I’m stoked to partner with P&G and Lowe’s for this post and giveaway! I’m becoming a fan of throwing $100 bills at you fine folks. :) Now you just have to catch them … think Blake Shelton with chopsticks on the finale of the Voice.
Quick question for you … is there anything better than a lazy summer evening spent on your own back patio entertaining friends and family?
I think not.
*** This giveaway is now closed. ***
So when I was contacted to review some great outdoor cleaning products from P&G I knew it was going to be just the kick in the pants I needed to get our back patio in shape for some summer fun.
Our backyard actually became our unofficial sanctuary when we first moved in. It was so great to escape out of the jungle of our full house renovation projects.
But even that area got out of control, and the once-was-a-sanctuary quickly became the sit-out-here-at-your-own-risk back patio.
Apparently we do. :/
And after about a week of solid rain those beautiful patio chair cushions were looking less than inviting.
P&G cleaning products to the rescue for sure! Don’t forget this summer when you’re heading to your local Lowe’s to pick up flowers and citronella candles, you can also grab all of your favorite P&G products, too.
If you’ve been here before you know I’ll try the easy way to do anything. So when I read the instructions on the Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro cleaning spray, and saw that even they suggest
the lazy way spraying and letting it set, this product and I would soon be besties.
So I just sprayed all of the surfaces and let it set while I raked up all of those omnipresent leaves. Thank you neighbor’s beautiful tree.
Oh Lawd, I’m sorry for that shot right there, too!
And I breezed through some chair cleaning. A spritz with the Outdoor Pro, wait a few, a quick wipe with the Bounty and a little scrub with the Magic Eraser for those tougher spots.
In my cleaning-is-super-easy delusion I actually thought I could just hose down the seat cushions and be good to go … but once they started to dry (I just laid those suckers out in the hot Key West summer sun), I realized my strategy was flawed.
Man, oh man, I’m sorry for that there pic, too!
You may know that I’m a homemade laundry detergent girl, but in a pinch, these little Tide Pods are definitely going to come in handy.
When I first said to Joel that I was going to do a post about our back patio he said “Are you going to ask one of the neighbors if we can use theirs?” hahaha
And he was dead serious.
We managed to go from scary yard to secret garden.
You can find some great cleaning tips for using your P&G products at http://finditatlowes.com.
Because what is better than entertaining friends and family on your own little slice of Earth this summer?
Now my answer …
… doing it in a space I’m proud of thanks to P&G and Lowe’s and a short afternoon of whipping this space into shape.
I’m happy we found the perfect spot for our very first pallet project on the ivy covered fence.
And check out the tutorial to make your very own pallet art here. And that cute little stenciled tray was made with $1 stencils I found at Wal-Mart, the tutorial for that super simple project is here.
Now for the giveaway!!! Who’s ready for a chance to win $100 Lowe’s gift card and these P&G Products?
· Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Spray
· Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro
· Tide Pods
· Duracell AA Batteries