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I have been provided with tickets to The Great Big Home and Garden Expo to facilitate this review.  Opinions are my own and I have not received any other compensation for this review and giveaway.

It is that time of year again.  I look forward each year to get a glimpse of spring and summer thanks to The Great Big Home and Garden Expo and it will be in Cleveland February 8 - 16, 2014.

It is hard to imagine anything pretty in Cleveland right now.  If we are not covered in snow then we are looking at grey, rainy skies.  Just when it looks the bleakest I get a friendly email inviting me to explore the wonders of home improvement, cooking, DIY and so much more.  It's also a place I can bring the kids and they have something to do at the Home Depot Kid’s Workshop and Playground World's Kid Zone.

This year I am pleasantly surprised that the theme of this year's gardens is International and they have partnered with local restaurants like Fahrenheit, Great Lake Brewing Company, Sushi Rock, Hodges, and Shooters to  .  Check out the complete list here.

Besides the amazing landscape designers, homes and gardens, there is a long list of celebrity guests including:
  • Host of DIY Network and HGTV's Yard Crashers and Turf War, Ahmed Hassan
  • Frank Fritz, co-star of History Channel’s hit show American Pickers
  • Food Network’s Next Food Network Star and Cupcake Wars, Emily Ellyn
  • And Cleveland's own Stefanie Paganini

Stefanie is so sweet and wonderful on camera (see her segment on rotisserie chicken) I can't wait to see her demonstrations in person!

Chef Instructor Stefanie Paganini is here to show us how to put together two quick and easy dishes using rotisserie chicken meat: apple chicken salad and chicken stir-fry! Contact Info: Loretta Paganini School of Cooking * Chesterland * 440-729-1110 WKYC-TV 

Experience a live demonstrations in Xtend Technologies' Home Theater while relaxing in leather, power-reclining home theater seats. 
I am also looking forward to checking out the dream basement - 2,000 square feet to help inspire us with something to do with our basements besides laundry and storage. This basement has a wet bar, wine cellar, game room, exercise room and bath with a steam shower.

You can buy tickets online (I even have a coupon code for you - INAP), at the door, or you can enter to win two tickets to this exciting event in Cleveland.  Just tell me in the comments what you are looking forward to seeing at the Great Big Home and Garden Expo and enter on the rafflecopter form.  You can also earn more entries by following the Great Big Home and Garden Expo on Twitter, Facebook or sharing this post.

Good luck!
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