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09 Apr 2017

Ten Things You Didn’t Know Are Happening in Tampa || Tampa Mama Blog

No Comments Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel

Seminole Heights

 

I live in the urban corridor of Tampa. It’s called Seminole Heights and we are about 5 minutes from Downtown- which is like my second home. We are down there all the time. It’s close enough to the heart of the city that when things happen I tend to be among those that hear the rumors or see it first hand. I’ve got  Ten Things You Didn’t Know Are Happening in Tampa and hope you might learn something new!  These are my urban insider tips for anyone coming into Tampa. If you stay for a week , a few days or are just visiting and want to expolre Tampa, here’s what you’ll want to know! What an amazing city Tampa has become! It’s only getting better too!

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17 Mar 2017

Pizza! Pizza! Read All About It! Russos New York Pizzeria Comes To Tampa Bay + Giveaway || Tampa Mama Blog

2 Comments Family Time, Lifestyle, Sunday Supper, Tampa, Tampa Bay


Hey Tampa Pizza Lovers! There’s a new pizzeria in town! The Russos New York Pizzeria will introduce itself to the community at their new location in Clearwater this Sunday, March 19th with cooking demonstrations from chef Russo, drink specials food tastings, and 28-inch “Giant Pie” pizza giveaways too! There are two family events this weekend!

RSVP for the event here!

GIVEAWAY!

I’m giving away two (2) $25 Russos New York Pizzeria gift cards away when you tell what you like on your pizza in the comments below! A winner will be chosen at random on Sunday March 19th at 11:59pm!!

Thank you to Russos New York Pizzeria for sponsoring this giveaway!

10 Mar 2017

‘Something Rotten’ Smells Like Roses at the Straz Center in Tampa Bay || Tampa Mama Blog

No Comments Featured, Florida, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Theatre

A packed house for opening night of SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Straz Center in Tampa Bay had me knowing that this was going to be a fantastic night!  And SOMETHING ROTTEN!  did not disappoint!

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04 Mar 2017

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival #CorksandCoasters PREVIEW || Tampa Mama

No Comments Dining Out, Family Travel, Florida, Hosted, Lifestyle, Sneak Peak, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel

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28 Feb 2017

#Cars3 Summer 2017 || Tampa Mama

No Comments Disney, Disney Movies, Lifestyle, Movies

Getting our engines rev’d up for this movie! Cars 3 will be in theaters June 2017! It will be the first one we see this summer!

Hmmmm…maybe a trip to Daytona International Speedway is in order!

A few new characters are hitting the track and I can’t wait to see how it plays out!


Jackson Storm (voice of Armie Hammer)
Jackson Storm is fast, sleek and ready to race. A frontrunner in the next generation of racers, Storm’s quiet confidence and cocky demeanor are off-putting—but his unmatched speed threatens to redefine the sport. Trained on high-tech simulators that are programmed to perfect technique and maximize velocity, Jackson Storm is literally built to be unbeatable—and he knows it.

CARS 3 Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo) Cruz Ramirez is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team's talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it? ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Cruz Ramirez (voice of Cristela Alonzo)
Cruz Ramirez is a sunny-but-fierce unconventional trainer at the Rust-eze Racing Center. She expertly arms the team’s talented rookies with cutting-edge tools to tear up the track—but she nearly stalls when her longtime idol Lightning McQueen shows up. While she’d love to help him find his way back to the top, she knows the competition is faster than ever, and victory is all about speed—or is it?

CARS 3 Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson)
Lightning McQueen is world champion—a modern-day racing legend who’s riding high with five Piston-Cup wins under his hood. Suddenly, he finds himself faced with a new generation of racers who threaten not only his dominance in the sport—but the confidence that got him there. Determined to get back to the pole position, the #95 must decide if his love for racing is enough to fuel the comeback of his life.

 

All pictures have been provided for for use on my blog by Walt Disney Studios. ©2016 Disney•Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

 

 

27 Feb 2017

Tampa Theatre Announces Classic Family Movie Series || Tampa Mama

No Comments Lifestyle

Tampa Theatre has been a favorite destination for Bay-area moviegoers for generations. Starting next month, the next generation of young fans will get the chance to see some of their parents’ most beloved childhood films on the big screen, thanks to the return of the popular Family Favorites classic movie series, presented by Bank of America.

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25 Feb 2017

Williams Sonoma + Le Creuset + Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Collaboration #BeOurGuest || Tampa Mama 

No Comments Disney, Lifestyle, Movies

Are you excited as I am after watching the newest trailer for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”?

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23 Feb 2017

Florida Prepaid College Twitter Chat February 23, 2017

No Comments Lifestyle, Raising Children, Tampa, Tampa Bay

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Starting is Believing Twitter Chat 2-23-17 at 9p ET bit.ly/sibchatrsvp
Join Bloggin Mamas & Florida Prepaid as we host the #StartingisBelieving Twitter Chat on Thursday, 2/23/1 at 9p EST! Join us as we discuss saving for your child’s future using Florida Prepaid College Savings Plans, as well as the open enrollment period ending on the 28th. (Plus, there will be some prizes too!)

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22 Feb 2017

Han Solo: A New Star Wars Story Begins Production || Tampa Mama

No Comments Disney, Disney Movies, Lifestyle, Movies

Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios. 

My son is going to flip!  We’ve got a new countdown happening since about noon today when it was announced that Han Solo: A New Star Wars Story Production has begun!  What you say?! Read below for all the details!  
The adventure-filled past of the iconic scoundrel and everyone’s favorite Wookiee is going before cameras this month when principal photography on the untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story officially began February 20th at Pinewood Studios, London.
 The movie will explore the duo’s adventures before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope, including their early encounters with that other card-playing rogue from a galaxy far, far away, Lando Calrissian.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directors co-piloting the movie, with a cast that includes Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Thandie Newton, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, with Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca. 
“Watching such inspired people from all over the world, with such unique voices, come together for the sole purpose of making art, is nothing short of miraculous,” Lord and Miller said. “We can’t think of anything funny to say, because we just feel really moved, and really lucky.”

 

Written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, it will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, Simon Emanuel and co-produced by Kiri Hart, Susan Towner and Will Allegra. Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin will executive produce.

 

Crewing the ship will be some of the industry’s top talent, including Academy Award nominee for his work on “Arrival,” Bradford Young (Director of Photography), Chris Dickens (Editor), Dominic Tuohy (SFX Supervisor), Rob Bredow (VFX Supervisor) and Brad Allan (Action Designer).

 

They will be joining returning Star Wars veteran crew members Neal Scanlan (Creature & Droid FX Creative Supervisor), Neil Lamont (Production Designer), Dave Crossman and Glyn Dillon (Co-Costume Designers), Jamie Wilkinson (Prop Master), Lisa Tomblin (Hair), Amanda Knight (Make-Up) and Nina Gold (UK Casting Director). 

 

The untitled Han Solo Star Wars Story is slated for release on May 25, 2018.

 

Punch it.

14 Feb 2017

The Florida State Fair: Deep Fried Thoughts on Ferris Wheels, Fried Oreos and Corn Dogs || Tampa Mama

2 Comments Hosted, Kids On Vacation, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do, Travel, Travel Tuesday

 Florida State Fair- Farris Wheel Fair Rides

The Florida State Fair began in 1904 near what is now more well-known as the University of Tampa. It was there that the Mid-Winter Festival continued to attract families and entertain them with games and popcorn, or competitions for the best bull or the the best pie. But it wasn’t until February 1977, 40 years ago, that it first took place where it still takes place today. Now attracting over half a million visitors each February, we are the first Fair on the State Fair circuit.

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