Sunday, February 10, 2019

How To Find The Best Airfare Deals


Flying can be SO expensive, especially when you have a big family like me! Purchasing 5 plane tickets really can effect the "Vacation Budget". I've done a lot of research on how to find the best airfare deals and I'm going to share some interesting information and tips with ya'll. For starters, I learned that the best day of the week to book airfare tickets is TUESDAY specifically around 3:00 pm. This is because the newest rates have come out at the beginning of the week and by Tuesday a lot of the competitors have released deals to try to beat the rates.

Another tip when searching for the best airfare deals is to DELETE your COOKIES on your computer after your search. This way the sites airfare rates will be refreshed and the newest updated rate. 

Be sure to check multiple sites and compare airfare pricing. Check out sites like www.Expedia.com and www.priceline.com and https://www.cheapflights.com/

And did you know that many airlines offer day passes to the private lounges?! www.aa.com American Airlines has a one day pass for customers. The day pass is $59 per adult. Up to 3 children per adult are free. The Admirals Club offers many great perks such as wi-fi, drinks, snacks, private space to relax and charge your devices, business center and some lounges offer shower suites. It sounds like a great deal for people traveling with long layovers.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Aloha Pineapple Smoothie #Recipe

I just made one of the most delicious smoothie's ya'll and it was SO easy! I am on a smoothie kick lately. I am supplementing a smoothie for my lunch. I found some great recipe's on Pinterest.


1 whole pineapple makes a lot! I frozen the pineapple in the container for later. 


Ingredients: 

1 pineapple
1 banana
5-6 frozen strawberries (or fresh)
1/2 Cup Ice
1/2 Cup Vanilla lowfat yogurt

Slice the pineapple. Add ingredients to blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!



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Sunday, January 27, 2019

Enter To Win A Family 4 Pack of Tickets To Finding Neverland at The National Theatre in DC


I am a huge Peter Pan fan and this Broadway musical looks absolutely amazing! I am super excited to host an awesome giveaway for my readers. If you live in Virginia, Maryland or DC you will want to check this out. 

FINDING NEVERLAND
Tuesday, Feb. 26 – Sunday, March 3
The National Theatre

Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes a monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.

Run time: Approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes, including one intermission. Recommended for age 7 and up.

The National Theatre is located downtown
on 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, 20004, facing Pennsylvania Avenue and Freedom
Plaza. The closest Metro stop is Metro Center.
For more information on Finding Neverland visit:
http://thenationaldc.org/events/category/series/neverland-19/

One lucky winner will be selected to attend the February 26th show at 7:30 pm with their family or friends. Prize: 4 pack of tickets. Must be picked up between 6:30-7:30 pm.


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Saturday, January 19, 2019

Welcome To Our #Disney Travel Agent

Hi, My name is Sarah Howell and I am a travel planner with Pixie and Pirate Destinations, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner.  I live in Chesterfield, VA with my husband, 13-year-old identical twin girls and 10-year-old boy/girls twins. That’s right I have 2 sets of twins.  Believe it or not it’s not has hard as it sounds. I book vacations to all of the Disney destinations (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, Disney Cruises, and Adventures by Disney), plus Universal Orlando, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, and Beaches and Sandals luxury all inclusive resorts.  I prefer to focus on only a few destinations to be able to provide you with first hand knowledge of the destinations. I have been an agent for almost 8 years. When it comes to planning your vacation, we will work together to plan a trip that is right for your family and your budget. The key to finding a good travel planner is to find one that is willing to work with you and knows that its more than just planning the same trip for you that they planned for their family.  We all lead busy lives, and nobody has the time to research, book, and plan a vacation. That is where I step in to help. I’m here to offer guidance and suggestions. My goal is to take the stress and confusion out of planning a vacation. My services are Free. Email me at sarah@pixieandpiratedestinations.com so we can start planning your next vacation today.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

How To Make Creative Art Work On A #Budget #DIY #Disney Artwork


This past weekend was a snowy/icy weekend and we were stuck inside. I decided to get creative with my kiddies. I purchased some canvasses from Michael's Crafts. They were on sale 2 for $4. I picked up some acrylic paint in my favorite colors $.70 cent each. Not bad! Spend a total of $12 for this little project for 4 canvasses and all supplies.

I already own the Mickey cut out, but if you don't own one you can find them at Michael's also. They are hard to find because they are so popular. Here's one on Amazon.

Step 1: Hole punch the Mickey shapes using painters tape

Step 2: Place Mickey shapes onto canvas (arrange however you'd like)

Step 3: Paint your canvas

Step 4: Allow paint to dry completely before removing the tape. Now you have a fun piece of art that you can hang wherever!

My kids also did canvas paintings using the painters tape. They chose to paint their initials. 

My daughter chose her favorite colors and did a great job!

Finished product





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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Getting Organized In 2019 With Free #Printable

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Here is a great 30 day organizer check list that you can print out. If you have already done one of the daily tasks skip it and move on to the next. If one of the tasks is too much for you to do in one day then by all means tackle over the course of several days. I know it is hard and overwhelming when you look at the list, but remember, you can always ask your husband for help. HA who am I kidding. Scratch that. 😝😆


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Sunday, December 23, 2018

Super Easy & Delicious Oreo Truffles #Recipes


These Oreo truffles are SO easy to make and super delicious! Perfect for the holidays.
Ingredients: 
36 Oreo cookies
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package cream cheese (softened)
1 cup dark chocolate melting wafers
1 cup white chocolate melting wafers

Instructions:
Place Oreo's in a food processor. Blend 2-3 minutes. Set aside. Save 2 tablespoons for later.
In a separate mixing bowl beat cream cheese. Add Oreo's to the cream cheese and vanilla extract. Mix.
Scoop Oreo mixture into 1 tablespoon size balls and place on a lined cookie sheet.
Place cookie sheet with Oreo balls in the freezer to chill for 15 minutes.
Place dark chocolate melting wafers in a microwave safe container to melt. Repeat for white chocolate melting wafers.
Retrieve Oreo balls from the freezer and dip truffles into the melted chocolate. Sprinkle with Oreo crumbs that you saved.
Allow chocolate to harden. Tip-place Oreo balls in the refrigerator for 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden faster.
Enjoy!!


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