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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Favorite Food Friday

 
Welcome to Favorite Food Friday! I really love a salty treat and the Mickey shaped pretzel is one of my favorite snacks at Magic Kingdom. You can find these cute pretzels at The Lunching Pad in Tomorrowland and they only cost $4.29.

 
Welcome to Favorite Food Friday!  We all are foodies, loving food is what we do.   So now it's time to share, we want to hear about your favorite food of the week Disney or non-Disney related.  Have a favorite recipe, share that too.   
How can I join the fun?   First write up your post on your favorite food.  Second copy our FFF button so people know you are in the FFF hop.  Third, copy the linky to your page so everyone can link up.   Lastly, add your link.  
It's easy and fun.  Thanks for linking up!

Win A New Disney Themed Vera Bradley Bag


Vera Bradley Goes Disney!

I am SO excited and thrilled to be participating in such an awesome giveaway for my wonderful blog readers! My two favorite things-Disney and Vera Bradley! The giveaway begins August 27th through September 17th. The winner of the giveaway will be able to choose the pattern of their choice. Prize is valued at $95. To enter use the Rafflecopter below:
Start: 8/27/13
End: 9/17/13
Winner MUST contact back within 24 hours with their choice of design (no guarantees on which pattern will be purchased, but every attempt will be made to purchase winner pattern choice).  If winner has not responded within 24 hours, a NEW winner will be chosen.  If that winner doesn’t respond in the 24 hours, then a pattern will be chosen by me (Aunesty Janssen) and a third winner will be selected on 9/21/13 with 24 hours to respond, and such will continue until a winner responds.
Value: The total value of the Vera Disney Pattern bag will not exceed $120
Entrants: This contest is open to US and Canada (excluding Quebec), if a winner from anywhere else is selected,they will be given the opportunity to pay the shipping fees (minus the amount for US shipping) or foreit the win. You must be 18 or older to entry. Void where prohibited.

 

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Big Splurges At Disney World-Senses Spa



Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail Teal. Enjoy the ride as we share biggest Disney splurges.

My biggest splurge is a long awaited spa appointment at the newly remodeled Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian. I love the Grand Floridian and it is a real treat to visit Senses Spa. The Spa offers a wide range of packages from massages to pedicures to rejuvenating skin facials. At Senses Spa each guest goes on a journey and when you enter the spa you are presented with three choices of delicious fruit juices to begin your journey. After you receive your juice you are taken to a comfortable waiting lounge complete with magazines, relaxing chairs and the journey begins. You are then taken to the locker room where you receive your spa robe and slippers to change into. Disney really thinks of everything, in the locker room there are even complimentary hair dryers, curling irons and straighteners for your use after your spa treatments. There is also a sauna and Jacuzzi so be sure to bring a swim suit for use after your spa treatment. If you would like a nice relaxing quiet time I would highly recommend booking a spa appointment at Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian Resort. I enjoyed my massage and hope to visit again soon.

Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is http://thedisneykids.com/biggest-disney-splurge/.

Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Loop should you happen to have tomake a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop ~  Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers
2nd Stop ~ The Disney Kids
3rd Stop ~ Magik Mouse
4th Stop ~  Your First Visit
Final Stop ~ Disney Lovin' Spectrum Mom

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Luna B Tee Magical Vacation Shirts Giveaway!

Luna B Tee is one of my favorite places to buy personalized shirts for my children! Did you know they offer Magical Vacation Shirts too! And one lucky reader is going to win one!


Don't worry, if you don't win Luna B Tee is offering a special savings for readers. This week only you can save 10% off the items in the magical vacation category! The coupon code is Magical10 for 10% off the items in this catagory: http://www.lunabtee.com/magical-vacation-tees/

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cocoa Beach-The Disney Beach

Cocoa Beach Florida is known to many as "the Disney beach". Located just an hour away from Orlando many people stop by Cocoa Beach for a few days of fun in the sun on the way to Disney World. Cocoa Beach is also located just minutes from Port Canaveral, Florida. Have you booked a Disney Cruise? Don't know where to stay before and after your cruise? Consider saving money and renting a condo vs paying for an expensive hotel. I highly recommend renting from Vacation Cocoa Beach to save money. Vacation Cocoa Beach Rentals have several beautiful ocean front units for less than $399 for the whole week! You could check in before your cruise departs and spend a few nights. Then park your car here and get a taxi to the cruise terminal to avoid the hefty parking fee's. Then enjoy the beach after your cruise too! All units have wireless Internet, fully stocked kitchens and two bedrooms two bathrooms. All units have ocean front views too! My kids absolutely love Disney but they love beach too so this is a great option to make the most of your vacation time.

the beautiful view from your ocean front beach condo

Entrance to the beautiful Sandacastles Building

Ocean Front
 

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Play Snack and Nap Giveaway

Enter to win this amazing package of essential items every baby needs for play time, snack time and nap time!

Play, Snack and Nap Prize Package:

Total Value = $500+

Yummi Pouch - Reusable Food Pouches

Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches little munchkin set giveaway
Little Munchkin Set - Retail Price: $28.95
The Little Munchkin set has everything you need to get started with using Yummi Pouches! Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are perfect for filling with homemade baby food, blended snacks, healthy smoothies, and more. Designed by a husband a wife team, Yummi Pouches are dishwasher and freezer safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, easy to fill and clean through the wide zipper opening, and encourage healthy snacks for active kids! For more information visit yummipouch.com.
  • Set of 4 Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches - hold up to 6oz each
  • 16oz filling funnel pitcher
  • 10 dishwasher safe name label stickers
  • 2 decorative dishwasher safe sticker sheets
  • 6 mixed color extra pouch caps

Gibout Toys

Gibout Toys
4 pack of blocks - Retail Price: $119.96
Winner can choose block designs.
Our deluxe version of a classic stacking toy features some of finest and softest, minky fabric you can find. At 11.5" each, they stack up as one of the largest plush blocks your children will get their little hands on. Whether you are looking for a unique addition to your nursery decor, or something your child will love to play with for years to come, these blocks have it all. They have won three toy awards and have been featured in celebrity nursery designer, Sherri Blum's, Gender Surprise nursery. Hand-made in the U.S.A. For more information visit gibouttoys.com.

New Jammies

New Jammies
3 pairs of New Jammies - Retail Price $105
Winner can choose styles from online store.
New Jammies were created for you! There's a world in our dreams, pure and simple. It is a world where every child is happy and healthy. This is why we created New Jammies,100% pure, natural organic cotton pajamas. Bedtime is a precious time of day for children and we love that we can help make it a little better. Our super, soft cozy Jammies with colorful, playful images, send children off to dream each and every night. When they wake, we want it to be to a world that is cleaner, brighter, and more hopeful each day! Our dream: The happiest children you've ever seen! For more information visit newjammies.com.

Milkin' Cookies

Milkin' Cookies
2 week supply of Milkin' Cookies - Retail Price: $21.99
Milkin' Cookies are delicious lactation cookies for nursing moms. They include healthy ingredients to boost breast milk production. We aim to provide delicious products to make a Mommy's life easier. For more information visit milkin-cookies.com.

Wristy Buddy

Wristy Buddy
Wristy Buddy teething wristband - Retail Price: $14.95
Winner can choose style from online store.
Wristy Buddy is a teething wristband designed for babies who haven't developed the motor skills to hold traditional teething devices. Wristy Buddy is made of absorbent materials to help keep little faces and clothing dry. Its various textures and colors engage and stimulate. It is easily accessible to your teething baby and is more sanitary than traditional teething objects. Wristy Buddy is machine washable and patent pending. For more information visit wristybuddy.com.

Ah Goo Baby

Ah Goo Baby
ARK changing pad - Retail Price: $49.95
The Ark™ by Ah Goo Baby® is built around our luxurious, air-molded memory foam mattress that relieves pressure points to keep your baby relaxed during changings. It is made up of billions of high-density, elastic micro cushions. When the temperature-sensitive cells come in contact with the warm areas of your baby's body, they get softer and more pliable. In cooler areas, they stay firm. The cells will literally float to conform to your baby's tiny contours. The cells shift so your baby doesn't have to.
  • BPA-Free, Hypo-allergenic, and anti-microbial.
  • Perimeter zipper for easy removal.
  • Water-resistant, machine washable cover.
  • Includes safety strap for baby and fastening straps for child-proofing.
  • Sized 16 x 32 inch (40 x 80 cm) to fit most standard changing pads.
For more information visit ahgoobaby.com.

Bumkins

Bumkins
Dr. Suess Gift Basket
Basket contains two snack bags, a 9-month short-sleeved bodysuit, a 12-month pajama set, a receiving blanket and a 3-pack of SuperBibs.
Bumkins Finer Baby Products is dedicated to providing distinctively designed, quality, family-oriented merchandise. Bumkins believes that products can be both practical and attractive, and strives to provide visually appealing, value-driven merchandise to our loyal customers. For more information visit bumkins.com.

KinderStuff

Kinder Stuff
Organic t-shirt - Retail Price: $32
Winner can choose style from online store.
We believe that every baby deserves the best we can create for them. That's why our clothes are made from the best and softest organic cotton we could find. These premium fabrics are then cut and sewn in selected factories that have a long tradition of craftsmanship. Our clothes are screen printed with non-toxic inks. All this helps us ensure that our products are of the highest quality and free of harmful chemicals and additives. Premium clothes should be more than just hip, they should also be unquestionably safe and eco-friendly. For more information visit kinderstuff.us.

Poopsies

Poopsies
Dakota style poopsies in size 3-6 months - Retail Price: $32
A poopsies is an infant onesie made with a patented waterproof lining in the back that keeps blowouts from leaking through and ruining clothing. In addition to being made from the softest, most fashionable fabrics, poopsies' unique lining is waterproof, breathable, and machine washable. For more information visit getpoopsies.com.

Wishy Life Buddies

Wishy Life Buddies
An Easter Tradition Book + Buddy - Retail Price: $30
'Wishy Life Buddies: An Easter Tradition' provides families with a sneaky, seasonal pal who gives treats, rewards and encouraging messages to well-behaved children during the Easter Season. Children bring their 'Buddy' to life by naming him and sprinkling him with Wishy Dust. The book includes 'Buddy' and seven empty eggs that are hidden and filled each day for a week leading up to Easter Sunday. Eggs can be filled with anything from stickers and treats to messages and small gifts, but bad behavior results in an empty, unhidden egg. 'Buddy' departs on Easter Sunday and promises to return the following year to watch after his new friends and family. For more information visit wishylife.com.

Buttons Cloth Diapers

Buttons cloth diapers
Buttons Cloth Diaper Set - Retail Price: $54
3 covers and 6 daytime inserts (small or large)
Buttons Cloth Diapers were born at home. As a husband and wife team, we designed our diapers to be easy to use and affordable for everyone - the way it should be. We believe in keeping our lives simple, even when it comes to diapering.

Buttons Diapers feature soft, leak-proof, and durable diaper covers. The double-gussets around the legs keeps the mess in, so your little one can run, jump, climb, and sleep while your mind is at ease. Elastic at the back and tummy makes a custom fit. The durable snaps allow the covers to adjust to fit any baby (approximately 9-35 lbs.). And, they come in five adorable colors! For more information visit buttonsdiapers.com.

Enter to Win this Fabulous Set of Prizes!

One Winner will be selected August 29th. Have fun and good luck!
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Disney Cruising 101: What Is A Fish Extender?

I am in the early stages of planning my family's very first Disney Cruise!! I had no idea what in the world a fish extender was until just recently. I kept reading about fish extenders and decorating your door with personalized magnets. It is a whole new world, literally for me since I am a first timer! I am going to share with you what exactly a fish extender is and what it is used for. I know that there are other first timers out there too!

Fish Extender-Serves as your very own mailbox while on your cruise. Hang it beside your stateroom door on the decorative fish hook that is already installed beside your stateroom door by Disney (for the daily announcements, fliers, etc.). Then you can also participate in gift exchanges with friends from the Disney Discussion Board. Fish Extenders can be personalized with your family's name and you can decide how many pockets you want. StitchesNBows Etsy shop sells adorable personalized fish extenders in different sizes. Each day your fish extender will magically be filled with goodies and handmade special keepsakes from other's participating in the "FE gift exchange". This is such a fun idea! Children love to come back to their stateroom and discover what's inside their mailbox!
Personalized Fish Extender by StitchesNBows


Door Magnets-A great way to decorate your cruise stateroom door and helps your children remember which door is yours :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/HairMajestyBoutique

                                              How cute are these door magnets? HairMajetsyBoutique has even 
                                              more adorable magnets available at their Etsy shop.

Princess magnets for your cruise ship door or resort door by HairMajetsyBoutique
 
 

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Creative Character Autographs

There are so many fun and creative ways to capture character autographs besides just an autograph book! I am going to share with you just a few idea's for your next Disney vacation or Disney Cruise.

Getting autographs is such a fun experience for children of all ages!
 
 Creative ways to get autographs:

Bring a picture frame mat to the theme parks and have characters sign! The mats with a 2' border are my favorite because there is plenty of room for characters to sign.

Bring a white tee shirt and have characters sign this on the front and back! Be sure to use a fabric marker.

A Disney storybook is a great way to capture the memories of your vacation with character signatures. These make great presents for friends too! Just don't plan on toting around a heavy book all day. I recommend bringing a small storybook that is light weight :)

Pillowcases are my absolute favorite way to creatively capture signatures! I recommend having your child's pillow monogrammed with their name beforehand. Then bring bright fabric markers for each characters signature. Never use Sharpies on fabric as they will bleed in washing machine. Did you know if you are going on a Disney Cruise that you can actually bring your pillowcase to guest services when you board the boat and at the end of the cruise you will receive it back, signed by all of the princesses (or you can choose the classic characters). I would suggest sending the pillow case and fabric markers in a sealed baggie with a thank you note and perhaps some candy for the characters or a small tip.



Monday, August 12, 2013

Yummi Pouch Super Summer Giveaway

Get outside and enjoy the summer with some cool new gear for you little one, perfect for going on walks, taking snacks on the go, and adding a little d├ęcor to your life!

Super Summer Prize Package:

  • Yummi Pouch - Little Munchkin Set with Yummi Pouch Brights. ($29 value)
  • Luca & Company - Chocolate Chip Cookies or Pink Lemon Aid Artwork ($90 value)
  • Sticky Bellies - $25 gift certificate
  • Mixie Baby - 8oz Mixie Bottle ($19.99 value)
  • SVAN - Totseat portable child seat ($35 value)
  • Greater Than One Kids - Hold-On Handles - Bumblebee Single Handle Set ($19.99 value)
  • Simple Nature - 8 fl oz Fragrance Free Diaper Rash Cream, 8 fl oz Fragrance Free all in one Shampoo & Body Wash, 8 fl oz Fragrance Free Face & Body Lotion ($35.47 value)

Total Value = $255

Yummi Pouch - Reusable Food Pouches

Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches little munchkin set giveaway
Little Munchkin Set - Retail Price: $28.95
The Little Munchkin set has everything you need to get started with using Yummi Pouches! Yummi Pouch reusable food pouches are perfect for filling with homemade baby food, blended snacks, healthy smoothies, and more. Designed by a husband a wife team, Yummi Pouches are dishwasher and freezer safe, BPA-free, phthalate-free, easy to fill and clean through the wide zipper opening, and encourage healthy snacks for active kids! For more information visit yummipouch.com.
  • Set of 4 Yummi Pouch Brights reusable food pouches - hold up to 6oz each
  • 16oz filling funnel pitcher
  • 10 dishwasher safe name label stickers
  • 2 decorative dishwasher safe sticker sheets
  • 6 mixed color extra pouch caps

Luca & Company

Luca and Company art
Chocolate Chip Cookies or Pink Lemon Aid artwork - Retail Price: $90.00
Luca and Company makers of the multi-award winning FunPod which provides a safe environment to get toddlers from 12 months up to six years up to the kitchen worktop on their own safely constructed platform comes the Classic Recipe Collection. Choose from Chocolate Chip Cookies or Pink Lemon Aid artwork which is perfect for the family who loves to cook. This series is not only for children – these prints would be lovely in any kitchen. MSRP $90. For more information visit lucaandcompany.com.

Sticky Bellies

Sticky Bellies gift certificate
Sticky Bellies™ - $25 Gift Certificate
Invented by a mom, Sticky Bellies™ are removable stickers that help parents document baby's amazing growth with style and ease! By combining the look of a custom shirt with the convenience of a sticker, Sticky Bellies™ help create adorable pictures from pregnancy through the toddler years. Simply peel, stick, and snap a pic! 13 new styles will be available on September 1st. For more information visit stickybellies.com.

Mixie Baby

Mixie Baby 8oz bottle
8oz Mixie Bottle - Retail Price: $19.99
Mixie is the revolutionary formula bottle that allows you to fix a bottle now and mix it later. Powder formula is stored in an airtight container separately from water. When you are ready to feed, simple press the button at the bottom of the bottle to release the formula into the water, shake, and feed. Moms on the go will never again need to fumble around with formula containers in public, and a pre-mixed bottle is already ready when you need it. Mixie is great for caretakers and grandparents, travel, and those sleepy middle-of-the-night feedings. For more information visit mixiebaby.com.

SVAN

SVAN Totseat - portable child seat
Totseat - Retail Price: $35.00
Our newest seat for children is the original portable, washable, and "squashable" seat. Made of fabric, The Totseat is designed to safely attach to all types of chairs. Adult chairs can be quickly transformed into the perfect seat for a baby or toddler.
Available in 6 colors with a variety of patterns, The Totseat eliminates the need to hunt down a highchair when traveling. The Totseat is ready to go in its own carry pouch which fits neatly into your diaper bag, purse or other carry bag. For more information visit svan.com.

Greater Than One Kids

Hold-On Handles
A Bumblebee Single Handle Set from the popular Bizzy Bugs collection - Retail Price: $19.99
Hold-On Handles from Greater Than One Kids helps keep children within arm’s reach without restraint. It is the first stylish stroller accessory and walking rope for 1-3 children. Snaps easily onto strollers or worn on parent’s wrist/belt loop. Children love the whimsical handles. Available in Double and Single Handle Sets in three fun themes, Bizzy Bugs, Ocean Odyssey and Zany Zoo.
Greater Than One Kids designs mom, baby, and kid products for growing families with greater than one child. As parents of multiples, company founders Susanne Budofsky and Robyn Spritzer experience first-hand the challenges parents of greater than one face each and every day. Although life may be challenging at times, with the proper gear, organizational tools, guidance, and a sense of humor, raising more than one child need not always be difficult. In fact, it can simply be greater! For more information visit greaterthanonekids.com.

Simple Nature

Simple Nature natural face and body lotion
1 Fragrance Free Diaper Rash Cream
1 Fragrance Free all in one Shampoo & Body Wash
1 Fragrance Free Face & Body Lotion
Retail Price: $35.47
Simple Nature is a fresh new brand of truly all natural and certified organic baby care products that are stylish, effective, easy to use and totally free of harsh ingredients and toxins! Based out of Las Vegas NV, the brand was created by a licensed cosmetologist and skin expert who felt that children deserve only the best. Inspired by her daughter who has very sensitive skin, Simple Nature's founder created the most luxurious products available that are:
  • Dermatologist tested and approved
  • Fragrance free
  • pH balanced perfectly for newborn skin
  • Tear free
  • Soothing, gentle and non irritating
  • Does not contain synthetic fragrances or dyes
  • Does not contain scent masking agents
  • Biodegradable and Eco friendly
  • Does not conduct any animal testing
  • Completely free of toxins and harsh/irritating ingredients
  • Suitable for all ages
  • Vegan
  • Made in USA
For more information visit simplenature.co.

Enter to Win $255 in Great Prizes!

One Winner will be selected August 19th. Good luck!
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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Back To School Giveaway!

It's almost time for back to school! The summer has flown by once again! I have teamed up with some wonderful Disney bloggers and businesses to bring you an awesome Disney themed back to school giveaway! The winner will win an adorable princess pink chevron dress from The Smocked Shop (perfect for the first day of school!) and a Disney Princess backpack, matching lunch tote and Disney Princess pencil box filled with the must have essentials. This awesome prize is valued at $75. The giveaway will begin August 10th and run for two weeks. Giveaway open to US and Canada residents. Winner must 18 or older. To enter use the Rafflecopter below:



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Thank you to everyone who has made this giveaway possible: Magical Moments Vacations by Nancy Mattingly. The Adult Side of Disney. Magical Mouse Schoolhouse. Peace Love Disney. Disney Day By Day. Keep Moving Forward With Me. Magical Vacations By Crystal. The Smocked Shop. Mouse Ears and Memories Vacations LLC. Disney Babies Blog. Vacation Cocoa Beach. Windsor Hills For Less.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Favorite Food Friday: Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar

Happy Friday! I don't know about you but I really enjoy reading all of these wonderful posts on your favorite foods! Makes me miss Disney even more :)
 
 
When my kids hear the word snack they instantly run to the closest snack cart (conveniently located everywhere!) and beg for the Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar--The best $3.75 we spent at Magic Kingdom :) My children love these and I have to admit, I love them just as much! Did you know they're only 5 calories!! Just KIDDING!!! :)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Yummi Pouch-Reusable Food Pouches Review

The Yummi Pouch is one of my favorite inventions! They are reusable food pouches that you can easily add pretty much anything to. This is great for on the go snacking, picnics, visits to the beach, etc. I filled mine with applesauce and then labeled them. I really like the fact that I can label each one and date it. Best of all they are BPA free and dishwasher and freezer safe! For some fun fruity recipes check out their website! These are so affordable costing just $14.99 for 6 pouches. You can also buy the super cute bright pouches.


My son really loves them and they are mess free!


Monday, August 5, 2013

A Real Life Disney Fairytale From The Eyes Of A Child

This is a fairytale of sorts that is based on a true story. Two children from completely different backgrounds and walks of life recently visited Disney World for the very first time. The first child, Emily comes from a very well to do family and was lucky enough to stay at the Grand Floridian with her family for their first Disney vacation. Emily's family was also on the dining plan. The second child, Annie comes from a very hard working larger family who had saved for over 5 years to come to Disney World for the very first time. Annie and her family stayed at the All Star Music Value Resort in a family suite. They could not afford the dining plan. They drove over 12 hours to get to Disney World. Emily's family flew first class. As you can see, these children come from very different backgrounds as many of us do.

Emily's Mom is a stay at home and spent months planning their Disney vacation down to each meal where they would eat, etc. Annie's Mom didn't have Internet or time to plan that much because she was busy working 50+ hours per week. Both families were able to visit all four of the Disney theme parks.

Emily's Mom booked her an appointment at the Bibbity Bobbity Boutique for a princess makeover and she was lucky enough to have dinner reservations at Cinderella's Royal Table. They also dined at many other very nice restaurants each night. Annie's Mom could not afford for the children to visit the BBB but she brought each child a princess costume before their vacation at Walmart and surprised each child. She also painted their nails in their hotel room and did their hair special. Annie's family was unable to eat dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table however they were able to meet the princesses at the princess meetngreet in Magic Kingdom.

After the Disney vacation came to an end and each child was back home their parents asked them what their favorite memory was from the vacation. Emily told her parents her favorite memory was riding the Magic Carpets of Aladdin with her Dad whom she does not spend much time with at home because he is always busy working. She also said that her favorite souvenir was surprisingly not the $100+ princess costume and accessories her parents purchased for her at Castle Couture nor the many stuffed animals but it was a simple pair of earrings that she had picked out that cost less than $10.

Annie's parents asked her what her favorite memory was from their Disney vacation and she replied "everything". She said there was just too much to name, but what she loved most of all was playing in the pool at the resort with her Mom and Dad and sisters. Annie collected pressed pennies from the different theme parks and that was what she was most proud of.

Isn't it a real eye opener to step back and realize that these children, some of whom may only visit Disney World once in a lifetime really don't even focus on or need all of the 'extras' that cost so much money, they simply look back on their time spent with their families as their greatest Disney vacation memories. So next time you are planning and planning and researching and budgeting just remember, it's not about the stuff you buy your children or the most expensive resorts you stay at or the places you eat but it is about spending quality time them and making memories together as a family. Take time to relax and enjoy the little things in life.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Favorite Food Friday: Casey's Corner Hot Dogs


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Casey's Corner hot dogs are a must have when you're at the Magic Kingdom! Pictured on the left is the classic Casey's hot dog with cheddar cheese added to it. On the right is the Barbeque Slaw Dog which is a messy but delicious meal for just $9.