One blessed mess

December 8, 2009

Christmas arrived early at the DIY Mess. On Thursday, our kitchen renovation won Best Green Renovation in the Share Your Project Contest, reeling in a $100 Home Depot gift card. To boot, the good folks at moved us up to the next round: finalists for their $1,000 grand prize! (You can vote for us here by December 15th.)

And THEN….

The very next day, one of my posts was named the winning entry for The Old House Web Blogger Contest. That means a $250 Lowe’s gift card under the tree, plus an opportunity to become a paid contributor to The Old House Blog!

Could a writer-slash-DIY’er possibly ask Santa for anything more?!

We can’t thank enough:, Home Depot, Old House Web, Lowe’s, and all of you wonderful readers who were kind enough to vote for us.

Also, huge thanks to Lucy O’Neill and the rest of the OHW gang for going above and beyond. As they put it, “the level of blogmanship was so high” that their contest-judging duty was a real doozy, so they finagled additional gift cards for two more super-deserving contestants: Oh! Apostrophe, a self-described “silly Northern girl” who fears no cast-iron tub; and DIY Diva, whose crown-moulding skills bespeak badassness to which I can only aspire.

Excellent call, OHW. And rawk on, fellow ladybloggers.

Again, huge thanks, and warm holiday wishes all around. Bless our DIY messes, every one!

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

katy December 7, 2009 at 6:49 pm

that’s so awesome! hurrah on all accounts! now, what will team vitone spend the gift cards on??

Amy December 7, 2009 at 9:47 pm

You rock something fierce!

Timothy December 10, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Congrats! You’e got a great blog and deserve it.

E @ Oh! Apostrophe December 11, 2009 at 10:37 am

Congrats! And thanks for the shout-out!

Jeff Benson December 11, 2009 at 6:01 pm


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