About shopworndesigns

I am an Artist, a Writer, and a stay at home Mom.

YOUR FLORIDA HOME IS WAITING

Come to Sunny Florida. This Beautiful Brick home was built in 2007. On 5 aces of wooded land. Completely high and dry. Was 3 bedroom 2 Bath, but 1 bedroom has been left unfinished and used for storage. Can easily be the third bedroom if needed. Maybe an office or a craft room. All brick. One owner. Very clean. Smoke free. No HOA fees. No POA fees. No flood zone. Agriculture-residential, so very low taxes. Nice brick fireplace. Media room is wired for surround sound. Back porch has outside speakers. House has emergency lights, alarm system,His and Hers walk in closets, 2 walk in showers and a garden tub. Nice laundry room with vanity sink. Has 2 car attached garage.Screened in back porch,gravel area off porch ready for your grill and picnic table. Complete RV hook up just off drive-way. ( nice for those who travel to see you ). You could even rent the Rv port out if you would like to earn some extra cash. House is under contact with Florida Pest Control since build. Contract is up to date and current. Home has outside electric for your holiday lights. And hose bibs outside on all sides of the house. Has 2 outbuildings on property. Back garage is 30×26 with electric and water. And has an outside shower. Garden shed is 12×16 steel frame and has electric. This is a MUST SEE. The neighborhood is nice and quite. Wooded views from all windows. Lots of wildlife. and nice trees. Full of Oaks, Cedar Pine, Magnolia,Flowering Plum Trees and when the Dogwood are in bloom you can see one from every window in the house. Buyer will receive at close: Photos of the house build from start to finish. Florida Pest control information. Manuals on appliances that are staying. And owner still has paperwork on some of the ceiling fans and plumbing fixtures that are in the house. Also all paperwork for the well and septic and printed photos of  installation. Check out more photos and take the VIRTUAL TOUR by going to. www.buyowner.com/BUY214195. We are 30 minutes from Gainesville and 5 minutes off Highway 75. Only 20 minutes from Lake City Shopping. In Beautiful Columbia County. PERFECT! Including a couple of pics in today’s post. But click onto the link above and see more great photos and take the inside tour.Thank You. Have a Wonderful Day!

 

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VALENTINE’S DAY TRADITIONS

In ancient times, the heart was considered to be the source of all emotions, and so became a valentine symbol.

Centuries ago, if a lady wanted a man’s attention, she would drop her lace handkerchief. Thus, lace became linked with romance.

Children of old England sang door-to-door on Valentine’s Day and received candy, cookies, and money in return.

People in the Middle Ages drew names to see who their valentines would be, then pinned the names on their shirts. This inspired the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve”.

The red rose was said to be a favorite flower of Venus, the Roman goddess of love.

The oldest known valentines were sent in 1415 by the Duke of Orleans to his French wife while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London.

 

ARE YOU “PHILLING” IT?

THE FATE OF WINTER 

It is GROUNDHOG DAY in Punxsutawney Pa., Again.

For all of you interested lovers of that cute little groundhog, here are some facts taken this morning from The Weather Channel who covers the festivities very well.

The first official trek to Gobbler’s  Knob was 2/2/1887

It has been going on for 132 years.

Phil is named after King Phillip

Phil sees shadow = 6 more weeks of winter

If not=Early Spring

Phil has seen his shadow 104 times.

He has not seen his shadow only 18 times.

( Numbers do not add up to 132 years. Some years there was no record taken )

The Inner Circle Group does well keeping this great tradition going.

WORD OF PHIL ” SAW MY SHADOW, WINTER WILL LINGER”.

 

 

FEBRUARY

Hello Readers. Happy FEB! Today’s post is FEBRUARY TIDBITS:

This month is: Black History Month, Grapefruit Month, The third Monday is observed as President’s Day or Washington’s Birthday. Valentine’s Day is always on the 14th. Super Bowl is this weekend. Ground hog day is February 2, Heart Healthy Day is the 3rd. (wear red). the 4th is homemade soup day. The 10th cream cheese brownie day. The 14th Ferris Wheel Day. The 16th National Almond Day. The 17th National Cabbage Day. The 23rd National Banana Bread Day. Just a few tidbits in today’s post. Too many to list them all.

Birthstone: Amethyst  Meaning: Sincerity / Flower: Violet  Meaning: Faithfulness

 

SUPER BOWL PIGS IN A BLANKET

FUN WITH PUFF PASTRY

Mortadella Bites: To make 24 of these cute, different and yummy pigs in the blanket, you will need the deli to slice you 2 slices of Mortadella about 1/2 inches thick. When home you will need to cut each slice into 12 smaller pieces. Roll out one sheet of thawed puff pastry. Roll out just enough to flatten out a bit. Make 24 long slices of pastry and wrap each piece of Mortadella with a slice of pastry. Make sure the meat sticks out a bit on each end. Lay seam side down onto a parchment lined bake sheet. Brush the tops of each with egg wash. Sprinkle on top a bit of shredded cheese. Gruyere or swiss or maybe the Italian cheese blend that is shredded in the package. Bake 375 for about 20-25 minutes until golden. Platter up and serve some mustards on the side for dipping. IMG_0509I got this recipe from: Giada at Home. These are wonderful. And I will be making them again. I set out a little bowl of 2 different mustards and they were Yummy. Enjoy the recipe and enjoy your day.

SPRING WEDDINGS

Need a Gift for that Spring Wedding? Check these out!

IMG_6375Each set comes in a keepsake box. A Special gift for that Special couple. Something hand crafted that they can use year after year. They can set them on the bride / groom table. Or the gift card table. They can even work as a cake topper.

IMG_6411They each have a hanger attached so that the special couple can hang them on their Christmas tree each year if they would like.

IMG_6453Would also work for a Anniversary or Valentine’s Gift. Head over to my shop on Etsy to see all of the gift sets that are available. Just click onto this easy link. http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. Spring is just around the corner. LOVE IS IN THE AIR!