Jul312013

Travel Tips for Disneyland

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*Disclosure- The following is a partner post

It’s probably safe to say that almost every child’s dream is to visit the magical world of Disneyland. From watching stunning shows and colorful parades to enjoying the exciting rides and meeting your favorite Disney characters, it’s no surprise that visiting Disneyland is also many adults’ idea of a great vacation too.

If you’re a Disney-fanatic just like me, then you’re probably eager to take the family on a trip of a lifetime. But this magical experience doesn’t come cheap so it’s certainly worth keeping your eyes peeled for any Disney offers and discounts. You might spot one in a brochure, on the TV or even online when you’re playing foxybingo . Here’s a few travel tips for surviving Disney with the family.

Before heading to the park, make sure the whole family has applied sunscreen and has plenty of water in their bag. Items like this are pricey once you’re in the park.
It’s worth checking the age and height requirements of particular rides – the last thing you want is to get your child excited for a cool ride, only to discover they’re too small or too old for it.

Once you’re inside the park, grab a few maps and arrange an emergency meet up area just in case you’re separated. Then study the calendar and see what time the parades, live entertainment and fireworks are on. This will help you make the most of the day.

The ‘rider swap’ initiative is certainly worth taking up if you have a child who is too small to ride. It works like this: the whole family queues up for the ride together. When they approach the ride, one parent rides with their older child while the other parent looks after the little one. Once the ride has finished, the parents have the chance to do the ‘rider swap’. They switch places so the other parent has a chance to ride while the other one waits.

If you want to make the most of the day, get to the park as early as possible. Bare in mind that the Animal Kingdom theme park at Disney World (if you’re headed there too) closes early.

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Jul312013

Wordless Wednesday: Spending time with friends is priceless (with linky)

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Erin, Myself, Laura, Carmen and Jenny. Such a great night!

 

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Jul302013

Tri State Tuesday Link Up!

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We have a great group of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana bloggers who have so much interesting content- from giveaways to personal stories. I really encourage everyone to check them out and give them some comment love! You can find them by clicking any of their links below. If you’re interested in becoming part of our group, click here for the application!

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Jul292013

Announcing Publishers Clearing House’s “Win $5,000 a Week Forever” Contest!

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting sponsored by Publishers Clearing House. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

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I am so excited to share with you that Publishers Clearing House has recently announced their latest contest! I used to love their commercials and ads as a kid. Who didn’t love getting mail from them? Publishers Clearing House’s “Win $5,000 a Week Forever” will award one lucky winner $5,000 every week for the rest of their life (I hope they live a LONG time)! And if you win, you can also name an inheritor! How cool would it be to pass along that legacy? Click here to enter this contest! Who knows, you might change your life and someone else’s! A winner will be picked this August, so sign up today! 

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Jul242013

Consolidating and Updating

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*Disclosure: This post contains a sponsored link. However, the story is mine, and all thoughts are my own.

You know when you prepare to move, you KNOW that it’s not coming for a while, but there are things you want to get done well in advance so when the time comes it’s easier?

Whew, that was a big sentence.

Anyways, that’s where I’m at right now. Kinda. I have this little corner in my house, in my living room. It’s a bit of a home office that’s in the middle of everything. Which I guess could be good and bad. Mostly bad because I can’t get anything done when the kiddo is home from school (yeah, we’re STILL struggling with that), but good in the sense that she can play and I can keep an eye on her.

In my home office I have a small corner desk with two drawers: one for supplies, the other for files. I have outgrown both and am being eaten alive by the eruption of their contents. So much so, that I’m also working out of two bankers boxes and one of my printers is on a TV tray. Try to hide your *jealousy*.

In my little corner, there’s also a HUGE media rack that pretty much does nothing but collect dust:

Dust bunny factory.

Dust bunny factory.

All of our music is on my computer (Taking a brief moment to pray that my computer holds out another two weeks, is there a Patron Saint for that?!?) and our DvDs are pretty much neglected for streaming. So, I thought I’d take this opportunity to clear out some of that clutter and sell my CDs online and save the ones I want to keep in a case. So not only am I gaining space back, I’m also making a little cash. It’s a win-win! And once that behemoth is gone, I have a beautiful new filing cabinet that will go in its place. I’m super excited for that! Business has been so busy lately, that I’m having to completely re-do this area. I actually bought a new desk as well, but it won’t be here for a couple days.  I got a great deal on both the desk and the cabinet that I could NOT pass them up!

So what about you? Have you had to re-do any areas in your home lately? When was the last time you moved?

 

 

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