I dare you…

Happy Friday everyone!!  And welcome, new readers.  Wow.  I never thought anyone would actually care to read about what I have to say- I’m humbled!!  Thanks for all your great comments on my Pinterest challenge projects (found here and here).

In the spirit of all this DIY, I’m participating in another challenge, this time hosted by Kim of NewlyWoodwards (If you don’t read her blog…run…don’t walk there…she and her husband have done some amazing and beautiful renovation work on their latest house…her blog is so inspiring.  I don’t know when she sleeps!!  Go now!)
So this is how this one works (borrowed this from Kim’s blog…click here to see the original post)-
Each week has a corresponding “Dare to…” challenge. Each Sunday evening, Kim will post a link on NewlyWoodwards. Post on her blog about your take on the challenge and link it up on your blog. Then, visit at least one other blog and comment!!! This is the important because we want to meet new blogger friends and get inspired. This is a PARTY. Tell us about your project, but make sure to praise others as well. On Tuesday, to help you plan, she will post inspiration for the next week’s theme. Also, search Flickr, Google and other blogs to find inspiration. And, if you have already done something that fits into a theme, link it up on that day. In other words, you don’t have to do something during the week if you have something that fits the theme.  On Friday, she will post a few of my favorites from that week.
Party Date: Monday, Nov. 14

Dare to… be thankful!

Take some time making your own DIY Thanksgiving project. It could be a fun Thanksgiving advent calendar, a banner or something completely unique. Post about what you made, how you made it and photos in its new home.
(Last year’s)

Party Date: Monday, Nov. 21
Dare to… entertain!

Show us your table! If you are not hosting Thanksgiving, take this opportunity to make your table look great. Bring out your dishes and napkins and set your table. I promise you that it will make you smile every time you walk by. Get creative and use new things. Or go true DIY and make something totally new.
(Last year’s)

Party Date: Monday, Nov. 28
Dare to… eat cookies!

As we begin to attend holiday parties, share your favorite cookie recipe for all to enjoy. It’s like a digital cookie swap. Share the recipe and a review of the cookie. If you can, add a picture. And don’t worry about the extra calories. At Christmas, cookies are calorie-free.
(Last year’s)

Party Date: Monday, Dec. 5
Dare to… give homemade gifts!

Nothing is more special than a gift made by you. Try out something new to give this year – ideas include bath and body items, kitchen gifts, hand-sewn clothing or home decor.
(Last year’s)

Party Date: Monday, Dec. 12
Dare to… deck the halls!

Make something new to deck your halls. Did you find something in a catalog that you wish you had? Wreaths, stockings, pillows or advent calendars? Make it! Inspire us all to do the same.
(Last year’s)

Party Date: Monday, Dec. 19
Dare to… have traditions!

Everyone has traditions for the Holidays. Tell us all about your favorites or start a new tradition to share.
(Last year’s)

I’m going to try my hardest to participate- I have family in town starting Monday the 7th, so the first week might be a challenge, but I’ll try!!  And all y’all should too!!

Have a great weekend everyone…