Monday, October 15, 2012

Relax... It's Lees Carpet

While at BlogHer12 in August, I was invited to the "Relax, It's.. Lees Spill & Chill Spa Party"   I was excited, my first BlogHer party ever!!   Unfortunately, due to a mix up as to what floor/room the party was in, I didn't find right place until they were just cleaning up.   BUMMER, right?   Nope, they ladies were very sweet and took pity on me and my new buddy Diane and invited us in.   We got the "quick" version of what had gone down earlier.   First we met Julie Edelman "The Accidental Housewife"  OMG, she is a rip.  I loved her from first site, with the rubber gloves and martini in hand!    She gave a demonstration of how totally awesome this carpet is.  (This was filmed earlier during the actual party)

The carpets came in so many styles and colors to choose from.

Here are the features that make Lees Carpet durable and great for any home with high traffic, kids and pets.
* EverTex™ fiber technology offers permanent stain resistance without any topical treatment.
* EverTex™ flexible yarn system creates softness that allows toes to sink in even if stains can’t.
* ExtraLoc® backing uses double the density of woven support strands for a super-tough carpet that stands up to heavy traffic. 

I was offered to choose a color and style of carpet to try out in my own home.  I picked a lighter color, thinking I was going to be getting some new couches.  That didn't pan out, so  I figured I would put this carpet to the ultimate test!  My 19 year old son's dorm room!  Scary!  

This picture was taken after it had been in his dorm room for about 2 months.    He lives in a 3 bedroom suite with 5 other boys.    So you KNOW this gets it's fair share of wear and tear.   (yuck, I don't even want to know
But there it is... it looks just as new as the day we put it in.    AMAZING!  
I plan on using this rug in my living room when he is home for the summer.   

If your looking to replace your flooring, I suggest you check out a Carpet One retailer near you.  Also, you can check them out on Facebook and Twitter 

Disclosure:  I received a rug to review, opinions are all my own

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

Bulls Bridge Kent, Connecticut 
I get a pit in my stomach everytime I have to go through this bridge while driving the back roads to my friend's house in New York

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Hanging Out With Friends From McDonalds, Newman's Own, Green Mountain and Oh Yeah.. There's Free Coffee For A Year!


Giveaway:  Free Coffee once a week for a year!
Only valid in New England & Albany, NY 
(except Fairfield County, CT)

Last Monday I was invited to participate in a chat about one of my favorite beverages, COFFEE!  
Not just any coffee, but Newman's Own Organic Coffee that is served only at McDonald's here in New England.   
The live virtual coffee tasting/chat featured Nell Newman, President of Newman’s Own Organics along with local McDonald’s Owner/Operator Wayne LeBrun and Green Mountain Coffee experts
*  The history of Newman’s Own Organics coffee with McDonald’s in New England
*  Behind-the-scenes info and tour of the Green Mountain roasting plant in Vermont
* Roasting process and taste of Newman’s Own Organics McDonald’s blend

At 9:50am I made myself a cup of Newman's Own Organics coffee (light and sweet) in my Keurig and sat at my computer for the event.     You can check it out for yourself  here.

 I had a lot of fun chatting with everyone and learning all about the process.   I have to say I was so impressed with how serious they all were about making sure we get the BEST cup of coffee when hittin' MickeyD's.    They are so passionate about their jobs and coffee,  I guess that's why they are all very successful. 

Now for the BEST part of this whole post. THE GIVEAWAY!  

My great friends at McDonald's have given me, not 1, not 2 but 3 punch cards for  free coffee at McDonald's for a year!  You will receive one free small Newman's Own Organics Hot Coffee each week for a year!  Yup, that's 52 free cups of coffee!  Awesome, right?  

I'm going to make this easy and quick because I want you to get your card ASAP, so you can start using it right away!     Remember, this giveaway is only valid in New England & Albany, NY (except Fairfield County, CT) 

Rules:    * Leave me a comment telling me how you take your coffee?   (Mandatory)
              (Make sure you leave your email address so I can let you know if you win!)  
              *Extra entry, Follow me on Twitter @DecoratingDork (leave a comment telling me followed and your Twitter handle)
              *Extra entry, "Like" my Facebook page The Decorating Dork
The giveaway will end on Thursday Oct. 4th at 11:59pm.   I will choose the winners on Friday Oct. 5th using

Disclosure:  I was given a Keurig machine and coffee for participating.