DIY Tutorials, The House Blog Roll & FAQ

It's Friiiday, Friday, gotta get down on Friday...

to listen to this song track, you may have to click through from your reader.
Yes, I'll admit, I am one of the ones who clicked on this icon
when I first heard the Friday song, (mostly bc it was funny.ha!) but don't get me wrong...

Besides the freakishly catchy (slightly annoying) main chorus... do the lyrics totally stink?

Do I have a bit of an issue with 14 yr. olds who earn more money in 10 minutes then Cason and I will make, COMBINED this year? 
That's rhetorical

Yet... do I find myself singing to the song with a nasally voice and thick Wisconsin-like twang almost EVERY Friday, thankful to add another "weekend song" into my mental playlist?

Okay, moving on...

I thought, along with this"killer song" (hee, hee) that you might like to do some weekend browsing around The House! As I mentioned before in a previous post, We've been spending lots of time on the actual structure, layout, and visual aspect of our little blog and have a few new things to share with you!

First, is our DIY Tutorials Tab:
I am REALLY excited about this feature, and let me tell you... it was NO easy feat. This sucker took me a LONG time. I knew exactly what I wanted, and ALSO knew that there was no plug-in or linky party application for my blog that would give me the look I was going for. So thanks to a bunch of Photoshop-ing hours and backlogging through the our blog, I was able to create a page where all of our most popular DIY project tutorials could live, in ONE easy reference-able place!

To view this page in it's entirety with projects according links... click here!

The second spot that is a definite "check-it-out" destination on the blog, is our
House Blog Roll tab:
Again, no quick project by any means, but I felt like I couldn't go one day longer without being able to recognize some of the most amazingly talented, funny, and creative people that inspire us daily!
So for your viewing pleasure, I bring you...The House Blog Roll!

This is just a preview! to view all the blogs we love and adore,
visit our House Blog Roll page, here!

I'm hoping to start working on our "Frequently Asked Questions", and "Our Spaces" tabs soon, as well!
This is where we need YOUR help!
I have a folder FULL of questions that I've compiled that I get asked over and over, and am definitely going to address those, but I know over the years I've accidentally deleted or lost a bunch! So do any of YOU have questions that you'd like to ask us? If so... we'd love to hear 'em! Nothing is off limits either!
well, for the most part... if you get my drift. ha!
But seriously, Cason and I are open books and we are willing to try and answer any questions or curiosities that any of you may have.
We may not share all the Q's & A's under our FAQ tab, but if we get more then a couple, we'd be more then happy to share them in a series of written and video posts each month! (could be fun!... eh?)
If you DO have a question you'd like to ask just email it to:
Shelley@thehouseofsmiths.com with the subject title - "FAQ"
Alright folks... that's all for now!

"Parrrty'n Parrrty'n... Yeah!"


  1. this is awesome - I am semi-newish to your blog and lemee tell ya, I'm already transforming my pantry, I'm going to check out your links!

  2. Oh, it's a "killer" song all right....that's all I'll say. HAH!

    Happy friday! :)


  3. Loving your new look.....I so appreciate your humor! You crack me up. Thanks for sharing life and your blog with us. Have a great weekend

  4. I'm loving your DIY ideas & projects, and it's sooooo good that they're now so easy to find. I'll be driving my husband crazy with "see, we can do this", "see, we can do this too" :)
    I wish you a great weekend!

  5. Wow! The new tabs look awesome, but I'm sure all the editing took HOURS!

  6. Love that DIY tab!! Woot! thanks!
    And that song...oh my. Its awful. I think I've seen it somewhere on the internets before? And FTR...I have to set the record straight. Not all Wisconsinites have a twang ;) This one doesn't.

  7. The new features look awesome! Great job! My mom is in the process of remodeling her house and I knew for sure she would be swooning over all of your fabulous ideas!

    xo, cassandra


  8. I've been following your blog for almost a year now! I still love it as much as the day I discovered it. Question: I'm trying to increase my audience and followers on my blog. Any suggestions? And...how much link party love is too much?

  9. It looks fantastic! I am always referring people to your DIY's so this is great. Thanks so much for including me in your blog roll!!

  10. I'm so flattered Shelley!!! Love you guys and can't wait to meet you!

  11. Sooo awesome! Everything looks fabulous? Why don't we live next door to each other...so we can create more "party tables", hahahahaha

  12. I cannot tell you how excited I am about these changes. I've been reading your blog for about 2 years and I look forward to your posts! I'm currently doing a version of your picture wall, so I'm super excited to be able to find the tutorial so quick. Thank you so much for all the time you put in to make these changes. They are GREATLY appreciated.

  13. :) I LOVE/HATE this song too!!! I do sing it EVERY Friday! ...and every other day of the week just change the days... LOL I love your blog!!!

  14. YAHOO!!!! LOVE that you've done this! You're amazing Shelley! I was about to type "Shel" bc I feel like I know you since I read your blog so much! haha!!

    xoxo, Mallory


  15. Your blog is looking so fabulous. That DIY Tutorials page is really impressive, and I love that little "About House of Smiths" video you have in your sidebar. This is such a fun place to visit. I'm so honored that you added me to your blogroll. Thanks, Shelley! :)

    P.S. That "Friday" song really is catchy. I'll have it in my head all day now!

  16. Your "house" makeover looks amazing! Great job!

  17. Cason seems to do so much on your home and does a great job. Does he work for a construction company or is a contractor? We need him to come fix our home!

  18. I have a friend that recommended this blog, and I had to laugh when I saw the "Friday" song attached. I just posted that this past friday on my FB wall...when that song came out my kids sang it EVERY day...in honor of Fridays. Drove me crazy! But alas...I was so glad Friday came last week, I could think of no better way to express it!


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