This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of The Home Depot

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Nate and I used to have the joy of living right around the corner from one of the largest Home Depots on the West coast. The Genesee Home Depot location was our happy place. Living in a crappy little apartment at the time, we visited this spot frequently for everything from curtain rods to DIY planter boxes in our efforts to spruce things up. We've since moved to a nice big house in the country with a whole NEW caliber of renovations.

shopping at Home Depot

Even though this store is 45 minutes away now, it holds a special place in our hearts and we occasionally go the extra mileage to see our favorite associates for big purchases. A Whirlpool dishwasher is looming in our future and you can bet we'll be taking the truck down to the Genesee location in Clairemont.


One of my favorite things about Home Depot, and this location in particular, is the hands-on opportunities for the community. They have all kinds of fun workshops and entertainment for the whole family. Nate and I attended their Neighborhood Night for a fun scavenger hunt event, and it was a blast racing through the store to track down clues.

scavenger hunt

Nate always has fun getting witty with his answers to questions, and events like this make for a cool date night while we check stuff off our home upgrade list. When we were tasked with finding the most expensive hammer in the store.He tracked down a $300 power hammer and was one-upped by a seven-year old with a $600 sledgehammer.


Neighborhood night wouldn't be complete without caricatures. We're developing quite the collection of cartoonified versions of ourselves.

Chelsea with the Energizer Bunny

Home Depot invited some of their major vendors to come take part, so I got to hang out with the Energizer Bunny for awhile. I told her all about how we're using Energizer's headlamps in our legacy boxes for the boys. And yes, the bunny is SO a girl!

neighborhood night at Home Depot

On our way out, we found a bunch more company reps to mingle with in pop-up tents in the parking lot. Nate got to try out all the latest Dewalt drills.

tool testing


I checked out the Coca-Cola booth to sample my favorite Zico coconut water and then chatted with the WD-40 dude for a bit. Apparently, WD-40 is a San Diego-based company! I love learning company history and getting to meet the people behind a brand face-to-face.

If you're in the San Diego area, don't miss their upcoming events! The newly reopened Home Depot Genesee now features a 40,000 square foot Outdoor Garden Center, larger kitchen and appliance showrooms, a millwork showroom, an improved Pro-Desk and expanded tool rental.

It also provides workshops and events year-round that the whole family can participate in. Please visit for more information.

This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of The Home Depot.