Thursday, January 30, 2014

25 Ways to Save

Money is often on our minds these days, and it's not that easy to save, however the following infographic offers 25 ways in which to save some money around the house, eating out, transportation, shopping, and even health and fitness! In addition to #3 they recommend using paper as wrapping paper, a great idea is to use some old newspaper. It not only helps the environment but also your wallet, not to mention it looks really cool! 

25 Ways to Save Money Infographic

Friday, January 24, 2014

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?

Last night was another successful Dinner for 6!  This is a variant "progressive dinner" theme.  Instead of progressing to each house for the next course, the host house will provide the main course and the guests will bring the trimmings, and dessert will be at the clubhouse with everyone attending.  The theme for Dinner for 6 this time around was "Comfort Cabin Fever Food!"  The guests know where they are going but the host will be surprised!  So shhhh don't spill the beans!

The dinner table at someone's house!

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Preparing Your Home for Winter

With winter here you're probably trying to stay as warm as possible. These 10 energy-saving tips will help keep you warm while saving you money at the same time.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Irish Eyes Pub and Restaurant

Looking for something to do this weekend while grabbing a great bite to eat? Irish Eyes is the right place for you. Every Saturday Irish Eyes hosts live entertainment in the form of great music, and if you get there between 9-10pm you'll be able to catch Prime Rib Night! While you're there don't forget to check out the other events they host throughout the week, including Trivia Wednesday and Football nights!

The closest Irish eyes less than 30 minutes away from Southern Meadows and certainly worth the trip.

Location: Milton 105 Union Street

Friday, January 17, 2014

Wood Carving

Some of the Tuesday/Thursday class finished their wood carvings yesterday afternoon with paint, wood burning and MORE!  At the Southern Meadow Clubhouse.  Great Job to all!  Thank you Fred for teaching this class......more pics to come!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Ways to Save Water

With water becoming increasingly precious isn't it time you thought about how you can help your pocket, and more importantly the environment. How much do we consume on a daily basis? And what can we all do to reduce waste. This straight forward infographic will help you identify simple changes you can make, and if we all followed it what a better place the world be.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Delaware Agricultural Museum

This month at the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village there are a few great exhibits you want to be sure to check out.
There will be a contest between selected local artists who will paint creative designs on barrels, you will then be able to vote for your favorite barrel in person at the Museum or online. The intent for this events is to promote awareness on the benefits of using rain barrels to reduce rainwater runoff and improve water quality.
There will also be a printing press exhibit where you will be able to see some old printing presses and learn how documents were created with them, the process as well as the different tools used.
Another exiting exhibit is Planting the Seeds of play, where you will be able to see some of the games that played by kids growing up on farms around the turn of the 20th Century.

The events are from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm every Tuesday - Saturday this month.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Recent Reads

Recent Reads met in the Clubhouse on Wednesday at 7 pm and it was such a pleasure!  Eight of us chatted about books we have read or are currently reading, about authors we like or dislike, shared information about the Kent Co Library system and much more.  Probably one of the best ideas of the evening came from Janet K.....Keep a journal of the books you have read!  How many of us have picked up a book to read only to discover 50 pages later that we've already read it?!

I learned that we have more than a few writers at Southern Meadow and you might end up hearing about a book written by a group of our own!

For those who may be wondering, Recent Reads was just formed as a book club without "required" reading material.  On the first Wednesday of each month, join us in the Clubhouse to find out what your neighbors are reading or learn about an author you may not know.  You can join in the discussion or just listen in.....The more the merrier!

We hope to see you at 7 pm on February 5!

Ellen A.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Benefits of a Deck!

Our new Dogwood model comes with a front and back porch, which is perfect for relaxing and entertaining neighbors. But what else is it good for?

The following infographic will shed some light on the benefits of having a porch and some activities to make full use of it. From BBQ's to arts and crafts you're sure to find something you'd like to try.

Deck Out Your Backyard! Infographic

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Acacia Model Home Lot 93

You're in luck! This model has recently been reduced in price! Now only $149,900 you can get this home at a steal! This model has 2 bed, 2 bath, a huge deck, oak cabinets, a lovely patio, and a ton of living space. Be sure to come tour this home before someone snatches it up.
Acacia Floor Plan

For more pictures of the interior click here. 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Home Improvement

Every now and then, your home needs a new look! So spruce it up and spice it up with creative use of colors and space. It may seem expensive at first, but get a free quote from your local contractor. You may be surprised to find out it’s cheaper than you thought.

If you own a home at Southern Meadows you don't have to worry about the last few tips about going Eco-Friendly. You're already there! Here at Southern Meadows we build all of our homes while thinking green and ensuring your home is as energy efficient as possible! The tips on sprucing up your living area and accessorizing, however, include some great and inspirational tips!