We’ve got some fun and exciting news to share with you guys today! We’ve been so anxious (anxious in a good way!) about this bit of news and the fact that we can finally share it with you all today, makes Greg and I super happy. So, here goes nothin… A little over two months ago, we were contacted by the powers that be at Target. (I know, right?! Target!) After I gathered my composure (aka scanned the email really fast to see if it was an automated press release or something), I carefully read the entire email, trying to contain my excitement. In a nutshell, they asked Greg and I to join Target’s Inner Circle, a small group of social influencers who get to bring our readers the inside scoop and exclusive access to all things Target. This is when Greg and I looked at each other and said, “Are they sure they have the right bloggers?”

Target is a big part of our everyday lives, and as corny as it may sound, making our house a home. That being the case, after talking more with the folks at Target and taking everything into consideration, we felt this would be a fun and natural partnership. As a part of the Target Inner Circle, Target has designed unique experiences tailored to our content here on the blog (decorating, home life and such). We’ll also be participating in some pretty awesome activities with some pretty fabulous people and designers (who shall be named later!) and sharing some of our experiences over on Target’s online magazine, A Bullseye View. Our first post over there will be up in a few days or so – we’ll be sure to let you guys know when!

We’re so thankful to Target for putting their trust in us as bloggers, Target-lovers, and “social influencers”. (Honestly, though, that phrase makes us very uncomfortable – we’re just normal people in a sea of bloggers!) We’re super excited about what’s to come and the experiences we’ll be taking part in. At the risk of getting sappy (but it’s oh-so-true!), we wouldn’t be given opportunities like this if it weren’t for awesome readers like you guys. Annnnnd… we’re super-excited that Target is going to be throwing some love your way from time to time, as well…. and today is one of those times! To celebrate our announcement, Target is giving one lucky reader a $100 Target gift card! Seriously, who wouldn’t love a Target gift card, right?!

Here’s how to enter… Scroll down to the giveaway widget below and log in with your Facebook account or enter your email address. (As always, your information is kept private.) Once you’ve done that, you’ll be shown the entry requirements set by yours truly. Click the “Do it!” button, type the required phrase in the blank in the widget, then click “Enter!”. Now that you’ve entered, you’ll see some optional entry options. To gain additional entries and increase your chances of winning the prize, you can do one or all of them. If you already follow Target (or us!), go ahead and enter your Facebook or Twitter info, and you’ll be automatically given the extra entries. As usual, the winner will be chosen using Random.org. Good luck everyone!

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PS On Friday, we’ll be joining in on the Target Inner Circle Black Friday Scavenger Hunt. (Have I mentioned before how much I love scavenger hunts?!) Check out Instagram (@7thHouseBlog), Twitter and Pinterest as we brave the crowds and scout out some awesome deals!