Sometimes you get what you deserve. There I was sniggering at the 80-year-old guy ahead of me getting carded at the grocery store for buying Mike's Hard Lemonade only to find out I was next. My license? Huh....I ask the clerk? Yup. It's for the lighter you're buying. Whaaat? I'm thinking. I'm really getting carded for a $5 cheapie fire starter for my candles? Yep again. They need to check to see if I'm an arsonist. Nope. I'm not. But I do like to be able to easily start a quick fire when needed. Whether it's in my fire pit or fireplace, being able to get that fire going pronto is wonderful. So we were thrilled when HomeRight sent us an ElectroLight power tool to review and hope you are the lucky winner of this incredible giveaway. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know you have entered by telling us when you last started a fire.
Joy to the World....the Lord is come! As we celebrate the season, we are so thankful for His marvelous gift. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. We are super excited about 2017 and the new joys our family is expecting!
So Tom is trying to make a finished room in our basement. Why? Toys have taken over our lives and just about every room in the house. Granted, our house is a good size. I'm certainly not complaining and am thankful for what we have. But it would be nice to get organized and have a place for the girls to play while I'm folding laundry and trying to make dinner. The problem? In Buffalo, NY the basement can get quite cold, in particular, those outside walls! No one wants to go down there if it's freezing in winter or conversely, too hot during the summer! Fixing up the basement can greatly increase the usable square footage of your home. If not a play room, how about a craft room? A home office? A mini-movie theater? A game room with ping pong and floor hockey? The possibilities are endless. This is our journey in transforming a space that was essentially 100% storage and turning it into a fully functional space for the kids. Watch as our basement evolves!
It was love at first site. There we were at church and I was smitten with all the innovative Christmas pallet projects being displayed. Stunning! Pallets are being used for so many purposes these days. And pallets are cheap if not free to acquire. So when you're decorating for the holidays, it's a fantastic way to literally deck the halls on a dime. Why spend a paycheck at Pier 1 when you can get your creative juices flowing with pallets? This post focuses primarily on Christmas and winter ideas, but I'm sure you've seen all those America Flag painted pallets on Pinterest....right? And they look great! So here's a bunch more ideas to get you in the holiday spirit.
Deck the halls with....pine tree evergreens. Fa la la la la. You get the drift. Christmas bling. You can never overdo it. Right?! Bigger is better. And if you happen to drive by my house and think it's tacky, I'm okay with that. But the week after Christmas? I start getting this feeling that it's time to take my decorations down. And it hurts. Which is why I love Desert Steel. Their Evergreen Luminary takes you from pre-Christmas to post holiday with ease. Simple and stunning steel. You can leave it up till March and it still looks good and will suit your surroundings in or out. Of course you can leave your real live tree up until March as well and trust me, I know plenty of people who do...but the dead needles will wreck havoc. So I'm happy for you and your chance to win this lovely luminary ARV $70 from Desert Steel. To enter, like the Raise Your Garden Facebook page and share this post or sign up for our newsletter. For two entries, do both. Let us know you have entered by telling us when you take down your Christmas tree!
Hi, I'm Laura and hail from Buffalo, NY. I consider myself a lifelong learner who loves gardening with a 360 degree view. Thanks for stopping by!
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