Did you know that I’m a DIY blogger?

Well, for some reason I didn’t.  I’ve been sharing stuff I made and even tutorials, but never thought to categorize myself that way.

Today I decided to see which posts have been the most read over the two and a half years I’ve been blogging.  Thanks to you… reading, pinning, and sharing my posts (You do, do that don’t you?  Because that is one of the nicest things you can do.  It’s like giving me a box of chocolates… only I won’t gain a pound from a lovely share.), and lots of people searching the internet and Pinterest, some posts have been seen, a lot!

Out of the 616 posts I’ve published, I discovered that except for three posts, everything else in the top thirty most-seen-posts is a DIY/makeover post.

I won’t bore you with the entire list, but here are the Top Viewed DIY Projects!

Top Viewed DIY Projects at AnExtraordinaryDay.net

  1. From Sweater to Christmas Stocking in 12 Easy Steps
  2. How to Make Folded Paperback Book Christmas Trees {A Tutorial}
  3. {Annie Sloan Chalk Paint} Transforming a Vintage Sideboard with Paint
  4. Paper Pennant Banner ~ A Tutorial
  5. How to Plant a Window Box Garden :: Tutorial & Planting Tips
  6. How to Make Pine Cones Pop :: Dry and Debug Pine Cones
  7. Antique Washstand with a FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint Makeover
  8. DIY Home Decor | Easy Grapevine and Burlap Easter Egg Wreath Tutorial
  9. How to Create a Birch Wreath :: 12 Days of Christmas
  10. Create Your Own Spring-Flowering Branches :: A Book Page Flower Tutorial

I was surprised!  And that made me realize that I am a DIY blogger.

My original goal in blogging was to help you (and me) live life more beautifully… in our skin and in our homes.  To live life to the full.  To make our homes a sanctuary and a place of joy and peace.  And yes, home decor was and is a big component in all of that.

I enjoy spending a day with my best friends stopping at fun spots for meals and browsing stores.  And if I have a some spare change in my pocket, I do enjoy picking up something for my home while on those excursions.  Feathering my nest is always a joy.  But, just like some of you, I usually don’t have spare change in my pocket and so I need to rethink things.  I need to work with what I have.  And most of the time that means that I need to repurpose, makeover, or create my home decor.  I’ve been doing that for several years now, and if my ship were to unexpectedly dock today, I think for the most part I would continue DIYing.

Sometimes we create out of necessity, but I’ve come to realize that these projects do much more for me than give me a new piece of decor for the house.  I NEED to be creative with my hands.  Since we’re made in the image of our Creator and HE is amazingly creative, it just makes sense that we would have an itch to create as well.

When I was a little girl, my dad used to say practice makes perfect.  Some of us spend more time creating than others, and in doing so we are often a little bit better out of the starting gate when it comes to creating or DIYing.  The more we ply our hands at DIYing, the handier we become.

Maybe you’re a DIY wannabe.  Or maybe you’re really good with your hands but you want to try a project in an area where you have absolutely no experience.  For several years, I enjoyed woodworking.  The only thing, I wasn’t very sure of myself when it came to painting or finishing a project with stain and sealer.  I could paint walls and trim out a room with the best of them.  But, when it came to my projects… I lacked experience, was a little afraid I’d mess up the very thing I spent hours working on, and there were no experts in my sphere.

It doesn’t matter the level of your expertise, we all need resources to either get us started or to perfect our craft.  Wherever you are on the spectrum… DIY help is on the way!

What’s your story?  Maybe you like decorating, or creating gifts, or photography.  There’s a huge world of crafting opportunity out there, and like me, you’ve probably only scratched the surface!

How do you decide which project to dive into next?  And how do you do it inexpensively? The costs can quickly mount when it comes to buying more resources, more books, more patterns.

What if you had a wide variety of inspiring resources right at your fingertips, but for a tiny fraction of what you would usually spend?

That why I’m excited to share with you The Ultimate DIY Bundle! It’s your instant go-to library for a whole range of carefully curated DIY and crafting eBooks and eCourses. There are projects for the whole family to get involved in – from pet photography and home decor to chalk pastels and sewing.

For the crazy low price of just $34.95, you get access to a carefully curated library of over 76 eBooks and eCourses from the world’s leading DIY and crafting bloggers.  I love that I can pick something I’ve by dreaming of doing and jump into it with confidence. It’s the perfect tool to skip the information overload and throw yourself straight into a new activity.  It’s like having your own personal DIY help team at your fingertips.

When I took aPhotography101-225x300 look at the bundle I immediately knew that ONE item on the bundle alone would make it worthwhile to purchase the bundle.  For some time I’ve want to take the Shoot FLY Shoot photography course.  I’ve forever been impressed with the photography at the Lettered Cottage and when Kevin debuted the course I so wanted to take it… but the funds were just not there.  Today, when you purchase the DIY bundle, you are essentially getting the course for almost half off.  Just that one thing makes the bundle worthwhile.  Yay!!!  And that’s just for starters… 


Hurry though! The Ultimate DIY Bundle will only be on sale for 6 days – from 8am EST on Wednesday, January 21 until 11.59pm EST on Monday, January 26.

You can buy with complete confidence because you’re covered by the Ultimate Bundles 30-day money-back guarantee. That means you have a full 30 days to enjoy all the eBooks and eCourses in the bundle, and if you don’t think they provided enough value, you’ll get a full refund.

Not only that, but The Ultimate DIY Bundle comes with 4 awesome bonuses, worth over $118. That’s 3x the price of the bundle alone! These include…

A free $15 Store Credit PLUS 8×10 Art Print from Hope Ink ($43 Value), a free online class from Craftsy (up to $60 Value), free $15 store credit to Fawnsberg.com, a free sewing pattern PLUS a Premium Video Class from UpCraft Club ($19.99 Value), and free, full digital copies of Where Women Create Magazine and Greencraft Magazine ($20 value) from Stampington and Co.
So, don’t miss your chance to grab The Ultimate DIY Bundle, and get 76 incredible eBooks and eCourses for just $34.95. All you need to do is take action by midnight on Monday, January 26!

This amazing deal ends in just…

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Pick up your copy right now, before it’s too late. Or, learn more here.

 

Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post. Read the fine print about this bundle and read the answers to frequently asked questions about the bundle.

Thank you for stopping by today.
I appreciate you and your sweet comments make my day.

Wishing you extraordinary creativity!
Diane

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