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 […]

Photos of Our Trip to Belize

These are just some of the photos from our recent trip to Belize.  

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Fruits and Vegetables

The bounty of summer fruits and vegetables are so enjoyable during the summer months and we need them for their wonderful nutritional and hydrating qualities. We can eat them, drink them, and even apply them to our skin for good health and good looks.  Nature provides us just what we need, just when we need […]

Saving Money Matters – 12 Months of Deals for you and your home

Best Buys for the Home in a Calendar Year Although smart shoppers will find great bargains year round, here is a quick list of best buys for each month of the year. (July is by far my favorite with all home decor and furnishings at great prices). Be sure and shop some of our favorite […]

10 Pretty Pools for Small Backyards

Just because you don’t have much space in your backyard, doesn’t mean you have to give up on the idea of a swimming pool! With plunge pools and wading pools, you have lots of options. Summer’s coming on strong here in The Villages, so take a look at these ten hot pools for some cool inspiration: […]