Issuu on Google+

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013

1


Fall in Love with Fall... F

all is finally upon us here in Trinity. We are lucky enough to have a line up of fall festivities to keep the whole family busy! From pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and corn mazes, Trinity is a wonderful place to be. Be sure to check out our staff ’s picks of great fall movies as well as the recipe to a tasty treat to eat while watching them! Fall Flicks For the Family It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Rated: NR, 25 Min. Join the Peanuts gang and enjoy Halloween as a family.

2

Fall Issue 2013

Young Frankenstein Rated: PG, 106 Min Bring this classic Mel Brooks film back from the dead for the whole family to watch.

The Addams Family Rated: PG-13, 99 Min Ba-da-da-dum! It is time to show your family they are not nearly as crazy as they think they are!

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds Prep Time: 10 Min Cook Time: 35 Min After you gut your pumpkin for a jack-o-latern, don’t throw the seeds out! Instead, make this simple recipe for Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

1. Rinse and separate the seeds from everything else. 2. Measure the seeds and put in a medium saucepan. Add 2 cups of water and 1 Tbs of salt in the pan for every ½ cup of seeds. Bring to a boil and let it simmer for 10 min. Remove from heat and drain. 3. Pre-heat the oven to 400°F. Coat the botom of a roasting pan with about a Tbs of olive oil. Spread the seeds in a single layer and bake on the top rack until the seeds begin to brown, about 5-20 minutes depending on seed size. 4. Let the pumpkin seeds cool on a rack all the way before eating.

Pumpkin Patches First United Methodist Church From October 17-31, the Pumpkin Patch will be open Mon-Sat from Noon- 8PM and Sundays Noon6PM. Pumpkins for every budget. Family, neighbors, pets, and friends are welcome for photos under our picturesque oak trees. 5901 Indiana Ave.

Corn Mazes Fox Squirrel Corn Maze Every Saturday and Sun from October 12 - November 3rd. Fun for the entire family to try out. Enjoy a hayride, pumpkins, games, pony rides, petting zoo, butteryfly experience and more. Open 10AM-5PM. Ages 3-17 are $9. 18 and older $10. Under 2 are free. 3002 Charlie Taylor Rd, Plant City, FL Sweetfields Fall Maze Open weekends starting September 28th. Find your way through a corn maze, take a hayride, and enjoy fall activities. Tickets are $8.50 for 12 or older, $4.50 for 3-11, and free for 2 and under. Located Sweetfields Farm 17250 Benes Roush Rd., Masaryktown, FL 34604.

Hocus Pocus Rated: PG, 96 Min When 300 year old witches come back to life, how can Max save the town, and his sister, with only the help of a cat?

Fall Festivals

Fright Fests

7th Annual Pasco Kids First Family Fun Day On Saturday, November 2nd, this event will be held at Sims Park, New Port Richey, this year’s event will include a Family Fitness Walk around Orange Lake, games, arts & crafts, vendors, inflatbles, and music. Family Fun Day is to provide a fun and safe environment for families to particpate in. $2 All you can play all day wristbands.

Haunted Forest. Join us for our annual Haunted Forest in the North Anclote River Nature Park. Take a scary ride to the beginning of the trail where you are dropped off to attempt navigating the frightening and dark woods. We will bring you back to the parking lot but be careful of the van ride back. Just when you think it’s over, it’s not. Dates for the Haunted Forest are October 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th and 26th. Send the kids from 6:30-7:30pm, and the adults from 7:30-9:30pm. Admission - $5.

Kiddy Up Ranch Annual Fall Festival Hoedown Come on down to the Kiddy Up Ranch for some FREE fall fun. With pony rides, hay rides, a mechanical bull, food and live music, this is an evening of fun you will not want to miss! Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 3PM9PM at 10740 Brian Lane, New Port Richey, FL.

Haunted House on 41 Put on by Pasco County Parks and Recreation, it will be held at Land O’ Lakes Community Center. October 25 & 26 from 7:30PM-10 PM. $1 a person.

Did You Know...Thanksgiving Was Meant to Be a Fast? Thanksgiving was initially meant to be a fast, not a feast. The devout settlers at Plymouth Rock mostly recognized “giving of thanks” in the form of prayer and abstaining from food. But the Wampanoag Indians, who joined the pilgrims for their 3-day celebration, contributed their own harvest traditions — dancing, games and feasting — from their ancient festival, Nickommoh, meaning “to give away” or “exchange.”

Casper Rated: PG, 100 Min Casper the friendly ghost tries to help out a paranormal expert and his daughter in a haunted house.

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Monsters, Inc Rated: G, 92 Min A fun new spin on monsters in your closet! Kids and adults of all ages can enjoy the layers of humor in this movie.

Fall Issue2013

3


Directory Accounting Unbehagen Advisors......................32 Administrative Services Anything Office..............................33 Advertising It’s Your Home Magazine.......... 6, 23 Topaz Marketing Group........... 6, 33 Air Conditioning Best Services A/C...........................29 Apartment Living Trinity Club Apartments...............28 Attorneys-Personal Injury Andreopoulous Law Firm.............33 Law Office of Charles S. Philips....34 Bakery/Sweets Sugardarlings Cones & Cupcakes....11 Business Groups Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce.......................................36 West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.......................................36 Business & Life Coach Rose DeNaro...................................34 Cleaning Service Donna’s Cleaning Service..............25 Computer Repair Cudixs..............................................33 Dentist David W. Dempsey, D.D.S.............13 Family Entertainment Jungle Bounce.................................46 Congo River Golf............................46 Gift Shops Karen’s Gifts.....................................23 Golf Seven Springs Golf & Country Club........................... 40, 42

4

Fall Issue 2013

OF HOMETOWN PROFESSIONALS

Hair Salons & Nails Aquaterra Salon & Spa...................11 Cabelo Salon Inc...........................5, 7 It’s All About Me Salon..................12 Health & Nutrition Better Back Store............................18 Homecare Services Home Helpers.................................16 Interior Design Magical Interiors By Melody.........23 Jewelers DeLuca’s Fine Jewelry....................10 Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Center................23 Movers Two Men And A Truck..................23 Music Lessons Music Matters.................................45 Nail Salons Amber Nails....................................11 Pet Grooming & Boutique Paw Wash Plus................................47 Photographers Acotto Images.................................12 Physicians-Family Medicine Florida Wellness & Rehab.............17 Physicians-General Surgery Dr. Keith G. Chisholm...................16 Physicians-Podiatry Dr. James V. Stelnicki.....................18 Physicians-Gynecology Dr. Robert L. Smith........................17 Physician-Internal Medicine Dr. Jordan T. Young........................17 Physicians-Optometry Dr. Sandra Stroud...........................16

Picture Framing Picture Perfect.................................26 Plumbing Contractor Pete’s Certified Plumbing..............26 Pool Contractor Posh Pools of Florida, Inc..............22 Real Estate Debbie Dawson ReMax Advantage................... 24, 48 Mary Archie, Florida Luxury Realty....................23 Jim Blandford Florida Luxury Realty....................27 Lennar Homes................................19 Restaurants Dimitri’s On the Water..................43 The Grille of Fox Hollow Club......44 Honey Baked Ham.........................42 Seven Springs Golf & Country Club............................. 5, 40 Zen Forrest......................................42 Zim Zari’s.........................................41 Roofing Contractors Arry’s Roofing.................................30 Roofing and Exterior Cleaning Hammerhead Roofing............ 20, 21 Storage Facilities Seven Springs Self Storage.............26 Tile & Flooring Home & Tile Renovations of FL...26 Upholsterer Sunshine Upholstery......................28 Veterinarians Animal Care Center of Pasco........47

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Style BEAUTY

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013

5


We Serve Trinity, New Port Richey, Odessa, Holiday, Tarpon Springs, East Lake, Palm Harbor & Neighboring Communities 23-Volume 4 Issue 6

Back To School Issue

Publisher And Marketing Director

Debbie Dawson

Administrative Director Cindy Petika

Creative Director Katie Archambeault

Layout & Design Director Nghiem Tran

Editorial Director Debra Taylor

Contributing writers Local Stars Helena Trangata Defy Aging Barbara Marville-Kelly & Dennis Kelly Money Matters Todd Unbehagen Taylor Made To a Tee Debra Taylor Tee Tech Talk Nghiem Tran Art & Your Home Katie Archambeault Time For Wine Diana Jerome Your Hometown Realtor Debbie Dawson Media Marketing/ Advertising

Charity/Foundation Director

Photographer

Intern Matthew Conover

Debra Taylor

Acotto Images

Kristin Vogt-Wilson

Social media

Topaz Marketing Group, Inc.

Advertise With Us! To request a Media Kit: Call 727.709.9541 E-Mail: Advertising@ItsYourHomeMagazine.com Submit a Story or Press Release

Do you have a story or any upcoming event you would like to share? Email info in 250 words or less to:

Editor@ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

And your story may be published in an upcoming issue of IT’S YOUR HOME Magazine Visit Our Digital Online Version of IT’S YOUR HOME Magazine at: www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com Phone: 727.709.9541 Fax: 727.264.6194

IT’S YOUR HOME Magazine is published in print and online eight times per year with news and advertising designed exclusively for the residents of our community. Copies are distributed via direct mail, and distributed throughout the community in Tampa Bay, FL. No reproduction or transmission of ads, editorials, pictorials, digital or print advertising and/ or design content in any form of this publication are allowed without publisher consent. All rights reserved © 2010.

6

Fall Issue 2013

Mailing Address: 2334 Mountain Ash Way New Port Richey, FL 34655

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


HometownSTORY

Beauty Begins in Trinity and Never Ends at

Cabelo Salon

When Nicole Mirable opened her salon more than six years ago in Trinity, her vision was to create an upscale experience, pampering her clients in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere, operated by talented, well-educated stylists. Her vision soon manifested into the amazing Cabelo Salon! “I am in awe every day when I see my team creating and growing personally and professionally. Everyone brings their own talent and personality to make Cabelo what it is. It is very unique to find a group of people that jive so well together. Also, this is such a fun and energizing industry, we experience different things every day, which keeps us on our toes and very motivated,” Nicole explains. The luxurious Cabelo Salon is a haven of bliss to thousands of residents in the affluent Trinity community. Nicole’s team of stylists specializes in women’s hair design, including beautiful color options, trendy extensions and formal up-dos. Cabelo Salon also provides their clients nails, Swedish, sports, and therapeutic massage. Plus, men and children are welcome, too! The Cabelo family is made up of numerous s t y l i s t s , masseuses, nail technicians, estheticians and cosmetologists. Each takes e x t r e m e pride in their profession, attending

continuing education classes, seminars, hair shows, and more. This allows them to stay current with fashionable styles and techniques, so they confidently serve their clients and transform their look into exactly what is desired. “There is nothing better than walking out of the salon with a big smile, gorgeous hairstyle, or freshly manicured nails. We strive to provide that. All services are going to be above and beyond our guests’ expectations.” Nicole continued, “Teamwork is our most valuable asset which ensures our clients are always number one. We share a constant desire for knowledge. We have stylists who have attended many specialty schools, including but not limited to: Aveda Institute, Vidal Sassoon Cutting Academy and Goldwell Master Color Academy. These skills flow throughout the entire salon, and we are committed to sharing our knowledge with each other.” This team does more than aesthetically beautify men, women and children in Trinity. With a survivor on staff, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is near and dear to their hearts. Moreover, all local organizations are important to the Cabelo family, and they actively support them and area schools whenever possible to make a positive impact in strengthening the community. Although they regularly receive compliments from their guests for their coffee and wine offerings, Nicole recalls two of the most memorable comments which included “This is the best I’ve ever felt,” and “I love my color and cut!” A resident of Trinity for 14 years, Nicole is a passionate, hard-working mother, aside from managing Cabelo Salon. She finds it incredibly rewarding and she is grateful to serve her family, her friends, her neighbors and her community! Cabelo Salon is located at 10720 SR 54, in the Trinity Village Center plaza at Duck Slough in Trinity. To schedule your well-deserved pampering by the multi-talented team at Cabelo Salon, call 727-372-5555, or go online to www.cabelosalontrinity.com.

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013

7


07

Learn more about Nicole Mirable and her Salon, Cabelo.

Be Sure to Check Out

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

& Enter Contests to Win Prizes!

02

11 14

Fall in Love with Fall! Check out fall events, ideas, and movies.

Aquaterra is now doing Bio Seaweed Gel Nails. Read about this new trend. Breast Cancer Awareness. Paula O’Neil’s fight against cancer.

In Every Issue Directory of Professionals............4 Hometown Story........................... 7 Homemade Recipe........................9 Defy Aging................................... 16 Hometown Realtor......................24 Art & Your Home........................27 Local Stars ...................................29 Tech Talk......................................31 Money Matters.............................32 Dear Rose.....................................34 Taylor Made To A Tee.................35 Community Events................ 40-41 Mystery Diner..............................41

21

Hammerhead Softwash They do more than roofs you know.

O’Neil with her friend Will Weatherford, Speaker of the House.

18

The Better Back Store’s Zero Gravity Chair has got us floored.

8

Fall Issue 2013

34 43 44 38

Welcome Rose DeNaro! Making your dreams reality. Five simple steps to help avoid Holiday weight gain. Check out The Grill at Fox Hollow Golf Club.

Find out about our own Wildlife Survival Sanctuary.

28 31

Sunshine Upholstery has the latest styles in interior design.

Have you been to one of our Cash Mobs? Find out where we strike next. For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013

9


Editors LETTER So Thankful This Fall... The Holidays are just around the corner. All the fall festivities are now in full swing. It’s time for pumpkin picking and apple cider. We’ll accompany our children as they trick or treat and enjoy spook-tacular good times. Fall fills the air as we watch the little ones run house to house in their cute and scary little costumes squealing with delight filling their bags with mounds of sugary treats! Then, in a snap, we will all gather in celebration of Thanksgiving and gratitude. Melody Beattie says it well, “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Please shop local, the businesses within these pages have made a commitment to you to offer great products and services and are grateful for your loyalty and patronage. IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine continues to connect our readers to our local businesses in an effort to promote a thriving, economically viable and closeknit community. Your Family. Your Community. Your Life…IT’s YOUR HOME! Have a Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving! Debbie Dawson

Debbie@ForTheLocalBusiness.com

Take your business to the next level of ADVERTISING with IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine! PRINT, ONLINE and SOCIAL MEDIA INTERACTIVE – all included in one low price! Promote your business in print and from our digital online version via Email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & more. advertising@ITsYourHomeMagazine.com 727-709-9541 Follow us on Facebook

10 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


StyleBEAUTY Bio Seaweed Gel Nails, Genuinely from Beginning to End, Only at Aquaterra Salon and Spa Bio Seaweed Gel (BSG) will never compromise health for beauty. All products are formaldehyde, toluene, DPB and BHA free. BSG promotes zero dehydration, weakening, or staining of the natural nail. This is a healthier nail choice! Bio Seaweed Gel comes in a builder gel for enhancements or an overlay to ones natural nail. BSG comes in a wide variety of colors. Other nail services include manicures, pedicures, acrylics, shellac and paraffin wax dips. Aquaterra Salon & Spa | 3128 Little Road, Trinity | 727-372-8676 www.AquaterraSalon.com

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 11


Style BEAUTY

8 Steps to a Whiter, Healthier Smile (No cost methods)

1. Pep up your routine. After you’ve applied toothpaste, add a little baking soda on top. 2. Avoid acidic foods such as coffee, soda, and red wine. But if you must have them…

3. Try swishing water in your mouth for about 30 seconds immediately afterword – it can help keep stains from setting in your teeth!

(Low Cost Methods) 4. Invest in whitening toothpaste. Then intensify the results by using number 1 with your new toothpaste! 5. Use lipsticks that have a blue base – Think deep, rich reds or berries. Avoid corals or orange-based lipsticks which can make your teeth look yellow! 6. Go nuts! Crispy or crunchy foods – like nuts and apples- can help scrape off plaque as you are chewing.

(Investment Methods) 7. Whitening strips. For a little over $20 and thirty minutes a day – You’ll be smiling in no time. 8. Go to your Dentist! While it may run you a pretty penny, it is a guaranteed method to getting natural looking results.

IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU AT IT’S ALL ABOUT ME SALON! Catering to their clients’ needs is of the utmost Importance to President, Christin Altman, stylists, Erica Althauser, Rebecca Loya and Farrah Allen. Brazilian keratin treatments, waxing, hair color, highlights and lo-lights are just a few of their specialties. Located at 42074 US Hwy 19 N, in Tarpon Springs, It’s All About Me Salon is open late hours to accommodate busy schedules, and they always have fun, no matter what services are rendered! It will soon be possible to schedule an appointment online at itsallaboutme.com. Until then, call 727-946-3047.

12 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 13


Why We Wear Pink

...And Why You Should Too

According the the American Cancer Society, there will be 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer, 64,640 new cases of carcinoma in situ, and 39,620 deaths from breast cancer this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women. With daunting odds like these, it is now more important than ever for women to educate themselves on how to prevent, detect, and fight this disease. We wear pink to remember. We wear pink to bring awareness. And we wear pink to fight breast cancer. Paula O’Neil has to wear pink to fight like a girl.

“While I cannot always choose my circumstances, I can always choose happiness.” - Paula O’Neil A year ago, O’Neil had found a lump in her breast. It did not seem to be a big concern, possibly just fibrocystic, but the gynecologist wanted to have it checked again. “Early detection is very important. My cancer was diagnosed at State 2 and I am fortunate that I will be able to celebrate many more birthdays,” O’Neil says. Since that diagnosis, O’Neil has had two surgeries; a mastectomy and the start of reconstruction. She started chemotherapy in August and this fourth treatment – scheduled October 15th – is set to be her last. Starting chemotherapy had been a low point during her battle, but she realized that, “if it was important to [her] medical team for that ‘insurance’ against any random cancer cells hanging out in my body, it was important to me.” That strong, positive outlook on life came from her mother, who had also been diagnosed with breast cancer and passed away in 1989 from other medical complications. O’Neil’s inner strength comes from her faith. “I know He is in control and God has a plan,” O’Neil says. “Every person’s battle is individual...There are many survivors and fighters who have

14 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Show Your Support

Reduce Your Risk

Procedes from pink ribbon purchases help fund research and free mammograms to women in need.

The Mayo Clinic listed these easy 7 steps that can cut your risk of developing breast cancer

1

2

3

1. Limit alcohol. The more alcohol you drink, the greater your risk of developing breast cancer. If you choose to drink alcohol — including beer, wine or liquor — limit yourself to no more than one drink a day.

4

5

6

2. Don’t smoke. Accumulating evidence suggests a link between smoking and breast cancer risk, particularly in premenopausal women. In addition, not smoking is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. 3. Control your weight. Being overweight or obese increases the risk of breast cancer. This is especially true if obesity occurs later in life, particularly after menopause.

1. I am a Survivor Tee, ($20.00, Warriorsinpink.ford.com) $9.60 donation with purchase. 2. Philosophy Shower for the Cure, ($20, Philosophy.com) 100% of the proceeds to women’s cancer research. 3. Circle of Hope Scarf, ($34.00, warriorsinpink. ford.com) $24.70 donation with purchase. 4. Avon Foundation Rose Zippered Case, ($5, Avon) with 100% of net profits ($2.98) donated to the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade. 5. Nike Tampa Bay Buccaneers Women’s Breast Cancer Awareness Team V-Neck T-Shirt - Anthracite, ($27.95, nflshop.com) 6. OPI Pink of Hearts Limited Edition, ($15.95, Ulta.com) OPI will donate $25,000 to Susan G. Komen and $5,000 to Rethink Breast Cancer in Canada.

paved the path to better health – cancer is a word, not a sentence. While I cannot always choose my circumstances, I can always choose happiness.” Not only does O’Neil choose to be happy, she chooses to fight. “Our Clerks for a Cure Team raises money all year in support of the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and Relay for Life,” States O’Neil. She goes on to list all of the events her team has hosted so far this year: Bingo, Bowling, a Shopping Extravaganza, and the Golf Scramble. They will be at Making Stride Against Breast Cancer on October 19th at The Shops at Wiregrass. O’Neil had been active with Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for many years prior to her diagnosis. “I am impressed with the amount of fundraising that stays in the local area for help with our friends and neighbors.” She is also a member of the Pink Army. The Pink Army’s website states they are, “enlisting an army of individuals to help us create greater awareness about the life-saving benefits of annual mammograms and early detection, all while having a great

time with people we love.” Love and support is the greatest gift you can give someone battling breast cancer. “The outpouring of support for me has been amazing and I could never begin to describe how meaningful each car and email has been to me,” says O’Neil. “It has been great to hear from women who want to know how the cancer was discovered and to know that they decided to get mammograms on areas that had been suspicious.” The American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40 and above to have an annual mammogram. If you have a history of breast cancer in your family, yearly testing should begin at age 35. You can schedule your mammogram online at jointhepinkarmy.com. Paula O’Neil put it best, “The earlier cancer is detected, the easier it can be treated.”

“Fourty percent of diagnosed breasts are detected by women who feel a lump...”

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

4. Be physically active. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight, which, in turn, helps prevent breast cancer. For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity weekly, plus strength training at least twice a week. 5. Breast-feed. Breast-feeding may play a role in breast cancer prevention. The longer you breastfeed, the greater the protective effect. 6. Limit dose and duration of hormone therapy. Combination hormone therapy for more than three to five years increases the risk of breast cancer. If you’re taking hormone therapy for menopausal symptoms, ask your doctor about other options. You may be able to manage your symptoms with nonhormonal therapies, such as physical activity. If you decide that the benefits of short-term hormone therapy outweigh the risks, use the lowest dose that works for you. 7. Avoid exposure to radiation and environmental pollution. Medical-imaging methods, such as computerized tomography, use high doses of radiation, which have been linked with breast cancer risk. Reduce your exposure by having such tests only when absolutely necessary. While more studies are needed, some research suggests a link between breast cancer and exposure to the chemicals found in some workplaces, gasoline fumes and vehicle exhaust.

- Johns Hopkins Medical

Fall Issue2013 15


Dance L.I.F.E

(Love, Inspire, Forgive, Enlighten) Fall is a great time for Thanksgiving and gratitude, but it is also an excellent time to pre-access for the New Year and new beginnings. What has worked and what has not? Do you need a “blueprint for change” as a jumpstart to personal awareness, growth and development? Or do you simply keep moving forward with the present plan of action? It all comes back to Y-O-U! People are constantly seeking the “holy grail” to happiness! “We have a thirst and a hunger of the mind, which asks for the knowledge of all around us, and the more we gain, the more we desire; the more we see, the more we are capable of seeing,” according to Maria Mitchell. Even deeper, we have a hunger of the heart. When we have reached a superior consciousness, and we know what we know, when we know it, it is in this truth, living a “heart centered life”, that we do not need validation by anyone on this planet! PERCEPTION can be everything for starters, but the heart wins in the end, because it knows truth. Our mantra, “Dance L.I.F.E.,” is one that - when followed and mastered on a consistent basis - can and will change lives for the better forever…little by little, one step

ElEgant EyEwEar at Precision Optical

at a time. Inch by inch is a cinch. Yard by yard is hard! The human body, mind and spirit are miracles, and when everything is dancing in perfect harmony, it creates a musical masterpiece of health, wellness, abundance, prosperity, joy, bliss, love, and the ultimate satisfaction of the authentic human spirit, one’s soul! The principle concept of “Dance L.I.F.E.,” is to Love, Inspire, Forgive & Enlighten. This is the best formula we have conceptualized and developed as Master L.I.F.E. Coaches, and we have been divinely guided through the process to pass it along what is known to be tried and true proven principles, techniques and formulas. We all have the gift of divine intelligence through God’s universal laws of attraction, if we will just get out of our own way, and “Dance L.I.F.E!” For more information about L.I.F.E. enlightenment, classes, and speaking events, call 727-945-9223. Remember: It only takes one person, to make a difference in the world, one heart at a time, one ”L.I.F.E. Dance” at a time. That person could be YOU!

Dr. Sandra Stroud

Board Certified Optometric Physician

New Walmart Plaza 41272 U.S. 19 North CALL TODAY TO Tarpon Springs (U.S. 19 & Tarpon Ave) SCHEDULE YOUR EYE EXAM 727-937-6551

Come see our new frames by Guess and Harley-Davidson We Accept Most Insurances

16 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


HealthFITNESS

Raspberry-Avocado Smoothie From EatingWell.com

Makes: 2 servings Active Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted • 3/4 cup orange juice • 3/4 cup raspberry juice • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries, (not thawed)

Preparation • Puree avocado, orange juice, raspberry juice and raspberries in a blender until smooth.

Lic# MM28929

Nutrition Per serving: 249 calories; 14 g fat ( 2 g sat , 9 g mono ); 0 mg cholesterol; 32 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 3 g protein; 7g fiber; 14 mg sodium; 625 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C, fiber, folate, potassium. Carbohydrate Servings: 1 1/2 Exchanges: 1 1/2 fruit, 2 fat

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 17


HealthFITNESS

Perfect Chair Zero-Gravity is Real Science, but it Feels like Magic This industry-leading chair looks, works and feels amazing. Building on its elegant form and zero-gravity seating position that physicians recommend as the healthiest way to sit, they incorporated several improvements, including brushed aluminum leg accents, a sleek pad design, dual-position “HD” lumbar support and easy-touch smooth recline motion. Sit back and relax, this stunning evolution is a wellness and style revolution. Everybody talks about zero-gravity in their seating products. But at Human Touch, they lead the industry with innovative research that makes it possible to actually see and feel how the ZeroGravity Perfect Chair relieves stress. “As the Perfect Chair reclines, the muscles instantaneously start relaxing. When the chair reaches neutral posture there is a huge reduction in the state of muscle irritation, establishing objectively that the Perfect Chair promotes spinal health.”

Stop by and give it a try! The Better Back Store is located at 4018 Little Rd. in New Port Richey. Visit www. TheBetterBackStore.net for more information, or to order online. To speak with Theresa or Laurie directly about your specific needs, call 727-848-BACK (2225).

Diabetic Shoes Reimbursable by Medicare

PAIN RELIEF

Total Foot, Ankle , Knee & Leg Care

Get Back On Your Feet Your Walk Of Life Shouldn't Be a Painful One Immediate Attention for Emergency Injuries

The Foot & Leg Specialty Center 6543 North Madison Street • New Port Richey, Florida 34652

(727) 842-9504

www.FootLegSpecialty.com

Dr. James V. Stelnicki, D.P.M. Board Certified American Board of Multiple Specialties Podiatry American Board of Quality Assurance & Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. Dr. Linda Kaplan, D.P.M.

18 Fall Issue 2013

GENERAL & DIABETIC FOOT CARE Wound & Ulcer Care • Broken Bones • Ankle Sprains BONE & JOINT DISORDERS Heel Spurs • Bunions • Hammer Toes • Bone Spurs SKIN DISORDERS Fungal Infections • Cracks • Dermatitis • Blisters Growths • Corns CIRCULATION DISORDERS Numbness • Tingling • Burning • Swelling TOENAIL PROBLEMS Ingrown Nails • Fungal Infections We offer a conservative approach to your care to keep you on your feet ~ surgery is always the last option!

Over 38 years of experience MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED INCLUDING MEDICARE

Neuropathy Testing Circulation Testing Nerve Conduction Studies

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 19


20 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


HomeLIVING From Sidewalks to Rooftops, Hammerhead Roof & Structure Softwash Has You Covered! Owner, Joe Marchiselli, has paved the way to clean surroundings with a SoftWash System™ that eliminates dirt, stains, mold, and algae that may be destroying the aesthetic appearance and structural integrity of your roof and your home. Did you know that those stains may represent a type of algae that feeds on the filler between asphalt shingles? Not only does the algae create a nasty, black appearance as it destroys your roof, according to Hammerhead’s website, the “algae dislodges the granules that protect and give color to your shingles and reduces the lifespan of your roof.” If that’s not scary enough, this fungal infestation can do more damage after pressure washing. Pressure washing will further spread the fungal spores throughout the area in question, causing even more problems in the future. The SoftWash System™ uses a mix of biodegradable ‘mildewcides’, algaecides, soaps and low-pressure pumps for a deep clean that kills 100% of the algae without damaging your roof or your structural exterior,” Joe explains. “Unlike pressure washing we pump from a 12volt system. This means there is no damage from over use of pressure. Our Surfactant lasts up to 6 times longer than pressure washing and comes with a 5-year warranty. Plus, we avoid walking roofs as much as possible, especially barrel tiles,” Joe added.

follow all regulations set forth by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA). You can rest assured that all Hammerhead employees have passed a thorough criminal background check and been approved by Ask the Seal, and have received the “Seal of Approval” before being issued photo identification. This insures that you can trust our team members on your property or in your home or office!

Above: The difference a good cleaning can do for you! Below: Joe Marchiselli Hammerhead Roof & Structure Softwash Hammerhead Roof & Structure Softwash servicesworks to inform people on the benefits of is located at 3152 Little Rd, #213, include cleaning pool decks & cages, sidewalks,SoftWash System™ Trinity. To schedule a FREE in-home or driveways, pavers, fences, residential & commercial in-office estimate, call 800-700-4140. exteriors, mobile home exteriors, decks, docks, playground Learn more about this exclusive Softwash system by visiting equipment and more! hammerheadsoftwash.com, or email info@hammerheadsoftwash. com. Become a fan on Facebook at Hammerhead Roof & Exterior SoftWash Systems™ maintains a 50-point checklist for franchisees Cleaning, or follow them on Twitter: Hammerhead Softwash@ and employees that includes standards of excellence in Hammerhead_wash. professionalism, equipment usage and maintenance, chemical handling & applications, safety, and education. Throughout this extensive list, employees are encouraged to stay current and

Another Happy Roof ! “I’m glad that Chris recommended your company to do the work. I am extremely impressed with the professionalism you and your crew exhibited, not only the cleaning phase; but, also in your communications with me. I don’t know any other company that would go the extra mile for their customer like you did. I will be happy to recommend you to everyone I know that needs your services. (Not just tile roofs, shingles, too).” Thanks, Joe Lagana www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 21


• ALL TYPES OF POOL RESURFACING • MARCITE, QUARTZ AGGREGATE, PEBBLE FINISH • ALL TYPES OF POOL DECK REFINISHING • THIN DEX PAVERS AND COPING • TRAVERTINE MARBLE • LICENSED & INSURED • COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL • LIC# RP252554907

www.PoshPools.com

22 Fall Issue 2013

• PROJECT DESIGN & CONSULTATION

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Home LIVING

WATER FRONT Sea Forest of Gulf Harbors | Overlooks Water Way to the Gulf Lovely 5 Bedroom Home with 3 Full Baths. Heated Pool with Deck and New Pavers. 16,000 lb. Boat Lift. Direct Access to the Gulf of Mexico, No Bridges. All New Oak Flooring & Stairs, Stained Glass Foyer Entry, Large Formal Living Room with Wood Fire Place, Full Custom Wet Bar with All Oak Trim in Family Room. Lush Landscaped Yard, Park Like Setting. Circular Driveway, 2 Car Oversized Garage & So Much More. Pride of Ownership! Only $489,000 Please give Mary B. Archie a call today, 727-514-2596 or email Mbarchie1@gmail.com.

Moving Forward MovingPeople People Forward Thankyou, you, Tampa Tampa Bay! Thank Bay! TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® chose Tampa as a place to call home

TWO MENmore ANDthan A TRUCK ® chose Tampa as a place to call home 20 years ago — and with the company’s swift more than 20 years ago —ourand with the company’s growth, we will continue expansion efforts right here in swift growth,Tampa we will our expansion efforts right here in Bay.continue With 40 months of consecutive system growth counting, we months are proud of to offer even moresystem jobs locally! Tampaand Bay. With 40 consecutive growth and counting, we are proud to offer even more jobs locally!

twomenandatruck.com | 877-263-6444

twomenandatruck.com | 727-847-6683 877-263-6444

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 23


Have You Told By:Your Home Thank You? John Riha |Houselogic.com Your house gives a lot — shelter, warmth, security. How do you say thanks? Here are heartfelt ways to show your appreciation. 1. Give your house some time off (make systems work less). Your house works hard to keep you cool in the summer and warm in winter. Repay the favor by saving energy — your house will be grateful for a lessened workload, and you’ll save money.

3. Give your house a facial (clean & paint). Let’s face it — everybody just feels better when the house gets a little cosmetic pampering. Not only that, a clean house means you’ll save money on repairs — a dirty house contributes to floor scratches, clogged vents, and reduces the lifespan of carpets and rugs.

Hometown Realtor

Tune up HVAC. Keeping your heating and cooling system running efficiently reduces the stress on mechanical parts and helps your HVAC last longer. You can inspect the HVAC yourself or have a pro do it for $50 to $100. Also change filters. Upgrade attic insulation. Boosting attic insulation from R-11 to R-49 trims about $600 from your energy bill. An insulation contractor will charge about $1,500 to add insulation to an 800-sq.-ft. attic, so you’ll recoup your investment in three years. Plus, with your home nice and toasty, your HVAC doesn’t have to work as hard trying to warm up your rooms. 2. Keep your house high and dry (stop moisture).

Your home’s No. 1 enemy? Moisture — rain, plumbing leaks, and dampness all spell trouble for your house. Beat back moisture baddies with smart preventative maintenance that heads off costly repairs. Re-grade foundation soils. So essential! The dirt next to your foundation walls should slope away from your house about 6 inches in 10 feet. That ensures rain doesn’t accumulate in the soils around your foundation, where hydrostatic pressure can cause (very expensive) cracks in foundation walls. Seal bathroom caulk. If the caulk around your tub and shower is looking dingy, or if you can see gaps, it’s time for a quick repair. Remove the old caulk (use a caulk removing tool, $5) and reseal seams with mold-resistant bathroom caulk. That’ll prevent moisture from getting inside walls, where it can cause mold, mildew, and rot. Clean out rain gutters. Do you really have to be reminded of this every spring and fall? For shame! Pull out a ladder, crank some tunes through the earbuds, and get the gunk out of your rain gutters. 24 Fall Issue 2013

And did you know that getting rid of clutter helps fight depression? Spruce up floors. A few quick, inexpensive fixes for floors will put a smile on your house. •

Stick down the curled-up edges of vinyl flooring by covering the spot with aluminum foil and pressing with a medium-hot iron. That’ll melt the glue under the vinyl and reattach the flooring to the subfloor.

Repair scratched wood floors by rubbing scratches with a color-matched crayon.

Paint trim. Over time, the trim moldings around your house — baseboards, door casings, chair rails — take a heap of abuse from everyday bumps and bangs. Repair trim by cleaning it with a microfiber cloth, filling nicks, and painting it. Green clean your kitchen and bath. Yup, time to take a deep breath and do some cleaning. But your house will breathe easier if you green clean and avoid harsh chemicals and VOCs that can cause respiratory problems. •

Make a homemade cleaning paste from baking soda and liquid castile soap that erases bathtub rings (add a couple of drops of essential oils for a soft fragrance).

To remove soap scum from shower walls, combine equal parts water and vinegar. A bit of disinfecting essential oil — lemon or orange work fine — adds germ-fighting power and a clean scent.

Debbie Dawson RE/MAX Advantage Realty 10710 S.R. 54, Suite C106, Trinity, FL 34655

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 25


Home LIVING

Tame the CLOSET MONSTER before he takes over your garage!

Clean State of the Art Facility 24 Hour Access • Open 7 days per week All Units Alarmed Monitored Affordable Rates • No Deposit Required Boxes • Bubble Wrap • Locks • Moving Supplies

Seven SpringS Self Storage 2852 Seven Springs Blvd. New Port Richey

SevenSpringsSelfStorage.com

727-376-7867 7sss@verizon.net

Plumb Smart SAVE WATER…EASY FIX Put plastic bottles or float booster in your toilet tank To cut down on water waste, put an inch or two of sand or pebbles inside each of two plastic bottles to weigh them down. Fill the bottles with water, screw the lids on, and put them in your toilet tank, safely away from the operating mechanisms. Or, buy an inexpensive tank bank or float booster. This may save ten or more gallons of water per day. Be sure at least 3 gallons of water remain in the tank so it will flush properly.

 727-741-0571

3635 Holiday Lake Drive Holiday, FL 34691

Don’t Screw Around! Call Pete License#CFC021491

www.plumbingbypete.com 26 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


A Golden Phase

A

utumn has always been my favorite season. Coming from northern Michigan, I have always had the pleasure of watching the oaks and maples turn forests into vibrant, golden hues. The beauty of gold has often been found on canvas throughout the ages. One artist in particular comes to mind though. Gustav Klimt, born in Austria-Hungary in 1862, had his “Golden phase” from about 1899-1910. Marked by the strong use of gold leaf, many of his most well-known works came from that phase. Works such as The Kiss or Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. The bursts of reflective light that resonate from those images can be brought into your own home, for much less.

A

dding golden accents into your home is a great way to give your rooms a vintage and romantic feel. Small details such as golden candle holders, frames, or wall art can help wave in this fall season.

Gustav Klimt. The Kiss, oil and gold leaf on canvas, 19071908. Österreichische Galerie Belveder, Vienna.

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

There are plenty of gourgeous golden accents in the stores right now. You could also go the DIY route with some gold spray paint and a vase. If you do, I recomend first applying some patterns with elmers glue, letting it dry, and then applying an even layer of spray paint. It adds a fun, personalized texture that you can take some personal pride in.

Fall Issue2013 27


Home LIVING Add Spice to Your Life with

Sunshine Upholstery! One of the hottest new trends in residential decorating and interior design is the addition of custom built and upholstered headboards and ottomans. Old, beaten-up coffee and dining tables, along with otherwise indiscriminate pieces of wood, can be repurposed and totally redesigned to create striking accents to bedrooms, living rooms and family rooms! Sunshine Upholstery in Tarpon Springs is seeing an influx of requests for these one-of-a-kind pieces of art. Terrence Bailey, upholsterer with the business recently created his own masterpiece, and shared a photo with IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine.

Twin, queen, king, California kingsize doesn’t matter when it comes to a unique, custom-designed headboard! “We can spice up your life and your décor with custom headboards and ottomans,” Upholsterer Dean Pagano commented. Sunshine Upholstery is located at 425 N Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs. For more information about custom built and covered headboards and ottomans, call the team at Sunshine Upholstery, 727-938-7466, or contact Dean via email at: sunshineupholsterytarpon@gmail.com. You may also send photos of furniture or pieces you would like upholstered for a FREE estimate.

An Award Winning Community!

Elegant Apartment Living Experience the Trinity Difference 1, 2 & 3 Bedrooms • Zero-Entry Pool • Poolside Fire Pit • Coffee Lounge • 24-Hour Fitness Center Billiards Room • Tech Lounge

Contact us about our SPECIALS (727) 807-3356 10800 Torino Dr. • Trinity www.TrinityClubApts.com

28 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Now That’s Romantic By: Kim Moore Hearts on Fire

a sensual Valentine experience

The Caribbean Cabana

a relaxing tropical staycation

The Secluded Safari

a primal and exotic expedition I got a chance to sit down with Kim Moore recently. She is the author of ‘Now that’s Romantic; a book that could be subtitled: Romance for Dummies. She & her husband live in Pasco County. She takes all the guess work out of how to make your home into a place of Romance. The book is a lovely hardback book with pictures of her suggestions and a how to list that allows you to know exactly what to purchase and how to use it to create your own romantic home. Here is what she covers: Six beautiful Romantic Dinner Roomscapes, each one with a mood and personality all its own.

One Haunted Evening

a spine-tingling seductive tryst

Surrender the Booty!

a notorious wild pirate adventure

Santa Baby

a playful holiday romp

Kim Moore has an insatiable appetite for fun, parties and surprises. An interior decorator by trade, married to her high school sweetheart of thirty-four years and the mother of two grown boys, she understands the pressures of juggling a career, little league, housework and

romance. She also recognizes the fact that not everyone is creative or has time to be. That’s why she developed the innovative new concept of putting romantic entertaining and decorating ideas into themed, organized packages. Her faith is what inspired her to keep her marriage young and vibrant. “It’s sad so many people have the misconception that Christians are prudes. I want people to say, ‘I don’t know what they’ve got, but whatever it is, I want it.’” So ladies ~ here are all the tools ~ what’s stopping you? This creative book is available on Amazon & her website: www.nowthatsromantic.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/NowThatsRomantic Contact: (813) 996-1200

To share your story, make comments, or ask questions, contact Helena Trangata at 727-457-9391, or email CoachBellisimo@gmail.com. Helena is a columnist, an ordained minister, a certified life and visioning mentor, an independent designer for Origami Owl, and a master of e-publishing and marketing magic. Find out more on her Facebook pages: facebook.com/Tinkerbella.Feel.the.Magic; facebook.com/InfinitePossibility; and facebook.com/TinkerBella.Goddess.of.Infinite.ssibilities

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 29


Home LIVING 28. Go on and on 31. Collar folds 33. Peek 35. Smelter input 36. “___ la la!” 38. Hardly worth mentioning 39. Asian starling 41. ___ milk 42. Went back and forth 45. Back 47. Ostrich-like birds 48. Chests of drawers 52. Concert equipment 53. Munitions 54. Seek the affection of 55. Pink-cheeked 56. 100 centavos 57. Crux DOWN

ACROSS 1. Raucous flier 4. Crones 8. A little lower 12. Be in hock 13. Blue-pencil 14. At all times

30 Fall Issue 2013

15. Cheerily 17. Refer to 18. Husky burden 19. Center 20. Scenery chewers 23. Riot 25. In conflict with, with “of ” 27. Drops on blades

1. Nudge 2. Leave widemouthed 3. Japanese capital 4. Cure 5. Freud contemporary 6. Richly embellished 7. Pig’s digs 8. Rhodes of Rhodesia 9. Keen 10. Reply to “Shall we?” 11. Guitar part

16. It’s debatable 19. Whimpers 20. Ring 21. A long way off 22. Brood 24. Implore 26. Bridges in movies 28. Bite like a beaver 29. Bad spots? 30. ���All ___ are off!” 32. Junior, e.g. 34. Sharp 37. Zimbabwe’s capital 39. Not well-groomed 40. Directs 42. Juicy fruit 43. Bullets and such 44. Coffeehouse orders 46. Too 48. Phone bug 49. Part of B.Y.O.B. 50. “___ rang?” 51. Weep Results on page 47

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 31


By: Todd G. Unbehagen, MAFM, EA, ATA, ATP

President/CEO, Unbehagen Advisors

Common Small Business Tax Mistakes

Knowing these rules can help avoid missing deductions or having them disallowed during an audit. 1. Treating employees improperly as independent contractors. This has always been a hot issue with IRS and with the additional questions on tax returns concerning filing of Form 1099s, IRS is continuing to search for these businesses. 2. Failing to maintain or properly report automobile usage. Vehicles owned by a partnership or corporation should deduct all related actual expenses and report the personal use of company vehicles as a taxable fringe benefit using one of three valuation methods. Business use of a personal vehicle may be reimbursed by the business or deducted as an employee business expense by the employee on form 2106 using one of several valuation methods.

that deduction is not allowable unless properly reported on the tax return. For tax years after 2013, the amendment of a Sec. 179 election will no longer be allowable after a return is filed. 5. Failing to respond to EVERY IRS notice. The worst thing one can do is to allow the IRS to escalate their efforts when you fail to respond. 6. Failure to file tax reports if you cannot pay. Failure to file penalties are ten times higher that failure to pay penalties. Do not incur this extra expense when you are already unable to pay taxes when due.

3. Erroneously classifying a hobby as a business. Unless the activity is expected to produce profits on a regular basis, consult with your tax preparer BEFORE engaging in the activity. 4. Including purchase of fixed assets as supplies. Although Sec. 179 expense election is available for most purchase of fixed assets,

7. Using tax trusts funds (sales tax collected and payroll taxes withheld) for other business purposes. When cash is tight, ALWAYS include these tax payments at the top of your list. 8. Overpaying taxes (through withholding or estimated tax payments) during the year, creating an interest-free loan to the government. Reduce your withholdings or estimated tax payments, but put the savings in your savings account.

SERVICES: Tax

Individuals • Sole Proprietors • S-Corporations • LLC’s • C-Corporations • Partnerships • Estates & Trusts

Small Business Accounting & Payroll Reporting Investments and Insurance

Celebrating 20 Years

31 West Tarpon Avenue Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

727.934.7759

www.unbehagenadvisors.com Securities offered through J.W. Cole Financial, Inc., Member FINRA/SIPC

32 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


BusinessFINANCE

Mobile PC Repair Residential And Small Business

FLAT RATE SERVICE CALL ONLY $80

Trinity, New Port Richey, Port Richey and Holiday only

Virus Removal Spyware/Malware Removal Networking

Flat Rate for Service + Parts No Surprises!

727-534-1481 www.cudixs.com

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 33


BusinessFINANCE

Dreams Really Do Come True! I wake up most days and pinch myself! I am passionate about what I do, excited about my life, living my dream. I learned to dream big, because dreams really do come true! I impact my clients to be passionate about what they do. I encourage them to define “their success” and put a plan into place to achieve it. I coach clients in career selection and placement, all aspects of business, life changes and choices. It was through personal life accomplishments and adversities that I acquired the tools and strategies to define my own success and take action steps to achieve it. I developed my skills, acquired experience, and continued to grow and learn daily from everything and everyone around me. A published author, I continue writing and developing my skills so that I can teach others. I earned my Master’s in Education, and a degree in Business. I’ve succeeded as an entrepreneur of an optical business, and I am a Certified Business & Life Coach. I believe that coaching someone is personal. When choosing a coach, it is important that you feel comfortable, admire their qualities, share in their values and beliefs, and genuinely enjoy working with them. I look forward to meeting you and developing a plan for your success. I wish you much happiness and… May Your Reality be Better Than Your Dreams!

34 Fall Issue 2013

- Coach Rose

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Made With Love by Our Local Businesses Falling in love is one of life’s most exciting seasons! I recently married a wonderful man, Mike Tee, and we are embarking on our life together with great enthusiasm! Thus, the change to the name of my column!

Third, Dimitri Salivaras, Executive Chef and Owner of Dimitri’s on the Water, catered a most delicious meal for my family and friends at the reception. I am still receiving compliments on the food!

Last, but certainly not least, my dear friends: Mary Kay Consultant, Elizabeth “Liz” Sevier, Stacy Hansen, President of Personalized Marketing, and Joyce Moore of Joyce Moore Dog Training. Liz artistically applied our make-up prior to the event, and Stacy & Joyce gifted me with a great mani/pedi at Got Nails!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank several of the local businesses and friends that helped to make our special day a rousing success! First, I want to thank Debbie Dawson for her inspiration through tireless efforts to make a difference in the lives of others in our community. A mother, grandmother, publisher, realtor, and Pasco Leadership Council member, Debbie goes above and beyond everyday in every way. I am thankful to call her my friend and colleague. Second, I offer many thanks to Jennifer McCloud of Flowers by Jenny. She truly blessed me with beautiful bouquets and table centerpieces that fit perfectly into my budget!

Erica Althauser and friends at It’s All About Me Salon, allowed me to start my wedding day with my girls and mimosas! They expertly styled up-dos for the bridal party, making us beautiful for my garden wedding in Tarpon Springs!

Kudos to Sugardarlings for a wonderful selection of the most scrumptious cupcakes my guests and I have ever eaten! We decided to break the tradition of a multi-tiered wedding cake, and they were a huge hit!

It is always our goal at IT’s YOUR HOME Magazine, to promote local business and entreprenuers in our community. It was certainly my pleasure to work with these great individuals and businesses to create a most memorable wedding day for Mike and me!

FIRST CHRISTIAN ACADEMY TO HOLD FIRST ANNUAL THANKSGIVING RACE NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. – First Christian Academy in New Port Richey, Fla., is hosting the Gobbler 5k Family Fun Run, its first Thanksgiving race. The race will take place at Jay B. Starkey Park at 8:00 a.m. on the morning of November 28, 2013. The 5k race is chip-timed, and each participant will receive a dri-fit t-shirt, a finisher’s medal and refreshments. First, second and third place medals will also be awarded to the runners who place in their respective age groups (male and female). The 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run will take place immediately after the 5k, and all children participating in the 1-mile run will receive a medal. Cost for registration in the 5k run is $25, and registration in the 1-mile Kids’ Fun Run is $10. Participants can register online at www.gobbler5k.com or register the morning of the event. For more information on the event, visit www.gobbler5k.com

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 35


Community EVENTS Networking October 25 Friday WIN (Women in Networking) 7:15 AM- NPR Breakfast Meeting. IHop 8: 45 AM at US 19N & Floramar. Contact Helena Trangata at 727-457-9391 26 Saturday Cash Mob of West Pasco 10 AM County. Meet at the Public Parking Lot of Sunray & U.S. 19 in Holiday. Bring $10. Lunch & Networking to follow at Angelo’s Italian Restaurant. 2627 U.S. 19 N., Holiday FL 34690.

NEW PORT RICHEY WINS TOP PRIZE AT SPELLING BEE

New Port Richey, FL (Oct. 3, 2013) - The Rotary Club of New Port Richey is once again the big winner of the annual Chamber Spelling Bee that recently took place at the Spartan Manor this past September. Team members Cami Austin, Carlos Zubillaga, Lawrence Hochman, and Ken Misemer have earned the club this distinguished honor for the fourth time by spelling the word “schadenfreude” correctly. “Catch the Buzz,” the 11th annual Spelling Bee hosted by the W. Pasco Chamber of Commerce’s Ambassadors is chaired by New Port Richey Rotarian, Bonnie Howard. Proceeds from this event benefits the Chamber’s local scholarships program.

28 Monday Keep It Local Annual Expo! 5 PM - 8 PM Seven Springs Golf & Country Club. Admission is free. Booths $35.

The New Port Richey Rotary Club was established in 1959 and meets every Wednesday for lunch at noon at the Spartan Manor in New Port Richey. Rotary International is an organization of business and professional persons united world-wide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

November

Winning team of the 11th Chamber Spelling Bee: - Carlos Zubillaga, Cami Austin, Ken Misemer, and Lawrence Hochman

5 Tuesday Trinity Business Association 5:30 PM- Enjoy dinner while networking at 7 PM Fox Hollow Country Club. $12 per person. 7 Thursday Women Helping Women Monthly 11:20 AM - Meeting. Networking and 1 PM lunch of your choice. No charge. Medical Center of Trinity. 9330 State Road 54. 14 Thursday 11:30 AM

Community Service Council 2nd Thursday of each Month. 727.942.2539 Spartan Manar 6121 Massachusetts Ave. NPR

15 Friday Business Professional Women of 11:30 AM - Calusa luncheon meetings. 1 PM Seven Springs Golf & Country Club. Bpwcalusa.org 18 Monday Trinity Positive Business Network 8:30 AM - Oasis Coffee Spot, 9213 Little Rd 9:30 AM New Port Richey, FL. 813.333.1622

36 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Community EVENTS October 5-27 Weekends 11AM-5PM

November HorsePower for Kids Fall Festival 2 Saturday Music in the Islands Pumpkin patch, pony rides, hay 6-11PM Free event down at the Sponge rides, & more. Non-profit Docks Fundriaser. $10/ person. 8005 S. 3 Sunday Bridal Show at the Heritage Racetrack Rd. Call 813.855.8992 Noon- 3pm Springs Country Club. Meet for info. wedding professionals in the Tampa Area. Call 727.372.5411 Line Dance Class For more info. Peace Hall. Corner of Grand Blvd.

22 Sunday 6PM & Sims Lane. $5. Proceeds go to the Friends of the New Port Richey Library. 23 Wednesday Dancing with the Local Stars 6PM All proceeds benefit the Junior Service League scholarship. Contact Tina for more info at: tinashelton@tampabay.rr.com 24 Thursday Book Time at Brooker Creek 10:30AM Best for ages 3-5. Story related crafts, games, & hands on activities. Free - (Registration required) 727.453.6800.

25 Friday Senior Halloween Social 7PM Keystone Park, 17928 Gunn Hwy Free for seniors ages 50 and older. Food, music, games, and a costume contest. 26-27 Sat. & Sun. Sponge Docks Arts & Crafts 10AM-6PM Festival @ Tarpon Springs Sponge Dock.

6-9 Wed - Sat Paint & Photo Tarpon Springs Artists’ Fair Gallery 111 E. Tarpon Ave. Contact Heather Risley at hrisley@tampabay.rr.com OR 727.937.8125 10 Sunday Artists’ Reception 5-7 PM Artists’ Fair Gallery 111 E. Tarpon Ave.

08-10 Friday 5PM- Pasco EcoFest 2013. Three day Sunday 3PM event in Sims and Starkey Parks. Kayak, hike, and enjoy wildlife. E-mail Kacey or Kim at management@pascoecofest.com for more info. 11 Monday Veterans Day at Lowry Park Zoo 9:30AM - 5PM Free admission for military personnel (retired, active, & veterans) and three direct dependents.

27 Sunday Fall Clean-Up. Service for By 7AM City Residents that pay for residential garbage service. Call 727.943.8437 for info.

15-17 Fri and Sat Tarpon Springs Annual Greek 11AM- 11PM Food & Wine Festival. Free & admission & parking. Sunday Hosted by St. Nicholas Greek 11AM- 8PM Orthodox Cathedral. For more information call 727.937.3540.

28 Monday 5-8PM

16 Saturday Holiday Open House at Camp 3 - 7PM K9 Doggie Day Care & lodging. Call 727.375.9995 for more information.

Keep it Local EXPO Seven Springs Golf & Country Club Promote * Network * Buy * Sell Call 727.376.0039 for more info.

* Tarpon Events are in block. * Pasco Events are in maroon.

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 37


Community EVENTS

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary

Wildlife Survival Sanctuary - a nonprofit 501c3 wildlife and exotic animal rescue facility located in springhill florida dedicated to the rescue of unwanted or abused animals. Founded in May of 2000 and is located on ten acres just north of Tampa in Spring Hill, Florida. The founders realized that the problems facing wildlife in captivity were significant. Often, exotic animals found in captivity, are purchased by individuals who want to own them to enhance their personal status or for financial gain by breeding them for profit. Unfortunately, most people don’t know that exotic animals in captivity have

complex nutritional, dietary and medical needs that are extremely costly when you own one of these animals. Wildlife Survival Sanctuary is operated by an all non-paid volunteer staff, therefore we have no administrative cost, which ensures that all donations go directly towards the cost of care for our animals. All donations are tax-deductible. We depend on the public for support, and yes, we need your help! Tours are available by appointment. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated!!!!

We are a 501c3 charity and rely completely on public support. 100 % of your donation goes directly to the feeding and care of all the animals here at Wildlife Survival Sanctuary. All visitors will be given a guided tour by one of our sanctuary volunteers. Please call 352-797-4785 to schedule your tour! Or email us at mail@wildlifesurvival.com Owner - Jim Moore 18212 Booming Rd, Spring Hill, FL 34610 (352) 797-4785 • wildlifesurvival.com Photos by Steve Hyatt

Some of the residents include:

• African Leopard • Asian Leopard • Siberian Tigers

38 Fall Issue 2013

• • • • •

Sevals Cougars Bobcat Limas Emus

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Around Town Get a glimpse into the Trinity Rotary Annual Gala - Rat Pack Las Vegas Style (Left) Trinity Rotary President Marianne Grabowski and Gala Chairman Paul Friedlander. (Below) Party goers having a swell time. (Left Middle) Angel Cook. (Left Top) Gil McWilliams and the Show Girls) Photos by J. David Wright.

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 39


Dining & ENTERTAINMENT

40 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Mystery Diner: Live Free...Eat Coastal...At Zim Zari With almost 2,700 Facebook “likes” we determined that an establishment with so many likes would be the perfect spot to enjoy some lunch. After all, with that many thumbs up, it MUST be good, right? We were greeted immediately by the friendly staff and were seated quickly. Although the atmosphere was rather subdued at first, that quickly changed as a steady stream of patrons started to arrive. Shortly after we were seated, the tasty chips and garlic tomato Salsa arrived, which we thoroughly enjoyed. Our server stopped by our table within the first 5 minutes of our arrival, introduced herself to us and welcomed us to the restaurant. Since we weren’t quite ready to place our order, she left to give us time to think things over. It took a few minutes for her to return to our table, as the staff was socializing at the bar area. Our lunch order was placed at 11:45am and within 10 minutes, our meals arrived piping hot and smelling delicious. We didn’t waste any time and dove right in. One entrée was the Jerk Chicken Tacos, which consisted of grilled marinated jerk chicken, served in flour tortillas, cheese, fried sweet plantains, avocados, and cilantro cream. We added an extra taco to the 2-taco serving, but ended up snagging a “to-go” cardboard box for the 3rd taco. The sweet cilantro cream was a wonderful blend with the spicy chicken, with just the right amount of avocado and sweet plantains to make this a dish we would order again.

Rounding out the entrées was the Grilled Vegetable and Bean Burrito, which included grilled zucchini, yellow squash, red peppers, jack cheese, ginger lime rice, pinto beans, oven roasted garlic tomato salsa in a flame grilled flour tortilla. This dish was overflowing with a good mix of vegetables, and was very plentiful. This diner would probably not order the side of vegetable slaw with the meal, or any other meal for that matter, as the slaw was over-the-top salty, and was dripping in an Italian dressing that did little to compliment the veggies. However, if you were looking to kick up the spice factor with your meal, there are 3 different Hot Sauces offered at your table, so you can flavor to taste and feel the burn! Our drink’s consisted of Coke’s and Unsweet Tea with lemon, all of which were kept full. No dessert was needed either, as our entrées were very filling! If you are the type of savvy diner that enjoys being left alone during your meal with minimal interruptions from your server, then this is the place for you. The atmosphere at Zim Zari’s is one of casual comfort. This California coastal grill is well lit, has a friendly staff but the dirty and stained seat backs were a definite turn off. On the plus side, Zim’s does offer daily specials that are easy on the pocketbook. Monday’s consist of $3 Margarita’s, and folks in the medical field get 15% off everything. Tuesday offers $2 tacos all day. Wine Down Wednesday offers you the option of wine or Sangria for $3. On Thursday, you can eat your fill with their $5.95 Burrito’s. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday’s, you get the good fortune of enjoying drink specials and ½ price appetizers from 9am-close. PLUS on Sunday, kids 12 & under eat free. Overall, our experience was a pleasant one, and we got a kick out of Zim Zari’s perspective that they welcome families, couples, and anyone who likes to remember the special things about living life and achieving your dreams. Let’s hope that part of making this a place to remember will be for the flavorful meals and not the dirty booth seats that reflect the patrons who’ve dined before us.

The Volcano Shrimp Taco’s, had a sauce to die for. Filled with crisp lettuce, diced tomatoes and sliced avocado and drizzled with a Chipotle mayo, this made these tacos very flavorful and needed to be devoured immediately.

Overall rating: 1 being the worst – 5 being the best, I’d give this restaurant 3 houses out of 5.

We also enjoyed the Shrimp Diablo Bowl, which consisted of gulf shrimp, spicy tomato sauce, sun dried tomatoes, and Asian whole grain noodles. Your first impression will lead you to think that this dish is small, but it turned out to be quite filling. Our server warned us that this dish had a bit of a bite to it, and if we liked spicy entrees, then this would be the one for us. As we started to enjoy the meal, we noticed she was right, but the bite was a bit delayed, as that was the only flavorful part of this dish. Overall perception was that this was not as flavorful of a dish as first hoped, and the Asian noodles were mushy in texture. Probably wouldn’t order it again.

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 41


Dining & ENTERTAINMENT

42 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Dining & ENTERTAINMENT

Healthy Eating During the Holidays It’s that time of the year again. The one where Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (all those parties!), and New Years all seem to come at once. It also happens to be the time of year where my pants do not seem to fit as well as they did in the summer.

another scoop of stuffing.

Here are a few ways I have learned to enjoy the holidays while fitting into my Christmas dress:

5. Don’t hold out on yourself! Satisfy your sweet tooth a little at a time throughout the holidays to prevent a regretable binge session.

1. Bring something healthy to the table! Chances are, you will be contributing to the meal. Look up delicious healthy meals that will keep you guests happy on the inside and outside.

4. Just because you can put extra (butter, gravy, ranch, or cheese) on it doesn’t mean you should. It adds up.

2. Drink water! A glass of water before your meal can make you feel fuller, faster. You can also think of it this way: 140 calories in a can of Coke, 125 calories in two glasses of red wine, 0 calories in water. 3. Wait a bit before going for seconds. It can take a few minutes for your brain to realize that your stomach is full. Sip a little water, enjoy your company, and then assess if you really want

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 43


Dining & ENTERTAINMENT

Look What’s New in Trinity!

The grille at fox hollow golf club There are some big changes taking place at Fox Hollow Golf Club, and you’re cordially invited to discover the greatness they have to offer! David Creighton purchased FHGC over the summer. They closed the facility in August to begin the transformation. An Open House is being held Friday, Oct 18, from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, as a first glance of the new Fox Hollow Golf Club! The bar has been renovated and the restaurant renamed the grille @ Fox Hollow Golf Club. Numerous upcoming events will showcase the new menu and delicious cuisine prepared by the Executive Chef. Bring your children ages 10 and under to “Kids Eat Free” on Wednesday nights, and receive one kid’s meal free with the purchase of one adult entrée. Sing your favorites when Karaoke kicks-off Saturday, October 19, with featured dinner and drink specials from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Enjoy authentic German cuisine, including Kartoffle-Lauch Supe (Potato Leek Soup), Bavarian Potato Salat, Sauerbraten, Haehnchen Schnitzel, and German beer specials at the Oktoberfest buffet, Saturday, Oct 30, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM. Don’t want to cook this Thanksgiving? The Thanksgiving 44 Fall Issue 2013

Grand Buffet, Thursday, Nov 28, will begins at noon, and reservations are being accepted for each hour through 3:00 PM. Cost is $27 per person, and includes breakfast items, garden salads, succulent entrées, traditional favorites and more! Kathy Creighton, David’s niece, shared her enthusiasm about the changes, “I am a people person, so I am really excited to get to get to know the people better! I would really love to see the community come and enjoy the clubhouse.  I want everyone to know that Fox Hollow is the place to be for happy hour, events, great food and drinks.  We are slowly getting there and with the support of the members, community, and staff, we will be successful.” Visit the new Fox Hollow Golf Club and the grille @ Fox Hollow Golf Club at 10050 Robert Trent Jones Parkway in Trinity. To reserve your table, or for more information call  727-376-6333 x405, or email Courtney Fox at cfox@foxhollowgolfclub.com.

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Kids ON THE BLOCK

www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 45


Kids ON THE BLOCK

3 Places to Bring Your Dog (& Family) This Fall Location

Anclote Gulf Dog Park

Land O’ Lakes Recreation Complex

Jay B. Starkey Wilderness

Address

2305 Baillies Bluff Rd. Holiday, FL 34691

3032 Collier Parkway. Land O’ Lakes FL 34639

10500 Wilderness Park Boulevard New Port Richey, FL 34655

Hours

Dawn to Dusk

Dawn to Dusk

6 AM - Sunset

Price

$2 Parking

Free

Parking

Amenities

46 Fall Issue 2013

Drinking Drinking Fountain, Fountain, Fire Fire Hydrants, Hydrants, Tires, Tires, Play Tunnels Play Tunnels

Wooded areas, 27 Miles of marked trails.

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Pet CORNER Answers from Page 30.

Animal Care Center

of Pasco

Celebrating 20 Years

“Your pet is an important part of your family, and when he or she is ill, you want the best medical care available.”

The veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your pet will receive high quality care at our hospital. Acupuncture Canine Rehabilitation Exotics Bathing Behavioral Medicine Birds (Avian Medicine) Blood Transfusions Boarding Chemotherapy Dental Care

Digital Dental Radiology Emergency and Critical Care Endoscopy Fully Stocked Pharmacy Grooming Hospice & Euthanasia Services Laser Therapy Microchipping Nutritional Counseling Pain Management

Parasite Prevention and Control Puppy and Kitten Care Rabbits and Small Mammals Digital Radiology (X-Rays) Senior Care Orthopedic and Soft Tissue Surgery Ultrasound Vaccinations Wellness Exams

BEST CARE ANIMAL HOSPITAL COUNTRY OAKS ANIMAL HOSPITAL ANIMAL CARE CENTER 6041 Trouble Creek Road 4041 Little Rd. 12030 Moon Lake Road New Port Richey, FL 34653 New Port Richey, FL 34655 New Port Richey, FL. 34654 (727) 846-8899 727-376-7600 (727)857-9977 www.bestcareah.com www.accpasco.com www.countryoaksah.com www.ItsYourHomeMagazine.com

Fall Issue2013 47


48 Fall Issue 2013

For Ad Info Call 727-709-9541


Fall Issue 2013