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2016 Home and Garden Shows

by Sherrie Toth

Home and Garden Shows, 2016


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Spring is around the corner and that means we can watch that beautiful Apple Valley Lake fill up and dream of the beauty of Summer.  

 

One of the perks of cruising Apple Valley lake during the warmer months is looking at all the gorgeous homes that outline its perimeter.  Knowing that folks are scanning your backyard gives you all the more reason to spruce it up and give it that “curb appeal” so-to-speak.  Besides Pinterest and all those other fantastic information- spewing websites, one of the best places to visit is one of Ohio’s Home and Garden shows.  Here, at these shows, you will find ways to make your home look its best. You might also be interested in innovative things such as green technology to enhance the efficiency of your Lake Home.

Many home and garden shows have come and gone! In fact, some are going on NOW! Check out this list and mark one of the dates on your calendar!

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Central Ohio- Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show

    Dates- February 20-28, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

North Central - Ohio Building Industry Association

     Dates- April 8th- 10th, 2016

    Located at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory

 

Central Ohio- Home and Garden Show and Holiday Fest

    Dates- September 9-11, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

Southwest Ohio- Cincinnati Home and Garden Show

    Dates- March 2-6, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

Akron/Canton- Home and Flower Show

    Dates- February 26-28, 2016

    Find us on- Facebook

 

There you have it!  If you find any more that we have not listed, comment the information below.  Also, comment what you are looking for at these shows and anything new and interesting you may find after you attend.



    

Embracing Winter, Beat The Blues

by Sherrie Toth

Embracing Winter, Beat The Blues

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The holidays are over.  The days are shorter. Our boats are wrapped in “Saran wrap” and the Lake Living Lifestyle we know and love is only a memory.  And while we’ve had a rather mild winter, it seems that Spring and Summer aren’t even in our line of sight yet.  Coming to the realization that we are in the dead of winter can bring about some undesirable effects such as:

 

  • Fatigue

  • Boredom

  • Weight Gain

  • Excessive sleep

  • Not enough sleep

  • Loss of interest in being around people

  • Loss of interest in activities that would normally be interesting

If you can identify with the majority of the items on this list, don’t reach for the phone and call your doctor just yet; you’re not alone.

While all of the aforementioned items are associated with depression, they too, are clear signs of what is referred to as Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) or the winter blues.  S.A.D. affects about 10-20% of Americans-- the majority of the affected being from the more northern regions of the United States.  Although the symptoms are less than pleasurable, they tend to dissipate once the Spring and Summer months arrive.


How does this happen?  

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It is suggested that because our days are shorter, we have less exposure to sunlight; this has been linked by scientists as causing a biochemical imbalance in the brain.  For whatever reason, (one that is being studied currently) our brains are very sensitive to bright light--specifically sunlight.  When we have less of it (as in the winter months) it can have adverse effects.  Even digging deeper, the less light we are exposed to, our brain waves change.  The more they change, the less likely we are to enter into deep sleep at  night- which we all know--can cause major cranky days.

How do I treat this?

  1. Phototherapy- Phototherapy or light treatment is the use of extremely bright lights to treat those with mild depression.  This particular treatment comes in the form of boxes which are prescribed for a set amount of time and/or a certain time of day.  Possible side effects include headaches and eyestrain.

  2. Tanning- You've probably heard that regular tanning has been prescribed in the past to treat depression in the winter months.  This should only be a treatment if it’s something YOU want to do.  Tanning beds haven’t been proven to provide the right type of light-replacement to our bodies and they pose a cancer risk.  An alternative, doctors suggest, is vitamin D supplements.

  3. Vitamin D supplements- Vitamin D in our bodies is actually a byproduct of exposure to natural sunlight.  It is also found in certain types of fish, egg yolk, fortified Dairy (red cap milk), and fortified grains.  Deficiency in this vitamin hasn’t necessarily been a proven cause of depression, but Doctors have more reasons to believe it does than not.  If you’re feeling a little blue, taking a vitamin D supplement certainly won’t hurt you.

  4. Exercise- Get your heart pumping!  Exercising helps produce those “feel-good” endorphins in your brain.  Plus, going to a gym or some other workout facility might help you meet other people like you!  Once you go once or twice, you might start to feel that blueness fading away.

  5. Eating right- And, no-- I don’t mean “diet.”  We don’t even say the D word.  Eating right is simply putting into your body the nutrients necessary to be healthy and thrive.  If you’re constantly feeding your brain sugar and all sorts of other junk, your brain is going to feel like junk.  Eat to live-- don’t live to eat.

  6. Medication- S.A.D. has been proven to fade quickly and most medications take one-two months to fully kick in anyway.  If you’ve tried everything on this list and even more and you still don’t feel better, you might consider talking to your doctor.snowyoga-w.jpg

  7. 7. Yoga and meditation- Yoga and meditation might look passive on the outside..but on the inside, it has many uplifting benefits. These ancients practices have been known and proven to assist with state of mind while improving balance, tone, flexibility and more!

  8. Also check out our Blog, Winter can be an Adventure for other ideas of what to do in the winter at Apple Valley Lake.

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Get out of the blues and look for a lake home! Call the Apple Valley Lake Team, Toth and Team, to help with that! 844-411-LAKE (5253) www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com

Email us at [email protected]

 

**Disclaimer: This information in this post are for informational purposes only.  I am not a doctor and am not certified to give prescriptive advice.  If you or anyone you know suffers from depression that lasts longer than a week or two, please call your doctor.

 

 



 

Ways to rack up savings via Apps!

by Sherrie Toth

You’ve bought your gorgeous new home and like a lot of people,  your finances might be a little tight. Whether you’re in Columbus, Akron, Florida, Apple Valley Lake or the Mount Vernon area, you can benefit from these fun and simple money-saving tips.

 

  1. Ibotta-  This is an easy- to- use app for your smart phone.  All you do is sign up, and then choose your store (Kroger is one of them!) and then start to rack in the savings.  For example, if you choose Kroger, you will see all the items on which you can earn cash back.  When you “unlock” these items, you either submit a receipt after purchase, or link your loyalty card to receive credit.  Once you accumulate 25 dollars, you can cash out using Venmo, PayPal, or you can choose a gift card. Follow this link to join my team and start saving TODAY.  You get ten dollars just for using my referral code: https://ibotta.com/r/qiijyr

  2. OnGo- OnGo is another app for your smart phone.  Download it from your app store and you will be sent surveys based on your pre-survey information.  Surveys will pay an average of 1.00/ survey.  I was paid 100 dollars to do a restaurant survey.  You can cash out at 30 dollars with your PayPal account.

  3. Coupons.com On this website, you can print coupons right from your computer.  You just need to enter your zip code and download the coupon printer app.  This is an easy way to save without having to buy the Sunday newspaper.

  4. Receipt hog- This is a fun way to turn your receipts from every day shopping into cash.  Simply scan your receipts via the app on your smartphone and watch the points turn into cash.

  5. Checkout 51- Just like Ibotta, Checkout51 offers you cash back on your groceries.  Simply unlock the items that you want and then scan your receipts.  Once you reach 20 dollars, you can cash out.

  6. Cartwheel- If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for anything Target.  I like Target for many reasons, but one main reason is that they’re always looking out for our wallets.  Target is one of the only stores that will let you “stack” coupons.  Stacking is when you can use a manufacturer’s coupon alongside a store coupon.  Target has an app called “cartwheel.”  All you do is check the items that you want and then scan your smartphone at the register.  These cartwheel deals can be stacked with a manufacturer’s coupon AND a store coupon for TRIPLE the savings.

  7. MobiSave- MobiSave is yet ANOTHER mobile phone app.  Simply check the items you’re ready to buy and scan your receipts after your purchase.  You can cash out via PayPal.

  8. SavingStar- This is another app for your smart phone. All you need to do is check the items that interest you, purchase the items and scan your receipts.  This also works online.  If you click the retailer from the SavingStar website, you can earn cash back just as you would via the app.

  9. Inbox Dollars- This is an online rewards club that pays money for your opinions.  Simply play games, take surveys, spin the daily wheel, or check your email to receive real cash.  this takes awhile to accumulate dollars, but it’s worth a couple of seconds per day of your time.

 

We might have to revisit this topic again in the near future, because making extra pennies is easier than ever with the advancement of technology. Enjoy!

 

 

 

NEVERLAND FOR SALE

by Sherrie Toth

You probably remember that Neverland is the dwelling place of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost boys.
Well, if you have an extra $100 million lying around, maybe you can call Neverland home, too. Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is still available.

Sadly, the amusement park rides and all the animals in the petting zoo are gone, but there is still plenty to keep you busy. From its swimming pool and tennis court to its movie theater and basketball court, you shouldn’t be bored. The property also boasts 2700 acres of land and 22 structures, including the 12,000 square foot main house


Although the name of the property has reverted back to Sycamore Valley Ranch, the flower clock that spells out “Neverland” has been restored.

Interested? 
Take a peek here at this amazing property.                       

Winter Can Be An Adventure At The Lake

by Sherrie Toth

When you think of purchasing a home on Apple Valley Lake,  you immediately envision yourself enjoying your home on a nice, warm, slightly breezy summer day.  You can picture the boats on the lake, hear the children playing in the water, the birds are chirping, and you’re on your dock sipping a Mai Tai just soaking up the rays.  

 

But just as you begin to take another sip of that delicious Mai Tai, your alarm goes off and you wake up to the realization that it’s January in Central Ohio.  You can’t ride the boat, you can’t soak up the rays, the children are at school, and you’re wondering when these Canadian geese will finally go south for the winter.

 

While Apple Valley Lake summers are gorgeous and packed with fun, our winters can be too.

 

So if you’ve been contemplating flying south with those darned geese because you’re locked up in the house, you might want to reconsider because Apple Valley Lake and its surrounding areas have a slew of clubs and events to pick from while we are anxiously counting down the days until we can take those boats out of storage.

 

Friday Night Skate

Check the cider press or call Floral Valley (740) 397-1027 for  details and dates.

 

Apple Valley Garden Club

The next meeting is January 20th.  Contact Robin Rapp (740) 485-0046

 

Bird Watching

This can be done from the comfort of your own home! Make it your goal to spot one of Knox County’s many bald eagles!

 

Apple Valley Singles’ Club

Contact Mary McMasters for more information (740) 397-4936

 

Cards, Games, and Euchre

Contact Judy Reed (419) 262-8829

 

Swimming Lessons in the Valley

See the January edition of the Cider Press for enrollment form (page 10).

 

Apple Blossoms Children’s Play Group

Call Kate Fuller for details (614) 330-0129

 

Public Euchre Party (Danville)

Starts March 29th at St. Luke Community Center

 

Adopt Your Street

A “Green” way to give back all year long.  See the Cider Press Page 19 for enrollment form.

 

More!

See page 31 of the Cider Press for a whole calendar full of fun activities and events.


When the kids were young, we used to play board games, cook together, read, tell stories, ice fish.. it was precious family time - creating memories..  So, regardless of the time of year, Apple Valley Lake has so much to offer you, your family and friends. .

 

Looking for a lake home that you can enjoy ALL year round? Get your adventure started today with the Apple Valley Lake Team!

 

RE/MAX Consultant Group -at the lake

Joe and Sherrie Toth

844-411-LAKE (5253)

Contact us via email [email protected]




 

Old Apple Valley Lake pictures provided to Toth and Team

by Sherrie Toth

The following photos of Apple Valley Lake Ohio were provided to our team by Anne Smith. She says they are pictures ranging from approximately 1975 to 1985. One of the two homes shown was her families lake house on Lakeview Heights Dr (no longer in the family).  We can't get over how few trees there are!!

 

Joe and I have contacted both current owners of these homes and have provided these pictures.

 

 

Thank you Anne for these wonderful snapshots in time...

If YOU have some great old photos of Apple Valley Lake Ohio and would like us to post them on our blog, please email Joe and Sherrie at [email protected] or call us at 844-411-LAKE (5253)

 

 

 

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse over Apple Valley Lake? Go away Clouds!

by Ali Stewart

We at Apple Valley Lake Ohio are wishing the clouds away so we can see this beautiful site this evening! Check out the details and how rare this event is...

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Full ‘Blood Moon’ Information

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The night of September 27th will not be like any other night for residents across much of North and South America. It will feature a lunar eclipse, supermoon and harvest moon all at the same time.

The moon that night will be the first full moon in Luna Eclips over the oceanSeptember, and is also the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. That is why is gets the name Harvest Moon. It is also referred to as the Full Corn Moon. The Native Americans named it this because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

The full moon on the night of September 27th will also be considered a supermoon.

But what is a supermoon?

It’s a new or a full moon that occurs when Earth is at its closest point in orbit, or perigee. Supermoons typically have larger than usual tides and could sometimes appear bigger in size. The moon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than a apogee moon. (When the moon is furthest away) The moon will actually be 31,000 miles closer to earth. The moon may appear brighter and more orange shortly after sunset.

After sunset around any full moon in any month, the moon will always appear near the horizon and usually will have an orange tint. This is because you are viewing it through a great thickness of atmosphere when it’s close to the horizon.

When looking towards the horizon, blue light will be scattered and will allow red light to pass through your eyes. However, supermoons are not all that rare. In total, there were 6 supermoons in 2015. But what makes this night so rare?

Red Moon during a Lunar EclipseThis all comes at the same time as a total lunar eclipse. The last time this happen was 1982. The total lunar eclipse will be visible for most of North and South America.

Lets hope the skies stay clear this night for prime viewing purposes because the next time this will happen will not be until 2033.

About to Hit the market today! Toth and Team - Apple Valley Lake Team!

by Sherrie Toth

Super, cute lake house cottage with 2 lots hitting the market later today! Located at 398 Northern Spy Circle across the street from a common lakefront area that has lake access! Only $144,444 - stay tuned for more information. www.AppleValleyLakeOhio.com

 

             

 

 

6 Mistakes to Avoid When Decluttering Your Home To Sell

by Andrea Davis
 

6 Imperative Mistakes to Avoid When Decluttering Your Home

Written by Andrea Davis on Tuesday, 25 August 2015 3:07 pm

If you're getting ready to move or sell your home, clutter is your worst enemy. It makes packing a nightmare, and finding the one item you need could take an extra 15 minutes to more than an hour. Decluttering is a great way to get rid of the things you don't need before moving or preparing your house for a walkthrough. But you need to avoid some of the common mistakes that come with this seemingly daunting job. Here are some of the roadblocks you could run into and how to handle them:

#1 Laziness or procrastination.

If you don't feel like decluttering your house will achieve significant results or make your house feel cleaner, then you're not going to do it effectively. At the same time, if you drag your feet, it may take weeks to get the job done. Have a set goal in mind and stick to it when starting this project, especially if you plan to do the entire house. If you need someone to help or keep you on track, you can hire a home organizer to set a schedule and make the process more manageable.

#2 Tackling too much at once.

You can't organize the entire house in a day. It's simply not doable. And it will sound far too overwhelming from the start, deterring you from ever finishing. Spend just a few hours each day decluttering, tackling one room at a time. If that's too much to do, start with one closet or a few drawers and work your way up. Remember, you will always have a bigger mess before you have something more manageable. If you make a mess of your entire house, you may never regain the energy or desire to go back to the project. For more tips on how to organize your home quickly and easily, check out this post from HuffPost Homes.

#3 Not having an organization plan.

Once you start pulling items from your closets, drawers and other parts of your room, you need to have an organization plan in place. You don't want to throw everything into one big pile -- that creates another mess to sort through later. Instead, tackle it strategically by putting each item into a dedicated pile: donate, sell or throw away. That way, you'll know where it goes and how to handle it once the room is completely decluttered.

#4 Letting emotions do the talking.

You may be tempted to keep certain items because of their sentimental worth -- they were a present, belonged to a family member, have old memories attached, etc. -- but oftentimes the pieces we hold onto are of no use. You shouldn't keep pointless items just for emotions' sake, unless the emotions are so overwhelming that you simply can't help yourself. Old toys, pieces of clothing, shoes -- these are better off at secondhand stores or in the trash. Yes, there will be pieces of jewelry or photos to keep, but be choosy.

#5 Getting rid of things.

Once everything is organized and out of the room, take the next step. Don't let the garbage, donation items or garage sale pieces just sit around. You need to drive them down to the secondhand store or landfill. If you need to sell stuff, arrange a garage sale for the following weekend. Waiting until the opportune moment to finalize your decluttering could lead to more piles, which means more hassle for you.

#6 Waiting too long to declutter again.

Once you've decluttered every room -- whether in preparation to move or sell your home -- don't get too relaxed. There will be another time, perhaps in the near future, where you will need to declutter again. It's a natural part of life - getting rid of old items and making room for new ones. People accumulate things throughout their lives, and it's imperative to keep cleaning out the house. Otherwise, you'll be back at square one in a few years.

Andrea Davis is the editor for HomeAdvisor, which helps homeowners find home improvement professionals in their area at no charge to ensure the best service in the shortest amount of time.
 
 
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NEW listing! 92 Greenfield Court

by Sherrie Toth


FOR "SAIL" by the Apple Valley Lake Team- Toth and Team: Darling lake home located on a quiet cul-de-sac just a few minutes from Davis Beach, golfing and the marina. 2-3 bedroom, 2 full baths. This property is settled on 2 wooded and landscaped lots with the potential to buy a 3rd that would give you over an acre to spread out on. A later added 4 season room addition with a lower level under it for storage, possible bedroom or more common area for family and friends. - Vaulted ceilings, wood burning stove, loft bedroom, open floor plan, skylights - all give it that peaceful "relax at the lake" feeling. This property has a 1 car garage with a workshop in the back - very nice flower beds, and park- like setting. Major appliances stay, 1st floor laundry - You're ready to move in and start enjoying! This home was built and enjoyed by family and friends for years. Great for full or part- time lake living! - Video tour coming soon! Call Toth and Team for this home or any home in Apple Valley! 844-411-LAKE (5253) 

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