Meet Jupiter Local R. H. Ferriell – Author

We’ve (finally) got some real fall weather headed our way, so it’s the perfect time to introduce you all to today’s talented and creative Jupiter Local, R. H. Ferriell.

Rebecca Holden is a Children’s Book author that lives right here in Jupiter, Florida. I’m so happy she agreed to share her story on the blog!

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Tell us a little about yourself

My name is Rebecca Holden and I was raised in lovely Louisville KY. I moved down to West Palm Beach after getting married in 2012 and now we live in Jupiter. While I could never have imagined living in FL, here I am and Jupiter is really charming. It’s a full house we live in… With two young girls, two dogs, one cat, three fish there is rarely a dull moment. During the summer my stepson and stepdaughter come to stay as well, and watching them all together is really sweet.

When did you start writing and who/what was the inspiration behind starting your first book?

Words have always been amazingly important to me, and writing is something my family has always suggested I try. Getting married and moving was a huge, bittersweet step for me. It was in a very joyful time, so much happiness but I left all my friends and my entire family. I thought I would try honoring them all by actually trying what they had always wanted me to do. Throughout the story are hints of friends and family and personal memories. I even tapped one of my very talented cousins for the illustrations.

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How many book have you written?

This is my very first attempt at publishing a story, but I do have a second ‘Mrs. Julie’ story mostly written, in case this goes well. This one is Halloween themed, so it has a very limited time of year for selling. This next one is much less holiday specific.

What is you latest book title who/what was the inspiration behind it’s story?

‘Mrs. Julie’s Pumpkin’ is my first story. It was inspired by my friends and family, and a deep love for the fall season and its holidays.

What do you find most challenging about writing?

Most challenging to actually writing the story, I would have to say creating a character others will want to relate to, or remember, maybe even recognize in their own lives. Setting the scene was easy, I just tapped into so many memories of my own. In addition to that, I have always been really very shy and do not like to be in the spotlight much. The success of this story, in a large part will my depend on my getting out there. Always a work in progress for me, but things like this interview are a great way for me to work on that.

What is the most rewarding thing about writing?

Like I said, I love words. In a time of ‘OMG’ and ‘LOL’ I fear actual words lose their relevance. I don’t use elaborate wording, but it’s not dumbed down either. If a child can see how wonderfully words can create something memorable and beautiful with words, perhaps they too will come to love words and language as much as I do.

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What do you do on your days off?

First and foremost, I am a mother. When the girls are at school, I spend quite a bit of time at a local barn where I board my horse (another new adventure for me) and trying to learn there. It’s amazing to connect with an animal that is so large (just under a solid ton), she trusts me and I trust her. The barns can be very physical too, it helps keep me active.

How do you juggle writing & family?

Not a difficult task for me. After the girls go to sleep, I have hours to think about characters and lessons I want to express through the pages.

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Where can we find your books online?

This book is currently available on Amazon.com and through the publisher at Dorrancebookstore.com. In addition, I have an authors page through Facebook, R. H. Ferriell. Hopefully it will reach some of the local bookstores soon.

Thank you for sharing your story, Rebecca!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends!

Don’t forget,

if you or someone you know thinking of buying or selling a home in the Jupiter area? I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole

 

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Weekend Plans In Jupiter Florida – October 14, 2016

After last week’s Hurricane Madness, I am SO looking forward to some fun Weekend Plans! I’ve compiled a list of things happening around Jupiter (and beyond). Get out there and enjoy this amazing Fall weather we’ve been having!

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Friday, October 14th: Attend the Jupiter High School Homecoming Football Game | JHS Warriors vs. Wellington at 7PM.

Saturday, October 15th: Abacoa’s Wines Around The World |

Saturday, October 15th: Haiti Hurricane Relief Paddle | 11AM-2PM | A Paddle to help raise funds for those individuals in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew. Happening in two locations for one purpose: Vero Beach and Coral Cove Beach. BYOB (Bring Your Own Board): $15 – includes refreshments.

Saturday, October 15th: Movie in the Park | The Tequesta Parks and Recreation present “Ice Age” (rated G), at Constitution Park, 399 Seabrook Road, Tequesta. | The gate opens at 4:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk. Attendees should enter at the Dover Road gate. Admission is free to Tequesta residents (bring proof of residency); cost is $5 for non-residents; $1 for non-residents ages 62 and older. Children younger than 3 are free. All Movies in the Park are weather-permitting. For more information, call 561-768-0470.

Sunday, October 16th: Green & Artisan Market | 10AM-2PM | Harbourside Place

Sunday, October 16th: Lighthouse Moonrise Tour | Time varies by sunset | Get a spectacular evening view of a full moon from the top of the tower! Tour time approximately 75 minutes, $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, RSVP required, 561-747-8380 x101. Tours are weather permitting.

It’s the perfect weekend to get your Pumpkin Patch fix.

There are SO many to choose from this year. Check out this hand dandy list! Over the years my family and I have been to all of the Jupiter pumpkin patches. We were never disappointed on selection. This past weekend we ventured down to Bedner’s Farm Fresh Market for the first time. They actually have a Fall Festival running every weekend in October. It was really fun! They have a corn maze, tons of food trucks, lots of kid activities and their pumpkin patch was awesome! It was really fun, but SO packed! Be prepared.

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What are your weekend plans? Know anything good going on that I missed? Let me know in the comments.

While you’re here, check out our newest listing!

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This lovely Single Family Home In Jupiter Florida is located in the Heights of Jupiter. This community is perfect for people of all ages. With a multi sport and playground park in the heart of the community, the perks are endless. This delightful home is directly across the street from the community park. Built at the very end of the street, this home offers a huge fenced yard, and extended driveway, and minimal traffic. Click Here to see more details and information about this home.

Don’t forget,

if you or someone you know is thinking of buying or selling a home in the Jupiter area, I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Have a great weekend! – Nicole

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For Sale: Lovely Single Family Home In Jupiter Florida

I’m excited to show you all one of our newest listings! This lovely Single Family Home In Jupiter Florida is located in the Heights of Jupiter. This community is perfect for people of all ages. With a multi sport and playground park in the heart of the community, the perks are endless. This delightful home is directly across the street from the community park. Built at the very end of the street, this home offers a huge fenced yard, and extended driveway, and minimal traffic.

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6465 Garrett Street – Heights of Jupiter

 

About The Home:

Come inside and enjoy the high vaulted ceilings, the separate living room, open kitchen, and large great room. With a split floor plan that all buyers are looking for, this home has it all. The large master suite has ample closet space, and a beautiful en-suite master bathroom. The 2 large guest bedrooms are on the opposite side of the home. This allows for the peace and tranquility that everyone needs. Accessible from the great room or the fenced yard, the huge screen/covered back patio spans the entire width of the home. With it’s huge corner lot, there is plenty of space for a future pool. The location and size of property make this home one of a kind.

  • Listed Price: $ 319,900
  • HOA Fee:  None
  • Taxes 2016: $ 3,543 (Homestead Exemption Included)
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Due to size of the yard, this home offers a rare opportunity to park a boat or trailer in the fenced backyard. A great home for those that wish to save the cost of marina boat storage. Enjoy the community park, as well as multiple public parks and recreational facilities that are scattered throughout the area.

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This home and community has it all… Amazing Schools and Amazing Neighbors! On top of all the perks, this community is one of the very few that does not have the extra monthly or quarterly fee from an HOA.

If you would like more information on this home or others in the Northern Palm Beach County area, Contact Me! This home is Listed by the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team.

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Meet Local Milka Gordillo of Dreamallows

Oh my goodness you guys! Today’s featured maker is responsible for some of the tastiest goodies in South Florida! Jupiter local, Milka Grodillo, is the owner & chef at Dreamallows. She makes deliciously awesome marshmallows and you NEED some in your life. Trust me on this one!! I’m pretty excited to share her story on the blog today…enjoy!

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Tell us a little about yourself.

Milka Gordillo, Originally from Venezuela, raised in Miami Beach and have been in Jupiter for 2 ½ years. I have two kids (13 year old Adrian and  2 month old Mateo). We have two fur babies (Julio (lab-13 years old) and Nino (lab-8 years old).

When did you start the Dreamallows brand and who/what was the inspiration behind starting your business?

I graduated from Johnson & Wales University with a baking & pastry degree. I wanted to create a business based on small desserts. I am a firm believer that dessert should be part of your daily routine but it has to be small to avoid the extra calories. LOL! Dreamallows started in 2014 as an idea to re-create marshmallows. I wanted to create a healthier version of the famous marshmallow removing corn syrup and any additives. It took me over a year to come up with the perfect formula, logos, licenses, packaging. The process was fun but challenging. It launched October 2015 at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket.

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What products do you offer?

I offer stuffed marshmallows in all different sizes. The original size is 1X1 making them the perfect BITE! Yes, they are stuffed (inside) with flavored callebaut chocolate ganache & we also make our own salted caramel to stuff them!

Who makes up the Dreamallows crew?

Myself (chef), husband (Hiram) & Adrian (13)- helps out at the greenmarket, packaging and of course “tasting”  🙂 We are waiting for Mateo to get older to get tasting too!

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What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

Not having enough time to be in several places at the same time. It is a small business & most events are on weekends. Having to stick to 2 events per day.

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

If it is your passion it is not work! I feel like I am always playing.

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What do you do on your days off?

We are addicted to the beach, outdoor activities as a family. I am a foodie and love trying new places. I also love reading and researching new restaurants and always always work on Dreamallows. Flavors, and packaging.

How do you juggle work & family?

We are a family owned business. We attempt to have fun together while working but I do have a schedule to work on Dreamallows as family time is extremely important. Balance is key to success.

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Where can we find Dreamallows?

You can find them online at www.dreamallows.com, and follow us on Instagram/facebook/twitter @dreamallows. We will also be at the West Palm Beach Greenmarket, Every Saturday (this is our 2nd year at the Greenmarket), we will be participating at the Fresh Fest in February & Arti Gras – Abacoa. Elements Yogurt off US1 in Jupiter carries our 6 packs, and Guanabanas has a s’more dessert (using Dreamallows) which is part of their special menu on weekends only! It comes with a scoop of ice cream!! Follow us on our social media for additional local events we will be part of.

Is there anything else you would like is to know?

Dreamallows are a one bite experience! Enjoy!

As always, thanks for reading the blog, friends! I have several talented makers to feature over the next few months, so stay tuned!

Don’t forget,

if you or someone you know thinking of buying or selling a home in the Jupiter area? I’d LOVE for you to Contact Me! Let me help you have an enjoyable real estate experience! ❤️ Nicole

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