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Explore the #WildWonders Exhibit at Westfield Citrus Park and Enter to Win a $100 Westfield Gift Card!

Disclaimer: In partnership with Westfield Shopping Centers I was provided with a $100 gift card for myself as well as a $100 gift card to give away to one reader. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Please see my disclosure policy) 

Update: The random winner was chosen via a Random number generator and has been contacted. Congrats to Philip! Thanks to all who entered!

Tampa parents! Are you looking for more family-friendly activities to get the kids involved in this summer? Westfield Citrus Park recently unveiled their Wild Wonders event, which is an an enchanting, imaginative and interactive family experience perfect for kids of all ages! Wild Wonders at Citrus Park is a four-week Westfield event featuring product demonstrations, food sampling, a petting zoo, giveaways, character meet & greets, and more. It features Westfield’s top retailers, restaurants, and local partners. This event is happening now through August 5 so there is still plenty of time to get in on the fun! Geared towards children and families, the Wild Wonders exhibit, in partnership with Big Cat Rescue, The Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) the YMCA and more! 

The Wild Wonders exhibit emulates an enchanting zoo animal topiary garden, adorned with captivating florals to invite a sense of discovery and delight. There are topiaries of elephants, lions, bears and monkeys. I am amazed at the intricate detail that goes into each of these topiaries. It is worth a trip to the mall just to see these works of art! 

One of my favorite exhibits was the “Did You Know?” Exhibit. This is a great exhibit that really gets kids to think and teaches them about animals and nature. For example, did you know that a green iguana has a third eye? I never knew that until going through this exhibit!

My son Brady and I had the opportunity to check out the Wild Wonders event this past Saturday and we had so much fun! Learning Express was hosting a creative giraffe art class where the kids got to make their own giraffe planters. It was a lot of fun, and as you can see from the photo, Brady had quite the time!

Over the next few weeks, Wild Wonders will continue with some exciting events and activities for every kid in your family! Here are just a few of the exciting events that you will be able to experience:

Join us select Thursday evenings for Movie Night In The Park as part of Wild Wonders At Citrus Park! I love this idea! They will be playing the latest and greatest animal character movies in Macy’s Court. Complimentary Popcorn, and refreshments will be provided while supplies last by the Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA. Feel free to bring blankets and lawn chairs to sit on the green turf during the movies! How fun is this and the entire family can enjoy this activity! 

On July 21, from 10AM – 2PM join Busch Gardens at Wild Wonders in Macy’s Court for animal activity sheets, crayons, and giveaways!

On July 21, from 1PM – 4PM, HorsePower for Kids will be bringing in a live petting zoo to the Wild Wonders area in Macy’s to the Wild Wonders area in Macy’s Court. The petting zoo will feature: goats, a pig, a tortoise, ducks, chickens, sheep and guinea pigs!

There are even more Wild Wonders events and activities that you will definitely want to check out! GO HERE for the complete list of details and times.

Jul 29 – Aug 4 you can play with a Greyhound! The greyhounds from GST’s Sun State Greyhound Adoption were at the mall this past Saturday when Brady and I were there and they are so gentle!

Don’t forget to do some shopping while you are at the mall! After all, school does start next month, and Westfield Citrus Park has got you covered! When you spend $200 or more, you will receive a $25 Westfield gift card! Now that is one sweet deal!

To sweeten the deal, I am giving away one lucky person a $100 Westfield gift card here on My Sweet Savings! To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment in the upper left hand corner of the reply section above this post letting me know which activity that your children would enjoy the most at the Wild Wonders event at Westfield Citrus Park. I will choose a winner at random on July 25 and the winner will be notified via email. (Giveaway open to all US residents 18 years of age and older)

Good luck everyone! Please let me know how much fun that you have at the Wild Wonders event and what your favorite activity is!

Michaels: Free Slime Friday Class!

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If you need something to do with the kiddos this week, register them for the Free Slime Friday Class at Michaels! I took the boys last week and they loved it! The theme this week is all about the stars so they are doing Milky Way slime! GO HERE to register your kids. If you can’t make it on Friday, there is also a class on Saturday from 1-3 pm.

DIY: Kid’s Homemade Slime Recipe

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Are the kiddos driving you crazy yet on Summer break? One thing that you can do to occupy their time is to make homemade slime! I recently did this with Brady and we had a blast! This recipe is super easy and literally takes less than 5 minutes to prepare.

Slime Ingredients:

8oz. of Glue. (I used 8oz. of CraZArt Washable White Glue)

1 TBSP of Baking soda

Your choice of food coloring

2 TBSP of Contact solution


Slime Directions: 

Place the 8oz. of glue into a bowl.

Add the baking soda and mix together.

Add food coloring until it is the desired color you prefer.

Add in the contact solution.

Mix together until a ball forms and the mixture becomes harder. The trick here is to keep adding contact solution if the slime is still too sticky to the touch. This cannot be any easier to prepare and it is very budget-friendly too!

Enjoy! Brady and I had so much fun making this!


Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Birthday Express!

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Ugga Mugga! Won’t you be my neighbor? Do your kiddos love Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood? My family and I were given the opportunity to review the new Daniel Tiger Valentine DVD “Would You Be Mine?” as well as to host our own Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Valentine’s themed party. Thanks to Birthday Express, we were well-supplied with all of the essentials that we needed for our party!

Birthday Express supplied us with all of the necessities that we needed for our party. From the tablecloth to the plates, streamers, napkins, balloons and everything in-between, we were well-supplied for our fun-filled Family night! Did you know that Birthday Express not only offers party supplies, but they even offer A Complete Party In a Box? This is such an awesome idea especially for those of us who are busy and don’t have the time to plan a themed party. This will be such a huge time-saver! You can see the Daniel Tiger Party Themed Products HERE.

My boys were so excited yesterday as I planned out our special night filled with fun food and lots of laughs with Daniel Tiger and his friends! We viewed the new Daniel Tiger DVD “Would You Be Mine?” before dinner to get us in the Daniel Tiger spirit!

I loved the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Invitations that Birthday Express sent. I actually used them as a place card holders for each person at the table and they turned out so cute! I had a glass vase that I lined with Daniel Tiger Napkins and then placed Balloons in the middle for our centerpiece. I added some candy hearts on top of the table and gave each person a big Colorful heart filled with Chocolate. Everything turned out so cute and I loved seeing the smiles on the boys faces!

For dinner, we had yummy Cheeseburger Cups and Broccoli. Later on I made a Red Velvet Heart Shaped Cake that I topped with Chocolate Hearts. Birthday Express even sent along candles in our package of goodies, so the boys were excited to blow them out! 

If you are looking to host a fun party this Valentine’s Day or for any occasion, be sure to check out Birthday Express. They offer all of your party needs in one convenient location. And, Daniel Tiger fans, be sure to get your own copy of the new release “Would You Be Mine?“. Your kiddos will love it! Ugga Mugga!