Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Toot Your Horn Tuesday - My Un-Crafty Years

I've had some really "crafty" years, but right now I'm in the middle of my "un-crafty" years! I'm so excited about how many people are playing along with Toot Your Horn Tuesday, but I've realized that they're all tooting about the same things! Crafts or DIY projects.

When I was in my 20s and 30s, I did all kinds of stuff. Sewing, painting, refinishing, re-purposing etc. I don't think it's my age that's made the difference. Just my time schedule. I have no time for that stuff right now. But I dream of the day when I can once again sit down and CREATE!

Oh, I've done some DIY projects around the house recently, but only because I couldn't afford to pay someone.

How about any of you other non-crafters? (nothing against the crafters.) Have you done something amazing this week worthy of "tooting?" My biggest accomplishment this past week would have to be the fact that our house has stayed clean!! It's amazing how motivated I am. Now that the house is on the market, it absolutely has to stay neat and so far, so good. This Saturday is our first Open House! I'll be taking time to go over the house with a fine tooth comb and get it even cleaner! You know, organizing closets and cabinets. UGH!

Ok, onto Mister Linky, but one more thing. If you are playing along today, you must ABSOLUTELY leave a comment! I'd like to know that everyone is playing along for fun and not just advertising their crafts. (although I love looking at all the pretty things.) Please go through the list and comment on the other participants' blogs too. That's the fun of it!!

Happy Tuesday!

Toot Your Horn Tuesday Participants
1. Junkblossms Vintage Ornament Display
2. Update your Front Door With Paint @ Remodelaholic
3. Chas @ A Woman's Haven
4. The Gaines Gang {Red Burlap Valentine Wreath}
5. Countdown to V Day- an advent calendar @ somewhat simple
6. Candy
7. Treasia-Paint & Glazing Table and Desk
8. Finesse Your Nest-Jute Balls
9. jen at mimibellaboo
10. A VAlentine for The Birds {Stephanie Lynn}
11. Seal Softie from a Sock @ childmade
12. Decorate For Winter - Somedaycrafts
13. Little Lizard King - How to Make Hair Bow
14. Lovely Tissue Paper Collages On Canvas!
15. storage solution @ sit relax and read
16. Lori Sparkly V-day candle
17. Lori's Orange beach bedroom
18. REINVENTED (Pretty Free Storage)
19. Conversation Heart Pic (Red Heads Craft More Fun)
20. Robin~All Things Heart and Home~Borax crystal snowflakes!
21. Robin~All Things Heart and Home~Fun with scrapbook paper!
22. olive jars turned twine jars @ Quarry Orchard
23. Brandy--Personalized Fleece Blanket Idea!
24. Ornaments aren't just for December!
25. Valentine Wreath@ My Frugal Family
26. Valentine's Stick-Ons
27. Kalleen- Nursery Art
28. How To Make your Base Board Moldings bigger
29. Dictionary makover@ Le Monde dErika
30. Molly
31. Kimberly @ Attempting Creative Game Night Table
32. Ribbon Bow Tie
33. Easy Valentine's Day Pillows
34. The Sweet Life {Homemade baby shower decorations}}
35. Monogram Canvas @ Made By Stephie
36. Yoga Gal's Cousin is Single, Cute, and Good With His Hands!
37. Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! DUMP CAKE!
38. Jane @ Finding Fabulous, A Refinished Antique!
39. Twirly Tee Tutu Skirt Tute
40. Felt Valentine's Day Fortune Cookies
41. Turn Socks Into Long Sleeves
42. Bethany @ Happy By Design
43. Office Re-do from The Little Green Bean
44. Sheri: Keep calm
45. Powder Room Makeover (CasaHaus)
46. Real Housewife in MN: 1st ever sewing project!
47. Just PERFECT except for one lil' thing
48. Saving Money & Living Life ($1500 DIy Kitchen)
49. Saving Money & Living Life (Grocery Bill: Saved $38.48, Spent $26.75)
50. ILTWYD-Couponing Binder and LBB Giveaway
51. Carissa:photoshop elements trick
52. marissa w/some home planning
53. Clip Board Tutorial@HowDoesShe
54. Valentines Banner@HowDoesShe
55. Colorful Cabinet Upcycle @ The House That Jade Built
56. The Gaines Gang {Look what a $1.62 can do}
57. DIY Kids Banner and an Anthro Giveaway at Yoga Gal!
58. Junkblossoms Spice Rack Redo

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Remodelaholic said...

Hey Leah! Thanks for letting us participate in this linky party!

Also, I have a really fabulous giveaway going on right now, a custom hand drawn piece of art, check it out if you get the chance, here is the link:


Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Hey Leah! Love your blog and your name- its my 3 year old daughters name! Have a great week!

Kendall at Finesse Your Nest said...

Hi there! Just found your blog through Its So Very Cheri. Thanks for throwing this party. I've added your button to my blog.

I know what you mean about non-crafting phases. When I worked, there was no craftiness at my house. Now I'm "retired" (SAHM) & I guess I'm making up for lost time!

jen said...

Found you as well through so very cheri - and am happy to post today - although i am a craft nut, it would be so neat to read more about other activities as well - i am hoping my post today fits what you are asking for -- proud to share my little story with everyone! happy tuesday!

Stephanie Lynn said...

I go in and out of stages but usually find something crafty to keep me going! Most of my crafts are made to decorate within my budget. Good luck with your house and thanks for hosting!

Sheri said...

Selling a house??!! Ugh! I can't imagine. They'll have to bury me here, with all my stuff. Thanks for the McLinky!!

Little Lizard King said...

I wish I had something non-crafy to post, but alas! Thanks for hosting.

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Great post! I am at a crafty time in my life now, sort of, but we all go through different seasons! Good luck with your house sale.

RedHead said...

Thanks for hosting the party! For me, crafting is a way of relaxing, I hope that you find time to do it again soon!! Have a great day!

-Courtney @ Red Heads Craft More Fun

Robin said...

I just found you and I'm tickled! Love your blog and thank you a million for this fun blog party!
Looking forward to getting to know you better...
as for the crafty/uncrafty years, I'm an "Empty-Nester" and have more time for the creative juices to flow. I'm gonna be honest...it's kinda nice!
All Things Heart and Home

Shannon @ Quarry Orchard said...

One of the reasons I am glad that I started blogging is that I make sure that I Have time to craft now. Before, I put stuff of and never started them. Now, if I want to post a few times a week, I need to keep on truckin'.

brandy said...

Thank you for hosting the link party! SO many links to browse! I wish I didn't have a heaping pile of laundry staring at me right now, lol.

Pat & Ron Harris said...

Hi Leah! Thank you so much for hosting Toot Your horn Tuesday. I always look forward to participating but sometimes due to time constraints forget to tell you tell you how much it's appreciated. Hope your house sells super fast. Pat

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

OMG, I wish I could say my house stayed clean, but with 3 kids, it's never going to happen.

I love to craft, but after Christmas, I was lazy. I was just starting to get that feeling of wanting to again, when I broke my tailbone last week. I was BORED in bed yesterday, though, and made a ribbon & tulle wreath for Valentine's Day.

Kalleen said...

Thanks for hosting the party. Sorry, all I have is a craft today. I love seeing what everyone else is doing.

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Thanks, Leah, for hosting! I love seeing what everyone else is crafting. Gives me inspiration, ya kno?

jaimeparis said...

Leah, the funny thing is, that I feel the same way, of not having enough time to craft. But you just need to squeeze some crafty moments into your schedule because it keeps you up in the downing, depressingly hectic times. Plus I am absolutely sure of the fact that you miss it a lot! For me this is like going to the hairdresser or some spa...it relaxes me and disconnects me after which it recharges my energy! Time is relative, you can master it! Good luck with that,hugs

Stephie @ Made By Stephie said...

Love your blog and thanks for hosting the linky party!! I love being able to participate in things like this!

Katie@Yoga Gal said...

Now that the little one is in school and I am not teaching as many yoga classes, I have more time, but I just don't have the skills to do all the DIY stuff that I would like to! I would love to refinish furniture.

Nobody Puts Mama In A Corner! said...

I am linking up today for the first time!
Can't wait to visit all the linkers! Coming back to explore your blog!! Have a great day!

Missy Luukkonen said...

I try to be crafty as much as I can! Its not always easy though with 3 boys and a FT job! But it sure is fun!

Sheri said...

what fun! I love linky parties!

Rocio @ Casa Haus said...

Hi Leah! It's my first time around your blog, and I must say it is soooo pretty! I enjoyed reading it. Thanks so much for hosting this party!

Real Housewife in MN said...

this is great! feels good to celebrate the little successes in attempting to be domestic!

Beth E. said...

I used to be creative, too. It's just NOT happening anymore!

I guess my biggest accomplishment these days is that I'm in a big reorganizing mood. I've bought all of my storage bins at Walmart, bought a label maker, and I'm now in the middle of cleaning out the basement, closets, drawers, etc. It's a big job, but I'll be glad when everything's in order!

BTW...I really like the pic you took of yourself!

Its So Very Cheri said...

I am a crafter but I hope you like the project.


Heather said...

I'm not super crafty so I like your idea of Toot Your Own Horn. My blogging partner linked up her DIY kitchen remodel which is incredible & I'm linking up my grocery store savings. :) Haha, trying to keep it diversified like you like.
-Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.blogspot.com

Raise Them Up said...

This is such a great idea! I'm bookmarking your neat site and hoping to visit often. Maybe even participate in your party some time soon!


marissa said...

I just found your blog, I'm tooting my home planning

Annie @ The House That Jade Built said...

Hi! I'm Annie from The House That Jade Built. My sisters & I have a business where we upcycle old abandoned furniture into new treasures. I linked up a project in my foyer that I recently painted. I love color & you'll see that pretty fast!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

i just wanted to say you have a neat blog and I love that you give credit where credit is do. I love the layout

Katie@Yoga Gal said...


Oops, I put this week's link on last week's party! Once you put up this week's linky party, I will add my link there too. Sorry about that, I am exhausted tonight and really just need to shut the computer off! :D

Pat & Ron Harris said...

Thank you so much for hosting this link up party. I went through many uncrafty years but now that I'm retired, I have much more time to give to my hobby. I appreciate the oppotrunity to link up to your party. Have a great week and weekend.

Missy Luukkonen said...

Thanks for the fun every week!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the party, that valentine wreath done lying down would be a great project for someone to do with patients in a hospital!
all the best

Becolorful said...

this is my first visit here. My submission is a craft. Maybe your are changing direction and that's all good too. I am anxious to see if there will be some new blogs here that I have not connected with before and some new inspiration for a girl that is wondering what direction she wants to go in next. Thanks for hosting.
Pam @ Becolorful