Cirque Italia For My Birthday

My birthday was last week (January 25) and I had such a great day! First, my husband and I went to Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille for dinner. We had our usual, which is so delicious just thinking about it makes me want to go back right now. I had the Mahi Burger which comes either grilled or blackened and is served on a bun with lettuce, tomato & onion. So juicy and amazing I could eat it every day. Billy had the Bacon Jam Burger which features their sweet and smoky signature bacon jam and comes with cheddar cheese, mayo, lettuce & onion. After that, we saw Cirque Italia! I was thrilled to be asked to cover their Ocala, Florida stop and I was […] Continue reading »

Cirque Italia Is Coming To Ocala

The circus is coming to Ocala – and it’s like no other circus you’ve seen. This post is sponsored by Cirque Italia, the first traveling water circus. This weekend I’ll be attending  Cirque Italia at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion. Cirque Italia now has two traveling shows and for the first time ever, the new Gold Unit is coming to Ocala, FL! With its state of the art technology, it’s sure to be a show you won’t want to miss! Keep reading through and I will share how you can get your children’s tickets FREE!   Event Info for Cirque Italia at Ocala When: January 25-28 Where: Southeastern Livestock Pavilion 2232 NE Jacksonville Road 34470 — Under the stunning White & Blue Big Top Tent January […] Continue reading »

Happy Hour At Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Happy hour is always a fun time! It’s a great way to relax with friends and family while trying a new place without spending a lot of money. Happy hour menus vary but there’s always drink specials and discounts on appetizers and finger foods. My husband Billy and I were thrilled to be invited to try out the new Happy Hour at Carrabba’s Italian Grill and since we have one right in our city we made plans to check it out. We went to the Carrabba’s in Ocala, Florida where our server Ashley provided us with great service. Carrabba’s Happy Hour is offered daily and features half price appetizers (in the bar area) and drink specials throughout the restaurant. For appetizers we ordered; Calamari: Hand-breaded to […] Continue reading »

Earth Fare Supermarket Comes To Ocala

Did you hear? Earth Fare just opened their newest store in Ocala, Florida and I’m thrilled! I was invited to a pre-grand opening tour a few days before they opened and I was blown away by what I experienced. They provided me a $25 gift card (which I can’t wait to use!) plus another to giveaway to one of my readers! Keep reading to find out how to enter. Update: A winner has been chosen! Congratulations Stephanie! I was part of a small group of about 12 people that toured the store two days before it opened. We visited each department and got to sample cheese, cookies and nuts. I also got to meet another local blogger, Dawn Lopez of Cutefetti. We’ve known each other […] Continue reading »

Day Trip To St. Augustine, Florida

Since moving to Florida in 2002, we’ve enjoyed exploring the sunshine state. One of the spots we wanted to visit was St. Augustine so last week my husband & I planned a day trip there. Did you know St. Augustine was founded in 1565 and is the oldest established city in the US? St. Augustine became part of the USA in 1819 and became the capital of the Florida Territory until 1824. This historic city serves as the headquarters for the Florida National Guard. We started the day early since we had a two hour ride ahead of us. It was a beautiful morning with hardly any traffic along State Road 20. When we got to St. Augustine we decided to start with lunch and […] Continue reading »