10 Advantages of Living in a Condo #condolife #secondhome #fishing

We were recently relocated due to work, but did not want to sell our home, so we opted to purchase a condo as our second home to stay in while working.

We quickly realized how nice and convenient this is. Here are just some reasons I  love it!!

  1. While not here, we can earn money renting it out.
  2. We don’t have to do any upkeep of the lawn or anything outside of our condo.
  3. We have a pool, tennis court & lighted pier we can use.
  4. Our water and cable are included in our HOA.
  5. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets
  6. Friendly neighbors
  7. Grandkids want to come visit!
  8. We have a community grill & picnic tables available all the time.
  9. It is animal-friendly.
  10. It is safe.

I love watching the wildlife here, so far we have seen a red fox, two coyotes, and tons of birds. We also have a dolphin that comes to visit our pier often. This has been such a fun experience. If you are looking for a retirement home or just a place to spend vacations, look at condos!

Lastly, the views are breathtaking. I love just sitting outside and watching the views.

2017 is the Year about ME!! #healthy #fitbit #walking

 

 

I started about three months ago walking my 10000 steps a day. This has really changed my life. I have lost 10 pounds and now have set a new goal. Each day I do the steps, I make a conscience decision to not only eat better but drink plenty of water.

I am going to share my list of how and what I did to become healthier and my goal to continue it for this year.

  1. I wake up each morning and thank the Lord! I am always in a better mood after I say my morning prayer. I love spending a few minutes a day on my knees thanking the Lord for allowing me another day.
  2. Get dressed and get moving. I have realized if I don’t get up to an alarm clock and immediately get up and get moving, I tend to start trying to make excuses to not do my morning walk.
  3. Have a group of friends to compete with. I found some of my Facebook friends that also have a Fitbit and we challenge each other to daily showdowns, weekly showdowns and even weekend showdowns.
  4. Drink water. This is one of those I hated at first. Now I love it, I received a yeti cup for my birthday and I keep it full of water. This helps me reach my daily water goal.
  5. Do not eat or drink anything other than water after 6:00. This isn’t that hard, I chose to do this because I found that my husband and I love to snack at night and that was not helping me reach my goal!
  6. Keep moving, I use my fitbit to challenge me to move so many steps each hour. This keeps me active all day long.
  7.  Walk somewhere safe and beautiful. I choose to walk along the beach road because the water is so soothing.

These are the steps I took to help with my healthier me! Although I am not anywhere near where I want to be I am heading in the right direction. Now I have another goal this year and that is to be more involved in the church. I want to be a better Christian. I will be sharing this in a later blog!

 

Rockport Texas #rockporttexas #rockport Flounder Recipe

We bought a condo in Rockport, Texas, which is located on Aransas Bay, home of some great fishing and beautiful water. I have had the pleasure of the most beautiful photo opportunities. I am by no means a professional but you can’t go wrong when you are surrounded by beauty. I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures.

Our Condo is facing the water and we have a 750′ pier, as you can tell I love taking pictures of the pier!! Especially the sunset.

This year I want to try and take some with people fishing in the background. I love walking down the beach road and listening to the water, and finding new photo opportunities.

These are just a few of my favorites, hopefully I will have more in the next couple weeks to share.

We loving fishing here, we catch flounder, trout and red fish. Our favorite is flounder. It is some of the best fish you will ever eat!

I have an amazing flounder covered and smothered recipe:

Season and bake flounder (we use Tony Chachere’s)

Melt butter and onions in a pan add flour and a broth (we use veggie broth)

mix until smooth, then add craw fish tails cook about 7 minutes longer.

We serve this over rice and it is to die for!!

Craw fish tail cover and smother mixture