Put Your Love into Action

How are you going to put your love in action for Hurricane Harvey victims?

We saw love in action, here last fall in the lowcountry after Hurricane Matthew.  My headline photo for this blog post is from my beloved Bluffton.  We went thru quite a lot together last October and in the following months. And this graphic on the side of an old building in our historic sea village,  still remains a symbol of us coming together and being strong for one another. Loving one another.

And I just knew I had to be strong and be involved with helping however I could when I saw Hurricane Harvey looming off the Texas shoreline.  I don’t want anyone to feel alone.  I want them to feel loved and know that we will take care of each other.

So I’ve been busy.  I volunteered to help eXp agents affected by Hurricane Harvey.  I can’t begin to describe how grateful I am, for an awesome team of colleagues and staff who are doing such an amazing job.  I am proud to be a part of such an amazing group of people.

Especially seeing some of our agents, like George Huntoon and Sondra Richard, amongst others, going out and coordinating/conducting rescues…..

     

Just wow! The whole “Cajun Navy” has been doing remarkable things, and George and Sondra are love in action!  eXp will do whatever we can with the amazing resources our staff and fellow agents have, to help them show this amazing love across Texas and Louisiana.

And then tonight,  I saw this:

I sobbed. Didn’t you?  We’ve been so divided as a country in the last year or so.  Some would argue a hundred  years or more.

But it is so true.  We need to see love.  We need to recognize love.  And that comes in all colors.  Our country is amazing.  We need to see that too.  Let’s join together to do great things to help one another.

If you care to help eXp agents; some of whom have lost a little, some who have lost everything, and all will lose a lot of business over the coming months to years due to their commission based income, please consider giving to our corporate eXp Go Fund Me Hurricane Harvey account.    Or give to the charity of your choice doing good things and showing love.

Put your love into action.  Thank you.

Beaufort and Hilton Head Area Homes with Deep Water and Docks

Check out all of the lowcountry area homes featuring deep water docks.

Deep Water Dock Homes from Beaufort MLS

Deep Water Dock Homes from Hilton Head MLS

Memorial Day Weekend and the summer boating season is upon us.   I love boating and understand the desire to have that perfect lowcountry home with deep water access.  Check out the links above to find your dream estate on the water.

I’m a member of both the Beaufort MLS and the Hilton Head MLS, so I can help you find your dream come true, in just about any area of the lowcountry.    Let me put my 17 years of experience to work for you.   843-505-3132

In the meantime, enjoy the beautiful homes….

Azalea Time

It’s been a beautiful spring so far and these azaleas just prove it.  Meanwhile our neighbors to the north are enjoying snow.   We are blessed here in the lowcountry!

 

Veterans Day Deals for the Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and Beaufort Area

Veteran’s Day Discounts and Deals for the Hilton Head Island, Beaufort & Bluffton, SC area for 2016.

Anyone that knows me, knows I’m proud to be from a military family. My Step-Father was a Major in the Army, my Grandfather too (WWII), one of my Uncles a Lieutenant in Korea, and another who survived Vietnam to become a full bird Colonel.   I’m a die hard Army fan, even though my Navy boyfriend reminds me of the 14 years of losses in our annual football rivalry.   I’m not a fair-weather dude.  LOL.

But I do my best to support my military family.  So here’s my way of saying thanks to you, in finding not just the national discounts, but some local ones too.  If you know of anymore, please let me know via comment below so others can see!

I especially love supporting our LOCAL Mom & Pops and our Military Veterans and active service members together for a win-win.    Please verify availability at each location, as these were shared with me via public Facebook groups.

Thank you to all who have served!  God Bless America, You, and Your Families !

Let me know if I can serve you or someone you know with your real estate needs.  Offering a Military Discount of 1/2 percent commission reduction upon verification of service.

  Lori Bee, eXp Realty, 843.505.3132 http://BeeAtTheBeach.com 


LOCAL DEALS & DISCOUNTS:  (Please comment below if you know of others or have corrections!)

And please be proud to ask each business you know if they offer any military discounts, all year long!  Let me know those too!

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Wayback Burgers    Beaufort: 2005 Boundary Street Beaufort, SC 29902 and Hilton Head: 32 Shelter Cove Lane Suite 150, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Free classic cheeseburgers available at participating restaurants to all active and former military personnel. A purchase of a side or drink is required. Guests also must dine-in in uniform or show proof of military service.


Under Armour at Tanger Outlets is giving 15% rather than usual 10% according to FB post.


Squat & Gobble, Bluffton, SC – always offers 10% discount with verification.

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Tommy Hilfiger at Tanger Outlets is 10% discount always with verification according to FB post.


Skillets Cafe is offering 20% off to all veterans  with verification according to FB post.


Southern Barrel Brewing Co is offering a free beer and free koozie for vets on Friday with verification according to FB post.

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Interstate All Battery offers a Military discount all year long with verification according to FB post.


Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym is open today to all families of veteran’s and active duty military at a discount. They are also offering a 10% discount on the purchase of a membership or party pack. Must provide ID at time of purchase.


Publix – Publix thanks and honors veterans by offering a 10% discount on Veteran’s Day, November 11. All military personnel and families receive this discount. (Verified at Publix.com)


Carolina Optical in Bluffton (locally owned & operated), is offering $100 off a complete pair of prescription eyeglasses and 15% off non prescription sunglasses. It is for Friday 11/11 & Sat 11/12 only – for Veterans & Active Duty Military.


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National Chains in the Area Offering Deals & Discounts


Applebee’s, Nov. 11, 2016: Last year, Applebee’s served over one million free meals to military veterans and active servicemembers. Applebee’s is again offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2016. There will be 7 entrées to choose from. All current and former military personnel will also receive a $5 coupon to be redeemed on additional food and beverage offerings or for a later time. Military ID or proof of service required. Locations.


Bed, Bath and Beyond-25% off on Veteran’s Day with verification.


 

Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2016. Free select breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. For active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service.


Bonefish Grill, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill for veterans and active duty military. Valid military ID required.


Boston Market, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Brownie or Cookie with any purchase for all veterans, service members, and their families. No ID required.


 

Buffalo Wild Wings, Nov. 11, 2016. Free order of wings and a side of fries to veterans and current military members. Dine-in only. Bring proof of military service. Locations.


Carraba’s, Nov. 7 – Nov. 13, 2016. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty servicemembers and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required.


 

Chili’s – Free meal, Nov. 11 2016. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of any lunch combo, or your choice of a dinner meal from a select menu. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.


Chipotle, Nov. 11, 2016. Buy One Get One Free from 3pm-close on Nov. 11th, 2016, at all Chipotle locations in the U.S.


City Barbeque, Nov. 11, 2016. Free sandwich platter at participating locations. Proof of service required.


 

Cracker Barrel, Nov. 11, 2016. Complimentary slice of Double Chocolate Fudge Coca-Cola® Cake.


Denny’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead.


Fatz Café, Nov. 11, 2016. Free World Famous Calabash Chicken® meal for current and former military members, 11am until close. Proof of service required.


 

Friendly’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Big-Two-Do® breakfast (choice of two slices of French toast, two buttermilk pancakes or two slices of toast; two strips of crispy bacon or two sausage links and two made-to-order farm fresh eggs), or All American Burger (fries and a beverage ) during lunch or dinner. Dine-in only. Limited to one per person. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only.


Golden Corral, Nov. 14, 2016 (5pm – 9pm): The 15th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner. For more information visit http://www.goldencorral.com/military/.

Special thanks to Golden Corral: To date, Golden Corral restaurants have provided over 4.7 million free meals and contributed over $11.5 million to the Disabled American Veterans organization. Amazing!


Hooters, Nov. 11, 2016. Hooters invites all veterans and current servicemen and women to enjoy a free meal from a select menu. Requires drink purchase. Only valid at participating locations.


IHOP, Nov. 11, 2016, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Free Red, White and Blue pancakes. Participating locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation.


Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11, 2016. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees, & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.


Little Caesars® Pizza, Nov. 11, 2016. Free pizza or $5 HOT-N-READY Lunch Combo to all US Armed Forces veterans and active military members between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. With proof of military service, at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.


Logan’s Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free entrée from select menu for veterans and active duty military personnel. Call your local Logan’s Roadhouse for details and to verify participation.


LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free appetizer or dessert (no purchase required, no restrictions). Additional 10% off for guests that dine with Veterans on November 11. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location near you.


O’Charley’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free meal for veterans and active duty service members on November 11th.


Olive Garden, Nov. 11, 2016. Free entrée from a special menu. Entrées are served with unlimited soup or house salad and garlic breadsticks. Offer good for veterans and active duty military; proof of service required.


On The Border, Nov. 11, 2016. Veterans and current servicemembers will receive a free choose 2 or choose 3 “Create Your Own Combo”. Dine-in only, proof of service required.


Outback Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2016.


Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery, Nov. 11, 2016.Participating restaurants are offering current servicemembers and veterans a free Magnificent Seven meal which includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or two sausage links. Beverage not included. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required.


Ponderosa Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free Veterans Day buffet at participating locations only.


 

Red Lobster, November 10 – 11, 2016. Free Appetizer or Dessert during the week of Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers and desserts.


Ruby Tuesday’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free appetizer (up to $10) at participating locations, proof of service required. More info.


Sheetz, Nov. 11, 2016. Free lunch at participating locations. Free car wash also available at participating locations, Proof of service required.


Shoney’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers. Dine-in only, Proof of Service required. Shoney’s also offers a 15% everyday hometown heroes discount (military, fire, Police, EMT).


 

T.G.I. Friday’s, Nov. 11, 2016. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. More info.


 

Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2016. Free meal from special menu. Includes sides and a soft drink, coffee, or tea. Proof of service required. Dine-in only. More info.


Travel Centers of America, Nov. 11, 2016. Free meal and beverage from select menu for military members and veterans who are CDL holders. Participating locations only; proof of service required.


 

World of Beer. Nov. 11, 2016. Free select draught beer or $5.00 off your entire bill. Participating locations only. Bring proof of military service.


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Cotton Candy Reflection

Autumn sunset reflection photo by Lori Bee

Fall sunsets are especially fabulous.  Somehow, the light is more golden and brings out so many different colors in the sky. Add the reflection in the water and you get even more beauty. Fall is truly the best time here, but shhhh…. Don’t tell too many others that secret. It’s just between us. 

Dreaming of Daufuskie?

Doesn’t this video help you dream of Daufuskie Island and Haig Point Club? Well I can help you make that dream a reality!

There’s something about a trip to Daufuskie that takes you on a trip back in time, and to a quieter way of life. The only way to get to Daufuskie is by boat or by ferrry. Haig Point has it’s own ferry service available for residents and guests, and the rest of the island is serviced by various ferry and charter services. Very few cars are permitted on the island (outside of Haig Point) and the primary mode of transportation is by golf cart. So yes, it is a little difficult getting here but oh so worth the effort.

The 8 square miles of Daufuskie Island hold a wealth of history, pristine golf courses, sparsely occupied beaches, artistic & culinary surprises, and friendly people. There is also an Equestrian Center, a an artisan village, farm & community garden, a marina if you happen to have your own boat, and a lighthouse you can actually rent for a weekend or special event.

I am happy to arrange a Discovery Experience for you on Daufuskie Island to find out if you’d like a piece of paradise here. In the meantime, here are the current listings for Daufuskie Island. Contact me at 843.505.3132 or email me to arrange your personal tour of homes.

Daufuskie Island Homes for Sale

 

Lori Bee, eXp Realty serving Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Beaufort and the surrounding SC area. Contact her at 843.505.3132 or e-mail her at Lori@LoriBee.com .

Friendly Flipper

A friendly dolphin smiles at us after stealing our bait!

You never who you are going to run into, and make friends with here around the lowcountry.  On this occasion, it was a very friendly dolphin.  It was obvious he was used to boats and fishermen.   Probably some well meaning tourists and even locals, have fed him, but we highly recommend against that because then they tend to lose their ability to hunt for themselves and they also get injured getting too close to boat propellers.

We enjoyed his posing for the camera and his truly friendly smile from afar.   And the only food he got was the bait off the hooks he stole from us before we even realized it.   I think the smile was his ornery way of saying, “gotcha.”  😀