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We went to see hot air balloons at Forest Park in St. Louis on Sept 19. You can walk up to all the balloons and have a chat with the folks in the baskets if you want. Occasionally, a horn blows and the balloons try to glow together which was a sight to see! The different designs on each balloon are pretty cool so we took a lot of pictures and we wanted to share some pictures with you guys!

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Spring Forward with Scotts Florida Select Mulch!

Posted by Meryl (proud pinay)

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scotts Miracle-Gro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

After getting tired of being sick due to colds these past few months of winter, I'm glad that I can feel the warmth of the Spring season! Not only am I in the mood to clean the yard, I feel like preparing my gardening tools and I'm looking for more gardening supplies to beautify my yard as well. So yesterday I made a list of essential tools and products to jumpstart my whole yard. Here it is:

So to prepare my whole yard I need to mow the grass first, then dig some portion of the yard where I want to plant using a garden hoe, shovel or trowel. Next, pour garden soil and and start planting. Next, water the plants. I might possibly use  some bricks to make lansdscape border to add beauty to my garden. Lastly use Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch whenever it is time to apply it.

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For sustainable gardening with Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch, here some helpful tips:


  • How to use:  Spread 3 inches deep. Spread 3 inches deep. Keep mulch several inches from tree trunks and house foundations or other wood structures.
  • How to Apply and Where to UseApply mulch around trees, shrubs, flowers, or vegetables after the seeds have germinated and plants have developed.
  • Where Not to Use: Avoid using mulch before seeds have germinated or around underdeveloped plants. Also avoid use within several inches of house foundations or wood surfaces.
  • Coverage Area: A 2 cu. ft. bag will cover areas at a depth of 2 inches, 12 sq. ft. of bedding area. At a depth of 3 inches, 8 sq. ft. of bedding area. At a depth of 4 inches, 6 sq. ft. of bedding.
What I love about Scotts Florida Select Natural Eucalyptus Mulch is that:
  • It prevents weeds from growing naturally. 
  • Helps to conserve soil moisture and moderate soil temperature.
  • Helps keep your landscape looking beautiful all year long
  • It is naturally made from 100% plantation-grown Eucalyptus trees. Eucalyptus Mulch is guaranteed free from any construction, demolition, pallet, or other waste materials.
  • It is sustainably-harvested and plantation grown Eucalyptus is considered a renewable resource because it re-grows up to 4-times faster than Cypress.
  • It is locally 100% Florida grown - help support your local economy

For non-Florida residents Scotts Nature Scapes mulch is an option for your landscaping needs. You can choose from 3 different colors: Classic Black, Sierra Red and Deep Forest Brown and they are natural forest products as well. No waste wood and comes in a variety of textures!

By the way, here's our yard and I'm getting ready to get it started!

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Posted by Meryl (proud pinay)

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


Pellet Stoves are Awesome

Every winter time our electric bill goes up so high and it just drives me crazy! As a family person, I always find ways on how to save money. A friend of mine mentioned about how he loves his pellet stove. He said that it is efficient, and easy to clean and maintain. You just have to put one load of pellets in the hopper and it can provide warmth for the whole day. It sounds interesting and I think I finally found a heating alternative for our house. QuadraFire Pellet Stoves do not only make your house warm and cozy, they are great for people who want to save money like me and are good for the environment, too. It is fuelled by biomass pellets that release 0% net carbon into the atmosphere. It is the cleanest solid-fuel burning residential heating appliance. This popular heating alternative costs 44% less than oil, 53% less than propane, and 47% less than electrical heat (Now, I can save tons of money on the heating bill!). Plus, if you purchase a pellet stove this year, you can get a 10% tax credit up to $300! Not only that, you can get an exclusive web-only coupon for $300 off on a QuadraFire Pellet stove and $200 for fuel during the pellet event.

If you are interested in saving big and being eco-friendly check out QuadraFire Pellet Stoves as soon as possible as the offer has an expiration. By the way, please leave a comment on why you like QuadraFire Pellet Stove which will make it your entry to my giveaway for a chance to win a QuadraFire notebook! A winner will be selected on February 28, 2013. Also, don't forget to follow Quadra-Fire on Facebook, Twitter and Pininterest to get recent updates and more!

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