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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

My Favorite Disney Websites To Help You Plan Your Next Vacation

There are SO many wonderful websites to turn to for researching your next Disney World vacation. Today I am going to share with you just a few of my favorites!

1. https://touringplans.com/ is my favorite website when it comes to planning which days to visit the various Disney theme parks. They have an awesome crowd calendar that will tell you how busy the park will be on the day you will be there. *The website is free, but you can join for $14.95/year and receive special access to information--highly recommend.

2. http://www.disneyfoodblog.com/ is my favorite website when it comes to all things Disney food!! They have up to date information about the latest and greatest must try foods at Disney parks. Plus they have awesome dining reviews from various restaurants. Very easy to navigate. Free!

3. http://allears.net/dining/menu is my go to place for checking out that menu's at the many Disney restaurants, resorts and theme parks. Free!

4. https://www.disboards.com/ is where I turn to for first hand info from people just like you and me. You can read trip reports, ask questions about your upcoming Disney vacation, research restaurant reviews, resort reviews, etc. There are categories for each topic. Very easy to navigate. Free!

5. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ Yes I know this is not Disney specific however you can find great reviews and info about Disney resorts here too! And Disney restaurant reviews. Just type in the name of the resort or restaurant and click search. Easy peasy.




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Monday, April 3, 2017

Super Excited To Host A #Disneykids Preschool Playdate

The party supplies have arrived for our upcoming #Disneykids preschool playdate!! My kids are so excited to share their love of Disney with their friends. The party kit that I received from BSM Media included the following items: Pop Secret popcorn (which I will be serving at our playdate), Mickey Mouse coloring book (a prize for one lucky child at our playdate), Mickey Mouse Clubhouse paper plates, paper cups, cupcake wrappers and napkins, Jake & the Neverland Pirates party hats, Sofia the First party hats, HP social media snapshot printer paper, Softsoap (perfect for cleanup), Sofia the First rolling luggage, party hats, crayons, games, and stickers. You can watch our video of the reveal on my new YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe so you can see videos from our #Disneykids playdate!

One lucky girl will win the grand prize---a Sofia The First suitcase from American Tourister

Each parent that attends my #Disneykids preschool playdate will receive these awesome HP social media snapshots printer paper. 

*Disclaimer*I received complimentary products from BSM Media in exchange for my honest opinions*


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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

$100 Kohl's Gift Card #Giveaway #beauty #beautyful #beautytips

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Pure Body Naturals. All thoughts and opinions are those of our own.

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I LOVE Kohl's! They have just about everything, including these awesome must have beauty products. I absolutely love this Dead Sea Mud Mask. I love to take a hot bubble bath and relax with a mud mask. And I really love essential oils. Did you know you can use essential oils in your bath water? My favorite is peppermint oil, it helps to relieve stress and is wonderful for people with allergies.

 Dead Sea Mud Mask - $18.95 30% Off with Code BBSEAMUD Free Shipping with Prime. Beard Oil Kit (Beard Oil & Beard Balm) - $19.96 30% Off with Code BBBRDOIL Free Shipping with Prime Theraputic Grade Set of Top 6 Essential Oils - $17.95 30% Off with Code BBTOPSIX Free Shipping (no Prime required) Eye Gel - $18.95 30% Off with Code BBEYEGEL Free Shipping. (no Prime required) Retinol Moisturizer - $18.95 30% Off with Code BBRETMOS Free Shipping. (no Prime required) Trio Butters Gift Set - $29.95 30% Off with Code BBBUTTER Free Shipping. (no Prime required)   Now for the giveaway! One lucky winner will receive the $100 Kohls Gift Card mentioned above! Open to US residents, 18 and up only. One entry per household/IP address. Winner will be notified via email and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway begins March 29th, 2017 at 12am Eastern and ends April 12th, 2017 at 11:59pm Eastern


Disclosure: This blog was compensated for this posting. The sponsor, Pure Body Naturals is responsible for prize shipment. This giveaway is in no way associated or affiliated with any social media outlets. This post may contain affiliate links.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

#DisneyKids Box Reveal





We are super excited to be hosting a #Disneykids party! We received our package today with party supplies. Stay tuned for more information!!



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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Best Apps For Kids For The iPad and iPhone

There are SO many apps to choose from now days, however, only a few that don't require WIFI. With an upcoming twelve hour road trip to Florida I am preparing ahead and downloading tons of new apps for my iPad for my children to play. This should keep them busy for at least a few hours. I'm going to share with you some of my favorite apps for kids for both the iPhone and iPad

Apps I love:


  • Temple Run : ages 7+, free (NO WIFI required to use this app)
  •  Minnie's Home Makeover : all ages, free This is my five year old's favorite game to play! NO WIFI required to play this app either)
  • Lego Duplo Food all ages, free NO WIFI required! This is my 5 year old daughter's favorite game





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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

How To Create A Budget Friendly St. Patrick's Day For Your Kids



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St. Patrick's Day is going to be here before you know!! My kids are really into the whole Leprechaun visit and they love pinching people who aren't wearing green. I am going to share with you some really budget friendly ways to make St. Patrick's Day special for your little one's!


First off, you just need a few things from the store. Pick up some green food coloring, Lucky Charms cereal, and some yellow cake mix and icing of your choice. Add the green food coloring to the yellow cake mix and bake following instructions on the box. The cake (or cupcakes) will be green and super festive! Add a few Lucky Charms to the top of the cake after you ice it. You could serve the cake for dessert on St. Patrick's Day or even for a snack after school.

It's fun to decorate the kitchen table the morning of St. Patrick's Day with some festive beads to go along with the theme. Most of the items I use to decorate the kitchen table I already had lying around the house. Hobby Lobby also has a lot of great St. Patrick's Day decorations. Start the day out with  really easy and fun St. Patrick's Day breakfast: green pancakes!! What kid doesn't love pancakes?! Dye the mix green and use a shamrock mold to shape the pancakes if you have a shamrock cookie cutter. If not, just making the green pancakes will do! A fun touch is green sprinkles and whipped cream. Don't forget to add green food coloring to the milk!!
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When your little's are home from school you could serve them some super cute green snacks (check out my Pinterest board for lots of fun ideas)  I personally love the green popcorn idea!

                                                    Homemade St. Patrick's Day Crafts for Kids, Green Popcorn, DIY St Patricks Day Treats:

Make the day fun and creative with surprises around every corner. You could even leave a few gold coins under your child's pillow the night before or in their backpacks.



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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Must Have Items For A Cruise




Today I am going to share with you some of my favorite must have items for a cruise!! My family is really excited about our upcoming Royal Caribbean cruise to the Caribbean. After reading Cruise Critic I discovered these awesome clear cruisetags for your baggage. These tags are especially nice because they will fit your Royal Caribbean baggage tags that you print out at home and they will protect them in the event of rain. These awesome baggage tags can be purchased online at Amazon. An 8 pack costs $10.95.

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Another great item to have for a cruise is a selfie stick!! I love pink and I was so happy to discover this super compact extendable selfie stick!! Selfie sticks are great, especially when you're on vacation and you want to capture the moment and actually be in the family photo also! This selfie stick is on sale this week for just $4.99!! I purchased it a few weeks ago for $14.99. So act fast! It is available online at Amazon
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Another great item for cruising is this super cute wet and dry bag by Yummi Pouch. Perfect for packing up on the last day of your cruise if you have a wet swimsuit that you don't want in your suitcase getting everything wet. Also these bags are great for your beach bag to hold your sunscreen, bug spray, etc. to keep these liquid items separate from your clothes and towels. I just love the fun bright colors in this chevron pattern.These are available online at Amazon

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Another must have for cruisers, especially if you are unsure whether or not your children will suffer with motion sickness while on a cruise is motion sickness bands. I purchased these bands at Triple A but I believe that you can find these at pharmacies, online and maybe even Walmart. 

I also recommend purchasing suction hooks for hanging your wet swimsuits to dry in your shower. Most cruise ship staterooms sadly do not have a lot of space for hanging your wet swimsuits to dry after a day at the beach or the pool. As a family of 5, we have quite a lot of swimwear to hang. So I purchased these heavy duty suction hooks from Bed Bath & Beyond. They cost $10 for a 6 pack. I can also use these at home before and after the cruise.

Be sure to stay tuned to read more cruise tips in just a few weeks! 

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