Dropping a Line

Just a quick post to update the blog, which I have been ignoring lately.  Selling a home takes a lot of planning and a lot of work.  I don’t have to tell those of you who have done so!  But that is what I’ve been up do over the past months. It looks like a…

Salt Water in Your Backyard Swimming Pool

The only way to live well in the sweltering Florida climate is to have cool water to jump into close by.  For most, that means a backyard swimming pool.  These days, many homeowners choose to have a salt-water pool.  If this doesn’t sound appealing, then read on.  I’m about to change your mind. First, if…

The Florida Dream Home Giveaway I Plan to Win

(Photo credit: “Merritt Island, Florida (southern tip)” by Leonard J. DeFrancisci – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.) Have you heard about the HGTV Dream House giveaway?  Well, I am entering the contest over and over because it would be perfect for me. The house itself is not really my taste,…

Venice Beach is the Place to Find Shark’s Teeth

The shoreline at Venice Beach, on the Gulf coast of Florida, is known as the best place to find shark’s teeth.  I have never visited this beach, which is located about halfway along the west coast, but my kids would have loved to collect sharks teeth there. Just like beachcombing for good seashells, you will…

Stop by Bealls and Pick Up The Greatest Cup Ever

Bealls department store was one of my favorite southern stores. It was one of the only places I saw loads of the Tervis Tumblers for sale. It was also close to my home so I didn’t have to go to the mall. I really dislike malls. I got turned on to the Tervis brand cup…