IKEA Orlando: Feeding The Future In July

IKEA Orlando

IKEA Orlando is joining forces with Feeding America to help stop the grumbling of little tummies in the local area with a special promotion this July.

IKEA Orlando

During July, for every Healthy Kid’s Meal purchased, IKEA will donate a $1 towards Feeding America and the fight to end childhood hunger.

IKEA Orlando

IKEA will be donating up to a maximum for $50,000, and helping them reach that goal is easy on the wallet!

During our visit to IKEA Orlando we were able to try the two Healthy Kid’s Meals, that for the month of July are also reduced to $1.99 and both are equally yummy!

The Kid’s Grilled Chicken (210 calories) comes with carrot sticks, strawberries, string cheese (that is separately packaged for a later snack), and lingonberry drink.

IKEA Orlando

The Kid’s Organic Pasta (324 calories) is moose shaped pasta with a tomato sauce that is served with yogurt and lingonberry drink.

IKEA Orlando

On Kids Eat Free Tuesdays at IKEA Orlando, if you choose either of these two meals a dollar will still be donated to the Feeding the Future campaign!

If you don’t have any little tummies in your family to feed, it is super easy to support the campaign! You will have the option to add a dollar to your purchase in their Restaurant, Swedish Food Market, and Bistro!

And while you are shopping at IKEA Orlando, don’t forget to take advantage of their other family amenities!!!

IKEA Orlando

DISCLOSURE: Through a partnership with IKEA Orlando, I was provided with promotional items in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

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Great Balls of Fire Exhibit Opens At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Celebrates July 2 Grand Opening

Of Great Balls of Fire Exhibit

with Astronaut Tom Jones

Great Balls of Fire

Great Balls of Fire, a new new interactive exhibit, will be opening at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on July 2, 2014.

At the Great Balls of Fire exhibit, guests will discover the risks that asteroids, comets, and meteorites present to our planet. The exhibit explores how we keep track of near-Earth objects while examining the effects of possible impacts.

To help celebrate the Grand Opening Dr. Tom Jones, a four-time space shuttle astronaut, will be the guest of honor. As a senior research scientist at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, Jones will focus on the future direction of human space exploration, uses of asteroid and space resources and defending Earth from asteroid impacts.

Great Balls of Fire Dr Tom Jones

Within the Great Balls of Fire exhibit is Asteroid Encounter, where guests can climb aboard a “spaceship” and blast off to the asteroid belt and Jupiter while compiling data about asteroids and comets. Guests also can explore what would happen if one of these celestial bodies were to hit their hometown, determine Science Fact or Science Fiction of Hollywood movie clips and much more.

Here is the Great Balls of Fire Exhibit Grand Opening Schedule:

**All times are subject to change**

2 p.m.                     Grand Opening of Great Balls of Fire: Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space                                       Center Visitor Complex Dr. Tom Jones, four-time space shuttle astronaut and asteroid expert

3 p.m.                    Asteroid presentation by Dr. Tom Jones

4 p.m.                    Autograph signing, Dr. Tom Jones, The Space Shop


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Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Flavors of Summer

Savor the Flavors of Summer at the

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Enjoy Hemingway’s Signature Summer Pre-Fixe Menu in July and August
Savor the flavor of the islands with Hemingway’s summer pre-fixe menu at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. Designed by Executive Chef Kenneth Juran, the three-course menu is available in July and August and features many of “Papa’s” seasonal favorites including: 
  • Key Lime Caesar Salad
  • Florida Rock Shrimp Chowder with Zellwood sweet corn
  • Hemingway’s “Cayo Hueso” Crab Cakes
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Hemingway’s “Cayo Hueso” Crab Cake
  • Duvall Street Shrimp Scampi featuring jumbo tiger shrimp
  • Cuban Criollo Chicken seasoned with a blend of fresh herbs and spices
  • Crispy Black Fin Snapper served with a coconut yucca cake
  • Key Lime Tart or Peanut Butter Bombe for dessert
“Our summer menu serves as a showcase for the high quality, fresh ingredients the season delivers,” Juran says. “Each course was designed to capture the essence of the islands and provide guests with a truly delectable experience.”
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Hemingway’s “Cayo Hueso” Crab Cake
Starting at $64 per couple, the three-course #FlavorsOfSummer menu may also be paired with Canvas wines for $89 per couple.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
A TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence recipient, Hemingway’s also offers menu selections for young diners, as well seasonal vegetarian and gluten-free options including the Long Boat Key salad, vegetable truffle, pasta roulade, and vegan, gluten-free chocolate cake.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
Located just minutes from popular Orlando area attractions, the 1,500 acre Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress boasts luxurious amenities surrounded by a tropical oasis that features the resort’s signature, half-acre lagoon pool. Florida resident rates, starting at $129 per night, are available now through Dec. 31, 2014.
About Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
The award-winning, 1,500 acre Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is located one mile from Walt Disney World® and close to Universal Orlando® and SeaWorld® Orlando with a host of amenities and activities including 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature Design golf and the award-winning Tennis and Racquet Club. Located along the 1,000 feet of white sandy beach of private Lake Windsong, the free-flowing lagoon pool boasts 12 waterfalls, heated and non-heated pools, two whirlpools, new Water Slide Tower Pavilion, new children’s Rock Climbing Stations, new interactive Water Jet Splash Zone, rope bridge, walking paths, and expansive, wrap-around sundecks.  New features complement the resort’s favorite activities including; S’mores pit, beach volleyball, tether ball, hammocks, watersports and marked jogging, walking, and biking trails.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is centrally located with convenient access to Orlando International Airport and Interstate 4 off Exit 68 in LakeBuena Vista. The resort’s address is One Grand Cypress Blvd., Orlando, Florida, USA 32836. For more information; call 407.239.1234; visitwww.GrandCypress.Hyatt.com; like Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress on Facebook; and follow on Twitter at @HRGrandCypress.
About Hyatt Regency 
The Hyatt Regency brand is an energizing hotel brand that connects travelers to who and what matters most to them. More than 140 conveniently located Hyatt Regency urban and resort locations in over 30 countries around the world serve as the go-to gathering space for every occasion – from efficient business meetings to memorable family vacations. The brand offers a one-stop experience that puts everything guests need right at their fingertips. Hyatt Regency hotels and resorts offer a full range of services and amenities, including notable culinary experiences; technology-enabled ways to collaborate; the space to work, engage or relax; and expert planners who take care of every detail. For more information, visit hyattregency.com or facebook.com/HyattRegency.
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