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Hey all! Hope your week was GREAT! We have a busy weekend planned and then school starts next week – I will miss my Bub so much! :( And is it crazy that I feel like life will slow down after school starts? This is the first time I’ve felt that way, but I’m starting to look forward to the schedules, and focusing on one thing (school) and the thought of fall. Just a little. ;)
Today I have a fun giveaway for you, and it’s brought to you by my friends at True Value. I’ve been working with them during the fall for years now and I’m excited to be on the Blog Squad yet again this year!
My closest True Value is about 20 minutes away but I love going there because it feels so small town and homey to me. It reminds me of stores I went to with my Dad growing up. And my location has the most incredible selection I’ve ever seen in a hardware store when it comes to a few things – spray paint (whoot!!) and hardware (knobs and pulls) to name a couple.
So I’ll be sharing some TV projects coming up soon, but for now we’re kicking off the partnership with a fun giveaway for YOU.
True Value is all about the “True Value of DIY.” I love that. Specifically they believe in keeping family heirlooms alive through DIY – refinishing a piece of furniture instead of buying a new one. Repairing something that’s been in the family for years instead of tossing it. Painting furniture that you want to keep but you don’t love as is -- make it something YOU love.
We don’t have a lot of family heirlooms, sadly, but I did tell you about one that I discovered earlier this year:
I thought the cuckoo clock I had grown up with was long gone, and it was an awesome surprise to find out it was still around. My Dad had it refurbished as part of my Christmas present and I’m still so thankful to have a piece of my history in our home.
True Value speaks to the True Value of DIY in this brief YouTube video – I have to say it made me a little misty-eyed. ;) It made me wonder if my boy will sanding down my kitchen table some day. Sniff.
So to kick off this year’s Blog Squad and to celebrate the value of our family heirlooms, True Value is offering a $100 gift card to one of you this weekend! You can do a lot of refinishing or fixing with $100:
Before entering you may want to see what stores are near you by going here.
All you need to do to enter is comment here – do you have family heirloom you’ve fixed up or would love to? Is there is a certain piece that brings back happy memories for you?
Be sure to leave an email in the comments if you’re account is not connected to a blog! (Do so with “at” and “dot” spelled out to avoid spammy junk, just in case.) This giveaway will be open through Monday, August 12th at noon (EST). The winner will be emailed.
Have a LOVELY weekend everybody!