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Do you have any tape?


 As I shared in my last post, I spent a few days on Long Island, New York with a group of teenagers working on Hurricane Sandy relief projects.  While preparing for the trip, I tried to think of ways I could use some of the relationships I’ve established through my blog to help.  I didn’t know what the church and parsonage needed, so I didn’t try to get any specific products, but one thing I have a lot of was Frog Tape.  They just sent me two huge boxes to giveaway as freebies at the Lucketts Antique Market.  So, I grabbed a small box of eight rolls on the way out the door.  I was certain it would come in handy.

The box of Frog Tape was packed under the seats of the van, so I forgot about it as the group started to bag trash, hang new doors and lay flooring.  Sometime in the afternoon of the first work day, one of the teenagers came up to me.  “Marian, do you have any tape or know where some is?”  Well, as a matter of fact, I do!

He was helping my husband lay the wood floor in one of the bedrooms in the parsonage…

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They needed some tape to prevent the underlayment from rolling up.  Frog Tape would do the trick nicely.

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And the floors look amazing…

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I actually brought Frog Tape to help with all of our painting jobs, but, as always, it turned out to be very handy for all sorts of things.  We did use it to tape off hinges and stained doors and also as “caution tape” across newly painted doorways.  I left the remaining rolls  with the church, where I knew they would be put to good use.  (They still have a lot to do!)


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If you want to give Frog Tape a try, I will be giving FREE rolls away at the Lucketts Antique Market, May 18-19, 2013, while supplies last.


Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Frog Tape. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.


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  1. Diane Ridgway says:

    You are such an inspiration ! Little roll of tape and you can fix or help so many . I admire your heart and your beautiful home. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself. Warm hugs from a Montana gal.

  2. My husband and I are building a house and I have purchased I can’t tell you how many rolls of frog tape! That stuff is amazing. I love how paint doesn’t bleed through it, but yet when you peel it off the wall it doesn’t pull any paint away from the wall. It is incredible. I think I use it every day for one thing or another. Today I used it to tack up a poster board of “finish work on the house” list! Even the plastic containers the tape comes in are handy. Thanks again for your wonderful blog, Marian. I think I’ve told you before that I’ve been a reader for years and NEVER grow tired of reading your posts! Have a wonderful time at Lucketts…. wish it closer so I could be there! :-) ~ Dori @ ~

  3. So are your fellow vendors at lucketts eligible for free frog tape too? :)

  4. While the tape sounds impressive, I am much more impressed that the teens and you adults were helping those folks out in such loving and practical ways including the green frog tape! Thannks for sharing with them.

  5. I’ll be there to meet Funky Junk Donna, so I’ll try to get a roll of tape from you. Ann

  6. Loved what you did…you never know when you help one person how it will come back…for you it has been in the success of your blog your book and your opportunities that just keep offering you a new way to help someone…a circle….

    kind like a roll of frog tape

    PS makes a great fashion statement I wear mine like a bracelet when working on a makeover or a house project…we should make it the new bracelet for all DIY gals…lol

  7. Hi Marian … so happy that you have been able to help those in need and wonderful that you and your husband have the teens involved. All they need is the leadership. God Bless all of you.

    Taking some Frog Tape with you was a good idea. Can even be used to bandage a cut if no first aid kit is available. Keep up the good work of inspiring.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  8. I won’t be able to make it to Lucketts Market, but I am surely needing a lot of Frog Tape these days. I am painting the interior of our new house (two rooms and bathroom are already finished, 2 rooms and kitchen still to go), and I don’t know what I would do without Frog Tape. It just makes life so much easier and lines between walls and trim so much nicer and straighter.

    By the way, that floor looks amazing! The guys did a great job.

  9. I hope to be at Lucketts both days but I’ll definitely be there Sunday for the Hometalk hangout. See ya then! Save a roll for me. 😉

  10. karen Wheeler says:

    Marian, Good on ya Girl, for taking time to make the Sandy trip a priority in your very busy life. I love the tape story. LOVE the Frog! Blessings on you and all; you are an example and a bit of a heroine!


  11. Hi, Marian!
    We should carry tape with us like we do with water, LOL!
    I will make sure to look for this brand next time I am at the hardware store!!!
    Not all tapes work properly! I had paint bleed through the tape and also tape sticking too hard on walls and door trims… yaaacks!
    I am glad you had it handy!

  12. Margie Richardson says:

    Hi Marian,
    I am a Katrina survivor and I don’t think that folks realize just how long the road ahead is going to be after a big storm. My insurance adjuster did not show up for 7 months, among countless other things. I want to praise you and your friends and family for pitching in and coming to the rescue. The news media gets so tired of the story that they simply stop reporting it and folks are still homeless and still in desperate need and will be for a long time.
    I am an artist and DIY’er and I very much enjoy your blog. Your humor and candor season all the information perfectly! Thank you again for sharing your story and your time with all of us.
    Best Regards,

  13. Tracey Darden says:


    I love your book! I bought 3, one for each of my daughters for Mother’s Day and 1 for myself. I look forward to your blog and enjoy the insights into the DIY world. Thank you for sharing your life with us all.

  14. Sharon H says:

    I use Frog tape when I’m painting, but also for crafting when I want or need a low tack low residue tape.

    I especially like it when I’m machine embroidering…..great for temporarily tacking something in place…like a water soluble topping so it won’t shift about, or positioning and holding stacked layers of fabric until the machine can tack it down in place.

  15. To me, all other tape is dead. LOVE Frog Tape!

  16. Colleen says:

    Sponsored post or not, I love me some frog tape! I’m currently using it to put stripes on canvas to make curtains (going to paint the stripes). I love it. I’ll never use the old blue tape again.

  17. Robin says:

    Hi Marian,
    Just came across your blog accidently through an HGTV site. Very cute. It was the frog tape story I got “stuck” on. Whatever I use when I paint it never fails to seep through. Have to find some of this. I will visit your site often.

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