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January 2018

Found 24 blog entries for January 2018.

The moon is providing a rare triple treat this week.

On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon and a supermoon, but also a total lunar eclipse, all rolled into one. There hasn’t been a triple lineup like this since 1982 and the next won’t occur until 2037.

The eclipse will be visible best in the western half of the U.S. and Canada before the moon sets early Wednesday morning, and across the Pacific into Asia as the moon rises Wednesday night into Thursday.

The U.S. East Coast will be out of luck; the moon will be setting just as the eclipse gets started. Europe and most of Africa and South America also will pretty much miss the show.

A blue moon is the second full moon in a month. A supermoon is a particularly

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Spectacular lakefront executive pool home in the highly desirable, conveniently located and gated community of Deer Creek on Palmer Ranch. The well-designed split floor plan offers three bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths plus office and bonus room with long lake views on one of the best streets in the community. Custom upgrades throughout, including handsome dark maple flooring. The beautifully renovated island kitchen includes KitchenAid stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, tumbled marble backsplash, planning desk, under cabinet lighting, and flows easily to the breakfast room and family room, boasting a wood burning fireplace, all overlooking the sparkling pool and lake. Open the walls of plantation shutters and glass sliders to take full

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Inspired by beautiful Caribbean estates, this fabulous, custom-built, Lee Wetherington Signature home on Siesta Key’s Grand Canal is your perfect island getaway. Elevated and sited on an estate-sized double lot, relax on the front porch or back veranda to take full advantage of wonderful tropical views, botanical gardens, a winding paved driveway, and 93 feet along the natural, deep-boating waterway. Built with entertaining in mind, the foyer entry leads to a great room with wonderful bamboo floors, a gas fireplace with a coral stone mantel and a series of French doors leading to the screened porch and pool. The kitchen offers stainless steel appliances, pantry and breakfast bar and the separate dining room and service bar are perfect for entertaining

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When the weather gets chilly, sometimes nothing will do but a bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup. Here's a recipe from Taste of Home that is sure to help keep you warm!

Click here for recipe.

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Open Today from 1 to 4 pm! This is a beautiful 1,433-square-foot condominium in one of the best resorts on Siesta Key, Gulf & Bay Club. This two-bedroom, two-bath renovated residence is nicely appointed with plenty of room to live the island lifestyle. The well-planned kitchen has loads of storage space and an island, which is great for prepping and entertaining. The convenient inside utility room has a full-size washer and dryer and storage. Relax and enjoy views of the tropically landscaped grounds, lake, pool and amazing white sand beach and azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf & Bay Club is a Gulf-front, guard-gated community that is perfectly situated on the No.1 beach in the USA. Amenities include three heated pools, eight tennis courts, a

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Every December, Pantone selects its "Color of the Year." The color chosen for 2018 is a deep purple called Ultra Violet. Pantone says it chose this color because it conveys “originality and ingenuity, [and] is a distinctive and complex purple shade that fascinates and intrigues.”

The color is likely to make a big hit on fashion runways, but may be more difficult to incorporate when it comes to decorating.

To read more about Ultra Violet and how Pantone's selection process works, click here.

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Enjoy privacy and natural surroundings in this fabulous custom-designed Arthur Rutenberg home built by M. Pete McNabb. This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath home with office and lakefront bonus room offers more than 3,900 square feet and will not disappoint! Enter through double French doors into the large foyer with breathtaking views of the lake from nearly every room. Walls of glass and 10-foot ceilings create a seamless flow from indoor to outdoor living spaces. The large chef’s kitchen with prep island, butler's pantry, and a spacious open floor plan flows to the breakfast and family rooms providing abundant space for entertaining family and guests. The master suite with dressing area, two large walk-in closets and bay windows is your personal

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WalletHub has named the State of Florida the best place to retire in 2018. In order to identify the most retirement-friendly states, WalletHub compared the 50 states across three key dimensions: 1) Affordability, 2) Quality of Life and 3) Health Care. With its amazing year-round weather and access to beaches, it's no surprise our beloved Sunshine State scored high. 

To read more about WalletHub's study and to see how the other states ranked, click here.

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