Throwback Thursday Stories: Dad Edition + $100 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway

by jessicaturner on June 12, 2014

Throwback Thursday Stories

Welcome to Throwback Thursday Stories where each week we share and link-up the stories behind our Throwback Thursday photos. It’s an awesome opportunity to document untold stories about the photos in shoe boxes, scrapbooks and hard drives in your home. Today’s post is sponsored by Home Depot.

With Father’s Day being this weekend, I thought it would be fun to do a dad edition of Throwback Thursday & $100 Home Depot gift card giveaway (what Dad doesn’t love Home Depot?!).

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As a child, I remember how much my Dad loved to play with my sister and me. He always got down to out level. I have always loved this photo.

You can see his red name badge (for Target, where he worked for 25 years). Judging by my plate, it was dinner time, and he had probably just gotten home.

Whenever we were eating he used to say, “Good stuff, Maynard!”

I love that you can also see so much of the living room in this picture. The green carpet and the brown couches. I remember how velvety soft those couches were and how the tall mirrors lined the living room wall. My parents bought my great-grandmother’s house from my Dad’s parents when they got married. I think it is so neat that I ran through the house that my great-grandparents lived in.

Dad was always being funny with us. I remember him dressing up in a dress one time just to get laughs at a birthday party for my sister, wearing funny hats to school (like a shark and a goofy) or letting us play “bull” and we would ride on his back and giggle and giggle as he bucked like a bull.

He is also super handy and was always doing stuff around the house and building things.  (He got that from his dad.) Though I didn’t pick up the handy gene, Matthew and I are always grateful when Dad comes to help at our new house.

Thank you Dad for always being willing to play when I was little, and help and listen as an adult! Happy Father’s Day!

HomeDepot

In honor of Father’s Day this weekend, Home Depot is giving away a $100 gift card to one lucky reader.

I am a bit behind on Father’s Day shopping this year (story of my pregnancy!) and it was so easy to know that I could get three gift cards, one for Matthew and one for each of our Dads and know that they all would love it. (If you can’t make it to the store, you can do an egift card – and they even have Hallmark greetings to go with them!)

We decided to give Matthew his gift early since my mom and sister are coming to visit this weekend. He has taken up wood carving, so Elias made a card that says “Love you to bits” and we attached 2 dremel bits to it. On the inside was a Home Depot gift card. It was perfection.

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Home Depot has something for everyone making it easy to bundle a gift card with that special something. I know my Dad never has  trouble finding something at Home Depot.

The giveaway ends tomorrow night, so enter right away using the Rafflecopter. *You do not have to link-up to participate in the giveaway! However, if you do link-up, you’ll get an extra entry!*

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The Home Depot partnered with bloggers such as me for their 2014 Father’s Day program. As part of this program, I received compensation for my time. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about any product mentioned in these posts. The Home Depot believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. The Home Depot’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations.



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sarah l June 12, 2014 at 6:33 am

Ha! I like the “love you to bits.” :)

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Debbie June 12, 2014 at 6:40 am

He was a great daddy…I picked a good one!!

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jennifer {studiojru} June 12, 2014 at 7:10 am

some homemade cinnamon rolls! :)

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SandyN June 12, 2014 at 7:16 am

His favorite meal! :)

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Laura BC June 12, 2014 at 7:36 am

A movie for them to watch together

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Erin K June 12, 2014 at 8:11 am

I love the card! Thanks for the giveaway.

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Mary Happymommy June 12, 2014 at 8:40 am

I would bundle it with his favorite candies.

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Jen R June 12, 2014 at 8:49 am

Great idea, Jess! I love that you included the dremel bits! Gives the gift card a little something extra and is so thoughtful!

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sl June 12, 2014 at 8:59 am

cute cards! I love you to bits!! love this saying with a gift card.

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Susan June 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

Thanks for hosting this linkup. I love reading and sharing stories. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

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LauraP June 12, 2014 at 9:03 am

My Dad is super handy, too, and we LOVE It when he comes to visit and help us with projects!

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Sarah M June 12, 2014 at 9:28 am

I would put along a 6 pack of my husband’s favorite beer! :)
Sarah M

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Rebecca Scott June 12, 2014 at 9:31 am

A handmade card from my girls.

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Julie H June 12, 2014 at 9:31 am

A pie!

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Kelly D June 12, 2014 at 9:32 am

I would bundle it with some plants for his garden.

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Mary June 12, 2014 at 9:33 am

Sweet photo! This will be my husband’s first father’s day in the starter home we purchased last August. I’d love to throw this gift card into his father’s day bundle to help tackle our neverending to-do list. I’d include it with the sweet gift my son picked out: a “best daddy” coffee mug.

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Amanda June 12, 2014 at 9:48 am

I would bundle it with handmade cards from our boys! We’re saving up for a new grill, so this would be fantastic. :)

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Matt Hoffman June 12, 2014 at 9:49 am

Thanks for this giveaway! My dad loves refurbishing old furniture – so some essential stuff like stains, putty, sandpaper, etc would be perfect to go with the gift card!

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Jason Wiedel June 12, 2014 at 9:59 am

A big, juicy steak!

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Sarah Mae June 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

I don’t know what I’ll bundle with it, but I’m entering because I saw that my husband retweeted Matthew and so I’m guessing he wants this! :)

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Lanna June 12, 2014 at 10:06 am

We are expecting our first next month, and I can’t wait to watch our daughter build memories with my husband. I know he will be the best daddy!

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Sarah o June 12, 2014 at 10:35 am

Would love to win! My hubby always does fun house projects from homedepot. Looking forward to celebrating Sunday!

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Anna Whiston-Donaldson June 12, 2014 at 10:48 am

What a cute card idea!

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Ashley C June 12, 2014 at 11:15 am

My husband has been looking at some tools to add to his collection, especially to help with projects around the house

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HS June 12, 2014 at 11:56 am

I’ll put it with the fishing gear we got for him.

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Crystal M. June 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm

I would add grilling supplies.

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Lisa Brown June 12, 2014 at 12:01 pm

I would bundle homemade sugar free cookies that my dad loves :)

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Jessica June 12, 2014 at 12:02 pm

I would bundle the gift card with cards from our kids!

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Elena June 12, 2014 at 12:19 pm

a box of chocolate that he likes

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Melanie A. June 12, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Great Throwback Thursday in time for Father’s Day!

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Missy Robinson June 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

I would bundle with homemade cookies and cards/letters from the children. So special!

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Hope June 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Great story and great giveaway!

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Hope June 12, 2014 at 12:48 pm

Add photos of my twins to complete his gift!

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Krista June 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Photo card or a card made by our son

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Jen Boumis June 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm

What a perfect giveaway! Home Depot is my husband’s favorite store and it would be a blessing for the kids to be able to add this gift card to his present.

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Janet June 12, 2014 at 1:08 pm

This would be perfect as we just had a tornado blow thru our town yesterday… Cards from our six kids & a vinyl decorated jar with sweets would be the perfect bundling.

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Cassandra Eastman June 12, 2014 at 1:38 pm

A nice flashlight, and some tools! Along with handmade cards and chocolates from our kids!!

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Elle June 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

I’d give the gift card with a bag of his favorite chips.

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Sebbiedue June 12, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I’d probably bundle the gift card w/ duct tape. Lots of duct tape.

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Janet W. June 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm

I would bundle it with a new electric razor for my husband.

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Lydia P June 12, 2014 at 2:42 pm

I would bundle it with a homemade card (from my daughter to my husband). :)

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Rosie June 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I’ll let him buy the materials and fix the sink! Oh wait, nooooooo!!!! Not that!! I would go with him to Home Depot and have him buy something he likes – probably a new tool!

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Annie Dohrman June 12, 2014 at 2:50 pm

I would bundle it with a handmade card.

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Kristen June 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Thanks! With his fav movie to watched after he worked with some new tools.

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Cindy A. June 12, 2014 at 3:49 pm

I would include his favorite homemade dessert.

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Karen June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Great giveaway!

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Danielle K June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Ohh perfect! Totally thought Father’s Day was next weekend, oops!

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Danielle K June 12, 2014 at 4:32 pm

And I would bundle some drill bits, he is forever losing his.

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Angela June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

My husband would LOVE this!

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Stacey b June 12, 2014 at 4:57 pm

i’d bundle it with a screw driver set

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Sandi Pressley June 12, 2014 at 5:58 pm

I would bundle it with some gourmet brownies

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Lisa June 12, 2014 at 6:38 pm

I’d buy him some popcorn and candy – he loves some junk food!

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Marci Peters June 12, 2014 at 7:39 pm

I love homemade cards…my kids love to make them too!
Cute idea!

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latanya June 12, 2014 at 8:31 pm

I would pair it with a new pair of jeans

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Lika June 12, 2014 at 8:42 pm

I would bundle it with a picture of him with our kids!
:)

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Kimberly June 12, 2014 at 8:53 pm

Great memories!

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Michelle June 12, 2014 at 9:25 pm

I would bundle with a book. I always give my dad something to read for the summer.

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Katy June 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm

All sorts of possibilities with this. Thank you for the chance/

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Lynda Del June 12, 2014 at 10:14 pm

I’d make one of his favorite meals.

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Leigh Anne Borders June 12, 2014 at 10:44 pm

I would love to make my father a homecooked meal and then just spend quality time with him–making memories!

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Kim M June 12, 2014 at 11:27 pm

I would have my little girl make a homemade card to go with it plus some sugar free goodies.

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MARTHA June 12, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Most likely some extra golf balls & tees with a round of golf !!!!!!!!!!!! TY

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shelly peterson June 13, 2014 at 3:57 am

I would bundle it with some tools.

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Kelly K June 13, 2014 at 5:04 am

I would bundle it with some seeded and write “thanks for helping me grow” on the card. Thanks for the chance to win, Jessica!

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Amanda Sakovitz June 13, 2014 at 7:17 am

I would bundle the gift card with chocolate.

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amanda whiltey June 13, 2014 at 7:53 am

i would bundle it with a gift card to a restaurant

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Lesley June 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

I am planning to get my dad a gift card for Father’s Day. He needs a new shovel and rake. Ha. Also going to get him his favorite popcorn from this local place. It really is good popcorn and he’ll be thrilled. :)

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Lynsey June 13, 2014 at 10:50 am

Either his favorite meal or a framed picture of his grandkids!

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kellie rose wilson June 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

new gardening tools!

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Kristin Taylor June 13, 2014 at 1:35 pm

I’d give it to him over a homemade breakfast. :)

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Racquel S June 13, 2014 at 2:29 pm

Some yummy chocolate and his favorite bbq’d hamburgers!

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Melani June 13, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Oatmeal and raisin cookies! My dad would be one happy camper!

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Amanda Goodwin June 13, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Pulled pork of course! :) thanks for the opportunity to win!

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Michele June 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm

I would bundle it with some chocolates. He works so hard and gets stiff for the house and then he can relax with some candy (sees).

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Sarah June 13, 2014 at 8:13 pm

My hubby and I are both carpenters on the side and we love wood work. Our biggest issues are we do it so much that we fly through drill batteries. I think I would use this to get hubby some new batteries to go with his drill!

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Thomas Murphy June 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm

I would bundle it with a bottle of wine.

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Fibia June 13, 2014 at 8:52 pm

I would bundle it with cards made by our kids. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Tammy S June 13, 2014 at 9:54 pm

I would get him a couple of shirts and a pair of shorts.

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