Great Big Home & Garden giveaway!

h&GHey there and happy mid week Cleveland. While it’s been a cold one at least we weren’t part of the nations recent East coast snow storm…always thinking positive. This week has been a busy, but super fun one, while I packed with passion and precision for Alt Summit I also had a great work (short) week.

With the beginning of the new year I have vowed to myself to make an effort to thrown my firm into so many more collaborative opportunities and for that extra effort the creative juices are really flowing. From collaborating with friends and fellow entrepreneurs to picking up some very exciting new business my daily design work has recently been infused with a new sense of excitement. I thank my lucky starts that I get to get up every morning and work with people that inspire me on projects that both challenge me and excite me. Loving your job is such a cool thing, I can only wish it upon everyone.

Besides resolving to work more collaborative one of my personal resolutions was a few more home improvement projects for the new year. Nothing to crazy, no massive remodeling projects or digging up the entire front yard to repair sewer lines (good riddens 2013) this year I’m talking some fun decor stuff. Perhaps installing some pretty outdoor trellises for my wishful espaliered pear tree to grow with. Maybe some outdoor benches to better utilize our backyard as a summer oasis. I’d like to give the front beds of our home some deserved attention this spring filling them with bulbs and a few tree-like shrubs to further block the home from the road. I’d like to install a new mailbox, while I appreciate the rubbermaid box the previous owners left us…from a design standpoint it truly makes my skin crawl each day I pull into the drive, must swap out with something sleek and clean. Also want to install a little stone wall (behind or adjacent to the mailbox) that will feature our house address numbers for friends and guests. Don’t even get me started about outdoor landscape lighting to highlight the home at dusk…I guess I do have a “few” projects on the horizon. Enter this years Cleveland’s Great Big Home + Garden Show at the IX Center.

This years show will take place Saturday February 8th through Sunday February 16th and will feature more than 650 exhibitors showcasing some of their best renovation, home repair and improvement vendors. Plus this years show will also feature the popular garden showcase featuring international themed gardens from all over the world, the perfect indoor fix to cure those winter blues. While I can’t say I get to the show every year, I think it might be a good year to go check it out for some new ideas to help me in tacking my “to-do” list. Thinking of going as well? I have a pair of tickets to give away as well as a discount code for my readers.

When purchasing your tickets online, enter HEARTCLE to receive an extra dollar off the ticket cost. To enter to win the free pair of entrance tickets to the show tweet me “@iheartclev I’d love to check out the @GreatBigShow at the IX Center.” Winners name will be drawn by Friday January 31st. Winner will be notified by twitter.