The Art Of The Brick – Experience The World’s Largest Display of LEGO Art For Free

The Art of the Brick Experience the largest LEGO display in the World, right here in Tampa! Presented by Vinik Family Foundation, this FREE event runs from June 23rd – September 4, 2017. Location: 802 East Whiting Street Dates: June 23 – September 4, 2017 Days Open: Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 6 PM Parking: Available in the surrounding downtown Tampa parking lots You do not need to register or get a ticket for The Art of the Brick.  More details can be found here.  

February 17 – 19, 2017 Renninger’s Antiques Extravaganza In Mount Dora

Next weekend, don’t miss the Renninger’s Antiques & Collectors Extravaganza in Mount Dora, Florida. Be ready to hunt through merchandise from 800 collectors, pickers, store owners, and antique experts! We went last month and left with some fabulous finds! Whether you like classic, repurposed, industrial, or barn fresh…there is something for everyone. Here’s some advice so YOU can have the best experience. The event is held rain or shine, so come prepared! Florida in February can be hot, so dress appropriately. Wear comfortable shoes and stay hydrated, you will be walking on 130 acres of rolling land! Bring cash.…

Monster Truck Science

While Monster Jam was in Orlando, my 8 year old son had the opportunity to interview drivers. Since the media preview took place on a school day, he took the “Monster Truck Science” angle for science credit. My little reporter spent time with Coty Saucier, driver of Monster Energy. Coty explained the method for getting inside his truck, how his seat is customized to fit only him and discussed safety mechanisms. Coty also shared his love for monster trucks and how when he was little, he’d volunteer in any capacity (even washing tires) to learn everything about monster trucks.…

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2015 #MVMCP

It’s time for the most magical Disney holiday party, Mickeys’ Very Merry Christmas Party! For 20 special nights, guests can delight during this cheery, family-friendly event. Party-goers embrace the joys of the season while sipping cocoa, catching a “snowflake” and enjoying merry shows, fireworks, carolers and special character meet and greets at Magic Kingdom Park. This after-hours party is a special- ticket event offered select nights between November 8 and December 18, 2015, and features a sleigh full of merriment: Queen Elsa’s transformation of Cinderella Castle into a glittering ice palace…

14th Annual Winter Park Concours d’Elegance #WPConcours

14th ANNUAL WINTER PARK CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE REDEFINES AUTOMOTIVE LUXURY Celebrate the art of automotive design during Central Florida’s premier motoring event: the 14th Annual Winter Park Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, November 15. This year’s event will be highlighted by exclusive experiences and new enhancements including live entertainment, hospitality village with premium food and beverages and celebrity appearances. “This  year’s Concours has been elevated to new heights with more than double the show size, live entertainment, premium food and beverage, a classic car expo,  exotic car showcase and so much more,”…

10 Tips To Prepare For Tropical Storm Erika #‎TSErika‬ #Florida

Projections are currently showing Tropical Storm Erika driving through the middle of Florida. Governor Rick Scott has already declared a state of emergency for the entire state. We all know the projected path can change at any time, but do NOT wait until the last minute to prepare your family and property for an emergency! Below are some simple tips to help prepare. Create a Plan:  Sit down with your entire family and create an emergency plan (this plan MUST include your pets, if you evacuate then they need to come with you). Talk…

Spend Quality Time With Your Family At Second Harvest Food Bank #FeedHopeNow

Looking to spend quality time with your family and give back to the local community? Interested in volunteering but not sure where children can participate? Let me tell you about Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida!  “Family Day” and “Family Night” are volunteer opportunities for families with children between the ages of 5 – 9. Your family will be involved in some sort of a warehouse activity that is safe, fun and important. During past Family Nights, my family has sorted donations, bagged fresh produce, and created care packages for families in need.…

Back-To-School Shopping At Goodwill Industries of Central Florida #GoodwillBackToSchool

It’s back-to-school season and even though my son is homeschooled, he still needs clothing and supplies for the next school year. I plan my shopping strategy on the tax-free Florida holiday as well as the best places to find bargains! Goodwill Industries of Central Florida tops my list! I live in Winter Park so the Goodwill Boutique located at 750 N Orange Ave is my favorite Goodwill store to visit. The location is very clean and has excellent customer service. I am always surprised by the range of kids’ products available! Backpacks, jackets, shoes, clothing, accessories…