Yearly Archives: 2019


Harvest Freshness from Farmers Markets and U-Pick Places near West Villages


Farm-to-table spots are sprouting up like so many strawberry plants and blueberry bushes, with locally sourced foods becoming one of America’s freshest new trends. At West Villages, you’ve got your pick of farmers markets and u-pick farms. Perfect for a family outing or a day among fruits and vegetables, homemade goodies and handmade crafts, as well [...]

Harvest Freshness from Farmers Markets and U-Pick Places near West Villages2019-10-12T00:48:40+00:00

Health and Fitness


West Villages is more than just Sarasota County’s most exciting new master-planned community, the close-knit collection neighborhoods feature so many amenities that you can’t help but feel as if you’re in a summer camp. After all, with Florida’s enviable year-round weather, West Villages offers a world of health and exercise opportunities. Here are just a few [...]

Health and Fitness2019-10-12T00:49:04+00:00

Goal Setting to Finish 2019 Strong


In under three months, we will say good-bye to 2019 for good! A new year will approach, and while that tends to be the most popular time to set goals (or, resolutions) it doesn’t need to be the only time. Goal setting is important when it comes to family life, career and your health and wellness. [...]

Goal Setting to Finish 2019 Strong2019-10-01T00:31:09+00:00

Back-to-School Meal Planning for Busy Families


If the question, “what are we having for dinner” strikes fear in you on a nightly basis, it might be time to consider meal planning. A small amount of prep for the week ahead will ensure mealtimes go smoother for you and your busy family. There are plenty of online recourses that offer tips, and even [...]

Back-to-School Meal Planning for Busy Families2019-09-08T20:56:24+00:00

Fall Décor Trends


School is back in session and fall is approaching. You’d never know it with the warm Florida temps, but Halloween and Thanksgiving are right around the corner. With seasonal décor popping up at retailers across the nation, it’s time to start thinking about how you will decorate your home for the holidays. Fall décor in warm [...]

Fall Décor Trends2019-09-08T20:53:21+00:00

Back-to-School Organization Tips


It’s that time again…everyone is heading back to school! The new routine and schedule doesn’t need to leave your family frazzled or the house in disarray. There are several simple ways to ensure everything is organized for the school year ahead. Read on to learn more about the best (and easiest) ways to organize and simplify [...]

Back-to-School Organization Tips2019-09-08T20:55:06+00:00

New Books for Your Fall Reading List


Everyone knows the cozy days of fall are the best time to dive into a good book. Here’s our list for book enthusiasts everywhere of the top new books this fall: The Bride Test This is the second book from Helen Hoang, so if you were a fan of The Kiss Quotient, you’ll want to check [...]

New Books for Your Fall Reading List2019-08-07T09:45:38+00:00

High-End DIY Home Décor


Does your space need a refresh? Maybe you just moved into a new home and want to create a different look? Whatever the reason, we’re here to bring you the top, affordable “do-it-yourself” home décor! Just think, when guests come over and fall in love with your handmade fare, you’ll be able to let them know [...]

High-End DIY Home Décor2019-08-06T13:28:05+00:00

Ideas for Enjoying the Last Days of Summer


With summer wrapping up and the first day of school looming, the days of relaxed routines are numbered. August is Family Fun month because it’s the last time your family will have an opportunity to spend large amounts of time together before school is back in session. It doesn’t take loads of planning and a ton [...]

Ideas for Enjoying the Last Days of Summer2019-08-06T13:25:57+00:00

Operation Staycation: Best Local Beaches


If you haven't had time for a summer vacation yet - or you just want to squeeze in another one -- staying close to home is the way to go. There’s a reason tourists from all over the county flock to our area. We’ve got an array beautiful beaches right in our own backyard! If you [...]

Operation Staycation: Best Local Beaches2019-08-06T13:15:33+00:00