Friday, January 25, 2013

Before they were DIY bloggers…

**We have a winner! The contest is now closed, but if you still want to try your hand at figuring us out, go ahead! ;)

Ohhh, have I got a doozy for you today! First of all, I missed getting a post up yesterday because we had a sick little boy who was up ALL night long. I thoroughly enjoyed cuddling with him all day yesterday though. He’s on the mend and feeling much better, thankfully. :)

OK, onto the goodness that is this awesome post. I still can’t believe we’re doing this. Like, for real.

Let's take a ride in that DeLorean parked outside and go back in time…back to a time before there was Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Before chevrons, mercury glass and ombré were hot. And most importantly, before there were blogs!

Back then, these bloggers were a bunch of prepubescent teens trying to find their own personal style -- some of them trying harder than others. ;) We've all gone through that "awkward stage" of adolescence, (and if you didn’t, I’m not sure I can talk to you anymore) and we thought it would be fun to play a game of sorts.

Luckily, that game just happens to be at our expense:

Do you recognize any of these DIY bloggers? Do you think you could recognize them in high school, middle school or elementary school? For sure! Like, yeah! No duh!

These awkward youngsters became the ladies behind a few DIY blogs you may know. And we are giving a $300 Lowe's gift card to the first person who can guess which faces match with which DIY blogs.

It's pretty straight-forward. Match as many as you can, get more than other people, win $300 to Lowe's. Should be easy…but it’s not. I still get stuck on some, and I’ve been looking at them for days now. I may have laughed so hard I cried at some of them, including mine. Ah yes…adolescence.

So glad it’s over.

Here are the blogs to match:

Here are the details (you must be 18 yrs or older to win):
  • Visit the link below where you will be able to enter your guess for each blogger pictured above. (All information will be kept private.)
  • The first person to correctly match all the faces with their blog will win a $300 Lowe's gift card!
  • If you win, you will be emailed to collect your mailing address. (Then your prize will be mailed to you.)
  • Of course, you will get bragging rights for being the biggest DIY blog fan ever or for having face recognition skills like no other.

Enter Your Answers

Of course, this is just for fun -- we thought it would be hilarious. And it is. :) Just be kind when you figure out which one is me.

** You can enter more than once if you don’t think you got them right the first time! And we’ll keep this open till we get a winner, I’ll let you know when it’s closed.

*Special thanks to Mandi of Vintage Revivals who bared her soul about blog puberty, (which seeded the idea to share our awkward photos with you!)


  1. Nice idea for all of you! I think I found your own photo but because I am not sure I am not going to tell you! What? To try to find them all? No way.......!Have a great day!

  2. Saw this over on VR first and you were the first one I recognized! Love the 80s hair. :) Didn't we all ROCK it HARD?!

  3. OMG - this is hilarious! I THINK I know ONE and only because Clara looks just like her! Sherry Petersik of YHL!

    You're all super, super brave!! I really like C's hair - she MUST be a child of the 80s like me! I had that hair!

  4. This is great! I think I know where Layla, Chris, Shelley, Sherry, Traci, and Miss Mustard Seed are, but that's about it :D

  5. Shoot "KevLar" is my hubbies blog/email its Jenglamgirl from Craft-O-Maniac that posted that, I guess I was under my hubbies email.. grrr.

  6. L-Not Just A House Wife F- Infarrantly Creative S- House of Smiths the (?) mark is Miss Mustard Seed Z-Just A Girl M- Vintage Revivals I-Idea Room (very fitting with the letter) Q-Beneath My Heart P- Home Stories A-Z C- All Things Thrifty D- Tatertots and jello J-Thrifty Decor Chick E- The Lettered Cottage. Ok' I think that is all I can get. SO FUN, sorry they are out of order. Crossing fingers. xo jen Please delete the KevLar, I was signed in under the hubs. Sorry.

  7. Guess any comments will get lost in the entries.
    Oh my, C's hair! Wow.
    I found you, & you look fine, silly. The way you
    talked, I thought you might be more, mmmm...
    entertaining! Haha
    Other girls pics really look fine too, no fair!

    Can't imagine your night with little man. Whoa.
    Glad he's on the mend.

  8. i can pick out some...but is that Molly Ringwald on #U

  9. I love these kind of things, but this is incredibly hard!! :) I got more than halfway through and had to quit. Good luck!

  10. I recognize Marian. She's the only one.

  11. OK, I'll take a guess but I'm sure I have many incorrect :)

    A - Pretty Handy Girl
    B - Thrifty Decor Chick
    C - Remodelaholic
    D - Not Just A Housewife
    E - The Lettered Cottage
    F - Infarrantly Creative
    G - Sawdust Girl
    H - Funky Junk Interiors
    I - Idea Room
    J - Vintage Revivals
    K - Makely Home
    L - Tatertots & Jello
    M - Decor Chick
    N - Southern Hospitality
    O - Young House Love
    P - Home Stories A-Z
    Q - DIY Showoff
    R - My Blessed Life
    S - House of Smiths
    T - Beneath My Heart
    U - Inspired Room
    V - Songbird Blog
    W - The Nester
    X - Shabby Creek Cottage
    Y - 320 Sycamore
    Z - Just A Girl
    # - Shabby Nest
    @ - All Things Thrifty
    ? - Miss Mustard Seed

  12. Thanks for the chuckles! My only guess would be that you would be J. Maybe? ;-)

  13. Ok, I submitted my guesses - you all sorta started to look alike after a while! Thanks for the pre-Haven homework though I sorta feel even more like a stalker now...Have a good weekend Sarah! ~ Dee

  14. Boy - I submitted my answers, but that was a doozy! Good thing that some of the ladies had pics of their kids with them - sometimes that helps to figure out some of the facial features and the hair 'cause you know some of us have done a few changes to ourselves in the past few years...

  15. Jennie and Colleen, make sure you click that button and enter your guesses there to be entered! :)

  16. Whoops! I missed that part - guess my brain was a little fried after trying to figure out the identities! Thanks!

  17. I love this idea... YOUR blog is always creative ... Hugs and wishing you a blessed weekend


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