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Across the Country: Trade & Made

I’m so excited today to introduce you guys to a project that has been a little while in the making! Laura Parke from A Girl Who Makes and I are teaming up for a fun cross-country mail swap.  We’re sending each other a parcel with secret assorted supplies out of which we both must come up with a DIY to share with our readers.  It’s not a competition, but a fun way to stay on our creative toes and you guys get to benefit from two DIYs that might inspire your own at home projects!  So here goes!  The rules are simple:

Sound fun? We’re definitely excited about it! A week from today, we’ll be back to share the contents of our boxes then a week after that (two weeks from today) we’ll share what we made with the mystery items and a little step by step so that you can do the same.

I cannot wait to show you what we come up with.  If you’re not already familiar with Laura, her site, A Girl Who Makes, has so many really fresh and innovative DIY ideas, but she is also a pretty amazing stylist and event designer. In the meantime while we’re thinking up direction for the Trade & Made DIY swap – go check her out!

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16 Comments on “Across the Country: Trade & Made”

  1. Amy Parker Anderson May 22, 2012 at 8:59 am #

    What a fun and creative idea! Can’t wait to follow along and see what y’all come up with!

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    Amy

  2. Becca May 22, 2012 at 9:12 am #

    Sounds like fun! I can’t wait to see what you guys choose for one another.

  3. Amanda Genther May 22, 2012 at 9:20 am #

    Oh I can’t wait to see! What a great idea!!

  4. viv May 22, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Such a great idea! Can’t wait to see what you two come up with!

  5. Mandy P May 22, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Genius!

  6. Erin | Holtwood Hipster May 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Great idea girls! Can’t wait to sneak a peak at what your imaginations conjure up!

  7. Rebecca - A Daily Something May 22, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    This is a seriously brilliant idea! Cannot wait to see what you send each other and then each come up with :)

  8. Emily @ NewlyWife May 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    What a fun idea! Can’t wait to see what you come up with. Oooh the mystery!

  9. Caryl Lyons May 22, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    So fun…can’t wait to see you little creative wonder!!

  10. Katie Anderson May 23, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    Y’all are the cutest ever! I love both of your DIY ideas…I wish I was more crafty. I have the ideas, but never execute them. Love this new project.

  11. Kate May 23, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

    WHat a clever idea! I’ve tried my hand at DIY a few times, unfortunately it does not come naturally to me :( Can’t wait to see what you ladies come up with!

    Kate
    http://www.theforgetfulwife.com

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