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  • Disney on Ice is coming to Tampa

    Disclaimer: By writing this Disney on Ice blog post, I will receive tickets.  All opinions are mine based on my experience. I was not compensated monetarily for this review.

    Last year we were the lucky recipients of four tickets to Disney on Ice at the Tampa Forum.  I won the tickets through a giveaway hosted by Erin at The Mom Buzz.  Thank you again Erin!  When it came time to go, I was unable to make it.  But my girls still got to go with a friend of ours.


    When the girls came home, they were so excited.  According to my friend, the show really captured the Disney "magic" feeling.  They were also very excited about the special Disney merchandise available at the Forum.  That was their first time at a Disney on Ice event and they asked to make sure we didn't miss it next year.

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    This year's show is Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate! It’s one colossal party on ice, with all your favorite Disney friends! Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they celebrate a Very Merry Unbirthday Party with Alice and the Mad Hatter; Mardi Gras with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen; a Royal Valentine’s Day Ball with the Disney Princesses; a Hawaiian luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more in a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivals from around the globe.  Come join the party when this spectacular ice show visits your hometown!

    The Disney on Ice Let's Celebrate will be at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on May 15-18, 2014.  To purchase tickets, click here.  You can use MOM5 as a coupon code to save $5 on selected performances.  Stay tuned for a giveaway coming up soon!

    For more information, you can follow Disney on Ice on Facebook and Twitter.

  • Ultimate Blog Party 2014

    Hi everyone and welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party 2014! My name is Xiomara and my husband's family owns Parkesdale Market.  We have two little girls who are very energetic, and have developed quite an interesting sense of humor.  Together we are trying to figure it all out.

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    This is my first time participating in the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 minutes for mom.  The purpose of the Ultimate Blog Party is to meet other bloggers who might be of interest to you.  So here's a little bit about me.

    I was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico and I moved to Florida when I was in High School.  After High School, I attended the University of Florida in Gainesville.  Yay, Go Gators!  So excited to see the Basketball team make it to the Final Four.  At the University of Florida, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources and Conservation.  If you ever wondered why I love plants, and being outside, this would be why.

    After UF, I moved to South Florida, where I met my husband.  While I was there, I attended the Florida Atlantic University and I earned a Master's degree in Geology.  Yeah, rocks are not just for jocks, you know.  It was quite a shock going from a big university to a smaller one, but I'm happy to say the professors, students and facilities were top  notch.  Go Owls!

    Now my schedule is full with the girls' activities and trying to keep fit.  It's busy for sure but I wouldn't trade it for the world.  I use this blog to keep accountability of my eating and running habits.  You can also read about our family outings.  You can follow me on twitter, instagram or pinterest!  See you soon!

  • Running Recap and April Instagram Challenge

    At the beginning of March, I joined FitFluential's challenge to run/walk 100 miles in March.  And while I kept my schedule of going to the Y a couple of times a week to run, I also purchased a pedometer to keep track of my daily steps.  I never knew exactly how active I was during the day.  It was definitively a surprise to see my daily steps anywhere between 2 and 3 miles!  While I had many blunders with my Sportline pedometer during the challenge, I'm pleased to announce that I reached my goal of 100 miles in March!  Now that the challenge is over, I'm wishing I had a Jawbone or a FitBit to keep better track.


    As  I mentioned before, I'd like to participate in some trail races this year and I intend to get serious about my training just as soon as this nagging cough goes away!  Now that the #FFMarchMiles challenge is over, let me introduce a fun April Instagram challenge by the Tampa Bay Bloggers.


    All you have to day is take a daily picture following the daily prompts and tag it with #AprilPics and #TBB.  No prizes this time, just a fun way to meet and follow new peeps!


    Another fun thing going on in April is the Ultimate Blog Party starting April 4 - 11.  The #UBP14 is sponsored by the wonderful ladies at 5 Minutes for Mom.  This will be my first time participating in Ultimate Blog Party.  Even if you don't have a blog you can still participate by meeting and visiting new blogs.

    Do you have a FitBit or Jawbone? How do you like it?

    Do you have an Instagram account? Do you participate in photochallenges?

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