Although I’m arriving fashionably late to the announcement party, I couldn’t be more thrilled to renew my partnership with True Value Hardware through the 2010 True Value DIY Blog Squad.
This time around, the squad has swelled to a total of 10 sites with a great mix of DIY and home improvement interests. You may recall some of the squad members from 2009, including:
- Handy guys Brian and Paul at The Handyguys Podcast
- New momma Katie at Bower Power
- Style mavens Layla and Kevin at The Lettered Cottage
And there are some great new sites to follow this year, too. They may be rookies to the DIY Squad, but they come with veteran home improvement chops:
- Kate at Centsational Girl
- Gabrielle at DesignMom
- Kit at DIY Diva
- Joey & Lana at Joey and Lana Make a House a Home
- Roeshel at The DIY Show Off
- Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick
Like last year, each squad member receives $1,000 to use at True Value for DIY projects, as well as receiving some additional products to test and give away. I have several ideas in mind for projects using True Value’s sponsorship funds, and I know the rest of the DIY Squad will be doing the same. You’ll find a link to each of the DIY Squad sites and their most recent post in the sidebar under the True Value logo.
Beyond the DIY Squad, True Value are no web slouches themselves. In addition to the useful TrueValue.com, there is the cool, interactive Idea House feature on their DIY-focused web address: StartRightStartHere.com. And you’ll find True Value updates and deals on Facebook and Twitter, too.
Stay tuned for more DIY Blog Squad updates, project reports and special opportunities in the months ahead.
Disclosure: I was one of the bloggers selected by True Value to work on the DIY Squad. I have been compensated for my time commitment to the program and my DIY project as well as my posts about my experience. I have also been compensated for the materials needed for my DIY project. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.