It’s been a week since my last post- I can’t believe it! Coach and I had a little getaway with some dear friends, this time to Vermont, and I took just a short respite from my blogging duties.
That is not to say that I didn’t take photos, or shop for “junk-tiques”, but those I will be sharing in the next few days. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you a blog that does more than just share DIY stuff.
I began following One Project Closer’s The Better Half when I discovered their weekly DIY link-up contest.
Loads of DIY blogs host these: you share your own favorite DIY post of the week, and a bunch of others bloggers do as well, and they all get posted on a link page. Then you get to see all the awesome ideas that craftspeople come up with! But this one has a twist: you link up your own before and after projects, and each week they choose a winner who receives a $50 gift card. And on behalf of that winner, they donate $100 to Habitat For Humanity! (I did submit my Oh, Deer Towel Rack, but, sigh, he didn’t win…)
On top of that, these ladies have been involved in a project on a much grander scale. Over the summer, Jocie from The Better Half took part in the GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure, where she, along with 5 other DIY bloggers, ventured along the World’s Longest Yardsale. They drove and shopped and purchased items to refurbish and completely decorate one fortunate homeowner’s newly built Atlanta home, courtesy of Habitat for Humanity. Today was the reveal, and what a reveal it was!
An entire home furnished with reclaimed, refurbished and reloved items! Amazing! This is Jocie’s Living Room.
And this was the boys’ bedroom designed by Liz Marie Blog.
Loving this colorful, sweet girl’s room designed by Carissa from Good N Crazy.
There are loads of other spaces and fresh DIY inspirational ideas- just click here:
And if you want to learn more about Habitat for Humanity in your area, click here:
Well done, One Project Closer and friends! You have taken an empty house and created a warm and loving home for this grateful family. Keep up the great work, and hopefully inspire us DIY’ers to use our skills for the greater good. Have an inspired week, everyone! Susan