DIY Day ~ The Season Finale

by Kimba on May 24, 2010

in DIY Day

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Welcome to the final (at least for now) DIY Day on ASPTL! It’s been nearly a year since I started DIY Day on a whim. Every week, you all have blown me a away with your creativity and talent. But it’s time for some changes around here.

DIY Day has been successful beyond my wildest dreams. Most weeks there are 350+ links because you all ROCK! And if this were a better planned Season Finale, I’d have some fabulous cliff-hanger that would leave you wondering all summer.  “Will she paint that bookshelf?” “Is that basement EVER going to be finished?” But I’m not a good planner like that. So you get the abrupt ending instead.

While I’m sad to see DIY Day go for now, I’m looking forward to hosting other types of parties on occasion. I’m also looking forward to having my Monday nights free.

But FEAR NOT! On occasion, I’ll bring DIY Day back, so keep your eyes open for it. I can’t bear (bare? barre?) to let it go completely so maybe we’ll do it once a quarter. I’ll keep you posted.

I am so grateful to all of you who have regularly participated in DIY Day. Some of you have been linking up for the very beginning! Thank you. I completely adore you.

If you’re a regular participant, leave me a comment so that I can thank you personally.

So one last time…Let’s see those projects! Please…

  1. Include a description of your DIY project when you link up . This helps people browse the HUGE number of projects. And you get MORE clicks!
  2. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog. I HATE having to delete these. It makes me feel like a big meanie.
  3. Link to this party from your post so everyone can get in on the fun.

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1 Della @ Della Grace's Life May 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Snifffff. I’m going to miss it so much! You were definitely the Hostess with the Mostest. 🙂
.-= Della @ Della Grace’s Life´s last blog ..Photos: We Heart It =-.

2 The Happy Housewife May 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

So sad to see it end, but I am glad I can still go back and read the old links. I am sure you are happy to have your Monday nights back! Great job hosting!
.-= The Happy Housewife´s last blog ..Low Sew Chic: How to Make a Purse from Jeans =-.

3 Vintage Remixed May 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm

Hi Kimba,

I’m sooo bummed to hear about DIY day. 🙁 But at least it’s not gone for good. I’ve really enjoyed the DIY parties and I will surely miss them. Thanks for having me and best of luck in your endeavors. 🙂
.-= Vintage Remixed´s last blog ..Vintage Frames =-.

4 Amanda @ Serenity Now May 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

Hi, Kimba! I think I’ve probably linked up to just about every DIY Day you’ve hosted, with the exception of one or two maybe. 🙂

Thank you so much for hosting all these weeks…my own parties are so tiny, but take a lot of work. I can’t imagine how much time you must spend on yours!! Thanks for offering us a platform to get the word out about our blogs and projects. It has made a difference in my blog, I know! I feel like so many of the parties out there right now are “spin-offs” from your idea, but maybe I’ll find one that will work. 🙂

Thanks again, and I look forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve!

5 Stacy@RedDoorHome May 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

So sad the weekly party is ending. So enjoyed seeing all the great projects.

6 Richella May 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm

Do you feel like wiping your brow?

It’s so funny to think about that post you wrote at the end of the summer saying “Should I continue with DIY Day?” You continued, all right. Bless your heart.

You are such a trendsetter. 🙂

I really, really have appreciated the chance to be a part of DIY Day. And sponsoring a DIY Day was a great honor for me. But even more than that, I appreciate you. And I appreciate that you’re choosing to say “Enough.” What a great example you set.

Love you!
.-= Richella´s last blog ..Same old furniture, brand new space =-.

7 Tisha May 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm

Thank you so much for hosting! I am a new blogger and have enjoyed being a part of your party for the last few weeks. I love following your projects, and it has been fun to see what all of your readers are up to as well. Many of us will miss the feature, but I’m sure you’ll have something else fabulous for everyone to follow!

8 Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage May 24, 2010 at 10:07 pm

I’m sad to see DIY Day come to a close, but I appreciate all your hard work for all these months. I think I’ve only missed one week the entire run – and I have had a blast.


9 Liz@HoosierHomemade May 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

I’m so sad to see DIY Day come to an end! I will definitely miss it!
Thanks so much for all your hard work with it!
.-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Weekly Menu Plan~Goulash & Italian Biscuits =-.

10 Jane May 24, 2010 at 10:12 pm

I, too, am sad to see it go but happy that you’ll have your Monday nights back. Thanks for all of your hard work hosting DIY Day. I have enjoyed participating.

.-= Jane´s last blog ..Deck Garden =-.

11 Susan May 24, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I’m sad to see it go too. I will miss it. I’ve really enjoyed my Mon. evenings browsing all the great projects.

12 MarytheKay May 24, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Even though I am fairly new here, I have really enjoyed linking up!!! I have also really been enjoying your blog–which I will continue to do! And like The Happy Housewife said above–there are plenty of old links to peruse when I need inspiration. 🙂

ENJOY your Monday nights!!

13 Laura Ingalls Gunn May 24, 2010 at 10:25 pm

Oh sniff! I so enjoyed DIY day. They say it is always better to go out while you’re still on top. No dount you will be sharing many more wonderful things.

I am hosting a giveaway for a French Basketeer tote. If you get a chance please stop by and enter.

14 Andréann May 24, 2010 at 10:29 pm

thanks for hosting this, Kimba!
It made me find awesome bloggers and was a great way to share my own stuff, as I don’t have many followers.

thanks again, and enjoy your free mondays from now on!
.-= Andréann´s last blog ..What you give a Woman =-.

15 Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish! May 24, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Looking forward though to the new things that will happen here! The party has been a blast while it lasted!
.-= Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish! ´s last blog ..Weekend Thrifting – Rt 52 Yard Sale Finds =-.

16 Pati @ A Crafty Escape May 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I just wanted to thank you for kindly hosting an awesome party every week. Yours was one of the first I joined and I will miss it!
.-= Pati @ A Crafty Escape´s last blog ..Flowering Cake =-.

17 somedaycrafts May 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Of all the parties out there, yours has been my favorite. You get truly the best of the best link ups! Thanks for all the work you have done to make your parties successful!

18 Joy@thriftyparsonageliving May 24, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Thanks for hosting the great DIY parties! They have been great fun 🙂
.-= Joy@thriftyparsonageliving´s last blog ..Picture Perfect View =-.

19 Debbie@lovethedecor May 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm

Just when I finally started to participate!! : )
Enjoy doing other things Kimba
.-= Debbie@lovethedecor´s last blog ..Just a little something to make for your Saturday morning =-.

20 Ellen May 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

I will miss your DIY days…yours was one of my first blog parties to link to! 🙂 Enjoy your Mondays off now and I will watch for your posts!

21 Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody May 24, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I’ll have to bookmark all of these blogs this week so I can find them all later when they post new projects. It was great being able to find them all in once place, and we so appreciate the work you’ve put into hosting this weekly, but we definitely understand how much of a commitment it is and hope you’ll enjoy more free time with your family!

Thank you Kimba!
.-= Jen @ Canadian Rhapsody´s last blog ..77: nursery progress – trim and moulding =-.

22 Kim @ seven thirty three May 24, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Thanks so much for hosting! This has been a wonderful resource for inspiration!

For those of you looking for other Linky Parties to join, I host one for all your boy projects on Thursdays and one for all your girl projects on Wednesdays! Come fill the void that DIY day will leave. 😉

23 Brenda May 24, 2010 at 10:58 pm

Sad to see it go away weekly! I love seeing what other have created and linking up all in one place! But understand that you need to enjoy your time with your family!!! Was wondering if anyone know any other website that does the same thing?

24 Traci May 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Thank you so much for hosting this great party each week. I know it has been a lot of work, and I truly appreciate it. I didn’t realize you have only been doing this a year. I started blogging a year ago, so DIY day has just always been here :), and I have enjoyed it so much.
Enjoy your Mondays!

25 Ann Marie @ Twice Lovely May 24, 2010 at 11:00 pm

Well, I HAVE to link up for the last official one! 🙂 I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of work it is to host one of these weekly link up parties! Thanks so much for being the gracious hostess for so long! Look forward to future parties, even if they’re not weekly.

26 Stephanie Lynn May 24, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Kimba, Thank you so much for hosting this fabulous party week after week! We greatly appreciate the time and efforts you have put forth! So sad to see the break but it is probably much needed, so enjoy! Hope you have a fabulous week- Can’t wait for the surprise parties!! =)
.-= Stephanie Lynn´s last blog ..The Sunday Showcase Party w/Blue Muse Jewelry Giveaway {No.6} =-.

27 Suzanne May 24, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Thank you so much for hosting this great party! I’m sure you are anxious to have Monday nights more to yourself, but we will miss this party. Looking forward to the surprise parties every now and then. Thanks again!
.-= Suzanne´s last blog ..Bloomin’ Tuesday =-.

28 Rachelle May 24, 2010 at 11:46 pm

So sad to see it go! I remember when your party was the one and only place to link up! Look at the trend you started girlfriend! 🙂 I feel like there should be a sappy song playing in the background right now. 🙂 Thanks so much for the hard work! Can’t wait to see what you have up your sleeve!

.-= Rachelle´s last blog ..Feature Yourself Friday! =-.

29 Morgan May 24, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Super sad to see it go but happy you get your monday’s back!! Thanks for always hosting!!


Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!
Meet Virginia!
.-= Morgan´s last blog ..Link Parties! =-.

30 melissa stover May 25, 2010 at 12:18 am

i love that your blog has a season finale. so cool. it must be hard to keep something like this going so consistently. you deserve a break!
.-= melissa stover´s last blog ..I heart faces {yellow} =-.

31 Sarah May 25, 2010 at 12:23 am

Aww! I guess I missed your earlier announcements about DIY Day ending… I’ve been so busy that I haven’t been posting much lately. Sad to see it go, but I totally understand not having the time to do all of this. I will definitely continue to look for your linkies… but also just follow along, as I love your other posts too. 🙂


32 Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking May 25, 2010 at 12:39 am

So it ain’t so!!! I LOVE DIY day!!! You’re party was what inspired me to start blogging so I could share my DIY’ing. So glad you will bring it back on occasion & look forward to the new wonderfully creative ideas you’ll bring. Thanks for hosting such a fav party!
.-= Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking´s last blog ..M & M’s Teacher Appreciation Gift =-.

33 Leanne May 25, 2010 at 12:49 am

I’m going to miss DIY Day so much. It’s the first party I ever linked to so it’s always been the first one on my mind. You throw a great party. I’ll look forward to your less frequent DIY Days. Thanks for sacrificing your Mondays this past year.

34 Janell Beals May 25, 2010 at 12:51 am

Ah…I haven’t linked up in awhile, but will miss this post! Enjoy your newly free Mondays! Janell

35 The Little Brown House May 25, 2010 at 1:13 am

Sad to see it go, but so thankful for the past year of it! You have been a great hostess! Thanks for all the hard work!

36 DigiMom @ DigiCrumbs May 25, 2010 at 1:25 am

I just found your site and love DIY Day. Too bad it’s ending already. I’m looking forward to going back and reading past DIY Day links. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your Monday nights!!! 🙂

37 Jill May 25, 2010 at 2:46 am

Thanks so much for hosting! I only found you a few weeks ago, and have enjoyed DIY day immensely for all the wonderful creative projects I’ve discovered!
.-= Jill´s last blog ..Fabric pizza or pie box =-.

38 maggy, red ted art May 25, 2010 at 2:50 am

Hi Kimba!

Have only just discover you and now you are finishing.. oh no!! But thank you so much for hosting this and all the wrk you have put into it!! Quarterly is a great idea 😉 (I do mine monthly – – totally understand!)

Hope to see you back. And thanks again!!!

.-= maggy, red ted art´s last blog ..Books x3 – Being you =-.

39 BJ_Mama May 25, 2010 at 4:22 am

awwww…I’m gonna miss this 🙁

40 Dawn May 25, 2010 at 4:49 am


I’m so going to miss this Linky party every week! I’ve participated several times, but just love checking out what everyone else is doing.

41 Paula May 25, 2010 at 5:24 am

Thanks for hosting DIY day! I haven’t participated in a while, but I always enjoy the weekly inspiration.
.-= Paula´s last blog ..Walnut Avenue in May =-.

42 Jessica @ This Blessed Life May 25, 2010 at 6:30 am

I can’t believe DIY day is ending – it feels like a blogging institution to me! I’ve only been blogging since August, so your party has always been a normal part of the blogging world to me. Yours was the first DIY party I ever linked to – now it seems like there are dozens. I am sorry to see it go but I do understand how much work it is to host a party. Thanks for all of the fun and looking forward to what you have next! 🙂

43 Courtney May 25, 2010 at 6:53 am

We’re sad to see it go, but thanks for all the fun parties!

44 Jess May 25, 2010 at 7:44 am

Ahhhh!!! My first thought was of how sad I was to see DIY day go 🙁 But then I realized it will give me a chance to go back through old DIY Day posts and check out more of those projects that I never have a chance to view! Thanks for inspiring 🙂
.-= Jess´s last blog ..The Best Worst Week Ever =-.

45 Jingle May 25, 2010 at 8:27 am

Thank you for providing this awesome link party for the past year! I am so sad to see it go, but I know these things take work, and I appreciate all you have done for it!

46 sharon May 25, 2010 at 8:28 am

i found your link up a little while back and have really been enjoying it – i will be sad to see it go but thanks for putting it on!

47 Amanda May 25, 2010 at 8:37 am

I’m sad to see it go too, but I totally understand, it’s a big job! Thanks for the past year. I haven’t been here that long, but a few months anyway 🙂 I have you on my blog roll so I can keep an eye on what you’re up to 🙂

48 The Working Home Keeper May 25, 2010 at 8:38 am

I’m still processing the finale of Lost, now DIY Day is ending too! 🙁

I’ve enjoyed the parties, thank you so much for hosting!

Mary Ellen
.-= The Working Home Keeper´s last blog ..Trash to Treasure Nightstand Makeover =-.

49 Amy @ Positively Splendid May 25, 2010 at 8:43 am

Thanks so much for all of the work you’ve put into DIY Day. We all appreciate you, but I know you really will appreciate having a break from what I know was an immense amount of work each week. Take care!
.-= Amy @ Positively Splendid´s last blog ..A naptime project: fun outdoor placemats =-.

50 Pink and Polka Dot May 25, 2010 at 9:36 am

Oh Man! I always got so many inspiring ideas from here! Thanks for doing this and sharing the wealth of knowledge!

51 elz May 25, 2010 at 9:45 am

I will be sorry to see this feature go, I always got such great ideas from everyone. Thanks for hosting it Kimba!

52 meg/ May 25, 2010 at 10:17 am

oh I will be sad to this go but a girls got to do what a girls got to do! glad you are making the choices that are best for you!


53 gail May 25, 2010 at 10:26 am

kimba, gonna miss DIY Day, but I totally understand! Thanks for all the hard work you’ve put into it in the past. I really appreciate you! I’ll be here when/if you decided to resume.

Have a great summer!

54 Kendra @ My First Kitchen May 25, 2010 at 10:31 am

Love your cliffhanger suggestions. Sad to see this go. And I JUST got some lamps I’m about to go spray paint crazy on. Oh well. You’ll be with me in spirit. 🙂 Thanks for giving everyone a place to have fun!
.-= Kendra @ My First Kitchen´s last blog ..Homemade Oreos =-.

55 Polly @ Helping Little Hands May 25, 2010 at 10:37 am

I’ll miss Do It Yourself Day, but I’m looking forward to whatever else you’re going to be posting. Thanks for letting all of us link up.

56 Kara May 25, 2010 at 10:56 am

Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been a year. That went by fast! I have totally loved your DIY days, but I know how much work the linkies are, so I understand why you need a break. I love your blog with or without the link parties! 🙂
.-= Kara´s last blog ..Welcome to my new website!!–Denim Flower Tutorial =-.

57 Dusa May 25, 2010 at 10:58 am

I’m so sorry this is coming to an end. I’ve gotten so many good ideas and found some many interesting blogs…maybe someone will take up the baton?
Thank you Kimba!

58 Carmie of the Single Nester May 25, 2010 at 11:16 am

Thank you for hosting such a great party – brightened my Tuesday!
.-= Carmie of the Single Nester´s last blog ..Dating and Grieving =-.

59 Little Lovables May 25, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Thanks for always posting so many great diy days! I still need to catch up on reading everyone’s projects.

60 nikki@kreativeknack May 25, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Thank you for hosting! I am super proud to be part of The Season Finale og DIY Day! I can’t wait to see what happens next here at ASPTL!

61 ColleenwithMurals&More May 25, 2010 at 3:14 pm

I’m gonna miss your DIY day, Kimba! But I totally understand. Thanks for hosting all this time. It’s been wonderful!

I hope this will give you time to work on some more ebooks. I got your Christmas book last year.
.-= ColleenwithMurals&More´s last blog ..How To Paint a Thank You Card with Watercolor Pencils =-.

62 Beachbrights May 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

First Julia and now you. Even though I did not link up every week, you were “my party”. The only party I linked to, the party when I did something really fantastic, the party that TRIPLED my stats.

Darn it.

You will be missed.


63 Chrissy May 25, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Oops! Realized I actually put my name instead of my project. Sorry! I just wanted to thank you for hosting this, it has been fun. Good luck wiht your future endeavors! I’ll still be peeking in!
.-= Chrissy´s last blog ..Easy DIY Wall Decor =-.

64 Stephanie May 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm

Thanks for hosting such a great party! I got more hits from your link parties when my site was brand new than any other party I joined. Your site is awesome and I am a huge fan!

65 Melissa May 25, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Thanks for hosting…I hate to see DIY Day go, but I’m glad to be a part of the finale. 🙂 I’ve been linking up for a while now and it’s been a great ride! (plus I’ve learned lots from some of the most talented people that link up too!)
Thanks again!
.-= Melissa´s last blog ..That’s a Wrap! How to Build a Gift Wrap & Ribbon Work Station! 🙂 =-.

66 Laree May 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I’m so sad! DIY day has been my favorite! I hope it reappears often!

67 jen @ tatertots and jello May 26, 2010 at 2:53 am

Hi Kimba!

I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed participating in your DIY Day! It has been my favorite party and I always try to have a project done on Monday night so I can link up. I have discovered so many wonderful blogs through your party. Thank you so much for putting it on for so long. I totally understand how much work and time it takes and wanted to let you know how much I have appreciated it. I love your blog and am a huge fan!


68 Rene'@bargainhoot May 26, 2010 at 11:11 am

I just want to say I’m so happy I found your blog and I’ve enjoy every bit of it!! I’ve loved being apart of several DIY events, they have been so much fun!! I look forward to your new projects!! You are an inspiration!!

69 BLJGraves Studio May 27, 2010 at 6:46 pm

I have really enjoyed participating in your DIY events and checking out all the amazing projects. Thank you for hosting and I really enjoy your blog. 🙂
.-= BLJGraves Studio´s last blog ..DIY (Big) Clock =-.

70 Sarah May 29, 2010 at 12:00 am

This is one of my last before and afters before Bessie’s renaming contest…I have enjoyed participating on your blog…


71 Funky Junk Interiors May 29, 2010 at 11:57 am

Kimba, I know all too well how much work goes into these parties. This one will be known as a blog icon. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this on occasion. I use to link up alot until I started mine up.

No need to respond to me… go forth and click on someone else instead! xo Happy relaxing Mondays to you! 🙂 I look forward to seeing what your new ideas are!

.-= Funky Junk Interiors´s last blog ..Workshop Series – 5 must have power tools =-.

72 Tammy @ Not Just Paper and Glue June 1, 2010 at 2:18 pm

I am so sad to see it go but I am sure it took a great deal of time to do. I am looking forward to seeing what you have in the future 😉

73 Barb June 2, 2010 at 3:08 am

It is so hard to see this stop..It helped me to really get my blog going..Thank you so much fr all the sacrifices, effort & time you spent on this. I meant to leave an email last week..Found my reminder note but am finding it so hard ..because DIY has been so much of an inspiration to me..Things move on but please stay in touch.. Take Care of yourself & family..

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