Roaring Springs at Zoo Tampa DEAL

Roaring Springs, the water ride that recently opened at the newly renamed Zoo Tampa (formerly Lowry Park Zoo) was a bit hit with my kids! Thanks to an opportunity with the Tampa Bay Bloggers, Zoo Tampa invited us to come and check out this new attraction.

I was able to take Ella & Ronin on a very hot Sunday afternoon and they LOVED this experience. I did not go on. I have a thing for getting my socks and shoes wet. I cannot walk around in wet shoes. It drives me crazy. But that's okay! Ella & Ronin went on at least 10 times. I'm not kidding.

They sat in every row, and did say that the front row is the best place to sit. And it soaks you!!

There is no way you are coming out of this ride dry.

Here they are right after that huge wave washed over them. 

We did have ponchos, and they tried them on, but they wanted to get wet, so I'll save the ponchos for another wet activity!

Zoo Tampa is offering a great deal right now! GET TWO FREE LIMITED EDITION PONCHOS - when you purchase the Coca-Cola 4-Pack of tickets online.

In addition to the NEW ROARING SPRINGS water adventure, there are still all the great exhibits that Zoo Tampa is known for. My kids have always loved the petting zoo. Ella, ever since she was a toddler, has loved the goats most of all. These are my little girls back in 2009 feeding the goats at what was then Lowry Park Zoo. 9 years ago! So they were 4 and 5 years old!

And below is Ella today at Zoo Tampa! She beelined right for the goats and had fun taking selfies with this one goat in particular. LOL. 

Buy your Coca Cola 4 pack of tickets BEFORE June 30, and you'll receive those free ponchos

We had a great day today, and I'm sure you and your family will too!



J. Joseph Salon Grand Opening In Tampa

J. Joseph Salon has three locations in the Tampa Bay area. Find the perfect salon location for you and receive award-winning treatment. This is a sponsored post. Opinions are my own. My opinion is that I look beter with blond hair. 


I have had the same amazing hair stylist since 2009. I adore her and I love everything she has done with my hair. My "natural" hair color is blond. What shade of blond, I'm not really sure. But I love being a blond. I've been blond nearly my entire life. Some times I'll go super blond (platinum) and other times I'll tone it down a bit with some highlights. Here's a photo of me in October, 2017. I'm blond. 


Here's another one of me in January, 2018. Still blond.

As you can also see from the photos above, I have a *small* obsession with Hamilton. So much so that just a week or so after the above photo was taken, I decided to cosplay as Eliza Hamilton for the Hamiltunes program I was hosting at the library. I bought a "temporary" hair color from the store and Ella, (I'm pretty sure it was Ella, though it could have been Haley) helped me to apply the color. My blond hair went from ⬆️ to ⬇️ and oh my goodness if I don't have a SUV full of Hamilton themed balloons and my "Eliza bounding" outfit. I have issues. ANYWAY....

I no longer have blond hair. The temporary color hasn't been so temporary and doesn't want to come out of my hair. This is me in March (with German ambassadors standing behind me!!) and it pretty much looks like that right now. It's just so blah!! I'm ready for a change! I want my blond back!

I actually had made an appointment with Lauren for later this month, but the opportunity to have my hair colored and styled by Roy Naccour was something that I just had to do! I've been hearing about his work for years. I've lived in this area for 18 years and working as a professional librarian it's kind of my job to know things. So I knew about Roy.

I had my hair done by this master stylist in early November, 2011. I have forgotten his name but he was apparently a big deal. I know he had something to do with the Cutler Salon. This was for the Rachel Ray makeover show.