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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Staying Fit & Healthy at the Disney Parks




Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail. Enjoy the ride as we share tips for staying fit and healthy at the Disney Parks. We are talking about staying fit and healthy at Walt Disney World this week. To stay fit and healthy you need to try to avoid those delicious looking ice cream carts and instead look for the healthy carts that serve fresh fruit and bottled water :) My favorite healthy snacking spot at the Magic Kingdom is located in Liberty Square near the Columbia Harbour House. The Liberty Square Market serves a wide variety of fresh fruits, fruit and nut trail mixes, fruit juices and bottled water.





My favorite choices include the baked potato and fresh fruit


My children's favorite options include the apple slices and grapes


I love that you can choose healthy snacks throughout the theme parks



Another great spot for a healthy snack is located in Fantasyland at Prince Eric's Village Market. You can find fresh fruit, Vitamin Water, Smart Water, bottled water, hummus and chips, mixed veggie cup and dip, Ocean Spray fruit and nut trail mix, 

Don't forget to avoid the soda if you are trying to stay healthy. Disney offers complimentary ice water at most quick service spots. You just have to ask.



Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Magical Blogorail Loop is Super Heroes and Teacups.




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


1st Stop - Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers - Healthy Snacks at Disney *You are here*
2nd Stop - Superheroes and Teacups - 5 Tips For Eating Healthier At Disney World
3rd Stop - Dad for Disney - Running Trails At Walt Disney
4th Stop - Disney Mamas - Dining With Food Sensitivities At Walt Disney World






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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection Review

I received The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection cd as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.

The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection is an amazing cd complete with the classic Little Mermaid songs from the movie. The Little Mermaid movie was my all time favorite Disney movie as a child. To this day I still enjoy watching it with my children. There are two cd's included in a hard bound book case consisting of the ever popular "Under the Sea" and "A Part Of Your World". This collection is such a fun compilation of hit songs from the movie The Little Mermaid perfect for any Ariel lover! My 7 year old and 3 year old absolutely love to have dance parties and this is their new 'go to' cd for their dance parties!




You can purchase The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection online for just $19.98 at http://www.disneymusicemporium.com/



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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Disney's Castaway Cay Review

Castaway Cay is Disney's own private island located in the Bahamas. Disney purchased a 99 year land lease on Castaway Cay in 1997 from the Bahamian government. Castaway Cay features many activities both on land and in the water for all ages! There is snorkeling equipment available for rent, bikes available for rent and an adult only beach (Serenity Bay) for those looking for some peace and quiet. There are two restaurants on Castaway Cay and a bar and gift shop. There is even a post office on the island featuring special "Castaway Cay" postmarks. Be sure to bring cash because they do not accept anything else and you must purchase Bahamian stamps.
 
Disney provides trams on the island to transport guests all around the island. The two restaurants are free to guests however you must pay for your own drinks from the bar. Pelican Plunge is free but for those looking for a little more adventure there are other options too but unfortunately they're not free. Jet ski rentals are available but they are not cheap. You can swim with stingrays or snorkel too.
 
Tips: Bring your kids a few small sand toys from home, they are available to purchase but they're pricey. Bring sunscreen and a book to read. Check your children into the kids club and relax-this is your vacation too! Spend a few hours playing with your kids on the beach and then let them have fun at the kids club while Mom and Dad relax at Serenity Bay having a cocktail and relaxing!
 
 
Castaway Cay's Pelican Plunge is a playground in the water


splash park for children of all ages

let's sail away




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Monday, January 12, 2015

Creative Disney 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.









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Friday, January 2, 2015

Start The New Year Out Healthy

As Mom to three children under age 7 as you can imagine I go out of my way to try to prevent germs. Before the kids eat I always make them wash their hands, at school I send hand sanitizer hooked to their backpacks, I always use a shopping cart cover at the grocery store and of course I rarely let my kids play in those germy mall play areas. I know I can't protect them from everything but I try my best to help them stay healthy.

I recently became a wellness advocate with doTERRA oils. I am going to be using these oils with my new diffuser in the kitchen where we spend most of our time. These essential oils can really help you stay healthy this winter. I had no idea how beneficial oils were until I joined doTERRA. Do you suffer from tension headaches? There's an oil for that. Do you get easily stressed out? Do you find yourself not able to fall asleep at night? Know someone who suffers from restless syndrome or asthma? There's an oil for that and many more common problems that so many of us face. To learn more about these essential oils visit my website at http://www.mydoterra.com/haydendavis/



Start the new year out healthy and arm yourself with essential oils that will boost your immune system, help you sleep better and even fight the flu.

I am really excited for this flu remedy:

FLU BOMB - Use at the onset of illness.  Apply on throat, behind ears and bottoms of feet.
20 drops Oregano
40 drops Lemon
30 drops Onguard
Fill the rest of the way with Fractionated Coconut Oil (FCO)


You can use the oils by dropping a few drops into your diffuser or even by placing a drop or two directly on your foot or back. Some of our oils such as lemon and peppermint are wonderful when added to food. To learn more about these oils and many others visit my website at http://www.mydoterra.com/haydendavis/





So many awesome specials going on right now for those that want to join and become a wellness advocate. 

The new 2015 corporate incentive to join is amazing! If you enroll before January 15th with a 200 PV + order, you get a free Frankincense. That is a $93 value! This is such an amazing essential oil. (An example of a 200 PV initial order is the Home Essentials Kit. It costs $275, is 225 PV and includes 10 bottles of the most popular oils plus the Petal Diffuser and the enrollment fee is included). 


If you think you are going to want to try a lot of the essential oils then I would highly recommend joining as a wellness advocate to take advantage of 25% off the price. I am going to be hosting an information session next week and there will be a very special incentive for those that attend. Join my group here to participate in the information session next week https://www.facebook.com/groups/1018560488158426/

Benefits of joining include:

  • World's highest quality essential oils
  • I will educate you via email on how to use the oils
  • 25% discount off retail prices
  • No obligation to either buy or sell
  • Earn free products


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