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I always feel just a little bit calmer when I step out the door into my garden. Checking on blossom progress, discovering a new vegetable sprout and even, yes, weeding mellows me out. If gardening isn’t your thing, though, there are many ways to make your yard into a sanctuary, like setting a reading bench in the shade or adding a simple decorative outdoor fountain.

For this Freebie Friday giveaway, three lucky Design Happens readers will win their choice from the three fountains below from LampsPlus.com. No backyard? These prizes would make beautiful indoor fountains, too.

Lamps Plus - Beautiful Indoor and Outdoor Fountains From LampsPlus.com

Relaxation awaits! Each of three winners may choose between (left to right) the modern Column Solar-Powered Fountain, the Aged Bronze Buddha Indoor/Outdoor Fountain and the Seven Cascades Cutaway Outdoor Fountain.

To enter for a chance to win, leave a comment below. This giveaway’s question: What summer activity helps you relax or unwind?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 2:00 p.m. ET on July 11, 2014 and 2:00 p.m. ET on July 14, 2014. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of each prize: $149.95. ARV of all three prizes: $449.85. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932



122 Responses

  1. Taking an after dinner walk with my 3 year old daughter.

  2. Shelly says:

    Laying on the float in the pool – ultimate relaxation!

  3. Kim says:

    We love sitting on the deck just chilling, or in the garage watching TV. Love the sound of water, sleep to the sound of surf!

  4. Sydney Wood says:

    First always wanted to say love DIY, HGTV, the ideas, the new, along with the old. Thank you, and Love the water falls, they say putting one out near your front door is good luck.

  5. Tyneisha Fondren says:

    Drinking a nice tall glass of lemonade!

  6. Millie says:

    Love the sound of water falls. It's so relaxing!

  7. steampugs says:

    Reading a book under a tree in the backyard!

  8. Gytzel says:

    I love doing yoga at the beach early in the morning. It's such a relaxing experience and afterwards I know i'll have an amazing day

  9. Holly Clements says:

    I put on my favorite new age meditation cd, light my favorite scented candles, and kick back with a glass of wine. Sure wish I had a pool in this Vegas heat. :)

  10. Michele says:

    Awesome to have listening relaxing sound of water. I loved HGTV shows helped me get ideas and tips on what look for in a home. Convenient to several bus lines help with location have a safe weekend :)

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