***This Reader Reward is no longer accepting entries – See the winner below.***
We're very happy to announce the winner of our Reader Reward for a $100 Mother's Day gift card to The Home Depot. Congratulations to Antonella @ LoveYourHome, a Canadian reader. We hope she'll stop back and share the useful project(s) this great Mother's Day gift card assisted with!
Thanks to everyone for entering, and keep your eyes open for a similar Father's Day celebration in the coming weeks.
We're giving one of our lucky readers a $100 gift card to The Home Depot, but more on that in a minute.
Is it just me, or is anyone else in total disbelief that it's May already?! The days and weeks seem like they're screaming by, but you have to be sure to take a moment to remember that the month of May brings a very special holiday -- Mother's Day. This year my parents are going to be in town over Mother's Day weekend, and I feel very fortunate to be able to spend Mother's Day with my mom this year. In honor of the day, I have a few special surprises up my sleeve for her visit, but I don't have a lot of time to plan, so I'd better get my act in gear.
Over the last several weeks we've been working on our outdoor area and getting it in shape for guests. This is as much for our own benefit as it is for the people we have visiting because we really love entertaining friends and family in the backyard. The work we've been doing is actually one small part of what we're trying to accomplish before the Mother's Day weekend.
What we've been doing involves everything from planting the herb and vegetable garden, to simple cleanup around the yard. A couple weekend ago Alex and our friend Colin actually handled the dreaded task of cleaning out the stinky pond.
The pond, though only 50 gallons, accumulates so much junk during the winter that it tends to look pretty full of sludge and awfulness come spring. What's worse? It smells far worse than it looks. So each year he puts on some rubber gloves and clears the murky waters in exchange for some fresh and sparkling pond water.
Beyond the pond we have planting and mulching to do before everything is in shape. Though one of our garden areas has come back quite nicely this year, the other one needs quite a bit of attention in the way of new flowers and plants, but this is appropriate for the day that's approaching. Isn't it just fitting that flowers and freshly planted gardens are so often associated with Mother's day? We hope the work we've completed and will complete in the next week will give my mom a smile on Mother's Day if we have a relaxing meal or drink in our backyard.
There's a little glimpse into some of our Mother's Day plans, but in hopes of jump starting your Mother's Day gift planning, we're doing a little Reader Reward gift card giveaway.
Thanks to our friends at The Home Depot, Mother's Day gift shopping just got a little easier. The Home Depot is planting ideas for Mother’s Day this spring with Mother's Day inspired gift cards that moms can use to create their dream garden, flower bed, outdoor living space, or really anything The Home Depot has to offer. These gift cards are great gift options for just about any mom, they make gift-giving fast and easy, and are the perfect last-minute gift for that hard to shop for person in your life.
This week we're giving one lucky reader the chance to treat your mom (or a special mom in your life) to a shopping spree to spruce up her home and garden this year. Here's how you can enter to win:
- PRIZE: A $100 gift card to The Home Depot
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Monday, May 7th at 11:59pm EST.
- AND THE WINNER IS: One lucky winner will be chosen by random.org and announced on Tuesday, May 8th, so be sure to come back then to see if you're the winner.
- PRIZE REDEEMABLE: The Home Depot gift card can be used toward the purchase of merchandise at homedepot.com and any of The Home Depot stores.
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “I LOVE YOU MOM!”, and tell us a little bit about your plans for celebrating this Mother's Day. (One entry per household.) We'd also love it if you would "like" us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, but that's not mandatory.
- WHO'S ELIGIBLE: This Reader Reward is open to residents of the United States, Mexico, and Canada.
Add a personal touch to any special occasion with The Home Depot gift cards. Choose from dozens of unique designs or customize one online with your own photo and message.
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The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as us to help promote their gift cards. As part of this promotion, I received a gift card to share with my readers. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the products. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.The winner of this giveaway will be randomly chosen and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.