GET OUTSIDE! NATURE IS NOT CANCELED!
I make it a point to go outside for at least 30 minutes a day! Sometimes a morning bike ride alone or with the kids before it gets to hot. Sometimes it's eating lunch or reading outside on a blanket. Sometimes it's a visit to the community pool or a visit to the beach during the weekday when it's not busy. Sometimes it's a walk in the park. We will need more Vitamin D and I promise you it's soothing to the soul!
EXPLORE TAMPA BAY! PLAN A STAYCATION!
For July 4th weekend, I planned a staycation for my family and we had a special weekend mostly at home. Friday, we went our community pool but I made it special by pulling out the big fun floats that we normal don't use. That night we watched Hamilton for the first time. I got candy and popcorn to create the movie experience. When the kids went to bed I watched another movie that I had wanted to in theaters back in February. On Saturday, We went to Best Richardson African Diaspora Literature Museum & Bookstore. we paid for a private tour so we were the only ones there and then we went to Al's Finger Licking Good Bar-B-Que which has outside seating These are two places that I have been wanting to try but you could pick any place where you had been wanting to try. Saturday night, we had a 5pm happy hour at home and binged Netflix. Sunday, we had plans to go visit the murals in St. Pete but no one was in the mood to get dressed so it ended up being PJs, ice cream cones and Netflix day! We watched the whole Babysitter's Club series as family! The thing that made the weekend special for us was that my mom stayed with us at our home. If you have someone in your bubble that you have been seeing, try doing a sleepover with them! Just pretend you are on vacation so do things you normally only do on vacation and do not work!!
HAVE SOME VIRTUAL FUN!!
Join us for our next virtual event for Thursday, July 30th at 8pm! Girls' Night In - Game Night - I've Never "The Game of Truth" Bring the drink of your choice!! Have refills available!! It's a board game so I will be moving people along the board and there will be a winner!! If you land on "Draw an I've Never Card" then I will read the card to you, if you have never done the claim then you get to perform the "If True" action. If you did not do the claim then you have to perform the "if not true" action ( eg. take a drink, move back, etc) and stay on the same square. RSVP today!
Let's do this,
Housewives in the City: Tell us about your business and how you became the successful businesswoman you are today.
Vanessa Charles: My passion is found in inspiring and empowering women to reach their greatest potential. I believe in the power of community, especially in female dominated spaces. I am a multi-million dollar producing real estate agent in the Tampa Bay Area and an award winning graphic designer. I have branded dozens of small businesses and LOVE brand creation. I am a hockey fan, which led me to my first successful business venture when I was 25 years old––a magazine and apparel line for female hockey players. I believe that when women and girls are given the support and community they need they can change the world!
Housewives in the City: Describe yourself in two words
Vanessa Charles: Kind, Creative
Housewives in the City: What do you consider your greatest professional achievement?
Vanessa Charles: AMPLIFY
Housewives in the City: What are your professional goals for the next six months?
Vanessa Charles: I recently launched a 1:1 coaching program. And have a few spots left. I really want to nurture those relationships. AMPLIFY 2021 planning will start right after the 2020 event is over and we've already established some amazing relationships with corporations for next year. And I am also announcing a weekend long retreat!
Housewives in the City: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Vanessa Charles: : I always wanted to be in politics!
Housewives in the City: How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Vanessa Charles: : I try not to think of it as a balance. Because it will never be equal amounts work and life. I try to imagine it as a harmony. Some days will be more work, some phases will be more life. It really helps me to remember to set time aside for life! I block of specific days that are no work days.
Housewives in the City: What websites do you visit every day?
Vanessa Charles: : Facebook, Instagram, Betches.com
Housewives in the City: What are your top three favorite people/places/things to do in your city?
Vanessa Charles: I love exploring locally owned coffee shops! The Saturday Morning Market in St. Pete is one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday. Also I LOVE the local Mother Kombucha Brand, my favorite place to get it is a Love Food Central.
Housewives in the City: What is your goal for retirement?
Vanessa Charles: To be able to spend as much time as possible with my future kids and husband and travel the world.
Housewives in the City: Do you have any advice for women who'd like to start their own company?
Vanessa Charles: Do it scared. There will never be a "right" time, you will never not be scared, but no one will do it unless you do. So GO FOR IT!
I hope you are joining us at Amplify The Event. This is not just for women entrepreneurs, It's so anyone that wants to be the best version of themselves! Show up for yourself but taking the time to connect with who that really is! Use the code TAMPAHOUSEWIVES for 20%.
This is the ticket link with the discount! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/amplify-by-vanessa-charles-tickets-60825633106?discount=TAMPAHOUSEWIVES
Want to try to win tickets? Enter to win on our IG: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9QQTEkJ_bn/ Or Come to our March 19th event! https://womenshistorymonthcelebration.eventbrite.com
AHOY, ME HEARTIES! IT’S TIME TO SET SAIL FOR THE PIRATE EDITION OF SESAME STREET® SAFARI OF FUN WEEKENDS
AHOY, ME HEARTIES! IT’S TIME TO SET SAIL FOR THE PIRATE EDITION OF SESAME STREET® SAFARI OF FUN WEEKENDS
I was lucky to attend a free screening through a partnership with Allied Global Marketing. I attended with 12 beautiful “Housewives” from this community. The age range with about 30-60 and we all enjoyed it! Some reminisced about the TV show and some about the movies in the early 2000s. We all have our Charlie’s Angels generation, but this movie connects it all! Special shout out to Besito Mexican Restaurant for treating us to yummy appetizers before the show! I purchased both the $5 Happy hour margaritas and they were delicious!!
Coming off the heels of the first ever Monster Jam World Finals XX at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Monster Jam is bringing more of the action back to Florida later this summer with the highly technical and high stakes athleticism of the Triple Threat Series Monster Jam event. Featuring eight of the most intense athletes of Monster Jam, Tampa Bay area fans will witness a fierce battle for the championship with each competitor contending in customized high-powered vehicles: Monster Jam Speedsters, Monster Jam ATVs and of course, the iconic Monster Jam trucks in six events sure to leave fans on the edge of their seats.
Monster Jam drivers are trained, world-class male and female athletes who have mastered not only the physical strength and mental stamina needed to compete, but the vital dexterity to control 12,000-pound machines capable of doing backflips, vertical two-wheel skills and racing at speeds up to 70 miles per hour to produce jaw-dropping, live motor sports action seen around the world. Now across all Monster Jam events, fans in every city will have the chance to vote for the winner in the two-wheel and freestyle competitions by real-time, in-stadium fan voting on their smartphones. Fans are invited to the Pit Party taking place on the Arena Track, prior to the 1:00PM event, where they can get up-close and personal with the Monster Jam trucks, Speedsters, ATVs and drivers, take photos and get autographs.
Pit Party from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Must have 1:00 PM event ticket and pit pass for entry).
WHERE: AMALIE Arena
401 Channelside Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
Featured Trucks & Drivers:
- Grave Digger–Krysten Anderson
- MAX–D–Blake Granger
- El Toro Loco–Mark List
- Soldier Fortune–Kayla Blood & More!
What is Coding?
About the Camp
The “curriculum” at camp followed a great workbook that provided my boys with the opportunity to complete multiple activities each day. For my sometimes easily-distracted or easily-frustrated son, he was SO PROUD to share what he had created each day. They had a great ratio of “senseis” to students, and the staff were all so supportive and kind.
Do You Have a Roblox Fan?
Would We Return to Code Ninjas?
Camp Details - How to Sign Up
Text/Call: (813) 603-6509
Also – available for our Tampa Housewives’ audience, we have the opportunity to book a free 30-minute intro to coding lesson at the Carrollwood center to learn more about their programs (especially their summer camps)! Visit http://bit.ly/housewivesinthecitycodeninjas to sign up!
As always, all opinions are our own.
What to Expect on Your Visit
Upon our arrival, we checked in at the welcome counter because we had already completed our waivers online (I highly suggest doing this if possible!!). The amazing staff fitted us all with our harnesses and took us through a detailed safety orientation. I loved that they also had a small practice course for us to try out the process of using the safety clips. It was not difficult, but having the time to practice definitely helped us all feel ready for our time in the trees.
After completing our practice, we were able to proceed to the starting platform to begin the courses. All courses start in the same place, and the staff directs you to the correct level based on age. The three hour time frame allows you to complete multiple courses, but can vary based on how busy the park is and your skill level. We all had so much fun on the courses!!
Little Lemur's Course
Address: 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City, FL 33525
Phone: (813) 381-5400
As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
“Bringing the Monster Jam World Finals to Camping World Stadium next year is a big deal for Orlando and further proof we are one of the country's premier sports event destinations,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “We’re grateful for our longstanding partnership with Feld Entertainment and can’t wait to see our stadium packed with fans of Monster Jam's premier event.”
"We are thrilled to host the Monster Jam World Finals in Central Florida,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “There’s simply no place like Orlando when it comes to a family and fan-friendly environment. We welcome fans from around the world to our great community for this action-packed event.”
“On behalf of our board of directors and community partners, we are looking forward to hosting Monster Jam World Finals in 2019 and 2020,” said Jason Siegel, CEO of the Central Florida Sports Commission. “We want to thank the Feld family for the opportunity to welcome one of their premier events to Camping World Stadium, and we know their fans and athletes will have a tremendous experience here in Central Florida.“
For more information, visit MonsterJam.com
Tickets for Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream are available at www.disneyonice.com, 800-745-3000 or at the Amalie Arena Box Office. To sign up to be a Feld Preferred member and to receive presale alerts please visit https://www.feldentertainment.com/preferred-customer-page/ To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to DisneyOnIce.com.
Where: Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Date and Times of Performances:
Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, March 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 at 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.
Stay current on the latest developments through social media:
Twitter: @DisneyOnIce #DisneyOnIce #100YearsofMagic