#CamryBold Giveaway

So, remember a few months back when I told you about the Toyota Camry campaign called #CamryBold? They sent us on a fabulous #CamryBold weekend, and we took an old classic and made it new again. The purpose of the weekend was to highlight the bold changes Camry made to its 2015 model. They were gracious enough to let us drive a Camry for the weekend so we could tell you about it, and we fell in love. I’d been an SUV girl for so long, hauling around all the stuff you have to haul around when you have kids. But now that my girls are a little older, we feel like a huge SUV is a little too much car for us. We never could let go of the Camry idea, and a few weeks ago we went down to see our friends at Hoover Toyota. They fixed us right up, and we are now zipping around town in a new 2015 Camry.

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The Camry was about 1/3 the cost of my big SUV. My gas bill has gone from about $400/month to about $100/month. My insurance is so much cheaper. And parking is no longer an issue for me!!! I never could get the hang of getting a huge SUV into a parking space on the first try. There is plenty of trunk room for us to throw book bags and soccer bags and grocery bags in the back. We are loving it and so far, we haven’t missed our big SUV one bit.

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Here’s the really cool reason I wanted to tell you about our Camry love: The folks at Southeast Toyota have given me a couple of $1000 vouchers to give away to two of my readers who are planning to purchase or lease a 2015 Camry before 4/30/2015. (Depending on how much your car costs, that’s enough to pay around 2 car payments or 4 months of a lease!!!) Offer applies to the lease or purchase of any new Toyota vehicle in FL, GA, AL, SC or NC. Offer valid for you or any member of your household. Limit one rebate per household. Offer expires 4/30/15. This offer is non-transferable. Offer can be combined with other offers.

To be entered for the random selection of winners, just leave a message on this post. We will choose two winners on Friday, March 27, 2015. Please, please, please only enter this drawing if you are planning to purchase or lease a new Camry before then. Otherwise, you’d be taking $1000 from somebody who can really use it, and that just wouldn’t be very nice, now would it? :) Best of luck to you all!

Building and Remodeling Expo 2015

Spring is just starting to peek it’s head out in Birmingham, and that means home building and renovating is just around the corner. You’ve probably already noticed the increase in the number of houses for sale, and that’s because spring is the #1 time of the year for the real estate market. Along with that peak comes an increase in the number of people getting their homes in shape after a long, damp winter. If you find yourself in the market to redo a few things around the house, you don’w want to miss the 2015 Building and Remodeling Expo going on this weekend at the Pelham Civic Center.

When it comes to building and/or remodeling, there are so many choices of contractors and subcontractors in the Birmingham area, that it can be overwhelming. The Building and Remodeling Expo is a terrific way to meet and speak with professionals in the construction industry BEFORE making expensive mistakes on who you choose to do the work. You will be able to visit with contractors, as well as professionals who provide flooring, countertops, cabinets, siding, bricks, roofing, pest control, appliances, lighting, and iron and glass work.

The Building and Remodeling Expo is going on this weekend, Friday, March 20-Sunday, March 22. The cost is $7, but I have a half-price coupon for you. Just print it out and bring it with you to receive entry for only $3.50.

Just like last year, I’ll be there with the B-Metro Magazine team telling you about all the great products you can find at the Expo. Be sure to follow along with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. You can also follow B-Metro on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Building and Remodeling Expo

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Lemon Dill Aioli

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Hot Chocolate Mix

Hot Chocolate Mix

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Sausage Pastry

Sausage Pastry

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

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Hummus

Hummus

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Chocolate Peanut Clusters

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Best of 2014 collage

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Feta Pull Apart Bread

Feta Pull Apart Bread

A few years ago, when we were visiting my parents in Orange Beach, my mom tried out a new recipe on us that she knew we'd love. She was right! She picked up a recipe for Feta Pull Apart Bread from a friend who had served it at a Sunday school party, … [Continue reading]