How to Create Your Perfect Bucket List

by Debra R. Northup Presented by Prestige Auto Sales The term “bucket list” has been around for a very long time but it wasn’t made popular until the movie with Morgan Freeman titled “Bucket List” came out a few years ago. The term derives from the old saying, “kicking the bucket” which is a polite […]

Taking Control of My Health – A Personal Story

Taking Control of My Health My Personal Story, by Sharon Wick (Published in Matters of the Home, Volume 2, No. 3)   20 years ago, my health was suffering in many different areas.  My carpal tunnel syndrome was very painful. I was wearing huge wrist bands and was told I would need surgery every year.  […]

Ask a Nurse – Breast Cancer Q & A

Ask a Nurse – by Patti Yancey, RN, CMC Breast Cancer Q & A This month we are focused on Breast Cancer Q&A. If you would like to have your questions addressed from a Nursing perspective feel free to email me at: patti@caretimeflorida.com and I will do my best to assist you with your healthcare […]

Fun & Frugal Friday 10/11/13 – Daily Entry Sweepstakes for October!

  First, don’t forget to visit facebook today to find all the companies doing Friday Fan Giveaways!  If you find any others, be sure to let us know and we’ll update the list! Last Friday we also featured some great discount shopping sites.  Today, we’re going to highlight Sweepstakes, Giveaways and Contests.  But not just […]

Frugal Friday – Top Five Shopping Deal Sites

As the holidays approach (only 81 days til Christmas!), I’m starting to spend more time on some of my favorite “deal” sites.  They are great places to grab Christmas gifts at great prices.  You can also run into things you didn’t even know existed! Here are my top five favorite shopping deal sites: 1SaleADay.com  This […]

Fun & Frugal Fridays! – Freebies, Contests & Giveaways 10/4/13

We’re starting a special Friday featured category that will list Friday fan favorite contests on facebook,  money saving ideas, coupons and more. This week we’re starting with Friday Fan Freebie Giveaways and Contests. Many companies are using facebook to reward some of their fans each Friday. You will usually have to “like” the page and […]

Treat Yourself to a Home for the Holidays!

REALTORS® Have an October Treat For You! Really Big Open House Event Coming Your Neighborhood.  (If you live in The Villages, that is) On Thursday, October 10th, Realtors who specialize in The Villages Market are planning a Huge Open House Event to showcase homes for the incoming seasonal visitors, who seem to be arriving earlier […]

Ocala’s Mark Emery wins another Emmy

Talented Mark Emery From Ocala gets National Recognition Once Again Ocala resident Mark Emery once again received recognition from the National  Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, held Tuesday, Oct 1st in New York, at Time Warner Center. The Emmy was awarded for Outstanding Cinematography – […]

The Villages of Fruitland Park

The Villages is planning to expand on 466A to the east on the old Pine Ridge Dairy land. This property is on the south side of 466A and has been annexed in to the city of Fruitland Park. This will provide an additional 1972 homes for The Villages, but since they are selling 300 to […]

Ocala / Marion County – Highest & Lowest Real Estate Sales Week of 9-20-13

From the Ocala / Marion County MLS, here are the highest priced and lowest priced properties that closed this week, from 9-16-13 to 9-20-13.   Residential Property: Lowest: Sold for $11,000 509 SW Ft King, Ocala, FL 34471 Built in 1930, three bedrooms, one bath, 1444 sq ft living area, on .13 acre lot Highest: […]

Saving Silver Springs

The Opening of Silver Springs as a Florida State Park on October 1st. Ocala / Marion County’s National Natural Treasure Ocala/Marion County’s own Silver Springs will re-open as a Florida State Park on October 1, 2013.  This is definitely a step in the right direction for saving this irreplaceable precious source of crystal clear water […]

Back to the Future at The Villages

When you have your ears to the ground at The Villages, you hear a common beat. Right now the beat is: “What’s going to happen when they run out of land to build on?” and “Where are all the people that work on new construction going to get jobs?” Well, if you look behind the […]

Awesome Siesta Key Beach

If you live in Florida, a beautiful beach is never more than a 1 to 2 hour drive away. Beaches, just like people, all have unique characteristics, and they are all beautiful in their own way. On the Atlantic (East) side, you have the incredible surf and the waves that are so fun to ride […]

Seven Tips for Dressing Up Old Furniture

  Creating a new look from an old piece of furniture can be an afternoon project that will give you a focal piece for just about any room. It’s an easy task that can give your room a sense of style for very little money. Go to pinterest.com/mattershome and follow our Matters of the Home […]

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 […]

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.   […]

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.

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 […]