Disney Princess Felt makes a great Valentine’s Day Gift

Disclosure: Thanks to Thunder Bay Press for sending me the Disney Princess Felt kit. Opinions shared are mine.

When my kids were younger, I looked for non-sugar gifts for holidays.  We didn’t eat much candy, so it usually went to waste at our house.  The kids got their sweets from goodie bags at school or when we visited friends.  Some of the best low-cost, sugar-free gifts I found were balloons, art supplies, and books.  The Disney Princess Felt includes the art supplies and the book instructions to make 10 of these little cuties!   [Read more…]

Disney holiday books from Parragon – Coco and Frozen Olaf

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The best Christmas gifts are those that keep the kids interested for longer than a few minutes.  You know what I mean! My son still remembers the Christmas 2 years ago when his mini-drone helicopter stayed in the air for about 6 seconds, then crashed to the ground. We could never figure out how to keep the tiny propeller blades in, so he never played with it again. By contrast, my children always enjoyed artistic toys.  A pack of stickers and a new notepad could entertain them for hours!  They still love getting new coloring materials, sketch books, and how-to draw books. Parragon has a great assortment of activity books, and even books that appeal to the new Disney Pixar Coco fans!  [Read more…]

Zero calorie stocking stuffer treats – Trust My Heart, Pixie Scents

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Chocolate might be on Santa’s list, but many of us look for zero calorie stocking stuffer treats.  Consider these goodies for guilt-free indulgence!

Pixie Scents

We just returned from a family trip to Disney World.  On one chilly evening, my son passed a popcorn cart and couldn’t stop thinking about it.  After he asked for some “buttery popcorn” the third time, we had to stop at the cart and get some! [Read more…]

The Disney Art Studio kit can make the holidays bright

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Getting my holiday shopping finished before Thanksgiving may seem like a lofty goal, but it’s so worth it in the end.  By getting all the gifts purchased by November, it’s easier to enjoy the holidays.  This year, one of my nieces will be receiving the Disney Art Studio.  It’s perfect for budding artists who want to keep a little bit of Disney magic at home!  [Read more…]

Turkey Day ideas – Disney art studio, games, and movies US/CAN

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Do you remember the days of sitting at the kids’ table?  I loved holidays with the family, but there were always some boring moments where we had to listen to adult conversation.  This year, seal the deal as the favorite aunt or uncle and set out some fun art studio supplies and entertainment for the kids.  Here are some ideas to get you started!
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How to save money on snacks at Disney World

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Our family has been blessed to travel to Disney World several times.  Snacks at Disney World are part of the fun. Alas, when we are Disney I rarely think about taking pictures of the food. I’m so busy eating it!   Thankfully, I found a way to avoid packing our snacks for Disney World.   [Read more…]

We Love Disney album review #WeLoveDisney #O2O

Disclosure: I participated in the We Love Disney album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.

Our family just returned from a Disney vacation. We have visited several times before, but each experience has its own special magic. This was our first family trip in several years; my husband wasn’t able to come with us on the last adventure. One of my favorite parts of being at Disney World is the bright, happy music that plays wherever you go. It’s truly everywhere! On the bus, in the waiting areas, and throughout the parks, you can hear wonderful Disney soundtracks. We find ourselves singing these tunes in our hotel room, too. Once we returned home, it was hard to believe that we’d just spent those wonderful days in The Happiest Place on Earth. An easy way to bring home the magic? Listening to the new We Love Disney album! [Read more…]

Making Disney World dining reservations

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For many people, going on a Disney World trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.  Parents scrimp and save to make the dream a reality, then spend hours on the planning process to make it perfect.  In the past few years, the online dining reservation site has become super popular.  For those hard-to-get restaurants, such as Be Our Guest and ‘Ohana, you’ve got to do your homework to make sure your family will have a table.  You can’t count on walking up and getting in the door. Paired with free dining promotions, and it’s really tough to grab those reservations early.

So what to do? Here are some options! [Read more…]

Fun Disney freebie that kids get into! #Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

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On our last trip to Disney, my kids discovered the very cool Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom card game.  Have you heard of this?  It’s totally free to play and actually quite entertaining.  To participate, head to Firehouse on Main Street, U.S.A. or behind the Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe in Liberty Square and get your card pack. [Read more…]

Planning Your Disney Trip Makes It MORE Relaxing


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You might not have realized that there are different types of vacations.  At least, I didn’t know this until I went to Disney.  Sure, you might check out TripAdvisor for some restaurant or hotel suggestions before you head to the beach.  You might even browse some apps to find local entertainment options.  Most people, though, don’t spend a lot of time planning the actual days of their trip.  If you’re headed to Disney *especially if it’s your first trip* let me implore you to take the time to plan.  Disney definitely has a learning curve; ask anyone who has been there and they’re likely to give you a bazillion tips and hints.  It really can be overwhelming.  Our family had a downright awful, exhausting first trip.  Yet we persevered and have visited several times since.  Each trip gets better than the last!  Let me share our mistakes and successes with you.

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