31 Jul 2015

Summer Snow Day is Here!

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Get ready for August 9th, 2015!

#SummerSnowDay

Being that I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I long for the winter days, not only in the winter but also in the sweltering summer heat too. When my good friends, Pavel and Jessie, mentioned that they did this day each year, I thought it was BRILLIANT! What a fun day to occupy the other 100 days of summer and switch it up a bit to have some cool winter fun! We will celebrate this day with some ice skating, hot chocolate for breakfast, holiday music, cookie baking, crafts and maybe some snow too! Get in the mood and join us too!

Summer Snow Day…What is this awesome day you ask?

Summer Snow Day

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30 Jul 2015

Three Years-How Far You Have Come

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You can say the alphabet, count to 20 and spell your name.

  
You can wear flippy flops.

  
You are our first official beach baby. No one else has loved the beach this much.

  
You are a very happy baby. All the time.  You run every chance you get. You laugh. You smile.

  
You have a brother and sisters who adore you.

  
You let me take one million pictures of you.

In short three years, you have become a huge part of this family that would not be complete without you here. The baby of the house forever you’ll be, but you’re the queen of our hearts too. 

29 Jul 2015

Tampa Mama is Your Urban Insider for Tampa Bay: Tampa eBoats in Tampa’s Downtown

No Comments Adventures, Everyday, Family Travel, Florida, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Travel, Travel Tuesday

  

I love showing off MY city! Knowing Tampa inside and out, I often have the opportunity to give an insider perspective for place I love to visit. I live close to Tampa’s Downtown and many know I can be found hanging out with my kids at events, museums or on the water.
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29 Jul 2015

Five Reasons I Love Being Around Three-Year-Olds

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This post was first published on the TODAY Parenting Team Community Blog.

“You must have more patience than I do!”

“I don’t know how you do it.”

“You must have your hands full.”

So I smile. I laugh. I keep my head held high and I should. I truly LOVE being around my kids…especially my little three-year-old. Some people are expecting a wave of sass, attitude, and tantrums. Not me. I. Can’t. Wait.
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26 Jul 2015

What it feels like to be Little

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“One more time!”
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24 Jul 2015

Shop For School Supplies Today!

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I know it’s only July, but don’t you want to be ahead of the game this school year? I’m hoping to help and make it SO EASY to get all the things you will need for going back to school.
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22 Jul 2015

An Experiment: Two Kids vs. Four Kids

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It’s 7:45 and I’m still in bed. The house is quiet. Too quiet. I’m down a few kidstoday because my Bigs- the oldest two- flew to Grandma’s house for a few weeks.

  
 I’m not gonna lie. I feel like I’m on vacation too. 

  
I have good kids, but I just don’t realize how much work they are until someone else steps into help, which isn’t often because of the distance (physical) we have between family. Of course I can pay my VERY qualified sitters to help, but sometimes I NEED the help to save my sanity. It’s work. No joke.
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21 Jul 2015

Tampa Mama Loves: Del Frisco’s Grille Tampa, Florida 

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We are always on the look out for new places to eat in Tampa. In November 2014, Del Frisco’s Grille opened right accross from International  Plaza. We haven’t been until yesterday and we wish we had been here sooner. We were enticed to try them out as July is National Ice Cream month and from July 17-26, you can get their Adult Milkshake half price with the purchase of any entree. (And trust me, you’ll definitely want to visit… Even if it’s just for the milkshake!)

  
 
A great place to mingle at the bar with friends or sit rooftop with family. The outside area was a perfect place for us to sit while we enjoyed a nice breeze and atmosphere.
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21 Jul 2015

Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai Comes to Tampa, Florida: Ignite Your Wanderlust Soul

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For those who dream of wanderlust, the show Cirque du Soleil show Varekai, that will be touring in Tampa in early August 2015, will ignite the passion of the nomadic soul, that passion to wander as the word “Varekai” (pronounced ver•ay•’kie) means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies. As a lover of travel and wanderlust dreamer, I’m excited to see  show and dive into the magical world that is Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai. 

Win 4 tickets from the Tampa Downtown Partnership! Click here!

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21 Jul 2015

Where To Go When Touring Tampa: #ToyotainTampa

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If you are a regular traded of my blog or work, then you know I’m always on the go. Finding new places to explore or introducing people to places in my hometown of Tampa that I love to visit regularly. Traveling gives my life and refreshes my spirit. I enjoy writing about it and sharing what I’ve learned with others which is why blogging has been a perfect fit. 

I had the opportunity to test drive a Toyota Corolla last week to tour Tampa and share where I was grade through social media. 

  Tampa Tour Stop: Columbia Restsurant 
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