Thursday, September 30, 2010

Villas de Tuscany Luxury Condominiums, A Fantastic Find Near Weston

This is a fantastic find! Whether you are looking to rent or purchase a unit, Villas de Tuscany located on the border of Sunrise, Davie and Weston offers the best of both worlds. The development is located within the very desirable Country Isles Elementary School district (Weston A rated school). The construction is top notch concrete block. The units are spacious. Some units have attached garages. The grounds are meticulously maintained and the pool, clubhouse, gym and spa areas are fantastic. Two tot lots and lake views make this a heavenly neighborhood to call home. The Villas of Tuscany community has an on-site manager, maintenance and security guard. This community is conveniently located near to I595, I75 and
the Sawgrass Expressway making commuting just about anywhere a breeze. There are many restaurants, groceries, hospitals, and malls within a short drive. The closest local mall is the Sawgrass Mills mall located in Sunrise (one of the largest outlet malls in the US). The closest grocery store is Publix (2 within 1 mile of your new home). There is a fairly new Ikea within 2 miles also in Sunrise. There are 4 or more major banking centers within 2 miles of Villas de Tuscany. Twenty minutes driving will get you to Fort Lauderdale international airport or the beautiful beaches of Fort Lauderdale and Holllywood, Florida. What more could you want or need? This is truly paradise!

Winter Gardening in South Florida

One of the many joys of living in South Florida is the ability to grow your own veggies most of the year. Last year, my husband and I built a raised bed garden behind our garage.
The raised beds make tending the garden a pleasure. A nurseryman recommended a book to me called the Square Foot Garden. It is a fairly simple concept. The beds raised ten inches or so are easier to weed and take care of. The ideal width of the raised box is anywhere from 2-4 feet, depending if you have access to the whole perimeter. If you do have access four feet is great. If not two feet is the way to go. The logic being that your arms can generally only reach comfortably about 2 feet into the garden. Our garden gets morning sun and afternoon shade which is ideal. We have had great luck with many herbs and some veggies. Green beans, collards, arugula, sugar snap peas, beets, red leaf and green leaf lettuce, parsley, cilantro, oregano, garlic chives, rosemary, basil and lemon grass do very well in our garden. The Collards and arugula produce year round. The arugula will even grow wild in the yard if left alone. The rosemary, lemon grass, garlic chives, basil and oregano also produce year round. Our new favorite beverage is lemon grass tea..very refreshing. I hope you will experiment with your own raised bed garden. There are many benefits. It is a healthier, less expensive alternative to store bought food. It is great physical activity that the whole family can enjoy. It brings you joy to see the fruits of your labor. You will be getting the freshest food without the added pesticides or irradiation that a great deal of our food is exposed to. Happy gardening!

Learning Spanish a must in South Florida

Rosetta Stone V3: Spanish (Latin America) Level 1 with Audio Companion [OLD VERSION]Take it from me, a native New Englander with 4 years of high school spanish under my belt. You need Spanish to communicate effectively down here. Especially, if you dare venture into Miami. It is another world. I like diversity. This is not the problem. I just wish I had a better grip on this language. Rosetta Stone is coming to my rescue. Rosetta Stone has a great software program that can help you learn the Spanish language quickly and easily in the privacy of your own home..Fantastico!

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Technology makes some things so much I must venture to the mall to hablo espanol. Adios!