In case you were wondering, a blog squad is one of these:
Nice stems Jeremy
No but seriously….we are thrilled to announce that it is that time of year again. The time that we break out our painting clothes, stretch our DIY muscles and start imagining making our house more like a home. It’s Blogsquad time! I say Yay and you say True Value! YAY!
(awkward silence with an occasional cricket)
Are you still looking at Jeremy’s legs?
Well, stop. Collaborate and listen. I’m back with brand new additions to the blogsquad (my inner Ice can not be contained) and of course, some old friends too (old as in experienced not aged. Experienced as in veteran not sleezy. Veteran as in…oh shoot…you know what I mean.) Of course, there is the littlest DIYer on board…
But before we get into the WHO…here’s the WHAT: True Value, a HUGE assembly of do-it-all-hardware stores, collaborates with bloggers. Very cool, right? They assembled a group of DIYers, decorators, designers, and the occasional wild card (that’s probably where I fit in) to tackle projects all year long with their own two hands. They provide the materials needed through a $1000 gift card to True Value and we supply the brains and brawns behind the projects. They also sponsor the posts (which means that we are paid a flat fee for the time it takes to write, edit, etc.) and set up cool ways for us bloggers to interact with you readers (like a Facebook ask-anything session and videos of us in action). And just like last year and the year before that, they wanted Bower Power again. Shocked I am. I said that with my Yoda voice by the way. Flattered. And sooo excited…mostly because this means that we will have a little moolah to transform our new house into a place that feels a little more like home.
Now let’s meet that group of people making up the blogsquad…first the returning Blogsquaders…
- My girl Sarah over at ThriftyDecorChick
- Supermom Kate with Centsational Girl
- Inspiring Roeshel with The DIY Show Off
- The rehab King Josh with Bungalow 23
- The Do-it-All Brian & Paul with Handyguys Podcast and last but certainly not least in any way….
- The ones with impeccable style & rockin’ goodlooks, Layla & Kevin with The Lettered Cottage
The new guys (or new blood as I like to say with my vampire friends):
Go ahead and add them to your reader. And while you are taking care of online bidness, True Value has a Facebook page and Twitter account, so go friend em (and get a $5 off coupon!) and follow em. And stay tuned…tomorrow mornin’ I’ll have my DIY To-Do list for ya. And yeah…it’s gonna be a long one!