Tampa Bay Blog

Aug. 14, 2017

Once a Homeless Teen Mother in Tampa

If this story doesn't inspire you this morning you may need to go to the doctor's for a check up lol.  As I was surfing the web for a feel good story to share with you all I came across this article about a homeless teen and her journey right here in Tampa over 45 years ago.  Read all about her amazing journey and what her journey is still doing for our community today:


June 30, 2017

Going out to eat this weekend try something New!!

Here's a list of restaurants around Tampa Bay with Awesome Sandwiches :) Featured on TampaBayisAwesome.com

Such as this sandwich pictured here called the...


8 Awesome Tampa Bay Sandwiches

June 29, 2017

I have a simple question to ask you???

Everyday try your best to do something for someone else.  All day were doing things or thinking of doing things for ourselves to better our own future which is not wrong but the bible says "It is more blessed to give than to receive." Acts 20:35  If we spread joy and happiness to others especially a complete stranger they will no longer feel like a stranger.  Lets breakdown these walls of fear in our communities by asking ourselves the simple question MLK Jr asked: "What are you doing for others?"

June 28, 2017

July 4th Pet Safety Tips :)

June 26, 2017

Tampa Bay Summer Concert Series!

Rock The Yacht Summer Concert Series

The first voyage of the Summer for the Rock the Yacht concert series set sail out of Channelside on Saturday night from 10 pm till 1230 pm w/ the Reggae band IMPULSE!!  Bringing the sounds and flavors of the Caribbean Islands to Tampa Bay it was an amazing experience we danced the night away:)  Click on the Rock the Yacht Summer Concert Series link above to check out the Starship Yacht website to see all the performances throughout the Summer the next one is July 1st which will be a DJ Dance Party w/ DJ FRESH!


June 21, 2017

21 Awesome Things About Downtown Tampa

Downtown Tampa has quickly been shocked back to life over the past year or two!  From the construction of the Riverwalk around the waterfront of the city which is continuing to grow up the Hillsborough river.  Curtis Hixon Park is a prime venue for concerts, festivals, yoga, dog park or a family/friends picnic.  Take a dinner Cruise or party the night away on the Star Ship Yacht!!  Downtown public transportation options have grown from the Street Car Trolley to the Street Car looking Pirate Water Taxi service there's now multiply ways to get around the city and see it from different view points by land and sea:)  To more hotels, restaurants, and businesses coming back to downtown it's hard to keep up with all the action.  For all the details on the downtown development Check out TampaBayisAwesome.com

Here's a link to a feature page from TampaBayisAwesome.com called:

21 Awesome Things About Downtown Tampa

We truly have a Beautiful City!! Tampa Bay is Awesome will help you become more active in your community :)

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June 20, 2017

Kupcake Kidz

Today a young entrepreneur by the name of Noah came into my office with cupcakes for sale.  He asked "would you guys like to buy a cupcake they are homemade by me, my sister, my brother and my Mom we're starting a baking business called the Kupcake Kidz."  Their goal is to save the money to one day open a family cupcake shop.  At his age I was running in the yard with no direction in mind LOL so you could only imagine how amazed I was by his passion for starting this business and most importantly the cupcakes were delicious!!  I told him I'd do whatever I could to help promote the family business on my social media sites so check out the Kupcake Kidz they started this page on Facebook providing contact information w/ more to come as they have recently relocated to the Brandon Florida area.  If your looking to order some cupcakes give them a call and help support there dream :)  




March 7, 2017

Scam alert: Fake Realtor board targets Fla. members

The "Florida Board of Realtors"SCAM LETTER does not exist, but Florida Realtors members have been receiving a "Final Notice" bill from them in the mail, saying their real estate licenses are in jeopardy. Complaints have come into Florida Realtors from all parts of the state.

"It's a scam," says Margy Grant, general counsel for Florida Realtors. "And it's not a simple scam. High-tech criminals put a great deal of work and planning into this."

The form comes with a threat: "Failure to respond with your 2017 Agent Board Listing may lead to closure of board listing. Response required to be included in the Agency listing."

The scam came to light over the past two days when agents, brokers and association executives started calling Florida Realtors. Many submitted copies of a letter that appears legitimate. The "Make check payable to:" address appears to be a post office in Deerfield Beach, Fla.

The letter also includes a website, www.floridaboardofrealtors.org. The website not only appears legitimate, it's very professional. However, most of the links don't work. Blogs in their "archive" appear to stretch back a few years, for example, but no content comes up when you click. The same is true for many other links.

"For now, members should ignore these demand letters, and we ask brokers and agents to spread this message to everyone working in the Florida real estate industry," says Grant. "Florida Realtors is still investigating and in contact with Florida authorities. It's now also in front of the Senior Assistant Attorney General in the Economic Crimes section in Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi's office.

"Be vigilant. Be safe. And tell everyone you know," says Grant. "Criminals created a truly impressive fake website, sent a complex fake letter and successfully alarmed Realtors across the state."

We've posted this information on the My Florida Regional MLS Facebook page and encourage you to share this information with your Realtor® colleagues. Click here to share the post.

Jan. 31, 2017

National Salute to Veteran Patient Week Feb 13-17

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As part of National Salute to Veteran Patient Week Feb 13-17.  The James A. Haley VA (JAHVA) Office of Volunteer Services is sponsoring the event to provide Veterans outreach.


Name of event: National Salute Week: Cookout and Health Fair for Homeless Veterans


Location / address of event: VA Homeless clinic at 10770 N 46th St, Tampa, FL 33617

The event will be setup in the field on the right hand side immediately after turning into the clinic parking area.


Date:  Friday, February 17, 2017.
Time: Setup at 10 am, event is 11 am- 2 pm
Service Request: Tables/Tents relevant to needs of Homeless Veterans!

Feel free to share with your friends and families.    


How you can help support this event.


·        Participate at the event.   Distribute donated items to cookout participants.


·       Solicit donations for distribution.   Anything that will assist homeless veterans exist, then live…. then thrive.  Some suggestions.

o   Products:  Deodorant, Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Body Wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, combs, powder, Q-Tips, towels, hand sanitizer, wet wipes. Travel Coffee Mugs, Band Aids, lip balm, sunscreen, nail clippers, shaving creamfeminie hygene products

o   Clothing (Women and Men), Socks, long johns, shirts, pants, underwear, blankets.

o   Food – Snacks, granola bars, trail mix, beef jerky, bottled water

o   Other:  Books, games, cards, sewing kits, tissues, batteries (AAA, AA, D), flashlights, Reading glasses (cheaters), backpacks

o   You can also seek donations from outside organizations that you or family members are affiliated with or your neighborhood.




Let’s assist homeless veterans to exist, then live…. then thrive!!!



Thanks for your support!  I hope that some of you are interested in donating or participating.

Jan. 19, 2017

Here's our newest webpage for all your New Construction Homes, Designs and Builders in Apollo Beach!!

Here's our newest webpage for all your New Construction Homes, Designs and Builders in Apollo Beach:)