Chocolate Chip Cookies. And I hid the Swedish Ginger Cookies so I didn't have to share when I ate them with my tea. Don't judge me. Order some. You'll understand. MJ will surely be in charge of cookies in heaven.

If you live in the Greensboro, NC area, you can purchase these glorious cookies either baked or unbaked directly from The Dough Nut on her site. And if you live out of town (or want to send them as a gift), you can purchase them through her site on Foodzie.com.

And, speaking of Greensboro, NC, MJ has also recently started a fantastic site called Seek the Triad, the first online magazine dedicated to Greensboro, High Point, Winston Salem and the surrounding areas. If it's happening in the Triad, they want you to know about it.

Now, link up a project post! You just might win yourself some cookies!

Good luck and let's get this DIY Day started! If you have something to share, then just add your link below. Here are a few guidelines to help things run smoothly.

  1. Add a permalink to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.
  2. Include a short description of your DIY project in parenthesis after the name of your blog. For example, A Soft Place to Land (painted pumpkins).
  3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun.
  4. Double-check to make sure your link works and goes to the right page so it doesn’t get deleted! If you come back and see your link is gone, re-read these rules and try again. No worries!

Now let's see those projects!!!


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  1. Antique Chair Makeover
  2. Horchow Inspired Art
  3. Olive Rue (Lettered Pumpkins)
  4. A BEACH COTTAGE ~ Family Room DIY Reveal!
  5. Hand Painted Red Desk
  6. Shanty2Chic~Ashl eys Rooster Pitcher Trans
  7. bessie rehab
  8. Shanty2Chic~Whit neys Burlap Wall Art
  9. Wendy @ The Shabby Nest Dresser redo
  10. Upholstered Headboard - Big Girl Room
  11. Amanda @ Serenity Now {Back to School Bear Bow}
  12. The Shabby Chic Cottage
  13. GIANT Inspiration Board
  14. Italian Mural @ Blue Creek Home
  15. Rachelle - Cutest wall art EVER.
  16. Enchantresses3 (Chick Baby Shower)
  17. Personalized Topiaries
  18. Richella at Imparting Grace
  19. Loo Sign
  20. FOREVER VINTAGE (magazine rack knitted dishcloth)
  21. WhatChaMaCallIt
  22. Mustard Seed Creations - Hand painted table
  23. Katherine @ Grass Stains with cool art for Jedis
  24. Erin @ Cawfee Stained Life - Gorgeous Chair Re - do!
  25. Pat - bowling ball art.
  26. Terrarium Tutorial : Joy Beadworks
  27. Dads Macaroni & Cheese Casserole
  28. Joan@ anything goes here~garden debris as decor
  29. Rain Gutter Bookshelves w / Wainscot Wallpaper
  30. Little Girl Wall Art
  31. Beachbrights (IGTBH Design Consult)
  32. Painted Piano
  33. I Saw The Light!!
  34. Angie@Baseballan dballet CUTE cabinet makeover!
  35. Yummy Caramel Apples
  36. Hattie@little red roost (yummy brain food)
  37. Moody Girl Projects - Extras for the table : )
  38. Queen of the House : Before & After Chandelier
  39. Nicole@Bugaboos (Gift Bag turned Nursery Art!!)
  40. Hattie@LittleRed Roost (halloween decor & giveaway)
  41. We are THAT family (chalkboard fun)
  42. Chris at Just a Girl China cabinet re - do
  43. Finding Fabulous - Wall Art & Moulding Project!
  44. The Honey Do Chronicles - Custom Arbor
  45. Framed Burlap
  46. Wall Organizer - Sassified!
  47. Basket Re - Do! From outdated nursery to home dec!
  48. Little Page Turners - Monogram Crayons
  49. Give Mom a Minute (Elmo Cupcakes)
  50. Drop cloth wall @ Della Graces Life : )
  51. The DIY Show Off (Spooky Trees)
  52. Chickie Momma (loving Burlap)
  53. Brittany
  54. Along the Way : Chalkboard && GIVEAWAY!
  55. gail@MyRepurpose dLife window+box=cabinet
  56. Sheri : My gentle reminder
  57. afamiliar path onesie dress for baby
  58. Stacie @ Park Avenue (Baby Shower Cake)
  59. Creative decor on frugal budget (Beauty and Bedlam)
  60. m @ tales from an oc cottage
  61. Life With Liane (Green Your Bathroom)
  62. Frugal Decorating (Beautiful Dresser ReDo)
  63. Marshas Mpressions (burlap coffee sack pillows)
  64. Pottery Barn inspired Pumpkin
  65. Jute Twine Covered Lamp Shade
  66. Faux Coffee Sacks using burlap and stencils
  67. Johnson & Johnson - Paisley Canvas
  68. Beach Themed Kids Room
  69. Peachypapaya - Diaper Cake and more
  70. Ashlee@WorkmanWi tticisms (Scrapbook Jeweled Vases)
  71. Living With Lindsay - Burlap Covered Basket
  72. Laundry Room Makeover
  73. Buildeth Her House (copper pumpkins)
  74. At Home with Rachel (Lamp Makeover)
  75. Laura@the mansion (A Splash On My Back!)
  76. Aubree@TheWeathe redCottage : BEAUTIFUL NEW BOOKS!
  77. Annette @ Our First Home - DIY Embossed Candles
  78. Sarah @ Thrifty decor chick
  79. Lisa - Dark / dingy to clean & sleek metal stand!
  80. kojodesigns - DIY coffee table from a salvaged door
  81. kojodesigns - mini - playdough tubs as party tools
  82. Kristy @ SDTS - photo jewelry box update
  83. 2browneyedbeauti es (cute glass bead push pins)
  84. I cant stand this thing anymore Thursday.
  85. CHANDELIER MAGIC Living & Dining Room Makeover
  86. Ceiling Tile Clock - Someday Crafts
  87. Fawnda@ F & J (customize your own cute pen)
  88. gathering moss (refinished french country chairs)
  89. Fireflies and Jellybeans (DIY coloring book)
  90. WOODEN CIRCLE MAGNETS (naptimejournal)
  91. older & wisor (gallery style wall)
  92. Spray paint pip berries and Fall Tablescape
  93. Decorating With Junk - Someday Crafts
  94. Mandi @ Finding Home - DIY Pumpkins and Candy Corn
  95. Leanne@Organize& Decorate Everything (Its Curtains)
  96. Nori@love - 2 - create (Clock Makeover)
  97. Christy @ Embellished Bayou (glittered pumpkins)
  98. Modern Country~the BEST Spooky cupcakes ever! Yum!
  99. Chloes Vintage Shabby Bedroom ~ Candy Jamamas
  100. Creations From My Heart (Thrift Store Creation)
  101. Vintage Painted White Side Tables - ROcky BeLLA
  102. Room to Inspire (Goodwill Hall Table Facelift)
  103. Michelles Cozy Cottage (Cottage Pin Cushion)
  104. Tea Rose Home : Furniture Makeover
  105. Esther@Enchanted Bungalow (Living Room Chair)
  106. Tea Rose Home : Little Girls Sweet Scarf Tutorial
  107. A Schott of Class (rolling pin apron hook)
  108. Leanne@Organize& Decorate Everything (Framed Name)
  109. faux mercury glass pumpkins
  110. Jen @ The Inspiration Studio {fruit bouquet}
  111. colorful faux pumpkins and gourds
  112. Posh Pieces _ Goodwill Goodness - Jug Vase

  1. For the Love of It - Goodwill Transformations
  2. Updated Dining Room
  3. DeeDees Craftspot ( My Front Door Welcome)
  4. Stephanie (mycreativeattempts) Ruffled lampshade!
  5. (your cool friend Cheryl) OTTOMAN SLIPCOVER
  6. (your cool friend Cheryl) AUTUMN LEAVES WINDOW
  7. Molly @ A Bit O Shine (bare bulb chandelier)
  8. Domestically Speaking (Hollow Jute Twine Balls)
  9. Southernseven (fall patchwork scarf)
  10. Domestic Indecision (easy fall centerpieces)
  11. Funky Junk Interiors - build a barnwood shutter
  12. Shady Creek Lane} A tabletop pumpkin topiary
  13. starz@vintagedow nunder : painted plate and starfish
  14. starz@vintagedow nunder : step stool makeover
  15. ilovemy5kids (Outdoor Wood Playhouse and Fort)
  16. Little Miss Muffet
  17. TheDIYninja - - Houndstooth and turquoise spats
  18. TheDIYninja - Ugly corner stand=lovely coffee table
  19. TheDIYninja - Sailorette painting
  20. Jenny @ Lots of Love (kitchen curtains)
  21. Fun With mama
  22. Great Oak Circle DIY (copper wire jewelry tree)
  23. As Time Goes By - Dress
  24. Reid - A Fellow GRITS (wicker vase)
  25. TheHouseholdHelp er - No - Sew Slip Cover
  26. Terry@Cherished Treasures - Not So Spooky Pumpkins
  27. Sweet Willow Cottage - Hope Chest Transformation
  28. Not the Jet Set... Girls bedroom makeover
  29. Tizzys Nest - DIY Custom Eye Chart pillow
  30. Living Locurto - Free Super Mom Notes & $1 Gift
  31. Nancys Tidbits (Pottery Barn Knock Off)
  32. Courtney @ The Good Life (Blocks)
  33. Happy at Home (beadboard Shelves)
  34. NewlyWoodwards (A homemade bench made for two)
  35. Katie @ Clean and Classic Interiors
  36. KelliBellies (hairbow holders)
  37. DIY Thursday - sconce makeover
  38. Kelli@JOY (Pumpkin Potato Head)
  39. DIY : Cell Phone Covers @ Garnish It
  40. Jodi@PleasantHom e (kitchen baking center)
  41. Vintage Suitcase Ends Travel
  42. JIll@ Our Green Pastures laundry re - do
  43. Frippery
  44. Mommy of Ms (Whimsy Childrens Bathroom)
  45. Soda Crate Storage - Owens Family Circus
  46. Judy@In His Grip (monogram fall wreath)
  47. Gathering Wool (A few little projects)
  48. Taylor (Ugly Table Rehab w / lots of ORB!)
  49. Ashleys Busy ( Pendants and Hummingbird )
  50. Katillac Shack : DIY Wallpaper & Marker Curtains
  51. Sheri : Im back to show where I unwind.
  52. Blooming in the South - - PB flower topiary knock - off
  53. Wall Hangs inspirational positive words.
  54. Simple Pregnancy Gift~Becky@The Shea Family
  55. Our House Exterior Transformation
  56. Rub - N - Buff make over - Proper Prim
  57. Haute Decor Gal (No Soliciting Sign)
  58. Mullis Memories : My First Quilt (Pink / Brown)
  59. Minnesota Musings (Decorative Plate Re - Do!)
  60. oh amanda (lined invitation envelopes!)
  61. DIY with 25 cent CHEESE - BOARD! Repurposed Blog
  62. Sharp Stick in the Eye [painted dresser]
  63. DIY with 25 cent CHEESE BOARD. Repurposed Blog.
  64. ~Country Lady~Decorating for FALL
  65. Extreme Sofa Makeover by Aja
  66. A Penny Saved - $6 Curtains!!!
  67. simple sage (rocking horse makeover)
  68. Faux Tin Backsplash
  69. DeeDees Craftspot ( repurposed altoid tin)
  70. Life on the Throw (Candle holder)
  71. TheEckLife - painting the pumpkins white
  72. The Giessner Circus (bench make - over)
  73. the best nesst {metal tray makeover!}
  74. Make your own Fall Stacked Cake plate Centerpiece
  75. Goodwill makeovers
  76. Jenny@ Kerr Family Blog (Goodwill Desk Revamp!)
  77. Ugly Gray House ~ Girls Bedroom Transformation
  78. Master Bedroom Redesign Ideas - DIY NEWLYWEDS
  79. Take A Seat
  80. Debbie at the Shabby Bungalow Mirror Makeover
  81. medicine cabinet into jewelry box
  82. Fall Centerpiece using dinner plates #2
  83. A Red Berry Wreath Transformation...
  84. diy headboard part 1 {life is dancing in the rain}
  85. [The Ronks] Homemade Betty Crocker Warm Delights
  86. Junk Mammas - Coffee table makeover
  87. THE GAINES GANG {Halloween the Goodwill way}
  88. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage {burlap lamp redo}
  89. Tiffany @ Happy Day (mini living room makeover)
  90. Artfully Arranged Disarray (DIY Art)
  91. The Watsons (Pumpkin Arrangement)
  92. Kaki - Fixed Up Junk
  93. Glenda - Our Copy - Cat Map Wall
  94. Buttons Bows and More (slacks into skirt)
  95. Shabby Chic outfit for 2 year old sweetie! Shelly
  96. In The Mooood...A Chair Re - upholstery
  97. handpainted dishes @ Geek Details
  98. Frugal Patio Table Refurb
  99. Bathroom Redo Complete!
  100. BEST SMOKEY BBQ BRISKET RECIPE !!
  101. Alisa - The Sweet Life {homemade laundry detergent}
  102. MX Mommas Less Sloppy Joes
  103. Queenbee (Command Center / Pottery Barn Copycat)
  104. cristin@simplifi ed bee - fireplace mantel decor
  105. The McCray - Z Life (Platter and Cake Stand)
  106. Beautiful Recycled Newspaper Beads (Kidoozy)
  107. Domestically - Speaking (Shade has been twineified)
  108. MoneywiseMoms (My 1st Window Mistreatment!)
  109. CyberRenos Bathroom Makeover
  110. Pillow make over
  111. Amy (Dollar Store Decoupage Bud Vase)
  112. Beth at Aunties Shares my almost famous Salsa!
  113. Chelbel & Co. (little kids picnic table)






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28 comments {Click here to leave a comment}:

Olive Rue said...

Hi Miss Kimba. I can smell those yummy looking cookies all the way over here. Did you make enough for everyone? :-) Love the batten board walls you did.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Mouth watering!!

Thanks for hosting, Kimba! :)

Richella said...

Kimba, how on earth do you have energy for DIY Day this week? Maybe you're sitting there admiring your new walls, basking in the glory of one of the best DIY projects ever.

Thanks for hosting us yet again!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

As anyone who reads my blog knows, I'm in Week 8 of Jenny Craig. THOSE COOKIES LOOK HEAVENLY. I am currently busy wiping the drool from my keyboard, but as soon as I'm done with that, I'll decide who I'll give the cookies to if I win them. OMG.

Let it Shine said...

Kimba~
Those cookies look so yummy! Thanks for hosting the party once again! And your walls are absolutely stunning.
Sorry to kind of DIY spam you (hope I am not crashing the party :)), but it is back to preschool week, which means lots of projects!!
Take care,
Alyshia

Mary Beth said...

The cookies made me drool! They look fabulous. Thanks for hosting another DIY day. : )

Justin and Jenn said...

Oh yummy!! Did I miss the post with last week's DIY winner?

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

Love your new walls! Love cookies! Love giveaways! Love your blog!
Love mclinky parties. So many great ideas! Thanks for hosting!
gail

tales from an oc cottage said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...


m ^..^

Anne said...

I'm really excited about my DIY this week - I gave my bathroom a "green" makeover! :)

Jen - Balancing Beauty and Bedlam said...

Yep - I've had them...YUMMY!! You had this think up quick today. I wasn't even done with my post and already a gazillion ladies beat me too it. Such fun we all have. :)

jen @ the inspiration studio said...

Kimba, I have to say, I love your blog! I've been secretly blog-stalking your craft projects for awhile now...but always been too shy to comment! I linked up to your DIY Day too (first time I've ever done that! -so exciting!). I hope you don't mind, I added your link to my blogroll, I'm just getting my blog up and going, but if you have time, I'd love for you to stop by!
P.S. I'm pretty sure my mouth was watering just reading about those cookies...they sound divine!

Room to Inspire said...

So many great posts! I have only looked at about half of them, but they are all so inspiring. Thanks for the party!

Chelsea

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Not only do the cookies look delish but the packaging is super cute too!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Oh my gosh...Swedish Ginger Cookies! I LOVE anything with ginger and I'm half Swedish! I may have to order some of those!

oh amanda said...

I posted my FIRST diy! I'm so excited! One day I will do an actual home-y, decor-ish, furniture diy. But for now, it's all about paper!

ps...YUM on the cookies!

Ashlee@WorkmanWitticisms said...

Hi Kimba!
I enjoy your blog so much. I believe that this is my 4th DIY day and I am so inspired.

I am a follower of your blog and I hope you will stop by mine and do the same!!

Thanks!

http://joymariesboutique.blogspot.com/ said...

Love cookies, love the packaging. You have a lovely blog!!!

Jessica

Anonymous said...

hey kimba!
i won a posy pin via a giveaway that *the creative mama* had a few months back. i received an email from you asking for my pick of a posy pin and gave my home address. perhaps you never received that email, as i still have not received my giveaway win! email me and let me know the status! thanks for your creativity!

jamieguest4@hotmail.com

~Country Lady~ said...

The cookies look fabulous! What a teaser! I think I might have to make some cookies myself in case I don't win some. ;) Seriously, thank you so much for hosting this event. It's appreciated!! Hoping you have a fabulous Fall! I enjoy following your blog.

Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

All right, I stayed up late just to get that window done so I could play with all you cool kids. One more window to go, but I'm going to bed now. Time for that tomorrow!

Kaylen said...

Yum!! These look awesome.
Just found your blog - will be back again. :)

Brad the Builder said...

Great article, thanks

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Kimba!!


Thank-you for hosting this great party! I am so happy to participate for the first time!

And your giveaway is yummy!

love, kelee

Annette said...

Thanks for hosting this party. I look forward to it every week and it helps with my procrastination :). With the holidays upon us, have you ever considered doing a theme DIY Day one week (i.e. a Fall Decor/Halloween or a Christmas Decor special DIY week). Just a thought. Again, thanks for hosting.

Ruth said...

Thanks for putting this together. I love all the links to the great projects. I appreciate all the work you put into this so we can have such goodness at our finger tips.

Ruth

KK said...

I'd love to have a little taste of home (NC) here in Florida. I've got the milk just send the cookies!

Carol said...

As cookie monster would say.......oh yes, me love cookies!