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Monday, May 16, 2011

Online and saving money!

I learned something today... that shopping online, in some instances, can save you a ton of money. I had to find a usb converter cable and a 25' ethernet cable. Online, I found them at a substantially lower price than at the actual store. The converter online was $4.88 and in the store it was $19.99. The ethernet cable was $4.99 and in the store the cheapest was $20!

So the lesson learned is that this particular store stocks the more expensive items while they keep the less expensive items in some type of warehouse for those of us who don't need something right now. This store happens to be a huge discount marketplace.

Today, shopping in a store leads to buying on demand or by impulse and you'll end up paying huge amounts of money for what used to be called... shopping!

Next time you need something, check the internet first. This particular store offers FREE shipping as long as it's sent to the store for you to pick up. This is my first time ordering this way, so let's see how it goes. I'll update the story as it unfolds.

Note: I have noticed that the prices online fluctuate... the usb converter for example now has the price of $9.88 and just this morning it was $4.88! Now that's frustrating! Wonder what it will be in the morning? They are using products like commodities... now you know why I dislike corporate big dogs so much!

Friday, May 6, 2011

People of... Harmony, Florida

I'm putting together a magazine, like I did for Bay Hill in Orlando, about the people who make our communities strong. This issue is about the People of Harmony. Don't know where Harmony is? It's 8 miles east of St. Cloud right on 192 - Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway. If you've never been, take an afternoon and drive out there. Literally it takes less than 10 minutes to get there from St. Cloud.

It's noted for it's courage to step up to the plate for conservation living. From low lights, to using certain types of mulch around the homes, it's showing itself to be a model for green living. It's located, in what some believe, in the middle of nowhere... but in reality it's in the middle of everything! And with the new sports arena coming to the area, it's bound to become a hub all on it's own.

Advertising opportunities for this ONE time magazine are still available, so if you want to help the residents of Harmony and of Osceola County and S. Orlando, send me an email. This magazine is going to be an awesome reflection of the cool people who have picked Harmony to call home!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Got Healthy Food?

I was in Celebration today, walking the streets, meeting store owners, handing out notices about our Farm to Fork Dinner and was pleasantly surprised! I didn't get kicked out of one store! (Hey, I'm usually there trying to sell advertising... so being booted to the curb is a pretty normal thing for me). What I found, in contrary to my normal "NO" was a genuine interest in learning more about Osceola County Grown's endeavors of bringing farming back to the table so to speak.

I got into some pretty intense discussions about what's going on in our country... and in our state and I see that people are FED UP with the status quo! Yipee! More and more people are turning away from the norm  wanting to go back to the basics and especially in the arena of our food supply.

Are you coming to the Farm to Fork Dinner? It's going to be a fabulous evening of fellowship, great home grown foods, entertainment and education. Go to for all the details!