The Dog Days of Winter Are Over!

So Christmas and New Year’s is over and now we are left with the dreary winter months until spring arrives. And if you are like me and live in Seattle, that means we’ll be seeing those winter months until about July. So now what? What are you going to do to survive those rainy/snowy days at home? Well, I think I might have a solution!


The same gals that joined together for the $1,000 Christmas Cash Giveaway are now joining forces to bring you “The Dog Days of Winter” Weekly Challenges & Linky Parties!! SO FUN! I cannot tell you how excited I am for this and guess what, it will keep you busy during these dark winter months ahead!


Mandy from House of Rose
Jennifer from Blissfully Ever After
Carmel from Our Fifth House

Here is a little breakdown of the weekly challenges:

Monday, January 14th – Organize It!
Everybody is in the mood to organize after the New Year & we know that you have some fabulous organizing ideas to share! Organize any area of your home & link up with us! It can be a cabinet, a drawer, a closet, or even an ENTIRE room!

Monday, January 21st – Thrift It!
Who doesn’t appreciate a good thrift store find?! Upcycle any thrift store (or yard sale) item & link up with us!

Monday, January 28th – Make It!
You know those thousand things you’ve pinned to your Pinterest boards?! Well, it’s time to stop pinning & start doing! Choose one (or more) of your pins and MAKE it!! Then, link up!

Monday, February 4th – LOVE It!
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!! We want to see all of your fabulous Valentine’s day ideas, crafts, and/or projects! Be sure to show them off at our linky party!!

The fun begins NEXT Monday!! We will be sharing our organizing projects with YOU & you will be sharing yours with US!! 

Link up on JUST ONE of our blogs & your project will be seen on ALL NINE blogs!! This is a great way to for you to show off your talent & should generate lots of traffic for your blog! We will sharing our favorites on social media as well as pinning those items to our Pinterest boards!! So don’t miss out!!

It’s time to GET BUSY!!! You know that junk drawer that’s been driving you mad for months now….GO ORGANIZE IT!!!

We can’t wait to see your projects!!!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. JaneEllen says

    Sounds like fun, wish I had a blog. I’s love to be part of a blog hop and the parties but it’s fun to read about them and see what you all are up to. We live about 20 miles west of Grand Junction, CO. out in a rural area.
    Been busy getting some things organized. Today my hubs shoveled snow all way out to shed from back door so we can get the deco boxes out to put holiday decos away finally Boxes still sitting in mud room taking up room. It’s really cold here so hubs has to be careful not to do too much like that at once. It stinks getting old, lol. Hope it’s not too cold in Seattle. I flew to Spokane from San Diego in winter one time, it was pretty cold and snowy there. Had to catch hubs while he was on the road to pick me up when we still lived in Mt. He was headed for BC so good thing I had some warm clothes with me before we went back to Mt.


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