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Jun 26, 2016

Mulches Help Keep The Moisture In The Soil

Months after my husband pulled out the old bushes by the front porch, finally, we planted new bushes.  It's long overdue, I know.  But here it is.  My dear husband and I did a lot of yard work today.  I don't usually brag about accomplishments and stuff but it's a productive Sunday for us here in the Sefcik household.  I am just super happy that we were able to get our gardening going again this year including the front porch's flower beds.  New bushes in the row that will take years to grow into hedges.  But that's alright. The house is now happy that we came to our senses to beautify our home again.  

We bought the new bushes from Home Depot using the Visa gift card my dear husband claimed from the rewards he got from buying paints a month ago - also from Home Depot.  We bought a few Boxwood Holly and a Sky Pencil Japanese Holly to replace the Wax Myrtle that's previously planted in the corner where the water hose is.  Then we topped the flowerbeds with red mulch that according to my hubby will keep the moisture in the soil so the plants won't dry out in the summer heat.

I know it's quite silly but I had to pick the red mulch so it matches the red bricks of the house.  Target for this project is to complete the planting of flowering plants before the fourth of July comes.  It would be nice to have a newly planted flower beds when the holiday comes.



Jun 2, 2016

Back From A Long Vacation

I'm back!  Yes, I was away for over two months. I was on a long vacation with my darling daughter. We went to the Philippines to visit my side of the family and have had a wonderful summer vacation. By the end of March, school is out and summer vacation starts over there.  So my nieces and nephews were with us in all our getaways.

So, I am back now and will start posting about our adventures and new experiences from the vacation.  Hopefully, I won't forget a thing. :D  See you around.  Have a wonderful day peeps.

Mar 19, 2016

Experience With Target's Ship To Store - Not Good

If you are shopping online for a product that you really really like, you cannot wait to receive the product right?  And because the store offers free shipping to store, that's a very big plus right?  Who doesn't like free shipping?

I order items online ahead of time because I know that sometimes you cannot trust the items to be delivered and/or ready for pick up five or 7 days after the items' have shipped.  But I think this one is quite unacceptable.  As you can see, I ordered two items from a store.  Both of them are swimwear and to be shipped to the same store I selected.  One swimwear arrived at the store in six days after the order was placed.

The second swimwear is still in transit as of today, yet the estimated delivery to store is 14 March 2016.  Today is the 19th.  How come?  I called the store to double check with them.  They told me the same thing, the item is still in transit.  To some these items are not quite important.  But I am going on a vacation with my loved ones and I ordered these pieces for them expecting that they will arrive within a week or so.  What's disappointing is, it's been two weeks and one of the swimwear is still pending.  I ordered both VERY ahead of time.

One pending item as of 19 March 2016.

Mar 15, 2016

Spring Is Here Sunny And Windy - Clothing To Wear In This Weather

What a wonderful weather today. It's really nice to go out and have fun outdoors.  Plus, there's no need to wear sweaters for a few days.  Although it's sunny the whole week in Texas, the wind is blowing a little strong.  So wind breaker jackets will make you feel comfortable outdoors.  In addition to these women's spring clothes, capri shorts or lounge pants are also comfy to wear outside. For men, wind breaker jackets and pull over hoodies are also recommendable.  

Don't wear a summer hat yet because the wind will just blow it away. Try to tie your hair in a pony tail if you have a long hair. It will help keep your hair in place.  Always put some lip balm and facial moisturizer on.  Our skin gets dry quickly on windy day.

Mar 8, 2016

Women's Active Wear Doesn't Have To Be Expensive #C9atTarget #C9FitGirls #contest

Happy March everybody!  

The weather is getting warmer and it is the most anticipated time of the year when we can spend more time outdoors to do some fitness and wellness stuff.  Of course we need appropriate clothing for these activities, don't you think?  And it doesn't have to be expensive. Sure does the C9 Champion® Women's Power Shape Sports Bra is very affordable as well as pretty, stylish, and comfortable.


C9 Champion® Women's Power Shape Sports Bra

I was given the opportunity to sample this pretty stylish sports bra from C9 Champion at Target.  I received this item complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes.  

I love the concealing petals.

C9 Champion® Women's Power Shape Sports Bra is available at Target in the Activewear aisle.  Also available in variety styles and colors.


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