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How Does Your Garden Grow?

RC Willey Blogger Profile Picture - Andrea Posted by Andie on May 23, 2012

This is the first year I've ever had my own real garden.  As in, real earth to work with and not just a potted plant on a slab of pavement.  I feel so adult!  So official!  I'm a total amateur, but my husband has a little more gardening experience under his belt, which is ever so helpful.


I'm particularly excited about our vegetable garden.  We've planted a bunch of tomato plants, beans, and a raspberry plant (not expecting much to come from that this year though), and I need to get going on butternut squash and zucchini. (Is it too late?)   I get so excited to go out and water our plants!  Can't wait to partake of our spoil!



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New to gardening too?  Check out this "Planning Your Vegetable Garden" guide on Martha Stewart Living.


What are you growing this year?  And for you experts out there, any great gardening tips for a novice like me??


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Zebra Done Right

RC Willey Blogger Profile Picture - Andrea Posted by Andie on May 17, 2012

Animal prints in the fashion, home decor & design world seem to always be popular, but they are especially hot right now!  Look around- they're everywhere!  Personally, I love decorating with zebra print.  If used sparingly and tastefully, it can make a room look elegant, glamorous and chic.  Be careful though.  There is a fine line between classy and tacky when it comes to decorating with animal prints, don't you think?  Here are some pretty rooms incorporating zebra prints that get it just right.....



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And if you find yourself wishing for a zebra chair or rug, look no further!  Aren't these beautiful?



Zebra Upholstered Club Chair





Bashian Area Rug



What do you think about decorating with animal prints?



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Happy Mother's Day!

RC Willey Blogger Profile Picture - Andrea Posted by Andie on May 13, 2012

"Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not."  James Joyce


I love this Proctor & Gamble 2012 Olympic Games Mother themed commercial.


It says it all.


Happy Mother's Day to all women!

And to my own mom, love you to the moon and back.





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Help Wanted

RC Willey Blogger Profile Picture - Andrea 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 so that we can get you your free patio furniture before Mother's Day!





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Lovely Patios PLUS a Mother's Day Giveaway!

RC Willey Blogger Profile Picture - Andrea 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!



4 Seasons Curved Garden Bench




Alpine 3 Piece Patio Swing

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




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Design Your Way: Looking for Guest Bloggers!

RC Willey Blogger Profile Picture - Andrea Posted by Andie on May 1, 2012




This summer, I'm planning on running a fun new series, "Design Your Way" on the blog.  There are so many talented, design savvy, creative readers out there, and I want to give you a chance to share your knowledge!  I want to spotlight some of the real homes that you guys live in, and the design styles you embrace.  I feel very strongly that there is ALWAYS more to learn, and I am excited for many of you to contribute!


I'm hoping that lots of you will feel comfortable and excited to open up a piece of your home to all of us, and that you'll email me ( a submission.




Here's what I'm looking for......

I want you to pick one of the following questions and answer it:


What makes your home, your way? 

What's your favorite room in your house, and why?

What is your most cherished piece of furniture that you own?  Why?


In your opinion, what are the most important 'design rules' to follow?


There really is no rhyme or reason to how you answer these questions, or what you decide to share.  I'm simply looking for authenticity, honesty, and creativity!  What I want is a real look into your homes, and a feel for what makes them your sanctuary and refuge from the world.


Please include photos (the more the better!), and a relatively short answer to the question you pick.  (When it comes to writing, less is usually more.  A paragraph or two should be plenty.)  Keep it simple, and let the photos do the talking.  


Please submit your entries to me by Wednesday, May 16th.  Depending on how many I receive, I may not be able to post all of them, but I'll do my best!  If you have any other questions shoot me an email (!  


Thanks for your help!  Can't wait to see what you share!



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