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Fruits and Veggies at the Farmers Market

September 14, 2015
Farmers Market

It’s hot outside and we’re nearing the end of summer here in Naples.  The snowbirds are going to be arriving soon.  Snowbirds, if you are wondering what I’m talking about, are the Naples winter residents that come down after spending a lovely cool summer up north.  You see, our seasons are switched down here.  Everyone leaves in the summer when it’s gets super hot, and returns to Naples from October thru May.  We have a very vibrant community year round and the population triples in the winter.  Anyway, back to the Farmers Market…  On this summer Saturday I decided to wander down to one of our great Farmers Markets, The Shoppes at Vanderbilt Farmers Market.  We have several here in town and it makes for a great way to start your weekend.

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I got busy snapping away and taking pics of all the fresh produce.  Look at these veggies!  I’m thinking a Cauliflower soup needs to be on next weeks menu!

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Pineapples, bananas, mango….YUM!  This says “Smoothie Time” for me!

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There were some great plants on display for sale also.  I don’t have the greenest thumb, as my good friend Ann Marie tells me, so I decided to look and not buy.  Let’s let them live another day!  Beautiful Plants…loving the pink flowers!

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

Farmers Market

I did stumble upon the Southern Hive Honey Company.  I love honey!  It’s a great natural sweetener and I use it tons.  He had four different kinds for sale…all local.

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I ended up buying a small bottle of all four…Black Mangrove, Wild Florida, Orange Blossom and Saw Palmetto.  Stay tuned to the blog for an upcoming taste test!

Farmers Market

So there you have it!  A fantastic reason to NOT just sit at home on a Saturday morning in Naples.  Get out there!  Check out all the wonderful produce, plants, foods and items at the local farmers market.  See you there!!

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Sand in my toes…

July 30, 2015

We’re back! Life, as it sometimes does, got in the way, and I had to take a 6 month break from sharing all the things I love…beach, cooking and décor. We’ve also changed our name from Paisleyvine to Relax Play Naples. Why you ask? I just felt that there is nothing like relaxing and playing…all in Naples, Florida!

Now to my number one favorite thing….the beach. There’s nothing like it! I spend a lot of time at the beach, walking, relaxing and pondering, so… I thought I’d do a post of my number one favorite things to do. There’s nothing like going to the beach and feeling the peacefulness that washes over you. The blue lapping water…happy sea birds and everyone you see there is just so darn happy. Happiness for me begins at the beach. Here’s a few pics of my walks on the beach. Hope you feel the happiness and peacefulness that I did and still do!

wiggins beach, naples

 

wiggins beach, naples

wiggins beach

wiggins beach

wiggins beach

 

wiggins beach

See!…  I bet you’re feeling more relaxed already.  These pics were taken mostly at Wiggins Beach in North Naples.  It’s one of my favorites.  Hope you try it out.  Till next time!…

 

 

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Boat Ride!

March 25, 2014

One of my favorite things about SW Florida is our beautiful waters we live by.  Emerald blue water and sandy white beaches.  We were invited to go on a boat ride and stop for lunch on Sunday.  It took us about hmmm…2 seconds to say “Yes Please!!” Continue Reading…