Darby Smart DIY Giveaway!

I’m partnering with Darby Smart for another giveaway! I believe this will be for the February To DIY For Box. To enter, go here. This giveaway closes Monday, 2/17/14 at 11:59 PM EST. A winner will be automatically selected.

I’ll review the Darby Smart February To DIY For Box after it arrives. Good luck!!


Giveaway and Code: Darby Smart January To DIY For


Darby Smart’s January To DIY For Box will contain a Sprinkles cupcake mix and other baking goodies! I have a code that will get you $10 off through Friday, which is the last day to buy this kit. The code is: DARBYJAN10

I’m also hosting a giveaway of the January kit! To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite Darby Smart kit (check them out on their website!).

For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway and include @choosetolive #DarbySmart. Post the URL to your tweet in the comments section below. This giveaway ends Friday!

Darby Smart Review

Darby Smart is a company I’ve told you about a few times before. They offer DIY kits that include all necessary materials and directions. They make DIY doable for everyone! I’ve enjoyed my experiences with Darby Smart so far, and I hope you’re able to find a project you’d like to try. I picked the Make A Statement Tote. The box contained a baggu tote, several paint pens/spray pens, and a stencil. I chose to use the solid blue and silver glittery pens. I was impressed with the stencil and the fact that no paint bled! I ironed the bag first and then started on the blue section. I did have problems with the pen starting to run out or not transfer as dark as when I began, but it didn’t affect the final result much. If I had a choice, I would’ve included an extra blue paint pen instead of the other spray pens. I was afraid of those because I thought they’d get paint everywhere and ruin the tote! I was really satisfied with the final result.

With stencil still on:



I highly recommend Darby Smart!! They have tons of projects to choose from and seem really focused on interacting with customers. Great company!!

Darby Smart Code!!! Tomorrow (9/5) ONLY!!


Hi guys! I have a few posts coming up soon on Darby Smart. It’s kind of like a DIY-in a box type of service marketed towards DIY-ers and people who feel like failures when it comes to Pinterest. You choose a kit to purchase and it comes with everything you need for the project, including directions! They also tell how long each project takes to complete.

From the website: 

Don’t buy style, 
make it.

At Darby Smart, leading designers launch simple DIY projects based on the latest fashion and home trends. 
We turn their projects into kits that include chic materials and simple instructions, and send them to you. Create a unique design and show off your style.

Darby Smart has offered a code to my readers–meaning YOU! The code is good for $10 off a kit and is ONLY valid tomorrow, September 5, 2013. I’ve had a great experience with the Darby Smart team so far, so I feel good about recommending them to all of you. So here it is……the code is:


I hope some of you are able to find a kit you love and use this code. I’m loving the critter ring dish & catweek canisters. If you’re planning a girls’ night in soon, consider purchasing one of their Girls Night kits. Soon I’ll be posting about the Make A State-ment Tote and 20s Inspired Headbands. After you complete your project, post pictures and tag it #MadeByMe. Leave me a comment & tell me your favorite Darby Smart kit, what you ordered, or what you made!