Friday, December 05, 2014

Holidays on Ice at Rosen Centre

Rosen Centre, located in Orlando, is featuring an ice skating show this holiday season.
 
Holiday carolers in the lobby. (festive!)

Free cocoa for guests. 

Preshow picture of the rink. Open skating is also available in the afternoons. 

At the start of the show, the Rosen Center hotel is lit up in various colors. Here's a picture of it lit up in red. 

Cute show!  Very energetic. Festive costumes.  Lasts about 35 minutes.




The producer of the show pull up my kids from the audience to help out in one part!

They were honored!

Post-show pics!


Tickets are $25 per person shows are offered on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings through New Year's Eve. Learn more at www.RosenCentre.com/holidays.  

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Dining menu at American Girl Doll store and bistro in Orlando

This is the regular dining menu. Please note there is a separate Tea time menu


Tea Time at the American Girl Doll store in Orlando

My mother and I brought the kids to teatime today at the new American Girl Doll store and bistro in Orlando.

I took a  picture of the party room for those who may be interested.

My daughter has been to the Atlanta store once, but this was our first time at the Orlando store. She loves the little chair for her doll. 

The napkin rings or actually take home ponytails.


Here is the tea menu. Tea today was $13.50 per person. This included your choice of tea, hot cocoa or soda. 


My son loves ice cold sweet tea and  decided to try hot tea today.  He didn't really like it, but thumbs up for giving it a try.

Isabel received her own miniature cup and saucer (for my daughter to take home!)

A craft is given to each guest during teatime. Today, we received a mini Josephine paper doll kit. 

Also on the table is a box of conversation topics/questions for everyone to discuss.

And then the food arrived!



Shopping at American Girl Doll store in Orlando











Friday, November 14, 2014

WinterFest Beer Garden in Orlando


I love beer, it's no secret!  I'm super excited about the WinterFest Beer Garden coming up December 6th in Orlando at Rosen Plaza.  Tickets are $25 in advance, or $35 at the gate/day off.

Beer vendors include:
  • New Belgium
  • Anchor
  • Harpoon Brewery
  • Dogfish Head
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company 
  • Samuel Adams
  • Oskar Blues
  • Terrapin
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Co.
  • Sierra Nevada

Don't forget to treat Fido this Holiday season!

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to turn editorial toward the holidays! If you have a dog, you know that pets are a part of the family and are often the recipients of special treats over the holidays. This holiday season, consider including Only Natural Pet Holiday Dog Biscuits in any holiday gift guides that feature pet products!
Available in two amazing, grain-free flavors, Only Natural Pet Holiday Dog Biscuits are aromatic, highly palatable treats made from the healthiest flavors of the holiday season. Made safely in the USA, these crunchy treats can easily be broken for training, or given as a whole piece.
Only Natural Pet Holiday Dog Biscuits are oven baked in small batches to retain flavor and are made with the highest-quality ingredients.


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Perfect for Thanksgiving! A dog friendly take on a classic holiday treat, Pumpkin Pie Biscuits are made with stomach soothing pumpkin, and feature a hint of delicious, aromatic pecans and cinnamon. These delicious ingredients are gently oven baked together to create a treat that's so tantalizing, you might want to eat one yourself!





Holiday Duck BiscuitsHoliday Duck Biscuits 

An Only Natural Pet holiday favorite, Holiday Duck Biscuits combine rich, savory duck meat together with delicious, antioxidant rich cranberries and a hint of aromatic mint. These high quality ingredients combine in a wholesome, oven baked treat that gives your dog a satisfying crunch and a rewarding treat!




Thanksgiving Fun in the Kitchen: A "Turkey" Muffin

Here's a fun "recipe" for your kids to try this Thanksgiving, from www.carebooker.com: 

Turkey Muffin: Another great dessert to get kids creative with this fun treat for Thanksgiving. First, bake your favorite pumpkin muffin recipe and prep the decorating ingredients. Create the turkey feathers with sliced red and green apples, cut a small beak from a thin slice of carrot and finish off with squeezable icing for eyes. This simple recipe will turn this dessert into an art project.

Flu, Strep and Pinkeye...really!? I need some Culturelle!

In the past two weeks, my kids have had strep, pinkeye and an ear infection.  Son has had one 10-day course of antibiotics and daughter has had two 10-day courses!  I started thinking to myself, "my kids need more vitamins this week...and more probiotics!"  I am a strong believer in probiotics!  Always have been. 

Did you know that 70% of the immune system is actually located in the digestive tract?  A daily probiotic can be a valuable addition to keep kids’ digestive systems balanced, thereby helping to maintain immunity and overall health.

I give my kids a chewable each day (although I admit, I had fallen behind and they had not been given a tablet in MONTHS!, dang it!).  They love the flavor of the Culturelle brand chewables.   (Plus they are sugar, dairy and gluten-free!)


I also regularly give my hubby a pack of Cultrelle to take to work.  He keeps them in his desk and takes one each day at lunch.  I feel like a good wife when I know I am helping him to stay healthy. 


Try it this cold and flu season: Get a coupon HERE  


Caramel Spiked Cider (Holiday Cocktail)

Caramel Spiked Cider

Serves 8
  • 1.5 cups. Smirnoff® Kissed Caramel Flavored Vodka
  • 4 cups of Apple Cider
  • 4 oz. Lemon Juice
  • 2 oz. Grenadine

Preparation: Mix ingredients in punch bowl over ice. Serve as a punch or in a glass over ice.

A great cocktail for this time of year...Applie Pie Punch (from Smirnoff)

Apple Pie Punch


Serves 8

·         1.5 cups  SMIRNOFF® Whipped Cream Flavored Vodka
·          2 cups  Apple Cider
·         1.5 cups  Cranberry Juice

Preparation: Mix ingredients in punch bowl over ice. Serve as a punch or in a glass over ice.