Everyday Ramblings of My Life

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Giving Back in Tampa Bay with #GiveandGrub and @LaserSpine #sponsored

Gourmet Food with a Purpose.
You Buy. We Give. We All Win
 
 
 
Did you know that 1 in 4 children in the Tampa Bay area go hungry. That's about 250,000 children out of the 700,000 people in the West Central Florida area. Feeding America Tampa Bay and Metropolitan Ministries assist in providing the hungry with food.
 
At the beginning of the  2014/2015 Tampa Bay Lightning season, Laser Spine Institute and the Tampa Bay Lightning partnered together to help the Tampa Bay community fight hunger. We are Tampa Bay helping Tampa Bay. Laser Spine Institute and the Tampa Bay Lightning have teamed up to fight hunger in the Tampa Bay area through the Give and Grub food truck - a unique new way for the company and the NHL franchise to stick it to hunger right here in our local community.
 
For every gourmet menu item sold at the Give and Grub food truck, Laser Spine Institute will donate a meal to a hungry child in the Tampa Bay area. The project is supported by a partnership with Feeding America Tampa Bay and Metropolitan Ministries.
 
 
The Give and Grub Food Truck travels the Tampa Bay area, Lightning Home Games, local events, and outside of the Laser Spine Institute office in Tampa during lunch hours.
 
The truck hosts a gourmet menu named after Lightning personnel and inspired by some of their favorite foods, like Cooper’s Candied JalapeƱo Burger (Coach Jon Cooper), a Chicken Parmkos Sandwich (Steven Stamkos) or Callahan’s Mac Slam (Ryan Callahan).
 
I was lucky enough to be able to sample the Hedman's Steak Tacos .. Oh My Goodness !!
They were so very good ! The prices are reasonable and knowing that you are providing a meal when you purchase one, makes you even happier when eating your delicious meal.
 
 
Here are some statistics.
 
 
GOURMET FOOD WITH A PURPOSE
Give & Grub  offers you the chance to change Tampa Bay and help ensure more children are able to receive food. Giving back has never tasted so good. All you have to do is buy a meal — it’s that simple. For every meal purchased at our Give and Grub food truck, another meal will be donated to someone in need.

 
During my visit to the Give and Grub Truck while parked at The Laser Spine Institute, I met with Josh who told me about the partnership, how the menu was developed, and how the employees participate in giving back to the area. There are 2 schools, 1 in Hillsborough County and 1 in Pinellas County, that receive a weekend meal kit. Employees visit these schools and hand out food to the students. They are making sure that these children eat over the weekend. It's frightening to know that many of these children only have meals when they are at school.
 
I also learned that you can have the Give and Grub Truck come to your place of business, Social Event, and even a wedding !
 
For every tweet that includes #GiveandGrub, one meal will be donated. So if you cannot make it to a Tampa Bay Lightning Game or to one of the locations where the Give and Grub truck is serving lunch, you can still participate in giving back to the Tampa Bay Community
 Want to know where the Give and Grub Truck will be next ?
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Ultra BRIGHT LED HeadlampPerfect for camping and hiking .. or the occassional power outage ! #divineleds #ad

I received the XE Series Headlamp just before a scout camp out and thought, PERFECT !! The last camp out, I totally forgot lighting and this would be a solution. Now, I didn't go on the camp out, I sent hubby and 2 of the boys. So I didn't get pictures of it in use with them [sorry]. But here I am trying it on.
 
 
The XE Series Headlamp offers a lightweight portable light source with adjustable elastic strap for a snug and customized fit every time. A dimmer and multiple modes allow you to adjust the light strength to suit your task-at-hand. I love that this offers hands-free lighting. I can bike ride or hike at night and not have to worry about holding a flashlight or lantern. 
 
 
The XE Series Headlamp is made from military-grade materials, this headlamp is guaranteed to work as hard as you do! The cost is around $27.97, but if you are camping, hiking, biking, running, boating, home improvement, or even reading, this headlamp will make pay for itself. We had a rain storm roll through our area not too long ago and our power went out. After coming home from dinner out [and a nice helping of air conditioning], we still had no power and the light was fading. I grabbed my The XE Series Headlamp  from our camping gear box and had plenty of light until the power came back on. I only actually was able to wear it for a short time since one of the boys had reading to do for school. He took it right off of my head and read his book.
 
 
The The XE Series Headlamp came with a set of Energizer batteries and I'm thankful for that. It was ready to go out of the box.
 
We've used it a handful of times and I absolutely love it. The straps are comfortable and I have more than enough light when in use.
 
Want to take a peak at the headlamp on Amazon? Here is a link

Friday, May 15, 2015

#Amazon or #Paypal Giveaway ending May 17 ! Enter Today ! @GiveawayBooster

It's happening again !!!!For THREE Days ONLY here is a Flash Giveaway!
 
 
One lucky reader will receive $50 USD Paypal Cash OR Amazon Gift Card!! This giveaway is for THREE Days Only! Enter Now, Don't delay !!!! We are making it easy peasy to enter! Just use the form below. Remember, this giveaway ends at 11:59 pm on May 17, 2015! Tell your friends so they can enter, too! Good Luck!
 
Disclosure: This giveaway is organized by Giveaway Booster.com. The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. If you are a blogger and would like to join in this giveaway event please check this post on Wednesdays to sign up to join. We are not associated with any of the companies named above. No purchase is necessary to enter. Void where prohibited by law. The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Must be 18+ to enter. Confirmed Winner(s) (by Random.org) will be contacted by email. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.  My blog is not responsible for product shipment/delivery. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. This disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements. Entrants must only enter with either one email address, IP address and/or Facebook account, anyone found violating these rules will be disqualified. It is at the sole discretion of the admin of the giveaway if the winner has met the rules or not.
If you have any questions about this giveaway please email Tina at branchpropromotions@gmail.com.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Color Me Rad Post Race Report !! #RAD #TBBRad @TBbloggers @ColorMeRad #sponsored

Disclosure: As part of the Tampa Bay Bloggers, I received entries to the event plus compensation for my promotion of Color Me Rad.
 
We Did It !!
 

My Anthy-Bear (as I affectionately call him) and I at Color Me Rad Tampa

 
Okay, we don't look terribly messy ...
Soooooo ...
 
We did it with friends who got REALLY messy
 

Our friends from The Blessing Jar

 

Weekend Flash #Giveaway where you could win #Amazon or #PayPal #ad @giveawaybooster .. Ends 04/26/15

It's been a while since I took part in the Weekend Flash Giveaway, but with Mother's Day just around the corner, I figured this would be an excellent way to help pay for that special gift for Mom (or Mother figure)