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Expert Old World Craftsmen – Alternative Constructors

logo Expert Old World Craftsmen   Alternative ConstructorsAlternative Constructors take great pride in being the South Florida company that completes projects that cannot be replicated. Working with Artisan Concrete, Venetian Plaster Stucco, Wood Flooring, Contract Painting, Reclaimed Wood Wall Fabrication.

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  • Artisan Concrete – creating custom concrete floors, countertops, sinks, showers, walls, fireplaces, furniture, planters, tubs
  • Plaster finishes – Lime and Marble plasters, Marmorino, Veneziano, Stucco, Lime Washing
  • Wood Flooring – Hardwood floor installation, including floating wood floors, sanding, staining, finishing.
  • Reclaimed Wood – Furniture, cabinetry, mantels, flooring, pergolas and full walls – Wall Fabrication
  • Painting Services – Interior Painting, Exterior Painting, Staining, Caulking, Waterproofing, Wallpaper Hanging, Drywall Patching/Finishing, Plaster Repairs, Faux – Specialty Finishes, Color Consulting

JAU 1614 1024x683 Expert Old World Craftsmen   Alternative ConstructorsAlternative Constructors highly recommends using Mythic Paint – the nation’s first and foremost zero VOC, non-toxic, sustainable and ultra-high quality interior and exterior product.

JAU 7256 1024x683 Expert Old World Craftsmen   Alternative ConstructorsFrom custom artisan concrete to general contracting, finishing, flooring and wood walls. Choose to view our residential or commercial portfolio to see the Alternative Constructors craft.

Alternative Constructors
617 East Sunrise Boulevard., Ft Lauderdale, Florida – 33304
Phone: 954_358_5706
http://www.alternativeconstructors.com

Alternative Constructors is a Custom Remodeling Contractor using new age zero VOC, non-toxic, sustainable and ultra-high quality interior and exterior products.

Enjoy a Sunrise along the Hollywood Beach Walkway

Photos by Lee Smith

Early morning along Hollywood Beach. The temperature was cool around 72 degrees, the clouds covered the horizon, yet seemed clear overhead. A full moon was setting  in the west. When the sun reaches a point below the horizon, color splashes across the horizon with oranges, yellows, reds and blues. The light from the street lamps cast a warm glow on the streets buildings. The images below are the snapshots of those moments before sunrise. Enjoy!

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Natural Insect Repellent by Neem Tree Farms

It’s that time of year where the mosquitoes and no seeums began to invade South Florida and suddenly you got bug bites appear that start to itch. The best defense is to stop them before they bite.

Neem Tree Farms in Florida has some terrific products that can help protect you from those summer insect bites – get their Natural Insect Repellent to ward off mosquitoes and other biting insects

Botanical Outdoor Spray

Neem Tree Farms made the original Botanical Outdoor Gel a gel because it’s easier to apply on squirming children and lasts longer than a spray. Some of their customers, however, prefer a spray because it goes on more quickly and others asked for a formula without citronella. This new all-natural product is scented with essential oils of lemongrass, cedar and lavender with the additional boost of karanja oil, traditionally used to create a synergy with neem. 4 oz size

INGREDIENTS: Distilled water, cold-pressed azadirachta indica (neem) oil, Pongamia Glabra (Karanja) seed oil, ), essential oils of Lavandula Angustifolia (lavender), Cedrus atlantica (cedarwood) and Cymbopogon Flexuosus (lemongrass), and natural emulsifier made with plant products.

 Natural Insect Repellent by Neem Tree Farms

Botanical Outdoor Gel

No US company has EPA approval to sell neem products labeled to repel mosquitoes or gnats. Neem Tree Farm’s gel is made with a neem leaf extract and aloe vera base (to soothe bites you already have!), wild-crafted neem oil, citronella and geraniol. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed — if you don’t think it works, Neem Tree Farms will refund the cost of the product.

INGREDIENTS: Azadirachta indica (neem) leaf extract, aloe vera gel, cold-pressed azadirachta indica (neem) oil, essential oil of Cymbopogon nardus (citronella) oil, triethanolamne, polysorbate 20, diazolidinil urea, butylcarbamate, citric acid, geraniol.

Neem Tree Farms BEST OFFER: Some of their best customers are groups like scouts and outdoor organizations, so they’ve cut the price for (10) four-ounce bottles to just $42.99. You can share them among your group — some organizations even use them as fundraisers.

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Amino Live Advanced Media Platform by Advanced Media Technologies, Inc

Amino Live Advanced Media Platform by Advanced Media Technologies, Inc

The Amino Live is a high performance, future proof platform with advanced multi-stream, multiscreen capabilities for the delivery of the latest IPTV/OTT services and apps.

http://amt.com/products/live-home-media-center-iptv-set-top-box

Advanced Media Technologies, Inc. (AMT) is the performance leader among CATV and High-End Broadband Electronic Equipment Providers

Eco Simplista New Location in Fort Lauderdale, FL

We are officially open. Come stop in, say hi and check out or new store!

EcoSimplista NewStore 1024 Eco Simplista New Location in Fort Lauderdale, FLOne stop shop for eco-friendly home improvement including flooring (bamboo, coconut, cork, and more), toxin-free interior and exterior paint, cleaning supplies, and countertops. Come in for design ideas, professional direction, or just to see how eco-friendly you can be!

At Eco Simplista, we are dedicated to providing our community with non-toxic solutions to improve your health, update and enhance your home, and better our world. We strive to make natural and healthy products more accessible to the everyday shopper by taking the guesswork out of choosing the most effective products for the task at hand.

All materials we offer have been hand-selected not only because they are “green”, but because they perform, endure and are of the highest quality. If you are a consumer, homeowner, builder, architect, designer or industry professional looking for safer building and home improvement supplies, Lifestyle Products and such, Eco Simplista is the answer.

Please visit our retail store or browse through our exclusive web page for an assortment of innovative, rapidly renewable and/or recycled products.

Eco Simplista
Address: 619 East Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Phone: 954-565-5900
Store Hours:

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

http://www.ecosimplista.com
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Dana Derek at the new store – offering eco-friendly home improvement solutions

Summer Qigong Classes & Explorations in TAO

2012 03 07 12.33.01 300x225 Summer Qigong Classes  Explorations in TAOThis summer we will be doing the most comprehensive study to date. Qigong Classes will combine Taoist longevity breathing with TAO Yoga. Breath awareness is fundamental to enhancing the ability to feel inside and increase efficiency and functionality of the body’s internal systems. In this class we will bring to awareness all the potential physical mechanics of breath until they are consistently engaged and integrated; as well as progressively lengthened.

Ancient Taoists observed that this quality of breath could be sustained while doing practices, chores or any activity. As this skill is practiced and developed throughout the day, it can lead to profound life altering shifts within one’s being. Wisdom from ancient Taoist culture tells us that being deeply quiet in the mist of disorder or chaos reveals the nature of healing for mind and body.

Five yoga postures will be introduced as the gateway to whole body breathing. Tao Yoga is a form of qigong. All qigong is “energy work”, for developing the power to heal.

How does TAO Yoga differ from Hatha Yoga?

Hatha yoga uses postures or asanas and breath control (pranayama), to energize subtle channels (nadis). Tao Yoga uses gentle movement and breath to move and balance chi. In Hatha Yoga you stretch to relax; whereas in TAO Yoga you relax to loosen, expand and relax the body. You find a comfortable point, which is around 70% of your physical extension or range of motion, then release and relax the body. When the body becomes deeply relaxed, the mind becomes quieter and spirit is engaged.

TAO Yoga can improve Hatha or any yoga practice because the internal training tunes the body through the different postures which transform the physical and emotional layers. The emphasis, which is on moderation and softening, allows the nerves to release the muscles so that the body gains the flexibility needed to get into the postures. The goal is to progressively incorporate all the principles of internal qigong (nei gong) with each posture.

I’ve found within my 45 years of exploring mind/body practices that the combination of Taoist longevity breathing and TAO Yoga is the least complicated way of achieving the “rhythm of stillness”. Developing the skill to feel discomfort, energy flows, or imbalances, increases your ability to affect your vibration or frequency. This knowledge is not gained through the intellect, but through a kinetic sense of who you are. Understand, this is an entirely different paradigm that overrides linear thinking and conditioning.

Explorations in TAO – 4 classes

Discussion, experience and exploration, from a Taoist perspective in this class, will encompass the vast expanse of scientific and spiritual knowledge that comes from the wisdom and sacred traditions of the TAO. Inherent in Taoist tradition and arts is the reality that everything exists on multiple levels of energy; everything is energetically connected and energy is in constant transformation.

Topics will include: understanding cyclic energy transformations, I Ching consulting and mapping, nutrition, diet food preparation, astrology, meditation, spiritual practices and other related material. Readings from Taoist literature and other spiritual classics will be a part of each class, as well as experiential lessons to enhance right brain intuition to create a balance of linear thinking and analog understanding.

Our purpose will be to inspire, increase individual awareness, develop creativity, and contribute positively to the collective whole of the group and planet. Everyone is encouraged to contribute, ask questions and share their own experience and wisdom with the group.

Summer Schedule

Classes this summer will be taught in four modules. Each module will consist of three weeks of movement and one week of Explorations in TAO, for a total of 12 movement classes and 4 Exploration classes. Each class will include review as well as new material. You’re welcome to attend any number of classes in any combination you choose; however, the more consistent your attendance and practice, the easier it will be to integrate your knowledge at a deeper level.

First Session
Qigong
Sunday, May 11th. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday, May 25th. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Sunday, June 1st. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

TAO Explorations
Sunday, June 8th. 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Class Fees:
Individuals – $25.00 per class
Couples – $40.00 per class

Sunday Classes will continue throughout August with one week off.
Date will be announced along with the rest of the schedule in May
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7071 W. Commercial Blvd. Suite 2C, Tamarac, FL 33319
Phone 954.721.7252
http://www.whitecranehealingarts.com/

Photos of the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier

Photos by Lee Smith

I arrived before dawn to take photos of the pier in Deerfield Beach. The lights of the pier gave a yellowish glow and the horizon had a terrific orange-reddish tinge. Below are a series sunrise photos of Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier taken on April 26, 2014

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The glow of the lights from the pier, cashing reflections upon the shore. IMG 3891 12001 Photos of the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier

The view from beneath the pier looked so calm and the depth of field through the columns looked endless.IMG 3914 5 6 Photos of the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier

When the sun turned the sky red as the sun climbed from behind the clouds.IMG 3994 Photos of the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier

The view from these two lounge chairs was spectacular on this day. IMG 3911 2 3 Photos of the Deerfield Beach Fishing Pier

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Boca Raton Pool Builder – Sammet Pools

SammetPools1 Boca Raton Pool Builder   Sammet PoolsSammet Pools, Inc. is a state licensed (CPC 056904) and insured commercial and residential pool company.

Swimming pools, like art, are a subjective combination of ideas and components to create a feel that will enhance and blend with it’s surroundings. Sammet Pool, Inc. prides themselves in delivering the very best product by not cutting corners on the quality of our construction process, but by using only the highest quality equipment and products. By upgrading thier specifications and maintaining quality control throughout the duration of the construction procedure, Sammet Pools will have built the best swimming pool and achieve their goal of “100% Customer Satisfaction! ”

Water features for your home:

PoolDrawing Boca Raton Pool Builder   Sammet PoolsSammet Pools, Inc. is licensed contractor, insured and offers warranties all work.  License #CPC 056904

Sammet Pools, Inc.
7027 West Broward Blvd. Suite #264, Plantation, Florida 33317
Phone: (954) 232-1915
Contact us online at:
http://www.sammetpools.com/pages/contact.php

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Incredible Custom Pool Designs, Water Features and Backyard Waterfall Construction

Burrowing Owls of Broward County Florida

Photos by Lee Smith
I visited several locations in Broward county searching for owls and came upon a cute family of burrowing owls in this one burrow.

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Long Pine Key, Florida Everglades

Photo by Lee Smith

I traveled to Long Pine Key, in the South Florida Everglades well before dawn to capture the reflections of the morning light.

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