Home Talk

Today’s sidebar sponsor giveaway is from the friendly folks at Home Talk!

Home Talk is a community full of both regular folks and home improvement pros who love to talk about home improvement, and their goal is to make home improvement easier for all of us! Here are some of the things you can do on Home Talk:

– Get (almost) instant answers to questions about your home & garden.

– Search photos and tips for inspiration and information.

– Post photos and grow a fan base for your very own house.

– Get real & reliable reviews of local contractors.

– See tips from local businesses.

And here’s a short video that shows just how handy dandy Home Talk can be…

Home Talk is offering up a $100 Target giftcard here on TLC this week…

…so if you’d like a chance to win it, leave one comment on this post between now and Friday, September 2, 2011 at noon (central time).

Want to increase your odds of winning? “Like” Home Talk on their Facebook page, and join Home Talk (it’s free!)- then come back and leave 2 additional comments!

Thanks so much to Home Talk for giving us the opportunity to host this giveaway, and to you for stopping by today and entering!  Happy humpday!

PS- Home Talk will double the giftcard amount to $200 if there’s over 1000 comments on this post, so invite your friends and family to swing by and check it out too!


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  1. Sandy A says

    This would be the best give away to win–we are soon moving into a new home and this would be great for our decor budget…

  2. Scargosun says

    Would LOVE to win this but also really like the site! Thanks for the info.

  3. Jennifer says

    I <3 Target!!! And I've been looking for a website/blog like Home Talk… Thanks for sharing it with us!

  4. says

    Target = top 3 favorite places to wander around aimlessly. Please do count me in for this. I have no doubt you will get 1,000 entries, so I’m busy dreaming about having $200 to blow there… ahh, the life!

  5. Bri says

    It’s always nice to have more resources when you’re planning a home improvement project!

  6. Melissa says

    I don’t know what’s better, the chance at a gift card or the home talk community you’ve introduced!

  7. Tina Catoe says

    Really, really going to need Home Talk after the damage that Hurricane Irene did on our yard and house. Trees down everywhere and twisted outside stairs. Let me just go check out their site. Love Target also.

  8. Michelle Wright says

    Could really use a Target gift card. Love Target and love your blog.

  9. Tina Catoe says

    Really, really going to need Home Talk after all the damage to our trees and house from Hurricane Irene. Let me go check out their site. Really do need the Target giftcard for all those little extra things. Love Target and especially love The Lettered Cottage!

  10. sarita says

    hometalk sounds like a great and fun place to get answers to questions and just to learn new fun things. thank you for a chance to win a gift card from target.

  11. says

    Oh, Layla, I just love your blog and am so inspired by it! Keep up the good work! Great giveaway, by the way!

  12. Rebecca says

    Oh! I really need something at Target this would be a big help! Home Talk sounds great too!

  13. Aimee says

    Thanks Layla. Home talk seems just like what I need before tackling a bathroom re-do. Hope to start soon. Just finished the foyer.

  14. Cara says

    Love me some Tar Jay*. I already liked at Facebook and joined. Thanks Layla and Kevin…and Hometalk.

  15. Mindi says

    Sure would be nice to win! We are building our first home since being in school for 7 years. Could use some cute Target stuff!! Thanks for the chance!

  16. SuzyMcQ says

    Hmm. Winning a gift card from Target would be AMAZING! Thanks so much for the opportunity, plus, that ceiling from yesterday… it was rockin’!

  17. Amber Tyson says

    Pick me! Pick me! I LOVE me some Target….and this would be a perfect reason to stock up on all of Target’s super sweet Fall decor….and maybe some new brown boots for me! ;)

  18. Colleen Lenahan says

    Reeeeally in need of some retail therapy these days and would just love to win a certificate to Target!
    Thanks for the link to Home Talk, its a great site!

  19. Mendy says

    Thanks for helping me discover Home Talk!! What a neat site. My husband will love it.

  20. JeffM says

    This would be a great help for a couple of our fall DIY porjects at our new home.

  21. Brianne doyle says

    Love home improvement and target. And since we are working on a nursery target is perfect!

  22. Natasha says

    I was just thinking the other day that I needed to find a website like this! We are about to buy a house, and I’ll be in full-swing remodeling, I’m sure! Great!

  23. Cheryl says

    This sounds like very interesting. I “liked” them on Facebook. I am not as handy as all of you, but I have been blessed with a couple of friends who are and have done so much for me!! I act as the “go for” person. I hand out the nails better fast as a speeding bullet!!

    Love your posts!

  24. Sara says

    as a single home owner, i’m excited to learn about this- it’s going to be helpful! thanks!

  25. Diana says

    This is EXACTLY what I have been needing, especially being so totally NOT a designer type person!!! Plus thinking about a kitchen redo and any type of “improvement” project gives me the shakes!!! LOVE TARGET TOO.. Oh, I LIKED and JOINED Home Talk!!! :-)

  26. Danielle says

    I love sites where I can get inspiration photos easily! Thank you for the heads up!

  27. Terri Driggers says

    this is great!! First I’ve heard of this site….. How amazing to have suggestions… ideas… etc. etc. right at my fingertips!! Thanks Layla!!!! Terri …. oh BTW….. TARGET GIFT CARD???? ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? YES!!!!!!!!!

  28. Sara says

    joined hometalk- i might have a new obsession. and i started following layla on pinterest. why haven’t i done that before? duh!

  29. Diane P. says

    What an informative site! Thanks for passing it along!! Hey I just got back from Target!

  30. Lisa G. says

    Hi Guys… love the blog and your home…so full of light and looks comfortable. Thanks for taking the time to share your tips.

  31. says

    I am in the middle of decorating my apartment and will be checking this site out since I want to re-finish 2 kitchen table chairs I found :) A Target gift card will go a long way!!

  32. Gina J says

    Sounds like fun! I’m going to check it out. :) I could use a Target gift card to finish the homework/study room I am creating for my 3 boys….or to get the new bedding I’ve been eyeing up. They all share a room (by their own choice) and it could use a re-do!

  33. Melissa says

    I would love a chance to win the promotion from Hometalk! Thanks guys :-)

    <3 (from Nashville)

  34. Gina J says

    O.k….I just registered on Home Talk. I’m increasing my chances for the gift card, but I probably still won’t finish my boys’ study room by the first day of school (tomorrow). :)

  35. Janet Wehrer says

    Hi Layla and Kevin. I tell people all the time what an amazing couple you are. I look forward to reading your blog each day. It is definitely my favorite.
    I would love to win the target gift card. Christmas is on its way!

  36. BeckyE says

    I LOVE Target for home decor items. I would makegood use of the gift certificate.

  37. LauraC says

    considering I can never get out for less than $100 and always get 2x my “list”… this would be awesome

  38. BeckyE says

    OK. I guess I’m Old School! It’s gift card, not gift certificate. I’d love to win it anyway!

  39. Tracie S says

    I just got back from Target and found all sorts of things I could get with a gift card. :)

  40. glenda b says

    The nearest Target is an hour away, but I’ll gladly make the trio. :-). Thanks for the chance to wim!!

  41. says

    Home talk looks cool. I’ll check it out for my next H.I. project. Great video – poor Charlie! Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. Hillary says

    I’d love to win the Target gift card! Thank you for all your inspirational home ideas!

  43. firsthome_finally says

    I am a new follower of this blog and in a few weeks closing escrow on our first home, FINALLY. So it would be nice to win!!

  44. Tracy Doede says

    Let’s hope #3 comment is a winner…Love Target! Thanks for letting us know about this Layla :)

  45. carla says

    I would love to win a target card! And this site sounds like it will be very helpful when I always have so many questions on how to do things :)

  46. Elle says

    My house needs some TLC. I would love to win the gift card. Thanks for offering this giveaway.

  47. Anne says

    I love Target… :) I can dream up a lot of things I’d love to get with a gift card!

  48. Cyndia Montgomery says

    What a cool site! Thanks for hooking me up and giving me a chance to win!

  49. Amanda Brown says

    Love you and home talk! I am already thinking of ways I can use that Target gift card :-)

  50. Amanda Brown says

    I can’t believe how versitile the hometalk site is. I love that it has giveaways each week and message boards.

  51. says

    Hometalk looks like a place I can get a lot of questions answered about my ongoing home improvement projects. I just wish I would have known about it when I was in the bulk of my remodel! Better late than never though.

  52. Megan says

    I don’t think it helps that we live only 5 minutes from one, but I LOVE Target! And obviously would love to win the giftcard. :)

  53. Kelley says

    Target–so many different ways I could spend $100 or $200 there. And so many questions I could ask the folks at Home Talk. Hoping to win!

  54. Lisa says

    Thanks for a giveaway! Target was the place where I spent half of my paychecks our first year of marriage! ;)

  55. Cori says

    Love Target! Our target is being re-done, exciting!!
    Also love your blog and all of your ideas!

  56. says

    Home Talk–what a great resource! Thank you for all your fabulous ideas. We’re going to try the plank ceiling from your last post. Love, love, love Target and would really enjoy winning :)

  57. Joyce tx says

    I would love a gift card. I always find things there! Wandered around Home Talk the other day and now have it bookmarked! Great things there!

  58. dede randall says

    I’m doing my daughters room for her 15th b-day. The duvet cover she has been wanting is from Target so this would help out alot!!!

  59. says

    I could really use this card if I won it! Moving soon, and definitely have some things that need to be bought/replaced.

  60. Tiffany Hobson says

    Crossed my two year olds fingers lol. He Loves Target just as much as mommy! Joined “Home Talk”, Thanks bunches Layla!

  61. Jody Byrd says

    Thanks for sharing more about Home Talk. I actually would love to browse more about what they offer…well I am off to visit their site. Thanks again!!!

  62. Lindsay says

    Target. The posibilities are endless! sounds like I need to check out hometalk as well!

  63. honey says

    Wow, this is really neat! As someone who loves to make art out of unusual things, this gives me all sorts of ideas! Thanks (with or without the card).

  64. amy says

    This is such a great idea! I definitely plan to use this a resource. And I’m definitely in for the Target giveaway!

  65. Sarah C. says

    Who doesn’t LOVE Target? I call it “The $100 Store” – because I can’t seem to get out of there without spending at least that much :)

  66. Maggie says

    Thank you for sharing Home Talk. I just spent time on the site and two of my questions were answered just by reading the posts. I have some plans in my head already. Oh, do love Target, never leave empty handed ;). I joined Home Talk and I’m excited.

  67. Jennifer C. says

    another cool giveaway from two cool people!!! I’m not sure I would want to post pics of my current house (rental), but someday perhaps…. :)

  68. Phyllis says

    Sounds pretty interesting – as soon as I’m done here I’m jumping on Facebook to check this out!

  69. Geri fom Vermont says

    Ahhhhh!! Both Target’ and real honest advice…and both at once!! What could be better? I am sure I will frequent this site ofter…..next to The Lettered Cottage, that is…Would love to win!

  70. Katelyn says

    Would LOVE to win this! Target has some adorable items for perfect home decor projects!

  71. Kim says

    What a cool website. We are building a new house and I have lots of questions but don’t know where to start. I want to win, pick me pick me:-)

  72. Lisa W. says

    OMG LOVE Tarjay…(a.k.a. Target) Shop there ALL the time. Thanks for the awesome chance!!!

  73. Robin says

    Woo Hoo, I could really use that gift card. The site sounds like something I can use also!

  74. Maggie says

    Hey Team Lettered Cottage, I look forward to your posts every day. I am in the process of “suggesting” one of your redo’s to my husband. Very fortunate to have you and now Home Talk. A Target gift card, niiiiicccce!

  75. Sue Dunlow says

    I love your blog and anything to do with home re-do’s! I would love to win a Target gift card!! :) REally I Would!!

  76. Sue Dunlow says

    Love love love this Blog and anything to do with home re-do’s!! Pick Pick ME!

  77. jamie says

    i {heart} layla and kev. i {heart} target. i {heart} home improvement. {thanks} for the giveaway!

  78. Jessica says

    Wow! The damage, I mean the creativity that could be unleashed. Thanks for telling us about Home Talk.

  79. says

    Who wouldn’t want to win such a great giveaway?! We’re busy buying smaller things we can take back to Argentina with us, to use when we build a house next year. Things like faucets, door pulls and hinges… I could sure use this gift card!!!

  80. Jessica says

    liked Home Talk on FB. And you guys too! I could fill up my feed everyday with house stuff and never see what happens in the world of family and friends :)

  81. Ashley says

    Wow! Perfect website, we just moved and my Mom and I were looking for ideas to redo basically the WHOLE house! :)

  82. Monica says

    HomeTalk sounds interesting. I will have to check it out!! A Target gift card would come in so handy right now. As always, I truly enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing with us in this way!! Because of you, I feel like I have a personal relationship with some of the hosts and designers on HGTV. Isn’t that funny?

  83. says

    Ooohhh. Hometalk looks DANDY!! Please put me in the drawing. We just moved and can certainly put that gift card to good use. :)

  84. Miriam says

    Wow! HomeTalk sounds like a great resource. I’ll be using it to find ideas for our old/well-loved home. The gift card would be a great help, too!

  85. Jennifer Stanley says

    I recently fell upon your site and am in love! You have several ideas I’m incorporating into a few of my home redos, including the reclaimed gym flooring. Thanks for the chance to win. I love Target too!

  86. Jane H says

    What a great idea! This Old House offers this opportunity on their posts; however, the responses are rare, and many are not helpful! This is a wonderful way to connect on-line commmunities, as well as local laypersons, home DIYers, and professionals! Sounds like a win-win, and I plan to join!

  87. Jennifer Stanley says

    What a great idea for a website. I just signed up and will be on there every day! Thanks or the chance to win.

  88. Ter'e Crow Lindsay says

    Oh man!!!!! $100.00. Thank you so much for letting all of us be a part of this. How I could spend that $$$$ on my new house.
    HOME TALK sounds awesum!!!!!!!!!!!

  89. Miriam says

    And, now, I’m a member of HomeTalk. Thanks for making so many people aware of it. I really LOVE your website, TLC!

  90. Nikki says

    Home Talk looks like it will be a great resource. Thanks for sharing. You are such a go to for help, resources, inspiration.

  91. Jane H says

    Thank you for this collaboration with Hometalk – I would not have known about it! You do such a great job of building community, and the more of your followers that join, the more valuable, helpful information can be disseminated on their great site! ;-)

  92. CarrieAnn Moseley says

    I love target and I need a lot of questions answered about planning my garden for next year. i will check out the site!

  93. Laura says

    I love your blog because it finds such cool things like Home Talk for me. I never would have known about this site otherwise!

  94. says

    who wouldn’t want to win a $100 Target gift card, perfect for some home accessories. Would love to be added.

  95. Kathy says

    Wow–I definitely need to check them out. Thanks for the hometalk “spotlight!”

  96. leslie says

    what an awesome resource for people who are having to re-do their basement DIY style on a budget! (bet we could have found info on our asbestos tile pretty quickly there!)

  97. Monica says

    I am excited to check their site out. I am trying to convince my husband (and myself) that we should build our dream home. :)

  98. Beverly Palmer says

    There’s some good things I could buy at Target! Thanks for the chance.

  99. Lesley G. says

    Always love Target!! And sounds like Hometalk would be a great resource in our home which is always in some state of DIY!!

  100. Lacey McDonald says

    Great new resource to check out—Angie’s list wasn’t doing it for me and I was bummed when I had to pay again after only a couple months when I moved.

  101. Jackie Holt says

    Oh gosh! I could so have fun with this give away. And, a good time to tell you again how much I enjoy your blog!!!!

  102. Connie says

    Wow! I’d love to get some good ideas on how to make my Arizona flowerbeds into an English garden!

  103. says

    Holy Moley! Target sure knows how to get everyone to love them just a little bit more…..oh pretty please. Me!

  104. mary says

    Thanks for the opportunity for a great giveaway. Can’t wait to explore Home Talk site!

  105. Julie says

    I’m looking forward to the days when my kids are all back in school and I ‘ll have time to check out fun stuff like Home Talk!

  106. says

    I could always use a Target gift card. I LOVE Target! And especially with fall coming, I’m sure I could find many uses for it.

  107. Stephanie L says

    Entering to win the Target gift card! Hope everyone has a good Labor Day weekend; we’ll (STILL) be trying to decide on a paint color for the master bedroom.

  108. Tonya B says

    visted them on FB and registered at the website. Great website! Thanks for offering up this great give away!!!

  109. says

    I am gonna have to check this out. I’ll probably be back again to let you know about it. And who doesn’t love a target gift card. I would use it to purchase stuff for our nursery. Our little one will be here in 2-1/2 months!

  110. says

    I just found the cutest coverlet from Target’s Shabby Chic line yesterday! LOVE Target! And Home Talk, too!

  111. Amanda says

    Love being inspired by people like Layla to do something creative with my home… So grateful for her sharing her wonderful talents!!
    Love Target!! It’s bad when your daughter wakes up & you say you’re going shopping…she’s says “we going to target mommy!!”
    I so would love to win :)

  112. Amber says

    We just bought a house 2 weeks ago. It’s a plain ol’ ranch but the views of the wooded lot in front and back are amazing…just the white walls and grey laminate kitchen cabinets needs some lovin’

  113. Amber S says

    I’m redecorating our guest bedroom and could REALLY use the Target gift card:)

  114. Laurie says

    I spend tooo much at Target. My husband and my bank account would love for me to have a giftcard.

  115. Joyce Carr says

    Please also add me to the list of responders for the Target give-away.


  116. TracieB says

    I “liked” Home Talk on Facebook and am loving this site already! Wish I had know ab it sooner!!

  117. Debbie Kilgour says

    I had never heard of Hometalk before now. Thanks Layla, can’t wait to check it out!

  118. Cheri P. says

    I would love to win a target GC :) We are moving into a new home in a few weeks and this would come in so handy. Thanks for the chance to win…I’m keeping my fingers crossed!!

  119. shanda davidson says

    I am going to be in Prattville tomorrow – what cool stores should I hit up?

  120. Renee C says

    I LOVE Target and could (and yes, definitely have) spent hours upon hours in there. :)

  121. says

    I’ve been hearing a lot about Home Talk – I might need to check it out. Also, I super love Target and would loooove some moo-la to spend there :-)

  122. Jane says

    I love Home Talk and who wouldn’t want a Target gift card? Thanks for the giveaway.

  123. Ellie Wood says

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!! HomeTalk is such a great site. Love it and of course I can’t live without The Lettered Cottage blog. Love your style Kevin and Layla. You guys are fearless and so inspiring.

  124. Edwina says

    You share the coolest things! Thanks for all the great ideas, resources and giveaways!

  125. Kristi Johnsey says

    What a neat site. And to score a Target gift card would be wonderful!

  126. Eileen says

    I love your site! Yes, I want a Target gift card! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I’m going to check out Home Talk.

  127. Angela Fritz says

    Home Talk sounds so great! This is perfect — we just bought a house and we’re trying to do all kinds of crazy stuff to it! Definitely gonna sign up…

    oh, and I hope I win a gift card :)

  128. Dawn says

    Ohhhh! I love me some Tarjay (Target)! It is one of my weekly stops and I love that I can get a new shirt, peanut butter and an ink pen all in the same “spot.” Now I’m off to check out this new site! If Layla likes it then I will love it for sure! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  129. Patty says

    Wow! Would love love to win a Target gift card…..one of my most favorite places….thanks for the giveaway!

  130. torrie says

    hello! i’m newer to your blog, but i LOVE it and i love your style! been reading it every day since i discovered you! :)

  131. Teri says

    Thanks so much for telling us about this fantastic site! Can’t wait to explore it.

  132. adele says

    I adore your site! Thank you for sticking yourself out there and sharing your gifts with the world.

  133. Rachel S. says

    How nice of them to double it. I’m sure we can get 1000 people to comment. Lets go people, tell your friends!

  134. Toni Combs says

    Awesome~ my son is moving into very first home– a gift card to Target would be a nice house warming gift!

  135. MeL. V says