Author Archives: Calley Pate

Mommy Certified Lennar Homes Tour Tampa #MommyCertified

Find out what makes Lennar Homes of Tampa “Mommy Certified!” #mommycertified Continue reading

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Tips for Tubing the Ichetucknee River with Kids

Every year our family joins 5-6 other families for our annual trip to Ichetucknee Springs State Park to go tubing down the Ichetucknee River.  This is our 4th year that we’ve taken this trip and each year we learn a … Continue reading

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Busch Gardens All-Day Dining Deal

Do you usually take advantage of dining plans when you go to theme parks?  This past weekend while at Busch Gardens we decided to see if it was worth the price. Yes, there is a price associated with the all-day … Continue reading

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Avocado, Lime, Banana, Coconut Yogurt Push Pops

Last week while shopping we found these adorable push pop molds and for $1.99 I couldn’t resist.  They sat hidden below the sink for a week until I decided what to put in them.  As I mentioned in my Avocado, … Continue reading

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What Makes A House a Home?

When you look around your home what do you see?  At first glance you may see the physical aspects of your home; the floors, the color on the walls, or the mirror at the end of the hall, but when you … Continue reading

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Avocado, Lime, Banana Yogurt Smoothies

A refreshing tropical smoothie with the smooth taste of avocado, bananas, and lines! Continue reading

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10 Tips for Reducing Plastic in our Lives

Take a minute and look around you.  How much plastic do you see?  So many products that we use everyday are made of or stored in plastic.  Plastic will NEVER break down – EVER!  You may be able to upcycle … Continue reading

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What My Misfit Shine Has Taught Me

Activity and fitness trackers are all the rage these days.  Almost weekly I see friends in my Facebook feed asking for advice on which one to get.  I’ve had my Misfit since May after I met some of their marketing … Continue reading

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5 Fun (and Rewarding) Summer Reading Challenges for Kids

Join these 5 fun summer reading challenges and your kids could win some great prizes. #bookitsummer #summerreading Continue reading

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Carvel + Nutella = Heaven in a Cup (or Cone)

  From now until Sept 30th you can indulge on the delicious Nutella inspired recipes at Carvel ice cream shops.  The popular hazelnut spread has been added to their soft-serve, hand-scooped and sundae dashers for your summer enjoyment. “We could … Continue reading

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