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…

Win A #BackToSchool $50 Gift Card To @LBVFS #lbvfs

Get ready for The Florida Sales Tax Holiday, August 7 – 16 at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores! To get you excited, I am giving away a $50 gift card! Please see details and enter below. It’s almost August, and you know what that means… school bells will be ringing soon, and so will cash registers during back to school shopping. The Florida Sales Tax Holiday begins at 12:01am, Friday, August 7 and ends at 11:59pm, Sunday, August 16, so plan now to take advantage of that. I’ll be looking…

Live Well & Prospurr #MorrisFeeds #ProspurrPromo

Morris the Cat is known throughout the world as the star of over fifty 9Lives cat food commercials from the 1970s up through today. He gained even greater notoriety when he became an advo-cat for kitty adoptions with his “Million Cat Rescue” initiative, and just this year, he took a trip to South by Southwest as a feline technology correspondent. It seems America’s favorite ‘charmingly choosy’ feline is always on the go, but I recently had the chance to catch up with him to talk show biz, naps, and how…

Spiraling Out of Control – Plastic in Our Oceans Infographic

Every year, 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. We’ve produced more plastic in the last ten years than we produced in the entire last century! This abuse of plastic has led to a collection of plastic marine debris known as “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” spanning from North America to Japan. Check out the infographic below to learn more! Click to Enlarge Image Spiraling Out of Control: Plastic Buildup in Our Oceans Infographic by CustomMade

Crayola Experience Opens The Crayola Store at The Florida Mall In #Orlando

Crayola Experience Opens The Crayola Store at The Florida Mall The retail store shares space with the brand’s family attraction, Crayola Experience, which opens July 1 Here comes color: The Crayola Store is now open. The second of its kind in the nation, The 6,000 square-foot Crayola Store is an exclusive feature of the brands’ family attraction Crayola Experience opening July 1 at The Florida Mall.  Crayola Experience is a two story attraction with 70,000 square feet of colorful fun, featuring 25 exciting hands-on attractions. The store offers the widest…

ConAgra Foods Explains Benefits of Antioxidants and Preservatives

Prior to attending a blogger Q&A educational session with ConAgra Foods, I assumed preservatives added to food were not healthy, unnecessary and only used to prolong shelf life. I wanted to present some of the information ConAgra Foods scientists and nutritionalists shared about preservatives such as antioxidants and why they are necessary. Why Do We Preserve Food? Taste Freshness Safety Natural color preservation Food waste reduction Food can be preserved by canning, freezing and sometimes even putting it inside the refrigerator. Ingredients can also be added to every day packaged foods to help preserve them. We have all used our refrigerators…

Florida Adventures For Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley came to visit again! Last year, we documented his Orlando adventures for my nephew (click here for a reminder). This time, we received Flat Stanley from my niece. Living in Central Florida, it was only fitting for Flat Stanley to hit some theme parks! Our first stop was Walt Disney World! Flat Stanley traveled around the world at Epcot while enjoying the Flower and Garden Festival.  He also enjoyed visiting SeaWorld Orlando. Flat Stanley had some Spring Festival fun at Mead Botanical Gardens! He went on a scavenger hunt, made crafts, played games and participated in an egg…