It’s less than a week now until Valentine’s Day and sweet things in shades of pink and red are everywhere. I’ve been busy with some DIY’s for the Valentine’s Brunch that I’m hosting for some girlfriends. I’ll share a couple with you tomorrow for Ten on the 10th under $10. Our first month in January was a hit because who doesn’t love creating anything fun, cute or useful for under $10? For now, welcome back to Your Inspired Design Link Party #72.
Diane is our hostess this week. Let’s see what she’s been up to and what features she chose.
I have been reminiscing a lot lately. It will be 2 years in March since starting our blog. I think of the wonderful people we have met through this journey, the connections we have made online and in person with people that understand what we are doing and why we are doing it. We work with some amazing sponsors who provide great products so that we can share our DIY projects with our readers and we get to connect with you, our readers, which I am still amazed that you really want to read our little blog. Thank you.
Blogging is an ever revolving business, and yes, it is a business, not a hobby, for many of us. We must keep up with all the new algorithms changes that Google and social media continue to update on a regular basis. While we don’t always understand everything there is to know in this techy world, we know that we have to do our best to stay current. It’s exhausting, believe me! For the past three weeks, we have had computer issues and I’m not going to lie, the little break was nice but we missed you.
All this reminiscing made me want to go back through the archives to see what the very first post was to our blog. Pleasantly shocked, it has been one of the most popular posts of our blog to date! If you have an interest in chalk painting, this is where it all began.
Before we move on to our fabulous features this week, I wanted to remind you of a famous Francis of Assisi quote that I heard on a PBS documentary this week about the youngest Master Penman in the world, Jake Weidmann. He was asked in his interview if he considered himself a craftsman or an artist. He responded with the following:
“He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist.” -Francis of Assissi
Dean and I are makers. We are creatives. We love working with our hands our heads and our hearts…and we love sharing it with you.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
This week’s features:
I love this DIY faux Rosemary heart from KreativK that can be used to decorate for Valentine’s Day or personally I would be happy setting this out all year long.
What a great DIY gift idea from Over The Apple Tree. Coffee Orange Spice Goat’s Milk Soap.
Now it’s your turn to join us with the party!
Diane @ Diane and Dean DIY
Carol @ Bluesky Kitchen
Holly @ McCall Manor
Thanks for partying with us!