The One in Which I Completely Embarrass Myself So You Can Win $300

Let’s step back in time – back before there was Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Before chevrons, mercury glass and ombré were hot. And most importantly, before there were blogs!

Are you there yet? Do you see acid washed, tight rolled jeans? Well, you’re getting closer…the time machine has stopped so step out and behold…the time before blogs:


Do you recognize any of these popular DIY bloggers?  These awkward youngsters will one day be the brains behind your favorite DIY blogs. And they are giving a $300 Lowe’s Gift Card to the first person who can guess which faces match with which DIY blogs.

Here are the blogs to match:

Here are the details (you must be 18 yrs or older to win):

  • Visit the link below where you will be able to enter your guess for each blogger pictured above. (All information will be kept private.)
  • The first person to correctly match all the faces with their blog will win a $300 Lowe’s gift card!
  • If you win, you will be emailed to collect your mailing address. (Then your prize will be mailed to you.)
  • And of course, you will gain bragging rights for being the biggest DIY Blog Fan Ever! Totally RAD, right?!

Update: ****WE HAVE A WINNER! If you want to still match the bloggers, feel free. :)  We’ll reveal who won and all of the answers in an upcoming reveal post soon!

Enter Your Answers

*Special thanks to Mandi of Vintage Revivals who bared her soul about blog puberty, (which seeded the idea to “share” all our awkward photos with you!). *This post is not sponsored by Lowes. The bloggers involved pitched in some money to buy a gift certificate to make this fun for you!

Filed Under: Real Life with Lindsay

About Lindsay Ballard

Lindsay Ballard is a former college mascot turned political geek turned DIY fanatic who is conspiring to live in a Technicolor dream world. Her designs are bold and graphic, while her spirit is fun and full of color. Lindsay chronicles her projects and design ideas here at Makely, where she shares daily tutorials and inspiration. Lindsay lives outside of Austin, Texas with her husband (Tom), children (Zack and Emma) and dogs (Jack and Duke).


  1. No way I’d ever get those right. Good luck to all who enter.

  2. I think I could actually get this, but I just don’t have that kind of time to sit at the computer with two little ones running around and dishes to be done, etc…. Good luck to all. Although, those are some pretty stellar ‘then’ photos! I am glad to see I am in good company. My dorky mug would fit right in.

  3. Shana Randell says:

    Good contest! If someone does find the time to do this, it would be awesome to see who they all are.


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  4. I can’t even tell which one is you BUT I am SO HAPPY you are included in this group! wew heww for you!!! Hope you have a great weekend.

  5. I can spot a few beneath the feathered hair and mullets!

    I can’t find your contact info Lindsay – would you shoot me an email when you get a chance at Thanks!