First Day Of Summer 2016

 

Hi y’all! I know it’s been at least 90 degrees every day for several weeks now, but actually, today is the official First Day Of Summer.

 

Hello Sumer Jupiter LocalSummer.

Hair Gets Lighter. Skin Gets Darker.

Water Gets Warmer. Drinks Get Colder.

Music Gets Louder. Nights Get Longer.

Life Gets Better.

 

Here are a few handy tips for the summer, from a local:

  1. Always check the webcam before heading to the beach. This is Florida, sometimes it’s sunny at your house and raining at the beach! Jupiter Inlet Webcam
  2. Just assume it’s going to rain EVERY afternoon. Seriously! Plan accordingly and always have an umbrella handy. Local Radar
  3. The sand at the beach is LAVA. Do NOT attempt walking on it without shoes!
  4. Sunscreen. Sunscreen. Sunscreen.
  5. Stay hydrated. This one will sneak up on you! Helpful tips on how to stay hydrated.
  6. Now that the Snow Birds are gone, enjoy eating at all you favorite restaurants, without the 2 hour wait! A few of my local favorites are: Leftover’s Cafe, The Square Grouper, Hog Snappers and Guanabanas.
  7. Home Owners: Get your A/C serviced. The worst thing is to have it go out in the summer! Airco in Jupiter is a great company. Ask for Shawn!
  8. Make sure you and your family have a Hurricane Plan. If you’re ready, Hurricane Season can go quite smoothly! Local Storm Info

Summer is our busy season around here when it comes to Real Estate. If you or someone you know are thinking of buying, selling or moving in the Northern Palm Beach County area, it’s a GREAT time to do so! I’m here to help, so please reach out!

contact me  – Cheers, Nicole

 

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Two Open Houses Today In Jupiter Florida

I’m excited to let you know, the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team has two open houses today, Saturday, May 21, 2016! Come see us at 6334 Pompano Street, in Jupiter, Florida and 3056 W Community Drive in Martinique At Abacoa, from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. You can contact us at (561) 312-7790 for more details or just stop on by!

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View more details of each property on our site:

6334 Pompano Street – Heights of Jupiter 

3056 W Community Drive – Martinique At Abacoa

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

 

Spring Break Has Sprung In Palm Beach County

Well, hellooooooo Friday!! It’s the first day of Spring Break for all the Palm Beach County kiddos and there plenty of fun, local events this weekend!

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March 17 – 20, 2016 | The 31st Annual Palm Beach International Boat Show – The finest pre-owned yachts, tents full of the latest electronics and accessories, seminars and kids fishing clinics. Exotic cars, live music and fun for all.

Saturday, March 19th: TurtleFest 2016, 10AM-6PM | A free-admission event which focuses on promoting conservation through up close interactions with threatened and endangered sea turtles, as well as music, art, shopping, educational presentations, games, and other activities.

Saturday, March 19th: Free Farm Tour at Kai-Kai Farm | Want to know more about where your food comes from? Or perhaps you want your children to learn about vegetables and how we grow them. This is a mini-course on gardening the Kai-Kai way. Get to know all about Kai-Kai Farm

Saturday, March 19th: 1:05PM | The Miami Marlins play the Detroit Tigers at Roger Dean Stadium

Sunday, March 20th: 1:05PM | The St. Louis Cardinal play the Boston Red Sox at Roger Dean Stadium

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

Also, check out the gorgeous views from our newest, seasonal rental on the beach in Jupiter! Live where the sunrise will be your alarm clock every morning! From this beautifully appointed 2 bedroom, 2 bath penthouse condo, you can watch ships sail across the horizon of the Atlantic Ocean. Uniquely positioned, this condo enables you to see the entire coastline of Jupiter’s beautiful beach, from the historical Jupiter Inlet and south to the Juno Beach Pier. Don’t you just LOVE the color of our water? Click Here for more photos and details.

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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. Contact me for more info. Myself and the rest of the Sean Underwood Real Estate Team would LOVE to help you!

Cheers, Nicole

 

Merry Christmas From The Jupiter Local

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Merry Christmas Everyone!
I just wanted to take a moment to say Thank You for helping make 2015 a wonderful year for The Jupiter Local. I so appreciate all the comments, interviews, events and referrals that have come from this year of blogging. I feel like I’ve made some great friends and l have really loved meeting all of you! I’m signing off for the rest of the year but already have a ton of wonderful things planned for 2016.
I hope you all have a Festive and Merry Christmas and the most wonderful New Year.

With Sincere Appreciation,
Nicole Underwood Gonzalez

Meet Susie Bettenhausen – Local Artist

Today’s blog interview is with Susie Bettenhausen, a local artist in our area. I met Susie several years ago when I worked at a local Fine Art Printer. She paints gorgeous pieces with delightful colors! She was always one of our sweetest clients and so easy to work with. Luckily, I ran into her again and she agreed to do a blog interview! So, meet Susie!

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Photography Credit Shelley Megathlin

Tell us a little about yourself.
I grew up in Alabama and headed out to Texas for college.  After college, we moved around the South a number of times and spent a few years in the UK as well.  In 2006, we settled in Jupiter full-time.

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In the Face of Ambiguity

When did you first have an interest in art?  How did you get started in the “Art for a living” field? How long have you been in the biz?
I’ve had an interest in art ever since childhood but I never really thought I could make a career out of it.  I was the kid with the little art station in the corner of my bedroom all neatly organized.  I drew houses, fashions, etc.  My creativity is always finding an outlet and I love to experiment with new mediums all the time.  After college, I pursued art on the side initially.  I began by illustrating sketches, invitations, notecards and other stationery products.  I later branched out into giftware related items.  I love the aspect of “handmade” and the uniqueness that comes with each product.  I made the transition to fine art and have never looked back.  Each piece takes more time and had more meaning behind it.

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Tickled Pink

What do you find most challenging about running your own business?
Balancing everything – especially the aspects of the business that are not my strength areas.  As a wife and mom I have to keep everything in check and make sure my priorities stay in the right order.  Even a God given gift or talent can become and idol when it takes over your life.

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Pool On Peruvian

What is the most rewarding thing about running your company?
Hands down, the ability to work for myself under my own guidelines and timelines.

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What do you do on your days off?
Because my work schedule is so flexible, I may take time off at any given moment on a whim.  When I am feeling extra creative I work – a lot! If I’m not feeling it, I don’t stress over it! I adore spending time with my husband and kids and we usually make our way to the water somewhere.  We love to get up on Saturday mornings before the weekend crowds are out and go snorkeling in the Inlet or bike around Palm Beach Island.

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Diadeloso

How do you juggle work & family?
With a lot of help from my husband for sure!  I make an effort to start the day with a prayer and devotional time which I absolutely need in order to keep myself on track with my eyes in the right direction.  If you don’t constantly remind yourself where you’re going, it’s too easy to get lost!

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Right of Center

Where can we find You and your artwork online?
I have a website, www.susiebettenhausen.com which I try hard to keep relevant and up to date but the best way to keep up with what I’m working on is through my Instagram @susiebettenhausen.

Is there anything else you would like us to know? 
My art has been taking me all over the South recently but I do have some local events on the horizon this spring.  In February, I’m looking forward to participating in an artists event at Social House Lake Worth and in March, I will be taking part in an art event on Jupiter Island.  I am currently working on a Palm Beach series of works that will be available in the spring as well.

Thank you Susie, for sharing your story! Your work is so lovely!!

Thanks for reading the blog, friends! Please support our local business owners & entrepreneurs. They are a very important part of our little slice of South Florida. Northern Palm Beach County has many small businesses that make living here great! Know a business owner you would like to see featured. Contact me and they just may end up on the blog! – ❤️ Nicole

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!