Local Gift Ideas to Purchase Online

Local Gift Ideas to Purchase OnlineLooking for more gift ideas? Consider shopping local, online.

Unique gift ideas would include a local cook book such as A Savory Place, a wonderful fundraiser to help the domestic abuse shelter, Micah’s Place.

Cat’s Angels sells The Lost Best Friend, this is an adventure book for children written by Local author and Cat’s Angels volunteer, Mary Ann Baytor-Gray.

Susan Marie Gallion offers a CD titled, Saltwater, Light and Magnetism. You have likely heard her music before as her original song The Woman in Me was recorded by Crystal Gayle and was nominated for a Grammy Award! Proceeds from this work of love will benefit Micah’s Place, too.

Local Christian artists, Joey and Jeanie have just released a Christmas CD, Let’s Celebrate Christmas. Previously released albums include I Grew Up on Gospel, and their debut album Joey and Jeanie. Both are available on CD Baby.

Deb Cottle is a local motivational speaker. Her books, DVDs and CD will help keep you motivated for more than one day and they can all be found on her website.

Trying to quit smoking or improve your game? Local Mental Trainer and Hypnotherapist Dawn Grant has downloadable packages available for gift giving, too. Visit DawnGrant.com to learn more.

Friends of SearchAmelia, Writers Williams and Knerly are offering their ebooks as a gift idea for the holidays and if you gift three of their books, you can enter to win a Kindle Fire HD. Visit www.williamsknerly.com for details.

Last but not least, are the amazingly talented, rocking trio known as BLISTUR. Their CD, DVD and t-shirts are available at www.blistur.com.

So go ahead and shop online to avoid the crowds, but remember… you can still shop local, too.

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Taste Testing Organic Beef vs Store Bought Beef

Taste Testing Organic Beef vs Store Bought BeefAt the historic Fernandina Beach farmer’s market we found an organic meat vendor, www.jdbeef.com. I’ve actually written a couple of short articles about beef in the past, including a short piece introducing the difference between grass fed and grass finished cattle. And before I ever even heard of organic beef I wrote What to Look for When Buying Beef where I explained the differences in Prime, Choice and Select cuts you’ll find in the grocery store.

With this amateur knowledge about beef, my family thought it would be a great experiment to have a blind, taste testing challenge for dinner where we would each declare which meat we liked the best and which variety we thought each one might be.

We purchased one pound of grass fed, grass finished beef at the Amelia Island Market Place from JD’s Beef. We also purchased one pound of grass fed, grain finished beef from JD’s.
Both of these packages were from free range, Angus cattle with no steroids, no hormones, and no antibiotics.

Then, we purchased one pound of top of the line ground chuck from our local Publix grocery store.

My husband acted as our chef, so he was the only one who knew which meat sample was prepared and then where each was plated for the contest to begin.

Grass fed, grass finished beef was very good, but not the tastiest as it was very lean. Our chef said the grass finished was also the hardest one to cook. This beef patty kept trying to fall apart as it was cooked on the grill.

The grass fed, grain finished beef won the contest, hands down, in taste as well as cook-ability.

You could taste the grocery store beef’s chemicals. To me, it tasted like bleach smells; you could literally taste the additives, antibiotics, preservatives… or something in the store bought meat.

Surprisingly, the price of the two organic beef varieties, were closer to the cost of the ground chuck than we expected. When we compared the price of the organic beef at the farmer’s market to the price of organic beef at the neighborhood grocery store, I was very surprised to notice the farmer’s market vendor’s beef was less expensive.

Overall, it was amazing how different the organic beef tasted compared to the store bought meat… and for the difference in price, I don’t know why I would ever buy our ground beef from anyone other than an organic farmer.

For more information visit the website of JD Beef, at www.jdbeef.com.

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Return of the Five Dollar Jewelry Sale

Return of the Five Dollar Jewelry SaleIt is time for the return of the $5.00 Jewelry Sale at Baptist Medical Center in Nassau County, Florida.

The Mouth of Amelia let me in on this fabulous fundraiser for the hospital’s auxiliary and it truly is worth your time to check it out!

WHEN: Friday, December 14, from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

WHERE: In the board room, just off the main lobby entrance to Baptist Medical Center Nassau, located at 1250 S. 18th Street in Fernandina Beach.

WHAT: Nearly every item being sold is only $5.00! You just have to come to this sale and experience it for yourself! It is basically a jewelry sale with hundreds of rings, bracelets, necklaces, broches, etc. to suit any taste. The stones are genuine glass, but sparkle as brightly as a costly gem.

This is not just a jewelry sale, there are leather goods, stocking stuffers for children, pashminas in assorted colors, wine stoppers, watches… the list goes on and on. Yes, some of the handbags are more than $5, but 99% of what the vendor brings is just $5.00.

WHO: This is THE place to buy stocking stuffers for teenagers. You don’t want your precious heirlooms to get lost on the soccer field, but who cares if they lose a $5 item. You can always replace it next year! The same logic applies to travelers and cruise goers. Deck your fingers with fake diamonds and rubies, flaunt them, and relax.

WHY: To raise funds for the Baptist Medical Center Nassau’s Auxiliary. One of these days, a member of your family might benefit from something our Auxiliary provided to the hospital with money provided by YOU! This is definitely a winner of a fundraiser for you and for the hospital.

COST: FREE to shop and most items sell for only $5.00.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Please call the Auxiliary Office at (904) 321-3818.

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Create a Holiday Spending Plan

Create a Holiday Spending PlanI have never been as out of disposable income as I am this year and simply put, there is just no extra money to spend on the holidays.

Like many, I was downsized so long ago I no longer show up on the charts and graphs of government labor statistics.

Keeping up with SearchAmelia is a full-time labor of love but we should have made it a non-profit organization, because it is not producing a profit, let alone an income.

SearchAmelia does however, open doors for many short-term projects that, along with my husband’s income, helps to keep the lights on and the mortgage paid.

There are no vacation days, no personal time off, no retirement plan or health benefits included. After nearly five years of blogging nearly every single day, this passion has indeed taken its financial toll on my family… and I’ve used this saying before, “You are not broke, you are simply out of money.”

Every year I create a holiday spending plan, but this year is has turned into a holiday necessity plan. (I honestly spent less than $70.00 on Black Friday this year!)

Creating a Holiday Spending Plan

Set a spending budget

Determine how much money you can spend this year. Include everything:

    Make a list of who you will buy gifts for.
    How much money will you spend on gifts?
    How much will you budget to throw your annual party?
    How much will it cost you if you accept certain party invitations?
    How much in Christmas cards?
    How much will you spend in postage?
    How much for office gifts or in Secret Santa expenditures?
    How much will it cost you if you are traveling?
    how much extra money will you spend on holiday dinners?
    How much for your tree, your wreath, wrapping paper and other decorations?

After creating your spending budget, discuss the plan with your family members and adjust the list accordingly.

When you look at your income over the next couple of weeks, ask yourself this question, “Do I have that much in disposable income?”

If you are like my family this year, the answer was a very loud and clear, “No!”

Happy Holidays on a Small Budget

It is time to start crossing things, and some people, off of your list!

    Out of town relatives that are not immediate family? They are off of our list.
    Our Annual Christmas Party? Canceled!
    Party invitations? We are only accepting one invitation this year.
    Meeting friends for the holidays over drinks? We will not be there.
    Christmas cards? E-cards will be sent only if I can find the time.
    My mother-in-law, our daughter and our grandson will be shipped small, lightweight gifts to save on shipping charges.
    Traveling? I may drive to my Dad’s in Yulee on Christmas Day.
    Christmas Eve has always been fondue at our home and we will keep the tradition alive by frugal grocery shopping.
    Christmas dinner will be leftovers from Christmas Eve.
    We bought a $30.00 Christmas tree.
    Presents will be wrapped in the colored comics section of the Sunday newspaper or leftover paper from last year.

If you are out of money this year it is possible your family and friends are, too. There are additional ways to save money this holiday season:

-Draw names for gifts instead of buying something for everyone on your list.
-Make gifts this year; they tend to have more meaning anyway.
-Get creative and offer a service as gifts. You could make coupons for babysitting, mowing the grass, cooking a dinner or organizing a closet.

Most importantly, keep track of how much you are spending. It is very easy for holiday shopping to rapidly get out of control, especially if your Christmas budget involves purchases made using credit cards.

This is the time of the year to know your limits, count your blessings, and be thankful for what you do have.

With the promise of a New Year, it is time to re-set our goals, make new resolutions, embrace encouraging friendships and let go of the toxic ones that may be impacting our mental health and physical well-being, and remember… as 2013 heads to its close at the end of next year, there will be a whole new Christmas season to stress-out over!

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Shopping Madness Continues with Cyber Monday

Shopping Madness Continues with Cyber MondayWhile Black Friday and Small Business Saturday have passed for 2012, we still have today, Cyber Monday, to continue our shopping madness!

Each year shopping online grows in popularity and this year Cyber Monday is new and improved. Some special offers for 2012 will include free shipping, exclusived deals and hourly specials from your favorite retailers on the World Wide Web.

With reported record level online spending over the Black Friday weekend, retailers are saving special deals for the nearly 130 million shoppers who avoided the crowds over the Thanksgiving Weekend while dreams of digital savings danced in their heads.

According to Sunday’s press release from shop.org, “The momentum from a solid Black Friday weekend certainly looks like it will carry on into Cyber Monday,” said BIGinsight Consumer Insights Director, Pam Goodfellow. “Millions of shoppers will be visiting retailers’ websites from their smartphones, tablets, home computers and work computers to check out special Cyber Monday promotions and make the most of their holiday shopping budgets.”

Here is what you need to know to find the best deals on Cyber Monday:

Cyber Monday Deals of the Hour, 2012

Time Slot Retailer
12:00 – 1:00 a.m. Dell Home
1:00 – 2:00 a.m. Tommy Hilfiger
2:00 – 3:00 a.m. Walgreens
3:00 – 4:00 a.m. HP Home & Office Store
4:00 – 5:00 a.m. QVC.com
5:00 – 6:00 a.m. Walmart.com
6:00 – 7:00 a.m. Toys”R”Us
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. The Body Shop
8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Ice.com
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. eBags.com
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Sears.com
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. homedepot.com
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Kohl’s
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. OfficeMax.com
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Under Armour
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. RedEnvelope
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble.com
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. HSN.com
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Sephora.com
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Lands’ End
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Eddie Bauer
9:00 – 10:00 p.m. Nautica
10:00 – 11:00 p.m. Crate & Barrel
11:00 – 12:00 a.m. Macys.com

Happy Shopping!

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St. Michael’s 2012 Holiday Bazaar

St. Michael's 2012 Holiday BazaarIt is time for St. Michael’s Catholic Council of Women Holiday Bazaar. The day is this coming Saturday, November 17, 2012 In the St. Michael’s Academy Courtyard on 4th Street in historic Fernandina Beach from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM.

There will be holiday decorations, arts and crafts, baked goods, plants, religious articles, books, re-gifted items, homemade candy and even lunch will be available.

There is a Basket Raffle and each has a value of $100.00 or more. Some themes are Family Movie Night, A Chocolate Basket, an Italian and Wine Basket and baskets for your pet, or even the golfer in your life.

Donations are $2.00 each, or 3 for $5.00. The drawings will be at 2:00 pm and you do NOT have to be preesent to win.

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Post Election Gun and Ammo Sales Reach Frenzied Level

Post Election Gun and Ammo Sales Reach Frenzied LevelThe election is over, but the buying of guns and ammo is at a frenzied level! Starting around November first both have been going quickly. The results of the election won’t change this surge in sales any time soon and our suppliers and manufacturers are beginning to run out of stockpiles.

Some of the most popular items have become nearly impossible to find and the demand dicates prices will not be coming down any time soon.

General Manager Mark Puca, of Second Amendment Outfitters on Hwy 17 South of Yulee, saw this demand coming so he ordered early and for now the store is fairly well stocked with AR15s, high-cap mags, lower receivers and ammo right now. In response to this scramble for weapons, Proprietor Michael Gorman said, “Don’t wait long to stock up because we’re experiencing record sales and we don’t expect the Obama regime will wait long to make good on their threats to ban ‘assault weapons’ and start issuing executive orders restricting your Second Amendment rights.

2012 Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot is On

The holiday season is fast approaching and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. That means turkey season is in full swing at Second Amendment Outfiters. The fourth annual Turkey Shoot has begun and this year, just like last, the competition is likely to be fierce.

Stop by the range and test your skill (and luck) by firing a .410 shotgun round from a Taurus “Judge” at a Turkey Target 7 yards out from the firing line. At the end of the competition, the shooter with the most pellets in the kill zone wins “The Judge” 410/45 Long Colt Pistol (MSRP of $524.99).

$10.00 buys you one shot and you may take as many shots as you want, each at a fresh target, of course. The gun range will keep track of the current front-runner so call or stop in to see where you stand throughout the month. The leader board will be posted in the shop.

The contest has already started and will run through 7:00 pm on Saturday, November 24th. In the event of a tie, the contestants will be allowed an additional tie-breaker shot free of charge anytime before 3:00 pm on Sunday, November 25th after which the prize will be awarded.

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More Vendors Join Farmer’s Market in Fernandina

More Vendors Join Farmer's Market in FernandinaAmelia Island Market Place begins November with their largest number of vendors to date.

In downtown Fernandina Beach, the Amelia Island Market Place features nearly 40 exhibit booths, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM every Saturday on N. 7th Street in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach. Selections at the market include fresh farm produce, eggs, honey, cheese, pasture-raised meats, jams, flowers, fresh bread, organic dog treats, tasty jerkies and other goodies. Two returning vendors this week include Reed’s Groves and Olive My Pickle.

Olive My Pickle is a farmer’s market favorite all over NE Florida and they return to historic Fernandina every other Saturday! Their black bean hummus is ideal for holiday parties, and you can find olives stuffed with garlic, lemon, hot peppers, blue cheese, anchovies and more. A family company, Shai and his wife Charlotte, love to hear your stories of travel and especially those childhood memories of your first sour pickle, buttery olives or taste of kimchi.

Reed’s Groves has a variety of citrus for every season. The family moved from Maine to Lake Weir, Florida in the late 1800’s after reading a Florida newpaper article describing how homesteading land was free for the taking. Advertisements were running up and down the East Coast that read, “Move to sunny, tropical Florida and get rich growing Oranges.”

The Reeds still grow, pick, pack and ship their tasty, delicious citrus that is now available on Amelia Island, and according to their website, ReedsGroves.com, they are still trying to get rich growing oranges, too.

The Barnabas Center, a local non-profit that provides food, medical, dental and rent assistance to residents of Nassau County will be our highlighted community organization of the week.

While your senses are tasting, smelling and touching the market’s delights, your ears will be seduced by outstanding Guitarist Larry LeMier and an exciting demonstration of Jazzercise, lead by local resident Jennifer Bradsher, will keep you warm this first weekend of November.

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Fifi’s Celebrates Expansion with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Fifi's Celebrates Expansion with Ribbon Cutting CeremonyFernandina Beach, FL – Fifi’s Fine Resale of Amelia Island, Florida invites you to attend the Expansion Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the AIFBY Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, November 1 at 5:00 pm.

“This community has shown amazing support to Fifi’s over the years, and we are thrilled to be able to provide you a more spacious, well-displayed, organized shopping experience with the completion of our expansion,” Jessica Miller, Owner of Fifi’s exclaimed. “Surprises are planned throughout the day, so don’t wait until 5 pm to show up,” Miller continued.

The shop has been a part of Fernandina Beach’s retail scene for over twenty years. The store strives to satisfy the varied needs of residents and tourists, offering everything from new jewelry and accessories to designer handbags and Chico’s items.

Fifi’s Fine Resale Apparel is a nationally recognized resale store that offers quality merchandise at great prices with exceptional service to the local community. Fifi’s Fine Resale is celebrating being a part of this community for over 20 years, and supports several non-profit organizations and are members of the Amelia Island Chamber of Commerce, Women in Nassau helping Women in Need (WIN WIN), and the National Association of Resale Professionals (NARTS).

For information about resale shopping or guidelines on buy-outright or consignment, please contact Jessica Miller, Owner, at (904) 277-4430 or fifis.amelia@gmail.com.

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Fernandina Farmers Market Information for October’s End

Fernandina Farmers Market Information for October's EndHistoric Fernandina Farmer’s Market
Farmer’s market vendors from the Amelia Island Market Place, in Fernandina Beach, will be showing off their “Spirit” on October 27, 2012.

You are invited to join us at the Market Place and vote for your favorite “Best Decorated Booth” decked out in Georgia, Florida or Traditional Halloween, with local, ambient music provided by Cody Norton and Brandon Delp of the James Cody Band.

This place will be hotter than the game itself! Try a petrified sample of Wook’s Cajun Spicy beef jerky or a hot and spicy marshmallow from one of our newest vendors, the Evil Seed Hot Sauce company. Evil Seed is a family-owned and operated business tempting you with their savory sauces that are a mixture of heat, flavor and imagination. They firmly believe there is a hot sauce for every occasion.

Their two newest flavors, Big Evil BBQ and Asylum Crazy Hot Sauce, are being released on October 25th, just in time for celebrating All Hallow’s Eve.

If the spicy temptations offered are not your style, our market also provides wicked produce, startling baked breads, salad dressing potions, magical meats, frightfully fresh cheeses, unearthly pastries and other treats that just may delight the Hell out of you.

Have no fear, the Amelia Island Market Place is open each Saturday, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, on N. 7th Street in historic, downtown Fernandina Beach, Florida. (Broom parking is free.)

Organic produce vendor KYV Farm comes to the market each Saturday with a large selection of fresh and healthy products from St. Augustine, Florida. KYV FARM is a certified organic family farm in Northeast Florida, founded and actively run by Francisco Arroyo and Vivian Bayona. They use only sustainable farming methods with no chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Farming practices include crop rotation, cover crop as green manure, compost and mulches, using proven organic seeds, good irrigation systems and cold frames to start/extent the growing season.

Please visit AmeliaIslandMarketPlace.com or call Judie or Lawrence at (904) 444-2407 for more information.

Amelia Farmers Market
While the farmer’s market in historic Fernandina Beach has organic farmers every Saturday, the other market located at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation will be introducing Rosie’s Organic Farm this Saturday, a certified organic farmer from Gainesville.

The Amelia Farmers Market takes place each Saturday at The Shops of Omni Amelia Island Plantation.

For more information on the Amelia Farmers Market visit ameliafarmersmarket.com.

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Tips to Healthy Eating on a Tight Budget

Tips to Healthy Eating on a Tight BudgetFood prices are on the rise, but there are many tips to help you eat healthy even if you are on a tight budget.

    -Prepare foods that will stretch into more than one meal, especially if you are using expensive food items. For example, making stews and casseroles will help those pricey packages of beef, poultry or fish go further.
    -Buy vegetables and fruits when they are in season.
    -Compare the cost of using a coupon to a store’s generic brand.
    -Avoid processed and convenient foods like frozen dinners, chips and instant mixes.
    -Nonfat dry milk is the least expensive way to buy milk, but make it early so it has plenty of time to chill.
    -Never shop when you are hungry or in a hurry!

Other ways to save money on your grocery bill are less traditional.

    -Plant edible plants and trees in your flower beds.
    -Plan menus and create a shopping list before you shop. You’ll find some items can be purchased using a bulk discount.
    -Use leftovers for a meal the following day. Whenever I make a pot roast, you know there will be a hearty beef stew served the next evening for supper.
    -Check your current inventory before shopping. Don’t buy what you already have.
    -Buy whole items and cut them up yourself.
    -Experiment by substituting beans or vegetables for meat. In some dishes you’ll never even notice. You’ll save money, fat and extra calories!

If you are struggling to put food on the table, consider programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program found and school meal programs for children.

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2012 Friends of the Library Book Sale

2012 Friends of the Library Book Sale  Fernandina Beach, FL – One of the most eagerly anticipated weekends for book lovers of all ages is coming up soon, and Friends of the Library volunteers are already accepting book donations to make it the biggest, most successful sale ever.

Thousands of books donated by local readers will be sold at bargain basement prices November 2 – 4, at the Peck Center to support library operations and programming.

“We eagerly accept just about all types and urge everyone to drop off their donations soon so we can sort, alphabetize and showcase them properly during the sale,” says Bruce Morrison, book sale chairman.

The sale will feature a broad assortment of fiction and non-fiction books in dozens of categories as well as hundreds of CDs and DVDs.

Children’s books are always very popular and will be greatly appreciated.

If you have just a few items to donate, leave them in the teal colored collection box under the covered walkway in front of Peck Head Start at 511 S. 11th St.

A collection area for larger donations is in the Peck School at 516 South 10th Street.

Go in the front entrance (Fir Street between S. 10th and S. 11th Streets), turn right and look for the Friends of the Library sign on your left, next to the stairwell.

With most items are priced at $2.00 or less, past sales have generated approximately $15,000 annually in support of our Library.

For first choice among the thousands of volumes, plan to attend the Friends of the Library Members Only preview sale on Thursday, November 1 from 5 – 7pm. If you aren’t a member, you can join at the door.

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Flash Sale Shopping A New Online Trend

Flash Sale Shopping A New Online TrendIf you sell products online you should consider offering a Flash Sale. This is one of the newer gimmicks to entice online shoppers, and it offers the customer real value.

Here is how it works. The merchant offers a deep discount on certain items for just a few hours… and online only.

When I first started seeing these online Flash Sales, there were a few problems and glitches, but now these sales are offering some fantastic savings.

I received a special from Kohl’s a few days ago that prompted me to write this article. They were offering a “5-Hour Lunch Special. 20% Off EVERYTHING online. Don’t miss this sweet deal!” I’m sure you get the idea, the sale was good for only one day, and only for the hours from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM.

One of my favorite sales was one I found on Zumba.com. They offer only a handful of shoe styles on their website and for four hours they were offering all but one style at 50% off. That was a deal!

A couple of hours before the sale began I received an email about the sale including the times and what was being offered and then I saw they were heavily promoting the sale on their Facebook page, too. I’m sure they also used other social media tools, such as twitter, to further encourage shoppers to visit their website for this four hour shoe extravaganza.

How well did it work? Well, when I logged in they had already sold out of my shoe size. Though disappointed, as a consumer I honestly am looking forward to their next “Flash Sale”!

Having a strong retail background, if you are a merchant looking for an quick line of cash flow, this could be a great way to move some merchandise in a short amount of time.

So, I’ll give it a try; we are running our own Lunch Special Flash Sale! If you call our Sales Manager, Lawrence, here at SearchAmelia.com at (904) 583-1010, on Friday, August 17, 2012, between the hours of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM, you will recieve 20% off the cost of a rotating banner ad on our website, which normally sells for $60.00 per month (with a six month committment), for only $48.00 per month. THAT is a value!!!

You must call on August 17th, between 10 AM and 2 PM

(If we don’t answer, simply leave a message with the time you called and we’ll return your call as soon as possible… and we will believe you when you tell us what time you called.)

Friday Only, Four Hours Only!

Current customers may renew at this rate, during this four hour Lunch Special! BUT – YOU must call on FRIDAY!

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Moving to Arizona Yard Sale

Moving to Arizona Yard SaleI remember moving here 22 years ago when my husband and I were first married and we had a yard sale. This was no ordinary yard sale. We were combining his home furnishings, with my home furnishings, to create a home with “our” home furnishings. Coming from Atlanta, it was quickly decided we would move all of our furnishings to Amelia Island and hold the yard sale in Fernandina Beach.

That yard sale, so many years ago, had the title, “Mother-in-law coming to visit!” This is a sobering yard sale for us because, this time, my mother-in-law is moving to Arizona.

My in-laws decided to make Amelia Island their home shortly after we moved here. We’ve shared the important holidays and family moments, but we’ve also shared life’s heart aches through the long illness and passing of my father-in-law.

Now she is moving to Arizona and will be closer to my husband’s two brothers and their families. Our blessing of having her be so close to our family all of these years will now be a blessing appreciated by them.

Back to the yard sale: Decades of accumulation in three bedroom homes is now being downsized to small Arizona condominium! Other family and friends are also putting stuff in the sale, so I don’t even know what all will be for sale!

If you have been to one of our previous yard sales, then you know: Early birds will be shot!

Friday and Saturday, August 3rd and 4th, from 8:00 to 2:00 PM, you are invited to Jekyll Court (across from the YMCA’s pool) to find treasures and memorabilia being disgarded for a new beginning.

(Rain date is August 10th and 11th, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM.)

Clothes, knick-knacks, a matched pair of twin beds, other furniture pieces, toys, books, washer & dryer, stationary bike, home decor, some tools… all kinds of stuff!

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Speaking of Pipeline Surf Shop…

Speaking of Pipeline Surf Shop...While we are on the topic of Pipeline Surf Shop, it is time to “Get schooled with Pipeline’s Back to School Sale!”

You want to shop local for back to school savings, right?

This amazing shop will have “Buy 3 Get 1 FREE” on all apparel. This includes: Shoes, flops, dresses, shorts, shirts, and boardies! The “Sale Loft” is Buy 1 Get 1 FREE!

They also have a HUGE selection of backpacks and Vans Shoes!

$10.00 Bikinis

That’s right! Brand name bikinis for $5.00 a piece. Get a top or just get a bottom or get both!

Local Love

Pipeline loves our locals with their rewards program and gives you more points per dollar you spend than the average person, just for being a local. If you haven’t signed up… no worries! It’s easy and FREE! Ask one of their team members to hook you up! Bring your ID for proof of address.

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