I've been wanting to make some changes to the blog for a while now. In addition to having it upgraded to something a little more functional and fun, which I'm currently investigating, I'd also like to add some new features. Last year I played around with this idea a bit but never acted on it. I'm ready now though BUT I need your help! I showed you my backyard makeover and now I'd love to see yours. Small is good! Green is great! Gardens are fab! It doesn't have to be big or fancy, just a thoughtful space that might inspire others. If it's just a little niche of your yard, that's ok too. I'm open to other outdoor spaces such as balconies and the like. I just want to see interesting, creative spaces!
For a little incentive, at the end of the summer, I will hold a drawing of all featured entrants and one lucky winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Urban Tastes Home & Furnishings. I'm super excited about it and hope to do a new theme each season.
INFO To enter, please email at least 5 good quality photos of your space---no blurry or heavily edited/filtered photos (ie, instagram). If there are any, 'before' shots are always nice too. I'd also love some info about the space: how long you've lived there, whether it's a rental or you own, if you did the work yourself, how big it is, what you're growing, etc. Some or all of the photos and information you provide will be posted on the Urban Tastes blog if approved. By emailing them, you are giving Urban Tastes permission to publish them. They may also be featured on the Urban Tastes Pinterest board, Twitter and / or Facebook page. Please send your first and last name and address along with your email to help keep things honest---your last name and address will not be published but your first name and the city and state you live in will be published. I will also post a link to your blog if that info is provided. While I don't expect to see amazing water features and grottos, please don't send send me a photo of your lawn. Let's keep it interesting for the other readers. I have the right to deny any entrants based on the quality of photos or lack of interest. Shipping / Delivery is not included on top of your winnings but you are welcome to use the $100 toward shipping or delivery (if you live within our delivery area). Any amount spent over $100 must be paid before your goods will be shipped, delivered or can be picked up. If you're local, you can also choose to pick up your items. Gift certificate cannot be transferred to another person. The features will be blogged about over the months of July and August. You may only enter once. You may not alter your photos once you've submitted them. This is a random drawing (rather than a contest). Cheating and misrepresenting your space will be grounds for disqualification. Your personal information, other than what is mentioned above, will not be shared or sold. Every entrant will be given a number that is clearly labeled when their space is featured. That number will be used in the drawing.
ELIGIBILITY: You must live in the US and be at least 18 years of age.
ENTRY PERIOD: You may enter your space anytime between June 24 and August 21. The submissions will be featured anytime between July 1 and August 30.
DRAWING DATE: A drawing will be held on Tuesday, September 3 using random.org. Winners will be notified via email and via our blog. You have 24 hours to respond at which point, if I don't hear from you, I'll draw another.
SPONSOR & PRIZE: Urban Tastes Home & Furnishings gift certificate in the amount of $100.