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1 Powerful New Years Resolution You Will Keep, and Love

Confetti covers your New Years table, and you know you have a few stray pieces in your hair that you won’t discover till tomorrow morning. Champagne bubbles seductively in the flutes you raise to the sky as you and your friends welcome in the New Year. Your excitement for all the possibi... View the full post »

1 Perfectly Amazing Dish You Have to Have this Christmas

Ah, food! It is one of the best parts of the holidays! Introverts and foodies might argue that it is THE best part of the holidays, but here at Island Real Estate we are more family centered than that. After all, food is only as good as the loving, smiling, excited, and hungry family ... View the full post »

9 Reasons Why the Beautiful Holidays are Best in Topsail

It’s a marvelous time of year! The cold nips at your noes and your toes, and the stars reflect the snowflakes that swirl around on the ground below. Everything sparkles and everything is beautiful! Especially in Topsail, NC. The holidays in Topsail are the perfect time for you to visit u... View the full post »

1 Thanksgiving Dish That is Too Good to be Healthy

  Loaded stuffing. Creamy, silky smooth mashed potatoes dripping with butter and gravy. Warm, homemade, yeasty bread rolls also dripping with butter...and honey.  Thanksgiving, in Topsail or wherever else you might be enjoying the holiday with family and friends this year, is... View the full post »

7 Reasons Why You Need to Have a Beautiful Destination Thanksgiving

  It’s almost Thanksgiving time! Can you believe it? That wonderful, pumpkin-y time of year! Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, for obvious reasons (who doesn’t like turkey and pumpkin pie and eggnog…and being thankful?). On top of the delicious reasons for loving Thank... View the full post »

5 Blissful Reasons Why Topsail is Divinely Perfect in Fall

Do you long for beautiful color encapsulating the trees and dripping down into the streets? Cool air caressing your cheeks and gently tossing your hair (without blowing it into your face of course, because no wind should ever be that impudent!)? And sweet, soft scents of cinnamon and nutmeg and ... View the full post »

How to Best Indulge in Paradise on a Budget

Rolling ocean waves, gently lapping at a hard packed beach. Freshly scented air filling your lungs and invigorating you more than your reviving morning cup of coffee. A million dollar view stretching out before you each and every morning while your children rush to the water’s edge as th... View the full post »

5 Powerful Reasons You Need the Beach More Now Than Ever

  School is back in session. Schedules are becoming more than packed - all your calendar colors on your smartphone are so bleeding into each other that you can hardly tell where one appointment ends and the next one picks up. You are excited for the kids to be back in school and to, in... View the full post »

How to Indulge in The Beautiful Beach From Anywhere

  Does your heart ache for the beach, when you're not there? Your very soul desperate to get back to the calm of the waves and the whispering wind? Then you should consider living on Topsail Island permanently! Owning your own little slice of paradise in the form of Topsail Island real estate ... View the full post »

Reclaim The Delight of Your Youth This Labor Day

                Ah, Labor Day! Do you remember Labor Day as a child? Full of laughter. Delicious grilled food. Root beer floats out on the back porch with your toes in the grass…or burried deep in the sand. Your parents had an extra day off ... View the full post »

How to Best Absorb the Most Serenity on Topsail Island

Your toes are in the sand. A voluminous umbrella is casting plenty of shade over your upper body to keep you cool and sun-burn free. Your kids (or maybe you grandkids) are laughing as they run in and out of the softly crashing waves. As you sigh in contentment, you flip open your new novel and s... View the full post »

How to Cool Off, the Healthy Way

  It’s summer time! Can you believe it? That time of year we long for all year long. And why do we long so for it? Because it is the time when, as kids, we used to have long and lazy afternoons filled with swimming, friends, reading, and ice cream. But now you are an adult. You... View the full post »

3 Simple Ways to Have a Beautiful Blast this 4th of July

  Summer is officially here! And the 4th of July in North Carolina and all around the US is nearly here, too! A time of beautiful family time, memorable celebration, and just taking life easy and slow. And a time when kids are meant to run barefoot, laughing through the sand while yo... View the full post »

The 3 Greatest Free and Fun Events on Topsail Island

Are you ready to smile? Release the tension that you have been holding for so long in your neck and shoulders? Be able to draw a full, deep breath? Of course you are! Which is why I wan’t to invite you down to Topsail Island. Vacation rentals abound so that you can poses a litt... View the full post »

5 Simple Ways Topsail Vacation Rentals Fulfill Your Dreams

  You just found yourself yelling "What?!" At your toddler. Who really hadn't been doing anything other than ask for your help. Over and over again. I know the feeling. That sensation of helplessness as life swirls around you and over you, nearly suffocating you with the crushi... View the full post »