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Creating Disney Inspired Costumes for CHEAP! | The Aristocats

Looking for cheap and easy family Halloween Costumes? I’ve got some great ideas for keeping it under budget!

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UPDATED | 10 Stroller Recommendations for Walt Disney World

UPDATED | 10 Stroller Recommendations for Walt Disney World

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The Walt Disney World 4 park Challenge | Ultimate List of tips!

Tips for completing the 4 park challenge at Walt Disney World!

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The Mouse Boutique

About The Mouse Boutique Central Florida locals, Michele, and her sister have been selling t-shirts since 2014. I met Michele when she joined my Disney Fans Facebook group I was so honored when she asked me to select a few shirts for my family to review. If you saw my unboxing video you know that […]

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Tips for Staying Cool on a Hot Day in Hollywood Studios

Florida Weather As a Florida Native, I sometimes don’t realize how hot Florida weather temperatures are for some. Yes, us Floridians are hot (don’t misread that) but we’ve had a lot of practice keeping cool in the heat. Today, I’m going to share some of my favorite spots to cool off during a visit to Hollywood […]

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Let’s go Running and Give Kids The World in 2018

Running? Remember when I used to run? Yeah… it was a while ago I know. After training for and completing the 2018 WDW Marathon, I decided to take a break from the sport.  I guess 3 babies in 3 years does a number on your body…😉 I’ve spent 2018 re-building my core through different beach […]

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The BEST time to Meet Characters in Toy Story Land

If you are heading to Toy Story Land for the first time, I encourage you to check out my round-up of tips from bloggers, vloggers, and Moms. Who can I Meet in Toy Story Land Inside Toy Story Land you can meet: Buzz Lightyear Woody Jessie Green Army Men We traveled to Toy Story Land […]

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Preparing for your first visit to Toy Story Land

About Toy Story Land Today Story Land is the newest addition to the Walt Disney World Parks in Florida. It opened on Saturday, June 30th, 2018. With the opening of Toy Story Land, there are two NEW rides for guests to enjoy. Both of these rides have height requirements, so that is something to keep in mind if […]

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Preparing to Tent-Camp at Walt Disney World

Let’s go Camping! Camping isn’t for everyone, but I can assure you camping at Disney just might one of the most fun experiences you can have. I grew up in girl scouts, and we would always camp at Walt Disney World at least one time a year. I have very fond memories of setting up […]

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Recipe for Hidden Mickey Cookies!

Cookie Collaboration Who wants a Cookie? I am so excited to collaborate with my new friend Bethany from The Pintastic Girls to share our favorite Cookie Recipes. Be sure to go check out The Pintastic Girls and give their channel some support! You can find them on Youtube, Twitter and Instagram!  My Favorite Cookie Recipe My favorite […]

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Visiting The Animal Kingdom at Night!

Animal Kingdom After Dark We recently traveled to Orlando on business, and on the first night we arrived I snuck over to the Animal Kingdom and met my Disney Blogger Pal Keri from flipflopweekend.com for about an hour of mischief and fun! You’d be surprised how much you can accomplish in just a short period […]

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The Ultimate Little Mermaid (Ariel) Experience!

The Ultimate Little Mermaid Experience Do you have an Ariel fan in your life? Perhaps you are the mermaid fan! My youngest daughter is completely obsessed with The Little Mermaid. At around 1-year old she started to show a huge interest in this particular princess, and her love has only grown. If you are looking to […]

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Dining at the Whispering Canyon Cafe

Do you Love Mickey Waffles and a refillable skillet full of delicious Breakfast foods? You might want to check out the Whispering Canyon Cafe in Disney’s Wilderness Lodge! Whispering Canyon Cafe, Location The Whispering Canyon Cafe is located inside the Disney Wilderness Lodge. Since you are just a boat ride away from the Magic Kingdom, it […]

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Why I always book a dining at Biergarten Restaurant

Biergarten Restaurant If I had to pick one restaurant in all of Walt Disney World property to eat at for the rest of my trips to Disney, it’d be Biergarten. My husband and I have eaten at this restaurant at least six times in the last four years. To be honest, typing this post is […]

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What’s in my Diaper Bag for Disney

Packing a diaper bag for Walt Disney World can be a little overwhelming. In fact, my first trip to Disney with my oldest I packed WAY too many things but still seemed to not have what I needed. It was crazy to me that we had so many things, but I still felt under prepared! […]

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What’s in my (Disney) Bag: First Aid Essentials

Walt Disney World is equipped with incredible First Aid Stations. I’ve personally visited them and directed guests to them on a few occasions. – They are AWESOME! Although Disney does provide this (free) resource for their guests, it isn’t always in a convenient location. That is why I like to pack a few essentials in […]

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival with Kids!

The Epcot Flower and Garden Festival is perfect for young families. Today I am going to share our top three favorite activities to do during the Festival. This post contains affiliate links. About Flower and Garden Festival This year is the 25th anniversary of the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival. It began on February 28th, […]

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I let my 4-year-old plan our day in The Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom can be a very daunting park to plan. In fact, with so much to do and see it can be hard to accommodate the wishes of everyone in your party. So, when my daughter asked if we could skip a birthday party and take the family to the Magic Kingdom instead, I decided […]

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Dining at Chefs de France in Epcot

Chefs De France, Epcot Is there a more romantic section in all of  Epcot than France? – I’m not sure. I’m on a mission to eat my way through Epcot, and today I’m going to share our perfect date-day at Epcot! This February my husband and I had the opportunity to spend a few hours […]

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Le Cellier Steakhouse, Epcot

About Le Cellier Steakhouse Tucked away in the Canadian Pavilion is a beautiful garden, with a waterfall and the most delicious steakhouse you’ll find on Disney Property.  Le Cellier Steakhouse has been high on my husband’s bucket list of Disney Restaurants to try, so for our 8th Wedding Anniversary, we thought we’d give it a try, and the […]

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Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast, Trattoria al Forno

Ever since Disney Parks Blog announced the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast I have been wanting to go and take my girls. My oldest daughter is a HUGE Rapunzel fan, and her younger sisters have just fallen in love with Ariel so this restaurant was the perfect fit for our family.    About the Bon Voyage […]

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Secrets for planning a Successful Disney Vacation

Are you subscribed to my Youtube Channel?  I recently posted my first ever PLAN WITH ME video featuring my Erin Condren Life Planner and shared 3 of my best tips for planning an epic Disney vacation!  Our most recent Disney vacation was absolutely perfect, zero complaints and millions of memories! If you want to see […]

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, is it right for you?

This post may contain affiliate Links I often hear the criticism that Epcot is for adults only, and people are shocked when I tell them that it is actually my favorite park to take the girls too! There are so many things to do in Epcot that are appropriate for all ages, including my new favorite […]

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Affordable Disney Inspired Jewelry!

A few weeks ago I shared the news that I am a brand rep for the Etsy shop Cajun Keepsakes, and I shared a little about the shop owner and some of the products I have from her shop.  (You can catch up on that post here). Today, I wanted to share some of her adorable […]

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Your guide to the Epcot Festival of the Arts with kids

Walt Disney World brought back the Festival of the Arts for the second year, and it is SO much fun for adults AND kids! There a few days left in the Festival so I thought I’d share some of our favorite activities you should definitely check out at the Festival!  The Festival Ends on February 19th, […]

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Is the 2018 Disney Dining Plan right for you?

I just got home from the most magical week at Walt Disney World, and am so excited to share some Disney content! I’m a Florida Resident, and also an annual pass holder so since I’m semi-local to Walt Disney World, we don’t often stay more than a few days at a time.  This year we […]

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How to stay warm before a race at Disney

Marathon Weekend 2018 was once again a very cold one at Walt Disney World, and my sweet friend spent the week before the race running around grabbing the most epic layers to keep us warm before the race. Read about the Race here!  So how does one dress when it is in the 20’s, 30’s […]

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Should I take my Preschooler to Hollywood Studios?

Hollywood Studios is currently going through some major changes and with the new Toy Story section scheduled to open in the summer of 2018 and the new Star Wars land opening in 2019 you might question if you should even take your young family to Hollywood Studios at all. Here are a few things to consider when […]

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5 Selfies to take inside the Magic Kingdom

Let’s Take a Selfie! In an age of independence, we have traded in our high-quality photos for the perfect selfie… I love the way the girls over at What’s up Mom’s captured this concept in thier “Livin’ for the Share” parody. Since I am known to take a few (too many) selfies to share on […]

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Authentic Mexican Food in Epcot: San Angel Inn Restaurante

Every Disney Fan has a bucket list of their own, maybe it’s to stay in the Grand Floridian and watch the fireworks from your balcony in your pj’s, perhaps it’s eating around the world in Epcot. One of my bucket list items was to eat at the San Angel Inn Restaurante at Epcot, and after the […]

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Did I meet my goal at the 2018 Disney Marathon?

If you’ve been on Instagram for 1/2 a second, you most likely saw too many a few photos from the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon! Today, I’m going to share photos from all along the course.**SPOILER ALERT** I had so much fun at the WDW Marathon, and can’t wait to run it again! Four Parks, 26.2 […]

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My Goals for the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon!

Happy Friday! via GIPHY Today is the day I head over to Walt Disney World, to join in on all the fun of Marathon Weekend! The weather has been extremely cold in Orlando the last few days but looks like it should be warming up for the Full Marathon on Sunday. So, here’s hoping it […]

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My outfit for the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon

Happy Walt Disney World Wednesday! We are just a few days away from the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon, those who are running the 5K, or Dopey Challenge are already en-route to the Happiest Place on Earth, but some of us won’t be heading towards Orlando until later in the week. I’m not going to […]

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What I carry with me for a Marathon

We are just a few days away from the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon! via GIPHY I literally am bursting with excitement for the Marathon, I had some struggles with my training but overall I feel confident in my abilities to complete the race!  So, as I put together my lists of things I’ll be […]

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Win an Authentic Disney Parks Pin from StorybookErin

Source: GIPHY I am overwhelmed with gratitude! My little corner of the internet is growing, and I am pleased to announce that I have almost reached my goal on Twitter, in fact, I am so close that I’ve decided to host the giveaway!  In October of this year, I was feeling so defeated as a blogger. […]

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2018 WDW Marathon, Planning, Packing and the Party at the Finish

Source:  GIPHY Give yourself a HIGH-FIVE!  Not only have you made the commitment to run a MARATHON, but YOU have made it to the end of your training! If you are anything like me, you’ve probably had some challenges along the way.  In my opinion, challenges are a part of the Journey to the Marathon, and […]

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Quick, Easy, Frugal Friendly Sugar Scrub Recipe

Disney Springs: Must Do One of my favorite places to go to in Disney Springs is Basin.  Today I am going to share with you how I make my DIY scrub with just a few ingredients.  Visiting Basin is such a fun experience. I just love all the unique fragrances, hydrating scrubs, and Magical soaps!  One […]

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Get into the Holiday Spirit with this FREE Disney Experience

Want to Experience some Disney Magic this Holiday Season, but would prefer not to pay the hefty price tag for a park ticket? Check out the Christmas Tree Trail in Disney Springs! November 10, 2017, through January 7, 2018, experience  this festive holiday experience  FOR FREE! Where to park The Christmas Tree Trail is located in […]

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What’s in my Lunchbox? Family of 5

Need some lunchbox inspiration? Look no further! Here are the items that I pack for an afternoon at the Zoo, Park or Theme Park with my family! FREE PRINTABLE CHECKLIST!  Sandwiches  Peanut Butter only for the girls, cut into fun shapes! Peanut Butter and Jelly for my husband and I Nuts (for mom and Dad) […]

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Harmony Barbershop, Walt Disney World

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls, Welcome to the Magic Kingdom – Where Dreams Come True! If you dream of creating a magical experience for your child’s first haircut, I urge you to consider Harmony Barbershop on Main Street, in Walt Disney World.   Each stylist at Harmony Barbershop is a state-licensed cosmetologist, armed with stickers […]

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Animal Kingdom: Fun Facts and Things to Do

Jambo Friends! Today I’m going to share a little about Disney’s Animal Kingdom. When Animal Kingdom opened in 1998 I was approaching high school and our Disney Trips were mostly reserved for Night of Joy. As a result, my first visit to Animal Kingdom was a few months before my husband and I got married […]

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From the Archives: My Experience at the 2015 Marathon

Hiya Pals! Happy Throwback Thursday, as I prepare for the 2018 Walt Disney World Marathon I can’t help but reminsce about the first time I ran a Marathon! My desire to run the Walt Disney World Goofy Challenge started after my first 5K, That’s right before I even ran the Princess Half  I had decided that […]

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WDW Wednesday: Magic Kingdom with Toddlers

Hi Pals!  As a Disney loving mom of three young children, I’ve learned so many hacks to having an amazing day at The Magic Kingdom. Today on the vlog I share a few of my favorite tips, so I encourage you to take a look.  On the vlog, you will find: Where to meet your […]

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Tips for taking your Toddlers to the Magic Kingdom – AFTER Bedtime!

Hiya Pals! In an attempt to capture as many beautiful memories of the days when we traveled through Disney with three toddlers, I have brought my Youtube Channel back to life! In my most recent vlog, I share several tips on how to have an amazing time in the Magic Kingdom with your toddlers after they […]

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Budget Friendly Beauty and the Beast Party!

Beauty and the Beast has such a special place in my heart. When it was released in 1991, I remember going to the movie theater with my neighbor to see it. It was such a big moment for me because it’s one of my first memories of going somewhere without my parents or sisters. For […]

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DIY Disney: Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume

Hello everyone! I am Dana, Storybook Erin’s sister. I ran the 2017 Goofy Challenge, with our older sister and had an adorable costume inspired by Wreck-it Ralph so, I was asked to share how I completed the look while sticking to a very small budget! Character Inspirations Vanellope von Shweetz  Taffyta Muttonfudge After hours of […]

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How to Host a Tangled Party on a Tiny Budget! – Part 2

I recently shared about our daughters Rapunzel party, and how I did the whole party on a TINY budget. I thought I’d take some time to go over the DIY’s we did, and how we saved some money during the process. DIY Sun Stencil When hosting a Tangled party it is impossible to skip over […]

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How to Host a Tangled Party on a TINY Budget.

The Setting It’s two weeks before your daughter’s third birthday, and you have spent months planning all the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse DIY’s you are going to do for your daughters birthday. The last thing to do is buy the supplies and your daughter a cute new dress. You log onto Amazon.com with your daughter to pick […]

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The Secret to Keeping Cool at Disney

Summer heat is upon us down here in South Florida, so I decided to make some “Elsa Spray” for my husband to keep in his backpack. He bikes to and from work every day, so this spray was the perfect thing for him to have. I saw this idea originally on this blog, but added a […]

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DIY Disney: Winnie the Pooh Party

Bounce on over to the Hundred Acre Woods with me, as I share (far too many) photos and tips for hosting a BUDGET FRIENDLY Disney themed party! For the last few months our daughter has been in love with that silly ol’ bear we all know and love, Winnie the Pooh. So I put on […]

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Disney Nature: #BornInChina

On Earth Day, 2017 Disney Nature will be releasing another film in their collection of nature films. Our family had the opportunity to see it before it was released to the general public, and if you want to hear our thoughts or find out if we felt it was a good idea to take our […]

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DIY Disney: Tangled Tower

Walt Disney World Wednesday This week I did a really simple and quick tangled inspired craft with my toddlers.  Here are 3 things to love about this craft! Hardly ANY supplies required Hardly ANY setup Great for developing those FINE MOTOR Skills! Here’s what you need for your Tangled inspired craft! Supplies: Scissors Yellow Yarn […]

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DIY DISNEY: Recipe for Grey Stuff

My three year old is really into crafting right now, and so when we ran across the recipe for “grey stuff” we knew we HAD to try it! Cooking and Crafting with your toddlers is such a fun and rewarding experience, one I highly recommend!  Ingredients*:  Oreo Cookies Vanilla Pudding Chocolate Pudding Milk Cool Whip  […]

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DIY Disney: Moana Necklace

I fear we are a little late on the whole Moana craze. To be honest, I didn’t know much about it, and we didn’t see it until we rented it a few days after it released on DVD. So please forgive me if the love of Moana is old news, but…we LOVED Moana! It’s so […]

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Express Transportation at Walt Disney World

Have you heard about Disney’s newest mode of transportation between parks? Disney Transportation is a great perk for guests staying on property, guests who want to park hop and also guests who come onto Disney property to enjoy a meal at one of their fine restaurants. I’ve opted out of driving my own car in […]

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Baby Wearing at Disney, the best way to be Stroller Free!

Stroller Free at Disney? Yes, my family of 5 has spent many days and nights at Walt Disney World without the stroller. There are perks to having the stroller but after so many trips of feeling overcrowded and frustrated with pushing the stroller through Main Street USA,  we’ve on more than one occasion ditched the stroller […]

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3 Tips for taking your Newborn to Disney

A Newborn…in DISNEY? Yes, I took my newborn to Disney (more than once) and today I am going to share with you how I kept her safe and germ-free! I think the key to taking your newborn baby to Walt Disney World is confidence. If you feel confident about taking your child, go for it! Make memories, […]

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Tips for a #disneyside Maternity Shoot

As promised, here are some of the photos from our #disneyside maternity shoot last Sunday. I will admit, I was pretty disappointed that I didn’t get to take one more photo of my baby bump at Disney, but sometimes we just have to accept that plans need to change.  Here are my tips for accomplishing […]

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Disney Inspired Baby Moon – At Home

Since our plans to travel to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival were totally thrown out the window, we spent the weekend at home. My doctor didn’t feel comfortable with me traveling from Miami to Orlando at 35 weeks pregnant. I had every intention of just going to Disney for the day, even though my […]

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My Daughter’s FIRST Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bar!

If you spend any time around Disney, chances are you’ve eaten something shaped like the beloved Mickey Mouse.  My favorite mouse shaped treat is the Premium ice cream bar! Smooth creamy vanilla ice cream shaped like Mickey Mouse with a thick coating of chocolate surrounding it. It always tastes best when eaten on Main Street […]

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Top 3 Rides in Epcot for Small Children

Epcot Epcot is the best place for young children. There is so much to love. For example, in each country, there is a Kid-Cot Fun Stop. There will be a cast member there with a craft for your kids to complete (for free).  It can be a great activity for your kids to do if it’s […]

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Our Top 3 Rides in Magic Kingdom for Kids 2 and Under

Hello Disney loving friends! For today’s post I wanted to give our top 3 favorite rides for families with very young children. These are my 2 year old’s MOST requested rides at the Magic Kingdom! I’m pretty excited that she loves these rides so much because I love them and also want to ride them over […]

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What is Club Disney at Hollywood Studios?

On our most recent trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios my husband wanted to ride Rockin’ Roller Coaster before we left. So, I took the girls to explore while he waited in line for the ride. I happened to see a big sign just beyond Rockin’ Roller Coaster with the FAB 5 on it, so we […]

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3 Reasons to Love RunDisney Kids Races

I’m so excited to share about the 2016 WDW Kids Races!! This was my 2-year-old’s third time running in the Kids Races, and my 8-month-old’s FIRST time. We left our home bright and early and headed over to the Expo and Kids Races. I just love the energy during Marathon weekend, I love seeing everyone […]

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RunDisney Glass Slipper Challenge Training

In 5 weeks I get to run through the streets of Walt Disney World with both my sisters and I couldn’t be more excited! Unfortunately, I haven’t exactly done much training since November. My reason  excuse is the holidays mixed in with disney passes (a.k.a. Disney almost every weekend) and a sick husband and babies. […]

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Our Storybook Life – 2015 Review

The year 2015 had a lot of big, exciting and scary changes for our family. I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the year, for each challenge I am thankful as it brought new things into our lives, and made us a better family. We are looking forward to the year 2016 ready […]

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Disney’s Osbourne Spectacle of Dancing Lights in Hollywood Studios

Today for #WDWWednesday I wanted to talk about the Osbourne Dancing Lights in Hollywood Studios. It began as a single home in Arkansas’ display of annual Christmas lights, and then in 1995 was brought to Walt Disney World to be shared with all of us! You can read more about it on the Disney website. This […]

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Disney Hotel: Port Orleans Riverside

Soooo,… guess what… WE HAVE ANNUAL PASSES TO WALT DISNEY WORLD!!!!!!! Anyway, Yes. We have Annual Passes to Walt Disney World and since we will be spending quite a bit of time at Walt Disney World I thought i’d start a Wednesday series called “WDW WEDNESDAY” Basically,… I will attempt to refrain from talking about […]

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My Pixar Rankings!

Father’s Day Weekend 2015, my husband and I went on a double date with some friends and saw Inside Out.  It was so wonderful to get away for a few hours with some friends, but obviously it got the conversation going. You know… what  is the BEST Pixar movie ever?!?! My husband read several lists, and rankings, […]

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Packing for a Disney Race with a Baby.

As we approach Disney’s Tower of Terror weekend, my day planner is filled with checklists and deadlines to help get us out the door! Our original goal was to get out of town by 8:00 a.m., but my pediatrician called and said little lady needs a flu shot – so, looks like we won’t be […]

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What it’s like to Volunteer for a RunDisney Race!

It may or may not be a life long dream of mine to be a Disney Princess. I may never get to be a Disney Princess, but I did get to volunteer for the Mouse last Saturday and this is my experience. Full disclosure, I am a RunDisney / Disney fan, I have not other affiliations to the […]

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Epcot Flower and Garden for my Moms Birthday

Last Friday Prince Charming and I took my Mom to Disney’s Flower & Garden Festival at Epcot. If you’ve never been, and if you like flowers I highly recommend it! Instead of a frilly or glittered card Prince Charming and I wanted to give her the gift of memories. So, on Thursday night after work we loaded up […]

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