Creative Me Art Studio in St. Johns Now Open! Family Fun Night Review



My children love art. They love to create paintings, drawings, clay creations…you name it! We just heard about a brand new Art studio that has opened up near Bartram Springs off Racetrack Rd in St. Johns called Creative Me Art Studio. Very convenient to the Nocatee area, so we were excited to check it out!

Here is what Creative Me has to offer:


Anne, myself and our children were invited to Creative Me’s Family Fun Night. Family Fun Night is offered in July every other Wednesday evening from 6pm-8pm, and in August they offer it every other Thursday evening. Family Fun Night is great for families with children 3 years old and up to do some hands-on, make-n-take art projects. There is a minimal fee of $10 per child. Parents can join in for FREE! You must call to register since this event sells out quickly!

When we arrived, we were greeted by very friendly staff and given raffle tickets for a raffle that evening. We headed down to get our aprons on and then found a seat. Once everyone arrived it was time to start our project!




The kids were excited to find out they would be making an Owl art project. It looked very cute and they couldn’t wait to make it.


All the supplies you need are provided and on the tables. There are 2 large TV screens in the room where the projects are being projected by the Art helper. It is nice to have the screens to show the children step by step on what to do.


The project took about an hour and a half to do, and the kids had so much fun with all of the various steps. They were able to color, paint, cut, glue and more!  When the project was completed each child received a balloon to take home.


I highly recommend visiting Creative Me Art Studio for the next family fun night! The projects are so much fun, and for only $10 per child, you can’t beat it! We are looking forward to returning and creating more fun projects together! Check out their website to find out information about all they have to offer! 


Connect with Creative Me: Website Facebook Twitter Instagram


*We were invited to Family Fun Night in exchange for an honest blog post. I am not affiliated with the company and all opinions are my own. 


My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Your Home will Smell Amazing with Pink Zebra Soaks! Review and Giveaway


I love to have my house smell wonderful, who doesn’t? I would buy plug-in air fresheners, candles, sprays you name it. Yet, the fragrance doesn’t last very long at all. So I go out and buy more, and spend more money. I always think gosh there has got to be a better way than this. Well, luckily I was introduced to a line of products that has solved me problems completely. Let me introduce you to Pink Zebra Soaks!!




What is Pink Zebra? 

Pink Zebra is an American company that sells home fragrance and decor. Pink Zebra uses non-toxic soy to scent, making it kid and pet friendly. They offer Sprinkles, Simmer Pots, Shades, Glimmer Candles, Simmer Lights and Soaks. You can customize for your own look and create your own custom fragrances. You can plug-in, soak, or even light!


What is Pink Zebra Soaks?

Soaks is a container of liquid fragrance. It comes in a squirt type bottle and you can squirt the fragrance on Pink Zebra products such as their reeds, woolies, clip-its and more!  You can even mix multiple scents to make your own. This to me sounded amazing since I hate leaving warmers plugged in all the time, especially when we go out or are on vacation. Now I don’t have to worry about that. The scent from the Soaks lasts and makes each room in my house smell wonderful, without worrying that you left a candle lit or a warmer on when you left the house!




Let me tell you about what products are in the Soaks line:





Designed for use with Naked Reeds, Clip-Its, Woolies, Hang-Its, Go-Cards, Lotion. 3.75 fl. oz. bottle. Can be blended with other Soaks scents. $12 per bottle, comes in 33 different scents.





This bitty birdy is adorned in indigo demim with a blue floral pattern on his belly. Designed to Just Add Soaks. A few drops and you can clip this little bird to car vents, lamp shades or any space you want to liven up with cuteness and fragrance. Three different designs to choose from for $16.00 each.




Turn every drive with Paisley into a road trip. Includes a 4 pack of Paisley Go-Cards with Soaks pouches. They go anywhere! Just Add Soaks and hang them in your car, closets, lockers, the possibilities are endless! 2 different designs. 4 pack is $8.00.




Everyone needs a little hope. . .with a squirt of Soaks! A little squirt of Soaks and faith goes a long way! Hang them on a car mirror, doorknob, lamp shades-anywhere! Handmade with recycled magazines. Prices range from $10-$22. 4 different designs for $10 and the sea animals go for $22 for each 2-pack.


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A hand-crafted bird made of metal, painted taupe brown. Her feathers are natural wood pieces that are meant to Just Add Soaks. It’s a versatile piece of décor that goes anywhere like bookshelves, desks, and countertops. These aren’t the average reed diffusers.  Create your own blends of Soaks! Includes a cap so it can be shaken, maximizing fragrance absorption. NAKED bird and fish are $50 each and reeds are $6.




This white duck waddles to the beat of her own beak.  Nests near fresh water and ponds of Soaks. Quack! Just Add Soaks to this Woolie and enjoy! 7 different designs, $18.00 each.




Personalize your own signature scent with our Just Add Soaks lotion!  Start with the unscented lotion (as always, enriched with aloe vera, vitamins, oils and shea butter as well as free of sulfates and parabens) and add drops of Soaks, shake and apply.   Each bottle comes with 3 fl oz. (88 ml) of unscented lotion. $8.00 per bottle.




Our globe trotting diva has already been nearly everywhere in the world. She is already booking plans to visit your home next. Your Paisley Plush comes in a protective drawstring bag with a Just Add Soaks Paisley Go Card tucked in her back pocket (soaking bag included in drawstring bag), 22”H. Price is $45.00.



My Review: 

I had no idea about Pink Zebra until I recently was invited to a party by a PZ Consultant. I am (or should I say I was) a big Scentsy fan, so I just basically used Scentsy warmers and some fragrance plugins. I was spending so much for plug-in refills and noticed that my scents in my warmers would not last very long so I wanted to try something different. Laurie introduced me to the Soaks line. She is very knowledgable about the products and was able to answer all of my questions. I was able to smell various soaks and look at all the various products in the Soaks line.




Naked fish


Naked Fish on my entry table

I immediately fell in love with the Naked Fish! It matches my decor perfectly and I LOVE the color! Making this fish smell wonderful is super easy. Squirt some of the soaks on the brown scales and that is it. It is double-sided also! I scented both sides with Soaks scent Sunflower Fields and it made my entry way smell lovely. You can add as much or as little of the Soaks as you want. You can even combine different Soaks scents to have a custom scent! So much fun and I am so glad I don’t have to worry about unplugging something or making sure a candle isn’t lit when I leave the house. I have had this fish for a week now and the scent is still great. I have had many compliments on it from friends.



Naked Reeds


Naked Reeds on my bathroom shelf

I also wanted to scent my bathrooms. Laurie recommended the Naked Reeds for each of my bathrooms. At $6 each, it is very affordable to scent each one. One of the things about these reeds that I absolutely love is they come with a cap so I can add the soaks, put the cap on and shake! That way the scent covers all of the reeds right then and there. No waiting for fragrance! If I am out of town I can just cover the reeds with the cap and the scent will be saved. Just uncover when you get home. Love this!! You can also add different Soaks and make your own custom fragrance.


I am so happy that Laurie introduced me to Pink Zebra Soaks. In my opinion everything is very reasonably priced, and I won’t go broke trying to make my house smell great.  My house smells amazing and I can’t wait to try more of the scents! Please contact Laurie Leal for any questions and to place an order. Website and Facebook



Would you like to try Pink Zebra Soaks?! One winner will receive 2 Naked Reeds and one bottle of Soaks, scent of choice!  Enter below! US Only, giveaway ends 7/11/16.

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***I was given products in exchange for my honest opinion. This review is based on my experience with the products. I am not affiliated with the company and everything in this review is my opinion.


My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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Tijuana Flats to Open New Locations in St. Augustine and Nocatee #TijuanaFlats #Nocatee


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Two new Tijuana Flats locations are headed to St. Johns County, bringing the popular Tex Mex chain to a total of 10 locations in Northeast Florida.

The Orlando-based chain will open restaurants at Nocatee Town Center on Crosswater Parkway and at an in-the-works development at the intersection of U.S. 1 and S.R. 207 in St. Augustine. Both stores will have a footprint of about 2,400 square feet.

The Nocatee Tijuana Flats is expected to open late this year, while the St. Augustine location plans on an early 2017 opening.

The restaurant chain, which has 110 locations in Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, Virginia and Indiana, already has a number of stores in Duval County, including a location in Riverside near Five Points. There are also locations on San Jose Blvd., Roosevelt Blvd., Beach Blvd., River City Marketplace, Deerwood Village, The Shoppes of Bartram and off of Country Road 220 in Fleming Island.

It has always been a part of the plan to expand further south in Northeast Florida, and the time is right, with a news release citing strong sales in 2015 and new private investors.

“Jacksonville and its supporting markets are like a second home for Tijuana Flats,” Vice President of Development for Tijuana Flats Patrick Fore said in the release. “Expansion south of Jacksonville continues along planned development routes to connect with customer demand as these are experiencing tremendous growth.”

Franklin Street acted as the broker for the signing of the two new locations.

For more information about Tijuana Flats, please click here.


My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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