Traveling with toddlers and babies- whether on a road trip out of state or merely to the grocery store- can sometimes feel overwhelming. You have to mentally formulate a plan of what to bring, what to pack, and what to do when you get there.
Going to the Beach can open a whole new can of worms because you add in the heat, water….. and sand.
But fear not my friend. I’m here to offer you a few basic tips for having fun in the sun in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Continue reading “Jacksonville Beach Tips: Public Parking, What to Bring, And What Not”
When I purchased my 2nd home, we were informed that years ago HGTV had designed the backyard. It was gorgeous, full of vibrant colors, and to be honest- required a lot of upkeep.
Continue reading “HOA in your Way? Grow Yourself a Fence!”
There is ALWAYS something going on in Jacksonville and A TON of places around town to have fun with the family. Being that Jax is the largest city in the United States, sometimes those places can get a little crowded.
Long lines, difficulty parking, crowds and toddlers do not always mix well.
If you’re looking to literally go off the beaten path and try something a little different, consider these toddler-friendly Hidden Gems. They are guaranteed to not only broaden your activity agenda, but ensure a solid nap time afterward. Continue reading “Hidden Gems: Things to do with Toddlers in Jacksonville”
Most people don’t think of a tree hanging over their roof as a potential issue until a branch or the tree itself falls down. But did you know, that roof damage from a tree could start long before a limb falls?
Is your roof safe? Here is a surprising incidence that could be ruining your roof.
Continue reading “Trees That Hang Over Your Roof Can LEAF You in a Bad Position”
One night at dinner, my husband mentioned something in passing about building an outdoor kitchen. It was so out of the blue that I honestly did not put a thought to it.
Then when he mentioned it again, I humored him and asked him what it would look like. His answer blew me away.
Continue reading “The Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen”
The first couple years of my career were very investor focused. This meant showing enough abandoned vacant homes in the peak of Florida summer heat (while pregnant mind you) to last a lifetime. Among the many things I learned from those experiences was how to NOT leave your home when you go away- especially for vacation.
Continue reading “How to Prepare Your Home Before You Go on Vacation”
My profession requires me to be in the car for extended periods of time driving all over the place. When babies entered the picture, I had to find a way to adapt my version of traveling to -our- version of traveling. Continue reading “Road Trips with Toddlers”
Have you ever been to a model home? It’s one of my favorite parts of the Real Estate business. I LOVE seeing new floorplans, the incredible upgrades and features, and most of all- the decorating!
Everything is new- and- fresh- and- shiny and with all of the visual stimulation, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and want to sign a contract right then and there. But don’t let the awe of a stunning model home distract you from getting the best deal possible- which would be with your Realtor present.
Continue reading “Always Bring a Realtor with You to Purchase a New Construction Home”
A sound haunted me in the night… hisssssssssssss …….. Could it be the kid’s sound machine? No. It was a different pitch. I swiftly followed it all the way to the half bathroom like a bluetick hound on the hunt. “Please don’t be a snake, please don’t be a snake,” I prayed to myself as I mustered up the courage to turn on the light. Ok, here goes. Continue reading “Slab Leak? Don’t Freak: Tips to Survive a Slab Leak and Home Re-Plumb”
Every selfie enthusiast can agree- lighting is everything.
When it comes to the lights and fixtures you have in your home this rings true as well.
Continue reading “Lighting (Fixtures) are Everything”