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Entrepreneurial Friends and Family

Excited for some friends and family who are/have become entrepreneurs with their online business recently!  While the economy may still be tanking and “normal” jobs hard to find, it’s amazing to be around some people who have the desire to follow some dreams!  In full disclosure and transparency, I am involved in one of them.  And in a small bit of promotion, I’m listing their sites here:

My good friend Terry Williams has had several online stores but his most recent and most successful is Tobacco Pipes.  He has some great gift items for you to check out!  Terry has his MBA and is a whiz at network administration and stuff like that.  I’m sorry we don’t work together any more – I could learn a ton from him!

Brent Kraus over at Ella Bing is another very talented friend.  Brent worked for me years ago and has since gone on to be an expert in data base languages and scripts and stuff I really know nothing about!  His entry into online businesses is with bow ties!  If you want to know about bow ties, check his site out!

Ryan Hachenberger is a friend and fellow blogger.  You’ve seen and read some of his stuff at Florida Fowler.  He has recently become a freelance writer as well and is developing a yet to be revealed new website!  Whatever it ends up being, I’m sure it will be worth your while!

As my kids began looking at the success of some of these friends and the success of others they know, they brainstormed for a few months about a new venture.  This past week they (we) launched All Tide Up, an online store for t-shirts, croakies, coastal prints, etc.  It’s still in the development stages but it’s live!

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A Great Weekend

We had a wonderful time at Mexico Beach, Florida for Memorial Day weekend!  The weather was gorgeous.  The water was just right.  And as always, the sunsets and photo opportunities didn’t disappoint!  Thankful for a place to stay as we travel to Northwest Florida and extra glad our kids (who aren’t really kids anymore) like to spend time with us!  Several days of kayaking.  Hours and hours of walking.  Picking up sea shells.  Talking to random strangers.  Having conversations that don’t always take place.  It was a good weekend!

Here are a few shots of our time away:

On our trip home, we lingered for a while in Apalachicola, Florida – got to see things like the sailboat above as it entered the Apalachicola River.  We  watched pelicans dive bomb for food and dolphins swimming under the bridge.  Lots of interesting sights – and not ones we get to see everyday – at least not in Central Florida!

Until next time!