I am feeling lucky! About two weeks ago, I received an email from Diane from the blog Lavender Dreams. She told me that I had won her giveaway which was a $50 gift card from Lowes. How lucky can you get? Leo and I had just been in Lowes the day before and had seen an outdoor Christmas decoration that we wanted. But we didn’t get it because we are on a real tight budget. And the $50 was the exact amount that we needed.
Diane’s giveaway was sponsored by Hometalk, an online site that you can join for free and have access to a community of home improvement experts.
You can post a question and get responses from builders, gardeners, landscapers, and other do-it-yourselfers. Leo’s got a question. The other day he noticed that the pump on the well that we use to water the garden was running continuously and had a small leak on the pipe from the well to the pump. To stop the pump, he turned it off at the breaker. When he turned it on the next day, it had no pressure at all. Got any ideas?
This is an example of something that you can ask on Hometalk. Experts or people who had had a similar problem would give him feedback. Not only can you ask questions, you can do a search to see if your question has already been posted. And you can share your latest DIY project by uploading photos. Leo said he is most proud of the stone walkway that we built, and he may upload a picture of it. You can read about how we did it here.
You can also register for some awesome weekly giveaways on Hometalk right now. I just registered for a $250 gift card to Best Buy. Click here to visit or join Hometalk.
If you’ve never visited the blog Lavender Dreamer, why don’t you check it out. Click here.
Diane and her husband live in a lavender colored home, hence the name of her blog. So thanks, Diane and Hometalk for sponsoring the gift card to Lowes.
Here’s what we bought with our gift card. Remember that outdoor Christmas decoration that we wanted? We bought it, and it’s already hanging at the Cottage at the Crossroads.