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Spring has sprung which means it’s time for Spring Cleaning! Give your home the refresh it deserves. These four projects are easy, affordable ways to sustain, and even add value to your home.

  1. Landscaping

Updating your landscape is a classic spring project. Whether you need to start from scratch or do some light trimming and clean-up, putting effort into your greenscape will make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. Now is also a great time to consider outdoor lighting for entertaining spaces so you can enjoy them to the fullest.

  1. Windows

Interior windows typically get cleaned throughout the year, but exterior window cleaning often gets neglected. On a cloudy day, grab your cleaning supplies, a ladder, and a buddy and get to work. Your streak and dirt-free windows will leave your home sparkling and allow more natural light to flow into your home.

  1. Paint

Elevate your space with a fresh coat of paint. Light and airy colors can help make your home feel larger, while darker and earthy tones provide a memorable and moody vibe for your space. Your home tells your story and updating your paint colors can help complete your interior design narrative.

  1. Detail Updates

Out with the old and in with the new is easier said than done, however, there are some small projects that will help make your space feel brand new. Swapping cabinet hardware is a simple and inexpensive way to update your kitchen or bathroom. If you’re feeling ambitious, build a fire pit to create a space outdoors to make memories. Small changes can make a big difference! 

The hardest part of spring cleaning is starting! Get inspired and start your next home project to truly bring out the best your space has to offer.

 
 
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Spring has sprung and rain is inevitable. While the weather in Northeast Florida is envied by many with an average of 223 sunny days a year, St. Augustine also gets, on average, fifty-one inches of rainfall per year. Keep those rainy days interesting with a trip to one of these classic spots in St. Augustine that will be sure to entertain and educate you.

St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum

AHOY, MATEY! Spend the day at The Pirate Museum and explore owner Pat Croce’s impressive collection of pirate memorabilia. Hunt through more than 800 pirate artifacts and state-of-the-art displays created by the Disney Imagineers. The Pirate Museum is home to the only surviving treasure chest in the world AND one of the only remaining Jolly Roger flags. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the gift shop to purchase a little pirate booty of your own to take home. To plan your day at the St. Augustine Pirate and Treasure Museum, visit www.thepiratemuseum.com.

The Old Jail

In 1891, Henry Flagler commissioned the company that eventually built Alcatraz to construct a jail just north of downtown St. Augustine. To avoid instilling fear in the public and to encourage his friends to invest in the city, Henry Flagler disguised the jail to look like a hotel! The Old Jail provides guests a glimpse into the daily lives of St. Augustine’s most notorious prisoners. Enjoy an interactive experience as costumed actors tell stories of the jail and the prisoners behind bars. Visitors will also have a chance to view the large collection of weapons and artifacts on display. The Old Jail is truly a must-visit in St. Augustine!

St. Augustine Distillery

If a rainy day has you in a drinking mood, stop by St. Augustine Distillery. This family owned and operated establishment is committed to making world-class spirits using the best of Florida’s agriculture. St. Augustine Distillery offers free tours everyday so visitors can learn how they make their spirits from farm to bottle, the differences between each spirit, and, best of all, learn how to make St. Augustine Distillery’s FOUR signature cocktails! No reservation is required for these amazing tours and they are FREE – can’t get much better than that! 

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum

If you haven’t already visited, you have to admit you’ve always been curious about Ripley’s Believe It or Not! From incredible artwork to shrunken heads, your eyes won’t know where to look next. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum was founded by Robert Leroy Ripley to display the amazing artifact collection from his extensive travels. He documented his adventures in his famous comic strip, “Believe It or Not!”. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit their website

Contact each location for their latest COVID protocols and restrictions.

 
 
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