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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. Maria V. Mejia says:

    I love to relax on my hammock

  2. Mellissa says:

    Ultimate relaxation is when the hubs is grilling and I get to sit with a drink in my hand and watch the kids just play in the yard.

  3. April Lesnet says:

    I love to relax in the pool! Ahhh, summertime!

  4. Shelley says:

    Relaxing by the pool with a good book!

  5. Sylvia says:

    Simply have family time in our backyard, swimming and enjoying good food and sips!

  6. Judy Oliver says:

    I love to lay in the shade at the beach with a good book . . . heavenly bliss!

  7. Meredith says:

    Relaxing by the pool or at the beach!

  8. Audra says:

    Sitting on my patio looking at my trees and flowers

  9. Beverk says:

    A glass of wine, a good book, and a quiet place to read

  10. Kimberly says:

    A good book, some nostalgic summer tunes, and a refreshing drink is how I love to relax in the summer time. I’m sure a beautiful water feature would only enhance this!

Liz GrayLiz is a senior editor at HGTV.com and an co-editor-in-chief for Design Happens. She lives in a midcentury tri-level that’s stuck in the ‘70s…for now. When she’s not working on...


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