JULY IS ROCKIN’ IN THE WORKSHOP!!!!!

July is jumpin' and the workshop is a rockin'! It may be hot outside, but my shop is nice and cool! I am truly in my "happy place"! It feels great to finally be working on all those projects and ideas that have been swirling around in my head for so long! There's  no stopping…

JUNE – CHANGE OVER TO SUMMERTIME!

JUNE – CHANGE OVER TO SUMMERTIME! June brings yet another "change of season", we transition into the quieter months; our real "down" time. The days get longer, and the afternoons really heat up! June is the beginning of our rainy season, so each afternoon (hopefully after 3pm) we can see some pretty wild thunderstorms roll…

MAY; SEASONS CHANGE AGAIN!

 MAY; SEASONS CHANGE AGAIN!  Well, here spring is not the only season change, May starts our "down time". Things get a little quieter, a little slower, and a lot hotter! I still have four markets a week for May, but that's instead of 5 or 6. The snowbirds have all gone home, so traffic is…

APRIL IS A REAL GEM!

  APRIL IS A REAL GEM! April has a birthstone of a DIAMOND! How can you not LOVE a month that revolves around diamonds? Remember, diamonds are a girl's best friend! I have diamond impregnated grinding wheels and diamond sintered saw blades, so I like to tell people I don't wear my diamonds, I wear them…

MARCH IS A BIG MONTH FOR FLORIDA!

MARCH is a big month for Florida! It could just be our busiest month of the year! The first month of spring, March has Palm Sunday, Easter, and St. patricks Day all in one! But, for us It's also important because this is when we have the biggest population, between all the snowbirds, the locals,…

FEBRUARY; LOVE IS IN THE AIR!

Did I really just say February? Wow, how time flies! Well, we are mid-winter and mid-season here in Florida, and things are rockin'! The weather has been a bit selfish, with terrible winds, and way more rain than we should get this time of year! But I guess we can't complain, after all, we don't…

JANUARY; REFLECTION, RELEASE, RESOLUTION

JANUARY; REFLECTION, RELEASE, RESOLUTION –  these are the thoughts most of us have around this time of year. The bulk of the holidays are over; maybe you spent time with family and friends doing life long traditions and practices. Maybe things are changing, as they will do, and your holiday season was was full of…

DECEMBER; “WRAPPING UP” THE YEAR

Yes we are in December already! This month has so many meanings for everyone! Religious holidays, family gatherings, traditions, the beginning of colder weather, the end of the year, and it can also be the biggest shopping month of the year! December down here means more and more snowbirds, and better and better weather! We…

NOVEMBER; FALL COLORS ARE DIFFERENT IN FLORIDA!

So, exactly how is it different? Well, we do have a change of season; the weather changes from boiling and wet to damn perfect! (yes I am rubbing it in!) People start planting the few things that didn't want to grow in the hot, hot, hot summer. The tides in the canals can get really low,…

OCTOBER MARKS ANOTHER MILESTONE!

October means I have been here a year! Wow! Did that go by fast or what? At 2:15 pm on October 16th, 2014 I arrived in Florida to start a new chapter in my life. The past year has been full of  adventure, learning new things, challenges, and new discoveries. I have settled into this new…