Thursday, April 18, 2013


Do you ever have a day when your day went from great to awesome???!

Be prepared to be mind blown!

Conscious Box just become BFFs with The Parkland Project readers and offered something even better! EVERYONE can get a free month of Conscious Box, you just need to pay your own shipping and handling. That is a $19.95 value! 

I feel like Tori on Good Morning America with her Deals and Steals. Only mine are definitely cooler.

So how do you get this awesome deal?

1. Go to subscription page.
2. Chose your box (Classic, Vegan or Gluten Free).
3. Enter the promo code: SECRETCODE when checking out.
4. Pay your shipping and handling and you are done!

Make a difference this Earth Day (Monday, April 22nd).

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

LBP - The Hall Semi-Circle Table

Lost Blog Post - The Hall Semi-Circle Table

I haven't talked much about our house's hallway: 1. Because its a hallway and 2. It is a narrow space and this makes it difficult to design. Luckily...

One of my many Goodwill impulse buys was a small semi-circle table. I found it on a random summer day for $9.99 (as you can tell with the $10 marking so no one tries to rip them off).

The table already has a light cream color with that aged look to it. As of now, I have done nothing to it other than put it up against the wall.

There really was no other way to put furniture in this hallway. It is only 3' wide. So this guy really was perfect. It also doesn't interfere with the way the doors open and close to the bedrooms which also a great functioning plus.

One other thing you might notice, the hallway is painted! When painting the kitchen, I painted the hallway the same Behr's Wheat Bread that went in the living room. I felt the color already was blended around through the living room and dining space, it was easy to take it a little farther and blend the neutral with the bathroom and bedrooms. Not too shabby huh?!

How are you liking the LBPs? I think they tie all those gaps together and you can really see the progression of our place. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

(Giveaway) GREEN Spring Giveaway

I am so excited to say, we finally hit 100 Facebook Fans! Finally! And I'm all about celebrations, even ones that embarrass Max (ie. birthday cakes for dogs). And to celebrate I thought what better way than a giveaway! I know I can't control my excitement either!

Here it goes.

You know from reading that we like to be as green as possible over here at The Parkland Project and the Anderson House. So in honor of our minor Facebook milestone and Earth Day (Monday, April 22th, 2013) our friends at Concious Box would like to make your home a little greener one day at a time.

How Does Conscious Box work?
  • Get a variety of unique pure & natural products every month!
  • From organic food to vegan beauty products, you're sure to find new favorites!
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  • Get content on daily living tips, exciting monthly themes, and creative ways to use your box!
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Conscious Box is the best way to discover the most ethical and sustainable products on the planet! Focusing on strict tenets of organic, fair trade, and pure and natural products, each month Conscious Box will introduce you to healthy and honest alternatives for every aspect of your life and for every member of your family. Discover the best natural products, earn points for leaving feedback and reviews, and buy your favorites at incredible discounts!

To one lucky winner will win a three-month subscription to Conscious Box to the latest and greatest green products, a $59 value. So how do you win? For four entries and four chances to win:

  1. Like The Parkland Project and Conscious Box on Facebook.
  2. Share this page with others on Facebook.
  3. Email me something to pin to our Pinterest Board Green Living at
  4. Leave a comment in the comments section on how you are going to spend your Earth Day 2013 to make this a better world for everyone.
Contest lasts until Sunday, April 14th, 2013. 

Winner will be announced Monday, April 15, 2013.

Better yet? Conscious Box is offering PP readers 50% off their Conscious Box subscriptions until 4/30/13 with the promo code: LOVELIFE

Not too shabby for a celebration huh? We do like to party!

How are you spending your Earth Day?

WINNER: Cecilia Cook
Please claim your prize by Friday, April 19th, 2013 or another person will be chosen.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

LBP - The Sconce

Lost Blog Post - The Sconce

I found this wrought iron sconce at Goodwill for $3.99 after a random summer day at work. I'm definitely one of those kinds of people who buys things without always having a place for them or hoards them until a later date. This may get me in trouble in the future...Better call A&E now.


I took my sconce out and primed it with two coats of  Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Primer in White, that I already owned, as seen here. (Also note: another LBP in the works...)

And then after two coats of Rustoleum white high gloss spray paint and we were good to go.

We attached the sconce to the odd living room wall since it was thin and although it needed something on it, most artwork wouldn't work since the space is skinny. I added a wonderful smelling Bath & Body Works candle and we were in business!

Not too shabby for a $3.99 find! What quick fixes have you found? How are you liking the LBPs? Do you think the sconce should be a different color and if so what?
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