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14 Apr

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I’m Taking the WordPress Jump!!

13 Apr

I’m FINALLY doing it!!  I’m really excited. I’ve heard the good and the bad and well, honestly I’ve heard A LOT more good.  I know it’s going to be trying (read Beth’s post about her switch) and I know I will have a lot to learn but I LOVE being challenged.

Now that I’m doing this I DO NOT want to lose you!!!  Since WP no longer uses Google Friend Connect, I really need my sweet awesomest readers to make sure you’re subscribed to my feed.  You can follow on BlogLovin.
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I can’t wait to get it all set up.  I’ll keep everyone updated on Facebook too! Make sure you LIKE me there!! AND while the blog is under construction I have a giveaway going on at Truly Lovely! Make sure you check that out! AND I have one on this blog too! You can enter here, but don’t worry I will keep it open until after the switch. 

OH, you’d like to know if I’m doing this myself? HA!! NO WAY! Allison with the House of Hepworths super awesome hubby is helping me with it.  If you’d like help with the switch let me know and I’ll put in a good word for you with him!! 

1 quick word of advice….if you haven’t already purchased your blogs name….DO IT! It’s what 10 bucks a year!  It will save you from being in tears when you discover that some jackwagon already purchased it, along with several variations of it in hopes of making a profit from you.  It’s happened to several other bloggers including Allison with HOH!!  I was in TEARS!! SO, now I will be AliLilyBlog! Lily with only one L now instead of 2 and sadly you can not change your FB page name if you have more than 100 likes!  But, I do have an alarm set in my calender to go off the day my original name is available again, considering said jackwagon doesn’t renew it!! 

So, with that, wish me luck!! I’ll see ya soon….on the other side! HAHAHA! 

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Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix Review & Giveaway

13 Apr

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

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I’ve mentioned here before that our yard is in DIRE need of a make over.  This is what the front yard looks like right now.

See what I mean?  While we are tackling the no grass thanks to the TX drought, we have also made a lot of plans to beautify the yard.  See that nice framed “I really want to be a flower bed” area.  THIS is where the new Miracle-Gro  Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix comes into play.  If you click that link back there you will learn what it is, how to use it, benefits and results.  In the how to use it explains how to use it in soil. It seems really easy to prep your area for it.  Here are some of the benefits

• Up to 3X the Flowers and Vegetables!* *versus native soil

• Significantly improves soil for multiple years

• Concentrated planting mix expands up to 3X when water is
• Feeds for up to 6 months
• All natural fibers hold up to 50% more water than basic potting

The difference between Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix and regular potting and garden soils is their unique blend Miracle-Gro® plant food and coconut coir fiber. Creating a plant mix that expands up the 3x when mixed with water, feeds plants for 6 months,makes native soil more workable and retains 50% more moister than regular potting soil. 

Whether in ground or in pots, the honey combed shaped, sponge like cell structure of the coir fibers help ensue that water is used efficiently.  The re-expansion of coir offers several benefits for plant growth, included moisture control and bulk density. And because coir contains a slow decomposing organic polymer called lignin, it continues to benefit native soil for years after it’s first been added. 

Here is a video to show you how it works. 

I’m really excited to give this a try.  I’ll have to show y’all the progression of our yard make over.  And that framed just waiting to be a flower bed area will hopefully start to look something like this.

Would you like a sample to try for yourself?  I have one Miracle-Gro® Expand ‘n Gro™ Concentrated Planting Mix sample to giveaway to one lucky AliLilly follower. To enter just leave me a comment below.  Advertisement

Thank you, MY Precious Savior

6 Apr
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:30

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Tulip Time Review

2 Apr

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of iBulb for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

For my spring mantel, David bought me tulips to add to the decor. I must say I absolutely LOVE the way they look.  The really accentuate the beauty of spring.  

Roses are gorgeous, they are no one can deny that, but I think a bouquet of tulips would be so unique.  Ya know for us women, it would really show that the giver went that extra step further to do something different for us.  It would show how much they really care.  I know when I saw the tulips David picked out for my mantel that is how I felt.  It was sweet, different and unique.  

Now that he has me interested in tulips, I would love to add some tulip decor around the house.  Maybe even plant some in our garden.  There is a great website that is FULL of all the information you need for planting, decor and maintaining tulips.  It’s an all in one education resource for tulips.  You can see more here cut tulips.

There are so many inspirational tips for decor on this site.  Inspiration like this…

There are also great Easter ideas like this…

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I’m really excited to decorate with tulips this spring and summer.  Alice and I are going to work on the bunny can tulip project next week. 

Go check out the website I linked above.  You will also find a couple tests that will help you discover which bulbs match your lifestyle and decorating style of your home. 

Scotts Snap Spreader System Review

30 Mar

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts® for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Texas had a horrible drought nearly all of last year.  Our yard has SUFFERED.  Our front yard has sporadic grass plugs here and there.  It’s all that’s left of the dead grass. Our backyard has no grass, but as become a weed factory.  There are literally so many weeds we can’t find the grass. 

My husband works long hours all week. Then on the weekends, although he will take care of the yard I know he is exhausted.  I would love to be able to take that chore off his hands, so he can have a weekend of ease.  This new Scotts® Snap® Spreader System sounds PERFECT for me.  

First, there is no guess work. HUGE perk for me.  The last time I handled a spreader and fertilizer, the bag stated that it covered 5000 sq ft.  Our entire home is 2600, not sure about the lot but I can assure you the backyard isn’t even close to 5000 sq ft.  I ended up spreading the WHOLE bag!  Not even making it to the side or front of the house.  So if this things does that calculation for me, GREAT! 

Second, no cutting, opening or pouring which means no spilling!  You simply pick up the bag snap it onto the spreader, lock it in place and you’re off.  It auto sets the flow rate for you. It also has an EdgeGuard feature keeping all those sprinkles off your drive way, patio and sidewalks. NO WASTE!  I’m telling you, I LOVE this thing and I haven’t even got my hands on one….yet!!!

Watch this testimonial video and see for yourselves. 

Doesn’t it sound great!  I really can’t wait to buy one.  And it’s the perfect time to get one and get your yard ready for summer.  Alice has grown up in Arizona for her first few years.  Now, being back in our home town of Houston, I’m excited for her to see all the green, the beach and walk and play in soft grass.  I need soft thick beautiful grass for her precious feeties and I’m certain I can achieve that with this spreader.  I already know firsthand for living most of my life in Houston that Scott products work. 

Click this link to find out more about the Scotts® Snap® Spreader System.  AND, if you LIKE Snap perks on Facebook you can enter for your chance to win many amazing prizes.  They will also keeping you informed of new promotions and contests.

I can’t wait to show you our yard in a few months.  David and I are really excited to get to work on it.  Our Alice deserves a beautiful yard to play in. Advertisement

Zenni Optical’s CRAZY AWESOME Promotion

11 Mar
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Zenni Optical for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you heard of Zenni Optical ??  They are an awesome online eyeglasses store offering high quality $6.95 prescription eyeglasses !!  There are so many different kinds of glasses to choose from.  They offer virtually every kind of glasses including bifocal or progressive.  You can even add tint for only $4.95.  Tint can be added to full rim, half rim or even rimless frame eyeglasses. 
My husband and I both wear glasses. Well, he does, mine collect dust.  I don’t like mine and this is where Zenni Optical would come in perfectly for me.  You can upload a picture of you and virtually try on any pair of glasses.  You can even save your favorites. Wait for your hubby to come home from work and have him look through and help you pick out the perfect pair.  And since they offer $6.95 prescription eyeglasses  you could purchase a few pairs to change up your style according to your stylish mood on said day!! 
There are so many styles and colors to choose from you really have to take and look and see.  They even have frames for children. 
With that being said, here comes the SUPER AWESOME part!! They are having a Buy 2 Get 1 Free promotion! 1 You could buy 2 pairs of stylish eyeglasses and get your sunglasses free.  Our buy a pair for you a pair for your hubby and get your kids glasses for free! There are so many great possibilities!!  Hurry and check out this awesome promotion before it ends!!!