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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Making the Most Out of Spring

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pier 1 for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Doods and I, together with our helpful nieces, Cate and Yam, have been working on our yard since January when we came back from our Christmas vacation. Sounds too early for gardening? Not really. The thing is, it is so easy to mistake spring as the best time to garden but actually spring is the blooming time. The planting and pruning happens in late winter. If you delay, your plant might not catch up with spring. If done correctly, late winter garden preparations get your plants ready for healthy, vivid and generous blooms.

At this time of the year, our efforts are paying off. The yard is looking real good. Makes me feel as if it can roll with the "seven wonders of the world" (teehee) Anyway, I do not want to be caught up with too much gardening. I need to slow down and enjoy what we have been toiling hard for. Before you know it, spring will past and it will become too hot to enjoy the yard (especially here in Texas!) So we have to get our act together and maximize this wondrous season of clean, cool air colorful and fragrant with blooms.

We have some old benches that have seen better days. Geez, Doods want to repair them, but that might take time. It's time for some new patio furniture! Yay! We saw several really nice sets at Pier 1. We got our breakfast nook set from Pier 1 way back in 2004 and it is still looking good -classy and durable. I like the styles in Pier 1, they have that earthy look that fits our lifestyle. The diverse selection makes it easy for us to find what we're looking for. Normally, when we shop for furniture, we check it out first online and then when we get the chance, we visit the store and try it out.

My nieces particularly love Pier 1's iconic papasan -sassy and comfortable. Doods and I are wishful of  Pier 1's Sunset Pier Outdoor Deluxe Settee with matching chair. The white Jardin de Marie outdoor armchair and its matching table with its intricate design would surely create a beautiful contrast against our green lawn. Pier 1 has diverse selection of beautiful indoor and outdoor pieces such as rugs, seating, wall décor that can go well with their classic furniture.

Exciting events are coming your way. Watch out for these upcoming Pier 1 Tweetups. in Atlanta: April 5th and NYC: April 20th.

March 20th marked the official start of spring. I feel it is time for Doods, I and the girls to put away our shovels and gloves and enjoy the product of our hard work. Yes, a time to start making the most out of spring. Sit long, talk much over brunch or a candle lit dinner. Come join us!

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Melissa said...

Hey Tes, great post. We love Pier 1 and they have awesome prices and unique products.

betchai said...

I love Pier 1 too Tes, can't wait to see your new garden project.

RNSANE said...

You'd better believe, if I ever get to Houston, I'll have to squeeze in a little time so that we can at least have a glass of iced tea together! One of my nursing school classmates lives in Houston ( we've been friends for nearly 50 years ) and I have another friend who is the general manager at Masraff's, a very posh restaurant near the Galleria. He recently moved to their new location. Two dear nurse colleagues live in the area - one in Beaumont, the other in Galveston - so any Texas trip will include time with them.

kulasa said...

i'd love to join you and the girls in gardening Tesya!:)would love love love to someday visit your place...

sweetmemoirs said...

happy gardening! :)

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