Where In The World ~ Wordless Wednesday

 

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Can you guess where these beauties are from?

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Sun Harvest Citrus ~ A Must On Your Florida To Do List

Hello Lovelies,

Sun Harvest Citrus in Fort Myers, Florida is a magical place that our family loves to visit as often as possible.  Besides having the best oranges and grapefruits in town, they also have a spectacular gift shop, bakery, post office, various juices, ice cream, free juice samples and so much more.

Fair warning ~ Don’t be in a hurry when you visit because there is plenty to keep everyone entertained.

Let me show you around.

Milkshake

First and foremost, Sun Harvest Citrus makes the most phenomenal milkshakes – period! Our family favorite is their orange milkshake that taste like a creamcicle.

If milkshakes are not your thing, they also have soft serve ice cream in several different flavors as well as a vast assortment of decadent pastries.

Let me just say, YUM!

Fresh-Juice

Second, Sun Harvest Citrus hands down makes the best orange juice.  But here’s where things get even better – they don’t only make plain orange juice (which is spectacular unto itself). Oh no…they step it up a notch by combining Strawberries with Oranges and Cranberries with Oranges taking OJ to the next level.  You must taste to believe, my friends.  These two juice variations are ah~mazing.

Here’s some more good news, you can purchase their juice on site.  If you’re not sure which one you prefer, no problem, they have that covered.  There is an entire tasting station devoted to sharing their juice with you at no charge.  Taste away and leave with your favorite juice in a half or full gallon.  Bring your coolers, because you’re not going to leave with just one, trust me.

Behind-glass

Fun Fact – Their juice is made on site.

There is a glass partition that separates the juice plant from the store. You can watch the employees packaging the juice which is pretty cool for both kids and adults.

It’s kind of like an aquarium, but instead of fish there are people and instead of water there is juice. So basically it’s nothing like an aquarium…it’s just a glass partition.

Still it’s fun to watch!

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They also have this fabulous gift shop where you can purchase all kinds of things you don’t necessarily need, but surely will want.

And then you can mail them to friends and family at the US Post Office that is housed inside the building.  These people really know how to make things easy.

Fruit-Shipping-Center

Last but surely not least ~ You can even send fruit to people you love.

Everyone knows nothing says “I love you” like a basket of fruit. Well…maybe jewelry – but for the sake of this post let’s just stick with fruit.

Their fruit boxes come in a wide variety of arrangements, making it easy to pick the perfect gift for pretty much anyone, especially for those “impossible to buy for” people.

Gift-shop

So there you have it.  If you are visiting Southwest Florida this should absolutely be on your list of things to do.  Let Sun Harvest Citrus provide a break from the heat and entertain you for a while ~ you’ll be glad you stopped by.

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Until next time…Be blessed, stay blessed and remember if you don’t laugh at yourself someone will do it for you!

Love, L.

For additional Information or directions you can click on this link (Sun Harvest Citrus) or contact them directly at 800-743-1480.

Sunday Thought of the Day

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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. ~John Muir

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I wish you all a most blessed day!!

Love, L.

It’s Official…We’ve Gone To The Dogs, Please Join Us!!

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Hello Lovelies,

Let’s talk dogs…

Specifically 3 Dogs.

More specifically 3 Dogs, 1 Child and Lots of Photos.

Well…exactly, specifically, matter of factly – 3 Dogs, 1 Child, 8 photos chosen specifically for you.

Aren’t you glad I clarified that?

Phew…I’m done now. Sorry.

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This is Rudy.

Rudy has his own furniture.

Rudy also shares a striking resemblance to Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

Look closer and you’ll see that I’m right.

By the way, you’re welcome for fulfilling your cuteness quota for the day.

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Here Rudy does not look like Rudolph.

Rudy looks like a baby bear.

Change approved!!

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This is Ty.

Well this is frustrating – Every time I type “Ty” my computer auto populates “Thank you very much!”

Perhaps, this post is going to take a while and become slightly confusing.

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Here’s me adoring Thank you very much!

If you don’t understand the above sentence you clearly have not been paying attention.

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Why does Oso look guilty?

Because this is not his bed.

Whose bed is it?

Thank you very much!’s bed.

Keep up – we’re almost done!

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Oh, Oso…what more can I say?

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Little know fact, rottweilers make the best pillows.

And little people make the best blankets.

Together they’re perfect!!

Until next time..Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

Be Blessed, Stay Blessed and Remember if you don’t laugh at yourself someone will do it for you!

Love, L.

Happiness Is Only a Mindset Away…

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Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language,

and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. 

The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things,

and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things. 

~Elise Boulding

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Hello Lovelies,

I hope this Sunday finds you and yours happy and healthy.

Here’s my thought for the day – Enjoy simplicity.

I find simplicity especially necessary in a world that has inundated us with “things”.

Overstimulation from media, family, friends, work, social life and home life can become maddening.

Some time ago, we as a family decided to take a step back and try to “quiet” some of the noise.

Low and behold it has worked.  Immediately our close little family became even closer and the noise seemed to quiet itself.

My prayer for you and your family this beautiful Sunday is that you find just the right balance of simplicity to fit your life.

Until next time…Whatever’s good for your soul…do that!

Be blessed, stay blessed and remember if you don’t laugh at yourself someone will do it for you!

Love, L.