Shaw announced today that the company will sponsor the 2008 HGTV Green Home Giveaway. HGTV will be conducting a national sweepstakes that will invite viewers and fans to enter to win the HGTV Green Home. The national sweepstakes kicks off on March 28, 2008 and runs through May 16, 2008. The HGTV Green Home is located near the popular beach resort of Hilton Head, South Carolina. The HGTV Green Home will be located near miles of some of the most popular beaches in the country and an environmentally-conscious golf course.

The home will be fully furnished and designed with eco-friendly products and materials by Interior Designer Linda Woodrum, who has worked on the past 10 HGTV Dream Homes. Online, viewers will be able to take a virtual tour of the home where they will be able to learn about green design and eco friendly products. HGTV Green Home House Planner, Jack Thomasson, is overseeing the construction of the home. Shaw will provide a variety of eco-friendly flooring for the home. Read more

Holiday Decorating and Traditions

mailbox-christmas-decorations.jpgHoliday decorating is all about tradition whether it be carrying on the traditions you had when growing up or starting new traditions of your own. This year continue your family traditions and start a new one of your own with your holiday decorating or by finding a new way to share the reasons you celebrate the season.

To get into the spirit of the holidays, you might need to do some prep work. To ease the burden of bringing all of the decorations down from the attic, turn on some holiday music. If you don’t have any, there is plenty you can download from itunes onto your ipod or run down to your local coffee shop. They usually have CD’s right by the register. Next, put on some festive clothing. This is the perfect time to bring out the sweater your great aunt gave you that you committed to never being seen outside the house. Trust me, this is the perfect time to wear it. Along with your festive music and holiday attire, you need a holiday beverage. Egg nog, hot tea, apple cider or a gingerbread latte from the coffee shop are good choices for your final step to holiday prep work. It is also a good idea to bake some cookies because you just might need a snack mid-decorating! Read more