Creating a Happy, Colorful, Handmade Home & life on the shores of lake superior

May 28, 2012

Here is the Love

Today I am giving a paper at a conference for academics in my field, and feel like a lamb going to slaughter.  These folks asked tough questions for everyone who presented yesterday . . .

To help boost my confidence, I thought I'd share a little blog love.  I always, always (try) to link back to folks kind enough to give a little love to Dans le Townhouse, and the last couple of weeks I have been especially flattered by the positive press.  Check out Dans le Townhouse on these blogs:

Apartment Therapy, Craftionary, Fabulously Flawed, Simply Frugal, Primitive & Proper, DIY on the Cheap, and My Repurposed Life were all smitten with my (play) kitchen and featured it.  Involving Colour put a spotlight on the kitchen accessories I spray painted candy colours.

Canadian House & Home blogger Gwen linked back to me after falling in love with a DIY project that I, too, loved and included in a Mother's Day DIY Gift Round-up.

Kijiji blogger Emily listed Dans le Townhouse, among Rambling Renovators, Little House Blog, Aka Design and others, as one of the site's favorite design blogs!  Squeal!  You all know how much I heart kijiji.

Construction Management Degree (a resource for finding every construction management degree program in the US) created a list of 100 favorite blogs for home improvement and listed this little blog, among some truly great reads.

Feministing, True Blue Me & You, Our Fifth House, Jessica Stanley, Craft Gossip, and Fabulously Flawed all put a spotlight on my feminist DIY mirror.

Birch and Bird included my simple black & white abstract in a round-up of some truly inspiring DIY art ideas, as did Curbly and Decor Hacks.

Simply Frugal gave a shout-out to my Ikea Expedit Hack, as did Madigan Made, who featured the same project.

One Project Closer (specifically, The Better Half) let me guest post about my framed bakelite brooches.
Thanks to everyone for the fabulous feedback.  It makes me so happy to share some DIY projects with DIY savvy folks.  And if you've featured a project of mine and I forgot to mention it (or maybe haven't seen the link) let me know!

P.S. don't forget to enter my current giveaway.  I wasn't paid or perked to host it - I just thought you all might like a chance to win some customized art!  It's my way of giving some blog love back.


  1. Good luck at the conference!! xo


  2. Good luck at the conference and HUGE congrats for all the amazing blog love you've been getting. But duh - it's because you're awesome! :)

  3. Go for it, Tanya! Think of all your fans and sail forward with confidence.

  4. Good luck today with your presentation. I'm sure you will do very well. :)

  5. That's amazing, Tanya. Congratulations and Good luck!

  6. Good for you lady! I always get a little nervous speaking in front of people too, I am pretty sure 99% of folks do too. Don't worry!

    1. Thanks! I'm a little weird: I have ZIP fear of public speaking. I'm only afraid of being widely discredited, lol. I've never attended a conference with folks whose research is aligned so closely with mine. But it went well!!

  7. Good luck at the conference and congrats on all the mentions :)

  8. Wow! Congrats on all the love, t - you deserve it! Good luck with your presentation!

    1. Thanks Erica! Sorry I've been MIA on email. I promise to write soon!


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