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Disney Cruise Day 2 at Castaway Cay

By on January 22, 2020
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Disney Cruise Day 2 at Castaway Cay

We woke up to a gorgeous view out of our verandah on the second day of our cruise. Disney Cruiseline has its own private island called Castaway Cay – it’s one of my favorite parts of the Bahamas cruise itinerary! I was so pumped about spending the day at the beach that I actually woke up before everyone else. So I decided to go up to deck 11 to grab some coffee and take some pictures of the ship while it was still quiet and calm.

That view!

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Do you see Donald?

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Disney Cruise Day 1 Recap and Video

By on January 20, 2020
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I’ve been dying to take another Disney Cruise since we got home from our first one last April. My dad joined us this time and we were all SO ready to make some wonderful memories on the Disney Dream. We got to the port super early and scored boarding group 2. That meant that we were some of the first people on the ship! It was a really great first day, despite the kids being a little grumpy. I think they were probably just a little overwhelmed.

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Anniversary Trip to Disney World

By on January 13, 2020

What better way to celebrate our 12th anniversary than with a trip to the same place we honeymooned back in 2007! You guys know we’re huge Disney nerds and we love celebrating special events at the happiest place on Earth!

We decided to drive down to Orlando – mostly so that I wouldn’t catch any germs from the flight. And believe it or not – I managed to stay well during the entire trip. We left as soon as we dropped the kids off at school that morning and made the 7-hour drive down. It was a breeze without kids!

Road trip!

Anniversary Trip to Disney World

We checked in at the hotel and then headed straight over to Epcot to enjoy the Food and Wine Festival. It was our first time at this festival and we managed to eat and drink our way around half of World Showcase before we got too full.

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Holiday Hacks for Busy Moms

By on December 20, 2019

Isn’t it great how we moms can just sit back this time of year and let Santa take care of everything? Oh wait… πŸ˜‘πŸ™„

Christmas may be full of holiday magic and cheer, but it’s also one of the most stressful times of the year for moms. The mental burden of your family’s to-do list is heavy, and we’re all feeling that extra weight on our shoulders. Presents to buy and wrap, holiday meals to plan, groceries to purchase, food to cook, holiday outfits to coordinate, decorations to put out – it all adds up! Not to mention all of the other chores we normally do like dishes and laundry. We also have to make sure our kids have a magical Christmas – Santa pictures, gingerbread houses, elf on the shelf, stocking stuffers, an advent calendar, Christmas cookies, reindeer food – we seriously need our own fleet of elves to help with everything!

Luckily I have a few holiday hacks that can help save your sanity. I’m not saying I’m perfect (I’ll be right there with you at Target on Christmas Eve buying a last-minute gift) but I think these tips will help you save some time and energy!

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DIY Dole Whip Body Scrub Fish Extender Gift Idea

By on December 5, 2019

One of the treats I always have to get each time we go to Disney World is a Dole Whip. I love the tropical flavors of that iconic treat! It’s the perfect thing to cool you off after a lap or two around the Magic Kingdom. It’s smooth and creamy, and sweet and sour! So a few weeks ago when I was brainstorming ideas for Fish Extender gifts for our next Disney Cruise, I thought it would be cool to do a Dole Whip scented body scrub. Scroll down to see how I made it!

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