Tutorials & Tips Link Party {84}

I have a funny story to tell you. Last night as I was going through my pre-bed routine, I went to let the dog out. I saw on the back porch what appeared to be poop and scolded the dog for pooping on the porch. Gross! I removed the “offense” with a few tissues and hurriedly flushed it down the toilet. Now the toilet is clogged because it appears that said poop was actually—a stick. I’m an idiot. Sigh. And now I have to figure out how to turn off the water, empty the bowl by hand, unscrew and remove the toilet, and retrieve the stick-looking-poop because it refuses to come out with the snake. For now, the half-bath is simply out of commission in our home. Who has time for these things? Ugh. These are NOT the kind of projects I look forward to DIY’ing ,but if you can do it yourself you save a lot of money by not needing to call a plumber. I almost would rather call a plumber. LOL!

Let’s see what inspiring DIY projects you have been up to this week! If you’d like to link up, please be sure to read the rules before linking.

Remember that everyone with a tip or tute is welcome to link up but only those who link back to me within their post will be featured.

Party Rules

  • Any tip or tutorial is welcome! Decorating, holiday ideas, room makeovers, cleaning tips, recipes, crafts, and sewing all count.
  • Keep content fresh! Please do not link the same projects week after week. I will delete posts that you’ve linked up here several weeks in a row.
  • If your post has been featured in a Tutes & Tips Not to Miss, please do NOT link it up again.
  • Please don’t link up giveaway posts.
  • Link back. I only feature those who link back to me within your post.
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  1. says

    That’s the funniest story!!! ( and something I could totally see me doing )
    Thanks so much for hosting another great party Beth!

  2. says

    Yeah, much better and more fun things to do than unclog the toilet, for sure. You are right though, it saves so much money even though it is a time sucker. Hope you are able to get the bathroom functional again without too much time or money.
    Thanks for hosting!

  3. says

    Oh, no, that’s funny but not! If you had been at our ladies’ group last night, you would have flushed my attempt at a burlap flower, because that brown burlap looked seriously like a doggie pile when I finished my “flower.”

  4. says

    That’s something I would do… except we don’t have a dog so one of my boys would have to take one for the team 😉 Sorry about the plumbing though…

  5. says

    Thanks for the party! Sorry to hear about your toilet, but I will say, I think you owe your dog an apology! haha all kidding aside, hope you can it all fixed very soon!

  6. says

    Oh my goodness. I’m laughing so hard right now, because I can totally relate. We do not need these little surprise projects in our lives. My little havanese pup has a loose bladder, shall we say. When he gets excited, he will piddle. Last night, I had to remove the covering on one of our couch cushions to wash for the umpteenth time, due to his excitement that my daughter had just arrived home from school. I mean seriously. Sometimes my domestic engineer duties drive me bonkers. Thank goodness, we have not invested in nice furniture yet.

    • Beth says

      Surprise projects are the worst. If I didn’t have leather couches I’m not sure what I would do :). My pup doesn’t piddle but somehow the no food or drinks on the couch rule gets overlooked all too often!

  7. says

    Oh, bless your heart. I remember once when Will was about 18 months old. I was putting on my makeup in the bathroom. He picked up a bottle of perfume and just like lightning threw it into the toilet and pushed the lever. Whatcha gonna do? At least you know to take the toilet apart! :)

  8. says

    Im sorry Beth, but I laughed out loud about your horrible toilet/pet mishap! A simialr story happened to us as our dog has an ongoing love affair with baby wipes. I picked up the mess and tried to flush but immediatly clogged the toilet to overflowing! I should have known better! I hope you get it sorted out as quickly as possible!!!
    PS: Thanks for hosting :)

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