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

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

Meet Lauren & Anna, from Urban Vintage Rentals

This post was originally posted HERE on Tuesday May 12th, 2015.

 

I “met” Lauren & Anna through instagram and Facebook. We have common online connections. I was in awe at their product photos for their business. It looks like they have a LOT of fun! So, I asked and they graciously agreed to do an interview for the blog. Yea! Warning: After reading this post you’re going to want to host a party, just so you can hire Lauren & Anna to stylize it!

View More: http://jessicabordnerphotography.pass.us/urbanvintagerentals1. Tell us a little about yourselves.

I’m Anna – I’m actually from Florida! I was born at Palm Beach Gardens hospital (almost!) 30 years ago 😉 I have two human babies – one girl named Harlee Faye, who is one, and a baby boy named Declan, who should arrive any day now! Our furry babies are Gypsy Lou (an adopted pit bull, who is my first baby) and Avery Jade (a spoiled miniature beagle). They make the best of friends and are great with our human babies!

I’m Lauren and I’m also a Florida native! I was born in Miami where I spent most of my childhood. In my teens my parents decided to move to Hobe Sound after falling in love with the sleepy little beach town. I have one fur baby, her name is Lola. She’s a rescued Cattle Dog or Blue Heeler. It took a few years of convincing for my husband to even warm up to the idea of getting a dog.. let alone a high energy herding dog.

After I Do-02212. When did you start the Urban Vintage brand?

We started it almost a year ago when Lauren decided it was time to quit the corporate world. We joined forces (and by forces, I mean, our hoard of random vintage stuff + our love of vintage shopping and styling) to do a couple styled shoots, we started a website, reached out to some amazing vendors and people in the industry, and we’ve been building ever since!

3. Who makes up the Urban Vintage crew?

Besides Lauren and I, our husbands! And our sisters and brothers, and whoever else we’ve managed to con into helping us move furniture for beer 🙂

View More: http://jessicabordnerphotography.pass.us/oakhillfarmvenue4. What do you find most challenging about running your own business?

Anna: Working too much. I could stay up for hours at night tweaking the website, coming up with new ideas, reaching out to the right clients and vendors – but I have to remember to keep that family/work/life balance. Otherwise, what’s the point of working so much if you can’t enjoy the fruits of your labor?

Lauren: Sometimes my mind can get all over the place.  I think setting a work schedule and making sure you stick to it is essential.

5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

Anna: Seeing pictures like this.

View More: http://jessicabordnerphotography.pass.us/frezzaweddingLauren: I’m with Anna on this!  We’ve also met some amazing people in the industry. Feels really good to have that kind of support!  I also feel blessed to be doing what I love.
6. What do you do on your days off?

Anna: haha. days off? Boat days are my favorite days off.

Lauren: These days I feel like they have been spent trying to organize our growing inventory! Anna is really awesome at organizing I try to learn from her. Being outside, boating, kayaking, family time, being creative.

7. How do you juggle work & family?

By having an awesome support system – living near family has its benefits!

View More: http://jessicabordnerphotography.pass.us/harleefaye8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?

Anna: I’ll leave this one to Lauren. She’s the one who wears superhero clothes. For me, anyone moms who can provide for their family, enjoy their career, and still get to spend quality time with their husband and children are rockstars in my book.

Lauren: I wanted to be Batman as a kid (Michael Keaton Batman).  I would literally play in my back yard and pretend I was I was Batman (oh and I was an only child so my imagination pretty awesome). I’ve been Batman for Halloween a few times.  I’m sort of a movie nerd. I love Michael Keaton Batman. Tim Burton has always been one of my favorite directors too.
After I Do-02159. Where can we find Urban Vintage online? 

Visit them online at: Urban Vintage Rentals, instagram, and Facebook.

View More: http://jessicabordnerphotography.pass.us/oakhillfarmvenueThank you, Anna & Lauren, for sharing with us! We love seeing small business owners doing well in Jupiter, Florida! 
 

Tequesta and Jupiter both have many small businesses that make living here great! If you’d like to know more info on how you can move to our area, contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you find the perfect home in Jupiter or Tequesta!
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!

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

Cheers, Nicole

Meet Carin – Artist at Carin Wagner Fine Art

This post was originally posted HERE on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

 

Today’s blog interview is with Carin Wagner, a local artist in our area. I met Carin several years ago when I worked at a local Fine Art Printer. She paints really beautiful, really big landscape pieces that will take your breath away! She was always one of our sweetest clients and so easy to work with. I contacted her a few weeks ago and she generously agreed to give me an interview. So, meet Carin!

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1. Tell us a little about yourself.

South Florida has been my home since I was 11 years old. I am lucky enough to have a husband, 3 children, aged 14, 15 and 18 and 3 pets. Two cats chose us to be their caregivers and a bunny rabbit hopped into our hearts 10 years ago.

2. When did you first have an interest in art?

When I was in kindergarten our teacher assigned us a self portrait. When it was complete, she took mine and showed it to the other teachers and gave it high praise. Being one of six children, praise was rare- so I was thrilled to be noticed!

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3. How did you get started in the “Art for a living” field? How long have you been in the biz?

After a childhood spent dreaming of paintings, I went to school for advertising design, hoping for a stable source of income. After a few years in the field, I was offered a mural job at what was then Pier 66 hotel and Marina. From there, a yacht brokerage firm commissioned me. In excitement, I quit my day job! There have been some awesome ups and downs( not just on ladders and scaffolds). I have been painting for a living since 1988.

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

The most challenging part of the business for me is the marketing component. Most artists just want to create, and I am no exception. If you don’t attend to the sales aspect, you end up with a lot of art to dust and very little to eat!

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5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

There are at least two incredibly rewarding things about my work. The first is the sense of accomplishment when I have turned a visual dream into an actual piece of art- some of my paintings take 6 months to complete. The second is when someone who has purchased my work or viewed it, tells me that it evoked a particular emotion, or reminds them of a lovely place. When someone who has purchased my work sends me a photo of the art, in a place of pride in their home and then tells me how peaceful it makes them feel, it makes me incredibly glad!


6. What do you do on your days off?

As a mom, you rarely get a full day off, but I love to get out in nature, gardening, hiking, biking, and kayaking all make me very happy.


7. How do you juggle work & family?

Juggling a family and a career is a challenge. There is a certain level of guilt- no matter which one you are attending to-you worry about neglecting the other! Our time with our children is really short though, so I am just happy to be in this crazy, busy time!

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8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?

My favorite superhero is Elastigirl (The Incredibles). I would love to be able to stretch that far and turn myself into a living parachute that holds my family and keeps them from harm!

9. Where can we find You and your artwork online? 

You can find me at Carin Wagner Gallery or on Facebook. My work is at RosettaStone Gallery and M&M Studios in Jupiter and will be at the Cultural Council in Lake Worth over the summer.

Thank you for sharing with us, Carin! Your work is lovely!! 

Tequesta and Jupiter both have many small businesses that make living here great! If you’d like to know more info on how you can move to our area, contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you find the perfect home in Jupiter or Tequesta!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends!! Let me know how you like the interviews and if you have any suggestions on who to interview next, please feel free to nominate them!

Cheers, Nicole

Meet Kelly, Owner of Unhinged Boutique

This post was originally posted HERE on April 14th, 2015

 

So I discovered Unhinged Boutique on Instagram. Kelly liked one of my photos so, I checked out her profile. That’s when I discovered her shop! I visited out her website and found out she’s doing REALLY awesome things.

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 1. Tell us a little about yourself.  Kelly Rothrock the owner of Unhinged Boutique and I grew up in a small town outside of St. Louis, Missouri.  The town I lived in was Fults, IL and consisted of 26 people.  I was your simple Midwest girl living on 18 acres with my pet chickens, bunnies and dogs.   I moved to St. Louis when I turned 18 and later met my now husband there. Once we got engaged I packed up everything I had in my car and moved to North Palm Beach. My husband and I recently purchased a home in Jupiter and after living in Florida for 3 years now, I cannot image living anywhere else. We are eager to grow our family soon, and are getting our first dog together next week.


2. When did you start the Unhinged Boutique brand? 
I decided to start Unhinged Boutique because I wanted to do something I was passionate about while making a difference.  I had lost my mother from breast cancer that later turned into brain cancer back in 2013. Once profitable I will be giving back 5% of the profits to cancer research. I wanted the Unhinged Boutique brand to be different than what you usually find in South Florida. I use the term “Unique Simplicity” because all of Unhinged Boutiques clothing is simple and under stated. The jewelry is a mix of natural stones and druzys.  You won’t find palazzo pants or bold prints here!


3. Who makes up the Unhinged Boutique crew?

Me, myself and I. Running a boutique on a website helps me keep my cost down because it’s just me.  I am not paying rent for a retail space or paying someone an hourly wage to come in on Saturday because I want the day off. I am the one modeling the clothes, tracking the inventory and shipping the packages. There is no closing time because I have people purchasing items all hours of the night.  It is pretty much a one man band except for the help of my husband who is the photographer in training. I like to joke that our fur baby Cooper, a Golden Retriever will be in charge of the inventory. I doubt this is an option is his training, but look out because he may appear in a few of our product photos.

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Kelly & her hubby on their wedding day

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

The most challenging part of running Unhinged Boutique is photographing the clothes! It looks like a lot of fun, but taking pictures can be pretty time consuming.  I do not lay the clothing on the floor or set up an outfit on a mannequin. With being and online boutique it is important to show all the clothing on a real person, to give you the best idea of how it will fit.  A typical “photo shoot” from set up to take down takes us between 3-5 hours.

5. What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

I enjoy being my own boss. I feel proud to show people my website, and knowing what I am doing is a positive thing.  Seeing my customers’ happy and hearing people’s survivor stories makes it all worth it for me.  You get what you put into it, and even though I am the new girl in this industry I already see the work I have put into my business already paying off.

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Kelly Rothrock the owner of Unhinged Boutique

6. What do you do on your days off?

My husband and I enjoy renovating and home décor.  The work never ends at our house! If we are not painting, landscaping or hauling furniture then you can usually find us at Homegoods.


7. How do you juggle work & family?

Since we do not have kids, it is not that hard to juggle work and family.  My husband and I dedicate ourselves to our work. But we both know when it’s time to shut off work and have “us” time.  He travels A LOT, so when he’s home I will try to schedule my Unhinged Boutique parties on certain nights so I’m not gone sporadically in the evenings.

8. Who is your favorite Superhero and why?

My mother will always be my hero.  I remember growing up she decided she was going to start building homes.  She then built 6 custom homes after the flood of Valmeyer in 1993.  In 1996 she started up another business taking care of senior citizens in their home.  Her joy for caring for others brought her to becoming a nanny until she passed away at 63. She achieved whatever she set her mind to, and for that she will always be my hero.

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9. Where can we find Unhinged Boutique online?

Unhinged Boutique is an online only boutique and can be found on most social media sites.  I try to post an #OOTD everyday on Instagram.   On the website we also feature a blog that will give you an inside scoop on myself, the trade shows I attend and ways we are giving back to help the fight against cancer.

You can find us online at:

 www.unhingedboutique.com

Email to arrange a shopping party or arrange pickup at unhingedboutique@gmail.com

Facebook: facebook.com/unhingedboutique

Twitter: @unhingedboutik

Instagram: @unhingedboutique

Pinterest: pinterest.com/unhingedboutik

10. Is there anything else you would like is to know? Upcoming events, etc.

We love to do shopping parties! I also have a collapsible rolling rack that travels to my event locations in Palm Beach County. We have a lot of shopping parties coming up in the month of April and quickly filling up for May.  If you would like to arrange a party, please email in advance because space is limited.

I also have a promo code to cancel the shipping charge on the website, giving local customers the option to meet up in the area to collect their merchandise rather than have it shipped to their home. If you see a car driving around with “Unhinged Boutique” magnets on the door we are usually making a delivery so just give me a wave. ☺

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

Tequesta and Jupiter both have many small businesses that make living here great! If you’d like to know more info on how you can move to our area, contact me! Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you find the perfect home in Jupiter or Tequesta!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends!! Let me know how you like the interviews and if you have any suggestions on who to interview next, please feel free to nominate them!

Cheers, Nicole