Thursday, May 31, 2012

Backyard Contest Begins!!

The Spring/Summer 2012 Backyard Contest has officially begun!

Like any good project, ..say oh...a Backyard Reno Project,..this contest will have 3 parts:

1. The Plan/Budget
2. The Implementation
3. The End Product and Follow Up

Each week for the next 3 weeks I will introduce each new stage of the contest, starting today with Part One...the all important first step.

It's really quite order for the Contest to "activate" the Rustic Retrievals Facebook Fan page "Budget" needs to reach 50 "Likes" by Friday June 8, 2012.

The Plan to help keep on track to this 'Budget', is for all of you to keep sharing Rustic Retrievals' Facebook updates, Blog entries, Retweeting tweets etc etc ....encourage your friends and followers to drop by our page, hit "Like" and they too can become part of the contest.

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Some Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Pinterest and Instagram followers have already earned 'earlybird ballots' and I will continue to track each and every "Share", "Like", "Retweet", "Comment" etc.....

Each time you do so, you will receive a ballot for when the contest goes "live" and we'll begin giving away some great (and I mean GREAT) summertime, backyard and rustic themed prizes!

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Best of luck to you all!!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A Wee Teaser....

Rustic Retrievals will be having a Backyard Contest to kick off the Spring and Summer Season!

Details will be released via this Blog and the RR Facebook page later in the week. Keep checking back for details on how to win ballots to win some great prizes to help get your spring/summer decorating and entertaining season going!

Want to get an early jump on ballots!?! Simply click on the photo above, "Like" the Rustic Retrievals page and your name will be entered! To then win a second ballot....simply "Share" the contest teaser blog with your followers!



Monday, May 14, 2012

Thanks Mom.....

My Mom really is my best friend.....
Thanks so much Mom....for always having my hand, helping me stand tall and move forward...

Some pictures from the past few months that remind me of her....

Mother's Day Bouquet...I wish I could give her one everyday!

Picking paint colours for Mom and Dad's new home....we had them spread out everywhere!

Mom and I went for a drive...and had to stop and 'chat' with these guys..

Some of our finds after a day of antiquing and 'auctioning'...

A day at the beach with Mom this Spring.....such a great day!

Thank you for the memories Mom!! Love you always...xoxo


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Outdoor Living...

PatiosI spent my evening cutting the grass, weeding, watering plants...and letting my mind wander about landscaping possibilities...

I have so many ideas running through my mind about what I want to do with them...patios, extend the deck, fencing, raised beds, flagstone pathways, perennials....the possibilities are endless.

I then got out my measuring tape and let the brainstorming begin. I also made a few trips to local landscape stores to begin getting a sense for costs and what is available.

These photos from BHG and H&H are my inspirational starting points for my landscaping and yard plans.

Love the raised beds and built-in bench...makes it feel like an outdoor room! The fence below is exactly what I plan on installing...clean, simple lines.

Tulips, greenery and flagstone....gorgeous combination.

The crisp white and sharp texture of the gravel are a great combination...definitely something to consider!

What is there not to love about this room...great seating areas, shade and sun, mix of greenery, a variety of tones and textures.....this is definitely the feel I want for my back yard!

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