The Nuts and Bolts: National Women Build Week and Electrical Safety Month

The nuts and bolts.

As Spring Projects Call, Don't Forget to Pick Up a Gift for Mom

Spring has finally arrived and with it comes outdoor projects and interior refreshes. When building your shopping list of tools and supplies you'll need for your latest DIY project, don't forget to include one important thing – a gift for mom!

Lowe’s has some great ideas for last minute gifts. Live nursery items are a great way to give mom fresh flowers she'll enjoy for months and years to come. If your mom has a green thumb, spend quality time with her this weekend helping plant some new additions. Consider the classic rose bush, a bright yellow daylily or a fuchsia plant to add a spark of color to her existing outdoor space. Once the gardening is complete, surprise her by creating a simple place she can relax and enjoy the view.

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Also, check out our Mother’s Day “Honey Do” List for some great DIY project ideas.

Habitat for Humanity National Women Build Week

Habitat for Humanity

Actress and author Holly Robinson Peete will join more than 13,000 women across the country to build or repair homes at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in recognition of National Women Build Week. Held the week leading up to Mother’s Day, National Women Build Week encourages women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities. The week also spotlights the homeownership challenges faced by women.

“I am delighted to once again support National Women Build Week and look forward to building alongside the amazing women who take part in this special event,” said Peete, a mother of four and longtime supporter of Habitat for Humanity. “A home provides such a strong foundation for families, and this week offers great opportunities for women to join together to learn new skills and help families in need of affordable housing.”

Now in its seventh year, National Women Build Week is a nationwide initiative of Habitat’s Women Build program developed in partnership with Lowe’s.

“As part of National Women Build Week, we’re encouraging women across America to raise a hammer to help create safe and affordable housing in partnership with local families,” said Joan Higginbotham, Lowe's director of community relations. “We thank our Lowe’s Heroes and the thousands of volunteers who will help strengthen communities throughout the country this week."

For more information on Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, and to learn about Women Build projects in communities across the U.S., visit or check out their Facebook page Announces $1000 Shopping Spree Contest has recently announced that it will be offering an exciting contest to their valued customers and website visitors. A total of 570 lucky winners will have a chance to win $1000 that they can use to shop from the products on Using this prize, they can purchase any of the featured home and garden products that are available on the website.

Lucky winners of the contest may use their prize to purchase an item from the available options on the website. With products ranging from bedroom fixtures, lighting concepts, office enhancements, and many more; the winners will get to choose from any of the available products that fit their interests.

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Leviton Launches New Electrical Safety Resources for Electrical Safety Month

Did you know it is Electrical Safety Month?

In recognition of this important event, Leviton will introduce a variety of new electrical safety resources throughout the month of May to help educate consumers about electrical safety within their homes.

This will include:

  • Two new electrical safety videos featuring Alison Rhodes-Jacobson – The Safety Mom™
  • “Test Your Residential Electrical Safety Knowledge" video:
  • Leviton's Electrical Safety Infographic:
  • Blog posts from The Safety Mom

"National Electrical Safety Month provides us a unique opportunity to share our knowledge and resources with consumers to help them improve the electrical safety of their homes," said Jay Sherman, Leviton's Director of Marketing and Residential. "At Leviton, electrical safety is a top priority and we are pleased to share our resources to make electrical safety an important consideration in the on-going protection of family and property."

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