Team Depot #DoingMore4Vets

Note: This is a sponsored post for The Home Depot Foundation. Every thought, opinion, and experience is 100% my own.

I was lucky enough to be able to attend two Celebration of Service events this year! Both wonderful experiences, both very different! The Houston event consisted of 500+ Team Depot volunteers fixing up a home for 328 veterans. The Austin event was smaller (but just as spirited!) with 40 Team Depot volunteers making the Jones’ new home in Austin, TX wheelchair friendly. I shop at The Home Depot on a very regular basis, we can stroller to one from our house! And before I attended these events, I had no idea that The Home Depot even had a foundation. I was blown away that The Home Depot Foundation has invested more than 380 million in local communities since it was founded in 2002! How awesome is that?!

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If you’re new here, Celebration of Service is a 2 month event put on by The Home Depot Foundation, local non profits, and Team Depot volunteers with a mission of transforming 1,000 homes for veterans in 2 months from 9/11 until Veterans Day on 11/11. There are still a few weeks left in this years Celebration of Service, but here are a few the amazing projects going on all over the United States. Check out the Team Depot hubTeam Depot Facbeook page and/or Twitter steam for lots more story and picture updates! Here are a few of my faves:

Indianapolis, IN: This is one awesome kitchen makeover! Team Depot renovated a facility for homeless veterans.

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Davison, MI: Team Depot built him a wheel chair ramp and spruced up his yard!

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Houston, TX: This is the first Team Depot event I attended. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Mays, who lis the oldest vet living in the complex! And yes, he dresses this nice every single day! See lots more about the Houston transformation hereTeam Depot

 

Rochester, NY: I love the look on his wife’s face in this picture!

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Austin, TX: This is one of the events I attended, and I heart Meg and Joey and Austin, so I’m declaring it my very favorite project!

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Since the project at the Meg and Joey’s house in Austin took more than one day, I have to share a few more before and afters with y’all! We extended the patio to give Joey the most useable outdoor space possible. I’m obsessed with these benches! Aren’t the awesome?

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And here is the before and after of the giant new deck that is wheelchair friendly!

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Just curious… did you have any idea about The Home Depot Foundation and all of the awesome projects they are doing in our local communities?!

The Home Depot Foundation partnered with bloggers such as me for their Celebration of Service program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to say in these posts. The Home Depot Foundation believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot Foundation’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. – See more at: http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2014/09/celebration-of-service.html#sthash.uOCVCS48.dpuf

Have you ever tried Almondmilk

Note: This post is sponsored by Silk, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Andy eats cereal almost every single night before bed and at least a couple times a week for breakfast. Cereal is a staple around Casa de Dorobek. Sometimes, if I’m being extra nice, I will make his bowl of cereal and bring it to him in bed. I challenged tricked him into trying Silk Almondmilk the other night… I brought him a bowl of his fave cereal covered in Almondmilk. I didn’t pre warn him or even get out my phone to get a picture or video of his reaction because I wanted an as honest opinion of Almondmilk as possible. I did not want him to think anything was different about his pre bed snack. The Almondmilk deserved a fair shot!

So get this… Andy chose to use Silk Almondmilk in his cereal the next morning. True! I made him pose with the container in this picture because I needed proof! He’s never tried anything other than good ol’ cows milk in his beloved treat. He claims the vanilla flavor added a little extra spunk to his cereal. Ok, so those are my words, but I think his exact words were, “vanilla flavor is a nice change “.

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This picture is from this morning, y’all! I can’t help but post the cuteness since I’m eating my cereal with Almondmilk and a heart appeared! A heart in my milk! I think it’s a sign that you will love Almondmilk too. And Maxwell clearly wants to give it a taste test!

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Have you ever tasted Silk Almondmilk? You should absolutely give it a try and let me know what you and your fam think about the silky, vanilla goodness! Oh and I use it regularly in smoothies too! Sign up for the Silk eNewsletter (sign up here) and you’ll get a free coupon to try Silk, plus a chance to win awesome new prizes every month!

This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.

Shari’s Berries {+ a giveaway!}

Note: This post is sponsored by Shari’s Berries. All taste buds (and opinions) are my own!

Check out this yumminess:

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Those, my friends, are cake pops that I did not make. That tasty one you’re staring at is a cookies n’cream cake pop with Oreo® Cookies. (Andy’s fave!) I wish I was this talented. Really, I do. I want to bake, and have Andy tell me what an amazing baker I am. But, alas you can’t be amazing at everything, right? ;) I’m just happy to know that I can order these puppies up from Shari’s Berries at a moments notice and have them shipped anywhere in 1-2 days! They have tons of variety and they come fresh to your door step. Perfect for gifts, special occasions, or just a yummy treat at home! Check out this cuteness:

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Those are brownie pops! They’re fudgy-ier and richer than cake pops! And those animals kill me. Maxwell might need a Zoo birthday! You know I like to keep things simple, so I just grabbed some brightly colored pom pom’s and a white cake stand and voila, I’m so fancy! The cake pops come with sticks in them and they stand perfectly. So, I really did just un wrap each cake pop from it’s plastic wrapper and stick it on the cake stand. 

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Check out this impressive packaging to ensure freshness at your doorstep:

1. The cardboard box is basically an insulated cooler.

2. That’s an icepack that was way cold when I opened the box.

3. The actual goodies are wrapped up cute with a card!

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Maxwell wants a treat. Maybe on your one year birthday, bud! Shari’s Berries also sells chocolate covered strawberries, yum!

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In cake pop land, there are tons of yummy flavors: red velvet, chocolate, vanilla, peanut butter with Reese’s®, and cookies n’cream with Oreo® Cookies. You’re looking at a vanilla cake pop and one of the animal brownie pops! Both make me drool, ha!

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Speaking of birthday parties, cake pops make serving and clean up a cinch! Here’s a cute video about cake pop envy:

Cake pops would make a great gift too… unexpected and delicious for any occasion!

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Want cake pops at your door fo’ free! Enter below to win $100 worth of Shari’s Berries!

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  • The giveaway will be open from Wednesday, August 14 to Tuesday, August 20 and is sponsored by Sway Group.
  • One winner from each blog will be selected to receive a $100 credit to Shari’s Berries.
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Note: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Shari’s Berries.

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