Things to do Tampa Bay | Disney on Ice

Thursday, March 29, 2018

This post was written in partnership with Feld Entertainment & Disney on Ice. We were provided with complimentary tickets for review. As always, opinions are 100% honest and my own.

I have looked forward to taking my girls to Disney on Ice each time they are visiting our city over the last few years.  It is always magical and always a blast.  This year I decided to make it just a date night for just myself and my oldest daughter.  I realized that it's not often that I take her out without little sis hanging out with us too.  We had such a great time and I can say without a doubt that Disney on Ice Reach for the Stars was by far my favorite Disney on Ice performance.  I think my daughter would have to agree as well.

It was very entertaining from the beginning, full of color and each character's performance was just as amazing as the last.  It opened with our favorites, Mickey and Minnie who came out between each set to introduce us to who was coming on.  Em's reaction to the opening performance was pure joy and excitement.  

From my favorite childhood movie, The Little Mermaid, to Rapunzel, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, to Em's favorite, Elsa and Anna!  We sang, danced and laughed our night away...not without having a snow cone first and stopping for a hug and kiss from my little one to thank me.  She really is the sweetest.

If you have ever wanted or thought about treating your little ones to Disney on Ice, it's a must!  You can't go wrong with any seat in the arena and your kids will be thanking you for a very long time!  You might even be able to get them to clean their room and make their beds.  I can't be the only mom who occasionally takes advantage of the opportunity to bribe their kids, right? ;)

Be sure to follow Disney on Ice on any of their social media channels to find out when they are coming to a city near you!


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Fresh from Florida | Shopping Locally Grown

Sunday, March 11, 2018

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!

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