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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The Winner Of Our Last Contest And A New Giveaway For Tickets!

First off, I’d like to wish my husband Tim and dogger co-blogger Zeke a very happy birthday. Yes they were born on the same day. Easy to remember, hey? I love you guys to pieces and hope you both have an awesome day (and I hope you like the tickets I bought for the Hip Hop Broadway musical, because I could sense you wanted to go there).

Awwwww! Zeke was such a cute puppy! And Tim looks so rested before little James came along. #parentingishard

I sense a date night coming on tonight… *leaving to pick out something to wear*

Okay I’m back now.

Who won the giveaway for a gorgeous one shoulder top? 

The winner is a fellow Canadian – Leslie C!! She won by tweeting a message about my contest. I’ve sent you an email to get your address so I can ship you your prize.

This is the first time a Canadian has won one of my giveaways so I’m super happy. And to everyone else, thanks so much for entering and for your love and support. 

Today I’m also announcing a new giveaway for two tickets to see the Edmonton Home & Garden Show.

If you haven’t heard of this wonderful show, then I’m going to fix that right now. For awesome ideas on your home renovations, gardening info, great recipes to feed your family, wonderful snacks, cool contests, a free consultation for your project, fashion show, and something for your fur baby head to the Edmonton Expo Centre from March 23rd to the 26th.


On the Main Stage presented by the Edmonton Journal there will be exciting presentations with practical and innovative information you can use. Prepare to be inspired by experts such as Mike Holmes Jr. from HGTV’s Holmes + Holmes and Matt Muenster from HGTV Bath Crashers along with other top authorities who share their tried-and-true advice for every home improvement project. 

Professional planters and green-thumbs-in-training alike, prepare to cultivate your gardening know-how with Canada’s top outdoor experts. This spring, don’t settle for fake plants and flowers: No matter your budget, style, or size of space, our experts will provide you with tips, tricks and inspiration to help make your gardening dreams a reality. Whether in your yard or on your balcony, learn how to make your garden flourish and have your entire block green with envy!

Food lovers rejoice! This year’s food stage takes the cake with tasty presentations from Chopped Canada judge, Massimo Capra. There will never be a dull moment as some of Alberta’s culinary masters feed your tastebuds with delicious demonstrations, rich recipes and enticing entrees. Don’t forget to bring your recipe cards, these are some provisions that you don’t want to miss out on. It’s time to chow down! 

Grab a bite to eat and an ice cold beer in the Beer StrEAT Gardens! It’s easy to work up an appetite while walking the show floor; put the pep back into your step with a wide variety of local and international brews to choose from, as well as your favourite YEG Food Trucks! There’s something for everybody and tons of delicious eats to get your hands on. Your thirst will be quenched and your belly will be full!

What’s a sure sign that spring is around the corner? A little leisurely landscaping challenge, of course! Don’t miss all the action at the 3rd annual Backyard Wars! Six incredible local landscapers will use their design prowess and battle it out for the best backyard space. Vote for your favourite design to help one participant win a $1,000 cash prize and free booth space at the 2018 Home + Garden show and for your chance to walk away with $250 visa gift card.

Direct access to the industry’s top professionals are at your fingertips! Avoid decorating, landscaping and renovation disasters by using our expert resources for relevant and stylish advice! Bring your photos, paint swatches, questions and samples to the experts for free one-on-one 15 minute, complimentary consultations.

Fashion and florals come together at Hort-Couture! Strut down the catwalk to view this season’s hottest trends curated by some of West Edmonton Mall’s most fashion forward retailers! This is your front row seat to view the beautiful blooming fashion. There’s no better way to reignite the feelings of a fresh season than with a runway of fashion trends and unique foliage. Your senses are bound to be delighted!

And don’t forget your furry friends! Zeke love this idea so much! Pamper your pooch (or feline friend) with a bed fit for royalty. Whether it’s an elaborate estate, or a modest mansion, treat your furry friend to a lap of luxury. Local media personalities and influencers were put to work to create comfortable and stylish pet beds perfect for man’s best friend. Each participant chose a piece of furniture from the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and transformed it into an upcycled bed of doggy dreams. Don’t forget to give the challengers a round of a-paws and take a bed home for yourself! Bid on the fetching pooch palaces which will be up for auction. 100% of the proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity.   

Now for the best part! Up for grabs are FOUR tickets for one day of this wonderful event! The contest is over Tuesday March 21, 2017 at midnight MST. There no restrictions for winning other than the winner must be in Edmonton on the days of the show. And to stay in-the-know follow The Home & Garden Show on social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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