Warning! Don’t Make the Same Mistake About Belize That I Did!

My husband and I took a way-too-short trip to Belize last week just to check out the real estate market, and boy was that ever a mistake!  There is too much beauty there and way too many things to do to make the trip for just 3 days. It was more spectacular than I could […]

12 Easy Ways for Retirees to Make Quick Cash

1.  House Sit for absentee Homeowners Put out a flyer in your area that you are willing to look after their home when they are out of town.  Make sure you are up for the task.  You can customize the program for each client, and if you are doing it in mass, you will want […]

Fly Over Belize

Here’s a great video to get an idea of the beauty of Belize.  Its even more beautiful in person.

Enter to win the GE Appliances Big Summer Blowout – til Aug 16th only (Ended)

Contest Ended August 16th, 2013 Be sure to enter the GE Appliances Big Summer Blowout before noon on August 16th!   You can enter ever day from now til then on bobvila.com. http://www.bobvila.com/contest/big-summer-blowout Enter today and every day through noon on Friday, August 16th, for your best chance to win a new GE Cafe™ Series French Door […]

Enter Sweepstakes to Win a Beach Cottage Getaway – Ended

Sweeptstakes ENDED VisitSouthWalton.com is giving away a five day, four night stay in a one bedroom cottage.  This sounds like a great beach vacation. Win a romantic getaway to South Walton and stay in a private, premier level, one-bedroom cottage in Seaside, Florida provided by Cottage Rental Agency. Live in the lap of luxury with […]

Quick and Easy Furniture Transformation – Chest of Drawers

Spending a little time on Pinterest  lately, inspired me to try some projects of my own.  Looking around my house, I found a small, plain, wooden chest of drawers that I’ve had for over 15 years.  Its been sitting in my bathroom for most of that time, and it definitely needed to be refreshed.   […]

Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad

We ran across a recipe this week and had to try it immediately!   It sounded healthy and easy, meeting two of our three requirements for a recipe.  The third requirement is taste, of course!  It met that requirement too, and was even better the second day. In Central Florida in the summer, you just don’t […]

Should You Belize It?

Belize – this Caribbean paradise is a viable home-ownership alternative. Bordered by Mexico and Guatemala on the west and the shores of the Gulf of Mexico on the east, sits the English speaking country of Belize.  This unique caribbean country is only 176 miles long, 88 miles at its widest point, and includes 266 miles […]

Great Deals Alert! – Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamp and more! – Expired

   These deals have expired.  Be sure to check the box over to the right of this page for the latest deals! The Gold Box Deal of the Day and Lightning Deals on Amazon today are really good!  The Gold Box deal is on Actron Code Readers to diagnose your vehicle, for up to 67% off.  […]

Combat Veterans to Careers – A Service for Those Who Served

Originally published in Vol 2 Number 1 of Matters of the Home magazine, July 2013 Take a cruise to help ensure the economic survival of returning veterans. A young person sent to combat in a foreign country, trained to kill to protect our freedom, comes home to face today’s economy, where jobs are scarce and […]

Paradise at Home -The Back Porch

By Nancy Deichman Originally published in Volume 2, Number 1 of Matters of the Home magazine – July 2013.  That getaway could be closer than you think! The most under-utilized space in your home could become a “staycation” for you any day of the week.  With a few touches to draw the eye and soft […]

Putting the Sizzle Back in Dining at Home

The Firetainment table has a wide array of cookware and recipes including a wok, a cast iron griddle, and much more. This is NOT your neighbor’s fire pit. It is a beautiful and interactively fun piece of furniture that you and your guests will enjoy for many years to come.

One day deal on Dyson DC28 Animal! -Expired

This deal has expired.  For the current amazon.com deals, be sure to check the box to the right side of this page. Get it quick before it sells out!  The Gold Box deal of the day is the Dyson DC28 Animal for 57% off!  Regular price is $649.99! Get it today for only $279 with […]

Could You Use $25,000 to Make Your Home More Energy Efficient? (Ended August 15, 2013)

Contest ended August 15th, 2013. Could you make your home more energy efficient with $25,000?!  If you answered yes, then go now to enter the Better Homes & Garden’s Home Makeover Contest! They are giving away a $25,000 Home Makeover in celebration of energy saving techniques.  You have until August 15th, 2013 to enter.  Winner […]

Save Money on a Zero Gravity Recliner – Expired

This deal has expired. For the current amazon.com deals, please see the right hand side of this page. Here’s another great deal you’ll want to get in on before they are sold out. A zero gravity recliner for 54% off regular price, with free shipping! If you bought one of these in the store you’d […]

The Benefits of Himalayan Salt

Either I have been living in vacuum, or the Himalayan Salt craze only hit critical mass this year.  I now see it everywhere. A recent new hire brought in a lamp made of this pink salt to place beside her computer to get rid of the negative ions, or something like that. My daughter bought […]

Beat the heat with a great deal on this fan! – Expired

Temperatures are expected to climb back up into the 90s next week, and August is likely to be even hotter.   Its the perfect time to take advantage of The Gold Box Deal of the Day.  Get this whole room fan for 50% off regular price! Vornado 154 Whole Room Tower Fan Regular price on this […]

Organic Gardening Information

Check out these great tips on organic gardening at home!

Enter to Win a $50,000 Dream Bathroom and Laundry Room from Houzz (Ended July 29, 2013)

Contest ended July 29, 2013. Here’s another great home related contest to enter, by houzz.com and Lowes. Designed and built by Houzz’s top designers and contractors in your area, with quality materials from Lowes! To enter, go to:  https://www.houzz.com/sweepstakesSignIn/u=L2xvd2VzL3M9aHpl The contest is only open til July 29, so go enter now!  

Firetainment – Not Your Neighbor’s Fire Pit

Make sure to call Bailey Industries for all your Firetainment questions.  They are the exclusive local Firetainment dealer in Lake, Sumter and Marion counties.  They can be reached at (352) 314-0577, or you can visit their website at www.baileyind.com . Imagine how much fun you’ll have with Firetainment!