Did you Guess the blogger? Reveal post

So tell me, did you pick me out of the line up? The blond hair was a giveaway wasn’t it?

Funny thing was that even my sister said she had a hard time finding me and she lived through the real thing. 


Marianne Songbird before and after

 I sure think I improved with time. And I have no intention of stopping that trend  😀

This was fun wasn’t it. I am sure it brought back memories for a lot of you. Memories of crazy perms, bangs so high and stiff they could withstand a storm, plastic earrings, big hair,  baggy shirts and short skirts. Memories of insecurities, skin breakouts at the worst possible time, glasses too big, braces too tight and strange bodily changes.

Oh puberty, my poor little self. 

It all started out pretty good. I think I was a cute enough baby, with my blond hair and my very chubby legs.


Baby pics Marianne Songbird


And in hindsight I think I was quite adorable all through my childhood years. I started high school still a child.


This is me at twelve.

Marianne Songbird Teenager


Just on the verge of all the changes to come. 

Gosh I sure am glad I made it to the other side in one piece.

We all had a great time sharing our embarassing pictures. And even though we had the inside knowledge, seeing them all ligned up had us questioning again who was who too. I can’t imagine how difficult it was for all of you.

There were many entries and a lot of you came pretty close, but there was only one person 

…one blogger…

one true DIY fan rose to claim victory!

Please meet the winner of the Before They Were Bloggers Contest:


Sara from Mom Endeavors


(only fair we share her adorable before too…..)

This girl knows her DIY blogs because she’s a blogger herself. Please take a minute to congratulate Sara by leaving her a comment on her blog today. She spent a lot of time holding a sick little baby yesterday and clicking back and forth to the different blogs to match all 29 faces with their blogs (she’s quite the multi-tasker isn’t she.) And now… the moment you’ve been waiting for… here are the match ups.



A. Pretty Handy Girl

B. Decor Chick

C. All Things Thrifty

D. Tatertots and Jello

E. The Lettered Cottage

F. Infarrantly Creative

G. Sawdust Girl

H. Funky Junk Interiors

I. The Idea Room

J. DIY Showoff

K. The Shabby Nest

L. Not Just a Housewife

M. Vintage Revivals

N. Southern Hospitality

O. Young House Love

P. Home Stories A to Z

Q. Beneath My Heart

R. Thrifty Decor Chick

S. House of Smiths

T. The Nester

U. The Inspired Room

V. Songbird Blog

W. My Blessed Life

X. The Shabby Creek Cottage

Y. 320 Sycamore

Z. Just a Girl

# Makely School for Girls

@ Remodelaholic

? Miss Mustard Seed

How did you do? Were you close? Check out each blog because most of them will be posting a side by side photo of themselves. Feel free to laugh a little more.


Marianne Songbird Portrait



This was so much fun. Let’s all remember to keep laughing, especially about ourselves. 

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  1. Emilou says

    Good Morning Marianne, or Afternoon!

    You are the only one that I actually, at first look, picked out. You are right, your blond hair gave you away, easy-peasy. Yes, so glad we made it through puberty. Thanks for sharing. Smiles :-)

    • Marianne Songbird says

      Oh, I am sure you picked me from the bunch because you love me the most…. baahaahaaa!
      I was pretty sure I wouldn’t be too hard too guess, but some of the others were brain teasers, weren’t they.

      • Emilou says

        Yes, don’t tell anyone, but you and Donna at Funky Junk Interiors are my all time favorite, favorite, favorite blogs. I didn’t go through all the blogs, just the ones I know , and yes some were real brain teasers. Glad you gave us the answers, because some people have really changed.