Let It Shine PLUS Skyline Chair Winner Announced!

Posted by Andie on October 12, 2012

One of the most important factors to me in a home is the amount of natural light it gets.  Big, beautiful, spacious windows that allow optimum natural light to permeate a room are on the top of my future dream home priority list.  While indoor lighting has come a long way over the years, nothing has, or will ever beat the sun.  Wouldn't you rather pull open the curtains and take in a pretty view than turn on a light switch?


If you're still on the fence, these photos will definitely sell you on big windows.  Oh, and another bonus?  They usually make a room look a lot bigger than it actually is!



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Congratulations to Kathy, winner of our Skyline Chair Giveaway!

Kathy, email me at andie@rcwilley.com and we'll get your chair ordered for you!





Have a great weekend, and hurry up and buy some Skyline furniture while it's still 15% off!




Trend Alert: Eclecticism

Posted by Andie on October 9, 2012

David Bromstad, a color expert and designer who works for HGTV, recently discussed eclecticism as one of the hottest 2012 decorating trends in Home & Garden Magazine.  


"A collected, eclectic look is the No. 1 rage in design right now.  The age of matchy-match furniture pieces is finally over.  People are very conscious about their interiors, and with everyone's budget being on high alert, it's actually cheaper to add to what you already have instead of buying a whole new living room set."


I really appreciate the eclectic philosophy of adding to what you already have, mixing old and new, and incorporating both traditional and modern styles.  I've also never been too big on matching, so this style is perfect for my taste.  If you're going for an eclectic look, just remember that the best rooms are collected over time, and only decorate with items and pieces that you absolutely love!  Be picky, and don't you dare buy everything at once!


So, go start by pairing a new sofa with something from your grandmother's attic!  Here are some examples of gorgeous, eclectics looks to get you inspired..........




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P.S. Don't forget to enter our Skyline Chair Giveaway by Friday, Oct. 12th!  



A Deal You Can't Pass Up!

Posted by Andie on October 1, 2012

Remember when I blogged about Skyline, the awesome new furniture line we just started carrying?  Well, if you are still pining over a new bed or chair like I am, you're in luck! From October 1st through the 14th all Skyline furniture is 15% off!


Since these pieces are made to order and take approximately 4 to 6 weeks to get to your door, it's perfect timing for the holidays!  So start tackling your Christmas shopping early, or just treat yourself. Happy shopping!


Get excited, because I'm going to have a Skyline armless chair custom made for one of you lucky readers!  The best part?  The winner gets to choose which fabric they'd like on the chair!  Simply become a follower of the blog if you aren't already and leave a comment telling me which of the twelve fabric designs below you'd want on your chair!  A winner will be randomly selected on Friday, Oct. 12th!  Good luck!






Step Right Up PLUS Gift Card Winners Announced!

Posted by Andie on August 31, 2012

Ever since I was a little girl I've had a thing for pretty staircases.  When I was about ten years old my family moved into a new house that had a beautiful, winding staircase in the entry way.  I used to practice walking down the stairs with my most graceful gait, pretending I had a prom date at the bottom admiring my fancy dress.  Years later when I actually did have a prom date standing at the bottom of the stairs I realized my little girl fantasy was totally over-rated.  But a pretty staircase?  Definitely not over-rated!


I understand that a staircase is first and foremost an element of function in a home, but I think the prettier, the better.  Right?


Here are some gorgeous staircases of varying design and architectural styles that I certainly wouldn't be opposed to having in my home....



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Which one is your favorite?  






In other news, Congratulations to our five RC Willey $100 Gift Card winners:

Tina, Abby, Dale Wursten, Christina, and Matt.

Winners, email me your information (andie@rcwilley.com) so I can get your gift card in the mail!











Everyone, thanks for entering, and for your sweet comments about my baby boy!


Have a great weekend!




I'm Back, and We've Got a Giveaway!

Posted by Andie on August 22, 2012

I'm back from maternity leave.  Hope you've all had a wonderful summer! I've got to say, hanging out with my little buddy for the past three months has been pretty awesome.  My husband and I are convinced that being parents to this cute boy is the best thing ever.  


my sweet baby boy- can you tell I'm a proud mama?


Anyway, I'm really excited to be back to blogging!  I have lots of things to share with you guys, and have some exciting posts planned for the next few months.  Just for fun, I'm going to kick things off again with a giveaway! I'm going to give five of you lucky readers $100 RC Willey Gift Cards!  (Because personally, I think gift cards are the best!)



Simply leave a comment telling me what you did on your summer vacation (think first day of school show and tell) and become a follower of the blog if you aren't already for a chance to win!  I'll pick 5 random winners next Friday, August 31st at 3:00PM MST.


Good luck, and thanks for reading:)





Help Wanted

Posted by Andie on May 9, 2012

We need your opinions!  Our bedroom and dining furniture buyer just got back from market and is trying to decide which pieces to pick up and start selling at our RC Willey store locations.  She's still debating when it comes to a few products, and I told her that I'm sure you guys would be happy to throw in your two cents to help her come to a decision!  If you have a few moments, look at the photos below and answer the questions in the comments section!  Sorry for the poor picture quality- it's all we've got right now because they are so new......



1. Would you buy this dining set?  

The set is all black and white.  There is black tile in the center of the table, and it comes in standard or counter height.



2. What do you think of this new youth bedroom set?




3. Like this table set?




4. Do you think this youth daybed/trundle would sell?




5. Would you buy this set for a youth bedroom or second bedroom in your home?




6. What do you think of this master bedroom set?  

Are you getting tired of black bedroom furniture, or do you still like it?



Thanks for your feedback!



Also, Congratulations to our two Mother's Day Giveaway Winners, Christina & Debbie!  Christina won the garden bench, and Debbie won the patio swing!  Ladies, contact me at andie@rcwilley.com so that we can get you your free patio furniture before Mother's Day!






Lovely Patios PLUS a Mother's Day Giveaway!

Posted by Andie on May 4, 2012

It seems like every free evening my husband and I have had lately has been spent in the backyard: mowing the lawn, weeding the flower beds, trimming trees, planting our vegetable garden, and of course, getting the patio all prepped for summer!


Have you been working on getting your yard/patio in tip-top condition?  Here are some beautiful patios that are getting me inspired in my quest to create a relaxing, comfortable patio this season.......



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What have you done to make your patio a relaxing oasis?


With Mother's Day approaching next week, I think it's the perfect time for a patio giveaway!  I'm going to give two readers a new garden bench and a patio swing that you can give to your mom (or keep for yourself if you've already got her covered).  What mother wouldn't like to receive one of these puppies?  They are perfect patio accessories!


To enter the giveaway, simply become a follower of the blog if you aren't already, and leave a comment telling me what you love most about your mom!  Two random winners will be chosen next Wednesday, May 9th at 3:00pm MST.  Good luck!



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Alpine 3 Piece Patio Swing

FYI: This could possibly be the most comfortable swing I've ever sat in.  Love it.




Lawn Mower 101 PLUS Patio Furniture Giveaway!

Posted by Andie on April 13, 2012

For the past couple years my husband and I had been apartment dwellers.  Now that we're living in a house this will be the first summer we've had the responsibility/opportunity to take care of a yard together.  We're both really excited about it!  Unfortunately the poor lawn is definitely begging to be mowed, but we still don't have a lawn mower.  Yet, that is.


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After doing a little research I've been shocked at how many different kinds of lawn mowers are out there.  It's actually quite overwhelming.  According to Jessica Groach, a Lawnmower columnist, there are 6 questions you should ask yourself before you start shopping for a lawn mower:

1. How big is your lawn?

2. Are there any slopes or steep grades?

3. Are there obstacles like trees or flower beds?

4. How dense is your grass?

5. What is your environment like? (Is noise or air pollution a concern for your neighbors?)

6. How much can you spend?

Once you've answered these questions, it might be a bit easier to navigate through the world of lawn mowers to find which one is right for you and your yard.  Here are some of the basics to get you started....

Self-Propelled Mowers:  If you have a large and or sloped yard, you'll want a self-propelled mower.  Most of them have adjustable speeds so that you can set it at a pace that's comfortable for you.  This type of mower is a dream for people who want lawn mowing to be pretty easy and effortless.  

Push Mowers: While push mowers are much less complex and costly than self-propelled mowers, the downside is that they are a lot harder to push!  So, if you have a fairly level and small yard, or you want to get a work-out when you mow your lawn, a push mower might be the way for you to go!

Electric Mowers: These mowers have a lot of great benefits- they're easy to start, are super quiet, and are good for the environment since they don't use gas.  There are a few drawbacks though- the biggest being the fact that many require cords.  Cordless versions are available, but the battery drains in about an hour.  You'll also have to cut more often since they aren't designed for deep cutting.   

Reel Mowers:  Believe it or not, these retro mowers seem to be making a comeback as yards get smaller and houses are getting closer together.  They actually cut closer than motorized mowers, so you don't have to cut as frequently... but when you do, it's a LOT of work.  

Riding Mowers:  If you're lawn is an acre or larger, don't even think about getting anything besides a riding mower!  Yes, they are expensive, but mowing is effortless and quite fun!

And if you really want to be a trend setter among your friends and neighbors, consider forking out the dough ($2,800) for this Eco Friendly Robotic Mower!  Technology has really come a long way over the years.  I think we'll most likely end up purchasing some sort of self-propelled mower, although I'd take the robotic mower if someone gave it to me! 



Last but not least, I'm going to give this Four Season Mosaic Tile Bench to a reader for our weekly patio giveaway!  It's the perfect outdoor accessory to spruce up your yard, garden, or patio.  To enter, simply become a blog follower if you aren't already, and leave a comment telling me what kind of lawn mower you prefer using! (Or would like to use:)  I'll pick a random winner next Thursday, April 19th at 11:00 am MST.  Good Luck!





P.S. Need a lawn mower?  Check out RC Willey's selection!



Patio Furniture Giveaway!

Posted by David on April 5, 2012

Last night I got home from work and found my husband grilling some fierce BBQ chicken outside on the grill.  We tend to use the grill year round, but last night was different.  For the first time this year, we ate dinner outside on the patio!  Hallelujah, bring on the warm weather! 


Who else is excited for BBQ season?


RC Willey is doing an Outdoor Living Giveaway!  Enter now for a chance to win a 5-Piece Patio Group, a new Casting Grill, or a 7 Piece patio set!  Winners will be chosen at the end of April.




But that's not all.  I decided that I wanted in on the fun too!

This month, I'll be posting about grilling, gardening, patio decor, and all things outdoors!  If you have any suggestions on a topic you'd like covered, let me know!


The best part?  Every week I'll be giving away some of my favorite patio/garden furniture!  To start off, I am going to give one of you lucky readers this sleek metal and iron 3 piece bistro set.  To enter, simply become a follower of the blog if you aren't already, and leave a comment telling me why you're excited for summer to get here already!  






A winner will be randomly chosen Monday afternoon, April 9th at 4:00pm MST.

Good luck, and Happy Easter!