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22 Aug 2016

More Than Just A Restaurant- Goody Goody Opens in Tampa, Florida || Tampa Mama 

No Comments Dining Out, Florida, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Review, Sneak Peak, Tampa, Tampa Bay

One of the best evenings spent with the Goody Goody family and GrandDad as my date to the hottest ticket in town, especially for the foodies. I was lucky to be invited to a pre-opening of the famed Goody Goody, established in 1925 in Tampa (see map below for locations back in the day) and now revived by the famed 4th generation Tampa restaurateur, Richard Gonzmart. If you’ve lived in Tampa or even visited, you are more than likely familiar with his restaurants- The Columbia and Ulele– with more plans to add more concepts to his portfolio soon.

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28 Jun 2016

What’s Up Preppy?: Straight back to 1990 at Saved By The Max Chicago

No Comments Chicago, Featured, Grown Ups Only, Mama Loves, Sneak Peak, Travel

Last night was the coolest flashback. Hanging out at The Max and reliving all the Bayside HS memories we watched for years was awesome. For those who grew up in the 1990’s THIS was your show. You watched it religiously and soaked up every detail. (Not much has changed today as my pre-teen kids watch a few Disney shows and do the same.) Make sure you binge watch ‘Saved By The Bell’ on Netflix before you go to get to ready for the night too!

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10 Jun 2016

Tampa Mama Knows Tampa: Coton Colors Comes to Tampa Bay

No Comments Holidays, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Sneak Peak, Tampa, Tampa Bay

It’s time to celebrate everything in style, Tampa!  Coton Colors, a beautifully stylish boutique has set up shop in South Tampa (they have been in Tampa for eight years but have moved recently) as one of two flagship stores. Designer Laura Johnson’s motto has always been: “never miss an opportunity to celebrate every day,” and through here colorful collection of dining, entertaining and “happy everything” lines, she’s bringing a smile to tablescapes everywhere!

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20 May 2016

Mama Loves: Buddy Brew Coffee in Hyde Park Village- Tampa, Florida

No Comments Florida, Mama Loves, Tampa, Tampa Bay

This post is sponsored. 

It’s good. Wait, it’s actually SO much better than good. It’s not your 1950’s diner. It’s a totally new age coffee shop with a high tech “ModBar” that can whip you up whatever your caffinated beverage that you heart desires and then, brewed to perfection… every time . I’m not one of those who frequents Starbucks. I can’t and don’t order a fifteen worded cup of coffee. I like a good cup of coffee. Not to sweet. Not burnt. I like supporting local. Buddy Brew has been my go to shop and I’m thrilled they are now in my most favorite Tampa neighborhood. Stop by. Wander around the neighborhood. Enjoy this little corner of Tampa that we call home. You’ll be a regular in no time!

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Hyde Park Village

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12 May 2016

Tampa Mama Loves: Disney Family Vacation

1 Comment Disney, Family Travel, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Orlando, Things To Do, Travel

My recent trips to Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida have made a Disney believer. Read more

08 Apr 2016

Growing Healthy Together:A Gerber Lil Beanies Rainbow Garden Party for Picky Eaters

No Comments Ad, Healthy Living, Kids, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Sponsored

Get ready to win one over on your picky lil’ eaters with these Gerber Lil’ Beanies snacks! This post is sponsored by Nestle, Walmart and written on behalf of The Women Bloggers in association with The Kendall King Group and #SoapBoxInfluence. As always, the content created is my own and as always, all thoughts and opinion about the product are my own too! 


We love to throw a good party! Especially when our friends can come over, play in the dirt and eat healthy snacks!  Read more

29 Mar 2016

#DisneyKids Preschool Play Date | A Mickey & Friends Pool Party

2 Comments Adventures, Disney, Kids, Lifestyle, Mama Loves, Uncategorized

With summer in the very near future, I took our recent Spring Break and hosted Mickey & Friends Pool Party! Living in Florida, we are lucky enough to swim just about year round and pool parties are always fun!

I was super excited (and so was my preschooler) to have been chosen to host a #DisneyKids Preschool Play Date by BSM Media and Walt Disney World Resorts this Spring!  Our box came and we were so excited to get planning!

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23 Mar 2016

Mama Loves: A Most Epic HydraFacial at the Spa Evangeline

No Comments Mama Loves, Spas, Sponsored, Tampa, Tampa Bay

Welcome to another edition of Mama Loves!

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I love to shout my super awesome finds in Tampa and beyond when I come across them. Sometimes, I’m invited out to give them a test drive and other times it’s just because I seriously love the place or thing that I have come across. But if this Mama loves it, chances are you might just love it too!


The other week I was invited to the Spa Evangeline to test drive a new spa facial that the spa would be offering. The HydraFacial MD has been touted all over the world by celebs and dermatologists. Being that InStyle said it was the one facial you need immediately, I was so excited to receive one and learn about why they are so amazing!

I have been to a number of spas and LOVE a good facial. I don’t do peels yet because I don’t think I need to, but a good facial to clean out the dirt and make up is much appreciated and very noticeable.

This was my first time at the Spa Evangeline. As a sister business to the famed Epicurean Hotel in South Tampa, it’s located right across the street from the world famous, Bern’s Steakhouse.

The spa is intimate and relaxing. A perfect place to treat yourself if you live in Tampa!

Mama Loves  If you visit spas often for a mani/ pedi, massage or facial, ask the staff about the Epic Membership! Every woman in Tampa needs to get in on this deal! Details below!

Some facials have their trained technician extract (sometime painfully) the dirt in my pores in order to get a deeper clean. The HydraFacial MD was quick and efficient and the MOST gentle facial I have ever received. It was only a 30 minute treatment and I was throughly impressed with the cleanliness of my skin.
Dry patches were immediately gone and my skin is glowing one week later. It was gentle and refreshing and my skin feels and looks amazing!

The technology of the HydraFacial MD used to only be available in a dermatologists’ office. Now, resorts and spas across the country will begin to offer this treatment. I was so impressed with my glowing results I’ve already signed up for an Epic Membership at Spa Evangeline, as it is now included in their monthly benefits for members.

Spas in Tampa- Spa Evangeline Epic Membership

The Spa Evangeline Epic Membership includes:

  • Seasonal Farm House Fresh-Body Polish
  • Signature facial (NOW including the option to have the HydraFacial MD- a $135 value!)
  • Epicurean Signature Massage
  • Classic Manicure and Pedicure

With additional benefits like complimentary valet parking, 20% discount of additional services, free use of pool, spa and Epicurean bicycles on day of service (M-F 10am-5pm) this entire membership is calling my name!  What an epic deal!!!

I haven’t exactly done the full math, but I DO know that this is an EPIC deal and if you live in Tampa you should run to Spa Evangeline and sign up ASAP!  With the HydraFacial alone costing $135, this is a DEAL! (Call me and let me know when you are going!)

If you are looking to beautify your skin for a special occasion and want the results to last, book your HydraFacial MD before your big day!  Or just book one because you deserve to look your best! You’ll be glowing and smiling from ear to ear. Your skin is so important. Take care of it in every way possible. I hope you’ll LOVE the HydraFacial as much as I did! 
This is me immediately after with no make up on!  Needless to say, I was very impressed!

Thank you to Spa Evangeline and HydraFacial MD  for hosting me and opening up my world to this amazing facial treatment! Life changer!

Tama Mama- Marisa Langford

21 Mar 2016

Mama Loves: A Clean House

No Comments Mama Loves, Review, Tampa, Tampa Bay

This is a sponsored post! Thank you for supporting Tampa Mama!

It’s no surprise, this Mama LOVES a clean house!

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But…I’m busy. Shocker. I try my best to clean the house on a daily basis so that things are not piled up and my house work doesn’t burry me…literally. I do need help every once in a while, but it’s hard to find a reliable service that is as last minute as I am. Until now!

I came across a cleaning service that seemed to have read my mind! I thought it was too good to be true! When I Say Maid is a new service in the Tampa Bay area that is like Uber for a cleaning company. Sometimes things come up and I’m in need of a service on a more immediate basis. This service has really listened to their audience and developed a business around what people (like me) need.

I had the opportunity to give their new business a test drive!

We scheduled an appointment and everything was all set! They have a 52- point cleaning checklist that should be signed off on before your cleaning person leaves your home. I also really like the straight forward charges that they have laid out. It is very professional and takes much of the guessing game out of how much to pay additionally if you need your oven cleaned or your walls cleaned.

When they sent their cleaning person to my home, I did like knowing that they have all their employees background check, licensed, insured and bonded. (Running my own company, I know how important these things are and should not be over looked when your hire anyone to do work in your home!)

She got to work right away! She was extremely thorough, and the only hick up was that she was double booked that day and couldn’t finish my home in the allowed time (I have reached out to the company and was assured that this glitch has been worked out and they are no longer double booking as they were when they launched.)

But my home looked awesome.

   
    
 I was definitely impressed with their professionalism and would recommend their company to those looking for a cleaning company to help with a short notice. I like that there are no hidden charges and everything is up front. They are even willing to guarantee their services with a 200% guarantee and that alone is impressive!

This Mama Loves a clean house and is excited to know that someone out there gets me and my busy schedule.

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Thank you to When I Say Maid for allowing me to test drive their business and review it accordingly. All opinions are my own!