17 Apr 2017

Learning How To Grand Beauty Spa + #MyHeroMom Mother’s Day Giveaway || Tampa Mama

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Do you know how to spa? Like REALLY Spa? Well, of the answer is no, like me, you’ll want to become familiar with The Grand Beauty Spa. I have driven on Kennedy Blvd., over a million thines, but have never stopped and the beautiful bungalow on the north side of Kennedy. But today I stopped. And I can’t believe that I haven’t stopped in the 10 years that have been there. Not any more! I will now be going back VERY often!

The Grand Beauty Spa

 

The Grand Beauty Spa is a Luxury European Day Spa in Tampa, Florida. It is a flagship spa for Thalgo Laboratories of Paris, a true innovator in health and beauty while preserving our natural resources and eco-system. (I splurged with Grand Facial that began with Thalgo’s “Discovery of the Sea” massage to ease tensions and let me tell you…I was glowing after this treatment!) The Grand Beauty Spa specializes in custom treatments featuring cutting edge technology and first rate professionals in a five star atmosphere. You feel like you have stepped into paradise and it’s relaxing atmosphere and ambiance will have you wanting to come back often for an escape. Services include facials, massage, body treatments, face and body depilation, manicures & pedicures, haircuts & styling, color treatments, hair & eyelash extensions, make up application and a suite of medically supervised Medi-spa services. And the free steam and sauna therapies are also available to customers and spa members.

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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

17 Mar 2016

Mama Love: Giveaway on TampaMama- Disney On Ice!

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Everyone loves a Giveaway!

This month we are featuring a Disney on Ice Giveaway!

We are so excited to feature this give away through the month of April! Make sure you hop on over and enter to win!

09 Jan 2016

‘Norm Of The North’ Paw Print Cupcakes and Fandango Family Giveaway

1 Comment Giveaway, Movies, New York City, Sponsored

Norm Of The North hits theaters nationwide on January 15th, 2016!  We decided to do a little baking today on our last weekend of winter break and came up with an adorable “paw print” cupcakes! Super simple! 

Ingredients:

  • Cupcakes
  • Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • Royal Icing
  • 4 mini brown M&M’s
  • 1 mini Pepermint Patty

Assembly here: 

 
These will go great with any of the party ideas I found on Pinterest too! 
Enter my official Norm Of The North giveaway for a prize pack and $15 Fandango Family Gift Card! 

  
We can’t wait to see the movie and #ShakeYourBearThing

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02 Jan 2016

Norm Of The North Movie Party and Ticket Giveaway

21 Comments Giveaway, Movies, New York City, Tampa, Tampa Bay, Uncategorized

  

We are happy to announce a giveaway courtesy of Lionsgate Entertainment and their cute, new movie NORM OF THE NORTH! One lucky commenter will receive a prize pack of movie goodies, including t-shirts, movie posters, and activity booklets! Use the hashtags #ShakeYourBearThing & #NormOfTheNorth to let them know what you think of the movie!

  
Find out how to make these adorable “Norm Print”  cupcakes here

If you are hosting a party, be sure to check out our Pinterest board with awesome and cute ideas!

Follow Marisa ||’s board Norm Of TheNorth Movie Party on Pinterest.

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Entry Rules: Comment on the post and tell us why you want to win our awesome prize pack & $15 Fandango gift card!

Did you that you can get a refund on tickets you purchased to a movie (incase the kids get sick) if bought on Fandango?! Visit Fandango.com for more details! 

From the comments, we will select our favorite post!

 Thank you to Lionsgate & Fandango for sponsoring this post and supporting Tampa Mama!

  

20 Dec 2015

Teaching Kids About Health and Fitness with Ringling Bros. Circus in Tampa

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Each year, we go to see the Circus! I am always in awe of the performers and what they are able to do! This year, they come to America with a 90-city tour, that begins here in Tampa Bay with their new show: Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents Legends! This show is set to let you eyes feast on fanciful and mysterious acts that will have you in amazement! This is still “the greatest show on Earth!”


My kids have visited the circus each year and it is always a new show when it comes to town. Never the same. Yet the acts in each show are just amazing to watch! They are all so talented and so athletic that I often wonder if my 6 and 10 year old gymnast will one day run away with the circus because they have a talent that they have learned from a young age!

I learned of a program that is supported by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Circus Fit! They have partnered with the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to help children remember how FUN it is to be FIT! They have a curriculum that it is FREE and available for download so that teachers and community leaders can implement bringing fitness, nutrition and healthy living to classrooms and after-school programs anywhere!

Did you know that Circus Fit can help educators with lesson plans, interactive video clips, handouts and a host of additional support materials and information that will help you set your students or youth group on the path to a physically fit and healthy lifestyle!

My passion project, Fit Kids Playground, has taught me that fitness should be made fun for kids and coming from a clown, childhood obesity is no laughing matter! This is a wonderful way for kids to want to have fun, be silly and get fit all at the same time! I hope that more teachers, preschool coordinators or community leaders learn about this opportunity and curriculum that is available to everyone for free. It is a great way to head to the circus and talk about how all the acts use healthy habits to keep them doing the amazing things that they can do.

If you haven’t got your tickets yet, an insiders tip is that opening night is typically less in cost, but there is only one show.
There is also an additional add on this year! Ticketholders can purchase an upgrade and go backstage with a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. The backstage experience includes an insider look at props and wardrobe, an up close and personal encounter with the animals and a chance to meet stars from the show. Fans will also have an opportunity to take pictures and learn educational fun facts. To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, just log on to ringlingbros.expapp.com from your iPhone or Android smartphone, and provide your name, e-mail and phone number to become a VIP circus insider.

This is a limited ticket and allows you access to a personal and once-in-a-lifetime experience that will have your family walking with clowns, petting elephants, shaking hands with the Ringmaster and standing in the infamous motorcycle Globe of Steel! How fun!

And of course, for any show, arrive an hour early for an All Access Pre-show that starts an hour before the show. Come down to the arena floor and meet the performers of The Greatest Show On Earth, get autographs, take photos and enter to win a one-of-a-kind pachyderm painting.  Take lots of pictures and be sure to show them off to your friends! It is really like you were a part of the circus!

We have been provided with a 1 family-4-pack for tickets to the Tampa Bay show happening January 6 at the Amalie Arena. 8 shows in all. We are so excited to help kids push away the screen with “the greatest show on Earth!”

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