Weekend Events in Jupiter – Aug 1st, 2015

Happy Friday, friends! Looking for something fun to do this weekend? There are lots of things happening in our area.

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Friday, July 31st – The Square Grouper – A Night Of Hope in support of #FindAustinAndPerry: 5Pm until Close.

Friday, July 31st – Sunset: Harbourside Place – Enjoy a free movie underneath the stars at the waterfront amphitheater. Movie will start just after 8pm. Bring a blanket or a chair. Playing: Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Saturday, August 1st – 8:00 am – 10:00 am: Beach Cleanup – Help the Friends of Jupiter Beach keep our gorgeous beaches beautiful. Meet at Ocean Cay Park, 2188 Marcinski Road, Jupiter, FL 33477

Saturday, August 1st – 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM: Baseball & Brews at Roger Dean Stadium – Come sample over fifty regional and national microbrews while watching your Jupiter Hammerheads take on the Brevard County Manatees.

Saturday, August 1st – Loggerhead Triathlon: The deadline to be a participant has passed, but they still need Volunteers. Get out and cheer on our local athletes!

What are YOU doing this weekend? Let me know in the comments 🙂

Jupiter, Florida really is a wonderful place to live! There is always something to do and even when there’s not big event scheduled, we have our gorgeous beaches to enjoy!

We have a really lovely townhome rental available in Abacoa right now. Do you or someone you know need a home in Jupiter? I’d really love to help you find the perfect place. Contact me and let’s get started right away!

 

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I have been glued to the news about the two missing boys from Jupiter, Florida. With each update I hope upon hope to hear good news. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared off the coast of Jupiter on Friday and haven’t been seen since. Their boat was found yesterday, capsized off from the Ponce de Leon Inlet.

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Growing up in Jupiter, I know it’s not a crazy thing for two 14 year olds to head out to the ocean, unsupervised. My little brother growing up was always on the water, with friends. Boating, diving, spear fishing…going to the Bahamas! It’s just how it is in a small beach town. Many kids I grew up with had boats of their own at young ages. And just like Austin & Perry, were very capable of handling themselves on the water.

Sometimes, though, things happen. The ocean is a very beautiful and amazing thing. It can also be very unforgiving. Seasoned Boat Captains can be overtaken by the ocean just the same as anyone else.

Today’s news suggests the boys may have made a floatation device out of their cooler and their life jackets. I’m so relieved that there is still hope. My heart has been slowly breaking, thinking of their families and what they are going through. It’s been phenomenal to watch the community around them come together.  I will continue to hope for a good outcome. I hope you will too.

Hugs to you all. – Nicole

Summer Foods

Around my house, dinner is very important. We’ve got three busy teenagers and us two adults are even busier. So by the end of the day we are all starving! When it comes to summer foods, I have a really hard time mustering up the energy to even think about cooking dinner, let alone actually cooking it! It’s too hot!! But alas, we cannot eat out every night. Luckily for me, my Mister is an amazing cook and is always willing and able to whip something tasty up for the rest of us!

Recently he’s outdone himself on a couple of meals. So I thought I’d share those with you!

Chipotle Spiced Chicken Tacos: Tacos are the perfect food for summer. We always use bright, fresh ingredients and they are fast & easy to make!

TacoNight_11. Fresh cilantro, organic tomatoes, and fresh jalapenos. 2. The most delicious, Florida Made Salsa. If you haven’t tried it, go to Publix right now & get some! 3. Heating up the tortillas in the cast iron skillet makes them taste so good! 4. Just look at that tasty stack!

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Gaze upon this taco of beauty! Fresh Cilantro, goat cheese, sauteed mushrooms, tomatoes, fresh jalapenos and chipotle spiced chicken. YUM! What’s your favorite way to make tacos?

I have a thing about pretty food. If it looks pretty and colorful, I probably want to eat it. So, I was flipping through a recent copy of Bon Appetite Magazine, when I stumbled across this recipe. We needed something for dinner that night, so I suggested we get the grill out and make some tasty chicken!

Spicy Grilled Chicken With Lemon & Parsley: Grilling is perfect for summer. All the heat stays outside and the grill makes the food taste amazing!

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GrilledChicken_1We even toasted some mountain bread on the grill. The entire meal was really delicious!

So, what are your go to meals in the heat of summer? Leave me a comment and let me know. I’m ALWAYS in need of dinner inspiration! – Nicole

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Gorgeous Jupiter Townhome in Abacoa

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Another Phenomenal Rental Home Listed by the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team! This gorgeous Two Story, 3 bedroom, 2 ½ bath, 1 car garage “Caravelle” model townhouse is set inside the elite community known as Martinique At Abacoa. Local amenities include basketball courts, racquetball courts, tennis courts, a skateboard park, roller hockey rinks, community playgrounds, baseball fields, multiple local golf courses, and being only seconds from the beautiful Jupiter beaches and renowned shopping. The price is right. The home is great. The location is perfect. When you take a look, this home will rent itself. For further details, please contact me, HERE.

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At The Juno Beach Pier

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve been to the Juno Beach Pier. I forgot how amazing the view of our gorgeous Atlantic Ocean is from there! I took a leisurely, evening stroll down the pier with my husband last weekend, and it did not disappoint!

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Located just off from the Ocean Rescue Headquarters at 14776 Highway A1A, Juno Beach, Florida 33408. The pier is the perfect spot for anglers, beach goers and spectators. Admission fees are $4.00 for anglers and $1.00 for spectators. If you’re fishing off the pier, they have a a small bait shop located right at the admission gate. Need an ice cream on a hot day? They have that too!

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Admittedly, I’m not a very good fisherlady. Honestly I don’t have the patience for it and watching the caught fish flop around out of the water, breaks my heart every time! However, it was quite humorous to walk down the pier and see the fish out smarting the fisherman the whole time! There were HUGE fish below the pier, probably close to 50 anglers all up and down the pier and not one of them were catching anything!

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Check out the size of those bad boys!

 

It was awesome to watch the giant bait balls swim in formation, making perfect circles around the larger fish. The perspective from the pier is really cool!

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If you look close, you can see the stingray that swam by.

 

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You just can’t help but feel yourself relax looking at the view from the pier! Not only are the views spectacular, the pier also plays an important role with keeping our local marinelife safe and the environment healthy. You can learn more about the Responsible Pier Initiative on the Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s website here.

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This is just one of the MANY reasons I love working & living in Jupiter, Florida. If you live in the Jupiter area, be sure and take a some time to enjoy the pier from time to time. It really is quite lovely.

Would you love to live in Jupiter, Florida? Check out our current, local listings, available through the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team. Contact me if you’d to chat about Jupiter’s real estate market.

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Until next time, keep supporting each other.   –Nicole

Weekly Wrap Up For July 18th, 2015

Happy Saturday to all you beautiful blog readers! I hope your week was splendid! I’ve been straight up, crazy busy…and I loved EVERY second of it! Real Estate is really busy this time of year, and when I’m busy I’m happy. This post kind of sums up my week, in iPhone photos. Hope you like it!

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Can we all just pause for a minute to appreciate my Dad’s green thumb. Wow!

I really loved this past week’s interview with Bianca, from Bianca’s Brazilian Bites.. If you missed it, you can catch up here: Meet Bianca.

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Found a Mermaid at an open house.

 

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Only had one taker on the cookies at my Open House. But we did get an contract! SCORE!!

 

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This is what happens when my husband gets creative in the kitchen! So good!!

 

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I showed property in a monsoon this week. It was not my favorite!!

 

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Saw this at a property I viewed this week and really wanted to take it home!!

 

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Watching my 15 year old daughter with my 4 month old niece melts my heart. Every time!

 

I’d love to hear how your week was. Leave me a comment with all the juicy details!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out this great local event.  Saturday, July 18th: Live Music at Harbourside Place. A family friendly, free event!

Have an event you’d like me to share? Email me the info and I just may include it in the next Weekly Wrap Up Post!

As always, thanks for reading. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!  – Nicole

Meet Bianca, of Bianca’s Brazilian Bites

For the first interview on the newly updated blog I’m featuring Bianca. I haven’t met Bianca in real life, but I see her Brazilian Bites everywhere I go, in Jupiter!! Everyone I know that’s tried them, LOVES them! Her Peanut Butter Protein Balls are amazing! I just had to ask her to do an interview. She was so nice and agreed. So without further ado…Meet Bianca!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Bianca Silveira and I am originally from Brazil. I have lived in So. Fla since May 2000 and I became an American Citizen in 2009 – biggest accomplishment of my life!!!!!! I don’t have any babies myself, but I do have an adorable nephew Gabriel and a niece Bella-Claire. They are 3 and absolutely amazing!! I get to play cool auntie B so we love to spend time together. I was just recently adopted by my boyfriend’s 10 year old beagle. Bailey is such a nice and easy-going dog, although I don’t think there is enough food on Earth to feed her as she is always looking for more, beagles…love them!

2. When did you start the Bianca’s Brazilian Bites brand?
Bianca’s Brazilian Bites has been around since 2010. I always loved to bake with mom when I was a kid growing up in Brazil. I always like to experiment and change recipes (mom didn’t like that so much LOL). As the very active and healthy lifestyle lover that I am, I believed cookies and treats should taste great and not make us feel guilty. I turned my passion into a business and created Bianca’s Brazilian Bites. All natural, gluten-free and non-GMO cookies and treats.

3. Who makes up the Bianca’s Brazilian Bites crew?
We are a local small family business so everyone in the family helps and is part of The BBB Team!

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4. What do you find most challenging about running your own business?
Running my own business is not a “piece-of-cookie” The most challenging part is making sure I can run the business while I focus on my full-time job and still devote time to my family, friends & my hobbies.

5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?
Seeing its success and how fast we are growing. Seeing people faces and smiles when they see me and my products. Hearing a stranger say “I LOVE YOUR COOKIES” touches my heart and brings me such a rewarding feeling!

6. What do you do on your days off?
Awwwwwww…days off! I sleep in!!!!! Well, I mean, I don’t get up until 7:30 AM or 8:00 AM. I love the outdoors so on my days off you will find me boating, swimming, walking…on a rainy day I head to the movie theaters. I spend quality time with my boyfriend, family & friends, dinning out, having good coffee and great conversation.

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7. How do you juggle work & family?
I prioritize my priorities. It may sound silly, but a lot of times I stop and take a deep breath and I and I ask myself “Is this really that important right now”? If the answer is no, I move to more important things. I always remind myself “family comes first”, no matter what.
8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?
Wolverine 100%!!!!!! He is tough (with a soft side), protects his loved ones and he never dies!!!! (I haven’t seen the last one, hope he is still alive) Plus, he is so attractive!!!

9. Where can we find Bianca’s Brazilian Bites?

We have an online store: www.biancasbrazilianbites.com. Like and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Bianca’s Brazilian Bites are also sold at 11 different local locations:
Tri Bike Run Sports – Juno Beach
3 Natives – Tequesta
Oceana Coffee (3 locations) – Tequesta & Stuart
Modern Juice – Jupiter
Tequesta Fitness – Tequesta
Loggerhead Fitness – Juno Beach
Breath, Salt Yoga – Jupiter
The Brewhouse Gallery – Lake Park
Fresca Juices & Smoothies – Northlake

10. Is there anything else you would like is to know?
We will be at the Loggerhead Triathlon Expo – Jupiter Beach Resort on July 31st. Stop by our booth to check us out and try some bites!!!

Thank you for sharing with us, Bianca! We love hearing about women business owners in our area!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local entrepreneurs. They are a very important part of our beautiful little town. Jupiter, Florida has many small businesses that make living here great!

Are you thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area? Interested in how much your current home is worth? Just let me know, I’m happy to help, just contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Cheers, Nicole

Open House – Heights of Jupiter

I’m having an Open House today! Featuring this great home in Jupiter, Florida. Such a perfect opportunity, at a very affordable price! This CBS constructed, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2-car garage Single Family Home sits inside the very desirable Non-HOA community of the Heights of Jupiter. With grade “A” schools and multiple amenities to choose from, this home is great for any family. Such amenities and luxuries include a community park, town basketball courts, local golf course, local restaurants and boutiques, and being only seconds from the beach or shopping. On top of all the amenities, this community is one of the very few that does not have the extra monthly or quarterly fee of an HOA. Without a doubt, this home is a great deal. This home hasn’t even gone on the MLS yet! Stop by & see it (and me) today, from 12-3PM. Plus…I’ll have cookies!

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Questions? Call the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team at: (561) 312-7790 or email us!

July 4th, 2015 – Jupiter Florida

It’s America’s birthday weekend! Time for fireworks, BBQs and spending all day at the beach!!

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Still need some ideas on how to celebrate? Here are a few of the local events in our area:

1. See a ball game and stay for the Mega Bash! The Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter has a great 4th of July event every year. This year’s game is the Bradenton Marauders vs. the Jupiter Hammerheads. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35pm. There will be live music and fun for the whole family. It’s a 2 day event and tickets are required. Click HERE for all the details.

2. New this year, Harbourside Place is having a big celebration with live music, family fun & fireworks! Festivities begin at 4pm and this is a free event. More details HERE.

3. One of my favorite places in Jupiter, The Square Grouper will have live music all day. Sit back, relax and enjoy the view! More details HERE.

How will you be spending the weekend? Do you have a favorite recipe you always make on the 4th? Share with me in the comments! – Nicole