I need to lower my expectations for everything. As depressing as that may sound, it's true. We've been having bad luck when it comes to cool-sounding events being 'as-advertised' when we actually get there. The May Kid's Workshop at Home Depot? No exception. On a National Scale, I think this is a great program with great partners - but my local store was lacking in execution. Allow me to explain...
If you've been waiting for a chance to get your little ones into the gardening spirit, this weekend is the perfect time to do so. On Saturday May 5, 2012 - All Home Depot stores will present a FREE Kids Workshop sponsored by Bonnie Plants and Growums. As you might already know, The Rock Father is a big fan of those folks, and applauds their efforts to get kids outside and into the garden. From 9am-12pm, your little ones can make their own FREE planter box, and receive a FREE Bonnie Plants/Growums vegetable or herb! Check out the video below that details this Saturday's festivities, and the Growums program.
If the crazy weather wasn't enough to make you nuts this year, maybe you're like me and the Great Dandelion Explosion of 2012 has done the job just fine. Sure, Dandelions can be useful, edible, and they've been known to help out other plants from time to time, but in what's supposed to be a beautiful, flowing sea of green lawn - they're not welcome.
I posted a picture on Facebook earlier this week but figured it was time to share it with the rest of the world (those that haven't liked my page yet). I figure this is also a good time to tell a story or two.
This past Tuesday (4/24), in-between rocking that new PRONG record that came out, the little one and I took advantage of the sunny weather to do an afternoon project. Having spent a considerable amount of time working on the backyard over the past two years since we bought this house, I've made it a point to focus efforts on the neglected parts of the property this year, particularly the side yards. So, it was time for a minor overhaul.
The folks at Mattel Shop, the official online destination for purchasing Mattel Toys direct from the source, just send The Rock Father™ details on a special sale that is taking place right now. Hit this link to visit Mattel Shop, then enter code SURPRISE at check-out. You'll save 20% Off EVERYTHING, including Barbie, Hot Wheels, DC Universe, Matchbox, Disney Princesses... you name it. But, you have to act fast - this Shopping Deal for Parents runs through the end of 4/27 and then it's done.
Earlier this month, I posted a quick news item about STORY LAURIE, and some free tracks that were made available for download from her new GROOVIN' IN THE GARDEN album. After running that item, Laurie McIntosh got in touch and we exchanged some emails... and then a package arrived here last Friday. Inside that package was a CD, a nice note, and a packet of special seeds.