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Snacks to Pack for Disney World

This is a partnered post with CVS Pharmacy. All opinions expressed are my own. Save a little on the vacation budget with these snacks to pack for Disney World. We are only a few days out and the kids still don't know we are going to Disney World. Like they seriously have no idea. I think it's kind of comical actually. I've been making Mickey … [Read more...]

5 Reasons to Vacation Close to Home

Five simple, but sometimes forgot about, reasons to vacation close to home. I'm honored to have partnered with Extended Stay America for this post. My family loves to travel. We like experiencing new places, finding new ways to have fun together, and just the spontaneity of being out of our normal, every day routine. During spring break we had … [Read more...]

Why Choosing Extended Stay America Can Stretch the Vacation Budget

Over the spring break vacation, my family partnered with Extended Stay America and they hosted our stay at one of their properties in Dallas. During our stay I noticed some features and perks that helped to extend our vacation budget. So I wanted to share my reasons why choosing Extended Stay America can stretch the vacation budget. I'm all about … [Read more...]

Tips for a Rainy Day at Disneyland

Is there rain in the forecast for your upcoming Disneyland vacation? Here are some helpful tips for a rainy day at Disneyland! Rain, rain, here to stay? Either way, it’s a Disney Day! Having spent the majority of my life in Southern California, I find it quite curious when water starts falling from the sky. But there’s one thing I know for sure. … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for the Star Wars Fan

I've been very good this year, Santa. But you and the elves don't have to worry about my Christmas list. All I want this year is Star Wars merchandise from Disneyland. There are so many gift ideas for the Star Wars fan! When you come on over to our house for a visit, you'll notice one thing. We are kind of Disney obsessed. Vintage alarm clocks, … [Read more...]

Season of the Force Debuts at Disneyland Resort

In a resort not so far, far away… The Force awakens at the Disneyland Resort! Beginning November 16, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the Star Wars galaxy as Tomorrowland has been transformed with new attractions, experiences, and themed offerings for Season of the Force. Season of the Force I was able to get a sneak peek at … [Read more...]

Family and Allergy-Friendly Dining at the PCH Grill

Navigating this new world of food allergies has been tough. Trying to accurately identify my toddler's allergies has been, to say the least, tiring. Inconclusive blood tests, skin tests, welt-like hives, notebooks of everything she's eaten or touched -- I had no idea what I was in for when we got the diagnosis. PCH Grill | Family and … [Read more...]

Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland

Melanie was given complimentary admission for her and her family to enjoy Mickey’s Halloween Party at Disneyland. From cast members' name tags to the iconic Sleeping Beauty castle, everything is dazzling within the Disneyland Resort in celebration of its Diamond Anniversary. How could it get any better?  Add in some holiday fun! Beginning … [Read more...]

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Earlier this month the family and I headed out to San Antonio for a week of fun and relaxation. Since it had been a couple of years since we'd visited, we knew we wanted to visit some of our old favorites, like the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. It's no joke that every time we visit San Antonio, we have to feed the zebras. Most times, it's the … [Read more...]

Summer Travel Tips

My family is constantly on the go. From the kids activities, to church, and extracurricular activities we do as a family, some days it seems like we're only at home to sleep. And the summers are no different, y'all. Between weekend trips to nearby cities, to full on vacations, we keep busy by exploring the world around us. And honestly, I wouldn't … [Read more...]