#LawnGoals and yard envy

The best thing about our house is also one of the things that creates the most pressure, especially when it comes to our yard. My Grandparents built this home and my Grandma had the greenest thumb that ever existed. Every year her flower garden would get bigger and more elaborate. When we moved in, no one had lived here for a few years.


My family had done their best to keep the yard mowed, but the flowerbeds were overrun and it just didn’t look right anymore. We wanted to avoid her seeing it, in all honesty, because she would not have been pleased. But, she required full time care, so sometimes something just has to give.


Getting it all under control was a huge job. As we began to beat back the weeds in the flowerbed we were constantly laughing about the number of figurines she had placed among her flowers. There were seriously enough Stone Garden Animals that we had an entire menagerie. Even now, it makes me laugh.


A few of them made the cut to stay amongst our flowers, though. There is a Gnome that I left where I found it next to her Rose bushes and I love that little piece of her that is still around, even though she passed two years ago.


So, all of this is to say, that I feel very sentimental about my yard.


We have worked to make it our own, with our enormous sandbox and a huge play set for the kids and a tree fort built on a tree that my Mom climbed when she was a little girl.



I have learned throughout my journey to reclaim this yard, and to transfer my Grandma’s #LawnGoals into my own, that in order to have that beautiful lush lawn, you have to have the right tools, and that is where, for my family, Cub Cadet (http://www.CubCadet.com) came into play.



Over the last few years, we have been able to slowly acquire the quality tools that make the time we spend in the yard working much easier!


But what this Daddy needs is this:


I can’t be the only one who can hear their lawn crying tears of joy thinking about being cut with that, am I? Just me? Ok…


Well, here is where things get really good! Cub Cadet has created an opportunity for one of you to WIN that glorious machine. I mean, really, think about how good your grass would look after those smooth blades did their work! I know I would be the envy of my little neighborhood if I got to ride around on that on Saturdays.


So how do you win? It is easy actually!


Here are your instructions:


  • To recognize those who take pride in bringing lawns to life, Cub Cadet launched the “Where Lawns Come to Life” contest, encouraging fans to share a picture or video highlighting their yard and why it is #LawnGoals.


  • To enter capture a photo or video of your yard, tell us how you bring your lawn to life and why your yard is #LawnGoals. Share the post on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtags #LawnGoals #Sweepstakes or visit XX.com and upload a photo.


  • If your entry is approved, you’ll be entered for a chance to win one Cub Cadet RZT L 42 KH Lap Bar Zero-Turn Rider (ARV $2,399.99), hotel accommodations for two, and two tickets to attend an NHRA event in the summer of 2017.



If you need a little more information OR TO ENTER you can also visit:




So now is the time!! Get out there and take pictures of you making those #LawnGoals come to life! Let that green grass make The Pappy proud!




I have partnered with Life of Dad and Cub Cadet for this campaign, but my opinions are my own.



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