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Frazzled Friday - Meet My New Pet I have had quite a day and didn’t have time to do much about a post so I thought I would put up a picture of my new pet. He’s easy to take care of, doesn’t eat much and doesn’t need brushing. No vaccines, no flea treatments: The perfect pet.
I wonder what my homeowners association is going to say about this? And, no I didn't get him from the SPCA Suncoast. Shhh, don't tell Craig.
Posts you may have missedSPCA Suncoast & Ford of Port Richey FundraiserMama Cardinal (25 comments)
New Port Richey Community Garage Sales for March 31, 2012
Garage Sales are springing up all over! I've listed some of the larger, community sales happening Saturday, March 31.
Park Lake Estates Almost every house will be having a sale!Saturday March 31 9am located off CR 54 east of LaneGlo BowlTimber Greens March 31st 8amTimber Greens is on River Crossings Blvd; east of Little Road. Sale is at the clubhouse on the main boulevard.Trinity - Almond Wood Dr.8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Saturday 3/31 only. The whole block of Almondwood. Off Robert Trent (14 comments)
Just Listed For Sale - 13746 Stoneridge Dr-Hudson Florida
Enjoy living in this charming free-standing villa at The Preserve of Fairway Oaks.The living room and dining room have vaulted ceilings and plant shelves.An easy to navigate kitchen has wood cabinets, a breakfast bar and a separate breakfast room for casual dining, and a separate inside laundry room is next to the kitchen.
The split-bedroom plan includes a spacious master bedroom and master bath with his/her sinks and a garden tub, large walk-in closets (2) and a linen closet. You will love the vinyl-windowed enclosed (7 comments)
The 3rd Annual Animal Rescue Benefit for SPCA Suncoast by Ford of Port Richey
Ford of Port Richey has been holding an annual Dog and Pony Show to benefit the SPCA Suncoast of New Port Richey FL for the past 2 years. This year it has a new name.
This 3rd Annual Animal Rescue Benefit is scheduled for Saturday May 12 and will include a Jan’s Cruiz In car show, vendors selling all kinds of things, and SPCA Suncoast puppies for adoption. And, food, entertainment, and a great time for everyone starting at 9am.
Mama Cardinal Goes Grocery Shopping on Wild Wednesday I have a lovely Ligustrum bush by my front door and every spring a cardinal couple build a nest and raise their family in it. Mom and Dad share feeding duties and this morning Mom was heading out to go shopping for groceries. Of course, we keep her local supermarket nearby - our feeder is always filled.
Posted in the groups Wild Wednesday and Birds
Posts you may have missedA Horse of a Different Color & A Model A FordArt on the Bayou in Tarpon Springs - (31 comments)
A Horse of a Different Color and a 1930 Model A Ford
We stopped on our way to Tampa to look at an antique car that was for sale (Craig has the bug again). It was parked in front of a medical center that was, of course, not open on Sunday (never on Sunday). There were two horse statues guarding the entrace to the medical center and I thought they were pretty cool. They looked so real, I was looking around for apples to feed them: I didn't find any - maybe if the medical center had been open (20 comments)
Known by most of us simply as Art on the Bayou, the 38th Annual Fine Arts Festival on the Bayou is this weekend. It’s a wonderful event with various artists exhibiting their art all around Spring Bayou.
The setting is gorgeous with lots of trees, the bayou breezes, and all kinds of great things to look at and/or buy. There are lots of food vendors to choose from, music and entertainment also and things for the kiddos. The Tarpon (22 comments)
Sunday Orchids and Shayna- What's Blooming at Your House?
It was a beautiful early morning and we were enjoying our coffee on the porch. The birds were calling to each other, an owl was out there chomping on a toad when we first went out. A hawk stopped by to say hello. A turkey ran through the yard, and the hummers visited their feeders every few minutes. I love those kinds of mornings when you can relax and enjoy nature.
We have several orchids blooming right now which is always a joy. The first one has a heavenly (26 comments)
Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey-FL A Great Place to Spend an afternoon with the Kids
Frances Avenue Park in New Port Richey got a new playground about a year ago; this one replaced the old one that was rusting, small and nearing the end of its useful life. The new one is bigger and has a lot more climbing apparatus.
What’s really special about the new playground is that it is built with a ramp to allow those children who have disabilities to be able to access the facilities. Picnic shelters are close to the (12 comments)
Toothpaste Troubles - 03/23/12 05:45 AM
Andrew Capelli of Stewart Title is a new ActiveRain member and he wrote a really interesting post that compares toothpaster to customer service. Well, not really but you'll understand when you read his post. It's a great analogy. And since Andrew is a newbie, please go over and say Hello and welcome him to ActiveRain. I have disabled commenting on my reblog. Via Andrew Capelli (Stewart Title Company): A month or so ago I saw an ad on tv for a new toothpaste. The dentist in the commercial conveyed that basically unless you used the new formula, your enamel would evaporate and your (0 comments)
Greenbrook Estates Subdivision in New Port Richey-Florida
Building started in Greenbrook Estates in the mid-1980’s. The lots are larger than most other subdivisions being built at the time and it is a deed-restricted community. A clubhouse and pool are a central part of Greenbrook Estates. Association Fees are approximately $250/year.
Located on the south side of Old County Road 54 with easy access to shopping, schools, libraries, and doctors.
***None of the homes shown are currently listed for sale; they were randomly picked typical homes in Greenbrook Estates. There is currently one home (11 comments)
Timber Greens Garage & Treasure Sale - Sat March 31, 2012
The lovely 55 plus neighborhood of Timber Greens in New Port Richey-FL is having it’s annual Garage and Treasure Sale. Always anticipated and always very successful, you can find all kinds of great buys there starting at 9am.
Take Little Road to River Crossings Blvd to Timber Greens main entrance on the left. View Timber Greens in New Port Richey- FL in a larger map www.timbergreens.com
Posts you may have missedAutos for Autism in Tarpon Springs-FL Antique Car ShowHi Ho Shmingling We Go -What Is (14 comments)
Do You Have Creative Vision? The Four Sea Horses of Boardwalk Hotel in DisneyWorld - Orlando
Take a look at this fantastic chandelier hanging in lobby of the Boardwalk Hotel at Disney World Orlando. Absolutely huge and absolutely stunning. It took a lot of creative thought to design and visiulize the finished product.
Photos by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions.
I stood looking at it for several minutes before I realized those weren't horses; at least not ordinary horses. It takes a great mind to create something different like this.
Do you (25 comments)
8328 Pavilion Dr in The Estates of Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club - 03/21/12 04:43 AM
8328 Pavilion Dr in The Estates of Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club This home is no longer available. If you’re thinking of selling or buying call us at 727-237-0083 Please call or check our website The price has been recently reduced to $135,900. on this beautiful home in the Estates of Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club in Hudson-FL. You will enjoy the elegant and spacious great room with it’s gas fireplace and vaulted ceiling.
3 bedrooms with the third bedroom room being multi-purpose with a closet and pocket doors and currently used as the family room. The (19 comments)
Antique Automobile Club of America - Richey Region held a very successful car show in Tarpon Springs - Florida
Held on March 3, 2012 the Autos for Autism Show had over 220 cars in the show which was located right down the main part of Tarpon Avenue in the historical area of Tarpon Springs. Cars were lined up in rows of two or three on the street.
I’ve put a quick slide show together to give you an idea of the scope of this show; it’s only a minute and a half long showing some of (20 comments)
Hi Ho- Hi Ho - Here We Go A-Shmingling. One of my friends came with us to a Networking Mixer and said she was going to schmingle. It was an intriguing word so I looked it up. Shmingling or Schmingling seem to mean the same thing. According to the Urban Dictionary it is the art of shmoozing and mingling at the same time. There were other Urban definitions but they aren’t for publication here. So where do you shmingle? Well, at networking meetings, Chamber mixers, any group meeting - Shmingling IS an Art and it does go better with (18 comments)
When the Deep Purple Falls on Speechless Sunday-almost speechless
Purple is the color of royalty and is known as a mysterious color-full of spirituality. This is one of our orchids and I think she is very spiritual.
Posts you may have missedPelican Point Seafood Market on the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs FLChasco Fiesta Is Almost Here - March 23-31.LongLeaf in Trinity is the Hometown You May be Looking ForSellers Ask: Can I Stay in my Home After Closing?6238 Alaska Ave in New Port Richey- 3 Bedroom Home For SaleTarpon Springs is a Quirky, (22 comments)
Pelican Point Seafood Market in Tarpon Springs Florida is full of Fresh Seafood
Pelican Point Seafood Market is located at the end of the Sponge Docks at 933 Dodecanese Blvd. in Tarpon Springs-Florida. They are right next to the Rusty Bellies Restaurant and whenever you go you will see fishing boats at the pier unloading their fresh loads. Call them at 727-934-3134.
Even this Happy Lobster likes fresh shrimp.
A great place to take a Sunday stroll and go shopping. Check out the Sponge Docks website.
The Princess Cat and the Pea - Shhh Sasha was being sooo helpful when I was packing away afghans and blankets recently. Can anyone tell me how to open the trunk without disturbing the cat. Yes, that is my Himalayan on top of MY pillow. She was sleeping so deeply that I couldn’t disturb her and went to another part of the house to work.
Actually, Sasha’s title is Queen Sasha. She skipped right over the princess part when she was very young; now she’s almost 16 and spends almost every waking moment sleeping. :)
Chasco Fiesta is Almost Here! March 23- March 31, 2012 in New Port Richey Florida- 9 Days of Fun and GivingChasco Fiesta is 9 days of fun and entertainment along the beautiful Pithlachascotee River in downtown New Port Richey-Florida.Some of the activities to look forward to are:A Native American Pow Wow and Festival with Native American dancers from all over the country.A boat parade, a street parade, the Coronation Ball, a golf tournament, bowling tournament. There will be concerts every night in the park, an award-winning beef barbecue, softball tournaments, arts and crafts, a car, truck and bike show, a (16 comments)
Price Reduced on 8328 Pavilion Dr in Estates of Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club in Hudson Florida This home is no longer available. If you’re thinking of selling or buying call us at 727-237-0083 Please call orcheck our website
The price has been reduced to $135,900. on this beautiful home in the Estates of Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club. Elegant and comfortable home with a gas fireplace in the vaulted great room built in 1989. See my previous blog about the Estates of Beacon Woods Golf and Country Club.
Looking for a Butterfly to EatI watched this little Eastern Phoebe chase butterflies around trying to catch one for lunch. I caught him resting on my Lantana which is a very popular bush with the butterflies.
I'm not sure if it is a Phoebe but I liked the name. Anyway, it is definitely in the fly- butterfly- catcher category. If anyone knows, please tell me.
Posts you may have missedChocolate Sunday is March 18, 2012 in Carrollwood-Tampa FLSellers Ask: Can I Stay in my Home After Closing?6238 Alaska Ave in New Port Richey- 3 Bedroom Home (21 comments)
LongLeaf in Trinity,Florida is the hometown you may be looking for with a wide variety of styles with roomy front porches that can accommodate swings and rocking chairs, and white picket fences around the yard. There are also playgrounds, ball fields; paved hike and bike trails. Natural greenbelts and tranquil lakes for fishing.
Photos by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions-your hometown agent. Choose your lifestyle: Home styles range from single-family to maintenance-free townhomes and apartments.
Enjoy the village green, a town meeting hall, shops, restaurants and more. LongLeaf Elementary School, Longleaf Learning Center, and Trinity Lutheran (11 comments)
Chocolate Sunday is March 18 at Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa FL-Tasty Treats Presented by Tampa Bay Woman on Sunday, March 18th at the Carrollwood Cultural Center located at 4537 Lowell Rd., Tampa, FL 33618 for chocolate tastings, chef demos, samples/tastings as well as tasty treats for purchase. There will also be an auction to benefit five great local charities! Chocolate Sunday website is www.chocolate-sunday.com Call 877.438.9286 for details or Asya Andress 813-503-4949 Click on the map to be taken to the Cultural Center Website
Sounds like a really sweet way to spend a Sunday - Color (23 comments)
6238 Alaska Ave in New Port Richey Florida is a 3 Bedroom Home For Sale If you are looking for large square feet, this home has 1831 of them. It has been added on to, and can be a mother-daughter home. with a separate entry door. A beautiful great room with a stone fireplace and attached dining area with built-in hutch; the formal living room is currently being used as a dining room, an eat-in kitchen with lots of cabinets.
3 Bedrooms-one of which has extra room for a small table and chairs. 2 Bathrooms: the master has new (11 comments)
Do I Get to Stay in My Home For A Week After Closing? This is a question I get asked quite often when I bring a signed offer back to my sellers. They may have originally moved to Florida from a state where their contracts gave them time in the home after the closing. In Florida, at least my area of New Port Richey to Hudson, day of closing is day of possession - it says so in our contracts. Thinking about that, I thought of the complications of seller possession after closing;
The insurance nightmare. Insurance companies (140 comments)
Spring Sunday Morning Medley in New Port Richey-FloridaToday is a gorgeous day, and very early this morning (well, as early as DST would allow), all the signs of Spring showed up in my garden in New Port Richey Florida. The hummingbird has been coming around for the past week, the squirrels are ubiquitous.
Those are Lantana to the lower left, Impatiens in the middle, and a Shrimp Plant in upper right.
Posts you may have missedTarpon Springs is a Quirky, Crazy, Wonderful Town in FloridaCome to the Grand Opening of Katelyn’s Kloset and get a free (20 comments)
Tarpon Springs Florida is a Quirky, Crazy, Wonderful Town We love Tarpon Springs especially downtown. On our way home from the Autos for Autism car show last week, we couldn’t use our usual street because it was full of antique cars - 3 rows across. We ended up taking side streets; ones that were one way and the other way so we got to see some areas we hadn’t seen before. We stumbled upon this home with it’s certified American Garden. It has beautiful flowers, plants and interesting old garden “decorations”.
The wonderful porch went almost all the (24 comments)
The Katelyn Foundation is Opening Katelyn’s Kloset in New Port Richey FL- Get Your Child's Car Seat Checked for Free - March 31, 2012
Katelyn’s Kloset is located at 2329 Seven Springs Blvd, New Port Richey, FL. and proceeds will benefit the Katelyn Foundation. Katelyn’s Kloset is a children & woman's consignment shop; you can go to and like the Katelyn’s Kloset Facebook page. The Grand Opening is March 31, 2012. A free car seat check up is being offered on that date. See the flyer below.
The Katelyn Foundation came into being because founder Sandra Testo-Michaud lost (13 comments)
How Do You Explain Having a Son Turn 30 When You Feel Like 29Our son turned 30 last week and we took him to Miss Vicki’s on the River in Holiday Florida to celebrate. It’s one of our favorite waterfront places, and he had never been there. He had a great time: loved the beach shack atmosphere and the sunset.
If only I still looked 29 :). Where did the years go?
Happy 30th Birthday, Tim. We love you!
Posts you may have missedThe Historic Clemmie Butler House in New Port Richey-FloridaThe (22 comments)
A really cute remodeled home in Colonial Hills in New Port Richey, Florida for the young or young at heart. With new ceramic tile flooring through the whole house, new cabinets, counters and appliances in the kitchen. The home was updated recently for the owner’s son. The main bathroom has custom tile and new fixtures.. A spacious living room, (14 comments)
There will be an all-breed Cat Show under the rules of the International Cat Association. And, there will be cats and kittens for adoption from local shelters including the SPCA Suncoast. And, the SPCA Suncoast will have cats and kittens in the show!The event hosted by Helping Paws, Inc. and Mystical Moon Cat Club will take place at the All Sports Arena, 7716 Rutillo Ct., New Port Richey, FL. Please bring cat food donations for the rescue organizations.Saturday, March 24 (20 comments)
The Clemmie Butler House in New Port Richey-Florida - A Bit of Natural History Every time I drive by this interesting old building in New Port Richey Florida, I wondered who built it, how old it was and what purpose it served. It sits in what is now a very busy part of town but I’m sure it didn’t start out that way.
This began life as a residence about 1941 or ‘42 and was built for E.Z. Jackson; and later lived in for 30 years by Clemmie Butler. Originally, the bottom floor was a garage and the (27 comments)
The Mad Hatter General Store in Tarpon Springs Florida - 03/06/12 12:09 PM
The Mad Hatter General Store in Tarpon Springs Florida While I was at the Autos for Autism event on Saturday,. See my previous post, I wandered into and out of several of the really cute antique, and clothing boutiques. Mainly to take advantage of the air conditioning because it was a hot day.I found a cute boutique called The Mad Hatter General Store which sells hats, really nice hats and lots of pretty dresses and accessories. But on my way out of the store, the window display kind of hit me in my camera eye. The manikin’s skirt is made (13 comments)
The Strawberry Festival in Plant City-Fl is Here till March 11 If you’ve never been to the Strawberry Festival, make sure you set aside time to go this week. It is so much fun and the strawberry shortcake alone is worth the trip. One of my favorite things is the Robinson Racing Pigs and Paddling Porkers ---so cute.There are shows every night: The Charlie Daniels Band, Reba, Lee Greenwood and many more will be there. Check out the schedule and prices. And, lots of free entertainment too.All kinds of contests are available; click to see what you might like (20 comments)
Splishing And a Splashing on a Sunny Sunday Afternoon The sky is blue, the wind is blowing like crazy, and this beautiful Cardinal decided to take a bath. He had a great time ducking into and out of the water and shaking his wings. I love to watch them.
Does this make me a voyeur? Have a super Sunday--The Cardinal Is and I'll bet he's never heard of Bobby Darin.
Posts you may have missedSundance Central Model Rail Road is Now in Odessa-FloridaDoes Anyone Know When Winter is ComingSPCA Suncoast Schedule for March Events in New (29 comments)
4751 Vicksburg Ct in Heritage Lake-New Port Richey is Contract Pending - 03/04/12 05:51 AM
4751 Vicksburg Ct in Heritage Lake-New Port Richey is Contract Pending This home successfully SOLD by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions 727-237-0083 Call us if you’re thinking of selling or buying in the areaElegant and well-looked after home in the 55+ neighborhood of Heritage Lake in New Port Richey-Florida. Almost 1900 sf of living area includes a very spacious great room, and cheerful kitchen and a breakfast room. decorated with neutral colors throughout.
The master suite has a spacious bath with his/her sinks, a walk-in closet; and private shower. The second bedroom is on the opposite side of the home (9 comments)
Preserve at Fairway Oaks is located in Hudson, Florida and is a very pretty and well-maintained neighborhood of free-standing villas. Private pools are allowed and the lots are large enough for you to put in a pool. There are 2 community pools and one is heated.
There are 6 homes currently listed ranging in price from $109,900 to $289,000. Square footage of the active listings runs from 1622 to 2722 sf. There are two homes under contract; and 9 (16 comments)
Third Annual Chasco Fiesta Bowling Tournament is March 27, 2012 - 03/02/12 09:34 AM
Third Annual Chasco Fiesta Bowling Tournament is March 27, 2012 The Young Professionals Group of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce is holding it’s third annual bowling tournament. I have been a volunteer at the first two (will be again this year), and they are so much fun and we have a great time, and raise money for local charities. Every year, the Chasco Fiesta is a week-long opportunity for non-profits to hold events and raise money. This is one of those events. Check out their Facebook invitation.Last year, I managed the dessert table and I was the first to volunteer (13 comments)
Does Anyone Know When Winter is Coming - 03/01/12 05:27 PM
Does Anyone Know When Winter is Coming This really cute Parrot lives at the local gardening shop called Landscape Creations; he can really talk and knows lots of words. And, if you stand there and chat with him, he will do lots of little tricks for you.
We were there on a weekend when the weather was expected to turn really cold (the only one we've had this winter), and I noticed that he has his very own heater. The owners were busy putting all the plants inside because a freeze was expected. Freezes in Florida only last (22 comments)
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