Sunday, September 8, 2013

GIVEAWAY: 2 Entries to the Chick-Fil-A Fall Stampede

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and I couldn't be more excited to team up with the Children's Cancer Center in Tampa and Chick-Fil-A to help promote and raise awareness for a great cause! On Saturday, September 28, 2013, Chick-Fil-A will be holding their second annual Fall 
Stampede benefiting the Children's Cancer Center. 

This year it will be held at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! What make me even more excited about this event is that it is fun for the entire family so the kiddos can join in on the festivities. There will be a 5k Run for the serious runner and a 1 Mile Fun Walk for the whole family! There will also be some family friendly activities going on throughout the event. 

You can click here to see details or register for the Fall Stampede or click here to check out their Facebook page. 

Thanks to the Children's Cancer Society, I am excited to share I will be GIVING AWAY 2 runner entries to the race! You can enter through the Rafflecopter widget below! There are a lot of opportunities for entries, but it is mandatory to share the link to this giveaway on the social media platform of your choice. The giveaway will be open until Sunday September 16, 2013. 

Good Luck!!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own in this post. My family was given entry to the race in exchange for writing this post.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Our Mini Family Getaway

Recently we took a mini getaway to Orlando. Danny had business to tend to so the kids and I came along for some fun in the sun. We Orlando! It's only a little over an hour away and there is always so much to do with the little ones. This time around we stayed at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World and the kids had such an amazing time. The resort had a it's own R Aqua Zone Water Park where we spent two days basking in the sun and splashing away. It really made me realize that there is nothing more relaxing than vacationing somewhere that is super kid-friendly!

When we arrived to the hotel room for the first time I did a quick scan of our luggage and hoped that a mother's worst nightmare wasn't happening...the Minnie Mouse luggage was nowhere to be found! And in that luggage was every single article of clothing I packed for the kiddos. So instead of rushing down to the water park we had to run to Target and shop the clearance racks! It all worked out and we had such a blast!  (And look at Daniel-son's little suit we found, ha!) We already have plans to go back before we experience Florida's frigid winter weather ;)

I'm gonna miss you summer! Even though it doesn't get too cold here, nothing beats splashing away in that Florida heat! 

Do you and your family have any special getaways? 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Gold House Paper & Press

In my house greeting cards are always needed. Whether we have a baby to celebrate, a birthday, a wedding, or maybe just to say thanks, it seems like I am constantly running to the store at the last minute to pick up a card. There is even that small percentage of the time where I manage taking both the kids to the store to pick out a gift and get all the way home just to realize I forgot the card. Unfortunately, hand-made cards by the kids can only get you so far...

Recently I found an online shop called Gold House Paper & Press. The cards are so adorable and most of them are hand illustrated by the owner of the shop, Megan Mercier. If you can find the time to plan ahead you will be able to find a beautiful card for your special occasions that is reasonably priced compared to some of the nice cards in the stores these days!

Gold House Paper & Press has items for every occasion! They also have stationery sets, art prints, fun gifts, and more!

I am such a fan!

Disclosure: We were sent samples of these cards, but all of these opinions are my own. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Our Disney Family Tradition

There is something so magical about Disney World. Everything you see in the movies or read in the books becomes reality the moment you step through those gates. It's no wonder we can't stay away. One of the most exciting parts of my little family is the ability to start new traditions over the years and I am happy to say, that taking a trip to Disney World on Sienna's birthday has become one. We went as a family for her first birthday and continued the tradition last year when Daniel was only eight months old. 

We definitely had our work cut out for us going to Disney with two little ones two and under. After this last trip I thought we would wait a couple years to continue the tradition, but something changed. Maybe it was the little sparkle in Sienna's eye when she gushes over all the princesses. Or Maybe it is the joy that it brings them that just melts your heart. Or maybe that Disney World is truly the most magical place on earth and there is no way I am breaking this tradition now. 

See you in December Mr. Mouse!

Monday, August 19, 2013

August Group Giveaway!!!

Hey guys! 

I'm part of a fabulous group giveaway today at Sunny With a Chance of Sprinkles! 

Be sure to click here for your chance to win!

Good luck!!