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Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

Thanks to everyone who played along with our Guess the DIY Blogger {The Awkward Years} giveaway yesterday! We know it was just a silly post, so thank you for being good sports and letting us take a (rather embarrassing) trip down memory lane. We had such a blast looking at all the old awkward photos and glad you did too. It is good to know we weren’t the ONLY awkward teens.

The big joke (and actually question!) about my awkward photo was that I may in fact be Molly Ringwald, the 80’s star of the hit movie Sixteen Candles.

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

Thoughts? Haaa. Yep, the truth has been revealed. I’m a teen actress turned blogger. TOTALLY KIDDING. Nope, I’m NOT Molly. I never liked that comparison when I was younger, but I will admit, there is a pretty strong resemblance.

If you had trouble matching up all of the bloggers, you weren’t alone! It was tough, but many of you were pretty perceptive about looking at the eyes, jawlines and other identifying features hiding under all that awkwardness. If you tried to match up hair, you probably bombed because most of us had pretty RAD HAIR in the 80s. The mullets were particularly awesome.

But there was only ONE winner for this giveaway, and that would be the one who matched up each blogger to the photo successfully AND was the first to do it.  And here is our WINNER!

Please meet the winner of the Guess the DIY blogger {The Awkward Years} giveaway…

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

Sara from Mom Endeavors

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

This girl knows her DIY blogs because she’s a blogger herself. Please take a minute to congratulate Sara by leaving her a comment on her blog today. She spent a lot of time holding a sick little baby yesterday and clicking back and forth to the different blogs to match all 29 faces with their blogs (she’s quite the multi-tasker isn’t she.)

And now… the moment you’ve been waiting for… here are the match ups.

Just Call Me Molly {The Awkward DIY Blogger Reveal and Winner!}

A. Pretty Handy Girl

B. Decor Chick

C. All Things Thrifty

D. Tatertots and Jello

E. The Lettered Cottage

F. Infarrantly Creative

G. Sawdust Girl

H. Funky Junk Interiors

I. The Idea Room

J. DIY Showoff

K. The Shabby Nest

L. Not Just a Housewife

M. Vintage Revivals

N. Southern Hospitality

O. Young House Love

P. Home Stories A to Z

Q. Beneath My Heart

R. Thrifty Decor Chick

S. House of Smiths

T. The Nester

U. The Inspired Room

V. Songbird Blog

W. My Blessed Life

X. The Shabby Creek Cottage

Y. 320 Sycamore

Z. Just a Girl

# Makely School for Girls

@ Remodelaholic

? Miss Mustard Seed

Did you get any of them right?

Thanks again for letting us share our awkward years!

Moving on….I’m ready to get back to decorating. 

Guess the DIY Blogger {The Awkward Years} Giveaway

Guess the DIY Blogger {The Awkward Years} Giveaway

We are going to have some kind of FUN today! A group of DIY bloggers have been DYING over old pictures of ourselves for a couple of weeks now. HAHA. It is HYSTERICAL to look back and remember our more awkward years (wait, sometimes I feel like I am still IN my awkward years, but anyway…certainly there were some extremely laughable hair dos and attempts to be cool or at least not to totally humiliate ourselves back in the day.)  Although now that we look back at our photos, OH MY GOSH, what in the world were we thinking? Ha. Definitely awkward.

Do you remember your most awkward years? Somehow, though, we lived through them and can laugh at ourselves now. Right? Or at least laugh with each other!

So are you you ready for some fun? …

Let’s take a ride in that DeLorean parked outside and go back in time. Back to a time before there was Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Before chevrons, mercury glass and ombré were hot. And most importantly, before there were blogs!

We’re going back to when these DIY gals were worrying about how high they could get their hair, was there food in their braces and oh no…not another zit! Talking on the phone for hours meant stretching that long spiral cord beyond its limits and tying up the only phone in the house. Common purchases for these DIY gals may have been the latest cassette tape, neon bracelets, a swatch watch and a tube of clearasil. You wouldn’t catch them dead in the hardware store, totally unheard of to the max!

Are you there yet? Do you see leg warmers or jelly sandals? You’re getting closer…the time machine has stopped so step out of your DeLorean and behold…the time before blogs:

Guess the DIY Blogger {The Awkward Years} Giveaway

Do you recognize any of these popular DIY bloggers? I don’t know how “popular” they were back then. Do you think you could recognize them in High School, Middle School or Elementary School? For sure!

These awkward youngsters will one day be the brains behind your favorite DIY blogs. And they are giving a $300 Lowe’s Gift Card to the first person who can guess which faces match with which DIY blogs. This giveaway is not sponsored or affiliated with Lowes. The Lowes card was purchased by the DIY bloggers themselves.

Here are the blogs to match:

Here are the details (you must be 18 yrs or older to win):

  • Visit the link below where you will be able to enter your guess for each blogger pictured above. (All information will be kept private.)
  • The first person to correctly match all the faces with their blog will win a $300 Lowe’s gift card! You can enter more than once!
  • If you win, you will be emailed to collect your mailing address. (Then your prize will be mailed to you.)
  • And of course, you will gain bragging rights for being the biggest DIY Blog Fan Ever! Totally RAD, right?!

Best of luck to you, should decide to take on the challenge. You can enter more than once!

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WE HAVE A WINNER! See this post to find out WHO WAS WHO and WHO WON! WOO HOO!

*Special thanks to Mandi of Vintage Revivals who bared her soul about blog puberty, (which seeded the idea to “share” all our awkward photos with you!)

 Can you guess which one is me? Do you recognize anyone else? HA! DON’T LAUGH TOO HARD! HAHA.