What with living in a garage, building a house, chasing the donkeys around, having to light a fire every time we want to cook food, and, you know, refraining from killing each other with screwdrivers – I felt like maybe things were getting a little boring, and we needed to liven things up around here.
Actually there are two very specific things that are going on that will contribute to the DIY liveliness, but I can only share one of them today, because I maxed out the number of 1800 word posts I could write today around 2AM. Look for more excitement early next week.
So brace yourself for this new exciting feature around here: DIY Road Trips
You heard me right, I don’t have enough projects going on around the house—obviously–so I’ve decided to take on other people’s projects as well. This is all thanks to True Value who asked me to be a part of the True Value DIY Blog Squad.
True Value, being truly awesome, offered to sponsor some of my projects, and while I was so tempted to accept for myself, MysteryMan was going to blow a blood vessel in his eye if I started any new projects around the house without actually, uh, finishing the house first. So I thought an even better idea would be to help spread the DIY bug by road-tripping to see friends, family, and absolute strangers who have a DIY project they’ve wanted to do, but were never quite sure how to start. (Starting projects I have no idea how to do being a specialty of mine.) True Value sponsors the materials, I bring the tools, and whooo-boy is the sawdust going to fly.
The True Value DIY Blog Squad has a number of fun blogs on the team – which I’ve been scouring for ideas and inspiration for my upcoming projects. If you don’t know these sites, you’re missing out… so let me share some of the Absolute Awesome I’ve found.
Centsational Girl – Something I don’t spend enough time on because I don’t have a house to put it in yet… furniture makeovers. We’ve all got one ugly bench/dresser/table that could use some help. Kate definitely dishes out some inspiration.
Seriously, my google reader has never been this full of awesome websites, and I am more excited than I can tell you to start helping people with their own DIY projects. If you want in on some of the fun, here are ways you can participate:
- If you’re in the general vicinity of Northwest Ohio or Southeast Michican, and you’ve got a project you want to submit with a DIY Road Trip, send me an email with the subject heading “DIY Road Trip”, your location, and what you’d like to do!
- True Value is going to be doing some other fun contests, and you can get the inside scoop by friending them on facebook, or following them on twitter
- Check out all the other True Value DIY Blog Squad websites for their take on the DIY fun
Requisite Disclaimer: True Value was so taken with my holey-jeans, sawdust covered ball cap, and love of my drill, that they asked me to be a part of the DIY Squad, and better yet, they’re paying me for it. They are also sponsoring the materials for the DIY Road Trip projects, but don’t think that means they are buying my affection with lumber and spray paint. As always, I speak my mind – good or bad—and you can expect to hear my unfiltered opinions with occasionally incorrect grammar and excessive punctuation. We keep it real here people.