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10/03/2011

BHG Before and After [$100 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway]

I have a story to tell you.  A sad story about a neglected bed.

My Father-in-law lived in San Antonio for work for a year.  He was packing up to move home the same week that we were moving from home to Austin.  Because of the timing we inherited some things from his temporary apartment.  One of those things was a full size bed.

My son had just gotten new bedding for Christmas for a twin size bed, so the Full size bed went into the girls room by default.  We thought we would be moving out of the rental house in a year, so I didn't buy new bedding.  Once we moved into our house the bed would either go in a guest room or the boy would get it since he was the oldest.

Two years later we are still in the rental house, it is still in the girls room, and until this weekend it still had never had new bedding.


Poor bed.  Poor sad bed.

Better Homes and Gardens has a line of home related goodies that are exclusive to Walmart.  I have one of their baskets in the kitchen that holds mail, I have some of their candlesticks on a bookshelf, one of their lamps on my desk, and a blanket on my bed.  So when they contacted me and asked if I wanted to use some of the BHG products to make a room guest ready for less, I said yes-sir-e.  And I knew just which bed was getting a makeover.

So this sad story has a happy ending.  A cute tufted comforter and a few decorative pillows later, the girls couldn't be happier with their new bed.  I think the bed is happy too.


And what would this post be without YOU being happy too!  One of you will win a $100 Walmart gift card that you can use to make one of your beds happy and your room guest ready for less.

So leave a comment letting me know what BHG Products you would like to have in your house and you will be entered to win!

For a second entry, head over and leave a comment on the BHG Live Better Facebook Page and make sure to tag Be Different, Act Normal in your post.  (You will have to be a fan of our Facebook page first in order to do this.)

And last but not least, share a link to this giveaway on Facebook or Twitter for a third entry.

Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

The contest will run from today October 3, 2011 until midnight CST on Monday October 10, 2011.  A winner will be selected at random from all entries and the winner will be contacted via email, so make sure to leave your contact information.

144 comments:

Calli said...

I love the Better Homes and Gardens Ivory Scroll 16-Piece Dinnerware Set!

geminicalli at yahoo dot com

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

I would love some pretty pillows to refresh my sofa or those mahogany pillar candle holders or some new lampshades (the taupe drum ones are lovely and only $11!) or some new pretty floral sheets...you get the picture!

Anonymous said...

I actually used a BHG shower curtain to make new curtains for my remodeled kitchen. The fabric was perfect with my new colors!

Cathy
camarler@yahoo.com

Lee Ann said...

I'm thinking I would love the Roseville reversible Bedding Quilt in Blue Chocolate! But wait, they don't have the size I want/need. Hmmm...

I'm liking the Antique Stripe Quilt. All I have to do is find matching sheets and pillowcases!

Thanks for a chance to win!

Anonymous said...

So cute! I like the BHG Palm 3 Piece Towel Set for our bathroom and the BHG Paisley Jacquard Comforter Set for our bed. Thanks so much!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Lacy said...

So happy that BHG has come to WalMart- so many nice things to choose from. Love that tufted comforter too!!! I would love to have a purple covered dutch oven... it's so pretty! But really am in need of a knife set (like the 14 piece forged cutlery block set.)

Anonymous said...

I shared the giveaway on Twitter:
http://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/121049206545842176

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I like you and BHG on Facebook (Amber H) and left them a wall post telling them you sent me!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Lee Ann said...

I don't know how to tag on another page's wall. But, I did say I came from you. Maybe you can give us all a crash course on how to tag? By the way, I became a facebook fan of you too! :-)

Lee Ann said...

I tweeted! @dlk3265 https://twitter.com/#!/dlk3265/status/121050697142779904

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

I would love to decorate my living room - right now we have lots of furniture by absolutely no accent pieces! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Lora @ my blessed life said...

I have been very impressed with the things I've seen at WM by BHG! I would so love to have a couple of those floor lamps:)

Jane said...

Some fresh towels would be nice or maybe throw pilloes. Vute stuff!!

Mindy said...

I would love new towels/shower curtain. I love thw Better Homes and Gardens Fleur De Lis Bedding Comforter Set. Wish the set you got came in gray!!

Mindy said...

Tagged ya in my post on BHG Facebook page!!

Rebecca said...

I love the BHG stuff at walmart and also love your blog. I find so many cute ideas on here and visit every day.
I would get some new patio cushions for the spring.

Jessika said...

Oh, definitely new bedding too. We're using a hand-me-down comforter from my early college, pre-husband (and pre-dating husband!) years. And it's white, so you can imagine that it's a little dingyish. We also have no nice pillows.... Gah!

Jessika said...

(and did the entry on FB!)

Anonymous said...

The damask bed set is lovely! And curtains in the room would be nice since the sun does rise on the guest side of the house.

Tori said...

Curtains and matching bedspread would be much appreaciated!

Mignon said...

I'm really, really ready to re-do our bedroom so some new bedding would be great!

Indiri @ Turning Stones said...

I would love to get some of their dishes. My dishes are of a few varieties and don't match (white plates, random cups, patterned plates, etc) and the red Simply Fluted dish set is pretty and so is the white Ivory Scroll set.

Rachael said...

I love the Better Homes and Gardens Bedding and pillows!

JC said...

I'd like to have Better Homes and Gardens Ashwood Road Chest
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

Commented on the BHG Live Better Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter/posts/257529180949337

JC said...

Shared on FB.http://www.facebook.com/tcarolinep/posts/177227055691307

Lauren said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'd love the Better Homes and Gardens Embossed Scroll 16pc Dinnerware Set

Lauren said...

Commented on the BHG Live Better FB page.

Lynda Del. said...

I'd love to have the BHG Bedding Tufted 4-Piece Comforter Set in Organic Green and the Red Currant Sheet Set!
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I like you and BHG on Facebook (ID: Lynda Castillo) and left them a wall post telling them you sent me!
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Marty said...

With the holidays coming up, and all the cooking that will ensue, I would love to have the Better Homes and Gardens Forged Cutlery Block set. I love that it has a piece of sharpening steel on it, and includes kitchen shears. And, it is really classy looking :) There is nothing worse than trying to use a knife that isn't that great when chopping, etc. Those knives would be a great help!

poetees@gmail.com

Lynda Del. said...

I tweeted - http://twitter.com/#!/Lyndadawinda/status/121103469749862401
lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Marty said...

I visited the BHG Live Better page and left a message :)

poetees@gmail.com

Marty said...

I shared this giveaway on my facebook page.

poetees@gmail.com

cat.janer said...

I am in need of about one million throw pillows right now. One. Million. Throw. Pillows. Sprucin up the old hand-me-down-couches.

Crystal said...

I really like their all over ruffle pillows..they'd be perfect for our master bedroom. Thanks for the chance to win!

Brenda said...

I love the garden antique striped bedding set. This would look so nice in my guest bedroom, along with a set of matching curtains. Maybe I could finally spruce up that room instead of using it for storage!

Christy said...

I would use it to get "accessories" for the room!

Christy said...

I "liked" them on fb, and left some love. :)

Anonymous said...

I would love a BHG comforter for my daughter's bedroom. She is not a little girl anymore and needs something more her style.

soursuc@frontier.com

Mami2jcn said...

I'd love to have the Better Homes and Gardens Ashwood Road Chest, Cherry.



mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I wrote on their FB wall with my username Mary Happymommy:

http://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter/posts/257607577608164

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I shared on FB:

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=198787543528166&id=100000611160195

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Nanette said...

I NEED a new table setting SO bad!!! Please pick me! PLEASE! :)

The Johnson Familia said...

I had some BHG curtains in my living room and love them SO much I want to get some for my bedroom as well! Thanks!

The Miller Five said...

I would love to have a new bedding set for my bedroom. I am using a comforter now, that I bought on clearance 5 years ago! It's so ugly!! Thanks for the chance to win!

The Miller Five said...

I would love a new comforter or duvet cover for my bed. The one I have now is hot pink and UGLY! Thanks for the chance to win!

Erica said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I could really go for the BHG stainless steel roasting pan in time for Thanksgiving!!

Erica said...

I liked BHG on FB and tagged you in a comment on their wall!

Erica said...

And I tweeted the giveaway!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I've really been wanting one if their slip covered chairs for awhile now.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Leann said...

I would like to have the floral damask rug. chefl@swbell.net

Tabathia said...

I would love to have a few of their rugs and lamps
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/121231786767429632
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Tabathia said...

Posted comment on BHG fb wall
https://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter/posts/257645907604331
tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

Salsa Mama said...

Oooh-bedding!! bedding bedding bedding. :) Mine is looking less than par for sure and I LOVE some of their designs! Thanks BHG!!

Lauren said...

BHG has so many cute throw pillows that would look great in our spare room!

Lauren said...

I thanked BHG on their FB page!

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

I'm having a linky party for giveaways. I'd love it if you wanted to stop by and enter to promote your giveaway!
http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2011/10/trick-or-treat-giveaway-and-linky-party.html

Rebecca said...

Oh to have only one need in the house. We just got a new sofa that totally changes the look of the living room but I really want to redo the master bed.. The comforter and curtains and pillows all need to be replaced..

Katie said...

SUCH cute bedding Lorie! Love the after shot, and the prints on the wall!

I actually love Better Homes & Garden's scented candles. The large jar at Walmart is only $4.97! I am burning Spiced Pumpkin Pie as we speak!

Jenna said...

Love their BH&G Linen Tower- I desperately need one!

Brittany said...

I am SO IN LOVE with Better Homes and Gardens Damask Scroll 8-Piece Bed in a Bag!!!!! I have been wanting to re-do our Master bedroom for sometime now, but just haven't had the extra money and time to do and this would be the PERFECT opportunity!!!

Brittany said...

I "like" BHG on FB and Tagged Be Different.. Act Normal in my Post :)

Monica said...

I would love to get curtain rods & curtains for our windows! right now we just have those ugly slatted blinds that came with the place (it's a rental). The 'Better Homes and Gardens Flourish Double Rod, Bronze Finish' rods are really great looking!

Monica said...

Liked BHG on Facebook & tagged you in the comment. Thanks for the chances to win!

Kyra @ RACKS and Mooby said...

I really like the citrus scroll decorative pillows - they'd be perfect for our living room! Thanks for the chance!

LeAnn said...

Your bed turned out so pretty. I really had a hard time deciding which things I like best because BH&G really has a great variety of beautiful products. We've been talking about doing a makeover for our bed too so I looked and found the Elegance coverlet. I love it! It's so pretty, yet simple. Just my style.

leannolsen at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

My master bedroom needs a lot of work. There are so many cute things to choose from. Or maybe I would buy the Better Homes and Gardens Garden Grove 4-Piece Conversation Set for my patio.
thanks
taufers at yahoo dot com

Julie said...

I would love a bed spread or some curtains from BHG. I am in the middle of redoing the master bedroom and that would be perfect!

Katie said...

oooo, I'm in need of new bedding too.

Melody said...

I like the 5 Shelf bookcase.
melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

Jenna Z said...

I'd love the Better Homes and Gardens 13-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set!

Jenna Z said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/corgipants/status/121337207918297089

LilaLoa said...

I love the BHG serving ware! So simple, and so pretty!

(Lilaloa@ymail.com)

debpaint16 said...

I need new lamps for my living room! They have a 4 pc lamp set, that would be perfect!!! This is a Great Giveaway!! Thanks for a chance to win!!
debpaint16@aol.com

debpaint16 said...

I left a comment on the BHG Live Better Facebook Page and tagged Be Different, Act Normal in the post!!!!
debpaint16@aol.com

debpaint16 said...

I shared this on my FB page (debpaint16)
debpaint16@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I would like to get the Better Homes and Gardens 5 Piece Pedestal Dining Set, Black Finish .

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Liked BHG on fb and thanked them for the giveaway here.

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

tweeted

http://twitter.com/#!/JenniferCNP/status/121414435003830274

Jennifer Marie

lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

Elena said...

I would like to have the Floral Damask Rug

elena150980@yahoo.com

Elena said...

shared on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/JamericanSpice#!/permalink.php?story_fbid=240196602696483&id=100002433695748

elena150980@yahoo.com

Mindie said...

I would love a new comforter for my bed.

mindiepack@gmail.com

Shel said...

I'd love the Better Homes and Gardens Bath Towels, Damask and the coordinating Damask shower curtain. My towels look like rags and they're ORANGE..nothing in my bathroom is orange and I can't believe I bought these so many years ago; what was I thinking?

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I like the BHG Facebook page and tagged you in my post (Michelle Hudak)
https://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter/posts/257939944241594

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/auntiethesis/status/121456381017600000

shel704 at aol dot com

groovyonetoo said...

I would love to redecorate my tiny, tiny bathroom. I love how BHG has everything that matches and I don't have to try to match towels, shower curtains, and other items. I'm a decorating mess and I like that they do the work for me!

groovyonetoo said...

And I left a message on their Facebook page with your link, too. Thanks for letting me know it was there! Can't believe I didn't like you on Facebook before. Glad you set up that link, too!

susitravl said...

So many beautiful items from BHG and at great Wal Mart prices - who could resist? Love the Better Homes and Gardens Flourish Curtain Rod for starters!
susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

susitravl said...

Posted on BHG's wall and tagged you - https://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter/posts/258066277562294
susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

almaNYC said:
The BHG white Ivory Scroll dish set looks nice, I'd have that.

thischickwins at gmail dot com

Karina said...

i would love some cute throw pillows

karinaroselee at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I, too, need to buy new bedding for our bed that we have had for 14 years now. I would love to Leaf Garden bedset. Thank you. Miriam

Anonymous said...

I want some of their cute dishes!

jessicaguilford@yahoo.com

The Jaded Mom said...

Tri-ply Clad 18/10 Stainless Steel
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-10-Piece-Tri-Ply-Clad-18-10-Stainless-Steel-Cookware-Set/14915147

The Jaded Mom said...

Liked BHG FB as Steva Spottswood and mentioned that you sent me

The Jaded Mom said...

http://twitter.com/#!/jadesteva/status/121674411068760064

Michelle said...

The quatrafoil towels are awesome! i would love a few sets of those.

Henria O. said...

I really like the Better Homes and Gardens Pembroke Matelasse Coverlet!

Henria O. said...

Liked BHG on FB and tagged you on their page here: http://tinyurl.com/3t744rd

Henria O. said...

Shared this on FB here: http://tinyurl.com/6zyjrsk

susan1215 said...

I like the Better Homes and Gardens Foulard Stripe Bed in a Bag

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/122022811563864064

s2s2 at comcast dot net

heather_dice37 said...

I could use a loveseat or couch slip cover or some new bedding or a pretty rug. So many things I could really use and love! Thanks for this awesome
giveaway! :)
heather_dice37(at)yahoo(dot)com

just jayma said...

The tuffted comforter is just darling! I also love the Baylee Quilt set!

just jayma said...

I tweeted about your giveaway!!

Kimmie Jean said...

I would love a cute comforter and home decor items... they have such cute stuff!
Thanks,
Kimmie

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

I really need some of those adorable throw pillows. I also really like their bookcases.

Anonymous said...

i love the BHG Arbor Rose 12 piece bedding set

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

i like both on fb amanda sakovitz and told them u sent me and tagged you https://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter#!/BHGLiveBetter/posts/258999150802340

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Anonymous said...

http://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/122401157338505216

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

~ Noelle said...

Oh, i really like the BHG 5 pc pedestal dining set!!!
thanks
jumpin.beans09 at gmail.com

~ Noelle said...

commented on their wall and tagged you

Kelly Tillotson said...

i love their farmhouse table, which we now own---but i want to get the matching bench!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

Kelly Tillotson said...

i like them on fb and tagged you in sending me!
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

Kelly Tillotson said...

i shared this giveaway link on fb
*kelly
kelly-tillotson@hotmail.com

Dee said...

Love the Fleur de lis comforter set and the Antique Stripe Quilt. I'd get those! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

I like BHG on fb as Dee G and mentioned that you sent me https://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter/posts/259168764118712

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

shared on fb as Dee G :)

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=202713256464852&id=1449584700

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

So hard to choose just one thing but love the west ridge black buffet!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Wrote on BHG's FB page and tagged Be Different in it.

Heidi said...

I assumed I would look for some great bedding for my kids room, but the
4 piece Tufted Bedding in Aquifer would be beautiful in my room! Very cute and a great price too!

Heidi@HomemadeBeautiesByHeidi

ruthhill74 said...

I love the Better Homes and Gardens Arbor Rose 12 piece Bed in a Bag
ruthaw_1974@yahoo.com

ruthhill74 said...

like them on facebook and left a comment:
https://www.facebook.com/BHGLiveBetter/posts/259664120735843

ruthhill74 said...

tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/ruthhill74/status/123036633959374848

Anonymous said...

I didn't realize that BH&G had products at Walmart. We could really use an official TV stand - instead of a stand-in coffee table. I like the Willow Mountain one.

Anonymous said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/cmouse01/status/123172708505747457

Everyday Gourmet said...

I love their candles and their baskets!

Trav and Linds said...

Awesome giveaway! I am so in need of some new pots and pans, so I would put it towards their stainless steel cookware set.

Amy said...

Our room needs a big makeover. I would love some new sheets, pillows, curtains~

Missy said...

I liked BHG on facebook!

Missy said...

I have no idea what I would buy! There are so many possibilities!

Angie F said...

I would love to have some of the BHG pillows to go with my new comforter :)

M.E. said...

My fav B&G products are All-Over Ruffles pillow, Floral Damask Rug, Pretty Peony Accent Rug.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Raimi said...

Hands down, I would love new bedding for my room. I am always the last one to get something new(we have 4 little boys :-)). Thanks for the chance!

Raimi
jrkrupp@surewest.net

eclairre said...

I like the BHG Palm 3 Piece Towel Set for our bathroom

5 Little Moberlys said...

I really like BHG bedding and pillows.

5 Little Moberlys said...

I headed over to FB for both BHG and your blog. I couldn't tag your account but I left a comment.

sasicas said...

I would love the Better Homes and Gardens Arbor Rose 12 piece Bed in a Bag for our room, our current bedding is a hand-me-down from my SIL. Thanks!

Jessi said...

Love! I'd take advantage of some of their home accessories...lamps, frames, etc.

Jessi said...

tweeted! @jawebb33

Katrina said...

I am all about some new lamps for the living area, and maybe a couple organizing baskets like you speak of! ;)

Jessi said...

I love the Country Scroll dinnerware!