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Tampa: Shipt Now Delivers from Target!


Shipt is now delivering in Tampa from Target | The Champagne Supernova

Thank you to shipt.com for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest and completely my own. 

If you are a busy parent like me, you are constantly looking for ways to make your life easier.

Restaurant delivery services.

Dry cleaning pick up and drop off at your home.

Maid service.

The last thing I want to do after a stressful day at work is schlep my two kids (ages 4 and 5) to a retail store.

I can hear it now.

MOM, she just touched me!

MOM, can we get a cookie from the bakery?

MOM, my toe hurts! Can you find me an extra large mermaid band-aid?

MOM, can I have this toy that I don’t need

MOM, mom, Mom, MoM, MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

As a child of the 80s, I don’t know how my parents managed without all of today’s modern conveniences.

Luckily, I discovered Shipt, which has completely changed the way I shop for groceries and household products.

In Tampa, Shipt recently added TARGET to its list of grocery and product delivery. Woohoo!

What is Shipt? 

Shipt is a membership-based grocery and product marketplace service, enabling the delivery of fresh foods and household essentials. For the low rate of $99 per year, Shipt members receive unlimited grocery deliveries on all orders over $35.

(This fee is well worth it, as I use Shipt at least twice a week.)

Shipt now delivers from Target in Tampa | The Champagne Supernova

How does it work?

Through Shipt’s mobile or desktop app, members may browse a full selection of grocery and product items available at their local grocery store and choose a convenient time window. A Shipt Shopper visits the local store to hand pick and deliver the items to the member.

… And who are these “Shipt Shoppers?” 

Shipt uses a community of shoppers to shop and delivery orders. These shoppers set their own flexible schedules. Wanna apply to be a Shipt Shopper? Visit Shipt.com and click “Get Paid to Shop.”

Shipt shoppers go through an application process, interview process, and background check. On average, Shipt Shoppers earn up to $25 per hour.

Note: I’ve been using Shipt for over a year now and have never once had a dud of a shopper. Not once.

Shipt shopper delivering goodies from Target in Tampa | The Champagne Supernova

My Shipt Shopper extraordinaire, Elizabeth.

Shipt now delivers at Target in Tampa | The Champagne Supernova

My Shipt Shopper, Elizabeth, doing her thang.

Shipt’s Philanthropy. 

Not only does Shipt make my busy life easier, but the company is also a do-gooder. Shipt is committed to each community it serves and will identify opportunities to work with community organizations that are dedicated to addressing hunger relief for families and children.

Shipt delivers goods from Target in Tampa | The Champagne Supernova

Now I have milk, hangers, and can clean the kitchen without first having to go to the store.

Cheers to Shipt, Cheers to Target, and Cheers to Simplicity!

    A Better Day with FAGE


    Make your day better with FAGE yogurt | The Champagne Supernova

    This post is sponsored by The Everywhere Agency on behalf of FAGE; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

    My New Year’s Resolution for 2018 was to do things that make me FEEL GOOD, whether it’s spending time with the right people, being productive at work and at home, and also what I put in my body.

    Let’s face it: I’m not in my twenties anymore and can’t just load up on carbs, sugar, and caffeine without my body paying for it later.

    Unfortunately, making better choices and eating a balanced diet isn’t easy when you’re a parent on the go.

    Thank goodness for the FAGE Total Split Cup – it makes my already-hectic mornings so much more manageable.

    FAGE Total Split Cup is an all-natural Greek strained yogurt with delicious toppings available in three fat varieties so you can find just what you’re looking for: FAGE Total, FAGE Total 2% and FAGE Total 0%.

    Simply add as much topping as you desire for a snack that’s perfectly balanced.

    (While the whole milk fat level offers 9 toppings, my favorite is FAGE Total Split Cup (whole milk) Apricot topping time and time again, as pictured).

    Lemme tell you. When you taste the FAGE Total Split Cup, you’ll have a hard time believing this tasty treat is JAM PACKED with protein. Not to mention it doesn’t have high sugar content- only 11 grams.

    Not only is this treat nutritious for me, but my very picky kiddos love it, too. I toss it into their lunch boxes as a snack (win for me because there is zero preparation required) and they come home with smiling mouths and satisfied bellies.

    FAGE Total Split Cup with Whole Milk | The Champagne Supernova

    FAGE Total Split Cup yogurt in apricot flavor is so satisfying | The Champagne Supernova

    FAGE Total Split Cup yogurt makes a great breakfast option | The Champagne Supernova

    If you’re still focusing on YOUR New Year Resolutions, FAGE Total Split Cup won’t derail your diet or good habits.

    To find a FAGE Total Split Cup near you, head on over here.

    Cheers!

     

      Entertaining Made Easy with La Terra Fina


      Entertaining made easy with recipes and dips from La Terra Fina | The Champagne Supernova

      Lemon Pepper & Asiago vegetable dip from La Terra Fina

      This post is sponsored by La Terra Fina. All opinions are my own.

      Who here gets really stressed at the idea of entertaining?

      Me! Me! Me!

      Some people are natural born entertainers and, unfortunately, that’s just not my forte.

      I stress about the idea of planning, keeping track of RSVPs and, more than anything, coming up with snacks to keep the guests’ bellies full.

      Luckily, La Terra Fina has some AMAZING fruit and vegetable dips and spreads on hand to keep every host and guest happy.

      These include:

      • Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Dip
      • Eureka Lemon Cheesecake Dip
      • Italian Style Tomato & Cheese Dip & Spread; and
      • Lemon Pepper Asiago Dip & Spread.

      All of these (inexpensive!) dips are available at your neighborhood Publix and taste good by themselves or doctored with other ingredients.

      La Terra Fina was launched in 1983 by a San Francisco area caterer who was locally famous for her dips and quiches. She created her products for grocery and club stores and now offers more chef-inspired goodies that are perfect for friends and loved ones.

      La Terra Fina is committed to the environment and long-term sustainability through it’s product sourcing, packaging decisions, and production processes. The company recycles 83% of materials and use electricity reducing programs at their plant and in their offices. La Terra Fina uses locally grown ingredients and is always looking for new ways to decrease the company’s environmental footprint.

      Check out La Terra Fina‘s website for a huge list of appetizer, dessert, main course, side dish, and snack recipes that take 30 minutes or less. (You can also find a coupon online for a buy one, get one free product.)

      Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Dip

      • One container of La Terra Fina Eureka Lemon Cheesecake Dip
      • One half of a pint of fresh blueberries
      • Five large graham crackers
      • One fresh lemon

      Mash the graham crackers into small pieces and mix them with the blueberries and Eureka Lemon Cheesecake Dip. Add lemon zest to the top (for appearance sake) and enjoy with cookies, crackers, or the fruit of your choice.

      Cheers to La Terra Fina for helping us simplify our lives and Happy Entertaining!

      Entertaining made easy with recipes and dips from La Terra Fina | The Champagne Supernova

      Eureka Lemon Cheesecake Dip, Italian Style Tomato & Cheese Dip & Spread, and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Dip from La Terra Fina.

      Entertaining made easy with recipes and dips from La Terra Fina | The Champagne Supernova

      Vegetable spread with the Lemon Pepper & Asiago dip from La Terra Fina

        A Charmed Christmas with James Avery


        A magical Christmas with James Avery charms | The Champagne Supernova

        My earliest memory of Christmas morning dates back to when I was five years old. My parents trekked from Florida to Pennsylvania to spend the holidays with my grandparents and other family members.

        On Christmas morning, I remember waking up early (so early that it was still dark outside) and tiptoeing downstairs with my parents, grandparents, and younger sister.

        The blue carpet around the tree was surrounded by all types of amazing gifts. There was a large rocking horse with my name on it.

        Best of all, the chocolate chip cookies we left out for Santa the night before were nothing more than crumbs.

        I’ll never forget my grandparents’ Christmas tree. It had hundreds of multi-colored lights and several ornaments. Some were vintage. Some were new. Some my grandmother, an elementary school teacher, had collected as gifts from her students over the years. The top of the Christmas tree had a white angel with a porcelain face. It had been in the family for several years and while the location of the ornaments may have changed over time, the angel was a constant.

        This Angel of Peace charm is special because it reminds me of the angel that sat on top of my grandparents’ tree.

        It symbolizes the carefree nature of childhood and loving memories of family and togetherness.

        For me, James Avery is so much more than jewelry.

        It’s a symbol of faithfulness and the comfort of strongly held beliefs.

        It’s a way to hold those traditions and memories close when loved ones are far away.

        It’s a way to say “I Love You” every day.

        James Avery is more than a store.

        James Avery is your story.

        Make this Christmas one to remember with James Avery artisan jewelry.

        For more inspiring James Avery stories and the jewelry that helps tell them, such as the Angel of Peace charm, visit the website here.

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        James Avery charm collection make great holiday gifts | The Champagne Supernova

        What is your story?

        Cheers and Merry Christmas.

          Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market 2017


          Funny Santa Pictures at the Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market 2017 | The Champagne Supernova

          He’s making a list, checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…

          Hark!

          The Junior League of Tampa‘s 14th annual Holiday Gift Market presented by Publix returns in 2017- and it’s better than ever before. (I mean, how do you top something consistently amazing?)

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          Last year, I provided tips for how to hide all of your Holiday Gift Market loot from your husbands. This year, we are relishing in how to torment treat your children to photos with the Big Man Himself.

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          Great News…

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            Attention Parents: It’s Okay to Bribe Your Kids


            It's ok to bribe your kids | The Champagne Supernova

            The cutie pie in this picture is my friend’s son, Andrew. He is five years old and in Pre-Kindergarten. My friend told Andrew’s older sister she would buy her a $50 toy if she got all 300 of her sight words correct. Andrew asked if that counted for him as well, so my friend agreed. Andrew worked really, really hard to achieve his goal and got all of his 300 sight words correct. Look how proud he is in this picture. Go, Andrew, Go! And go, mama, go! You gotta do what you gotta do and figure out what works for kids.

            It’s not every day I get inspired by the MTV show My Super Sweet 16.

            For those of you who have never seen it, it’s a reality show that follows privileged fifteen year-old girls and their friends as they obsessively plan their Sweet 16 parties.

            These parties are often over-the-top and are the equivalent of hosting a wedding. Ornate invitations. Hundreds of guests. Famous DJs providing the entertainment. Hoochie mama gaudy dresses. Hairdressers and makeup artists. Behind-the-scenes drama.

            More often than not, watching the show is like watching a train wreck.

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              Dear People Without Kids: You Don’t Get to Judge Parents. Ever.


              People who don't have children of their own aren't allowed to judge parents | The Champagne Supernova

              Here’s a new rule.

              If you don’t have children and/ or never had to raise children, then absent blatant emotional or physical abuse, you don’t get to judge people who are real life actual parents.

              Like, ever.

              I recently shared an article on my blog’s Facebook page about how people who choose to not have children are not entitled to live in a child-free world. A guy named Joseph commented that “when kids are misbehaving in an intolerant manner, it is almost always shitty parenting.”

              [Exact quote]

              When I replied to his comment simply asking (more…)

                Family Night In: Live a Healthful Life with Earth Fare


                Healthy living at the Earth Fare grocery store | The Champagne Supernova

                This post was proudly sponsored by Earth Fare. All opinions are my own.

                Hear ye, hear ye!

                A healthy and delicious food chain is opening another location in Tampa Bay!

                Founded in Asheville, North Carolina, in 1975, Earth Fare is a specialty organic and natural foods grocery store. Their full-service philosophy incorporates the highest food quality standards in the industry with compelling value, friendly and knowledgeable service, and a superior shopping experience.

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                  Prank Calling: Joquetta Jackson and the Infamous Sheet Cake


                  prank calls | The Champagne Supernova

                  Now that the cat is out of the bag about me being immature, I want to share a story about an old and dear friend, Joquetta Jackson.

                  Joquetta works hard as the bakery manager at Winn-Dixie, a popular grocery chain in the southeastern United States.

                  While she knows how to make things like cookies and pastries, Joquetta’s real “bread and butter” (see what I did there?) is sheet cakes.

                  Joquetta’s got a sheet cake to celebrate every occasion.

                  Paternity determinations.

                  The syndication of Friends.

                  Finally removing that pesky hangnail.

                  Her creativity knows no limits.

                  Only Joquetta Jackson isn’t a real person.

                  She’s a fictional character my friends and I created for the purpose of prank calling innocent victims in college (oh God, and law school) when we should have been doing more important things like studying for exams, working out, washing our hair… the usual.

                  People were always so confused when we called.

                  I’ll begin with my now father-in-law. (I wasn’t married at the time.) It was 2007 and the 30th anniversary of Elvis’ death.

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