Welcome a Cure with #CarpetOne #giveaway #breastcancerawareness

Did you know that this year, Carpet One is celebrating 10 years of breast cancer research support with Welcome a Cure?

The breast cancer awareness campaign dedicates 25% of the purchase price of each Pink Ribbon welcome mat sold through the Carpet One Floor & Home Welcomes Your Support Campaign is donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. So far, the campaign has raised nearly 1 million dollars for a variety of breast cancer research charities. source

How will  you welcome a cure in 2014? For me, it means showing my support on my front porch with one of the beautifully designed Pink Ribbon welcome mats and telling every man and woman that I know to go and get their tata's checked!

These awesome Pink Ribbon welcome mats are machine mashable and backed with rubber, which means that they are perfect for indoor or outdoor use. We chose to put ours outside on the front porch for a couple of reasons.

First and foremost, the teal color pops with all of the beige and grey around it. It's a great addition to our somewhat monochromatic color scheme, and compliments the pumpkins and gourds that we have on the porch for fall!

I also really love the cheeky message on the Pink Ribbon welcome mat. Well, hello! Welcome to our home! Come on in! It is inviting, sincere, and playful, and definitely needs to be on the outside of a home. The pink ribbon shows that we care and that we support the girls, which is the overarching message in this entire campaign.

It's a message that needs to be prominent in our community, and not just because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It needs to be there, all the time.

And, oh, hello! Now's your chance to win one for your front porch too!

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* Disclaimer: I received my Pink Ribbon welcome mat from Carpet One for the purposes of this post. All opinions expressed are my own.


New Year New Home, Toddler Comfy Corner

When we made over Owen's room from babyish to his pirate themed toddler room, I knew that I wanted to create the perfect comfy corner for him. Something that he could snuggle into with some books and relax for a little while.

 What makes this corner so comfy? First and foremost, the Tigressa Cherish carpet from Carpet One Floor & Home is so luxurious and soft. As soon as we put the rug down on the floor, we all just laid there for a while in a big snuggly pile. Owen started jumping around, thinking that the pattern, Know You Well in Flagstaff, looked like puddles.

We love that the carpet gives definition to the area, and is soft enough to lay on while we read books together. The Tigressa Cherish carpet is the softest of its kind, featuring the finest nylon fibers on the market, and is made from colors that are specifically designed to trap color, meaning that this lovely sandy color won't fade overtime.

Add in a whole mess of throw pillows, and you have the perfect area for cuddling, reading, even napping!

Visit your local Carpet One Floor & Home store to see just how amazingly soft this carpet is! The ridges of the Know You Well style are perfect for making tracks to drive cars on too, something that the toddler put his seal of approval on.

Adding an area rug, such as the Tigressa Cherish, add warmth into any room and creates the perfect definition for a comfy toddler reading corner.

*Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Carpet One Floor & Home.