Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dates Announced for the 2nd Talent Scouting Party: "All Things Kitchen" Opens April 9

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Announcing the 2nd Talent Scouting Party Theme:
"All Things Kitchen"

The Talent Scouting Party @WhisperWood Cottage will be scouting for talented bloggers who would like to be published in Cottages & Bungalows magazine! I know how talented you are! I see it week after week as I make the rounds on the blogs. I want to help you get published!

Periodic party themes for upcoming issues of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine will be announced here at WhisperWood Cottage. Bloggers can link up projects that relate to that theme during the availability period. After the availability period ends, a list of top contenders for the magazine feature will be announced. From the top contenders, a final project will be selected as the winner of an upcoming feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine.

So, what theme is up next?...

All Things Kitchen! "All Things Kitchen" means whole kitchens, kitchen makeovers, kitchen islands, kitchen furniture, kitchen decor, kitchen DIY, kitchen organization, kitchen solutions, or any kitchen project (EXCEPT recipes or food-related projects). Projects can be newly or previously completed. If you linked up a kitchen project to the last Talent Scouting Party, you can link it up again as long as it fits with the kitchen theme.

Availability dates to get your talent noticed: Please get your kitchen projects ready to link up beginning on Monday, April 9. You'll have three weeks to finish up any projects and get those linked up, too! The availability party will end on Monday, April 30. Top contenders will be announced on Monday, May 7, and the winner of the magazine feature will be posted on Monday, May 14. The winning project will be featured in the September 2012 issue of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine.

Judges will pick the contenders and the winner based on these qualities...
  1. Innovation
  2. Usefulness
  3. Adaptability to any cottage style
  4. Budget friendliness
  5. Quality of the project/craftsmanship
  6. Quality of the photos (great tips at Donna's workshop series on point & shoot cameras)
  7. Entrant follows all party rules
There are a few rules that participants will need to follow. You can review them now by going to the "GET SCOUTED!" page up under the blog header. 

Show that you want to be scouted! Get a head start on the event by grabbing the button below for your sidebar...

Are you as excited as I am? I hope so!! 
Linky opens on Monday, April 9!

Stay tuned to all the happenings:


  1. I'm so in!! I'm almost done with my kitchen reno, just finishing the decorating touches. This sounds fantastic :)

  2. What a great idea to find fresh new homes to feature! Happy to have found your blog.


  3. I have already added your button to my post here:

    And, I cannot wait to link up with you!

    thank you for the opportunity to participate!


  4. Would love to link-up (my kitchen makeover is featured on my blog), but not sure my style fits the cottage look. ;) More of a transitional style...dark wood, dark granite, neutral, mosaic marble and glass back-splash. :)

    Would be fun to see others, though. (I really do like a zillion decor styles. I need 25 homes to decorate them all. Lol.)


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