Monday, March 25, 2013

Keeping birds away from vegetables garden - Part 2

There was something missing from the "bird netting" isn't it? Well now, where is the net?

We tried searching a few places including online stores such as Amazon for bird netting but they don't come cheap. Finally, Lowes has what we need at the price we want - Greenscapes 14' x 14' Bird Netting at about $6.

Bamboo U-Hoops at Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) for $5 and Bird Netting at Lowes for $6, which set our bird netting at just under $12.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Keeping birds away from vegetables garden - Part 1

We have attempted to grow chard late last year but before the seedlings had a chance to grow to the real vegetables, they were eaten by birds!!! Bird attack! I was frustrated as our efforts to grow vegetables were wasted!

We learn from each failure. As Spring has just kick-started planting season, we decided to try growing vegetables again with precautions taken this time.

As seen is an attempt to build our own "bird net" over the raised planter bed in the backyard.

It is not an expensive solution and the entire bird net is easy to set up. You start with pushing two ends of the bamboo hoops into the soil, securing these 3-Pack 60-Inch Bamboo Hoops in the soil, each hoop at equal-distance across the planter bed. These hoops are multifunctional and are able to provide stable support for long-stemmed plants and climbers as well. As it is bamboo, they are suitable for outdoor use and will not rust easily.

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Le Boulanger Card - free cookies, bread surprises

This is not just a loaf of bakery bread...

...but Le Boulanger October Bread of the Month - Roasted 3 Seed. For club card members, it is also the complimentary Bread of the Month for October. Yay!

Pick up a Le Boulanger Card at any of their retail locations, and register your card here.

Start getting surprises such as Free Cookies and Free Bread!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Target Easter Coupons on toys

These Target coupons (prices good Mar 25 - Mar 31 ) are useful if you intend to buy toys to fill your Easter basket. Take into consideration the sale and price cut items in Target stores, then take additional 50% off - THAT, is a great deal!

For example. the Disney Princess Carriage set cost about $22 and with the current sale on-going in Target that sets the price at about $13 plus another 50% discount --> it is about $7 per set.

Some classic board games by Hasbro is also on sale at $10 per piece, and spend more than $10 on Hasbro in Target and get a free Hasbro card game. That is another great great deal!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012



This guest post from Lenny Mcknight

This year, instead of getting my taxes done at H&R Block like I usually do, I decided to get a program and e-file my taxes. It was actually a lot easier than I thought that it was going to be. I used a program called e-file. It didn’t take long at all! It asks you a series of questions and based on what you answer, the program takes you to the next question. It is like meeting with the person at H&R Block but you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home. I also set it up to where I received my refund through e-deposit. I got my refund in my bank account in less than two weeks! It was awesome. I like to get my taxes done early so I don’t have to worry about them. They are really annoying, but the on-line e-filing programs make them so much easier. I don’t itemize my taxes though, so I think that if I was itemizing I may actually take them to an accountant because keeping up with all of that stuff on-line is just way too difficult!

Amazon Local

I pride myself as a bargain hunter :)

So when Amazon Local Deals had a $5 for $10 Amazon gift card yesterday, I had to snatch it; also my first purchase on Amazon Local Deals.

My deal is round and about the Bay Area in California including San Jose.

You can pick yours up too!