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Noble’s Pond The Premier 55+ Active Adult Community

Last week hubby and I attended the 15th Annual 55+ Expo held at Dover Downs in Dover, Delaware.

This annual 55+ Expo is geared towards active adults with over 100 vendors, a Wellness Center with free health screenings, live entertainment, a cooking show, job fair and much more all sponsored by Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce.

As you know, we have been looking at 55+ communities in anticipation of selling our current home and downsizing.  We were hoping that there would be several Adult Communities represented but were disappointed that there was only one, Noble’s Pond.

55+ Community

So after a buffet lunch in the Festival Restaurant which by the way, had the best baby steamers…then a quick walk through the casino floor, where I doubled my money in a slot machine in less than 5 minutes, hubby and I drove a few miles north to check out Noble’s Pond.
lunch buffet at Dover Downs


Tuned $5 into $10 in less than 5 minutes

First impressions are everything! 

staircase in club house Nobles Pond 55+ Community


Upon passing through a gate house  leading into this Premier 55+ Community Noble’s Pond, the Club House is more of a resort with many amenities including:

Gathering Room that accommodates 320 guests which would be perfect for a Wedding or Anniversary party;

Conservatory with a Stone fireplace and two flat screen TVs, can accommodate 100 guests;

Creative Center, Computer Center, Library, Billards/Game Room, Fitness Room, Swimming Pool with an Olympic Lap Lane, Outdoor Kitchen and Covered Veranda, Gardens, Putting Green, Bocce Courts, Social Events, Parties, Classes and Trips and so much more!

After a tour of the Club  House with sales rep, Brian he walked us over to The Woodbridge model which was very impressive (video), however, I liked the 2nd model, The Carolina much  better. 

The last model, a much smaller home was The Fairfield, however it was definitely too small for our needs.

loft in a 55+ home

Touring these new homes gives me more of an incentive to return to my own to de-clutter and prepare it for the market, which we have begun. 

All of the “colorful” rooms were repainted to “contractor beige” or a muted gray and next week new flooring will be installed to replace the dated laminate in the bathrooms. 

Slowly but surely, and timing is everything, but like my grandmother use to say, “soon and very soon”.

Nobles Pond community

Do you like touring new model homes?

kitchen in the new home

B.O.S.S. Brunch Tour


BOSS Full Page I am proud and honored to have been invited to participate in the WOMENS WEALTH program being held December 28th in Dover, DE.  The #WomensWealth program helps women build wealth personally, professionally, emotionally, spiritually and financially, was founded by Tarra Jackson, known as Madam Money. #WomensWealth produces several online shows, Twitter chats and events nationally that focus on Wealth Building Strategies for Women Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and Professionals.

#WOMENSWEALTH presents THE B.O.S.S. BRUNCH TOUR and it is not your normal networking event. The B.O.S.S. Brunch brings a diverse audience of women together to connect, collaborate, educate and elevate one another while sharing Business Owner Success Strategies for 2015.

#WOMENSWEALTH B.O.S.S. BRUNCH will host its kick off on Sunday, December 28, 2014, from 11am-2pm EST at Dover Downs, located at 1131 N DuPont Hwy, Dover, DE 19901. Tickets are on sale for $45 and can be purchased at (

This event will include a delicious brunch at 11am and a Powerhouse Panel Discussion will follow. The discussion panel will feature Pastor Joyce Lott (FreshBread Christian Center), Temeka Easter (Sallie Mae Social Media Director), Antionette Blake ( Blogger), Raquel Hinkson (Author, Credit Expert and DE BOSS Brunch Host), along with some of the city’s successful women business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals discussing Business Owner Success Strategies and giving specific tips on how to a B.O.S.S. in 2015. The Powerhouse Panel discussion will begin at 12:30pm!

The B.O.S.S. Brunch Tour is an opportunity for women to meet, mix, mingle, make strategic connections, ask questions, access helpful resources and above all enhance their Net Worth by increasing their Network! Each guest will receive a complimentary B.O.S.S. Gift Bag with gifts from event sponsors and vendors.

Sponsorship and Vendor opportunities are available at the following B.O.S.S. Brunch Tour locations: Dover, DE (December 28, 2014), Washington, DC (January 11, 2015), New York, NY (March 15, 2015), and Raleigh, NC (May 10, 2015).


About Madam Money

tarra jackson Tarra Jackson, known as Madam Money, is a seasoned personal finance expert with over 20 years’ experience in the personal finance sector as a corporate trainer, loan officer and executive at several major financial institutions. Tarra is the author of the best-selling book “Financial Fornication” as well as a nationally acclaimed speaker, commentator, consultant, author, and syndicated blogger. Tarra is the producer of #WomensWealth Google Hangout and host of one of the top five ranked personal finance Twitter Chats, called #CashChat Fridays at 12PM EST.


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Successful Saturday

Hello friends and Happy Sunday. Today is a lazy-do-nothing-but relax day because it’s cold and rainy. I did wash the kitchen floor which has been on my to-do list for over a month. The weekend is over but tomorrow schools are closed as well as many businesses however, I will be working.

Saturday was a successful day, I made $85.00, selling at Dutch Country Farmers Flea Market. Sold clothing, shoes, household items and Halloween decorations from $1.00 to $5.00. The sons helped me set up and stayed the entire time. I donated to Goodwill several boxes of summer clothing and decorations that did not sell. The weather started out cool but warmed up nicely and the people were friendly so overall it was a good day.







Once home I had to get ready to go to Dover to meet my cousins for dinner. They had arrived earlier on a bus trip from New Rochelle to Dover Downs. I am not a big slots player and didn’t want to lose the $85.00, so only played 3 slot machines and lost $15.00. My cousins broke even and we went to dinner at Olive Garden. I love the cold salads and warm bread and did not overdo it with the pasta. Just as my day started, it ended equally well because I was home before 8:00 and my cousin called at midnight she was at work, I wish I had half her energy!











OOTD- Casual Fri-Yay

Hello friends and Happy Fri-Yay!!  Today it’s casual and comfortable to work wearing jeans and loafers.  Saturday I will start my day at the Farmers Market hawking my wears trying to make a little extra cash.  Later in the afternoon I will be heading to Dover to meet my cousin at Dover Downs.  She is taking a bus trip down from New Rochelle, NY and I hope to turn the little cash into something larger – wish me luck and good fortune!!

Red jeans – Goodwill// Top – Ross// Loafers – Walmart

Wrist Cuff – CitiTrends// Ring – Earrings – Icings

Today I am linking up with Casual Chic Mom, so hop on over and read a new blog

Have a fantabulous weekend!