I usually don’t like to post twice in one day, but I’m pretty excited about this and have to share!
A few weeks ago I was checking out some wedding blogs for some inspiration for a new writing gig. I stumbled on Ruffled and noticed that they were hosting a D-I-Y contest. All you had to do was submit a D-I-Y wedding-related item with photos and steps to recreate the craft.
That sounded easy enough, so I entered the Hot Cocoa Cone Favors my mom and I made for our wedding (Fun fact: that link is the number-one read post on my blog! Strange, right! I don’t know where people are finding it.)
Well, low and behold, my entry is now a finalist on Ruffled!
|(I guess the photo I submitted was too small, so they actually redid the project and took a picture of their own! How cool is that? And she said that having their photo won’t actually hinder my chances of winning.|
Do you wanna know what the prizes are if I win and why I’m so freaking excited? First place receives $500, second place gets $300 to ModCloth (hello, new outfits!), and third place wins a Silhouette Machine! Cool, right?
From what I gather, they’re posting 50 of their favorite projects first and then narrowing that number down to just five. The woman who emailed me about it suggested I “spread the word” and have people leave comments under my project in hopes of luring the judges into seeing just how fantastic it is!