Power Into Spring

I should be providing you a Forever Home update about the new roof but in order to do that I need to climb up onto the roof again.....so that update might be a while. 

Instead I wanted to fill you in on a great opportunity I had to attend Ryobi's first ever blogger event. I was pretty excited about this because we are surrounded by tools right now. Home building tools and spring gardening tools. With 2 homes under our plate, one of which is for sale with 2 1/2 acres and lots of yard maintenance, the second is 50 acres under a major home renovation and 3 acres of land that needs to be maintained. 

Upon arriving we had the chance to visit several different set ups of the Ryobi Tool collection. 

Ryobi Tool Collections

Ryobi Tool Collections

Ryobi Generator, light weight, pull handle on the bottom to make it versatile for moving around. 

Ryobi Generator, light weight, pull handle on the bottom to make it versatile for moving around. 

Ryobi also had a wide selection of trimmers, power washers, and a battery operated lawn mower! The trimmer was very light weight and definitely something I would consider purchasing.

Although the lawn mower might be a bit too small for our large lot it was so versatile I just wish we could have one! (side note we own TWO riding lawn mowers) 

The handle folds in to make the lawn mower easy to carry around and great for storing  (picture from Ryobi)

The handle folds in to make the lawn mower easy to carry around and great for storing  (picture from Ryobi)

Next up we had a chance to sit down and listen to Frank speak about his new book Power Plants. He was open to ANY gardening questions but was also very helpful in regards to how so many of Ryobi tools/gardening equipment could make our day to day gardening maintenance so much easier. 

Frankie Flowers! 

Frankie Flowers! 

Frank was very down to earth and you could tell he truly enjoyed both his day job of being the "weather guy" on Breakfest Television but also his true passion for gardening and wanting to really show people how gardening could be better for your health. 

frankieflowers

The final part of the day was building our own planter box! Let me tell you that poor soul who had to work with our table had some great patience skills. Julie from SoberJulie rocked at her building skills but myself and Sabrina from PinkLittleNotebook needed some assistance at the end with some added tools. So many great laughs!! 

planterbox
My Planter Box! 

My Planter Box! 

It turned out to be a really great day. I learned so much more about the Ryobi Collections. I defiantly have my eye on the nail gun. Considering we have 2000 square feet of baseboards to do, I am pretty sure it would come in handy. I also had a chance to finally meet Julie from SoberJulie, Chris from Just Beachy, and Kristen and her husband from StoreFrontLife plus running into a few other bloggers that I had already met before! 

 

 

 

disclaimer: this is not  a sponsored post.