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We love to welcome other DIY and decor enthusiasts, bloggers and non-bloggers alike, to share their favorite craft or project! Thanks to these fabulous guest writers for sharing!

Rit Dye DIY with Debbie Doo’s!
Jocie | October 16, 2013
Rit Dye DIY with Debbie Doo’s!

A big ‘ole welcome to Debbie from Debbiedoo’s who is joining us today to share some fabulous Rit Dye DIY. Debbie is super sweet and talented, so I hope you visit her and say hello on her site and social media. In case you missed it, I was over at her blog yesterday sharing my DIY clay leaf bowls. So come say “hi!” Hey Better Halfers, and One Project Closers! Debbiedoo’s here and happy to be sharing some of my crafty antics or whatever it is you like to call what I do:) I have been a stay at home Mom now for... 

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10 Chalkboard Projects from Mom4Real!
Jocie | July 16, 2013
10 Chalkboard Projects from Mom4Real!

Hi, I’m Jessica, and I blog over at Mom 4 Real! I share home decor, DIY, crafts, cleaning tips and tricks, and tons of chalkboard painted projects. I know…weird, right? I have quite the chalkboard obsession, and love finding new ways to use it. Well, now that the cat is out of the bag, I thought I’d just share a few, ten to be exact, with you!This is where it all began…the first time I turned an ugly old mirror into a chalkboard.I used vinyl to make chalkboard labels and a stick on chalkboard for my refrigerator.I... 

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Ways to Improve Curb Appeal with One Artsy Mama
Jocie | June 20, 2013
Ways to Improve Curb Appeal with One Artsy Mama

Another friend stopped by today to introduce herself and share with you 5 easy steps to improve curb appeal! Make sure you also visit her blog and show her some love! Also, tonight kicks off our big Before and After Contest supporting Habitat for Humanity, open to everyone, not just bloggers. Hope to see you tonight at 10pm EST.Hi, friends! I’m Amy, aka One Artsy Mama, and I am thrilled to be here today to share some of the things we did to improve the curb appeal of our home this spring! I live in a townhouse with my hubby and... 

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Rustic Cedar Shim Flag from Shaken Together!
Jocie | June 13, 2013
Rustic Cedar Shim Flag from Shaken Together!

With all the vacationing and relaxing, I’ve been a bit behind on the actual work, so my friend, Keri from Shaken Together was kind enough to drop by and share what she has been up to! Thanks, Keri and I hope to see you all tonight for another fabulous Humble Brag link party!I’m so glad to be here today at The Better Half … Jocie is one of my very favorite people!!  Hi – my name is Keri, and I blog over at shaken together!  Shaken together is where I celebrate a creative life and I love to share easy recipes,... 

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Hosting a Swap Party with Unskinny Boppy!
Jocie | June 4, 2013
Hosting a Swap Party with Unskinny Boppy!

Need some fabulous tips for hosting a swap party and organizing clutter? Well, my friend Beth from Unskinny Boppy stopped by to tell you all about it while I’m on vacay in Orlando. Don’t be jealous. It’s awesome, I know. Thanks so much to Beth for doing my work while I slack, and I can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get home.Hey everyone! I’m Beth! I blog at Unskinny Boppy, where I talk about my latest home DIY projects and decorating ideas. I appreciate Jocie giving me the opportunity to take the... 

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Fabulous Painted Numbers on Furniture from theDIYvillage
Jocie | May 30, 2013
Fabulous Painted Numbers on Furniture from theDIYvillage

I may be a little obsessed with painted numbers on furniture like this chair from theDIYvillage, and Jacque was kind enough to stop by and share it with us! Jacque is one of my favorite DIY gals and I am often inspired by her, so if you find yourself in the same boat, you can also follow her on Facebook and Pinterest.Hey everyone! I’m Jacque, and I am one half of a husband and wife DIY team! I DIY and blog with my husband Matt over at theDIYvillage! I am so excited to be with you all today to share with you one of my favorite thrift... 

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Partnering with Home Depot on Succulent Gardens!
Jocie | April 25, 2013
Partnering with Home Depot on Succulent Gardens!

I have never been more excited to announce my sponsored partnership with Home Depot and their Do-It-Herself Workshops! Seriously, its like a dream come true! I’ll be sure to keep you in the loop over the next month, but I wanted to give you the advanced scoop on all the fun stuff I will be doing with Home Depot. Do-It-Herself Workshops Have you heard of the Do-It-Herself Workshops? They are WAY cool!  These FREE weekly workshops are a great way to get step-by-step instructions and hands on experience learning to do basic repairs... 

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Guest Post: Family Room Reveal from Weeknight Dish
Jocie | December 18, 2012
Guest Post: Family Room Reveal from Weeknight Dish

We are one week away from Christmas and I fear I have been enjoying the season too much too actually prepare! lol. I have done almost all of my Christmas shopping but have not wrapped a single present. But I have done some decorating, took Izzie to see her first play (“Annie” which was very fitting since Izzie is also a curly red-head), and gone to a couple Christmas parties! It’s really been wonderful. I am super excited to introduce you to my friend, Carol from Weeknight Dish. She actually started as my real-life friend... 

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