Tuesday, January 16, 2018

All About The #Cinderella breakfast at 1900 Park Fare At #Disney

We had dinner at the Grand Floridian's 1900 Park Fare on our Magic Kingdom day. We found it quite convenient to simply hop on the monorail from the park. It is nice to check out the beautiful lobby and shops at the Grand Floridian also. Be sure to allow some extra time! We had dinner reservations for 6 pm. When I checked in with the hostess and let them know we were there she said it would be a 5 minute wait. We waited in the lobby and after about 15 minutes I went back and asked how much longer it would be. Luckily I asked on the status because the hostess had seated someone else in our place! Apparently another family shared our same last name and had a similar time for their reservation.

Once we were seated Prince Charming immediately came to our table to say hi and pose for some pictures. The step sisters and the evil step mother made their way around the room also. The step sisters were really quite entertaining, arguing with each other and being very loud. They really played the part! The food at 1900 Park Fare was wonderful. I felt like we really got our money's worth on this buffet ($38 per adult and $19 per child). There is a salad bar stocked full of fresh fruits, rolls, salad, strawberry soup and eve California sushi rolls. The carving station served beef and pork loin. The 'hot line' was our favorite and consisted of Guiness beef stew, salmon, chicken marsala, vegetables, shrimp, soups, etc. Be sure to try to the strawberry soup. It is so amazing and a must! My children really enjoyed the children's section of the buffet, it had pizza, chicken, elbow pasta and many fresh fruits and vegetables. The dessert buffet section was stocked full of yummy treats including gummy bears, brownies, cookies, pudding, etc.


Prince Charming stopped by our table to say hi



The step sisters were quite entertaining


Complimentary birthday cupcake (my little princess had her 1st BBB makeover experience this day at Magic Kingdom)

Overall I would highly recommend 1900 Park Fare character dinner. The experience was priceless and the food was surprisingly wonderful. I am not a big fan of buffet's but this one was so well laid out and had a wide variety of great options.



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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Great Day Trips From #Orlando #Disney

Many people visit Orlando Florida each year for their families vacation. After going to the theme parks it is always fun to take a few days 'off' from the parks and just relax by the pool. I am going to share with you some great day trips for the whole family. Just a few hours drive from Orlando or even less and you can be at one of Florida's beautiful beaches such as Cocoa Beach, FloridaCocoa Beach is often referred to as the "Disney Beach" because it is just a short drive from Orlando. Also, Disney Cruises depart from the port at Port Canaveral which is nearby to Cocoa Beach.

Another great day trip from Orlando is St. Augustine, Florida. It is a two hour drive from Orlando Florida but totally worth the drive. My family visited St. Augustine, Florida last year and we absolutely loved it! There is a lot of fun stuff to see and do, especially for children. My children loved the Pirate Museum and exploring the fort Castillo De San Marcos. Castillo De San Marcos fort is awesome and we spent about two hours exploring everything, watching the re enactments and they even have working cannon's! The admission prices are just $7 for adults and children under 16 years old are free.

Inside the Castillo De San Marcos Fort



St. Augustine offers so much to do, you can take a guided tour on a horse drawn carriage

For more information on things to do in St. Augustine visit this great website

Another fun day trip would be to visit LegoLand Florida. My children loved Legoland Florida. We spent the whole day there and wished that we had more time to visit for two days. It is about a 45 minute drive from Orlando. Be sure to read my review on Legoland Florida




Another great day trip from Orlando is the Kennedy Space Center located in Cape Canaveral Florida. Ticket prices vary. There are several tours offered and you can even have lunch with an astronaut for just $29.99 per adult! 

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

How To Jump Start 2018

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I can't believe it is already 2018!! I want to wish everyone a healthy and happy new year! Today I am going to share with ya'll some great tips on how to jump start 2018 and make it the best year yet. At the beginning of each year I always make sure to have an up to date calendar and a new planner.

Erin Condren has some of the best planners I've seen! Perfect for the stay at home Mom or the working Mom. There are so many great options on the website. You can build your own life planner which is pretty cool. The Life Planners are $55. I really love the fun covers, especially this one:
Photo Credit: Erin Condren Website

Besides having a 2018 planner I also recommend that you create a space for all of your children's papers that they bring home daily in their folders/backpacks. I really love the idea of a corner drop zone complete with cubbies for your kids shoes and hooks for their backpacks. You could also create a family command center similar to this:

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Photo Credit: Decorapatio

There are tons of great idea's on Pinterest for an easy diy command center. You can make a small one on the side of your refrigerator if you don't have a dedicated space in your home. Or you could use the mud room or even the hall way as your command center.

Check out my Pinterest board for ways to create your own family command center.

After you have your planner and command center set up the next thing I recommend is for you to sit down and create a document with all of the things you'd like to do in the new year. The list can include renovations you'd like to do on your house, or maybe bills you'd like to pay off, or places you would like to visit.

Print a copy of your list and hang it somewhere that you will see it daily for a reminder to stay focused so that you can meet your goals.


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

#HolidayGiftGuide For #Tweens Ages 10+

The hot items this holiday are mostly electronic but I am going to share with ya'll some of my favorite holiday gifts for kids ranging in age from 10+.

1. The Nintendo Switch $299 This is a hard to find item this holiday season! https://www.nintendo.com/switch/ Perfect for kids of all ages. Available online and in stores.


Photo Credit: Nintendo

2. Pottery Barn Teen Gray Leopard Leanback Lounger $269
Pottery Barn Teen has a variety of cool patterns to choose from. If I was a kid, this would be on my wish list!
Gray Leopard Leanback Lounger
Photo Credit: Pottery Barn Teen

3. BlueTooth Hoverboard $199 on Amazon
Built in speakers and app enabled make this a super cool tween holiday gift! Perfect for indoors and outdoors! Hours of fun and it gets your kids off the couch ;)
 App-Enabled SWAGTRON T580 Bluetooth Hoverboard w/ Speaker Smart Self-Balancing Wheel – Available on iPhone & Android (Black)
Photo Credit: Amazon

4. Razor Power Core E90
This is a really awesome electric scooter, recommended for ages 8+. Run time is 80 minutes, speeds of up to 10 mph and it is available in two different colors! My 10 year old would love this!

Photo Credit: Razor

5. Every gamer needs this awesome Rocker Video Gaming Chair Available online at
Amazon for $86 complete with two speakers and a headphone jack.

Photo Credit: Amazon


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Monday, December 11, 2017

#HolidayGiftGuide For The #DisneyPrincess Lovers Under Age 7

There are so many awesome toys on the market right now! I am going to share with ya'll a few of my favorite holiday gifts for children under age 7. Stay tuned for another holiday gift guide geared towards kids ages 7+

1. The Disney Princess Chariot Wagon is SO cute!! And it is under $100. Perfect for your walks, trips to the zoo, theme parks, etc. I just love the cute princess canopy!

Step2 Disney Princess Chariot Wagon rider
Photo credit: Step2 website

https://www.step2.com/p/disney-princess-chariot-wagon

2. Fisher-Price Little People Disney Princess Magical Wand Palace
You can purchase this at ToysRUs for $49.99

Photo Credit: ToysRUs

3. Lego Duplo Disney Junior Minnie Mouse Bow-tique
This is so cute! I have seen this at Walmart and ToysRUs. The set includes 2 Lego figures (Minnie Mouse & Daisy Duck). Perfect for ages 2-5. Retails for $39.99 ToysRUs 
Photo Credit: ToysRUs

4. Disney Princess Belle Musical Tea Party Cart
Available at ToysRUs and I have seen it at Target also. It retails for $59.
Photo Credit: ToysRUS 

5. Disney Junior Doc McStuffins All-In-One Nursery
My 6 year old loves Doc McStuffins and this is on her Christmas wish list!! You can purchase this at ToysRUs for $79.99. This was voted Preschool Toy of the Year! It is really cute and really allows children to use their imagination. Kids can rock the cradle, give babies a check up, measure babies height and weight, etc. 
Photo Credit: ToysRUs

6. Disney Pixar Cars 3 Service Station
This is just the cutest! Perfect for indoors or outdoors. Kids can get creative and work on Lightening McQueen. Available for $69.99 at ToysRUs This is going to be a super popular holiday toy!
Photo Credit: ToysRUs

8. 6V Disney Frozen 3-Wheel Scooter Ride On
This is so adorable! Recommended for ages 2+ this 3 wheel scooter can go 2.5 miles per hour. Available for just $99 at Walmart in stores and online. 

6V Disney Frozen 3-Wheel Scooter Ride On
Photo Credit: Walmart

9. 24V Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On
Talk about a dream come true! If I were a child this would be on the top of my Christmas list. This adorable Disney carriage is available at Walmart for $398. *It does a run time of 45 minutes before it will need to be charged again*
24V Disney Princess Carriage Ride-On
Photo Credit: Walmart

10. Disney Junior Minnie Battery Powered Quad Ride On
This is a really cute Minnie Mouse ride on, perfect for ages 18 months-3 years old. Available for purchase at Walmart for $215. This ride on can go 2 miles per hour. 

Disney Junior Minnie Battery Powered Quad Ride On
Photo Credit: Walmart





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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Mermaid Tails Are A #HolidayMustHave


How beautiful is this mermaid tail?! My 10 year loves her SunTail Mermaid Tail. There are a variety of beautiful colorful mermaid tails on their website: https://www.suntailmermaid.com/ The mermaid tail is 100% waterproof and it is available in a variety of sizes ranging from toddler to adult. My daughter is wearing the Bali Blush mermaid tail, available for $79. https://www.suntailmermaid.com/collections/mermaid-tails/products/bali-blush-mermaid-tail-monofin-bundle?variant=27301607112




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Attention Parents! This Is A #Holidaymusthave Package From Santa Personalized Letter

Start a new and memorable tradition this Christmas with PackageFromSanta.com, the ONLY Santa memory service that does it ALL! Personalized LETTERS, PACKAGES, CALLS and VIDEOS from SANTA! 



Do you want to see your children's face light up in amazement when they get a personalized letter from Santa Claus? Of course you do! This not just a letter from Santa. It's an amazing experience - it's joy, memories, wonder and happiness in a box! You can choose a specific letter theme and then customize it yourself to include details that only Santa would know! 


Every package also comes with a FREE personalized CALL and VIDEO FROM SANTA that can be scheduled any time. This techy part of the PackageFromSanta.com was unreal! So surprisingly well done and high-end and my kids LOVED it!

It's such a joy to see my children continue to BELIEVE and PackageFromSanta.com really helped make the magic happen in my household this year! So grateful!

PFS has an A+ Rating with the BBB due to their unmatched high-touch customer service so you can be confident that you are making a wise purchase. They have real people on the phone ready to help answer questions. That's unheard of these days! Such a nice touch.

Click here to see a video to learn more about this very special Santa memory service that will be a part of my family for years to come! 

The Silver Package ($24.95) comes in a red box & includes:

Personalized Letter from Santa
BONUS! Personalized Video from Santa (retail $9.99)
BONUS! Personalized Phone Call from Santa to a cell phone OR land line! (retail $9.99)
Personalized Nice List Certificate
Autographed Santa Claus Photo
Autographed Rudolph Photo
Genuine North Pole Stamp
...and so much more!

It also comes with a 60-Day Money-Back Guarantee. Wow! They are THAT confident your child will LOVE it! 

There are 3 different packages offered, so you can choose a price point that works with your budget. I will be reviewing the Silver package ($29.95).

Order this holiday must-have for your child at https://www.packagefromsanta.com and save 25% OFF your order when you use FAMS17 at checkout.

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