Saturday, June 29, 2013

Delightful Sounds and Agricultural Classes

My family first me Aimee Carter with Delightful Sounds and Kindermusik about 10 years ago when we lived in Brandon.  My first son Jack and I attended Kindermusik classes together and he and I still have great memories of her and her classes. I have watched her business grown and change over the years and thought I would share her new website and new classes. She is offering at her farm in Lithia agricultural, Florida history and survival type classes that sound super cool!

Check out the website links below for class descriptions and schedules and if you go, please tell Ms. Aimee that Christy Slaughter sent you!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Apple Camps

Apple Camp: Free Workshop for Kids in July (ages 8-12)
If you have kids ages 8-12, then visit this offer sign them up for a free 3-day workshop at your local Apple Store. At Apple Camp, kids will learn the ins and outs of iMovie and how to make their own films.
This free workshop starts in mid-July. Space is limited so sign up fast.
Here you will find all of the details for Apple Camp Free Workshop for Kids in July!

At Apple Camp, kids ages 8-12 learn how to shoot their own footage, create an original song in GarageBand on an iPad, and put it all together in iMovie on a Mac. This free workshop, held at Apple Retail Stores, spans three days and ends with campers debuting their masterpieces at the Apple Camp Film Festival. Space is limited and workshops fill up quickly, so sign up now for a super-creative adventure.*

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Chick Fil A Cow appreciation Day

Cow Appreciation Day®

Join us next year on July 12, 2013 at your favorite Chick-fil-A Restaurant!

For one day only, black and white spots, cow bells and furry ears will be appropriate attire at Chick-fil-A restaurants all across the nation. In celebration of Cow Appreciation Day (an unofficial yet nationally recognized holiday), Chick-fil-A will award a FREE Meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner) to any customer who comes to one of our 1,600+ restaurants fully dressed as a cow, and a free entree for partial
cow attire.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mulberry Summer Reading Program

The boys and I stopped by the Mulberry Public Library today and registered for their Summer Reading Program and received these great totes that will be great for carrying our library books. 

 They have some great prizes for kids and adults this summer. Just log your reading and bring the log in each week to claim your kids' prize and for adults, just write a review of each book you read and be entered to win a Nook at the end of the summer.

Happy Reading!!

Free Toys R Us Lego Build

Join LEGO and Toys “R” Us for an exclusive LEGO City building event on June 15th!

Come build an exclusive Classic LEGO City Police Car!

When: June 15th, 2013 from 12-2pm.

Where: All Toys “R” Us locations

Event is intended for children ages 5 and up. Event materials available while supplies last and are available only to participating children. Limit one per child.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Free Admission to Polk Museum of Art

Admission to the Polk Museum of Art will be FREE Tuesday through Saturday in honor of Lois Cowles Harrison, who was a longtime supporter of the museum.

Museum hours will be 10 am until 4 pm during the week.

For more info: Call Polk Museum of Art 863-688-7743.

Girl Scout Sampler Camp

Looking for some summer fun next week? 
Your daughter doesn't have to be a girl scout to attend, and it is a good way to check scouting out!

 Check out our Twilight Camp in Winter Haven.
 This Girl Scout Sampler Camp is next Monday – Thursday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for girls who have completed VPK – sixth grade. Price is $3 for Girl Scouts and $15 for non-Girl Scouts.

 To RSVP contact Sandy McNeil:

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Michael's June Kids' events

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KIds Skate FREE!!!!

Check out this program and find your local participating skating rink.

Skateworld in Lakeland is the closest rink in my area. 




Passes Currently Accepted!

Listed below are all the hours that the Kids Skate Free passes are accepted at Skate World!


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Important Terms:
Passes valid for children 12 years old and younger. Skate rentals $3.00 extra. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Cannot be used towards group rates or birthday parties. Kids Skate Free Passes will be accepted on any Polk County Public School Holidays. i.e. Labor Day, MLK day, Memorial Day; Presidents Day etc.

Lakeland Community Theatre Aristocrats

Don't miss this Disney Classic at LCT!
Madame's jealous butler Edgar cat-naps Duchess and her Aristokittens and abandons them in the Parisian countryside. What's a cat to do? Luckily, Thomas O'Malley and his rag-tag bunch of Alley Cats come to their rescue! This feline adventure is sure to get you tapping your feet to its hep, jazzy beat, which includes the Disney favorites "The Aristocats," "Scales and Arpeggios" and "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat."
June 14th, 15th, and 16th
Friday 7:30 pm  Saturday 2:00 & 7:30 pm  Sunday 2:00 pm
$10 Adults $8 Children
CALL 863 603 PLAY for tickets
or visit us at


100 things to do this summer!!

I saw this on another blog recently so my family and I decided we would come up with "100 Things to do this Summer" and try to check them all off the list. Some are very easy like board games or movie days and some are like field trips and exploring areas around us that we haven't been to recently or at all. I do love summer since we have more time for fun but sometimes it can be frustrating hearing "I'm bored" so this list should help us stay busy.

Did your family make a list? I would love to hear your ideas and get ideas that we didn't think about to add to our "to do" list.



Wednesday, June 5, 2013

First Friday in Downtown Lakeland

Every Month, 6 – 9pm :: Family Friendly :: FREE


First Friday is one of the most popular recurring events in Lakeland. Every month, on the first Friday of the month (hence the name), people from all over the community converge in Downtown Lakeland for an evening of FREE family friendly entertainment, activities, live music, art receptions, a car show, and, of course, the chance to check out a great, locally-owned restaurant or retail establishment. Each month, First Friday has a different theme, and special activities are provided to complement the theme.

First Friday - "Taking it to the Streets"

Downtown Lakeland Partnership, Inc.
100 S Kentucky Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801

Date: 6/7/2013
Time: 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

First Friday - "Taking it to the Streets"

"Taking it to the Streets" is sponsored by the City of Lakeland with the event focusing on multi-modal transportation.  From the Citrus Connection and mass transit to bicycles, you'll be able to explore a variety of ways to get around Downtown and beyond.  We are celebrating Alternative Transportation and we'd love to have you join us! There will be a Bicycle Fashion Show, Bicycle Safety and Helmet Fittings, the Classy Car Show, Live Music and Much Much More! — at Downtown Lakeland

Winter Haven Library Summer Schedule

Check out the link below for a schedule of K-5th grade summer activities at Winter Haven Public Library. 
They have lots of great programs. One thing to note is that you have to preregister for most of the programs, but they are FREE!

Paint Along Studios Summer Camps for Kids

Paint Along Studios

123 S. Kentucky Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801
When:  Monday through Friday from June 10th to August 9th.
Time:  Morning classes are from 9am to 12pm Afternoon classes are from 1pm to 4pm.     
Price:  $20.00 per half day
Age:  Activities are designed for children 8 years old and up.
Lunch and Snacks:  Water or fruit drinks are provided through out the day.  Children staying all day should bring a lunch.  Children should bring a snack for both morning and afternoon classes.
In some classes weather permitting activities may be done outside the building in either Munn Park, The Lemon Street Promenade or at Hollis Gardens. 

Mulberry Public Library Summer Reading Program

Don’t forget to stop by the library for your reading logs!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Read Books! Win Books!

What better way for your child to spend the summer than with a good book?
Want to help encourage your child to read this summer? Submit your child’s Summer Book Bucks pledge (a promise to read at least four books this summer) and they'll be entered for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to one of the independent bookstores listed below.
Fill out the form below for your child, and print the pledge to post at home!
Winners will be announced at the beginning of July. (More Summer Book Bucks sweepstakes will run through the months of July and August.)

We love James Patterson's website
It has great recommendations for kids books on their level, summer reading lists and ways to encourage your child to read and fall in love with reading.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Michaels' Passport to Imagination this summer

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Explore the 7 continents and their amazing landmarks and icons on a 7-week voyage around the globe!
Our 2-hour crafting adventures take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to Noon for just $2 per session for children ages 5 & up.
Journey to your nearest Michaels and register for your adventure today! Hurry, space is limited.

Travel Itinerary

Week #1
North America
Monday, June 17 | 10 am – Noon
Grand Canyon & Hockey Stick
Wednesday, June 19 | 10 am – Noon
God’s Eye & Liberty Bell
Friday, June 21 | 10 am – Noon
Clothespin Moose & Tissue Paper Flower
Week #2
South America
Monday, June 24 | 10 am – Noon
Moai & Textile Weaving
Wednesday, June 26 | 10 am – Noon
Paper Lizard & Soccer Goal
Friday, June 28 | 10 am – Noon
Yarn Art Vase & Poison Dart Frog
Week #3
Monday, July 1 | 10 am – Noon
Cherry Blossom Painting & Koi Fish
Wednesday, July 3 | 10 am – Noon
Indonesian Mask & Peacock
Friday, July 5 | 10 am – Noon
Chinese Dragon & Tiger
Week #4
Monday, July 8 | 10 am – Noon
Russian Dancing Doll & Royal Guard
Wednesday, July 10 | 10 am – Noon
Eiffel Tower & Spaghetti
Friday, July 12 | 10 am – Noon
Nutcracker & Origami Tulip
Week #5
Monday, July 15 | 10 am – Noon
Kente Cloth & Sarcophagus
Wednesday, July 17 | 10 am – Noon
Pyramid with Mummy & Mask
Friday, July 19 | 10 am – Noon
Mosaic & Bead Dangle
Week #6
Monday, July 22 | 10 am – Noon
Clown Fish Mobile & Kangaroo Pouch
Wednesday, July 24 | 10 am – Noon
Outback Sunset Painting & Coral with Fish
Friday, July 26 | 10 am – Noon
Aboriginal Turtle & Stingray
Week #7
Monday, July 29 | 10 am – Noon
Penguin Tube & Scratch Paint Whale & Fish
Wednesday, July 31 | 10 am – Noon
Wind Sock & Penguin
Friday, August 2 | 10 am – Noon
Swirling Snow & Thermometer

Watch the Crafting Adventure Voyage

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Mark your calendars for some fun Summer freebies

  • Celebrate National Doughnut Day! Visit Krispy Kreme on June 7 at participating US and Canadian locations for a FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary.