Disneyland for Newbies

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I’m not a true Disneyland newbie, but so much has changed in the 20 years since I have been there, that I may as well be. I mean, there were only minor changes to “It’s a Small World” and “The Pirates of the Caribbean” (Jack Sparrow looks so life-like, btw, I wondered if Johnny Depp […]

Disneyland Travel Kits

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I promised you that I had another surprise for the kids for the morning that we left for Disneyland and here it is! I set these baskets up for them the night before so they could come down the stairs and discover them. Honestly, it felt a bit like Christmas morning. So why give the […]

We’re Going to Disneyland – How to break the news to the kids

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It’s Disney week on the blog, and I thought we would start at the beginning of the fun: Telling the kids that they were about to take a trip to Disneyland! It wasn’t hard to keep the trip a secret, since we didn’t know for sure that we were going to be able to swing […]

A Better Beginning Benefit Concert

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One of the things I love about this blogging/social media world, is that it allows us to share in each other’s trials and tragedies and lend support and assistance to one another in times of need. Sometimes it is hard to be aware of so much sadness and difficulty in the world, but it always […]

Announcing Disney Week

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Spring Break Season is upon us and I know some of you may be planning a trip to the House of the Mouse (a.k.a Disneyland or Disney World) during your break. Last week at this time my family was “Soaring Over California” and dining with princesses, and next week I’m going to tell you all […]

He Put a Ring on It – Blinged-Out Bridal Shower with David Tutera Bridal

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I’m a big fan of David Tutera. I’ve watched every episode of My Fair Wedding that is available on Netflix! When I heard about the new David Tutera Bridal line designed for DIYers like moi, I was really excited to check it out! David is the king of making sure everything looks high-class and amazing, so […]

Giant Secret Talents

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In honor of the The Green Giant’s big surprise, they are asking bloggers to reveal their hidden talents. That’s a little bit of a problem for me, since I’m not one to hide my talents. Why do you think I have a blog? It is so that I can inundate you with my talents all…the…time! […]

Serenity With Scentsy Violet Leaf

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Around the time I initially wrote my post about my word of the year, I was also getting ready to post about the Scentsy Scentrend for 2013. I had been sent a preview of the new Violet Leaf scent along with some other goodies geared toward helping me relax. I thought it was pretty great […]

Serenity: Word for 2013

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I originally wrote this post back in January when most other bloggers were writing about their words of the year. I started second guessing myself before I got around to publishing it, but just read it again, and decided that even if this isn’t the only thing I focus on this year, it is still […]

Five Creative School Valentines

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Before we leave Valentine’s Day in the dust and start hopping down the bunny trail, I wanted to show you the fun Valentines I came up with for my kids (and me) to hand out this year. This was the first time in many years, that their faces weren’t plastered all over their valentines, but […]