Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Do you remember this video?
The excited construction worker featured here is Spring Arbor homebuyer Alma Alviles. As you can see Alma is very excited to move to Spring Arbor. Alma's name means "soul" and she certainly seems to be bringing lots to Spring Arbor and she hasn't even moved in yet!
Stay tuned as we follow the adventures of Alma as she builds her brand new McKee home aided by the video stylings of Donna Johnson, our brave and funny Sales Counselor.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Letterboxing is a fantastic hobby that folks of ever age can enjoy. It is part hiking, part stamping and part treasure hunting!
The Letterboxing North America site describes letterboxing as "an intriguing pasttime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming treasure hunt style outdoor quest." Sounds super fun, doesn't it? It is!
Check out the Letterboxing site here for more information. Here is how I describe it to friends: Go on a hike with a stamp, ink pad and journal/notebook. Follow the clues to find letterboxes. Once found leave your mark by stamping your stamp and writing your name and date in the book found in the letterbox. Mark your own notebllok with the stamp you will find in the letterbox so that you can keep track of the boxes you have found.
I checked out the map some to find some boxes that would work for our New Home communities.
This one is located at the DuPont Environmental Education Center. It should be good for beginners because the staff there clearly keeps their boxes updated.
Here is one from 2010 in Bellevue State Park.
A sweet and easy one in Brandywine Park.
Here is one with a lot of stamps in Ridley Creek State Park.
FULL disclosure. I have not been to any of these boxes. But maybe soon...
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I do not know what the difference between these two games are, but I do know that people seem to love them. Click on the names for the "official" sites. People of all ages can play and I love that the sets can be personalized. Your favorite sports team, college, family name, etc.
Amazon is selling this set of outdoor games (bag toss, washer toss and ladder toss) for $69.99. I am buying it for my house!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
I saw young couples, grandparents and grandkids, big groups of friends. $30 gets you a ticket in the endline, or $40 gets you on the sideline. Unless you want to stand for the whole game, do not buy in the supporters section!
The supporters call themselves the Sons of Ben and are super entertaining. Wear light blue or navy blue. Join or Die!!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I think that this would be awesome in a basement or loft. I saw it at BJ's for $444.99. I do think that that is really expensive for a table and bar chairs but I also think that it would be the focal point of a room and something that would stay in the family for years and years. Plus, Diet Coke is really delicious.
Jenn's Summer Must-Have's
A zero gravity recliner will be the most popular chair outside (and probably inside) of your house. They are amazing. This is the cheapest I was able to find them at Sears.
So, I really do not buy ANYTHING without researching it first. Last year I researched pool and beach towels and Lands' End towels get the highest reviews from anywhere. I got stripey ones, they are on sale right now for $16.88. Buy them here and for an extra $5 get them monogrammed with your last name so that they don't get lost at the pool.
Last but not least, I LOVE Tervis Tumblers! They are such a wonderful beverage holder in summer or all year long. They are insulated and come custom, personalized or plain - however you like them! Big, little and even with tops (my husband likes them for his iced coffee). Check them out here.
First, gather 1 to 3 friends who like to bargain shop! Buy a membership under one person's name. Collect and split up the coupons (they will come to the member's house in the mail). Once a month take the biggest car you can find and go shopping! The great thing about going with friends is that you can split the membership but you can also split up your goodies! You really don't need 68 ounces of peanut butter and 42 AA batteries, BUT you could use 16 ounces of peanut butter and 21 AA batteries!
What's close to you:
Foxfield, Champions Club, Spring Arbor, Brandywine and Cecil Woods share the same Costco located in Christiana at 900 Center Blvd, Newark, DE.
Check out the below for info about BJ's.
1260 E Woodland Ave.
2131 Kirkwood Highway
100 Penceder Plaza
26676 Centerview Dr
100 Penceder Plaza
200 Easton Rd
Stay tuned for a blog post about some things that I like for summer at BJ's. Happy Shopping!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Mercury 13 by Martha Ackerman
Here is a story of 13 American women pilots who were willing to risk it all for their unattainable dream of spaceflight. Their story is one of striking courage and resilience. I couldn't put this book down about these brave and courageous women.
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
A delightful novel about friendship and love in an English Countryside. The story is lively and funny especially for an English Novel. Major Pettigrew is of an age where you think love has passed him. That he finds it with Mrs. Ali is wonderful. An enjoyable read.
This is a just for fun post about one of my favorite pasttimes- READING!
I think that several of our communities have book clubs. I am going to do some research on this and then share what everyone is reading. However, I also thought that I could share some or my past and future reads. Write in if you have any to add!
Recently read (and enjoyed) books:
1. The Hunger Games Trilogy (Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay)
By Suzanne Collins
This is one of my all-time favorite series. Technically, it is a young adult series but please do not let that turn you off. Teenager Katniss Everdeen must compete in a to-the-death televised game against other children in a future world.
By Emma Donoghue
This book is touching and terrifying at the same time. It is told from the point of view of a 5 year old who lives in an 11' by 11' shack with is Ma as prisoners.
3. The Help
By Kathryn Stockett
Just about everyone has read this book and it is about to come out as a movie - I loved it!
4. The Sookie Stackhouse Series
By Charlaine Harris
HBO's True Blood is based on these books and there are many of them. Save them for summer. They are dumb, but delicious.
5. The Historian
By Elizabeth Kostova
Beware! This is not a book about an historian (like I thought) but actually a very scary book about Dracula. I still really liked it.
Books on my to-be-read list
By Laura Hillenbrand
The sub-title reads: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption.
2. A Discover of Witches
By Deborah Harkness
A "Twilight" for adults, a supernatural for smarties.
3. House of Prayer No. 2
By Mark Richard
About a man raised "special" in the South.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Also, many thanks to Perry DeSiato, our McKee Group Host with the Most!