Do you love boats, looking for a boat or just enjoy a good boat show? If so, do you have any plans between October 25th – October 27th? If you need something to do, I have an amazing opportuinity for you to get out and enjoy some family time while exploring some of Tampa’s best.
Expecting a child can feel overwhelming: There’s a lot to learn in the months before your baby arrives. Your obstetrician and pediatrician are excellent resources for caring for your baby and keeping them healthy, but they may not tell you how to keep your child safe in your home.
Parents and caregivers often think preventable tragedies won’t happen to their family, but sadly, accidents can happen to even the most attentive parents and caregivers. In 2018, 33 children in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties died from unsafe sleep, accidental drowning or abusive head trauma (also known as shaken baby syndrome).
Do you think eating healthy is too expensive or wonder why you should bother? A healthy diet can shrink your waistline, but weight loss isn’t the only reason to choose nutritious foods over empty calories. Just look at these mental and physical benefits of a nutritious diet:
Better moods and fewer mood swings.
Improved athletic performance.
Reduced digestive problems.
A stronger immune system.
Lower risk of chronic lifestyle diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Moving, like having your legs waxed or cavities filled, is a task that is expected to be far from fun. However, not liking it won’t change the fact that it must happen when it needs to be done. Daunting as it may be, relocating to another state can become a lot easier and less stressful.
Halloween is upon us friends and you know what that means. Haunted houses, costume parties, lots of candy and loads of fear for what may be lurking in the dark…
A word that is constantly hiding around in everyone’s back pockets. FEAR of heights, FEAR of public speaking, FEAR of spiders, and FEAR of the dark. It comes in many forms and learns to camouflage itself in a way that you don’t know how to identify it until it’s too late to brace yourself for what is about to happen!
Has it been awhile since you’ve had those hair-raising moments long enough to slice anyone who stumbles in your way? Are you ready to determine if you should tackle the “Fight or Flight” approach? Do you have that sensation AKA adrenaline that rushes through your entire body that makes you feel like you’re every superhero in the Marvel club?
Well, you’re in luck! I’m proud to be partnering with Scream-A-Geddon again as they petrify our Bay area residents with 6 attractions in 1 location, it’s guaranteed to make you flash that FEAR card the moment you step on the premises. Continue reading “No Ordinary Halloween (GIVEAWAY)”→
I love when my readers reach out with an interest to write for No Ordinary Liz. I enjoy seeing how creative they get with their posts. This month, I have the pleasure of hosting Aimee Lyons, and her blog, DIYDarlin. See what she suggests when you decide to bring home a little furry friend!
Congratulations on deciding to adopt a pet. Pet ownership involves a lot of responsibility, but it’s also very rewarding. Of course, it’s normal to have lots of questions about what to expect. Here are some of the most common scenarios you’ll encounter during pet adoption and tips for each stage.
Pet Adoption Process
Once you’ve decided to adopt, you’ll need to fill out adoption paperwork and may be required to complete an adoption interview. To ensure it’s a good fit, meet your new pet in person before adopting. Some facilities also require a background check before releasing a pet to an owner.
Pet-Proofing Your Home
Once you’ve found the perfect companion, your journey begins. Prior to bringing your new companion home, you’ll need to prepare your household for a pet. This includes pet-proofing your home to make it a calm, safe, happy environment for your four-legged friend.
There are many DIY home preparations you can do in advance. For instance, you might move medicines and cleaning supplies out of reach or secure any wires so your dog can’t chew on them. This Humane Society article offers excellent tips.
Naming Your Pet
One of the first things you’ll want to do after bringing home a new pet is determine his or her name. If you’re naming or renaming your new pet, you might be looking for some unique name ideas. Luckily, Rover.com has created the ultimate list of the most unique pet names. Here are the Top 10 Unique Pet Names that made Rover’s list this year:
Beau Dacious – Whether you love a good pun (“bodacious”—see what they did there?) or are simply a fan of “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” there are many reasons why this name is a, like, totally excellent choice, dude.
Won Ton – Although it might seem odd to name a pet after your favorite cuisine, one might argue that this name could be strangely appropriate if your pet is a Chinese breed. This name also makes sense if you choose to name your beloved pet after Wonton Soup.
Reeses Puppycups – This self-explanatory pun is appropriate for anyone who loves the chocolate/peanut butter combo.
Sitka – In addition to being a remote region (and a national historic park) in Alaska, the word “sitka” comes from the West Coast’s indigenous Tlingit tribe. It could be perfect for the right type of pet, such as a sled dog.
Lupin – This is one of many “Harry Potter”-themed names to make this list. Any J.K. Rowling fan fondly remembers Professor Remus Lupin as the werewolf from the series. The word “lupin” comes from the Latin word for “wolf.”
Willie Nelson – Whether you come from the Heartland of America or are Nelson’s biggest fan, naming your pet after him is one way to honor your favorite country musician.
Gryffindor – Another nod to “Harry Potter” on Rover’s list, this name pays tribute to Harry’s own Hogwarts house, known for bravery and courage. This pet shelter has even created a free online quiz to help you determine whether your dog is a Gryffindor or not.
Artoo Dogtoo – A play on R2D2 because what list is complete without at least one “Star Wars” reference?
Tater Tot – This name fits short, stocky pets. Think: Corgis or dachshunds.
Tyrion – Last but certainly not least, Tyrion is a name that will undoubtedly delight any “Game of Thrones” fan. A fan favorite in the books and show, what Tyrion lacks in appearance and height, he makes up for with intelligence and charm.
It’s a lot of responsibility, but if you decide pet adoption is for you, it can be one of the most rewarding choices you’ll ever make. The world is full of many animals in need of good homes. By making the choice to adopt, you’re saving
Aimee fancies herself a DIY goddess. She loves crafting, refurbishing furniture, remodeling rooms, and landscaping. She runs DIYDarlin, which provides DIY project resources and tutorials.
If you’re interested in being a guest blogger on No Ordinary Liz, feel free to contact me with your creative ideas!!
I know what you’re thinking. You think I’m writing to tell you that you’ve left your car blinker on and it’s making that clicking noise that drives you crazy. OR you were just behind someone who made a sudden turn without an indicator such as a blinker and it made you furious, am I right?
Well guess what?!? This post is not about that type of blinker.
I’m looking for friends who live in FL, CA, CO and TX. You will want to make sure you read through this post and it’s entirety. Do you have a car sitting in your yard, garage or store parking lot that you want to get rid of? Have months flew by and no one has contacted you about their interest? I may have a pretty cool solution for you and it’s all about earning some extra cash in the process! A few weeks ago, I was introduced to a pretty cool mobile app called Blinker! Continue reading “No Ordinary Blinker”→
Traveling can seem overwhelming, but traveling with a baby can seem impossible especially when you want to create the safest environment for your little one.
(Photo Credit: Florida Department Children and Families and PreventNeedlessDeaths.com campaign )
In the Tampa Bay area, nearly 200 children have died from drowning, unsafe sleep and abusive head trauma in the last five years – causes that could have been prevented, and are also a concern while traveling.
I love living in FL. I love the fast paced environment, the weather and those gorgeous oceans. But every now and again, I miss home. The changing of the seasons, the Great Smoky mountains and that slow life. Two weeks ago, I was invited to check out a new grocery store in Oldsmar, FL. Little did I know, this amazing store brought more than just their one-of-a-kind shopping experience, they brought me home!
Founded in 1975 in Asheville, North Carolina, Earth Fare is the first and most authentic organic and natural healthy supermarket with 39 stores across the Southeast, mid-Atlantic and Midwest. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food Quality Standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a superior shopping experience. It’s a philosophy that makes it easy to live a healthier lifestyle, every day.
Below are a few fun facts you should know about this new grocery store taking over in Oldsmar!
43rd location; second in Tampa Bay area; seventh in Florida
Approximately 110 employees and counting
24,000 square feet; 80 cafe seats
3,000 charitable donation made to the Edible Peace Patch Project, to support student curriculum and a garden at a local elementary school
All water used in store, including misters, is pure and filtered through reverse osmosis
Many local vendors offering hundreds of Florida products throughout the entire store such as Pinellas Ale Works, Cigar City, Big Storm, Blazing Bean Roasters, Dakin, Eat Fresco, Mother Kombucha and more.
7 new organic cleaning products with more to come
I’m proud to see a little piece of Asheville entering the hearts of our people here in the sunshine state. Be sure you check it out!
Earth Fare Oldmsar: 3136 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Open daily: 7AM-11PM
The doors are now open and the buggies are patiently awaiting for your arrival!
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Disclaimer: This post is written on behalf of Earth Fare! All pictures and content were provided by Earth Fare. I was able to experience the new store and a $25.00 gift card in exchange for blog and social media posts. All opinions are my own.