The Humble Brag: Link Party #16

January 17, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

The big news of the week was that I filmed and debuted my first video on the blog! I know it’s not that big of a deal, but it seemed like it for me. heehee If you haven’t already, I would love for you to take a look and tell me what you think – Pallets 101: Deconstructing Pallets and Building Pallet Signs. Should I end my career as a video goddess and stick to typing? lol.

Also, one of my Valentine’s Day Pallets is in our Rewards Center right now – so be sure to visit to get yours for FREE!

Love Like Crazy - OPC The Better Half

Some Bragworthy Projects

Here were a few of my faves from last week, but truly, it seems like each week gets better and better!

First up, a rainbow hot air balloon 1st birthday party from Angie at Marigold Mom. She really is my party planning idol! I am planning a 2nd birthday party for Lucy planned totally around her lady bug lanterns. She rocks!


My grandmother always said you should learn something new everyday (I think it was my grandmother who said that), and this week I learned what GORP was! No peeking, who knows???

Loretta from A Finn in the Kitchen shares her recipe for Bittersweet Gorp Bark. And did you guess? GORP stands for Good Old Raisins and Peanuts, but Loretta says “nowadays, it pretty much means trail mix!”

I admit, I have an Owl-ful problem, because I think anything with an owl is the better thing in the world. Have you seen the adorableness of these Dollar Store Makeover Owls from The Remodeled Life? If you see these at your local Dollar Store, can you please buy me some?? I will totally pay you back or pay you in hugs, but I so badly want to do this. Thanks for the fab idea, Megan!

I feel a little sad for Phaedrea this week since her team (Broncos) lost to ours (Ravens) this past week in the play-offs. But all that emotional pain must be fueling her creativity because these little Chapstick Cozies are genius! And not too difficult for a novice sewer like me! Thanks for sharing Phaedra, and it was a really good game last week (for the record, I thought we were going to lose)!

I really love all natural home cleaners for a couple of reasons, the first being it is so much safer for the kids. The second being that I often forget to buy cleaners at the store and using stuff I already have on hand is great! So thank you sooo much Mary Beth from Cupcakes and Crinoline for sharing your recipe for an All-Natural Scrubbing Cleanser.

I am a bit obsessed with my Silhouette Cameo right now, and this DIY North Carolina Art from 2 Little Superheroes blows me out of the water! Danielle really did an amazing job!

diystateart DIY North Carolina Art

Our #1 Brag!

Every week, we choose one link at random to receive free ad space for one week! This week, our ad winner was chosen at random using Out of 65 links, number 28 was chosen – our friend, Christine at DIY Dreamer. I love this Chunky Bead Necklace that she made for her daughters. Projects made for the kids are always some of my favorites!

Chunky Bead Necklace Tutorial

Bragging Rules

The Humble Brag is all about encouraging one another in our pursuits (and sometimes even fails). We’re excited to see what you have been up to in your crafting/DIY world. We also welcome recipes and other projects. I will be visiting each and every link over the coming day or two, so bring it on!

We ask that you:

  • Please grab a button or link back to this post
  • Link directly to your article
  • Don’t link to a shop, store or giveaway

Make sure to check back next week to see if your project has been featured and thanks for sharing.

Grab a Button

Remember, please post a button or text link back to our party somewhere in your original post. We hope you also take the time to click on one or two other party-goers projects and give some encouragement.

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19 Responses
  1. Thanks for the party!

  2. megan says:

    Thanks so much for hosting, Jocie. Your pallet art is gorgeous!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting ladies!

  4. Thanks so much for hosting and for the feature! Have a wonderful week, Jocie and Kim.

  5. Still not over it…but thanks for featuring my chapstick cozies 😉

  6. trebor says:

    That’s funny about GORP…I wonder if it’s a regional thing? I grew up in Wisconsin and I don’t remember a time where I or friends didn’t know what it was

  7. Christine says:

    Oh my goodness!!! YAY!!! Thanks so much!!!!!

  8. Megan says:

    Oh wow! Thanks so much for including my little owls :)! Ya’ll are too kind. So many great features to be included amongst! Have a great weekend!!

  9. Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  10. Winnie says:

    Congratulation on the the video – it’s sooooooooooo cool!

    Thanks for the party and have a wonderful weekend

  11. Thanks for hosting the party! Love the Valentine’s sign!

  12. Melanie says:

    Thanks for hosting!!

  13. Wow! What great features. Thanks for inviting me to your party and becoming a Follower of my Blog. I am now a follower of your Blog and added a link. Now I will place your button on my blog. Have a good weekend.
    Judy – Judy H-J’s Thoughts

  14. Audrey says:

    Thanks Jocie and Kim, I’m your newest reader, thanks for the invite via Facebook. Have a great weekend.

  15. Jennifer says:

    First time linking up… thanks for stopping by my blog and showing me the way to your party!

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    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer

  16. DeDe says:

    Thanks for linking up to Talkin’ About Thursday link party. I hope you will come back next week too!

  17. Megan says:

    Thanks for inviting me to your party! I’m your newest follower!:)

  18. frazzled5 says:

    The state art is my fav- too cute for out of state family or even a college dorm room

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