Happy Friday friends, what’s cookin’ this long weekend? Are you off on a little vacay or grilling at home? We’re having a little shindig with some close friends here at our casa. We can’t wait to show off the new stone patio we installed, you’ll get to see it next week!
Summer has me dreaming of a few days off, so I’ve scheduled some family time over the next few months. A few road trips and a mini vacation are going to interrupt those Fair Weather Forums I planned earlier this year, so I’m announcing a new schedule. I’ve moved a few topics around, so sorry for any inconvenience! Also, in honor of Memorial Day, there will be no link party on Monday May 30th.
Here are the new Summer Link Party dates:
I have another exciting announcement! I’ve partnered with True Value again this year as part of the ten bloggers on their 2011 DIY Blog Squad!
No doubt you’ll recognize some of the names on the list, here is the lineup of inspirational DIYers sure to come up with some fantastic ideas to share, courtesy of supplies found at our local True Value Hardware stores. Be sure to pay them a visit!
Veteran Blog Squad Members
Josh with Bungalow 23
Brian & Paul with Handyguys Podcast
Layla & Kevin with The Lettered Cottage
Roeshel with The DIY Show Off
Sarah with Thrifty Decor Chick
Welcome to these new Blog Squad Members!
Bruno with ManMade DIY
Taylor with Mary Janes and Galoshes
Marian with Miss Mustard Seed
Through the year, you’ll be seeing posts about cool stuff I find from my local True Value stores. I’ll be trying out their Premium line of paints, plus up to my regular home improvement tricks. I’ll be fixing up furniture and also using some of their supplies to improve our Alma House, this will be fun!
True Value carries many of my favorite brands, Purdy paintbrushes, Zinsser primers, Minwax and Varathane stains and protectants, Scotch painter’s tape, 3M sanders and hooks, RustOleum spray paints, Floetrol, the list goes on and on. Just today I brought home some seeds and potting soil from their garden department as well. Did you know True Value rents power tools? Yep! Need a jig saw, brad nailer, or tile saw for the weekend? Be sure to check out the stock at your local True Value store, they probably have one for you to rent!
Finally, there’s a site revamp going on behind the scenes over the next few weeks, so if you see anything wacky happening, we’re just making some tweaks and changes. If you think of a category you’d like to see around here, or something you think would help you navigate around a bit better, be sure to let me know. Hoping to unveil the improvements sometime in late June!
Another round of BOTB coming up this weekend, until then . . .