True Value DIY Blog Squad!

I am beside myself excited to FINALLY be able to tell you that MJ&G is one of ten bloggers chosen for the 2011 True Value DIY Blog Squad!!!!  *happy dance*  If you have not heard about this awesome squad yet..... each year True Value chooses ten bloggers to be on their DIY Squad, gives them some funds to shop for supplies at their local True Value, and fabulous projects using True Value supplies are shared on the Squad members' blogs.  Check out this years squad.....

·         Katie with All Bower Power: http://www.bowerpowerblog.com/
·         Josh with Bungalow 23: http://bungalow23.com
·         Kate with Centsational Girl: http://www.centsationalgirl.com/
·         Brian & Paul with Handyguys Podcast: www.handyguyspodcast.com
·         Layla & Kevin with Lettered Cottage: www.theletteredcottage.net
·         Roeshel with The DIY Show Off: http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/
                  ·         Sarah with ThriftyDecorChick: http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/
·         Bruno with ManMade DIY: http://manmadediy.com/
·         Taylor with Mary Janes and Galoshes: http://www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com/
                  ·         Marian with Miss Mustard Seed: http://missmustardseed.blogspot.com/

There is a great variety of styles and projects between us, take a minute to check them out!  

So my family spent some time this past weekend at a couple of the local True Value locations.  The biggest thing we are going to tackle is creating an outdoor living space!  I'm not an outdoor kinda girl so I'm really excited to create a space that I enjoy being in that gets the kids out of the house and us all some fresh air! I will be taking some "before" pics soon so we can get started! 

Have anything hardware related that you would love to see done?  Check out my True Value inspiration pinterest board for a peak at things to come!  If there is something on there you'd love to see let me know!


  1. That is so exciting! If you don't mind me asking, how did you get involved? Did you "try out," seek them out, or did True Value stalk you?

  2. Congratulations, Taylor!

    I look forward to seeing your projects and outdoor transformation! :)

    Have a wonderful week!

  3. Congratulations, it will be wonderful to see what you do. I love your pinterest page.

  4. Heidi- Last year I came across one of the Blog Squad member's blogs and it was the first I had heard of the squad. So I contacted True Value asking about the program and they pretty much told me they seek out the squad members on their own but that they would keep me in mind as someone interested. So a little bit of both I guess :)

  5. Congrats Taylor! I can't wait to see your projects! FuN:)