artificial christmas trees

Artificial Christmas Trees at Blue Haven PoolsIt's that time of year -- time to decorate the Christmas tree. We enjoy letting the girls pick out their favorite ornaments and place them around the tree. A few years ago we decided to buy an artificial Christmas tree and it has survived several moves back and forth across the country. No needles to pick up and the lights are already wired on! It doesn't get much better than that!

One of the items we picked up at Blue Haven Pools & Spas for our holiday catalog are artificial Christmas trees. And these are not your big-box discount store trees ... these are really nice trees. Click here to see our collection of artificial Christmas trees.


gift cards for fire victims

LifePoint is partnering with Pomerado Christian Church in Poway to provide relief and assistance to families who lost or suffered damage in the recent San Diego fires. We are collecting gift cards from stores such as Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, etc., that will be distributed by Pomerado Christian Church to families in their community. You may bring your gift card to any LifePoint event and we will route them to PCC. Thank you for your help and support!


beating your drum too loud

Every now and then I'll crank out a line in a message that I really like -- I should do that more often! Here is one that came to me as I writing out tomorrow's message: "Sometimes we beat our drum so loud that we drown out the music of God."

a new look, same old me

In good lawyer terms, "on or around" my birthday I decided to shave off my goatee. This also coincided with a new pair of glasses and a haircut. No need to worry about a fancy sports car ... my 1996 Honda Accord is paid for!


Inflatable Fun for Winter

People in San Diego talk about visiting the snow for an afternoon. Growing up in Illinois, the snow visited you ... for about three months out of the year. I would have loved to have had one of the winter inflatables that we sell at Blue Haven Pools & Spas Supplies Direct. Given that I made due with the lid to a garbage can, I would have been in snow heaven on a Rugged Rush Snow Tube or a Nordic Express. Of course, I'm too old for that now ... :-)

See them all in our holiday section.


latest project at blue haven

We've been working on several projects at Blue Haven related to the launch of our holiday catalog. One of the most effective was a recent email blast we sent out to over 54,000 people. It's been really cool to see the results roll in. The email blast was a basic HTML newsletter that I designed, similar to the ones I send out for LifePoint.

Another project that has consumed much time has been our Whitehall section. Whitehall is a leading provider of home and garden decorations and accents. They are especially well known for their weathervanes. We created a special landing page that features only Whitehall products. Take a peek and let me know what you think.