Chic Tip of the Week

Well, I had a guest post lined up for today... but we had some technical difficulties. Curse you technology! Anyways, you get to deal with me today. I apologize for missing yesterday (you should have seen my day-- CRAZY!) but I feel that I'll make up for it today. I know we're always talking about living cheaply, yet chicly, and I really started to think about ways to learn more about DIY projects and other things to help us achieve our goals. Well, you know what. Here's my tip today: Join the party. Quite literally. There are a lot of sites that have DIY parties and inspiration pages specifically for ladies (and guys) like us. So, I've compiled a list of them for all of you to enjoy! (Apparently, I'm really good at lists...)

1) Centsational Girl has a great paint party link up going on right now... she also has started a new feature called Best of the Blogosphere, which I absolutely adore!
2) Vintage Wanna Bee has a Talent Tuesday link up for all gorgeous projects. Some of these projects really stop me in my tracks. Holy Momma.  You can see a list of more linky parties on her site, too.

3) DIY Showoff has a project parade. I definitely participate in that one and LOVE all of the other projects that get shown off!! <3 This is definitely one of my greatest sources of inspiration. 
4) The DIY Club has a monthly contest and invites everyone to join in.  They then narrow it down to the top ten project submitted each month and give the top one an AWESOME giveaway package. I dream of getting this one day. Next month, it's all mine! They also have TGIF giveaways. Super fun and great prizes.
5) I'm Clothed Much has Rule Breaking Monday. She is a cutesy little lady who blogs about fashion. Cute cute cute! Definitely check out her link party for fashion inspiration!
6) Not Just a Housewife has a get together on Tuesdays... Talk about wow. She also has compiled a whole list of the parties that she links up to. Yowza.
7) Simply Cadence has started her own Make it for Less on Mondays. This is a new one, so make sure you get over there and support her next Monday!!
8) Bijou Market has a Sunday Save that they do featuring a product or discount code for local companies.
9) Pretty Shiny Sparkly has started her own Bloggers Do It Better Challenge. You should definitely check this one out... The last one was Color Blocking! Sigh. AMAZING.

Annnddd... Here are some more: turvy tuesdays

Now, these ones aren't linky parties, but they are great sources for DIY Projects!
Studs and Pearls

Have any of your own that you'd like to share? Email me at Trissta_bob(at) and I'll add it to the list! Or, just comment. I LOVE comments.


AquĆ­ said...

lovely list! I've checked few out! I think I may change my idea to a DIY skirt! Can't wait to see what you think of it! Also I wanted to ask how you want everything set up for you to post?

The DIY Show Off said...

Trissta - you are so sweet! Thank you so much for the shout out. I spy some favorites along with some new parties! Woo hoo! Thanks so much for sharing! :)