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Made + Remade on DIY Network!

Made + Remade on DIY Network!

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You know the feeling when a crazy, wonderful, totally unexpected, out of the blue, whoa-is-this-real kind of a thing happens? For me, that's been the past few months since I was asked if I'd be interested in being a contributor on DIY Network's new blog, Made + Remade. When I was putting together my sample post to submit, I felt like I had a glimpse of understanding of what movie stars mean when they say, "It was an honor just be nominated." Not like I'm up for an Oscar or anything, but... well, it kind of felt like it to me. I was so giddy just to have been asked, but I was trying (and failing miserably) to play it cool and not get too attached to the idea, because let's be honest - there are a whole bunch of stupendously talented designers, bloggers and DIY wunderkinds out there, and I wasn't sure how I was going to stack up against that kind of competition. To my utter shock and ABSOLUTE DELIGHT, I got the green light!  Just imagine a 32 year old woman jumping up and down, dancing like some kind of crazed leprechaun, letting out crazy whoops of excitement as her two year old looks on in dazed amusement.  Those are the kind of shenanigans that happened at my house when I got the email. I have never been so glad to NOT have gotten something on film in my life.

Just this week, after what I can only imagine has been a colossal amount of work from the fantastic folks behind DIY Network, Made + Remade went live. Seeing my first couple of posts up on the site and seeing my silly little face next to my bio is... surreal. I'll totally cop to going to the site a whole bunch of times today, just to assure myself that yeah, it's really there, yup, that's really my writing and those really are photos of my work, and yes, professional headshots are seriously the best idea someone as camera awkward as me could have had.

I'm beyond excited about the projects I have lined up for Made + Remade.  I can't wait to share the posts with you guys as they go up. And talk about being in the company of greatness - you should see what the other contributors have up there. But before I sign off tonight, lest you go away with the impression that I'm even the least bit hip, here's one last thing.  Until last week, I was kind of coasting along, lulled into a false sense of calmness about the whole project and then BAM. DIY Network featured a photo of VANILLA ICE (who has a show on DIY Network, woot.) holding a sign promoting Made + Remade.  And that, my friends, was when the 11 year old that's been patiently waiting inside of me for this very moment said, "Alright stop, collaborate and listen." Vanilla Ice. Promoting Made + Remade. Really, what more can I say? Because when it comes to something that staggeringly awesome, there really are no words.

This is where Instagram blew my mind..

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