Monday, April 24, 2017

My Hero Mom || A Mother's Day Contest

There's a woman that constantly inspires you... She puts others before herself. She's up way past everyone else, folding tiny clothes and washing that pile of dishes, all in preparation for the next day to do it all again, tirelessly with love + grace...and you wonder, how does she do it all? When does she rest?

Do you know an amazing mother, friend, aunt, that deserves a very special token of gratitude for all that they do?

I know many and I'm always inspired by those women in my life, which is why, loving on those special women is so important to me!

#MyHeroMom Contest

I'm thrilled to be sharing this very special Mother's Day contest with you! Tampa Bay Parenting along with The Grand Beauty Spa want to hear about that woman that inspires you!!

Visit Grand Beauty Spa/My Hero Mom and nominate a deserving mom!
She could win a spa day for two!

Two lucky moms {and a guest each} will be treated to a fabulous spa day at The Grand Beauty Spa on Saturday, May 13th.

Additionally, three other moms will be chosen as winners of a $100 gift card to the spa!

**If you know a deserving mother for this amazing prize, nominate her here! **

They are certainly not looking for the perfect mom, {because none of us are} but they want to hear about them all! A panel of judges will be sharing some of their favorites around Mother's Day. The last day for entries is May 1st, at 10 pm (EST)

Cheers to all the all the amazing mothers out there, I send you love and a whole-lotta thanks for all that you do!

And don't forget, you can still treat a mom or a friend at the Grand Beauty Spa even before Mother's Day! Use the special code: TAMPABLOGGER + give them my name (Natassja) when you reserve your appointment & you'll have 10% off your service!

#ad #sponsored #contest

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Grand Beauty Spa || A Mom's Oasis

It's not always easy to make time for yourself, at least it's not for this Mommy. Like many mothers I know, we are most often at the bottom of the priority list. Not because we choose to neglect our self-care, but because we are serving our families and just, forget!

Blame it on the "mom brain" or just lack of time with a busy family, but I'm learning, that giving myself that much needed break every now and then, is important! When I'm feeling drained and tired, my family isn't getting me at my best! But, when I do pencil that time in for myself,  I'm left feeling refreshed and relaxed, in turn, better prepared to tackle that mountain of toys or laundry, and work that I left behind!

Feeling refreshed and relaxed...isn't this every mother's dream?

Last week, I had the privilege of visiting The Grand Beauty Spa, here in Tampa to check out what this luxurious beauty spa had to offer! With Mother's Day quickly approaching, I was making a mental 'wish list' for all the treatments I wanted to try!! Manicures, pedicures, facials, and body wraps...oh my! I was in for a massage, and boy was I excited!!

Seriously, this place was beautiful! I was welcomed by the kindest staff, given a tour of the beautiful salon & service rooms, multiple lounge areas and then, we stepped outside and I was pleasantly surprised by a perfect-little hidden sanctuary, complete with lounge swings and small waterfalls. I couldn't wait to change into my robe and start relaxing!!

A quick change in the ladies lounge and completing my service questionnaire, I traveled upstairs {via the cute elevator by the way} and was greeted by my masseuse, Bruce. A few minutes in another chic lounge area & I was escorted to enjoy the signature, Grand Massage!

After my wonderful massage, I was feeling rejuvenated and ready to enjoy some quiet time in the tranquil space outside. Along with my glass of champagne, I was soaking it all in. Just me, the beautiful light from the sunset, the sounds of the waterfalls and a magazine...a perfect, mom's oasis.

This experience, at The Grand Beauty Spa, from start to finish, was perfection. I didn't want it to end!

I had my very own, "ah-ha" moment while in the steam room. I learned about their Grand Membership Program & I couldn't stop thinking about it! With a Grand Spa Membership, I would have a special spot and committed time, a few times each month for "ME" time! This is definitely something, this mama could use!! Taking my relaxation to the next level!!!! YES!! :)

There are a few membership choices, so to figure out which membership at The Grand Beauty Spa, would be perfect for you, be sure to check them out below! {This is also a perfect page to leave open on your computer for the hubby to see! wink, wink }

Grand Memberships

I hope you'll find some time to carve out for yourself soon. Moms need a time-out too!
As a special treat, I'm sharing a special promotional code with you to check out this gorgeous spa for yourself!

Visit Grand Beauty Spa and use the code TAMPABLOGGER + give them my name & you'll get 10% off services!

Grab your girlfriends, grab your daughter or mother, or go solo!! It's beautiful and the wonderful staff will take such great care of you & will show you exactly, #Howtograndspa!!! Be sure to include plenty of time to put your feet up after wards and enjoy that quiet oasis with a glass of bubbly!!


I'll be sharing an exciting contest coming up with The Grand Beauty Spa and Tampa Bay Parenting Magazine for Mother's Day, so stay tuned for that!! #MYHEROMOM

#HowtoGrandSpa #sponsored #ad

Note: My spa service was complimentary for purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Cars 3: Road to the Races Tour!

Cars fans, unite!!! The highly anticipated third installment of, Disney/Pixar Cars  races into theaters on June 16th!

Who's excited?? My boys are for sure!!

But before the big race, Disney and Pixar are taking the fun on the road!!

Road to the Races Tour  is making stops all over the country to celebrate the excitement of Cars 3 in theaters this Summer!

When I found out they were making a pit stop in Tampa, Max and I jumped in the car & raced over to Raymond James Stadium to meet Lightning and a few of other new team members!

Check out the fun we had!
We got an exclusive sneak peak, pit crew smoothies, fun games & even a chance to change Lightning's tire!

Meeting Cruz Ramirez, Lightning's new trainer

Meeting Jackson Storm, the new hot rod on the track!!

Changing a tire! 

This little guy had a blast! If you get a chance to visit one of their other pit stops, I highly recommend it! Just get there early & bring snacks to hold you over while you wait in line!!

Very cool, theater on wheels!! This is where we got our sneak preview clip!! 

Thanks to Dole, we tried Lightning Smoothies!

So many great activities to check out on the tour!
Be sure to check out what cities are next, here!!

We can't wait to check out Cars 3 this Summer!! If you make it to one of their stops, tag @proseandcompany on Instagram! I'd love to see your pics!!! Check out our Instagram Stories for some more pics from our visit today!!

Thanks for visiting the blog! And stay tuned for more Prose & Company adventures!!!

:) Natassja

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