Now those are some happy homes. What’s a happy home to you? For me, a happy home is a home that satisfies all of the senses. As both my pregnancy and the summer progress, I realize how much things like room temperature and air quality also contribute to my happiness at home.
I was recently introduced to the Nest thermostat. A ‘learning’ thermostat that is perhaps best explained as the iphone of thermostats (in fact, it was designed by the same fellow who designed the ipod). It ‘learns’ about you and your home, and then regulates the temperature accordingly. It can also be adjusted remotely from your smartphone. And as though all that wasn’t rad enough, it also can save about 20% on your heating and cooling bills–good for you, good for the environment. Done and done.
I’m feeling pretty lucky as I have one of these to giveaway to a lucky reader with a soon-to-have even happier home. (Retail value, $249)
Here’s how the giveaway works.
1.) Watch the above video.
2.) Be a follower of this blog.
3.) Pin a pic of a home or a home decor item that has a face/expression to one of your Pinboards on Pinterest (if you need a Pinterest invite, let me know in the comments and I can hook you up). You can even take your own pictures of faces you see in your own homes–it can be as simple as two apples and a banana on a table, for example–and pin that image.
4.) Use the hashtag #nesthappyhomes in your pin and also include a link to the video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?
5.) Leave a comment on this post with your pin URL.
Feel free to enter multiple times.
I’ll repin my favorites to this board along with some of my other favorite design bloggers (Design-Milk, Design for Mankind, Pennyweight & Satsuki Shibuya) and I’ll pick my favorite happy homes pin to win the Nest thermostat. Winner will be announced on July 25. (Be sure to leave an e-mail address where you can be contacted in the comment form). (Sorry, giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada only).