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Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fresh from Florida | Shopping Locally Grown

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however all opinions expressed are my own. 

I have lived in Florida for almost eight years now and this is by far my favorite time of the year.  I moved here from Texas and truly had no idea how much is grown locally and I've been buying locally grown ever since.  The weather is wonderful this time of the year and all of Florida's produce is fresh and in-season; from the strawberries to the bell peppers to the tomatoes and mushrooms.  My mouth is watering just thinking of all the delicious things I can make with those fresh ingredients. 

My girls love this time of the year too and especially love when we get to go strawberry picking.  I love that when we can't make it to the strawberry fields, that I can just head over to my local Publix grocery store and find quality produce Fresh from Florida just by looking for the signs.

I love shopping locally because I know what I'm getting and I know where it's coming from-Florida farmers of course!  Being a mom of two toddlers, this is very important to me and Florida farmers make it easy for this to happen all year long.

Did you know that by shopping local produce, you are not only getting the best but you are helping our local community and farmers?  These strawberries are from Plant City, FL just north of where I live!

I really encourage you all to #followthefresh too and shop locally grown!   You can click here to go to Fresh from Florida's website and find so many ideas and recipes using Florida's fresh ingredients!  I can't wait to share one of my favorite recipes with you soon!

If you are a meal planner like I am, then you'll love this chart from Fresh from Florida letting you know exactly what's in season and when it's in season.

You can also find Fresh from Florida on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter , Pinterest and even their Recipe Page where you can get updated on Florida Agriculture, including delicious and healthy recipes. 

Now, if you need me, I'm off to shop Fresh from Florida!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Last Week with the Funk's

Welcome to my (new) weekly post of what we did for the week!  I'll share things I'm loving, things I'm working on and everything in between. Some weeks will be exciting, but some will probably be boring #keepingitreal  

I started out strong last month and keeping up with what we were up to during the weeks.  This month has been a completely different story, but for good reasons!  I took the last few weeks off because there are some big changes heading our way in the Funk house.  I can't wait to share what we've been up to and what we are gearing up for.  In the meantime, here's a look at what we've been up to for the last few weeks ;)

My girl's and I had a little Valentine's Day celebration with a few friends.  We decorated cookies, made Valentine's Day cards and played outside to get some of the sugar out of our systems.  Everything was either heart shaped or covered in sprinkles.  I'd say it was a win!

I was actually sick later in the week and didn't do much but catch up on sleep, which is part of the reason I haven't been blogging.  I'm way behind on all the fun things to do in Tampa posts I want to get out to y'all.

Over the weekend we went to a really fun Valentine's workshop at AR Workshop in St. Pete.  I had fun at their blogger event and couldn't wait to take my girls for their kids event.  They made the most adorable wood signs for their bedroom and did it all on their own (for the most part)!


I had the chance to get a little "me" time and head to a blog event at First Watch in Clearwater.  We tried out their new Sunrise Project coffee that is so good and of course ate some of their delicious food.  I will be sharing more about their coffee in a few weeks. 

We spent our Valentine's Day morning at Lowry Park Zoo and finding out the new baby orangutan's name.  In case you missed my Instagram post, it's DIRA! We spent a few hours there seeing the animals, going on an expedition and feeding the birds before heading out for our MOPs Valentine's Day party at the park.  It was a fun, busy and sugar filled day!  I even got to go out to dinner with friends twice last week!  My husband is pretty awesome ;)

We ended our week and our weekend low key.  We hung around our house, I had a couple of photo-shoots and my husband put up our new fence; which was fine by me because we have a busy week ahead and then we are heading to Georgia for a kid-free vacation!

I hope you all have a great week!  Let me know if you have anything fun planned in the comments!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Things to do Tampa Bay | Monster Jam

Thank you to Feld Entertainment for gifting us tickets to Monster Jam!  As always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.
Did you miss the Monster Jam show earlier this month?  If you did and are super sad about it (like I am), then you have another chance to go!  Monster Jam is coming back this weekend, Saturday, February 3rd, to Tampa and will be providing the adrenaline charged family fun we all love at the Raymond James Stadium!

If you are a fan of Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Soldier Fortune, Cleatus and Hot Wheels, you are not going to want to miss this special show!  You will seriously be on the edge of your seat the entire time!  It's not too late to get tickets and your kids will definitely thank you for it.  If you have little ones, like I do, then you can easily turn this into a fun date night too.  Tailgating, pit parties and more truly does makes for a great night for all ages!

For more information on Monster Jam, check out their social media!