Dec 13 2017

Still haven’t decorated your house for the holidays? Here we have some tips for you

Every year the holidays sneak up on us and before you know it it’s Christmas. You think you’re going to have more than enough time to decorate your house for the holidays and you keep putting it off. That’s when you realize it’s midway through December and you still have no decorations up. We’ve all been through it and we’re here to give you some tips on some last minute, easy, and quick outdoor holiday decorations. 

  • Your front door is the main entrance and what people see when walking into your house. Add a wreath to decorate your main entrance.
  • Mini Christmas trees also add for great outdoor decoration. Place a few around your front patio and it really adds some holiday presence.
  • An easy decoration for your house could be festive signs. You can hang them around or you can place them next to your door.
  • Adding many pine cones makes your home look and feel festive.
  • You can never go wrong with some garland and fake snowflakes to add to your decorations
  • Adding a holiday door mat is the perfect touch for holiday décor
  • Lastly nothing says ‘it’s the holidays’ like putting lights around the house. Hanging lights, lanterns, and lights for your plants are the perfect lighting for the holidays
Apr 24 2017

We would like to introduce our Office Manager, Bettina Adams.  She has been with us for 6 months and has learned a great deal about landscape architecture in that short time. Bettina grew up in Southern California. She graduated from the University of Denver with a BA in Mass Communications. She worked as a catering director at a private country club in San Diego where she met her husband, Tim. They lived and homeschooled their three children in California until they decided to drive across the country to North Carolina, cruise on a sailboat down the Intracoastal Waterways, around the Keys and made Naples their home in 2014. 

 

Naples Pier 2016

 

What do you miss most about California?  Definitely my family.  I come from a close family of six kids who all still live up and down the coast with thier families.  My parents lived only 30 minutes away and we used to have Sunday dinners together.  However, it's hard not to miss the cool summer nights, too.

If you had to eat the same meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be? Mexican street tacos. My family and I made many road trips to Baja and the authenticity of those tacos can't be beat. 

You and your family like to travel.  What was your most memorable vacation?  Cruising on a catameran for 10 days in the BVI was probably the most memorable.  But our cruise down the ICW to Florida has some of the funniest stories.

What things do you like to do when you are not at work?  I love fitness.  I workout four times a week and I love to run.  I am very competitive.  I also enjoy shopping with my two teenage daughters, Sailor and Sirena.  My son, Cruise, keeps me busy in other ways.  He's eleven and loves to explore. He loves to bring in lizards, bugs and any type of creature he's found outside with his dog, Fin.  Both of them are usually covered in mud.  So, I am usually cleaning my house, a lot.

If you could change something about yourself what would it be?  I am a neat freak; boarderline OCD.  I'd like to be able to not have to tidy up and clean all the time.  As theraputic as it can be, it's also very exhausting.  

 Paddle boarding in Little Hickory Bay

 

Cruise, Sailor & Sirena 

 

 

 

Apr 19 2017

Earth Day was founded by US Senetor Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin after he witnessed the devestation of a massive oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara, California in 1969. He was inspired to organize a national "teach-in" that focused on educating the public about the environment.  The first Earth Day was on April 22, 1970 and had led to the creation of the National Environmental Protection Act signed by President Nixon.  Twenty million Americans took to the streets, including students from thousands of colleges who organized protests against the deterioration of the environment.  Over the decades more and more people from over 190 countries are now observing Earth Day. 

 

Plant A Tree

Earth Day has made us more aware of our environment and over a billion people every year do their part to keep it clean.  So celebrate Mother Earth and all she provides for us.