Oct 7: 2019 Florida State Fair Armband Flash Sale

The Florida State Fair – always in Tampa, always in February – announced a flash sale for the upcoming fair, February 7-18, 2019. In celebration of four months until opening day, the Florida State Fair is offering Any Day Ride Armbands for only $15. The sale is good for any day with savings of up to $20! There is a limited quantity of tickets for the flash sale. The sale starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, October 7, 2018!!!  A limited quantity of tickets are available. To take advantage of the Flash Sale price, visit the Florida State Fair Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/floridastatefairgrounds/



It's been a LONG time since the #TampaTrio and I have been to the fair, but at $15, I think 2019 will be our year to go!!


I have the best dog ever. Matthew, our 6 1/2 year old Yellow Labrador has made such huge difference in our lives. 

I know everyone thinks that their dog is the best dog ever, but mine truly is. We adopted Matty in January, 2013 when he was 13 months old. He was trained as an autism service dog and he's been nothing short of wonderful. 

Matthew has taught Ronin about responsibility and about caring for another living thing. He's also taught him about unconditional love and the power of friendship. I can not imagine our life without Matthew in it.

Dog movies are one of the favorite genres that Ronin and I like to watch together, and a new one is being released next week, and on my birthday, too!! DOG DAYS is a hilarious and heartfelt ensemble comedy that follows the lives of multiple dog owners and their beloved fluffy pals. When these human and canine’s paths start to intertwine, their lives begin changing in ways they never expected.  This is a sweet film about the joy our furry friends bring into our lives and what they can teach us about treating people with kindness and compassion.  DOG DAYS releases in theaters on August 8.

You can view the trailer for DOG DAYS below.

The ensemble cast includes Nina Dobrev, Vanessa Hudgens, and the most adorable 4 legged friends anywhere!

If you'd like to WIN a $50 gift card to TARGET for your favorite 4 legged friend, leave a comment on my public Facebook page telling me what type of dog you have, and what you'd buy for him/her at TARGET. Giveaway closes on August 8, and the winner will be contacted via private message on Facebook. LEAVE A COMMENT HERE

Happy 12th Birthday, Ronin

Dear Ronin,

You are now 12 years old. The time is just flying by. You are almost a teenager. This was your first year in middle school and it was not without it's challenges. Let's start at the beginning. You were very excited about middle school. School starts usually 2 weeks after your birthday. This year, you had the opportunity to be interviewed by ABC Action News. They asked you questions about homework and stress.

While they didn't use your interview (they used Haley's) you were still featured on TV walking down the hallway of your middle school. You thought that was pretty cool.

During the first part of 6th grade you did really well and your report card was the BEST one you had ever received and I was so proud of you! But things changed pretty quickly after that honeymoon period wore off. But that's okay. And par for the course, you broke a few bones and got some stitches. You tried band like your big sister, Haley but it wasn't your thing. You ended up in dance class and LOVED it.