Tutorials & Tips Link Party {148}

I mentioned in a post today that I suffer from DADD (Decorating Attention Deficit Disorder). Can anyone out there relate? You move a bunch of things into your hallway, start covering everything in paint, sawdust, power tools, and fabric and then become overwhelmed or paralyzed. So then you move on to creating something else in a different part of the house while the first project sits unfinished and haunts you. That is DADD at it’s finest my friends! Due to DADD, my house is currently one giant, horrific mess. In fact it’s so messy that the word mess should be capitalized because I’m confident by now it has become it’s own proper noun. Mess has taken over and is holding me hostage. It’s the temporary dark side of being a creative who uses her home as her canvas. Fortunately, I love what I do! And more pertinent to tonight’s post, I love watching all of you week after week love what you do! You share your gifts, talents, tips and tutes freely with anyone willing to drop by. It’s an honor to check in with you each week and to feature your best work. Thanks for your willingness to share what you love with all of us! Now I have to go wrangle the MESS. Wish me luck! 

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Comments

  1. says

    When you are done wrangling your giant mess, can you come help me with mine? I have DADD, too! I am currently working on something in almost every room in our house. On top of that, we just separated our girls into their own rooms this weekend. That is soo not done! Hmm….Oh well…it is tons of fun as you said! Thanks for hosting!
    KC

  2. says

    Girl, I know all about DADD over here! I think my husband prays every day for a cure, lol! Oh well! The mess will turn into something amazing eventually, right? (At least I hope so! ;) ) Thanks so much for hosting, Beth! Have a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

  3. says

    I’m right with you on this. I was justing saying that our home is wreck as we are changing up our daughters room. Thanks for hosting.

    Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  4. says

    Yes, I suffer from this too! I owe it, in part, to blogs and pinterest! Yet I keep coming back for more and in my own way probably contribute to the problem! Good luck with your project(s)!

  5. says

    Yep, I’ve got it too, but I am glad to know I’m not alone :)
    Thanks for hosting Beth, have a great week!!

    xo, Tanya

  6. says

    Thanks for the party Beth! I totally know what you mean about DADD! I have it baaaaaad! hahaha! Difficult to reel in a creative mind I guess. Hope you are off to a great start of your week, even if it is messy!

  7. says

    Just a couple of weeks ago I was talking on my blog about my organizing ADD, and it definitely crosses over into decorating ADD as well! At least I know I’m not alone! :)

  8. says

    I have DADD and I don’t, I move on to something when I lose inspiration and can’t think of a way to finish off what I have started…I am trying to fix that, because after a while I get so frustrated looking at it being undo and then I start all over! LOL Thank you for hosting!

  9. says

    Thanks for hosting Beth! I completely relate – I have DADD too!! I’m blaming it on the long cold snowy winter we are having this year!

  10. Victoria says

    I have DADD as well. I even took a quiz online and came up 33% in 3 different catagories – it just justifies my disorder I guess. Also because of this my house is a mish mash of everything and anything. I need to try to concentrate and find the one thing that links these things together and hone in on that! I have talked about it on my blog before…. it’s a problem.
    Thanks for hosting this week!
    Victoria

  11. says

    So glad you shared your DADD. I have it, but my version is called ADDD. Attention Deficit Decorating Disorder. It has been so hard to control it, but each month I think I do a little better. (although my staircase that has been under construction for over 6 months now, plus my hallway upstairs with only subfloors say otherwise). I think it is a common thing among DIYers. good luck with yours!

  12. says

    Thank you for hosting a wonderful party in spite of your mess. I hate remodeling and all that, BUT, it is so awesome when it’s done!!! Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  13. says

    Thanks so much for hosting, Beth! I read recently that mess can and should have it’s place in life once in awhile. Mess is okay. I’m not so good at living by that, and I’m glad I am, but I need to do much better at allowing a mess or two, or more at times. Enjoy your day!

  14. says

    I know I have DADD now! I am currently working on slipcovers for a loveseat, sofa and two wingback chairs – can you say CRAZY MESS. I have three kids and a husband who just shake their heads. I love being creative and would love to do it full time. Thanks for all your inspiration – and honesty!! SUE

  15. says

    Great Party! Thanks for hosting again this week. We really love visiting your blog and seeing all the fun new things.

    Have a fantastic week,
    Sharon, Denise & Aubrie