Run or Dye Tampa Discount Code

Disclaimer: Run or Dye offered me and my family registrations in exchange for promoting the race. All opinions are my own.


On March 1, 2014 Tampa Bay will be once again covered in color!! Run or Dye is coming to the Tampa area! Their run will be hosted at Raymond James stadium. I love this location. It's super close to my house and hopefully parking won't be too bad since they are used to hosting major league football games!

What's it like to participate in Run or Dye?

At Run or Dye, you become part of the rainbow.  Inspired by the ancient Hindu festival of Holi, as you run/walk/dance the course, you get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer...turning you into a technicolor canvas of fun!  

Just when you thought you couldn't possibly be more colorful, you'll cross the finish line and find yourself in the middle of a colorstorm at our Finish Festival!  You'll jam out with our awesome emcees as they count down to the moment when YOU get Tie-Dye the Sky and open your FREE color packet to share a bit of the rainbow with your friends, family, and everyone else around you.  The result is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many people tell us is the most fun they've ever had exercising.
I L.O.V.E. to do activities like this with my trio. It's a great way for them to see that exercise is fun and exciting. It's an opportunity for me and my #tampatrio to get up early, and have a fun day together. My husband did one event like this with us in the past, and it's just not his cup of tea, but the children and I LOVE it. It's a nice way for daddy to get some alone time, and it's a nice way for me to get my trio time. It's a win/win.

 Use the code RODTAMPA14 to save $10 on your registration!!


I hope to see some local friends out there on March 1st!!

Have you ever done a color run??

Date Night at Takara Sushi Tampa

On Halloween night, my family and several of my friends were invited to Takara Sushi and Sake Lounge in Tampa Palms to sample their new date night menu.

We had a fabulous evening catching up and eating the most amazing sushi this side of Tampa Bay!

Our party was treated like royalty as platter upon platter of delicious appetizers, sushi, and desserts were brought out.

Without a doubt my favorite appetizer was the Ceviche. It was so fresh, so tasty, and it had a little kick that I really liked!

A close second was the avocado and tofu salad.

The children all really enjoyed the tempura vegetables!

As the appetizers gave way to the sushi platters, one sushi roll sticks out in my mind because it presented so beautifully!

I'll admit it. I ate the sashami around the outside but didn't eat the rice. Tongue Out

My favorite roll based simply on taste was the sashami roll. I loved that I could just pop the entire thing in my mouth. It was so tasty!!

Haley, my 9 year old daughter tried almost everything and the Tempura Grouper Taco was her favorite! And at under $3, you can't go wrong with getting one for your kid!

I also had the opportunity to sample a few new vegetarian options that they are adding to their menu, and they were outstanding!!

I really enjoyed the Fiesta roll with a slice of fresh Jalepeno on top! Again, I skipped the rice.

But without a doubt my favorite vegetarian roll was The Garden. Not only did it present like a little mini garden, but this little roll packed a lot of flavor that made me feel like I was transported to another world!

Their new vegetarian menu is creative and inspiring!


I'd like to invite all of my local readers to go to Takara Sushi and try out their new date night specials or the vegetarian menu. I'll sweeten the offer by giving away (2) $25 gift cards to 2 lucky readers! All you have to do is leave me a comment letting me know which item off the vegetarian menu sounds the most appealing to you.

I'll pick a winner on Saturday November 23rd. Good luck! Make sure you Like Takara on Facebook. They often post amazing specials on their FB page!!

Disclaimer: My friends and family received our food at no cost in exchange for my honest review.


The Circus is Coming!

I grew up in a circus town. My family loves the circus and we've been taking our kids every year since they were born.

Last year we had an amazing time in a private suite at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

This year the circus will be in town January 1-5. The theme of this year is LEGENDS, and the show promises to be a good one!

"Behold the living legends! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® brings the unbelievable to Children Of All Ages in an all-new show -- Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDSSM. Experience unimaginable family fun, as amazing performers from around the globe perform awe-inspiring feats of daring, spectacles of strength and thrills of wonder to summon the mythical and the mysterious: a Unicorn, a Pegasus and a Woolly Mammoth! Join us for an unforgettable family night of legendary proportions! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS!"

 The elephants are always a favorite in our family! But I really want to see a UNICORN!! Wink

You can purchase tickets here. Use the code MOM4 to save $4 on select performances.

Like them on Facebook, and follow them on Twitter! If you watch the show in Tampa, you can use the hashtag #RinglingTPA to share photos of your circus experience!

Do you enjoy the circus?? I'll have a giveaway for a family 4 pack of tickets to the Tampa show, so stay tuned! That will be posted soon!