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Contest Time!32

Did you like our post yesterday about how to make a bluebird feeder

We’re wondering:  where on the web do you go to find good craft projects? 

Not the big DIY-how-to-install-tile-backsplash/hardwood-floors/new dishwasher/closet shelving type posts, but the small projects that you do for fun, in your leisure, or with your kids? 

What are your favorite “maker” blogs? 

Please tell us in the comments below by  Friday, April 22.  We’ll choose one random reader who will get a $25 gift card from Home Depot and we’ll give a second $25 gift card to the craft blog that gets the most votes! 

Don’t miss out!  Join previous winners Kelly Turner and Phyliss Horner and blog winners Casa Cullen and New Life on a Homestead. The next winner could be YOU!

Fine print:  Contest open to US residents only.

GIVEAWAY: Your Favorite Tool Blog54

We like tools. A lot.

And you probably like tools, too. Right? 


Winners of our Garden Giveaway!1

Congratulations to Kelly Turner, our randomly selected commenter who says that Mother Earth News is her favorite gardening blog!

Please get in touch with us, Kelly, so we can get your address and send out your $25 Home Depot gift card.  Wonder what Kelly’s gonna do with her cash . . .seedlings?  garden pavers?  new fencing?  flower pots?  What would you do if you had won?

As for our second winner –  The Home Depot Apron blog got the most votes, but it just doesn’t make sense to give a Home Depot gift card to, well, Home Depot. 

just-meSo, without further ado, we’d like to congratulate New Life on a Homestead, a close runner up with lots of happy and loyal readers.  Kendra and her family are living in the South and journeying toward self-sufficiency.  Take a look at her lovely blog for lots of tips on gardening, cooking, parenting, raising animals, politics, religion and more! 

Congratulations, Kendra!  Get in touch with your mailing address and you’ll be on your way to a shopping spree!

GIVEAWAY Closed!!0

Thank you FIY readers for all the wonderful garden blog suggestions! 

We need to cull through your comments and will announce a winner by the end of the week at the latest!

Until then, we continue with our regularly scheduled programming.  This week holds more garden tips and products along with a bit of our usual wackiness and fun for the whole house.

Last Day for the Giveaway!0

Today’s the last day for our Green Garden Giveaway!  Leave a comment by 9 pm EST today and then cross fingers that a little orange sprouts gift card sprouts in your garden! 

Garden Green GIVEAWAY!!289

I’ve got green on the brain!

It could be upcoming St. Patrick’s Day. . . or our recent gardening posts about grow lights, building a greenhouse, and forcing bulbs indoors . . . but I think it’s time to share some green with FIY readers.


Best Home Improvement Blogs1

Boo, hoo.  We didn’t get to the next round in the Homies.  But we’re good sports, and we want to send our congratulations to all the finalists

Plus, if you take a look over at AT, you’ll see an amazing list of blogs that were nominated.


Nominate Us for a Homie Award from Apartment Therapy0

Yes, this is shameless self-promotion. 

We want a Homie Award from Apartment Therapy

You can nominate us here, and if we make the first cut, you can vote for us next week.  Stay tuned. 

And thank you, loyal readers and fans!


Hey Homies,

Apartment Therapy is looking for the best new shelter blogs to celebrate with a Homie Award.  

photo via Apartment Therapy


One More Best Home Improvement Blog0

Even though this blog was only mentioned once in our reader poll of favorites,  I recommend you take a peek at Home Restoration, a reader blog at   Started by Joe Keegan in 2006,  Home Restoration charts the slow and steady renovation of a 1883 Shingle Style home. 


photo via Home Restoration


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