Monday, June 29, 2015

Advantages of Staying Off Property At Disney World

Thinking of staying off property when you visit Walt Disney World? The Blogorail is sharing tips and info to get you ready for vacation.

There are so many advantages to staying off property at Disney World. You can typically get a lot more space for a lot less money in addition to a kitchen and laundry machine.

I love love love having a kitchen so that I can prepare quick breakfasts, lunches and even dinners. Having a kitchen really helps save money so that you can avoid eating out each meal. It is really nice to return from a long day at the theme parks and be able to heat up a frozen pizza or chicken fingers for my picky eaters. The mini fridges in hotel rooms do not have enough space for a full weeks worth of milk, snacks, food, etc for a family of my size so I really enjoy having a full size refrigerator and freezer. It is nice to be able to freeze ice packs to use daily in our cooler at the theme park also.

Staying off property can also allow for more room to spread out. Typically you can get more square footage and more bedrooms by staying off property at Disney. I don't know about you, but I absolutely hate being cramped in a one room hotel room with three children and nowhere for them to run around and play. Rainy days in a hotel room are any Mom's worst nightmare!

For more information staying off property when visiting Walt Disney World, check out the other great posts from the Blogorail!

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

We Booked A Cruise!

We booked our families very first cruise! We will be going on a 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise with Royal Caribbean!! I am really excited to share with my readers the details of our Royal Caribbean cruise. We will be cruising on the Freedom of the Seas. We booked the cruise last month as soon as the buy one get one half off promotion started. With a family of 5 this was a really great promotion and a great way for us to save money. We chose a promenade family stateroom. The family staterooms are SO wonderful and offer 327 sq ft which is more square foot than a standard stateroom. There will a separate area with bunk beds for the children plus a huge walk in closet that could easily store a stroller plus luggage. The family staterooms also include a mini refrigerator, sleeper sofa and queen sized bed. The children do not know that we are going on a cruise for our family vacation next spring. I am planning a fun reveal once it is closer to the departure time.

Freedom of the Seas

There is so much to do on a Royal Caribbean cruise. I know my three children won't be bored. In addition to the amazing nightly shows, there is a kids only adventure club where parents can drop their children off with counselors to entertain them. There is rock climbing wall, an ice skating rink, miniature golf, Dreamworks Characters on board for a daily parade and meetngreets and there is an amazing H20 Zone. The H20 Zone features a ton of awesome water features for children to play in. We will probably spend everyday here:

My three children are going to LOVE the H20 Zone 

I am going to surprise my girls with the Barbie stateroom decor package. We will be sailing on my daughter's 9th birthday so this will be a super fun way to celebrate her birthday. The Barbie stateroom decor package includes a lot of awesome items including a Barbie doll, Barbie pillow case, Barbie blanket, Barbie bag, 3 Barbie outfits for your new doll, Barbie activity book, Barbie door magnet, chair bow and a lanyard!!! The Barbie stateroom decor package costs $64.99 but in my opinion it is worth it! I am also going to order each of my girls a happy birthday celebration cake which will be delivered at dinner, this is an additional $16.95. Royal Caribbean offers celebration cakes for all occasions. To view the different cakes visit their website

How cute is The Cupcake Cupboard? Royal Caribbean offers a cute cupcake decorating class that I will probably sign up for with my children. 

 I am really excited to choose our excursions. We will be visiting St. Thomas, St. Martin & Coco Cay Bahamas. If you've been on a cruise, comment below what your favorite excursion is.

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Monday, June 8, 2015

Gugu Guru Baby Registry Items Giveaway

Welcome to the Best Budget Friendly Baby Registry Items Giveaway!

Hosted by: Everything Mommyhood Sponsored by: Gugu Guru Thanks for joining us along with Everything Mommyhood and Gugu Guru for this giveaway!

Gugu Guru is an online personalized baby registry that finds and delivers perfect match products based on a mom's unique lifestyle and personal style. With thousands of baby products on the market it can get extremely overwhelming trying to figure out your baby registry. The last thing any mom-to-be needs is stress! Gugu Guru's team of baby gear experts and in the know moms created Gugu Guru to help define your lifestyle needs with the very best products you’ll need for your baby’s first year of life. Their edited list of baby must-haves is tailor made to your lifestyle—not your best friend’s. Think of them as your very own personal shoppers for your baby registry. Kick up your (swollen) heels and let Gugu Guru do the heavy lifting. There's three easy steps to your personalized registry on Gugu Guru. Step 1- Discover Your Registry Style - Answer some questions about your lifestyle, personal fashion sense and product preferences. It’s fun. We promise. Step 2- Get Product Recommendations - Gugu Guru will crosscheck your answers with their database of product ratings from industry experts and fellow moms in the know and then deliver you their unbiased, personalized registry suggestions. Say “bye bye!” to the products you just don’t need. Step 3- Build Your Registry - Add products to your registry and select the option to have a Gugu Guru team member review before publishing or go ahead and publish it to share with your friends and family so they can start shopping. Sit back and enjoy receiving amazing gifts for you and your new baby! Everything Mommyhood asked moms on social media to get the BEST budget friendly baby registry items and we decided to have a giveaway for these items in honor of this great new online service provided by Gugu Guru. Here's what we have come up with as must haves that are budget friendly: - Aden and Anais Swaddles - Fisher Price Rock n Play Sleeper - Moby Wrap - Sophie The Giraffe - Nose Frida - Mombo Pillow - Wubbanub These items range in price from $12-$60, so they are great options for baby without breaking the bank. Not to mention, these are the most suggested, must have items from moms on social media. Make sure you check out Gugu Guru and pass the word along to your mommy friends and family, as well as expectant moms! Connect with Gugu Guru Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram Now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win the budget friendly prizes listed above, please note, prints/styles will vary! Retail value approximately $200. Open to US residents, 18 and up. Void where prohibited. One entrant per household/IP address. Winner will be chosen randomly and will be emailed, they will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Giveaway ends June 21st, 2015 at 11:59pm EST.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba Review

We enjoyed Cirque Du Soleil at Downtown Disney

Alcohol is available for purchase for 21+

              I just have to mention that I love the wide variety of refreshments available for purchase

I selected the salted popcorn in a souvenir bucket and a smoothie

We had purchased our tickets ahead of time and we were very happy with our seats located in the "Golden Circle" section. My 8 year old daughter loved the performance and I felt like her younger brother and sister would have also enjoyed it. The performance was captivating, highly entertaining and even funny at times. Unfortunately photos were not allowed once the show began. I wish I could have captured the amazing acrobatics that the performers did high up in the sky on the gymnastics hanging bars. The performers are truly talented and I was captivated throughout the whole performance. My daughter enjoyed watching the performers on the trampolines. 

I would recommend arriving at least thirty minutes prior to the show time to have plenty of time to find your seats, purchase any drinks (alcohol is served!) or snacks. Be sure to visit the shop located downstairs, you can find some great souvenirs for your children such as the juggling balls or the magic handkerchief kit. Overall I would highly recommend Cirque Du Soleil La Nouba. 

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