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Staycations
stay·ca·tion • /ˌstāˈkāSHn/ • noun  INFORMAL
noun: staycation; plural noun: staycations; noun: stay-cation; plural noun: stay-cations
– A vacation spent in ones home rather than abroad.
 
A “Stay at home Vacation”? Sound familiar? 
Well, you can’t go to Disney World right now, or out to eat or even to a movie! So, the way you look at it is ALL up to you… Lockdown or time off. Shelter at home, or a “Staycation”!  

If you could take the family to Disney for the week, do you know what the average cost would be? Depending on how much discounting and coupons and deals you work out, expect to spend as much as $10,000.00! You keep the memories and the pictures of course. 

– That my friends is another reason more and more people are Staycationing! They are putting in Water Gardens, swimming pools, patios, grilling stations, fire pits 🔥and creating Outdoor Living Space right in the comfort of their own backyard! And why not!? You can access and enjoy these areas day and night! They add to your daily enjoyment AND to your property value! 

My personal Outdoor Living Area at night. The Pond is the centerpiece, surrounded by gardens both edible and ornamental with sitting and lounging areas, a Grilling station and a nice fire pit. I’m down for a “Staycation”! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

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I am doing remote designs during this critical period of social distancing. We can discuss ideas on the phone or through email. You can send me pictures of your backyard areas and I can develop ideas and work up sketch’s that you can ‘Ponder’ 😊 For the future. Hopefully the not to distant future 😎 

Thanks for reading and watching! Stay safe! And enjoy your Staycation.

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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Things Happen For A Reason | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

I would normally be starting fires 🔥 about now. 1st a bonfire in the fire pit, then a load of lump charcoal for the egg… All the guys would be prepping & getting ready for the crowds to come (Hundreds of people)… The petting zoo would be setting up soon for all the kids & my wife would be hanging a big custom Piñata. 
Then, I move to the kitchen and start chopping onions 🧅 & Peppers 🌶- A LOT of both! Then prepping/cutting up sausages and chicken. If this sounds like a party, you would be correct! This was to be the day of our Annual Spring Fest…  

I’m missing the family’s that come for the Spring Fest today… All the kids playing and petting the animals…

Instead of hosting a party, the whole country is shut down. My mom told me earlier, “things happen for a reason”…. And I know she’s right! Instead of focusing on what we don’t get, or have, We ALL must count our BLESSINGS! 🙏🏻 And they are many! 🙏🏻

“You get what you focus on”… Old saying for a reason! Right now is a time to be with family and to count your blessings!
Gods Blessings to YOU 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

I’m going to spend time with my family! I’m still gonna fire up the grill 🔥 I’m still going to get outside on this beautiful day! And believe me, when this virus quarantine is over -We will ALL get together for a BIG celebration 🎉 💥

In the meantime, enjoy this time off. And tell the ones in your life that you love ❤️ them! At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about anyway 😊

Stay safe! 

Love ❤️ & Peace ✌🏻 to ALL! 

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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What Cha’ Doing This Weekend?

When’s the last time you just stayed home for the weekend? 

Have a wonderful weekend!

This kind of a clear schedule can be tricky… If your not careful, you could just let this kind of freedom slip right through your fingers! 

Here’s a short list of things I plan to do! 

  •  Bbq 
  • Yard Work
  • Spring Cleaning
  • Clean Refrigerator 
  • Organize Garage 😂
  • Board Games
  • Drag the mattress into the Living Room
  • Make movie lists
  • Movie Marathon!!!
  • Netflix
  • Blog
  • iMovie
  • Vlog
  • Careful Nap Planning! Followed by… 
  • Serious Napping!
  • Reading
  • Treadmill!

    Fail to plan and you plan to fail! 

Heres to the weekend! 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com

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2 Weeks From Today | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio Presents : Spring Fest & Customer Appreciation Day | Saturday, March 21st.

Can you believe that we are already a week into March?! Spring is coming fast and in only 2 short weeks from today, we hold our Annual Spring Workshop on the traditional 1st day of Spring!

Learning about your Ponds & Kids having fun 😊 That’s what Spring Fest is all about! Looking forward to seeing everyone this year on the 1st day of Spring! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

There is something for the whole family! From Water Garden workshops, to design discussions, petting zoos & grilling, it’s gonna be a fun day! Check the video 👇🏻

 

What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 22nd. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, March 21st. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Bring the kids to the Petting Zoo! BIG Specials for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes taught by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/ Y’all Come!

PS: Spring Forward! Set your clocks forward tonight! Don’t be late for Church ⛪️ 😎

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
 
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Help us ‘Ring in Spring’ on the 21st! Check it out | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

3 weeks from today is the 1st day of Spring! Come join us Saturday morning, the 21st of March and helps us celebrate the season!

Come join us for a day of family fun & learning! | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, Tennessee

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What: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patios 22nd. Annual Spring Festival & Aquatic Workshop

Where: Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio – 2846 Old Medina Rd. in Jackson, Tn.

When: Saturday, March 21st. from 9am till 2pm.

WHY should I come? It’s going to be a FUN filled day for the whole family! AND it’s FREE! Bring the kids to the Petting Zoo! BIG Specials for the Spring Season and “How To” Classes taught by the best in the Biz.!

For more information give us a call : # 731-424-2206 or http://www.cartercountry.com/ Y’all Come!

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
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Saturday’s Ain’t Cheap!

Most of us work for a living. Like that old song, “Working 9 to 5”… Monday thru Friday,  to make a living! In many ways Saturday and Sunday are our reward. There are only 52 Saturday’s and 52 Sunday’s in a year.. And Sunday belongs to the Lord! That makes Saturday VERY valuable! You don’t want to waste one if you can help it😊 I’ll tell ya’, Saturday is an institution around here! And, they ain’t cheap! 💥

Even the Killer’ loved him some Saturday night! 💥

I’ll keep it short and sweet this morning  – I just watched a perfect Sunrise, had a great breakfast & now I’m headed out! Planning on wrapping it up with a killer Sunset from a special spot & enjoying a cool ‘Saturday Night’! Boom 💥 Hope y’all can do the same 😊

Even Jerry Lee loves a Tennessee Saturday Night! 👇🏻

 

See y’all in the morning 😎

 

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

My son Jacob turns 18 today. 18 years in the blink of an eye 👁 Many of you know him personally & appreciate the man he has become. I’m about to fix his favorite breakfast and spend the day with my boy… I can still call him that, even though he is 6’ 3” and weighs about 220… 😎 I’m a Very proud papa!!!

A collage of pictures of our Birthday boy through the years. From the poster boy for the outdoor classroom movement to putting on butterfly programs, hanging out with his favorite performers & to the man he is today. What a great young man he has become ❤️

 

Happy Birthday Jacob! I Love you son!

“If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
    And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
    And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
    And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!”
    ~ Rudyard Kipling

 

Mark C.