Herb Box and Gro-ables Seed Pod Giveaway

Ever since my food allergy diagnosis, I have been wanting to plant a small herb garden that I could use.  Living in Utah, we don’t have a very long growing season so I wanted to be able to grow some herbs in my house.  So what is a girl supposed to do?  Well, she builds one to fit in her kitchen window sill.

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When we remodeled the kitchen two years ago, we made sure to put a window sill in the kitchen window so that I would be able to put some plants in the kitchen.  And I am so excited to have finally tackled this project.  (Please excuse the dirty kitchen photo…this was at Christmas time during some Christmas baking! I couldn’t find the other photo I had taken!)

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So I set out and built this simple Herb Box to hold and grow our indoor herb garden in.  I measured the box to fit our window sill and added some compartments in the herb box for each herb to grow in.

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The herb box measures 30 inches in length by 5 inches in width.  We made sure that we could fit our clay pots inside the individual compartments and then cut our wood board accordingly.  Then we simply glued them together with some wood glue and added some nails to hold the wood securely in place with a nail gun.  For the base we just used a piece of scrap wood.

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I wanted to use clay pots for the herbs to be planted in because I did not want to worry about finding a way for the water to drain out of the bottom of the box on my windowsill.  The clay pots have a water basin that they sit on to collect any excess water.

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This girl LOVES when we make something with wood because it means she can dig through our wood scrap pile and come up with her own creations.  This is a play ground for her Little Pet Shop toys.  I think she did a great job, don’t you?

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For the herbs I used these perfect Gro-ables Seed Pods.  Each little pod comes with everything you need to grow your own food.  Be sure to check back in later when I share the finished herb box in my kitchen window sill!  I LOVE how it turned out!

Each ready-to-plant Seed Pod® contains:

  • Specially selected non-GMO seed at just the right depth
  • Growing materials to protect the seed and keep it moist
  • Plant food to help it grow and build strong roots

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Gro-ables are so easy to use…seriously…growing plants could not be easier and they come in 17 different varieties.   Today I get to give one of my Idea Room readers a fun Gro-ables Prize Pack.  The Gro-ables Prize Pack includes: a steel watering can, Gro-ables Seed Pods, Decorative Plant Labels, and some gardening gloves.

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If you would like to be entered for a chance to win the Gro-ables (#Groables) Prize Pack, follow the directions in the Rafflecopter Box below.  Please be patient as it may take the widget a few seconds to load fully.  You may need to enter on a laptop or desktop computer.

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*Fine Print: This giveaway is sponsored by Miracle Gro.  I was given product and/or compensation but all opinions and statements are mine.  Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on May 7, 2014. One winner will receive a Gro-ables Prize Pack as explained above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Teacher Appreciation Michaels Giveaway

Today I am over at Skip to my Lou sharing an awesome Teacher Appreciation Idea. I have teamed up with some amazing bloggers to share clever and unique ways to show your teacher how important they are. Teacher Appreciation Week is the first full week in May. Follow along each day to get loads of teacher appreciation gift ideas! As part of the series I get to share this fabulous: Show your Appreciation Giveaway {1 for you and 1 for your favorite teacher}!

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One lucky winner and their favorite teacher will receive…

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It is easy to enter simply wait for rafflecopter to load and enter there.

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Remember to follow the entire series because you can get a new entry each day by visiting the featured blogger! You won’t want to miss a day of the best teacher gift ideas! Thank you to Michaels for this generous giveaway and for supporting teacher appreciation.

*Fine Print: This giveaway is sponsored by Michaels, however all opinions and statements are mine.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Rockwell Tools Giveaway x 2

So, I just recently shared with you two projects that I was able to use two of Rockwell’s Power Tools on.  I love their tools and the newest additions to our “workshop” have me giddy with excitement.  I love a good power tool, don’t you?  Just in time for Mother’s Day, you could win one of two amazing tools so that you…or your spouse…can use to make a great addition to your home.

Our friends at Rockwell would like to give TWO Idea Room readers one of the following tools:

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Because we are giving away one of each tool, we will have two SEPARATE Rafflecopter Entry Forms.  If you would like to be entered for a chance to win one OR both of the tools, be sure to enter in the appropriate entry widget.

If you are having trouble entering you might need to do so from a computer or a laptop.  Sometimes mobile devices do not work with the widget.  Be patient as the widget may load slowly.

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We recently used the BladeRunner to cut out this Wooden Letter for my daughter’s room.  It made the process SO easy!  Having the right tools can make a huge difference in your home projects.

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The Rockwell BladeRunner blends performance characteristics of a jigsaw and bench top scroll saw. This variable-speed saw with 5-amp motor, uses standard T-shanked blades to cut a variety of materials. Perform cross-cuts, angled and rip cuts all day. Includes T-slot and a miter gauge/rip fence combination. The BladeRunner includes 5 blades: metal, aluminum, ceramics, scroll and wood.

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We used the Sonicrafter X2 to help make the 90 degree cuts on the inside of this DIY Lighted Letter Sign. The Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 features Hyperlock™ which provides one ton of clamping force to prevent blade slippage. It is the most powerful and fastest cutting tool in the Rockwell line. Its 3.0 amp motor oscillates at 11,000-20,000 (OPM) with a 3.2 degree angle. The 3.30 lb. tool has a variable speed dial and constant speed control, which electronically maintains speed-of-cut under load. It comes with a hard shell tool case for storage.  

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Sonicrafter accessories like the triangular-shaped sanding pads and sanding sheets are ideal for detail sanding in corners and tight spaces. Other Sonicrafter accessories cut through wood, thin sheet metal, fiberglass, copper pipe, PVC, tubing and other materials.   x2_thumb.jpg Want to learn more about Rockwell Tools or follow them on Social Media?  You can find them here: Facebook Twitter Pinterest a Rafflecopter giveaway

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*Fine Print: This giveaway is sponsored by Rockwell Tools.  I was given product and/or compensation but all opinions and statements are mine.  Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on April 25, 2014. One winner will receive a Rockwell Sonicrafter X2 and a different winner will receive a Rockwell BladeRunner.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.



Cricut Explore Giveaway

A couple of days ago I shared one of my very first Cricut Explore Projects with you…this I Love You a Bushel & a Peck Pillow.  And today, I get to give ONE OF YOU your very own Cricut Explore Machine.

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The overall look and design.

You can literally plug and play with your machine right out of the box.  Set up is effortless.  Storage compartments for the Cricut cutting and vinyl tools.  Cutting mat slides under the feet for a nice storage spot.  Quiet…like super quiet!

Cuts Perfectly.

The Cricut Explore cuts with the perfect “kiss cut”.  You just set the dial and cut.  A deep cut blade is available that allows you to cut thin leather and thin sheets of wood.  It will also cut fabric with heat and bond.

Design Space.

Instantly create a project from hundreds (and growing) pre-designed “Make It Now” projects or create your own.  *Design space is an online program so for those of you with limited internet may want to consider that.

Access to images.

The new Design Space library offers access to 50k+ images you can choose to create your projects. Just signing up you’ll have access to over 2300 images for FREE.  Add your existing Cricut cartridges to your Design Space account.

Upload your own files to cut.

I saved the best for last. Finally, Cricut is enabling users to cut their own files. SVGs, PNGs and other cut files, the new Design Space will let you cut whatever your creative heart designs (for the most part). Some of us have been waiting forever to see this come to reality… I know, some of you have no idea what I’m talking about. Trust me, do a little jump for joy and call it a supportive leap of happiness.

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Alright…who wants to win one?  If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a NEW Cricut Explore please enter in the Rafflecopter Widget below.

*You may need to enter from a computer instead of a mobile device.  Sometimes it takes a minute for the Rafflecopter widget to load, so please be patient.

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*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on April 21, 2014. One winner will receive a gift certificate as specified above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Tandem Bike & $250 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

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Ride and Shop Giveaway! Imagine riding a FREE tandem bike with a friend and shopping with $250 pre-paid Visa gift cards!

What a fun giveaway to welcome in warm weather! Enter in below. It’s super easy.

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Thanks to all of the following sites for making this giveaway possible. What a great bunch!

 Mod Podge Rock

Crafting Chicks

Make It and Love It

Skip To My Lou

The Idea Room

Today’s Creative Blog

Tatertots and Jello

U Create

How Does She

Dollar Store Crafts

Pick Your Plum

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Follow the directions by clicking on the link below:

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The Twinery Giveaway

This post is sponsored by The Twinery. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I have two words for you…BAKER’S TWINE!!! I am so excited to tell you that I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a FABULOUSLY HUGE baker’s twine giveaway…we’re talking $150 to The Twinery, to choose whatever you want!!!

bakers-twine-giveaway-750x937Baker’s Twine is the perfect accessory when it comes to packaging, and is incredibly versatile. It can add just the right touch to any gift or package, and it’s a simple addition that makes a huge difference. The Twinery has an awesome selection–solid, striped, metallic, and more, plus tons of colors. You can buy them in small increments, or large spools—whatever you need!

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Because it’s one of our favorite things, we really wanted to share it with…YOU!!!!

This huge baker’s twine giveaway is brought to you by these bloggers:

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The Idea Room

The Crafting Chicks

Lolly Jane

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TO ENTER: Just follow the directions in the box below, making sure to read all terms and disclosures before entering. GOOD LUCK!!!! (You just need to enter once, on any of these blogs.)

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Better Life Bags Giveaway

You guys! I am so excited about today’s giveaway!  Have you heard of Better Life Bags?  If not, I am excited to introduce them to you today.

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Here are a few words from Rebecca’s site, Better Life Bags about their mission:

“The mission of Better Life Bags is simple:  make lives better!

My family and I moved on purpose to a low income area of Detroit  in 2010.  Because the unemployment rate here is 20%, we have an awesome opportunity for BLB to give back to the community that we operate out of!

We hire women, who otherwise cannot get jobs, to work for BLB.  We rent them a sewing machine and tools while teaching them a skill set that allows them to become a primary or secondary provider in their families.  Most of these women are first generation immigrants from countries such as Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Yemen, and Bangladesh, so we are also able to provide them with much needed fellowship and friendship as we visit their homes to deliver fabric and pick up orders”.

 


I just LOVE that Rebecca is giving back to so many with her company and her mission.  I LOVE my Better Life Brynnda Bag!  It is the perfect size for traveling and with the strap over the body, it makes it easier to carry for long day trips across the city and keeps your stuff close by.  I can’t wait to take it on my next trip or conference!  I love all the fun details!

Better Life Bags are fully customizable and you can mix and match any fabrics to make your bag perfectly unique and suited to your own personality and style.

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I get to give one lucky Idea Room Reader their own custom bag from Better Life Bags.

How awesome is that?

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If you would like to be entered for a chance to win a Better Life Bag, be sure to follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Box below.

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*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on April 10, 2014. One winner will receive a gift certificate as specified above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Wood Sign Giveaway–Between You & Me

We started the remodel of our kitchen 2.5 years ago and we are finally putting the finishing touches in here.  It has been a long process with us doing most of the work ourselves.  With 5 active kids, jobs, and the everyday hustle and bustle of life, it has taken us some time to get to this point.  Not to mention that once we re-did the kitchen, it spiraled into wanting to re-paint the rest of the house, and once you re-paint, you want to re-do a lot of other things.  I am really close to sharing with you a house tour if you are interested, I just have a few things to finish up.  In the meantime, check out this lovely sign that found a home in our kitchen.

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We had this space by the kitchen table and hutch that I was having a difficult time finding something for this space.  I decided that I wanted to make a sign to go here and began looking around for some inspiration pieces.  I stopped dead in my tracks when I saw this sign from Between You & Me Signs.  It was exactly what I was looking for.  If you haven’t noticed, I am a big fan of typography signs.   I love the power of words and wanted to have something prominent in my home to remind us what we as a family believe and aspire to.

At Between You And Me Signs, each sign is completely customizable to your family values, favorite scriptures, inspirational quotes, or unique phrases. All are hand-made out of solid wood, then vintaged and distressed. No two signs are identical.

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Between You & Me Signs would like to give ONE Idea Room reader a 2×2 OR a 4×2 sign of their choice.  You can choose a sign they already have in their Between You and Me Shop or have one custom made.  If you would like to be entered for a chance to win your own sign, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter Box below.

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I am seriously in love with my new sign.  So much so, that I had them make me a “No Empty Chairs” Sign which is our family motto.  Which means that we don’t want to have any family members missing from our family.  Each and everyone of our family members have an important and valid place in our home.  It also has some religious meaning to us as well as we long to be an eternal family.  No matter what your beliefs are, I am sure you have something significant to you and your family that you would love to have displayed in your home. 

And if by chance you don’t win, Between You and Me Signs is offering all Idea Room Readers a 10% discount on any sign.  Be sure to enter the coupon code IDEAROOM upon checkout.

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*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on March 17, 2014. One winner will receive a gift certificate as specified above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary.

Charlotte Shoe Company Giveaway

Are you a shoe girl?

Well…if you are, you will want to be sure to continue reading today…

I have a fun giveaway just in time for Valentine’s Day…

perfect that is, if new shoes speak your love language!

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I was contacted by Mary from Charlotte Shoe Company about doing a giveaway.  Shoes are not normally something I post about here…but I like new shoes and figured that many of you do too.  Charlotte Shoe Company has some really cute ones that are unique and fun.

And since this week marks…

5 YEARS…

for this little site of mine, I thought a giveaway for something different was perfect. 

And who wouldn’t love some new shoes for The Idea Room’s  Blog-iversary?

  I got to review the OTBT Bedford Boot which I am totally loving.  They are so comfortable and that is really important to me in a shoe.  I also love the extra leather details.  The shoe is nicely made and it is going to be a go to boot as long as the snow sticks around this winter!

These boots speak to my inner cowgirl.  Did you know I used to ride horses in college?  I was part of the Equestrian Club and I competed in English and Western Riding Shows and LOVED it!

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I also tested out these fun Gold Juil-Ballet Flats.  Ummm….they are splendid and are perfect for my “mom” outfit.  It is so nice to have a comfy shoe that I can quickly slip on and off as I get in and out of the car multiple times a day.  I even drove the school carpool in them while rocking my jammies.  My girls were not amused.  But they are comfy, cute and have a little bit of shine to make a girl feel fancy in her jammies.

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You have to take a look at the fun and unique shoes Mary sells.  And…why not try to win some for yourself?

Mary from the Charlotte Shoe Company is giving one lucky Idea Room Reader

a $75 Gift Certificate to her shop.

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To enter for a chance to win, simply follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below.  If the widget is not loading properly you may need to enter from a computer instead of your mobile device.  You may need to give it some time to properly load as well due to higher traffic at times.

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*Fine Print: Giveaway ends at 11:59pm (MST) on February 17, 2014. One winner will receive a gift certificate as specified above.  Must be 18 years of age or older and a resident of the U.S.A. to enter. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook or Pinterest. Facebook and Pinterest will be completely released by each entrant. One entry per person. Entry includes filling out the Rafflecopter form above. Winner will be chosen using random.org. and will be notified via email within 24 hours of the giveaway closing time. Winners will be announced on the post, not on Facebook. The winners must respond within 24 hours of receiving the email or a new winner will be chosen. No purchase necessary. **This is a sponsored post.  I was given shoes to review and compensation.  However all opinions are mine and mine alone.  And seriously…who doesn’t love a good shoe?

KitchenAid Giveaway


Can you believe it’s February already? Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and LOVE is in the air. It’s a special time of the year when we can make a special effort to show those we LOVE just how much we care about them. And because we truly have the BEST readers, we’ve joined together with some blogger friends to bring you a truly SWEET giveaway!
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That’s right. THREE of you will win a KitchenAid! [You pick the color!]
Perfect for whipping up tasty ‘baked with love’ goodies for your family and friends.
Meet the Bloggers…
Please take a minute to follow everyone who made this giveaway possible…
These blogs are the best of the best, you won’t be sorry!
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Take a minute to visit everyone… you won’t be sorry!
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