This Memorial Day Weekend, Lowe’s is giving a 10 percent discount to all military personnel throughout the weekend.  Please visit Lowe’s for details on the discount.

The No. 48 Lowe’s Patriotic Chevy, piloted by six-time NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson, will be honoring Louisville Native, First Lt. Robert Lewis Henderson II on the windshield during NASCAR’s 600 Miles of Remembrance program during the Coca-Cola 600 on May 24.

To thank all the men and women who have served our nation, Lowe’s is offering all military a 10 percent discount this Memorial Day weekend.

Henderson was a Sales Manager for Lowe’s store in Bowling Green, KY and had also worked at three other Kentucky area stores in his 10 year tenure with the company. His Lowe’s co-workers remember him as a hard worker and someone to go the extra mile to help people even if it wasn’t a part of his job.

He was not only a leader driven to take on challenges at Lowe’s but also in his time with the military where he served in the National Guard for more than 15 years.

While deployed in Iraq in 2004, he was leading part of a convoy when his vehicle was ambushed. Despite being wounded, Henderson turned his vehicle around and drove to a position where they could return fire and also stop the rest of the convoy from heading into the ambush. While he lost his own life, his actions likely saved hundreds of others. Henderson was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart, as well as a Kentucky Distinguished Service Medal.

He met his wife, Lisa, when they were both employees at the same Lowe’s store. They were married in January 2003 and kept in touch through letters and phone calls during his deployment. She was pregnant with their son, Peyton Joshua Henderson (P.J.) at the time of her husband’s death.

Henderson’s Lowe’s red vest was displayed among his childhood photographs and wedding portrait at his memorial service. After Rob’s death, his fellow employees wrote letters about him and made a baby blanket with well wishes for his son P.J. so he would know what kind of impact his father had made.

Lisa, P.J. and several other members of Henderson’s family will be in attendance at Sunday’s race to see their family member honored.




Make Your Front Porch Beautiful

by sarah on May 17, 2015

040Many people dream of a sprawling front porch, but few people actually plan what to do with that porch once they get it. A front porch provides a perfect opportunity to ramp up your home’s curb appeal and welcome your guests in style. By evaluating what you want the porch to do as well as how you want it to look, you can create an attractive and functional outdoor space.

Find Its Purpose

The addition of a porch extends your living space outdoors, giving you the opportunity to create a space that you can tailor to your needs. Before you decide to add a porch to your home, consider the functions that you want from it. Would you like a space to entertain? Are you hoping for a casual hangout to visit with neighbors as the kids play in the front yard? Are you a family of game lovers who would spend the hazy days of summer playing board games outside?

Identifying the potential uses for your porch will help you to decide on the overall style. Choosing the right porch railings or steps can help to bring a modern or classic touch to your home and many companies offer galleries with design ideas to help you with your choice. Knowing the look you want to convey can also help with the selection and placement of furniture. Furniture can take up considerable space, particularly on a small porch. Evaluating your needs carefully can help maximize the space you have.

Consider Your Style

Once you’ve identified how you’ll use your porch, it’s time to plot your decorating scheme. Consider both your personal style and the style of your home when selecting large pieces. If you are a traditionalist living in a colonial style house, you may want sleek black patio furniture with pops of color and understated patterns. If you prefer a cozy house, wicker furniture outfitted with plush cushions can fit the bill. When selecting furniture and accessories, think about the colors, patterns, and textures that you are drawn to and then think about which ones best compliment the exterior of your home.

Dress It Up

Now that the bones of your decorating plan are in place, it’s time to amp up the impact. Like the interior rooms of a home, your porch can be dressed up to match the season or upcoming holidays. Try swapping out plants and accessories to reflect the season. In the fall, potted mums and a small bale of hay can liven up a porch. In the spring and summer, you may want to opt for pastel flowers and leafy ferns.

Decorating your porch doesn’t have to take a lot of time and money. Invest in timeless, high-quality furniture and then add layers of décor as you can. By considering how you’ll be using the space and what style you’re aiming for, you can create a porch that will give you years of enjoyment.


6 Easy Ways to Save Money in Your Home

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With how much the average person relies on electronics, it’s common to see utility bills skyrocket at any given time of the year. Heaters blast in the winter to try to keep multiple levels of a home warm and cozy. In the summer, the air conditioner is constantly on full blast. Here are seven easy […]

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Tips for Choosing the Ideal Home Taps

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Tips for Choosing the Ideal Home Taps   When it comes down to choosing the right tapware, there is no short of choice to fit within our budget. From the classic compression taps which use two different taps for hot and cold water, to the different types of mixer taps which use the one tap […]

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When Your Best Friend Needs a Boost

March 23, 2015

Your best friend has been with you through thick and thin. She is the one you can talk to about anything. She knows more about you than anyone else. That is why you put her at the top of the list when it comes to important people in your life. When she is down, you […]

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Friday Freebies to put Spring into your step.

March 20, 2015

It’s Spring! It’s snowing! Free samples to put Spring into your step for Friday. Free sample of Zarbee’s Naturals Immune Support gummy.   Free  ACE Hardware pain samples.  Check the site each day for supply. Enjoy a Free subscription to Brooklyn magazine.  My subscription started! No payment info needed to request your free subscription. (The New Yorker magazine […]

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Sunday for Samples and Spring

March 15, 2015

How’s your Sunday going? Jump on over and visit Diy Frugal on Facebook to see the latest free samples. Spring is on it’s way, and here are some helpful ways to Spring Clean: Print out worksheets, to do lists, and cleaning lists found on Pinterest. Keep the kids busy with printable coloring sheets too. Start […]

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Fill your mailbox up with these FREE samples

February 24, 2015

Sign up for a free sample of Cottonelle with CleanRipple  from Cottonelle. Sign up for a free sample kit of Poise Pads, Take the Bio True challenge to be entered for chance to win weekly prizes. Sign up for IKEA’s day of BYOF. (Bring your own friends) Get a free breakfast, tote bag and special offers. […]

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Got a New Baby? How to Save Money and Get Everything You Need

February 17, 2015

Having a baby is perhaps the most exciting thing a person will ever do in their life. While it can feel fraught with insecurity and questions, there’s no doubt that any expectant parent is a little bit excited about the possibility of holding their newborn baby in their arms. Most parents just can’t wait! When […]

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Keeping Your Family Healthy During the Winter Months

February 5, 2015

As the bitter weather sets in, it’s cold and flu season as well. This is the year that you are going to battle. You’re going to wage war against germs and do everything possible to keep your loved ones healthy during the coldest season of the year. It’s time to prepare yourself. Take some tried […]

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