Its feeling like spring around here! Finally :) Although I can't complain too much; we haven't had much of a winter. Its been super nice....and I think I've gotten a little spoiled with it. I say every year that I'm going to move because I can't stand the snow. Don't get me wrong...its beautiful. Beautiful if you don't ever have to drive in it. lol. I get crazy anxiety even with the thought of snow in the forecast. But it's winters like this that prolong my 'moving'.
So, spring came early this year! And of course, with spring, comes all the beautiful flowers blossoming, and bushes and trees returning to their beautiful lushness -and surprises when my trees actually have blossoms on them, cuz that means I didn't kill them :) I was a little worried about those poor buggers. And what spring gives to us, it only makes sense to give back and have others enjoy it also. So I've joined up with Home Depot in their Spring It Forward Campaign. They are having their Spring Black Friday sales event that's going on today and this weekend. Sounds a bit like Christmas doesn't it? That's what I thought. But apparently, Spring is like Christmas for Home Depot. This is their time of year to offer amazing prices on live plants and also their time of year to help give back.
So, I stopped by Home Depot to check out what they had, and oh my goodness, Spring is in full bloom there! My only hope is that old man winter doesn't decide to return with a vengeance. I'm in full Spring mode now :) And I had the privilege of shopping their spring sale. Umm. Yeah. Good deals folks, good deals! I'm going back tomorrow with the hubs to get going on our yard :) And hopefully that darn bee stays away from this time :)
And with all of the spring blooms, I thought it only fit to pick some out for my neighbors and surprise them!
Home Depot’s Spring It Forward Facebook application. Attached them to each plant. I decided to go about this anonymously, and just wrote kind admiration's instead, like "You Rock" "You are Awesome" "We Heart You". You know, the neighborly things to say :)
Many of my neighbors are new to the street. And many don't have much in their yards yet because we are in a new development. So I felt it fitting to leave these as little "welcome to the neighborhood" type gifts.
So off we go! It was such a pretty day so Max came along to help us with the little surprise :)
Well, do you want some plants of your own to give away? Home Depot is offering 3 of my readers a $20 gift card so you can Spring It Forward and surprise a friend, neighbor or stranger with a lovely plant of their own :) All you have to do to enter is:
- Leave a comment below about who you would like to surprise with a beautiful plant or flower.
- Blog about it, Facebook about it, or Tweet about it -and leave a comment below with a link for each one.
This giveaway ends Thursday, April 5th at Midnight MST.
Be sure to check out the Home Depot Facebook page and Spring It Forward Application. You will find a wide variety of plant ideas and tags you can print out and attach to plants/flowers that you would like to "pay it forward" with. You can even give virtual plants to your Facebook friends :) Also, be sure not to miss out on their sale this weekend!Maybe I'll see you there!
Disclosure: In my partnership with Home Depot, they gave me a gift card to purchase my Spring It Forward plants.