See The Manatees At The Manatee Lagoon

HI friends! I had to post about a really cool, local spot I just got to visit last week. I’ve been wanting to make it over there for what seems like FOREVER! I told my husband, today is the day! It’s chilly and we need to go see the Manatees at The Manatee Lagoon!

It was great!!

If you don’t know, Manatee Lagoon – An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, is a new, FREE Palm Beach County educational attraction with a dedicated area for viewing manatees up close. I was a little worried we wouldn’t see any manatees. From their website ” The most ideal manatee viewing opportunities at Manatee Lagoon occur when cooler temperatures are sustained over a period of two to three days with minimal cloud cover.”

The day we went was only our fist cold day, but…there were about 8 or 10 in the water when we got there.

I took a few videos. (PLEASE excuse my nasal voice and my lack of video taking skills).

It was a pretty chilly day and the wind was blowing like crazy!

The day we went, the lagoon was mostly shaded except for the side away from us. So, we could see the manatees, but not up-close.

Even from far away, you can see their scars from boat propellers 🙁

We are so lucky to have Manatee Lagoon in our area. Education is key in trying to protect these gentle creatures. I highly recommend you visit!

Can’t make it to Manatee Lagoon today, but still need a manatee fix?

They have a web cam! You can watch right from your computer.

Have you been to the Manatee Lagoon? Let me know how many manatees you got to see that day!

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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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Meet Local Nicole Hodson of Boho Garden Crowns And Events

Hi! I’m so excited to be bringing you the first, “Awesome Local” feature for Fall 2016! Today’s blog interview is with the very talented Nicole Hodson of Boho Garden Crowns And Events! I’ve been following Nicole online for quite sometime and I’m in awe of all her amazingly beautiful floral creations! Warning: This post is going to make you want to dance in a flower crown and have pineapple floral arrangements in every room!

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Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi! My name is Nicole Hodson! Born & raised in Syracuse NY, and transplanted here in Jupiter Florida my freshman year of high school! I met my husband (Bob) here while finishing up college (he went to FSU & I went to the art institute of Fort Lauderdale ) and the rest is history! We have one human baby named Bobby (he’s 4 years old) & hoping for another baby nugget this year!

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

I started Boho Garden Crowns when I graduated college. My husband and I moved to Asheville, NC (my favorite place on the planet) and I was tottally inspired by all the amazing wild flowers scattered all over town! I started making fresh crowns for locals and people visiting the city! I started selling them out of a boutique in downtown Asheville & it was a hit! We moved back to south FL, where I still continued to grow and nurture my business. I started branching out doing floral installations working close with local photographers and the bridal community! My degree is in fashion merchandising and design so I have always tied in the element of wardrobe styling into my business, which is a fun twist that my clients love!

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What are the services you offer?

Fresh flower crowns, floral crown bars (think of a DIY taco station except it’s with fresh flowers to make a floral crown), floral installations for stores, events and parties, workshops, bridal/wedding packages, wreaths, and wardrobe styling!

Who makes up the Boho Garden Crowns crew?

Myself and an amazing co-worker Sara, who always comes with me to large events!

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

The work-life balance. I’m a business owner but I’m a mom & wife first. Making sure I set aside time for myself and my family is still challenging but I’m learning to find the balance!

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?

The look on my clients face when they see the finished product. It’s so self fulfilling. Especially with my brides, a lot of them sit down at our initial meeting stressed, confused and not sure how all these elements will come together. The biggest compliment is when a bride/client leaves feeling relieved and excited knowing all their floral Pinterest wishes will be granted! 🌸

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What do you do on your days off?

My days off consist of waking up slow with my husband & son, cooking a great yummy breakfast or grabbing an Acai bowl and head to the beach!

How do you juggle work & family?

I make sure I set aside time for both. I try and set my phone down at a certain time everyday to be MOM & wife! Owning your own business makes you very accessible at all times. You don’t really ever “clock out” so making sure I’m honoring myself, my business, and my family is crucial!

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Where can we find Boho Garden Crowns online?

I have a Facebook: Boho Garden Crowns & Events. I also have a Instagram: bohogardencrowns  I am in the process of putting together a website in the coming year! You can find all my upcoming workshops and events on all my social media accounts!

Is there anything else you would like is to know?

I love doing workshops, I’m always trying to be very active in the community with local shops and artisans! I have tons of awesome floral workshops coming up in the next few months for the holiday season! I’m also opening a little floral cart in October outside of a boutique called Marston in Abacoa. I’ll be selling fresh floral arrangements and potted succulents!

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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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It’s Finally The First Day Of Fall

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It’s Finally The First Day Of Fall! At this point, if you live in South Florida, you’re probably just hoping the weather will eventually get cooler. It will, trust me. In the meantime, crank down the A/C, burn a Pumpkin Spice candle and pretend it’s a crisp First Day Of Fall! There are some fun things to do around town this weekend too, so get out there and enjoy!

Friday, September 23rd

 – Food Truck Invasion – 5PM – 9PM, Tequesta’s Constitution Park

 – Movies on the Waterfront: Watch the movie Frozen at 8PM  – Harbourside Place Amphitheater in Jupiter

Saturday, September 24th

– Volunteer Locally for National Public Lands Day at Jupiter Inlet Outstanding Natural Area. Volunteers will help paint 800 foot railing and assist with weed removal. This event is all day.

C3: Coastal Conservation & Concert. C3 is a community event celebrating coastal habitats and conservation. 5PM – Seabreeze Amphitheater, Jupiter. A great way to kick off the Fall Season!

Sunday, September 25th

GLO + FLO :: Night Paddle + Yoga on Water –  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM – RSVP by calling Blueline Surf at (561) 744-7474

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

This magnificent 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2-Car Garage custom pool home is truly one of a kind. With stunning curb appeal and professional landscaping, this estate style home features a detached 2 bedroom, one bathroom guesthouse. Tucked away in the equestrian community of Jupiter Farms, this home sits on 1.23 acres of high-elevated property.

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  • Listed Price: $ 774,900
  • HOA Fee:  None
  • Taxes 2016: $ 8,019 (Homestead Exemption Included)

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.

Enjoy your First Day of Fall! – Nicole

 

 

 

 

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Weekend Events – Jupiter And Beyond

 

Hello Weekend

Guys…we did it! We survived the first week of school! I don’t know about you, but I think we all deserve a fun weekend as a reward! I’ve put together a list of weekend events – Jupiter and beyond, for all of us. So, get out there and enjoy yourselves!

 

Friday, August 19th: Movies on the Waterfront: Toy Story 8:00PM, Harbourside Place AmphitheaterThis Is A Free Event

Saturday, August 20th: 11AM – 4PM Loggerhead Marine Life Day: Kids can come enjoy a scientific day of fun, all while learning about sea turtles and marine life at The Gardens Mall. Different stations will be set up to teach attendees about animal research, rehabilitation and conservation. Plus, 5 percent of all sales logged at the Information Desk will be donated to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Grand Court at The Gardens Mall in Palm Beach Gardens. This Is A Free Event

Saturday, August 20th: Super Hero Night At Roger Dean Stadium – Gates Open at 4:30PM, Game Starts at 5:30PM – The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a cape, perfect for the little heroes they are! Don’t miss the opportunity to meet your favorite Super Heroes like Batman, Iron Man, Spiderman, and more!

Sunday, August 21st: Muffins & Mimosas Sip & Shop with Unhinged Boutique. 10 AM – 1 PM – Stop by and enjoy muffins and mimosas while shopping our latest fall collection. Stella & Dot will be dropping in showcasing their fall pieces.

Save The Date For These Goodies, coming soon!

August 24th: Food Truck Invasion at Carlin Park – 5PM-9PM – Playground For The Kids & Entertainment For All

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, Single Family Home, For Sale in Jupiter, Florida.

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About The Home: Built by the renowned builder, Mark Miller & Company, this Savannah Model offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 2-car garage, and beautiful features. A CBS constructed single family home that has been immaculately maintained and located in the one of the few Jupiter communities without an HOA. Read more details on the inside of the home HERE.

  • Listed Price: $ 344,900
  • HOA Fee:  None
  • Taxes 2015: $ 4,980 (No Homestead Exemption Included)

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If you would like more information on this home or others in the Northern Palm Beach County area, Contact Me!

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