Boost Your Roost Contest: Go Vote For Our Finalist!

by Bruno Bornsztein

Boost Your Roost Contest: Go Vote For Our Finalist!

A few weeks ago, we were thrilled to take part in HouseLogic.com's Boost Your Roost contest. We received over 300 entries, and it was a real challenge to narrow it down. But after a lot of careful reading, we sent our choices along to HouseLogic, and they chose the entry from Tara Roy of Maine as our finalist. That means Tara has a chance to win a $20,000 home renovation for her and her five kids. But she needs your vote to win! Head over to HouseLogic.com to cast your vote, and read on to see Tara's contest entry.

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One Week Left to Enter to Win a $20,000 Home Renovation!

by Bruno Bornsztein

Win a $20000 home renovation!
This July we're hooking up with HouseLogic.com to give one lucky reader a $20,000 home renovation. We're helping to choose four of the contest finalists, and all you have to do is send me an e-mail! Read on on to find out more.

Ok, first thing: you need to be a homeowner (sorry, renters), and you have to live in the United States (sorry, everyone else). If you're in that category, and you could use $20,000 for a renovation project in your house...

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Our DIY Paver Stone Project: Part 2

by Bruno Bornsztein

Our DIY Paver Stone Project: Part 2

Over the last two weeks, I've been making-over our mildly pathetic back yard with a brand new paver stone walkway and patio. In this part of the series, I'll show you how I planned the whole thing out (including a sweet 3D rendering), and how much I spent on materials in the first (of several) shopping trips. 

It's all over on the HouseLogic blog, and I think you'll be really surprised to hear how I my costs under control. Go check it out!

PLUS: HouseLogic is giving away a $100 gift card to a randomly selected person who leaves a comment on my guest post (hurry, you have until Thursday, June23rd at 11:59 pm central time to enter!).

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Our DIY Paver Stone Walkway: Part 1

by Bruno Bornsztein

Getting a little help with my DIY paver stone walkway project

This summer, I'm really excited because I'm getting a chance to completely re-do our back yard walkway. With sponsorship from the nice folks at HouseLogic.com, I'm going to tear out our old, cracked, incomplete concrete walk, and replace it with a brand new paver stone one. 

I'm chronicling my (mis)adventures in a series of guest posts over at the HouseLogic.com blog, and the first one went up today. In it, I walk you through what's wrong with our current walkway (um, everything?) and give you an idea how I plan to fix it. I hope you'll follow along with me as I attempt this not-so-simple DIY project; I'll be sharing all my experiences, costs, and lessons learned. 

PLUS: HouseLogic is giving away a $100 gift card to a randomly selected person who leaves a comment on my guest post (hurry, you have until Thursday, June 16th at 11:59 pm central time to enter!).

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