Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Downtown Tampa just got a little more kid-friendly! We recently visited Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and we were both really wowed by the new surroundings....

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown, Tampa

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park around Dusk

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

Baby's day out ~;o)

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Love the angle of the city and the fountains in this picture....

Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown, Tampa

Fountains at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park

There's the fountains for the children to cool off in, as well as the lighter mist fountains in the back of the park, the new playground, the riverwalk, and of course the new Glazer Children's Museum! I could go on of course ~;o) Have you visited Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park yet? Well worth it!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Halloween Punches are Here!!

Halloween Pumpkins!!


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Planning a party for Halloween this Fall? Let us help you decorate with these fun new punchies just listed in the Shoppe!! These are great for scrapbooking, confetti for parties, embellishing cupcake toppers & treat bags and so much more!! Want to purchase some? Visit Southern Bliss on Etsy to find them!! See ya there!! ~:o)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

it was another hot one....

....so we put on our swimsuit, slathered on the sunscreen, grabbed a bag, threw in some diapers, a towel, a big sippy cup filled with ice cold water, and headed to the fountains to meet up with some friends ~:o)

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This is Bella's really good friend Evie :)

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Evie is a bit older than Bella. She keeps a watchful eye on her. Come back Bella!! ~;o)

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We definitely know how to cool off! Bella threw a fit when we left the fountains, but became easily distracted by the playground shortly after ~;o)

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We played and swung lots and lots.....

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But then it was time to go home. We had a super day though!! How do you beat the heat?!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

nature walk....


.....we went back to Upper Tampa Bay Park on Sunday afternoon. If you will recall, we were there during the holidays a couple of years back in November when the park was decorated with beautiful Christmas lights!! Unfortunately the park no longer decorates for the holidays due to budget cuts ~:o( But it is still worth the visit, there is a boat ramp for launching canoes, a playground for the kids, several scenic nature trails, and an air conditioned indoor educational facility with real marine life aquariums, honey bees, and fossils of all sorts....the total cost to visit the park is $2.00 per vehicle. Here is a little bit of what we enjoyed on the nature walk....

Rustic Little Bird House

Wild Purple Berries

Salt Water Marsh

This is a neat little park to visit if your a lover of nature and the great outdoors, and are in the Tampa vicinity! Perfect for the kids too!! Until next time darlings ~:o)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a little surprise.....

Look at what we won!!

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Pamela over at Pammydawn had a give away to win this adorable little pumpkin!! So I entered for fun and I won!! This is the first time I have ever won a give away!! And it fit her too!! I thought for sure we would have to put this away for next fall, I can't wait to pair this with some cute outfits for Fall!! I just L O V E the detailed stitching on this sweet little pumpkin!! Want one? Head over to her etsy shop where you can purchase this one and many other beautiful pieces that she offers.

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Your work is amazing Pamela!! Thank you for having a give away!! We love our new little pumpkin clippy!! Thank you so much!!

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Saturday, August 07, 2010

New Picture Portraits!!

Last week we took Isabella to JC Penny for picture portraits!! The last couple times we took her for portraits she cried! But this time she was a happy baby!! I was thrilled when JC Penny called me last night to tell me that they were in, so today I went and picked them up!! Here are a few favorites of my lovie....

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I am one happy Mama!!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

New in the shoppe....

Happy August everyone!! I have added a few more items to my etsy store!!

Elephants on Parade!!
(Elephants on Parade!!)

Tropical Fish Mix!!
(Tropical Fish Mix!!)

These two items are both new to the shop!! They make great confetti for parties, showers, holidays, and so much more!! Love them both!! You too?! Psssst.....you can find them HERE....will be posting some Fall and Halloween punch outs pretty soon so be sure to check back often!! Until next time darlings ~;o)
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