There are people in this world who are very giving. The kind of people that will give you their last dollar if you need it. Who will listen, support, and encourage you. I am fortunate enough to know such a person, and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to pay his kindness forward by treating him at a surprise mini backyard spruce up.
My mission, which I chose to accept, was to stealthily visit the local Kmart undetected and pick up a few critical items that would be needed for this surprise. Luckily, this person has been talking for weeks, if not months, about how he wants to get a nice patio set for his deck. He also mentioned that he was interested in a water fountain for the soothing and relaxing sounds. I wasn’t sure what I would find at Kmart but I went in with determination.
I easily found the Outdoor Living section and was impressed. They had a wide selection of patio sets, outdoor furniture, and outdoor decor items. You can take a look at some of the items that were available through my shopping album. For some more products and outdoor decorating ideas, you can also browse the Kmart Outdoor Catalog. The Kmart Social Circular also has some great ideas of how you can make your outdoor space as comfortable as your indoor space. With so many great options, it took me quite awhile to finally decide which table and decorations I would get. Here were my final selections:
When I check out at Kmart, I made sure to use my Shop Your Way Rewards card. If you don’t have your card, you should. Along with earning points that you can redeem for cash off your purchase, you also receive some amazing coupons and offers when you check out.
Once I got everything home, it was time to let the sprucing up begin. Starting out, we just had a plain ‘ole deck with a doghouse. There isn’t any place to sit, there are no decorations, and the only shade comes late in the afternoon when the sun falls beneath the roof.
First, I set-up the little welcome bunny. I didn’t get a chance to pick up a plant yet, but the bunny is sitting next to the gate, welcoming everyone to the deck. If you love the bunny as much as I do, know that it’s currently on sale for just $27.99, marked down from $40.99.
Now that the entrance was ready, I set-up the bistro patio set. This set fit perfectly on the deck, providing comfortable seating for two while still leaving enough room to walk around. It was easy to assemble and looked amazing.
For some added shade, I set-up the umbrella next to it. I made sure to pick-up an umbrella base to keep it standing up.
For the finishing touch, I set-up the 3-vase water fountain on the other side of the gate. I filled it with water and powered it on. The yard was immediately filled with the soothing sound of running water.
From start to finish, it took just a little under an hour to get everything set-up. The longest part was assembling the table, which was still very quick and easy to do.
When the spruced up yard was finally revealed, it was total amazement. I heard “I was just talking about needing a patio set for the yard!” and “I was wanting to get a water fountain!” It was a wonderful feeling knowing that I was able to give something that was wanted to someone who never asks for anything and it was great knowing that I was able to bring a big smile to his face. There were hugs, grins and enjoyment all around.
To find the latest Kmart Deals that can help you spruce up your backyard, you can check out the Kmart website or the Kmart Weekly Deals. Make sure you follow Kmart and Shop Your Way Rewards on Twitter as well as Kmart’s Facebook Page.
Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias™ Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias™ and Kmart #CBias #SocialFabric. All opinions are my own.