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2015 Reader Survey (+ Win Some Ban.do Goodies!)


Studio DIY Reader Survey

Happy Monday! Kicking off the week with one of my favorite events of the year… the reader survey! I love being able to hear directly from you guys, what you like, don’t like and what you want to see in the future! Plus, I get to learn a little bit about you too! I’m trying a new method this year, with the survey embedded right below. I truly, truly appreciate those of you who chose to participate and take the survey, and encourage you to be honest! This is what helps me see which of my ideas to put into place and which to set aside as I plan for 2015! Additionally, below the survey, there is the option to sign up for a future Studio DIY newsletter and for notifications about upcoming workshops, too… if you so choose! AND! If you do take the survey, keep scrolling to enter to win a package of my fave Ban.do goodies!!!

Now, for the giveaway!

Ban.do Giveaway

To enter the giveaway, take the survey above and then enter using the Rafflecopter below. This giveaway is open to readers worldwide. Included in the giveaway are the Ban.do items you see here (Agenda, Phone Case, Koozies) plus a few other surprises too! The giveaway will end on Sunday January 18th at 9pm Pacific. This giveaway is not sponsored by or affiliated with Ban.do. I just picked up some of my fave goodies to send along to one of you as a thank you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thank you all for participating!! YOU ROCK! I’ll be doing an update post with survey results and answers to your questions in the coming weeks!


  • Abbey

    Loved all the wedding posts- I’m in the early stages of planning mine and the quirky creativity is a real pinspiration!

  • Dana W

    I’m most excited to develop my home into a space I really enjoy, top to bottom. I’m never going to live a life without clutter, but having the option to put each piece in their own place would be nice, lol.

  • Annette

    I’m studying abroad in Copenhagen right now, and the first half of the year will be my second semester here. Though I absolutely love it, I’m also pretty excited to go home! I’m pretty sure I’ll be pretty ready to be home and comfy by then. πŸ™‚

    Also I’m pretty certain I’m going to travel to Iceland in a few months, which is my dream travel destination, so there’s that too! ahhh

  • Jordan

    I love all the cute pineapple DIYs!

  • Becky Branch

    I just love your blog and all your ideas! Ban.do is such a fun brand. Thank you!

  • sina

    You are ever inspiring! I am working to grow my own blog and look to you for daily inspiration and ideas!

  • Kirsten

    I’m most excited about finding a new home for myself because I’ve thought about moving for the past year and just haven’t done it, yet.

  • Amy

    Not sure if you noticed that the giveaway is open until September 18th? That seems like a really long time πŸ™‚

    • Kelly

      You mean… you didn’t want to wait until then to find out who won!? πŸ˜‰ Just fixed it, thanks!!

  • Rebecca

    I am getting married in 2015, so I am so excited for that!

  • Catherine

    I’m really excited to craft more in 2015! I really want to try out some DIYs from your blog

  • Kristina B

    2 things:

    1.) How in the world did you manage to hoard a ban.do planner and NOT USE IT?!?!? You are the bionic woman.

    2.) Does this really end on September 18th…? πŸ™‚

    • Kelly

      Ha, nope! It ends in January. Just updated it. I’d fire my copy editor if he wasn’t my husband… πŸ˜‰

  • Laura Elysha

    Looking forward to more DIY’s and Wedding picts in 2015!

  • Jamie G

    I’m so excited for more ideas for the holidays!

  • Emily

    Excellent survey! I can hardly wait to see what fun and inspiring ideas surface here in 2015!

  • Therese

    Great survey, hope it helps you to make StudioDIY even better πŸ™‚

  • Melissa Male

    Love the idea of a newsletter and more behind the scene posts! super excited to see what you do! πŸ™‚

  • Courtney

    Love the wedding posts and printables! Would love to see more on both!

  • Karlijn

    I wish you would live in the Netherlands! I love your projects and i really want to make a d.i.y with you together. But hΓ© i can dream πŸ˜‰
    In 2015 i hope to eat a lot of donuts, read a lot of really good books and make a lot d.i.y’s. Oh and i hope i will meet a really nice guy! X

  • Carrie Rowe

    So proud of all you have accomplished!!!! I’ve been following your blog since the early days and you have worked so hard and accomplished so much. KEEP UP THE AMAZING WORK!!!!

  • Alyssa Bernstein

    All your work keeps getting better and better! Keep doin’ your thang!

  • Les

    if it helps!, i just want the agenda! πŸ˜‰ im team android!!! ooh and the koozies!
    juuust kidding!

    all jokes aside, even though we might not know each other on a personal level, i am proud of all that you have achieved. cant wait to see what YOU do with 2015!
    congrats on everything Kel! (and Jeff too!)

    oh and i forgot, but also, can we get more pictures of bella! shes the cutest!!!

  • Megan Hole

    For 2015, I’m most excited about starting my own business. It’s been in the works for almost a year and I’m finally jumping in!

  • Katie @ The Casual Craftlete

    Super excited about all the new fun and colorful DIY projects! Congrats on you fabulous blog!

  • Sonia Witak

    I’m excited about new DIY’s and about starting a new job!!!

  • Rebecca

    I’m so excited to get my career moving this year!!!

    P.S. I have the same inflatable donut πŸ˜‰

  • Alessandra

    I am very curious to know you brand new ideas for 2015! Super fun reader survey, it’s really clear that you care, and this is what I love most of Studio DIY!

  • natalie

    Looking forward to more Studio DIY in 2015!

  • Aga | Passion shake

    Your entire blog is always a treat – I particulary like DIY posts, all the answers you can find in my filled survey.
    And now fingers crossed for the ban.do goodies! πŸ™‚ Wish you all the best in the New Year! x

  • Anna

    Looking forward to more color in 2015 πŸ™‚

  • Rachel

    Looking forward to what you have in store for 2015!

  • Danielle W

    your ideas are always original! can’t wait to see the new projects for 2015!!


  • Paige

    I’m too excited for new music this year! All Time Low and Marina & the Diamonds–yes please!

  • Sierra Rose

    I’m just excited to have a whole new year of being with friends and family

  • Jannelle Howerton

    I am beyond excited to add a baby girl to our family in 2015! Waiting is the hard part.

  • Hannah

    I’m excited for a year of new crafts!! Love this blog -your fancy dress ideas are the best!

  • Georgina :)

    I love any post you do πŸ™‚ but my favourites are definitely behind the scene shoots, and DIY piΓ±atas!

    xo Georgina

  • Mel

    I’m doing a Year of Cakes challenge, and I’m excited to learn new recipes and tricks. Mostly, I’m excited to hone my skills in various areas, and to keep learning!

  • Joey

    I’m most excited to graduate in June!

  • Brenna Kathleen

    i hope you get some great feedback for the year(s) to come! How fun and sweet that you added some goodies!

  • Katie

    I’m excited to grow as a person. I love knowing that I am already becoming a better person than I was in 2014 and can’t wait to see how I grow in this new year!!

  • Laurie

    I will be leaving my “day” job and working full time at a job I am passionate about! I am also traveling to Europe for the first time in April which I am pretty excited about. So far 2015 is looking pretty good!!

  • michelle warnke

    in 2015 the thing I am most looking forward to is my wedding in August!

  • Katie

    Finally the year I learn how to clean on a regular basis?!

  • Tanya

    I can’t wait to see all of the DIYs you have in store for 2015.

  • laura

    I’m gettimg married this year so I am pretty excited forthat and all the fun DIYs I get to do in preparation πŸ™‚

  • Ellen U

    I love this blog! You are always so fun and happy!

  • Sarah Scott

    I’m excited for a more DIY lifestyle, which means a year of more creativity!

  • Tricia R

    Can’t wait for what 2015 will bring on Studio DIY! Thanks so much for all of the fantastic projects and posts you put out and share with us. Also, LOVE the choice of prize for the giveaway!

  • Tricia R

    Ooh and the thing I’m most excited about in 2015 is the fact that I will be able to devote myself to the projects I’ve been dreaming about doing for years!

  • Rykauna Parent

    I loved the #meetthemindells blog posts! Can’t wait to hear about a wee little Mindell πŸ˜‰

  • Sophia Jeanne

    I’m going to Poland to teach English for five months for my gap year! I’m so excited to see Europe and experience a new culture!

  • Stacia

    I’m excited about growing my business and pushing myself to make my dreams a reality!

  • Claire

    I’m excited about seeing new Studio DIY posts and trying all the new DIYs!!

  • micaela

    i absolutely love everything you do , and i cant wait for the wedding posts πŸ˜€

  • sydney85

    I am excited about doing lots of diy’s for my home

  • Anouk

    I am really excited to take my blog and my business to the next level ! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to everyone!

  • Amy Cluck-McAlister

    I’m looking forward to being inspired to try more DIY projects, hopefully some of yours.

  • Gilit

    Excited for getting an assistant for my business finally and cross your fingers, a house! I’ve lived in an apartment my whole life and I am ready to invest in somewhere and call it my own! You are more than welcome to come visit when you visit your family (since they obviously wouldn’t care that you flew in and then didn’t stay with them)

  • Christine Lee

    Love love love everything about your blog! I always look forward to seeing what new creations you’ve come up with! I wish a wonderful 2015 to you and your blog! πŸ™‚

  • caroline

    traveling the country in an RV full time with my husband πŸ™‚

  • Margarete Villalobos

    This was one of the funnest survey’s I have ever participated in. Can’t wait for all the 2015 projects/posts/newsletters!

  • Kristen

    Super excited about more DIY projects!

  • Valerie

    Looking forward to getting back into creating my quilt and chenille pillows! Love transforming the old into the new!! πŸ™‚

  • Kim Henrichs

    Excited to just try a ton of NEW things!

  • Nancy K.

    Sometimes I look at your blog just for the COLOR!

  • Eleanor

    i am excited to be my friends maid of honor in her wedding in october!

  • Alyssa

    I love the pinatas

  • Wita | Design is Yay

    I’m excited for all the awesome things I’ve planned for my blog, and to finally find my niche: planners & stationery πŸ™‚

  • Tayissa

    I have really enjoyed your posts and ‘how-to’s’ for event decorations, gift presentation and of course dress ups! Your site really helps promote my creativity (my “inner child” loves your site too!) πŸ™‚

  • Ivy Farrand

    excitement for relationships to grow

  • LARY@Inspiration Nook

    I’m most exited about our new life as newlyweds (just like you guys ha!) plus at a new city! Bring it on 2015!

  • Krista

    I am most excited for new beginnings and taking more risks this year!

  • Sydney Septoski

    i’m excited to finish my first year of university!

  • Al

    I’m excited to get my butt back in shape and work on growing my business!

  • Erin Maree

    Getting a job (been unemployed for far to long)! Buying a car (which I need a job to get)! Going a roadtrip (which I need a job and a car to do)! And just seeing what God has planned for me πŸ™‚

  • Jackie G.

    I love your pineapple do it yourselfs! I’m also in love with you and your donut obsession!

  • Rebecca

    More donuts moreeee!

  • Bridgette

    I’m excited because I get to go to New York for the first time!!!

  • Marifer de la Borbolla

    Thanks for reading us back now Kelly! I’m excited about the new challenges for being an entrepreneur!!

  • Allison

    I’d come to workshops for sure! Would love to see the studio and create fun projects!

  • Beth K

    I’m excited to plan new DIY projects for 2015. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Monique | WritingMonique

    I am already excited for your plans! Can’t wait!

  • Claireabellemakes

    I am most excited about my holiday to DISNEY in 2014. YAY!

    Thanks for the giveaway xx

  • Ana

    Looooooooove the agenda *.*

  • Jane

    I’m getting married in July — I’m pretty darn excited about that!

  • lesley

    i am excited to continue building my new business and can hopefully quit my horrible, stressful (due to terrible boss) “real” job soon!

  • Laurel (@abubblylife)

    I love your blog, it is this fun, colorful, bright spot in my day anytime I read it. Look forward to more and congratulations on a wonderful year!!

  • MarΓ­a L.

    IΒ΄m excited to see alot more color and sweetness and joy cause thats what you project all the time and It just makes my days wonderful! It inspires me to do the same for other people and you do it in such a great way, using your creativity and crafting skills, MAKES ME JEALOUS!

  • Rebecca Smith

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2015!

  • Natasha

    Love Love the diy!!

  • Bree

    Thrive! The blog conference in Houston that my friend and I founded, in February 2015!

  • Janel Afjari

    Cant wait to see what your create for 2015!

  • Sarah

    More piΓ±ata and balloon DIYs!

  • kristina

    thanks for all the fun! happy 2015~
    (it’s not too early to make valentines yet, is it?)

  • Lirio

    I’m excited to craft more and decorate my home better. And for summer, I’m so ready for summer.. I feel like it’s gonna be a good one this year! πŸ™‚

  • Taylor

    More DIY projects! Love your blog!

  • Starla B

    I am most excited about becoming more self confident in 2015 and also traveling more!

  • Sara Strauss

    I’m excited for a fantastic new year!!

  • Airin A

    I’m extra excited for 2015 because my graduation day is going to be in August which is the day I’ve been waiting for since last year. My friends graduated last year w/o me. It was a bittersweet memory — be happy for them and in the same time, sad cause I can’t graduate w/ them. I want to be happy too, that’s why 2015 is going to be a great year for me I hope. πŸ™‚ I am excited for this year because I can finally pat my back and say that I have succeeded by going through all the rough patches I’ve been through (my parents’ separation, my fave cat died) and I survived last year w/o any self-destruction, which makes me so proud of myself. I stumble upon your website and you inspire me to be better. I’m going to make myself busy w/ all the diy daily projects that I can do. Thanks to you. You really inspire me, you really do. Thank you. πŸ™‚

  • daria

    I’m excited about getting my driver’s license and open up to possibilities!

  • Casey L.

    I love your DIY’s and your behind the scenes photo shoots. I think you have a fun and colorful style that always makes me want to continue reading.

  • daniela kool

    might be my only chance to own some ban.dos since i live in brazil!

  • kristin

    Love how colorful your life is! In 2015 I aspire to live life more colorfully and do more of what makes me happy and to slow down and enjoy it all.

  • Marina Kool

    i love your blog! in 2015 i’m gonna diy more (hopefully)! πŸ˜‰

  • Leonie @ Ashlee Rae

    I intend to make HAVING FUN my goal for 2015…bring it on!!!!

  • Mirella

    I’m looking forward to turning 30 and celebrating in style!

  • Sarah

    Love your bright and colorful blog, Kelly! This year I’m excited to see the beauty posts you plan to share!


  • mariah

    I would love to read more diy and decor post! Congrats on the great blog!

  • Meghan

    Thanks Kelly, love Ban.do, LOVE Studio DIY! xx

  • Kerry

    I’m most excited to tackle a HUGE to-do list for our house in 2015… and maybe be done with renovations!

  • Kim

    Just took the survey – looking forward to seeing more of your fun DIY projects this year!

  • Chrystal Olsen

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us this year!

  • md

    more donuts and pineapples would NOT dissapoint πŸ™‚

  • Mandy

    I’m excited to get serious about blogging myself! Thanks for all your hard work. Your blog is truly an inspiration. πŸ˜‰

  • Laura

    Loved reading about your journey! Makes me feel so much better about my own hodgepodge experiences.

    My huge goal for 2015 is figuring out what I want to do with my life so that I can finally start doing it!

  • Raewyn

    I’m so excited to become a mom in 2015!! And hopefully have time to DIY

  • Maddie

    Love this fun content

  • Eva

    I’m personally excited for my first baby to be born. I can’t wait to show him/her how fun and colorful life can be.

  • Allie Eisel

    2015 is the year I buy a puppy!! And I hope to grow my Etsy Pillow Shop etsy.com/shop/homewithyou

  • Crystal Wall

    I look forward to the recipes, i follow you, read every post via bloglovin. I love your creative ideas turning something into nothing. Thanks!

  • Renee Johnson

    I am so excited to be going to Disney World this year!!! WOOOOP! Looking forward for whats to come on your blog!

  • Aiman Ghani

    Excited for a new 2015; those are to die for.

  • Tiff

    so excited to see where you go in this new year!

  • Pin

    I just bought a ukulele on a whim, and I’m excited to learn how to play it!

  • Elyse G.

    I’m looking forward to having a large enough apartment to be able to actually do a few DIYs! *fingers crossed*

  • Hiba

    You don’t understand what it would mean for me to win that agenda. You just don’t! *fingers crossed x infiniti*

  • Caitlin Rubia

    This year im excited to move in with my college roommate to our very own apartment for the fall.

  • Cathy

    Excited for so many things this year! Hopefully running first marathon, paying off a bunch of debt, and the husband starting an exciting internship!

    Thanks for the chance to enter πŸ™‚

  • Nicole

    Cheers to an AMAZING 2015!

  • Stacey

    In 2015, I’m most looking forward to not planning a wedding (woo, got married in September 2014) and enjoying being a newlywed! We’re also saving up to buy a house, so I am excited to dive into that process with my husband!

  • Grace @ Gracefullee Made

    I’m moving into my first HOUSE with four of my best friends in the summer and I’m so excited! I can’t wait to decorate and use your DIY inspired home decor to decorate the house πŸ˜‰

    Fingers crossed with the ban.do giveaway!! I LOVE their items!


  • katelyn

    loved your wedding posts this year!! and i’m so excited to see what you have in store for us for 2015! as always you’re so fun and inspiring! πŸ™‚

  • kelli

    i’m most excited about going back to school full time as a geology student after a year off.

  • Britney

    Launching my new online jewelry shop!

  • Szasa

    My best friend’s wedding!!

  • calculo de creditos de consumo

    I made these last night with depuy lentils because I couldn't find beluga… I wouldn't recommend it, they were pretty runny and mushy. But what would be a good alternative then? Wild rice?

  • http://www./

    Love your site. How did you fasten the PVC rack to the bike? It looks like it was just bungied somewhere near the seat, and then to the tail light.

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