Archive for Lifestyle

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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11 Feb 2017

Florida is my #FlatoutLove Inspiration: Sweet N’ Spicy Shrimp Sandwich || Tampa Mama

4 Comments Ad, Cooking, Lifestyle, Review, Sponsored, Tampa

Welcome to Florida! Everyone knows how much I LOVE my state and all the flavors that go with it! And chances are, if you’ve come to my home state, Florida, you’ve had some of our amazing Gulf Shrimp!

Shrimp- By Melissa Hillier

 

I’m super excited to announce that I’ve partnered up with Flatout Bread to create my own #FlatoutLove recipe creation, inspired by MY city (or state), as well as show you all how easy it is to create your own fun and easy meals with your family using Flatout Bread! Read more

26 Jan 2017

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast #BeOurGuest || Tampa Mama

No Comments Kids, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Movies

I’m so excited to announce my new relationship with Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures! I’ll be bringing my readers the latest and greatest for all the new upcoming films soon to be released!  I’ll have giveaways and prizes too!  I can’t wait and am so excited about this!

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23 Jan 2017

#CookingWithCabot at the Cabot Cheese Sunday Supper Event || Tampa Mama

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Cabot Cheese Tomato Basil Mac n’ Cheese

I’m a cheese head by birth of Wisconsin but I can’t tell you how much I love Vermont cheese. And knowing that Cabot supports 1100 local farmers who are creamery owners, well, how can you not love them for that alone. They pride them selves on making the best cheaddar and their farmers put their heart and soul into making it the best. 

Follow along on Twitter, Instagram & Facebook as we talk, cook and learn new recipes!  Use the hashtag #cookingwithCabot for all the local foodie bloggers who will be in attendance! 

04 Jan 2017

Thanking Teachers Who Go The Extra Yard: Extra Yard For Teachers Summit in Tampa Bay || Tampa Mama

1 Comment Education, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay

Profe Sayler has continued to teach her Grandchildren into retirement.
My Mom, also known as Profe Sayler by her students, recently retired with 40 years of teaching students in the books. My Dad, will retire in the next year with just as many years in the system.  As luck would have it, they were also teachers of mine too. I can’t help but wonder how many lives they have impacted over the years…

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13 Dec 2016

More Than Just a Present: The Gift of Their Future

No Comments Florida, Holidays, Lifestyle, Raising Children, Sponsored

New York Christmas

 

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30 Nov 2016

How To Keep Up With Four Kids || Tampa Mama

No Comments Ad, Lifestyle, Parenting, Raising Children, Sponsored

Gaylord Palms Christmas Tampa Mama

SponsoredPostI need lots of energy to keep up with four kids!

My morning routine with Meta Daily Energy Support helps my body produce energy naturally* so I can take care of what I need to do to keep up with this active bunch, every step of the way.

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25 Nov 2016

Star Wars Rogue One Tickets On Sale Monday, November 28th at 12:01AM

No Comments Lifestyle

The tweet that went viral in minutes at 12:00AM on November 25th…  


Last year, Star Wars fans broke Fandango when they announced ticket presales during an ABC Monday Night football game. I think they will be ready this time.

With this tweet being sent at 12:00AM on November 25th, all the internet became a buzz with more news about how to buy

The real story: You can look but you can’t buy. 

So how to buy your tickets?  Stay up until Monday, November 28 at 12:01AM and have your Fandando account ready and know the time you want to buy- IMAX, 3D or standard theater. I’m assuming (not confirming) that there will be a limit on tickets you can purchase. But who knows… I do know I’ll have my app ready! 

19 Nov 2016

Thanksgiving Traditions with #WinnDixieHydePark + #Giveaway || Tampa Mama

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

Thanksgiving Traditions with #WinnDixieHydePark + #Giveaway has been sponsored by Winn-Dixie.

Thanksgiving

 

 

My favorite holiday of all time is Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because the whole holiday centers around being together as a family, eating amazing home cooked food and just giving thanks for what we are blessed to have. It’s a slow holiday that I savor every year.

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18 Nov 2016

Winter Village in Tampa’s Downtown Curtis Hixon Park || Tampa Mama

1 Comment Holidays, Lifestyle, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Things To Do

 

The Winter Village opened on November 18th at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa’s Downtown and will run through Christmas Eve. It features over 20 boutiques from local makers and purveyors offering a gift idea for everyone on your list. Ice skating under the tent will be a huge draw for families! We love that the ice rink is located closer to the playground this year. Walk along the Riverwalk and have a holiday cocktail at the SONO cafe pop up bar and lounge. Complete with Christmas trees, this is the perfect place to enjoy the season. This “pop-up” holiday shopping experience features decorative goods, apparel, handmade toys, jewelry, dog accessories, and more! Thanks to the generous support of PODS, each Winter Village Shop is held in a PODS container in a market-style layout. Visitors are encouraged to shop at the various boutiques during their visit, all while enjoying a beautiful view of the Hillsborough River. Runs November 18th – December 24th, 2016. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #WinterVillageTPA
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