Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Featured Items of the Week: Markets Of Sunshine Etsy Shop

Week of July 24, 2017

Featured Items From Markets of Sunshine
Etsy Shop!

Top left corner is our Nancy Drew keepsake box featuring our signature felt and wood box design.

Bottom left is our vintage Japanese jewelry box chest with beautiful mother of pearl inlaid design.

Top right is our bluebird gift envelope that can be monogrammed for your special occasion.

Bottom right is our elegant pride and prejudice keepsake box featuring our signature wood box and fiber art felt lining.

Just click on the item name and you'll be taken to our Etsy shop to read the details and see more pictures.

Favorite our shop and your favorite items while you are there.

If you are a VIP Gifting Lounge member you will get an instant 25% discount coupon code off your purchase. Check your email inbox for the latest code.

 Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha J.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Best Deal All Summer For My VIP Gifting Lounge Member's

Weekly Deal!  60% off in my Etsy shop, Markets of Sunshine.
Plus, get FREE SHIPPINGIf you are a VIP member you get to double-dip and use your 25% off coupon too.  Not a member. Then you are missing out on these great deals.  

But, no worries.  You can join my VIP Gifting Lounge today.  Just click this link: 
I want to save big too!  VIP Gifting Lounge

There are only 7 deals this week.  Don't wait.  Get over to my shop, MarketsofSunshine today! 

Sending You Sunshine,
Marsha aka Sunshine

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tea Party Theme Ideas

Okay, I have to share one of my biggest passions in life with you.
I absolutely am crazy about tea parties!  I have a china cabinet full of tea cups, saucers, plates, bowls, teapots, spoons, platters and tiered serving pieces. 

There are so many great tea party theme ideas out there and I'm sure you've been come up with a few yourself.  There is the garden party theme.  The victorian theme.  The mad hatter theme.  The alice in wonderland theme and the list goes on and on.

I'm planning my next tea party in the Fall and would like to do something fun and unique.  I'd love to get your ideas.  Leave me a comment below with a fun and unique theme that you think would make a great way to celebrate a tea party with the girls.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Florida Garden: Plant Cutting & Seed Saver Program With Friend's & Neighbor's

Would you like to learn how to share plant cuttings with your friends and neighbors?  
Here are a few supplies you'll need to get started.
  • root starter (local hardware of building supply store)
  • ziplock bags
  • paper towels
Here is how I do my cuttings.  Take a piece of the plant stem and wet the end and apply a little bit of the root starter to the cut end.  Wrap it in a wet paper towel and place in ziplock bag and give to your friend to place in soil.  Once, they get it home they can put it in potting soil and water as usual.

I would love to know how you share cuttings and how you get them to grow.  Leave a comment below and share your tip with other gardening friends.

What's in my Florida garden?  Take a tour with me through my Florida garden and take part in a plant cutting exchange program with your neighbor's and friends. 
Or, start a seed saver sharing group with your gardening friends.  Do you have pretty seed saver packets?  I do in my Etsy shop just for you.

This is a sneak peek at what is coming to my Etsy shop in a few weeks.  Stay tuned to this blog for future updates and a glimpse at the new product line.
Thank you for being a part of my Markets of Sunshine community.
Sending You Sunshine,

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Florida State Parks Review: Silver Springs Glass Bottom Boat Tours

Florida State Parks Review: Silver Springs Glass Bottom Boat

As a native Floridian, I grew up in rural Orlando back in the early 60's.  My family then moved to rural Seminole county to a little city called Oviedo.  As a child our play time was outdoors climbing trees and playing cowboys and Indian's.  Every summer for 2 weeks we went to the Ocala National Forrest state park where my Mother and Father would fish with friends who owned the cabins on 2 lots.  We kid's usually about 5 or 6 of us, would explore the trails and wait on them to get back around lunch-time.  I would get up around 7 a.m. and eat breakfast and sneak any left over coffee.  
It was black and the most awful tasting stuff I had ever drank.  I thought "how on earth can my Dad like this stuff".  Giggle!

My first trip to Silver Springs State Park was when I was about 10 years old.  It was like a fun place to visit.  That was in the 1970's.  They had a complete Zoo and the glass bottom boat tour.  It was like a little paradise to me.

My second trip back to the park was somewhat of a disappointment.  Why?  Because, the Zoo was no more.  The water park was broken down eye sore and the once beautiful drive in was a sign of a big change.  The only thing that was still there was the glass bottom boat tour.  I can't remember how long the tour was since I was only 10 when I was last there.

But, this tour was 30 minutes or 1 hour 1/2.  We picked the 30 minute tour and we got our monies worth.  The tour guide was very nice and informed on the park history.  He was not a native Floridian but that did not matter.  He knew the history and that was good enough for me.  

The water was crystal clear and clean.  A lot of work goes in to keep it that way.  The boats are battery operated so no gas or oil gets in the spring feed water.  There is a nice group of shops and the restrooms are kept clean and tidy.  The cost to get in is only $3 for parking.  The boat tours range in price from $11 per person and up depending on your age and which tour you choose.

If you canoe or paddle board you can have a fun self guided tour down the river for a low fee.  Walk the trails around the park and bring your picnic lunch to enjoy in one of the pavilions. 

Overall, you'll love this park.  It is a fun day trip for couples or the family anytime of year.

Review Rating:  5 Stars

 Sending You Sunshine - Marsha