My visit to California and the Sunset Magazine Idea House for the launch of Behr Marquee paint (+ celebrating my 3 year blogiversary with a gift for one of you!)


If you didn’t see on facebook or Instagram last week, I flew across the country and went to California!  California.  Still feels like a dream.  And I got to see the Pacific Ocean.  Definitely a dream come true! But let’s back up to the day when I got this cute paint can in the mail […]

Cleaning up the outdoors for summer entertaining with the help of Mr. Clean from P&G (plus enter to win a P&G cleaning kit + $100 Lowe’s gift card!)


Thanks to Lowe’s and P&G for sponsoring this post and giveaway! Summer has definitely arrived here in the South with 90 degree temperatures starting to appear on the thermometer (or actually my smartphone welcome screen – that is how we do it 21st century style, right?) And I feel like I am a little behind […]

Mod Podge + Michael’s gift card GIVEAWAY!


Since I am sort of partying it up the next few days, meeting bloggers and enjoying all kind of hands on sessions at Haven Conference, I wanted to do something special for YOU, my readers!   It’s because of you that I write this blog and that I can be enjoying this conference so I […]

Amdro rids my yard of ants + $50 gift card winner!


Ughhhh… ants!  I don’t know about you but I have noticed a lot more ant hills popping up this year and more ants around the house/on the porch/deck this year.  We even had them in our grill when we went out to grill on Memorial Day!    So I was excited when AMDRO® contacted me […]

I am having an AMDRO® Ant block party + $50 giveaway!!


Do you have a bug problem?  Specifically an ant problem? Bugs are one of the things about summer that I don’t enjoy!   With the recent mild winter across the U.S., insect activity is occurring two to four weeks earlier this year. This means there is an even greater chance that homes and landscapes will […]