Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Spring has Sprung...and it brings a GIVEAWAY!

Our Spring Break was last week.  My husband and I both work in education, so we are fortunate enough to actually have a real Spring Break and we were glad it happened to land on the same week as our son's Spring Break.  Naturally, we planned a few family outings to keep us busy and to keep us from noticing that we weren't really on vacation, but rather on a "Stay-cation".   We had a great time and the boys were excited to spend so much quality time with us.  But, I must say that the most awesome {and shocking} thing we did during our Spring Break was GARDEN!!!  Yes friends, I gardened!!!!

I grew up in an apartment most of my childhood.  My parents bought their first home when I went off to college.  {I guess they were finally able to afford it once their oldest child left the nest.}  As a result, I never did any gardening or yard work.  I didn't have to.  I spent my summers at the swimming pool in our complex and I loved it.  Meanwhile, my husband grew up with a backyard that served as a partial zoo, complete with chickens, tortoises, cats and dogs.  To this day his family still jokes that the kids spent all day outside "digging to China".

Anyhow, I just recently confessed that I'd never gardened before...in my LIFE!  When we bought our house, I told him I wanted an array of colorful flowers in our front flower beds.  Well, that was five years ago.  I finally mentioned it again last week, so this time he was determined to get me to "dig in the dirt".  First, he gave me a Pulling Weeds 101 course (man, does pulling weeds SUCK!)  Then, we drove right over to Home Depot and picked out the flowers we thought might look best.  It took a full 3 hours to get the flower beds looking better than they did.  Below are the results.  Not bad for a first timer!

In honor of this momentous occasion (trust me...it's HUGE in this house!) and just because it's Spring,  I would like to share a little giveaway with all of you! Together, with some pretty awesome blogger pals of mine we are giving away two prizes; A $500 gift card to B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio and a $250 gift card to Kelly Moore bags.

We are calling it The Click & Carry Giveaway!  Like it?  I think it's cute and catchy.

The Click & Carry Giveaway begins Tuesday, April 16th and ends at 12:00am on April 23, 2013.

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Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.  Void where prohibited.

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Two winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter (powered by Random.org). The first winner chosen will have the option of choosing between a $500 gift card to B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio or a $250 gift card to Kelly Moore Bags. The second prize winner will be awarded the item that was not chosen by the first prize winner. Gift cards are not transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash prize.

This is a non-sponsored post.  Prizes were purchased by a group of participating bloggers.  B&H Photo, Video & Pro Audio and Kelly Moore Bags are not affiliated with this giveaway.

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Awesome graphic by the talented Lindsay Goldner at LLYDesigns.


  1. I love gardening! In fact, headed over to Lowe's to get a bunch of stuff in hopes of digging this weekend.

    Thanks for participating!!

  2. I like to garden.... I hate to pull weeds with a passion! I need to get out there now and start cleaning up the gardens before the weeds get to bad too... maybe over the weekend.


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