I'm Erika Ward

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation.  My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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The Goods, is as great as it sounds. The new shopping app from HomeGoods is making it easier for you to preview what’s new on the shelves at your local HomeGoods store. It no secret that HomeGoods is a valuable resource for decorators like myself, especially when purchasing the last few accessories for reveal day! Time is money in my line of work so I love that store personnel posts photos of their top picks. This reduces some of the running around from store to store and helps me to complete projects even quicker!

Here are a few screenshots. Let’s take a look at how it works:

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Select your preferred location. For example, I frequent the Buckhead Crossing store. The app conveniently includes address, phone number, and directions to the store.


Here, I can view merchandise in the store. Instantly these upholstered barstool caught my eye! Look at that price. (At this point, I’d be cranking up my truck)


I also can see what’s new in other stores in based on my selection. I check out Cumming Town Center and my jaw hits the floor when I see this handsome leather Chesterfield. This location is about 40 mins away, but the price makes it worth the drive!


A Porter’s chair at HomeGoods? Yes, and at a fraction of the cost. To your client, you will look like a designer superhero!


I can comment or save pics for inspiration and also share with friends!

Want to get in on  The Goods? Click here to download the app and see what deals are in your neck of the woods.

Before you go, REGISTER TO WIN 1 of 4 $50 gift cards to HomeGoods. It’s my way saying thank you for reading! As I said before, I’m celebrating my 5th year anniversary all month long!! There’s so much more to come!

Enter to win by commenting below. Receive additional entries for sharing this giveaway on twitter. See below for details! Contest ends on Sunday, August 17th 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

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  1. Trenese J. says:

    I’m going to use my card to purchase accents for my family room.

  2. Kyndra Tyler says:

    This is amazing! I love Homegoods. Now I can preview before I buy!!!

  3. Kyndra Tyler says:

    I can’t wait to make my home office come alive with my $50 gift card!!!

  4. La Monica says:

    I don’t even have a bar, and I’m digging those bar stools! Thanks for sharing the HomeGoods love Erika!

  5. Shantel says:

    I would probably purchase a few things from the children’s section. I’m currently expecting and need to design a big boys room for my two year old so he can won’t mind giving up his nursery for the new baby.

  6. Jessica says:

    Very cool! I love HomeGoods! Thanks for the info!

  7. Justine says:

    I downloaded the app but hadn’t played with it. This post helped me 1 understand it (it’s Instagram for HomeGoods!) and 2 actually hop on to see what’s in my area. Now I can’t stop checking! Thank you for opening my eyes 🙂

  8. Elyse says:

    My new husband recently moved into my condo so I’d use the $50 towards decor updates to make my old place into OUR new place!

  9. HS says:

    I’ll get new rugs.

  10. Mimi says:

    With fall coming I would pick up a throw for my sofa and a few seasonal accessories for the mantle!

  11. Tara says:

    I am working on making my home office more serene and would love a few accessories from HomeGoods to brighten up the place! 🙂

  12. Kimberly Lewis Tyner says:

    I love looking at items that I may want to used when we get a new house.

  13. melanie says:

    I am in the throes of sprucing up my bedroom to give it some va va voom. I would use my gift card to get some yummy pillows, scented candles and soaps.

  14. Courtney says:

    I would use my giftcard to spruce up my apartment. I would love to add some personal touches to make it feel more like a home for me and my hubby.

  15. Olivia Westbrooks says:

    I love Home Goods. I’m always there shopping for clients. It would be nice to indulge in a little HG for my own home.

  16. Kimberly Spear says:

    Homegoods is one of my favorite stores! I also can’t wait to try the app. 😉

  17. What an awesome app! Could be dangerous…

  18. I would use the GC on fluffy new white towels.

    • Lisa Lee says:

      I need one of these cards! Home Goods has the best home decor and the prices are fantastic!

  19. Hope says:

    Totally need to finish my office. Looking for a fantastic chair from which to write my book!

  20. Lucy says:

    this is awesome! would use the card on a new nightstand!

  21. Lee says:

    I just moved and would love to grab a few accessories for the new place!

  22. Danielle K says:

    I could use some new sheets!

  23. alisa says:

    i need new clothes for work! perhaps a jacket or a skirt or even a scarf to accessorize!

  24. Kelly Kriefall says:

    A App I could actually use!

  25. Eva Marie says:

    I’d use my gift cards towards accent pieces for my luxe game room!

  26. Tamara R. says:

    I would love to buy some new throw pillows for my couch.

  27. Tanya says:

    Happy 5th Anniversary – thanks for sharing so much with your readers!

  28. Mariaelena says:

    I would buy some decor for my baby girls room.

  29. CharityS says:

    I need a new lamp for my bedroom.

  30. Rashida H says:

    I’m relocating so this would come in handy when adding new pieces to my new place!!!

  31. Rachel S says:

    Great idea Home Goods. Nice to be able to view what is in your local store.

  32. Nicole D says:

    I need some new bath supplies and shower curtain and Maybe some new towels also would be a huge help.

  33. Anita says:

    I’m going to use my card to accessorize my family room.

  34. Liliane says:

    Love home goods! trying to make my place look less like a dorm room

  35. Shavonn says:

    So happy about this. I love HomeGoods. I have to stay away unless I just have money to blow because that is exactly what will happen!

  36. Brian says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. I enjoyed reading your blog.

  37. Brian says:

    thank you, I enjoyed reading your blog.

  38. debby pollack says:

    I need nightstands!!

  39. Gaynor Mann says:

    What a handy app and with a Homegoods 5 minutes from my house, how could I go wrong?!?

  40. Mary K says:

    Love Home Goods and would use the gift card for a new lamp! Thank you for the giveaway offer Erika!

  41. Tyler W says:

    I am needing some artwork for my apartment, I just moved in!!

  42. Casey Mclendon says:

    We are working on redoing our sons rooms to welcome our newest lil guy addtion in October so I’m sure I’d be looking for something to go with that. Probably in baby Landyn’s room <3

  43. Petra Jadan says:

    I would use the $50 gift card to buy a nice piece of decoration for my living room.

  44. I can’t wait to check out the HomeGoods App. Thanks so much for sharing it!

  45. Nicole says:

    Oooh, I’m going to LIVE on this app! M 7 year old daughter says she dislikes going to Homegoods with me because I go down EVERY single aisle every time we go – and it’s true. I don’t want to miss a thing!

  46. Andria says:

    I love their dog stuff

  47. Pam K says:

    We are putting our home of 21 years on the market soon. We have been downsizing and getting rid of a lot of pieces that just aren’t our style anymore. I would use the gift certificate to buy something new for our new home, where ever it may be.

  48. lindsey says:

    just checked out the app – love it! just seems like they show the same stores..

    i would use the gift card to purchase some fall/halloween decor when it hits the shelves!

  49. Shannon says:

    We need a new rug in our kids’ room!

  50. Alina says:

    I’d get some much needed lamps for my master bedroom.

  51. Sean C says:

    Love Home Goods. I would purchase some cushions for my living room couch and chairs.

  52. Ashley C says:

    I’d love to get a mirror to go above my bed


  53. German Lopez says:

    I will use it towards a nice living room chair.

  54. I would buy dishware especially tea cups! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity. I invite you to stop by and enter my giveaway too. Hugs!

  55. Kenya F says:

    I would get picture frames for our wedding pics!

  56. Jennifer Steele says:

    Awesome! Now an app for my favorite store to peruse more regularly than I’m able to get there with my 4 littles!

  57. Jennifer Steele says:

    By the way, I’d definitely be shopping for a new entry rug and/or a lamp!

  58. Elle says:

    I’d spend it on a new lamp.

  59. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I would buy new pillows

  60. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would buy a new lamp.

  61. David says:

    I would use this on new curtains for our kitchen.

  62. Katie H says:

    I would buy some pillows and decor for our apartment!

  63. Susan Martin says:

    I would buy more Murano glass in teal!

  64. yomilie acosta says:

    I would love to win!! my apartment is so empty I’m a newlywed and we just moved to our new home 🙂

  65. Laura m says:

    On new bed pillows!

  66. Chris R. says:

    I would use the gift card to buy some nice scented candles to put around the tub & a super fluffy towel. My wife would love these items.

  67. alaine says:

    I would buy a new lamp!

  68. Jamila J. says:

    I would purchase some new curtains for the living room.

  69. Calli says:

    I would put it toward a chair or lounge for the bedroom!

  70. Anita B says:

    I’d buy a vase for my fireplace mantel!

  71. Samantha says:

    I love to get some new cushions to brighten up my lounge area…..I love Home Goods, I can spend hours in there looking (drooling) at all the beautiful decor.

  72. Krisztina says:

    Love HomeGoods. We have bought many pillows, decor and bedding items for our home staging business. The app is a great idea – so cool! I could use some HomeGoods stuff in my house! : )

  73. Crystal C says:

    My husband and I just purchased a house. If I won, I’d use the card to buy window coverings for our family room.

  74. GB says:

    I’d spend it on a new rug.

  75. shayla battle says:

    I am moving from Boston to North Carolina in 2 weeks and I see fresh home decor in my near future and this would be a great help!

  76. meredith says:

    I would get a new set of sheets!

  77. Rosalyn Johnson says:

    As I’m typing this, outside, looking around, thinking, hmmmm “some new patio pillows would be nice along with some new citronella candles,” while enjoying these nice summer evenings. #niceevenings

  78. Nneka says:

    I absolutely loveee Home Goods! Cant wait to get this app..thanks for sharing!

  79. Danica H says:

    I need some artwork for my master bedroom!! **crosses fingers**

  80. Maureen says:

    This would be such a help in finding some towels and some sheets.

  81. Harmony B says:

    Ive been looking for a mirror or artwork for my living room

  82. Susan Christy says:

    I need some decor for my bedroom.

  83. Anya says:

    Looking to find some great accent pieces for the built-in cabinet in my dining room… I think it will help the whole room look put-together and polished!

  84. Kaitlin says:

    We just moved in our new home so I have bedroom that needs some work and is currently sitting empty!

  85. Dana Cerrito says:

    I will buy something to put on my mantle

  86. Meredith says:

    Im going to buy decor and accent pieces for a kitchen theme bridal shower im throwing
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Hi, I'm Erika.
Your Design + Happy Healthy Home Advocate.

Over a decade ago, I exchanged my corporate life in building construction for an opportunity to enhance your personal home via decoration and renovation. My mission? To help busy professionals make their homes their sanctuaries.

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