November 7, 2016
A thing happened this week. What thing happened you ask? Well, let me tell you what thing took place…I was invited to do a live Facebook demo for Hometalk!! Is this a big deal? Kinda? Am I thrilled beyond belief that they think I’m good enough to do a demo? Oh yeah!! Am I a bit nervous about doing a live Facebook demo for Hometalk? Need you ask?
Let me take you back a few years, to December 2013. I created a post for my DIY Christmas project, and it was how to create Candy Jars for gifts. I was touting that you can recycle old jars you have lying around. Okay, I’m probably the weird one here who keeps those old spaghetti and pickles jars, but it works for me, I like to come up with different uses for them–and did.
I decided two years later to share this post on Hometalk in December 2015. What happened next isn’t what I expected. Since that post went live, it’s been viewed over 543K times on Hometalk. Shared to Facebook 852 times, pinned to Pinterest 6.5K times, and saved on Hometalk 512 times and the comments? 175 and the totals are still rising!
Check out the link here: Hometalk DIY Candy Jars
So as a followup to this well-received post, I did an updated version to my DIY Christmas posts in December 2015 titled UpCycling Glass Jars. Well, guess what happened next? It’s been going crazy too!
So far my Upcycling Glass Jars post on Hometalk has been viewed 156K times, shared on Facebook 192 times, pinned to Pinterest 1.9K times, and saved on Hometalk 117 times!
Check it out here: DIY Christmas Upcycling Glass Jars
So when Hometalk was looking for bloggers to put themselves out there with their projects, I took the plunge and submitted a couple of projects. While they loved the ideas, they asked me instead to do a demo on how I make my Candy Jars/Upcycled Glass jar projects!
What does this mean for you? You get to watch me live on Facebook on, Monday, December 5th, at 7 p.m. EST or 5 p.m. MTN time and see how this creative, crazy crafty mind of mine works! And boy do I have some fun updates on the project as well. Come October every year I need to be banned from places like Hobby Lobby and Michaels–according to my hubby who of course thinks I go crazy there. Me? I have no idea what he’s talking about…
What else does this mean? I mean that I’m more than an author, I’m a DIY’er too. It also means that the more I put myself out there by marketing me, the more potential readers that I get to bring into the fold. And who doesn’t want more CATTS* suffers like the rest of you? I do!
*Chronic Addicition to Timeless Series
Pinning the wilderness of my imagination, one Pin at a time. I love hiking, camping, watching my boys fish, and taking long walks with my yellow labs, Taylor and Mandi. I enjoy cooking when the mood hits, and not only have I published novels, but I'm the master of redesigning just about anything. I’m the DIY author who has made Idaho her home for 27 years, and I can't wait to spend another 27 years here.
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