By Heather Wampler

101360882 The Home & Garden Show Guide

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Nothing says spring is on the way like the annual home and garden show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. This is one of my favorite springtime events. It’s fun, full of ideas and fun give-aways. There is something there for everybody. I absolutely love flowers and kitchens. Nothing is more upsetting than a dull house that has no trees and flowers or a descent kitchen.

Home & Garden Show

David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Ft. Duquesne Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Dates & Times: March 2nd 2012 – March 11th 2012 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Hours vary by day. Check website for times)
Admission: Children under 6: Free; Children Ages 6-12: $4; Adults: $10 – Tickets available at the door.

They offer over 1,500 exhibits covering over 9 acres. The exhibits range from The Garden Pavilion, which includes landscaped garden, garden products, a backyard giveaway by Trib Total Media, you will have an opportunity to meet the Renegade Gardener Don Engebretson and a Pets at Home section for those of us with furkids; there is The Construction and Remodeling center, where you can find everything for the home, Watt choices will show you how to save on your energy bill, a DIY Stage presented by The Home Depot and Stroll Electric Lane for great energy saving ideas; Pittsburgh Magazine Home Interior Galleries, they have hundreds of products, free consultations by NAPO, an art aisle, go meet the Wall Wizard Brian Santos and the Home Interior stage. As you work your way around the showroom floor be sure to stop by the Designer Showcase. You can get great ideas and meet the region’s designers. Also take a peek at the amazing transformations at the Designers’ Before and After.

105939228 The Home & Garden Show Guide

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My personal favorite of the entire show is the Kitchen and Cooking collection. I love cooking, baking and enormous kitchens. They will offer an acre of kitchen goodness. You can find cabinets, appliance, food, wines and other taste bud delighting taste testing. The cooking center is going to offer yummy treats from Pittsburgh’s own talented chefs. Wish 99.7 will offer a kitchen giveaway at some point during the show.

Don’t think they’re leaving out the kids. There will be a Children’s Village to keep the youngsters entertained. The Shady Lane Family Activity Center will be set up and hosted by Trib Total Media. There will be Kids Club toy trains, Radio Disney and turtle races. Enough for a fun filled day of things to do for the kiddos while mom and/or dad browse around.

While you do browse you’ll be amazed at the affordable luxury and comfort you’re going to be able to add to your very own home.

Heather Wampler resides in Pittsburgh, Pa with her husband and twin boys. She slaves away over a laptop writing and blogging every day. To read more from her visit


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