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A Good Laugh & A $300 Lowes Gift Card


 ***We have a winner!  Thanks for playing along everyone.  There will be a follow-up post soon.***

Brittany from Pretty Handy Girl had a very fun idea that involved several DIY Bloggers submitting pictures of themselves in their awkward years.  The frizzier the hair, the better.  It sounded like a blast, so I decided to play along.  If you want to play along, too, there’s a $300 gift card to Lowes in it for the person who can match all of the correct bloggers to their picture first.  Here are the details…  (Get ready for a good giggle.)

Let’s take a ride in that DeLorean parked outside and go back in time. Back to a time before there was Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Before chevrons, mercury glass and ombré were hot. And most importantly, before there were blogs!

We’re going back to when these DIY gals were worrying about how high they could get their hair, was there food in their braces and oh no…not another zit! Talking on the phone for hours meant stretching that long spiral cord beyond its limits and tying up the only phone in the house. Common purchases for these DIY gals may have been the latest cassette tape, neon bracelets, a swatch watch and a tube of clearasil. You wouldn’t catch them dead in the hardware store, totally unheard of to the max!

Are you there yet? Do you see leg warmers or jelly sandals? You’re getting closer…the time machine has stopped so step out of your DeLorean and behold…the time before blogs:



(Can you find me in there??)

Do you recognize any of these popular DIY bloggers? I don’t know how “popular” they were back then. Do you think you could recognize them in High School, Middle School or Elementary School? For sure!

These awkward youngsters will one day be the brains behind your favorite DIY blogs. And they are giving a $300 Lowe’s Gift Card to the first person who can guess which faces match with which DIY blogs.

Here are the blogs to match:

Here are the details (you must be 18 yrs or older to win):

  • Visit the link below where you will be able to enter your guess for each blogger pictured above. (All information will be kept private.)
  • The first person to correctly match all the faces with their blog will win a $300 Lowe’s gift card!
  • If you win, you will be emailed to collect your mailing address. (Then your prize will be mailed to you.)
  • And of course, you will gain bragging rights for being the biggest DIY Blog Fan Ever! Totally RAD, right?!

Best of luck to you, should decide to take on the challenge.  (Oh, and you can guess more than once.)  The giveaway closes when someone guesses all of the pictures right.

Enter Your Answers

*Special thanks to Mandi of Vintage Revivals who bared her soul about blog puberty, (which seeded the idea to “share” all our awkward photos with you!)


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  1. Fun photos!
    I didn’t even know some of the blogs, so, no clue. But I get to go check them out now.
    Have fun :)


  2. Mullets and big hair. I’m pretty confident at least one of these girls owned a New Kids on the Block t-shirt and wore it with pride. Love it!

  3. I wasn’t familiar with many of those blogs – but I’m guessing the “?” for you :)

  4. I also agree with Monica…you must be the last one there labeled “?”

  5. Yep, you’re definitely ‘?’. You and Donna still look the same. I have to do some research before I can answer the questions.

  6. I don’t know most of those bloggers well enough to guess either but I’d say z has to be ‘Just a Girl’! And my first guess for you was the ? too. But then I thought the ‘f’ looked like a possibility too. If I knew all the others I’m sure I could make a great stab at it – I’m pretty good at stuff like this ususally – no time to visit all the blogs and get to know them that well right now though! Fun idea :)

  7. I’m NOT seeing the “?” as you AT ALL…I’m going with “F”

    I don’t think I know any of the other bloggers. But it’s a fun idea!

  8. I happened to click on “remodelaholic” because I liked the name…THAT’S who the “?” is….

  9. Oh, you’re definitely the last one! Yours is actually one of the least embarrassing here, too. I like your bangs, but they’ve got nothing on mine from middle school. I used to use a curling iron to curl them in 4 DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS (imagine one row a tight curl up, one down, and one each to the side), then I’d fluff the whole mess with a brush. Amazing. Sorta like blogger E, and I’m pretty sure I know who that is :)

  10. This is a hoot. I think I know which one is you and Brittany and Rhoda, but man this is hard. And this roundup looks like it was pulled straight from my middle school roundup.

  11. That should have been middle school yearbook.

  12. Suzi B says:

    Really “?” — I’m going with “F”

  13. Terry A says:

    I think you are f, too. I don’t know enough of the other bloggers to even guess. Great pictures, though!

  14. Cindy Eddins says:

    I immediately thought you were F :) I’m surprised I can’t pick out The Nester, I read both your blogs daily. :)

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