Homespun Thanksgiving

 Craft Warmth This Thanksgiving:  Homespun Thanksgiving

A Homespun Thanksgiving in St. Petersburg FL.  Thoughts of Thanksgiving always make my heart well up with warm feelings of love and thankfulness. Also, living in a perpetual mindset of thankfulness has always been my goal, so this year I decided to start a new tradition to celebrate my favorite holiday.

First, along with pumpkins, butternut squash, and other Fall produce by the front door, I made signs with quotes of thanksgiving sayings.

Additionally, I gathered old used yard sale signs and pieces of plywood and started applying base coats of paint

Next, homespun Thanksgiving art begins with paint…any color of paint will do. Furthermore, you can see that I used a green color for my signs that will go above the entrance doors.  Also, for a more rustic feel, use two colors of paint that will contrast.  See the finished sign below to see a two tone background.

Homespun Thanksgiving Avalon Group

Make it Personal:  Homespun Thanksgiving

Continuing, I use a detail brush from Michaels Craft Store to write the sayings. In addition, I feel it’s better to ‘freehand’ the words. Moreover, let your natural handwriting show through.  But if your scripting skills are lacking, you can always use stencils. Additionally,  try to just use your natural handwriting (it brings life to the words… knowing a machine did not produce the sign).

Once the paint dried, I put one sign by the entrance

sidewalk (“Give Thanks With A Grateful Heart”).

To hang the signs above the outside doors I measured the holes in the signs.  I then used the drill to start the holes for two eye bolts.  Once the eyebolts were installed I used “S” hooks to hang the signs.

Being surrounded by thoughts of thankfulness helps keep us focused on what really matters:  Love, family and all the blessings we have in our lives.

Be creative…and make a difference in your neighborhood. Thankfulness is contagious…and it makes the world a better place.

Rob Johnson

Realtor St. Petersburg FL

Avalon Group


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Raised in a family of creative entrepreneurs, Aaron Hunt, Realtor St Petersburg FL, guides his clients with the same irrepressible spirit he was surrounded by as a kid. A Florida transplant, Aaron relates well to the out-of-state buyers, retirees, and vacation home-dwellers who make up the bulk of his clientele. He makes no secret of his love for St. Petersburg and its neighboring cities and towns, and it fuels his passion for helping buyers find their dream home.

Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Aaron grew up on the West Coast. His family owns hotels throughout California, Idaho, and Las Vegas, which has shaped Aaron’s eye for detail and his mind for business. In his subsequent career in the spa industry, he established a high bar for client service designed to cater to every discerning taste. From pampering spa customers to tending to real estate clients, Aaron knows how to take care of people.

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By limiting the number of clients he represents at any given time, he ensures his undivided attention, absorbing every detail so he can deliver outstanding results and exceed expectations. Aaron co-founded Avalon Group, Realtor St Petersburg FL, in 2014 and grew it into the top-rated real estate team in St. Petersburg and Tampa Bay out of over 10,000 agents. Some of Aaron's greatest strengths are organizing and leading complex projects, making deals happen, and driving profit.

Aaron negotiates deftly for his buyers’ ideal homes.  Furthermore,  he attracts multiple enticing offers for his sellers’ properties.   Aaron prepares meticulously for every transaction, thoroughly covering every detail so clients encounter no surprise. He also relies on his dynamic support team and vast professional network to ease every facet of a transaction.  Additionally he makes sure to fulfill specific client needs. Aaron, a broker associate and Pricing Strategy Advisor, satisfies his competitive streak when everyone wins.

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Aaron has been a proud Florida resident since 2013. There’s always something interesting to do in St. Petersburg, and Aaron relishes it, exploring the city, traveling, hiking, biking, and visiting with friends. He also enjoys trying new restaurants in the region, especially in neighborhoods where he has homes listed. Aaron takes time to give back to his community by supporting St. Pete Pride and other annual festivals throughout the area.