Sunday, December 27, 2009

Favorites of 2009: Tutorials

Wow! I can't believe the year is almost over! It's crazy how fast the time flies. This was my first full year of blogging, and I've enjoyed it so much. I've made so many friends, and gotten so many great ideas from them. Unfortunately, I'm not good about cataloging the ideas as I see them. :-( So in an attempt to wrangle a bunch of them together into one post, I've decided to do a "Favorites of 2009" series this week- but I'll need your help to make it happen! (I'll explain how at the end of this post.)

Today's "Favorites" is about Tutorials. There have been SO many good ones in Blogland this year.

Remember these?

Click HERE to read Susie's inspiring post!


Click HERE for Holly's incredible DIY project!


Click HERE to see Rhoda's techniques!


Click HERE to check out Chris' mural painting tips!


Click HERE to see how Kimba added awesome architectural interest!


If you'd like to share a tutorial that you posted on your blog this year, I'd love to see it!

If you're not familiar with "MckLinky", here's what you do:

First, create a link to your post. (Note: Don't link to the main page of your blog- link to the particular post that shows the tutorial.)

Then, title your link with a short, simple description of the tutorial you're linking to.

Lastly, feel free to spread the word about our little linky party. (And thank you if you do!) The more links, the merrier! :-)


I've never done a "MckLinky" before, but if this thing actually works, this is what I'm thinking for the rest of the week:

Favorite Thrifty Tip of 2009

Favorite Room Re-do of 2009

Favorite Blog Post of the Year


So if you feel like sharing a post this week, we'd love to have you link up!

Have a great week y'all-


PS- There's still time to vote for your favorite design blog at Apartment Therapy!


Anonymous said...

Layla and Kevin,

This is a wonderful idea especially since I haven't been in the Land of Blog long. It will give me a sampling of what I missed.


Allison aka Half of VAMH said...

Great idea! Looking forward to the rest of the posts as well!

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to see all the tutorials!!

Tidy Brown Wren said...

Can't wait to see your favorites. Of course, you are one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting such a fun party! I hadn't seen one of your featured projects yet, so I'm off to check it out. Have a good day...

geri said...

I am having so much fun with all you have posted.
This is a very good way to have a party in your P.J.'s. I better stop and
do a few things on my very long list. hehe
Look forward to a cup of tea tonight and my computer.
Have a wonderful day. geri.

TidyMom said...

I love your ideas for the week!! what fun!!

thanks for hosting! and Happy New Year!


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for including my beadboard wallpaper project! There were some fantastic projects this year, for sure. So much talent in blogland!!

I'm having a Top Projects party myself on Jan. 6 & hope others will put together a post for that too. I'm doing my Top 10 fave projects for the year.

MrsKBJ said...

What a fun post! I am looking forward to reading all the tutorials! I posted our DIY backyard patio. Can't wait to see all the fun posts you have planned this week! :O)

Riviera Boardwalk said...

All those tutorials were great. What a year! Thanks. nancy

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Cool idea, Layla!

And just in case you had some boring downtime this week... you won't now. :) Happy hosting and visiting!


Pauline Wiles said...

Thank you, wonderful party idea. I'm going to enjoy browsing (and bookmarking!) these.

Pony Girl said...

Fun, thanks for sharing the DIY tips! I love the way you did it, with the photos. Very clever!

Kimba said...

Hey! Thanks for the link to my board and batten project! I am so thrilled with how it turned out and I am so thankful to you for providing the idea.

Happy New Year!

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hi Layla...thanks for hosting this great party! Lots of terrific inspiration out there in Blogland...starting right here at The Lettered Cottage! :-)
Susan said...

Hi! Thanks so much for posting! I love your blog and am honored to link up with it!

Amber said...

such a cool post thanks for letting this happen!!

Jessica @ Decor Adventures said...

Hi L & K,

Thanks for hosting this favorites party. Have a wonderful new year!

Moore Minutes said...

How did I miss all of this? What a fabulous idea...super cool. :D

Unknown said...

What a great idea! I have just spent several hours (no, not watching football) browsing links. Thanks for a great evening!

Chris said...

OH gosh, Layla. I was so behind on my blog reading, that I must not have seen this one. Thanks for the mention! I'm loving all the re-caps you're doing! P.S. I laughed out loud in the video when you and Kevin thought you solved the sink problem, and it was leaking all over the floor. Frustrating, but hilarious!