Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What You Should & Shouldn't Carry In Your Disney Parks Bag

Welcome to the first stop aboard Magical Blogorail. Enjoy the ride as we share what we carry in our Disney Parks bag.

On my families very first Disney World vacation I did a ton of research and to be honest I over packed. I over packed our luggage and I over packed our park book bags. Having three children under age 7 I feel like it is always ok to over pack because you never know when you might need an extra shirt, shorts, socks, underwear, etc. But when it comes to the park bag that someone (unlucky husband) has to carry around all day long it is not always a good thing to be over packed!

I always pack my super cute personalized Disney tumbler for the stroller cup holder :)

I have limited our park bag the past few years to ensure that A. it does not get too heavy and B. it is only practical items that we have actually had a need for. My park bag used to consist of diapers, wipes, sunscreen, chapstick, camera, camcorder, cell phone, park tickets, sunglasses for all of the children, autograph books, snacks, extra clothes for 3 kids, etc. But that bag got VERY heavy and we found that we rarely needed some of the items we were lugging around. That being said, now that my children are all out of diapers (thank goodness!) it has allowed for a less packed park bag.

My Disney park bag consists of the following items: bandaids, camera, cell phone, park tickets, hand sanitizer, pony tail holders, sunglasses for the children, chapstick and sunscreen. We have started leaving the autograph books in the stroller storage bag along with a change of clothes for each child including a beach towel in case they get wet. I still bring snacks with me but I do not carry them in the backpack. The snacks go in a soft sided cooler that we hang on the back of the stroller.

Here is my park bag

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 Blogorail should you happen to have to make a stop along the way and want to reboard:

1st Stop - Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers - *You Are Here*
2nd Stop - Superheros and Teacups - Disney Park Essentials That Will Fit In Your Purse
3rd Stop - Ashley Aspires - I'm A Disney Minimalist
4th Stop - Saving Up for Disney - What's In My Disney Parks Diaper Bag
Final Stop - Love Our Disney - Random Items You Will Want In Your Disney Park Bag

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day + Giveaway

Wishing everyone a special Valentine's Day! To show my love for all of my blog reader's I am hosting a Valentine's Day giveaway! One lucky winner will win an awesome prize pack that includes a mini facial kit and lip care kit from Rodan & Fields, orange essential oil from doTERRA, a surprise item from Kristen's Thirty One website and an adorable Cinderella day dress from Mom Approved Costumes

How cute is this Cinderella day dress? I love Mom Approved Costumes because the costumes are all machine washable and not scratchy! 

I surprised my kiddies with some sweet treats this morning for Valentine's Day:

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Monday, February 2, 2015

Valentine's Day Crafts For Toddlers

Welcome to the first stop aboard the Blogorail. Enjoy the ride as we share some fun Valentine's Day crafts.

Valentine's Day is such a fun holiday! There are tons of simple and affordable craft projects for the whole family. I am going to share with you a few idea's that require minimal supplies and very little money :)

First up, let your kids help decorate for Valentine's Day

My kids love to help me decorate for pretty much any occasion. I purchased these adorable mailboxes at Michael's Craft Store and a bag of sticky sparkly hearts. Then I wrote each child's name on the mailbox and let them decorate them. Super easy and they had a blast!
Making hand made Valentine's Day cards is another fun craft for toddlers. I already had construction paper on hand and a Mickey Mouse hole puncher. I purchased some Disney stickers at a craft store and let my kids go to town decorating their cards and coloring them. 

I pre cut the Mickey Mouse heads and then let my toddler decorate the card by herself
My toddler making her Valentine's Day cards 
If you want some more fun Valentine's Day craft idea's visit my Pinterest Valentine's board
Thank you for joining me today. Your next stop on the Blogorail Loop is For The Love Of Disney.

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

1st Stop - Disney with Babies, Toddlers, & Preschoolers - Valentine's Day Crafts For Toddlers
2nd Stop - For the Love of Disney - Our Favorite Classroom Valentines For Preschool and Early Elementary
3rd Stop - Capturing Magical Memories - Valentine Gift Bag Toppers
4th Stop - Two Moms and a Mouse - My Wintry Day Valentine Challenge

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Details On My Upcoming #Disneyside Party

I was selected to be a #Disneyside host again this year! I am SO excited to share my love of Disney with my friends, neighbors and blog readers. My theme is going to be Cars this year, my son is really excited because he LOVES Cars! Last year the party theme was Disney Princesses. You can read about my #Disneyside party here

The anticipation of the package arriving was driving my kids crazy, they were SO excited for the package to arrive so that they could check out all of the party supplies

WOW! Disney sure knows how to throw a party! Overwhelmed with all of the generous party supplies, decorations, Wilton Mickey cake pan and sprinkles, amazing tie dye cake mix from and a huge box of All Mighty Pacs. The package also contained fun prizes for my party guests: Jake & The Neverland Pirates coloring book, Crayola crayons, Mega Bloks Hotwheels set, Disney puzzle and for the parents Twinings Tea

Can't wait to bake this adorable Mickey shaped party cake!

The party invitations have been sent out and the date has been set. Stay tuned for more details!

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