GIVEAWAY and The Humble Brag: Link Party #23

March 7, 2013 | by Jocie (email) |

Welcome back to another great link party! We’ve got an exciting giveaway going today, not just for bloggers, so be sure to scroll down and keep reading!

What’s been going in Baltimore this week? Well, we got a giant snow storm….NOT! We were forecasted to get one, but got a lot of cold rain and slush instead. It was pretty disappointing. But I was super productive with all the time indoors. I shared with you all 5 Great Dollar Store Easter decor ideas to do in 5 minutes or less. That’s a whole lot of 5’s, I know. heehee

Dollar Store Crafts To Do In 5 Minutes or Less - OPC The Better Half

I also tried out a recipe for homemade chalk paint and made a few personal adjustments to the recipe. I then compared it to Annie Sloan. Feel free to stop by and weigh in on your opinion!

Homemade Chalk Paint vs Annie Sloan - OPC The Better Half


Last week was our biggest link party yet, with 92! I would love to fly past 100, so please tell your friends! As usual, one lucky, random link party goer will be chosen as our weekly ad space winner. Also, all the features will be pinned, and I try to post some throughout the week on FB and G+!

Giveaway - OPC The Better Half

This week we are also giving away Better Half t-shirts to all our link party features AND you can enter a giveaway for a FREE $25 Amazon Gift Card! You do not need to link up or be a blogger to win! I know, pretty cool, right?! There are lots of ways to enter the giveaway including:

  • Like One Project Closer on Facebook
  • Leave a comment below
  • Link up
  • Subscribe to our link party reminder email:
  • Share this giveaway on Facebook and your blog’s Facebook

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Some Bragworthy Projects

We had another awesome link party last week filled with so much inspiration. Here were a few of my faves: Ann from On Sutton Place is one classy (and really sweet) lady and she shares some amazing projects and recipes. This past week she linked up her Glazed Orange Bread recipe. I had to stop looking at it because it makes me want to drive to the closest bakery and eat every yummy carb in sight!

Glazed Orange Bread Recipe

I am pretty new to sewing so imagine my surprise when I saw this tutorial from Sarah at Just the Bee’s Knees teaching how to sew a blind hem. SAY WHAT?! I really didn’t think that was possible (except from the pros). She makes it look so easy, too.

how to sew a blind hem from Just The Bees Knees

Danielle from 2 Little SuperHeroes shares her tutorial on how to change bi-fold doors into french doors. That is crazy cool and classy, Danielle!

before and after door Bi fold Doors Turned Fancy French Doors

Jacque from the DIY Village (and her other half, Matt) do some of the coolest and most creative projects out there, plus they are legit nice people! This reverse stenciled coffee table (once her grandparent’s) is no exception – thanks for sharing, Jacque!

Bird Stencil Coffee Table

I think I’m a bit on a furniture kick with all my upcoming furniture projects, but I am diggin’ this blanket box/bench that Linda from With A Blast created with a little help from an old wooden gate!

Who doesn’t love a good yard sale turned masterpiece? Check out what Sheila from Plum Doodles did with an ugly rooster lamp and wicker basket. So creative!

Rooster Lamp with Basket Shade |

Last but certainly not least, Christina from the DIY Dreamer schooled me in the world of printable clings! Have you ever heard of these. She turned these salad dressing dispensers into something unique and pretty.


Our #1 Brag!

If you didn’t already know, every week we feature one lucky party participant in our sidebar as the Weekly Brag. Think of it as our way of saying thanks for linking up, and we hope you come back every Friday. To play fair, we always use to select the winner. Out of 92 linked up projects, number 78 was chosen – Pam from Patriotic Pam! Pam shared her super cute, eclectic Mod Podge Monogram, and you know I love Mod Podge!

Patroitic Pam

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 week, so bring it on!

We ask that you:

  • Please grab a button or link back to this post (although not required, we appreciate the love)
  • 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.

The Humble Brag Link Party

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As Always, thanks for reading…and linking up!

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36 Responses
  1. Jacque says:

    We have got to finish landscaping the back yard!

  2. Christine says:

    Oh WOW!!! Thanks so much for featuring my Salad Dressing Dispensers!!!

  3. Thanks for hosting!!

  4. Thank so much for the party ladies! We’ve got quite a few DIY projects planned for our backyard and I can’t wait for the weather to get just a tad bit warmer so we can get out there!

  5. Thanks so much for featuring my lamp, Jocie. And thanks for hosting, have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Thanks for hosting…and the email reminders. :0)

  7. My DIY this spring is to set up a gardening area in the backyard!

  8. Thanks so much for hosting, Ladies! Have a wonderful week.

    Hugs, Mary Beth

  9. Preeti says:

    Thanks for hosting the party! And for the giveaway too 🙂

  10. Jess says:

    Thanks for hosting!! 🙂

  11. MammaNene says:

    Hi Jocie, tx for the party PLUS for the giveaway 🙂
    This spring I have to sew some new dress for my daughter (and maybe some for me and I have to prepare my new sewing room!
    MammaNene from

  12. Megan says:

    Thanks for hosting and offering a giveaway! Our list is to actually finish up our kitchen and build a pergola. 🙂

  13. Mary Sue Paulis says:

    What a great idea for a give away!

  14. Winnie says:

    Thank you Jocie so much for another party
    I wish you a great weekend

  15. Thank you for the feature and the party! Have a lovely weekend 🙂

  16. Party time!!! Yes yes!! Great way to start my friday!

  17. Gwen says:

    I love to party! I’m working on a Home Tour, so I’ll def be planting some new flowers soon! I love spring…

  18. Amanda says:

    I love your link parties! So many great ideas. Thanks for hosting. Headed to pin tone of projects!

  19. Ohh… Spring means… Plant my garden- why yes it does!!

  20. Thanks for hosting. I’m also hosting a link party and you’re welcome to join in and link up at

  21. paintergal says:

    So many great ideas!

  22. Thanks for another fun party!

  23. poiboybf says:

    This page always makes me hungry to look at. So many great recipes. Keep the great ideas coming!

  24. Tanya says:

    Thank you so much for hosting Jocie! Happy weekend 🙂

    xo, Tanya

  25. Jeni says:

    I want to make pillows for the rocking chairs on my front porch!

  26. Anne says:

    Thank you for hosting have a great weekend!

  27. Kathy Moody says:

    Thank you so much for hosting and for the great giveaway! My DIY project is to paint and makeover my master bathroom and my laundry room. Decorating is the fun party, but the painting…not so much!! LOL

  28. Thanks for hosting! It’s fun to see all these wonderful ideas and projects.

  29. Melanie says:

    no spring plans other than surviving triplets!!

  30. Andrew says:

    I hope I win

  31. Stephanie says:

    thanks for offering the giveaway!

  32. Pam says:

    Ah…I just saw I was featured as the #1 brag. Thanks for the feature.
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

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