Halloween Horror Nights 25 at Universal Orlando Resort

I am not one for scary movies or anything remotely scary for that matter. This is why EVERYONE was surprised to see photos popping up of me at Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights this year. Truth is, our friends had extra passes and I was feeling a little adventurous so... Read more

The Newest Vacation Rental in Orlando

I'm so excited to share my most recent article in PLAYGROUND magazine. Friends from my hometown in Pennsylvania have created the most amazing vacation rental space here in Orlando. Click through to read about the inspiration behind this awesome home and how you can book your stay.   Follow our family Read more

Park City, Utah Skiing With The Family

It's been awhile since the entire family went west, but it was time! I had a few snickers when I announced our plans to embark on a ski adventure with the entire family to Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival. But, then again places that people don't Read more

Mamma Mia 2014 Year in Travel

Today, as we are planning our first adventure of 2015 to Park City, Utah, I took some time to reflect on our 2014 year in travel. What a year of discovery it has been! This year our adventures took us across the pond. We explored all of the play spots Read more

Family Getaway Postcard Inn St. Pete Beach

A few weeks ago, our family, along with two other Orlando families,ventured to St. Pete beach on the Gulf Coast to celebrate a little friend's 8th birthday at the Postcard Inn. I was attracted to the aesthetics of this trendy spot since it was transformed from a Travelodge in Read more

Best Play Spots in Paris

It's almost three weeks since we returned from Europe, and I've finally sifted through my photos. I felt like my first post should talk about the fun playgrounds/parks in Paris. What an awesome experience to see the girls jumping right into the mix at playgrounds many miles from their Read more


Tis the Season for Photo Gifts

Are your holiday cards ready to pop in the mail?

Personalized photo calendars make a great gift!

Personalized photo calendars make a great gift!

Tis the time of year when procrastinators like myself are in a panic over finding the perfect holiday card. Plus, I’m always stressing about unique gifts for friends and family near and far.

I had an email from Rite Aid Photo Center this week and had to share these codes with other procrastinators and really just anyone looking to save some money this holiday. I’m also giving away a code for a free photo gift blanket ($49.99 value) and 8.5×11 calendar ($19.99 value)  from Rite Aid.

Holiday codes for everyone! Enter to win the freebie codes below.

* 8×10 canvas for $10 Code: CANVAS10  Valid: 12/3-12/7
* Calendar for $12.99 Code: CALENDAR Valid: 12/8-12/14
* 20 4×8 photo greeting cards for $9.99 with envelopes included Code: CARD999 Valid: 12/15-12/21
* buy 1 8×10 print and get 2 5×7 free prints Code: PRINT810 Valid: 12/22-12/28
* 35% off cards and calendars with minimum 10 cards Code: CARDCAL35 Valid: 12/29-1/4
* 100 digital prints for $9.99 Code: PRINT100 Valid: 1/5-1/11

How to Win:
* What photo gifts are your fave to give or receive? Leave a comment below.
*Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment letting me know you did.
*Follow me on Twitter and leave a comment letting me know you did. I swear my Twitter posts are awesome!
I’ll select a winner on 12/13 at 3 pm and notify immediately to leave ample time for ordering as a gift.
Disclosure: The codes provided to the winner do not include shipping & handling. Winner may choose to pick up in store.
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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey in Orlando and Ticket Giveaway

It’s that time of year again! Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is back in town with their show Built to Amaze!

Be a part of the brand-new spectacles from around the world immersed in the circus tradition. Experience it live in Orlando! Going to the circus with your family is a tradition that never, ever gets old. The show will be at the Amway Center Jan. 10-13. Great way to kick off the New Year! Tickets start at $15 and are available at ticketmaster.com and the Amway Center Box Office.

Built To Amaze!


Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7:30pm

Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30pm

Saturday, Jan. 12 at 11:30am, 3:30pm, 7:30pm

Sunday, Jan. 13 at 1pm and 5pm

Best value for families is definitely the Family Value Pack for $88.00. This includes 4 $15 tickets, 4 small lemonades, 4 small popcorns, and 4 lollipops. This offer is valid for any performance except those on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased at the Amway Center ticket office or ticketmaster.com.

I have a family four-pack of tickets to give away!

How to Enter:

  • Leave a comment below letting me know, what you think is a Circus staple ie. tigers, clowns.
  • You can also tweet about the contest daily for extra entries. Just leave a comment below with the link to your tweet.

The winner will be notified once the giveaway closes on Friday, December 21 at 3 pm.

The Mamma Mia Blog will attend the show as guests of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. All views and opinions on this blog are my very own. 

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What’s The Dealagio? Get Your Deal On.

I always welcome a great deal, and come March, the newest deal site in town will offer Orlando deals daily. The new site, Dealagio, is to the point (no gimmicks or extra jumble) and will offer savings of 50 to 90 percent on some of the best Otown has to offer.

Sign up today, you’ll be entered to win a brand new iPad. The official drawing will be held on Monday, February 28. Members can invite friends and receive special “refer a friend credits” and more chances to win the iPad.

Dealagio is planning to throw extra prizes into the pot as they  get closer to achieving 10,000 members. Extra prizes are rumored to be in the form of a Royal Caribbean Cruise and an iTouch.

Of course, Dealagio is on Facebook so like them and get the scoop in your FB news feed. While Dealagio will onlybe available in Orlando, they plan to expand to other markets in the future.

If you are a local business interested in getting on board, check out www.dealagioperforms.com

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