Most of my friends outside of blog-land are not really into decorating or DIY. Hubby & I have only lived in Ottawa a few years and we were just happy to make friends so quickly. I didn’t do a survey and find out if they were crafty first. Don’t get me wrong, we have fabulous, fabulous friends and I feel so lucky to have such wonderful people in my life. But since I started this blog, it has felt amazing to connect with people who will notice the small tweak to the curtains, laugh about the hilarious new DIY tablecloth and say they want to try my Ikea Expedit Hack. When a reader tells me they tried my billy button tutorial and it worked, I swear, it’s the highlight of my day.
I also appreciate that blogging keeps me accountable. It pushes me to finish projects, plus it gives me the courage to try new things I’d only been thinking about, because I know I have you all cheering me on, waiting to see the reveal. You think I’m the slowest DIY’er ever? Imagine me with no one to report to! More than that, my
readers blog-friends also inspire me: blogging about their own DIY successes or emailing me with interesting questions or wonderful ideas.
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you all for stopping by the townhouse, and chiming in. I have no visions of grandeur, because I don’t think I will have the good fortune to do this professionally (although that would be swell). I’m just excited to finally know people (other than my Hubs) interested in DIY and budget decorating! It makes me smile every day.
That’s why it tickles me when other, much more talented, bloggers share my projects with their readers. I get to meet more blog-friends! So thanks to Cassity, from Remodelaholic and Roeshel, from DIY Showoff, for featuring my DIY play kitchen on their blogs this past week (click here to see the Remodelaholic feature and click here to see the kitchen on the DIY Showoff).
If you missed my original play kitchen reveal, take a look at the post by clicking here.
And, if you saw my DIY play kitchen and said, “Tanya! I don’t have time to make a flippin’ play kitchen but now I don’t want a cheap, plastic one either,” I have a cute BIY (buy-it-yourself) option from Costco. This set is $189.99. I’m still pretty excited mine was less than $35.00, but this is two pieces and darn, is it cute.
This is my favorite part – read the highlighted line in the description. For some reason it makes me chuckle. I imagine a kid in the background whining, “Mom, Dad, when do I get a turn?”
|This is NOT a sponsored post. I just heart Costco and want this play kitchen as an objet d’art!|
P.S. One of the ways I try to thank you all for being such cool friends is by hosting giveaways. I don’t get paid or perked, the bonus is 100% for you! And you don’t need a blogger account – you can just use the comment form and enter your name (but be sure to include your email address or check back to see the winner announced).
I have a giveaway going on right now, so check it out here, and stay tuned because I have three more in the works!