There's Magic Out There: Home Improvements Here we go! (plus a Giveaway)

Monday, August 5, 2013

Home Improvements Here we go! (plus a Giveaway)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.  All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own. 

This summer has been a big summer for us! We have been very busy and not in the fun summer way most would think. We have been going through a lot as a family dealing with my dads diabetes and getting ready for the youngest in my family (my son) to head off to school for the first time. With all this stuff and more our home has been neglected sadly. But when you spend so much time at the hospital and your days after are doctor appointments non stop you kinda have to set priorities and for us family comes first. 


Now that things seem to be winding down I started looking around here at home and we are in need of major changes and improvements!

For the next couple of months I want you to follow along and see how we get our home in tip top shape. We are adding more of our Hispanic culture into the mix. We are starting this month with the outside. With Texas temperatures being over 100 every day this month my lawn has been neglected and overgrown and full of ants. And don't get me started on my plants! They are mostly dead and for a very sad example let me show you a picture of our rose bush last year. 
Yep! Beautiful fresh roses outside my window! But not anymore. All the branches were brown now and even crispy. Not one single flower on them and in desperate need of new life so off they were chopped and now we are trying to salvage the roots and start new. Look at the sadness in front of my window now. 
Here are the branches from it that are being cleaned up
We are cleaning up and making our lawn fresh little by little by trimming and cleaning around the plants that are still living and giving room for them to flourish again. We are making our lawn/garden brand new with help from The Home Depot. The Home Depot has many Hispanic themed products out there to add a little culture and make your house feel more like Home. We are adding some fun lawn decor to brighten up the area too. Like this fun and cooky monkey 
and this amazingly beautiful hand crafted pot that I adore!
I am thinking of which plant to grow in this pot and am very open to suggestions. Something that will be ok during a drought and with extreme heat but be very pretty. 

To find some fun Hispanic Themed products like the Tin crazy Monkey and Talavera Round Pot be sure to check out a local store near you here.
So you can join along in the Home Improvement fun be sure to enter this awesome Giveaway for one of three $50 Home Improvement Gift Cards. Good luck! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Hope you guys join me along this Home Improvement Adventure time and give me tips and suggestions just like I will give you plenty too! 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.  All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own. 

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47 comments:

  1. Being that I just moved into a new apartment I kinda have a lot of small things to make to my liking so this would help add a little more of me to make my apartment my own.

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  2. My garden needs the most help right now. This would really help. thanks!

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  3. i would spend this on DIY projects for my minis!

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  4. We need new flooring so this would be a great way to get us started!

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  5. Get a Balloon flower for that pot! (You'll have to watch for them - but they are usually only out around Mother's Day.)

    My husband would use the card to buy some new tool, I am sure!

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  6. I need a new drill so I can get to putting down my sub floor in my craft room/laundry room/ everything room.

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  7. My hubby and I would love to paint and fix up our house its gone thru alot since we moved it to somerset. ;)

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  8. I'd finally be able to get the new faucet for the master bathroom tub. So it'll actually match the rest of the bathroom, lol.

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  9. I just moved into a new home that was painted beige everywhere! I'd purchase some paint to spruce up a few rooms.

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  10. My house is 125 years old. What doesn't it need? We're trying to rebuild the big front porch roof before snow comes. This would go toward that. Every little bit counts!

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  11. I would love to re-do my flower beds in the front yard. I would like to win yard of the month...

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  12. Hi there! I'm co-hosting the Bloglovin' hop and am already following you, but joined your giveaway! It's great to connect with you!

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  13. I have a huge wish list of projects that I would love to get started on, what a great giveaway!

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  14. EVERYTHING needs improvement in my house lol... we could really use a new tv stand though.. or a movie stand. Thank you! I love that monkey!

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  15. We would buy supplies to reorganize our garage and basement, they are in great need of organization!

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  16. If we win, we would use the money to put towards new kitchen cupboards.

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  17. I follow on pinterest
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    I follow on instagram
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    I follow on Bloglovin Claudia N

    I follow on Google + Claudia N

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  18. I would use it to buy supplies to help redecorate and paint our new children's area at church!

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  19. I would work on some home organization in the garage!

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  20. I'm on a shared computer trying to enter the contest; please disregard the twitter entries under this email address saying @aaaaaaaangela; it should be @adagherkin07!

    ada.gherkin07 at gmail dot com

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  21. I'd love to win, we've been wanting to build a headboard for our apartment to look a little more refined!

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  22. We need to renovate our kitchen and guest bathroom.
    morales_y at yahoo dot com

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  23. I like to help my kitchen the most!
    vickie
    vmorgan456 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  24. I really want to get one of their mini fridge/freezers so I can store more food at home!

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  25. I'd like to buy essentials - like lightbulbs and I also need new tools

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  26. I'd buy some gardening supplies! I need some new tomato cages.
    nicolesender(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I have a walk in shower and the door is broken to where it doesn't shut. Water goes everywhere and looks like a river in my bathroom after showering. I would definitely put this towards a new shower door. Thanks for the chance!

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  28. Our master bath needs a redo

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  29. We need some wood to close up the top of our porch, and some sort of valve (??) for our leaky toilet.

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  30. I love the round talavera pot :)

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  31. I need to do some home improvement. I think your progress so far has been great.

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  32. We are moving to a new place next month and I know I need to replace the showerhead in the main bathroom.

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  33. Oh gosh, I have a list of things that need work - caulking in the bathrooms, touching up the paint on the trim inside the house, repairing a broken window screen... I could go on and on, lol. We moved here two years ago and have done a TON of work, but it was a badly damaged property and still has a *little* ways to go.

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  34. We need paint supplies to repaint our family room.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy
    Google + name: Mary F

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  35. I would buy some paint for my laundry room.

    ada.gherkin07 at gmail dot com

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  36. I'd like to buy more flowers for my garden

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  37. I would buy a new flowerpot for my porch. I need some more color there in the summer.

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  38. I would buy paint for my bedroom.

    I also follow you on instagram as pokergrl8

    Amanda Sakovitz

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  39. I would like to buy some tools.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  40. I think I would buy some planters for my plants.

    nomfreebies at hotmail dot com

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  41. I'd like to buy some craft wood for shelving!

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  42. Sorry I missed the giveaway, but glad I was introduced to your blog! Happy remodeling/lawn upkeeping y BB2U.

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