April 18, 2014

Our Magic of Disney Animation Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios

How ironic that, last summer, my family and I decide that we want to learn to draw a Disney character while on our Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Let me tell you, this was such a fun experience and I think that our attempts turned out pretty well, considering it was our first time, but as you can see we did a great job! :o)

When we arrived we were seated and the animator introduced themselves and after a quick vote, everyone decided on Stitch. The instructor really took her time and made it easy to follow along step by step. After we we were done, we took away our proud creations.

My drawing!! Not bad at all :o)

Miss Thing! She adds her own touch
The Dude! Great Job for a 4 year old (at the time)
Big A! Another great job!











April 16, 2014

Random Thoughts....

At some point in life change must happen. I am one that is sometimes a bit uncomfortable with change, but overall, I understand it is part of this game called life.

Don't be afraid of change, that just means something else is right around the corner.

Until Next Time!

April 5, 2014

A Pleasant Disney Surprise in the Mail...

Those that know me, know that my family and I are real Disney fans! We love everything from the resorts, to  the MagicBands, to FastPass+, and everything in between. My husband received a post card from Walt Disney World Resort yesterday advertising their DVD. The postcard caught my eye, not because of the iconic Mickey Mouse, but because the individuals represented throughout the entire mailing, looked like me. Don't get me wrong, I have received mailings in the past, but never like this.

I am not sure what my husband has filled out that made them know about our household, but for me and my family, it was a pleasant surprise and one that we loved. It does not matter to us who graces the mailings and advertisements, but I admire Walt Disney World for understanding that there is a market for us in that part of the travel industry. Kudos!!



Until Next Time!

April 3, 2014

I'm Back!!!!


I guess it is safe to say...... I'm BACK!!!!!!!

Wow, it has been a while since my last post, but I promise I have a good excuse. Life got in the way a bit, but now everything is back on track and I think that I am going to give it another go.

As you can see, I have made some changes to the blog and while the change is not that extensive, it is enough of a change to make it better.

Stay tuned for more.

Until Next Time!

October 31, 2013

Sponsored: Werther's Original® Baking Bash MommyParties

 I received free Werther's Original products in order to host the Werther's Original Sponsored MommyParty. All opinions expressed are my own.


Let me share how excited I was to be chosen to host a Werther’s Original ®Baking Bash MommyParty! When I got the notice, I thought how exciting this is for me to show off my "mediocre" baking skills. As I get older, I tend to try even more new things, especially with my children.


I have coworkers that had birthdays at the same time, so I figured the best thing to do was to use my “cooking” skills to make some treats that everyone would enjoy.


I created a treat that turned out to be a hit. I mixed popcorn, melted marshmallows, and Werther’s Original ® Baking Caramels. Let me tell you, they turned out so yummy.




 
 




















I also made chocolate covered pretzels, and caramel covered apples. Everyone was so excited and I have to say that I am totally proud of myself.


If you want to check out more information about Werther’s Original ® Baking Caramels or the Werther’s brand, click the following link to find out more: http://werthers.werthersecloud.us

Until Next Time!



September 19, 2013

My Pillsbury Back to School Dinner Routine

I do not know about you, but as a working mom, I struggle to find meals that fit our busy lifestyle. I search different avenues and some ideas work great while others?? Well, let’s just say, they are not as successful as I would like them to be. I am not a “real” cook; however, I do enjoy preparing what is quick and easy for me to understand. I remember eating and loving Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits when I was younger and the memory alone holds a special place in my heart.




In my quest for the perfect after school meal, I found that the Pillsbury website has so many recipes that are not only easy to follow, but are a true hit with my kids. We tried the Grands! Grilled Cheese Sandwiches recipe and the kids absolutely loved it! We did vary the recipe by allowing the kids to shape the sandwiches before we baked them. Here is the result:





My suggestion for anyone looking for fun and easy dinner recipes, would be to download the Pillsbury Recipe Booklet, and share what Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits recipe you are excited to try in the comment section. We busy moms have to stick together!


I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. The content and opinions expressed here are all my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of General Mills. Compensation was provided by General Mills via Clever Girls Collective.

August 1, 2013

My First Experience with Car Masters Weekend - June 2013

I have to say that I have never been to Walt Disney World Resort and seen so many cool cars in one location. We had just arrived from our Disney Cruise to start part two of our vacation, and what a way to start it!  We arrived at Downtown Disney and were greeted by the signs everywhere. Anthony (my husband) was in awe of everything that he was looking at as we surfed through the crowd of on lookers. The first thing we did was visit the Disney Planes booth, where we got to try out the new video game and played a carnival style games to win a wooden airplane. Way cool!  We then got in line to try the now infamous new Disney Infinity video game. Let me say that "trying out" this game has prompted me to Pre-purchase the game for my family. It was absolutely a fun experience and knowing the characters can literally "jump-into" the game, was awesome. As we exited the area, we were all gifted with Dash, so in addition to the starter kit and the characters included with the game, we are able to add Dash.

After taking some time to walk around and experience the day, we were able to take some pictures and leave knowing that we have just experienced something cool!  

Car Masters Weekend at Downtown Disney has occurred the past two years and I hope that it continues. We will definitely be returning. For more information: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/events-tours/downtown-disney/car-masters-weekend/