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runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series - Challenge Accepted!

April 29, 2016

Image borrowed from runDisney email

The runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series was introduced (4/28). I have to admit that I just glanced at it at first, and didn’t think anything of it until I saw all of the hype on Facebook. I am in no way a “seasoned” runner, but I have participated in my share of 5K races in addition to the one 10K I participated in during the Inaugural Tinkerbell 10K and came in last. Most may think that was not something to celebrate, but because I failed at a previous attempt to complete the Tower of Terror 10 miler race, that was a joy for me to complete the race.

Now, I have been wearing a boot brace for the past four weeks because of an Achilles injury (which was previously misdiagnosed as a heel spur), and to be honest, I really need to get into shape. I am preparing for our first 7-night Disney Fantasy Cruise and I know how much walking I need to put in to really enjoy myself. Thankfully, the boot should be coming off in about another week or so, and this race has given me the push that I need to get back into it.
What is so awesome about this virtual race is that I can get everything done from the comforts of my hometown, and the best part of that is the medals you get for each race. Of course, there is the running challenge. That means that there are three 5Ks, four Mickey Finisher Medals = 9.3 miles. Oh, and you can’t forget the Mickey tumbler, and Running Shorts Challenge Digital Race Bib!! (Sign me up please!). For those that do not want to do all three races, you are able to register for one of the Running Shorts 5K that has specific dates associated with them.  The three runDisney Virtual Running Shots races are; the Yellow Shoes (May 15 – June 1, 206), the Red Pants (June 5 – June 18, 2016), and the White Glove (June 19 – June 30, 2016). With each race, there are individual finisher medals and digital race bibs included. Again, if you choose to do all three, be sure to sign up for the runDisney Virtual Running Shorts Series running challenge.

From what I read on runDisney’s website, proof of run is not required, and they are going to work on the “honor system”.  Works for me! I know what you are thinking…. How honest will I be? Well for me, I plan to document my actual races to hold MYSELF accountable. Also, I have a friend that will be participating as well.  

I am all ready to begin when the time comes. Wish me luck!! 

Before I forget, be sure to check out the website for more information: www.rundisney.com/virtual-running-shorts/

Until Next Time!

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The Stain Fighting Purex plus Clorox 2 Detergent

April 27, 2016

"The Purex® brand provided me with a sample of Purex® plus Clorox 2® detergent in exchange for a product review. However all the opinions expressed here are my own"
I am sure that we can all relate to the task of laundry, whether we want to or not. I am not the biggest fan of it, but I do enjoy trying new products and the stain fighting Purex Plus Clorox 2 Detergent is no exception.

I have accepted the challenge to show you how I tackle my family's worst stains and what better way to do that than to test it on a shirt that my 7 year old frequently gets dirty. I have to admit, I was slightly skeptical, because I have no idea where my son gets these stains from, and IF they will ever come out. As you can see, the stains came out and we are ready for the next round of stains. Kudos Purex!

Definitely give the NEW Purex plus Clorox 2 detergent a try and be sure to visit Purex on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest for more information.

I am sure that you are impressed, right? I have two (2) coupons to GIVEAWAY that will entitle the winner to a FREE bottle of Purex Plus Clorox 2 Detergent. To win.... Just be one of the first two readers to comment below about one of your toughest stains, and you are the winner!

Until Next Time!

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The Reason Why We Love the Disney Vacation Club!

April 15, 2016

A quick look back in time with DVC!  @DMochaTraveler

My family are super Disney fans and after many vacations to Walt Disney World Resort, we made a decision that would change the way we vacation for years to come.

We became DVC members about 5 years ago (Yay!). I must preface this by stating that we attended about 4 DVC presentations LONG before we gave in. What I liked about the process aside from the ice cream and snacks at the end, was that there was absolutely no pressure and we never felt that we had to buy right then. What made us finally take the plunge was when we were on the Disney Wonder, and I went to a presentation and WON the on-board ship credit. Yes, that is correct, I WON!!! The only weird thing is that I had one night left to spend it before I lost it. YIKES!! No worries, all was well and I was able to get it all spent minus $.76 (something like that). After that, we knew the time had come.

Fast forward a few months, I saw that they were offering specials on some of the older DVC properties, so after some research, I contacted our “very patient” specialist, who was so helpful. We did everything over the phone and email and within a couple weeks, everything was done and at a price that we were happy with. We went with a direct buy through DVC because of the perks they offered in the form of doubling our points. One last act of good faith on my specialist’s part was when I told her that we wanted to experience Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas with a Savanna view, but they were sold out. Never fear, she took care of it and we got just what we wanted for that vacation.

I cannot lie, it wasn’t a bed of roses (the first few days) because we did suffer from some buyer’s remorse, and we wanted to cancel, but our specialist said that we might feel that way. We hung in there and just like she said, we were over it really quickly and were excited about our future vacations.

I love the Disney Vacation Club, because they understand the type of buyers we were, and never pressured us to make a purchase we could not afford. Every vacation since then has been great, and we could never imagine vacationing to Walt Disney World Resort and not having access to the resorts and discounts we have now.

Until Next Time!

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