Big Travel Agency News!


Whew, I apologize about being MIA the last few days! I had a weird thing happen to the blog where I couldn’t log on to the admin part, therefore I couldn’t publish posts! But thanks to my host we finally got it taken care of! #bloggerprobs

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Well I’m not sure if you all have noticed but I’ve been rather quiet on the travel agency home front. For the past 2 months I’ve been getting everything together to open up my own agency, without a host agency! When you’re with a host agent you use their insurance, their travel industry information, and anything else that allows you to book client travel. I won’t go into the details as to why I didn’t feel it was a good fit for this host agency, and my main goal was to open up my own place anyway. It just happened sooner than later! So I’ve been very busy with reaching out to suppliers, getting my own travel industry info, insurance and everything else that it requires for you to be in business! It has been quite a learning experience!

So we are officially opened as World of Wishes Travel! I am very excited and look forward to what this adventure will bring! We are still free to use, and will book trips as well as book Disney Dining, Disney Cruises, and Port of Call excursions! We are going to work very hard to become an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner and cement our relationship with Disney!

If you would like to join our team as a travel agent we would be happy to have you! So far I have a great group of agents and look forward to adding more great people! You can go here to fill out the form and I’ll get back to you right away! If you have any questions about joining, please, email me at shayna@worldofwishestravel.com! I will be happy to answer any of your questions, especially if you’ve never been an agent before!

I’ve also linked up with Mandi from Walt Express in this new venture and she will be the main Disney blog for WOW. She has a great blog with lots of Disney info and I felt it was a great fit for those traveling to Disney! Yes, I blog about Disney too, but I write more as an opinion for my personal blog and her blog is more information regarding everything Disney related! But…I also am a contributor to her blog too, so sometimes you’ll see some little gems from me :) It’s just one more great way that we show as women and bloggers we are helping each other and supporting each other!

Thank you to everyone who has supported my new business venture! I couldn’t have done it without you! And I look forward to having some of you join the WOW team!

 

MealEnders Review and Giveaway!


I was given product to review from Mealenders and SweatPink however all opinions are my own.

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Good Morning you guys! I am so excited to share with you this product I received from Mealenders to try out! Basically it’s a signaling lozenge to help you to not overeat and learn how to portion control. Once you’ve eaten maybe one helping of dinner, and are eyeing a second plate, or that huge dessert, you pop one of these in your mouth and enjoy the dessert outer layer, which curbs your craving for sweets. Then the inner tingling layer singles to your brain that you are full. These lozenges are Dietecian approved and are a safe way to learn how to portion control. From the Mealenders website they explain in detail how it works:

MealEnders’ active-taste formula rewards and resets your taste buds, distracting you from the temptation to overindulge.  First the delicious Reward Layer treats you to the sweet taste of dessert – a signal we typically associate with the end of a meal.  Then the Inner Core’s Active-Taste Layer releases a proprietary blend of gentle, cool tingling sensations on the tongue, which engage the trigeminal nerve, distracting your mind from the urge to continue overeating.  You can feel your MealEnder go to work instantly.

Unlike other diets or diet aids that focus solely on your stomach, MealEnders cue the cessation of eating by targeting the mind’s attention and the body’s reaction to sensations.  By engaging your trigeminal nerve, MealEnders keep your mind occupied for up to 20 minutes (the Overeating Zone), giving your natural satiety process time to kick in and catch up.  When the MealEnder experience dissipates, your body’s natural signaling process of satiation will have begun.

MealEnders fit easily into your existing routine, helping you learn healthy portion control.  And they aren’t a drug, stimulant or supplement.  MealEnders are a straightforward, common-sense way to assist you in reducing the amount of food you eat.  MealEnders naturally transition you away from your desire to eat too much and help train the mind and body to eat healthy, right-sized portions.

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These lozenges don’t have any herbs, added stimulants, or drugs of any kind in them. They are also low calorie (15 calories and 2 grams of sugar), low fat, Gluten Free, and Kosher!

Ok so now you know all about them, let’s talk about the most important part…do they work and how do they taste? Well, I’ve been using them for a few weeks now and I think they are working! I have admitted I have a major sweet tooth! Late nights when the kids are in bed and I’m the only one up working or writing I’ll sneak a cookie or two either because I’m bored or just want to get a treat before the boys eat them all! So instead, I would grab one of these and I got my little treat and didn’t reach for the sweets.

As for the taste, it depends on each flavor. They have four to choose from; Mint Chocolate, Cinnamon, Citrus, and Mocha. Here’s what I thought of each:

Mint Chocolate-Loved this one, it tasted like an Andes mint, once I got to the inner layer it was like a spearmint flavor. It left my mouth feeling quite refreshed and they were kidding about the tingling!

Cinnamon-I was expecting a cinnamon flavor like a cinnamon candy. But it was more like real cinnamon like you’d find in a cookie or homemade dessert. It wasn’t too bad, but just wasn’t what I had in my head, so when I put it in my mouth and it was something different it took some getting used to. The inner lozenge wasn’t really minty, it’s hard to describe the flavor. Lots of tingling with this one.

Citrus-My other favorite! It tasted like key lime pie to me. I love key lime pie so this one was quite a treat! The inner layer wasn’t minty either but there was lots of tingling going on!

Mocha-The outer layer did taste like mocha, but once it started getting to the inner layer it was a weird change and probably was my least favorite inner layer flavor. I liked the outer mocha part, but these are probably my least favorite out of the 4.

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If you go to order these from their website they have 3 different options to order. One solo supply of one flavor is $14.95 and has 25 pieces. A one month supply with 3 flavor packs, each with 25 pieces is $34.95. And finally a 90 day supply with 9 flavor packs each with 25 pieces is $89.95.

However, Mealenders has generously given me a 4 pack, exactly what I received to giveaway! You will get a pack of each flavor to try for free! You will get a 25 piece pack each of Mint Chocolate, Cinnamon, Citrus, and Mocha! So you can see which flavor works for you! If you have the same issue of over eating, portion control, or a wicked sweet tooth these might be just the thing you need! Good Luck Everyone!

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WDW Deluxe Resort-Animal Kingdom Lodge


Well, we are finally to the Deluxe Resorts! Here is a recap of the what we’ve covered so far:

Benefits of staying on property                         Moderate Resort-Ft. Wilderness Cabins

Difference between Value, Moderate, and Deluxe Resorts

Value Resort-All Star Movies                              Moderate Resort-Port Orleans Riverside

Value Resort-All Star Sports                              Moderate Resort-Port Orleans French Quarter

Value Resort-All Star Music                               Moderate Resort-Caribbean Beach Resort

Value Resort-Pop Century                               Moderate Resort-Coronado Springs Resort

Value Resort-Art of Animation

So quite a bit as you can see! If you have time, take a look at our journey through the resorts so far!

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We are in the final home stretch and are finally toward the end talking about the luxurious Deluxe Resorts at Walt Disney World! Today it is my favorite Deluxe, Animal Kingdom Lodge! This resort is obviously within the Animal Kingdom Area and is based off of a South African Wildlife Reserve. The detail and beauty of this resort is amazing. Now, this resort also has Villas, that include accommodations like a full kitchen and laundry, but I will go over all villas in a different post!

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The regular resort rooms are broken down into these categories: Standard, Pool View, Savanna View, Deluxe Pool View, Deluxe Savanna, Concierge, Presidential, Vice Presidential, and several suites.  But since the majority of us are average families, I’m going to talk about the Standard, Pool, and Savanna views! (But if you want to stay in the more posh rooms, well I would be happy to come with you, you know, for research purposes!)

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The rooms are 344 square feet, so a bit more room than Value and Moderate rooms. They each have either a king bed or a queen bed and bunk beds. There are handicap accessible rooms as well, just make sure you request it if needed. The rooms do have a fridge, coffee maker and room safe, much like other resorts.

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In the bathrooms the vanity/sink area is in the same area where the tub and toilet are. Like regular bathrooms! So either a good thing if you don’t mind having 2 people getting ready in the bathroom at the same time, or frustrating because you just want to go brush your teeth but someone is in the shower!

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The main reason why this resort is so popular is not only the beauty and grandiose buildings, but because this is the only resort that has animals for viewing from the hotel itself! Just imagine, waking up in your room and walking out onto your balcony to a Savanna with zebras or giraffes! Even if you’re not a guest at this resort, you can still see the animals from special viewing areas. Which is why balloons are not allowed here, much like Animal Kingdom Resort. The animals safety is just as important as yours in these areas. There are 3 different savanna areas that have different animals. In the Sunset Savanna you’ll find ostriches, in the Arusha Savanna you’ll find zebras, and in the Uzima Savanna you’ll see kudu.

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If after you’ve explored your room and savannas you might work up quite the appetite! There are many restaurants to choose from here! If you need something quick then you can go to Mara, Uzima Springs, and Maji Pool Bar. If you want a place that you can sit down and relax casually then might I suggest Cape Town Lounge and Wine Bar, and Victoria Falls Lounge. Of course you cannot go to AKL without going to Boma or Sanaa! They are the places to eat and have people coming back time and time again! If you go to Boma for breakfast, make sure you try the Tonga Toast and Freshly Pressed Coffee!

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Tummies full, animal seen, what else is there to do here? Well, you can’t go to any hotel without talking about the pool! The Uzima Springs Pool is one of the largest pools on WDW property and also a zero entry pool like you can find at Caribbean Beach Resort or Art of Animation. And of course a 67 foot water slide for the brave kiddos to enjoy! There is also a kiddie pool and 2 hot tubs in the area for you to enjoy.

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If you’re needing to work off all of those yummy treats from the restaurants, then you can get your sweat on at the Zahanati Fitness Center! It’s open from 6am-9pm for guests 14 and older free of charge to resort guests.

This would be a great time to check the kids into the Simba’s Cubhouse! It’s open in the evenings and has so many things for the children to do! Including dinner! Reservations for the cubhouse can be made 120 days in advance, much like dining reservations.

If you are wanting more fun things to do you can feed the flamingos, track animals, games, and African storytelling! Really, you could truly find so much to do and see without ever leaving the resort! I am so in love with this resort! I cannot wait until we can come and stay here and relax! But the practical side of me always says later :( I just can’t wait to come and see all of the beautiful African details that they’ve included in these gorgeous place!

Here is a full map of the resort:

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QOTD: Have you stayed here before? Or is this one on your bucket list like me? What is your favorite part of this resort?

 

How To Make Disney’s Chocolate Covered Pretzels At Home


So you guys know how thrifty I am! And when we go to Disney I like to pack snacks and treats to curb our feeling of needing to buy all the treats, especially when we start smelling those yummy smells throughout the park! I already shared with you how I made Disneyfied Rice Krispy Treats! But here’s my version of how you can make those yummy pretzel sticks you can find at Goofy’s Candy Co! The best part is you can make it to your liking, and so many possibilities!

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So all you need are:

The long pretzel rods

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Baking chocolate

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Peanut Butter (optional)

Toppings of your choice:

Sprinkles

Chocolate chips

Crushed Cookies

Nuts

Crushed Candy Bars

Anything else you want!

Ok so line the pretzels on a baking sheet lined with parchment. You can either carefully microwave the chocolate or melt it on the stove in a double broiler. Chocolate can burn easily so remember to constantly stir! Once melted you can dip your pretzels into the chocolate, remembering to leave about 1/3 of it uncovered to be the part you hold onto! If you’re wanting to cover it with peanut butter, smear that on first before you cover with chocolate! (I’m gonna tell you right now, they won’t be as pretty as the regular rods but they taste oh so good!) Give it a second to cool and then you can cover with the topping of your choice. Then lay on the baking sheet to cool completely!

I found cute little bags at Michael’s specifically for pretzels like this! It keeps them fresh, and looks just like the ones you’d find in the candy store in Disney! So when your kiddos start wanting a treat and pull this out, no one else would know you made it and not bought it!

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If you’re traveling on a plane or car the way that I protected the treats was to put them in a long Tupperware container (that I found at the Dollar Store) and put the container in my suitcase with the rest of my clothes. It traveled just fine and I didn’t have any problems at the airport. :)

QOTD: Do you like to bring your own treats when you go to Disney or any vacation? What’s your favorite thing to make?

Calvin Klein’s “Reveal” Review


I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Well, Influenster sent me another product to test out and be your guinea pig! I love trying out new things! If you like to try out new products and give your honest review, you can go here to apply!

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I don’t think you guys know that when I was a youngin’ I actually worked in a major department store at the perfume counter! I know more than I want to ever know about Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, Parfum (perfume), and how to layer scents. I know about notes, how to test out how a scent will work on your body and wear it on your wrist or certain points to see what it will smell like on you. Seriously, I would come home from work smelling like that little old grandma that bathed in the stuff! So when I was chosen for this review, I thought perfect! Who doesn’t love smelling Men’s Fragrance?

I am quite familiar with Calvin Klein scents and who doesn’t remember in high school everyone and their boyfriend smelling like CK One? Or spraying Eternity or Obsession? So when I heard that CK had a new fragrance out I was excited to try it!

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Reveal is the newest scent collection from Calvin Klein. It is available in women’s or men’s fragrance. I had the chance to test out the men’s version. The top notes for this scent are crystalized ginger, lentisque essence, and pear brandy. Meaning when you first spray the fragrance this is what you will smell first. The mid notes, or what you will smell after a few minutes are raw salt signature, agave nectar, and kiwano. And finally the end notes, what you will smell after about 30-45 minutes is haitian vetiver, vintage vanilla bean, and golden amber.

I am sad to say that this is not my favorite men’s fragrance from Calvin Klein. It was very powerful and woody. Not really my favorite combination. I sprayed a little on my husband to see how the notes would change on him. I could definitely smell the amber and it was almost too much. He and I both got a headache and he had to wash it off after waiting to smell the end notes. Since I live with all boys, I even had one of the twins spray it on to see how it would be on more than one guinea pig! Even on him, the smell was too sharp. He washed it off almost right away too. I prefer more light scents like Eternity for Men that have notes of lavender, jasmine, and rosewood.

I love the majority of the Calvin Klein scents, but this one was too much. I know everyone has different olfactory senses, so if you like the notes in this, you will probably like this one! The best way to decide if you like a particular scent is to go to the store, spray a little on your wrist and continue shopping. Smell your wrist every few minutes to see how it will change on you, since fragrances will smell different on everyone! If you get smell overload ask the counter if they have a container of coffee beans to refresh your senses!

QOTD: Have you tried this scent before? What is your favorite scent that your husband wears?

Weekend of Fun!


I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine’s weekend with your loves! We had an action packed Friday and Saturday! Friday we celebrated Riley’s birthday at school with pizza for lunch! I decided to bring the kiddos that instead of cupcakes, because I thought they’d already be sugar highed from the Valentines party in the afternoon!

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Then that evening we went to dinner at Riley’s choice; Buffalo Wild Wings! Besides a little snaffoo with us having such a large party and not getting the correct wings, Riley had a blast! He asked for money for his birthday and the grandparents delivered! He made out like a bandit! I had given him the option of either having a big party, or just money, he chose money. Which quite frankly was ok with me! I always put the mom pressure on to have the best birthday parties ever, and I am a little worn out! He had just as much fun doing something with just family!

Then of course Saturday was Valentine’s Day! My awesome hubby got me what I had been eyeing for awhile, a Minnie Mouse Waffle Maker! I appreciated so much that he took note! I gave him his favorite, a big Heart box of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups!

minnie waffle makerThen we hung around the house for a bit while Joseph was out practicing his shots for basketball. He had his Middle School Championship Basketball game! He was super nervous and grumpy, but his team had done well all season, 8-1! Considering they only had 7 players while the other teams had 10+ I thought they played well together as a team!

Well, it was a super close game, and I almost lost my voice for screaming my head off! Joseph made a basket, and his cousin Garrett who is also on the team played so well, dodging in and out and made a few as well! But in the end, the other team had more players, more height, and had some great plays as well. So Joseph’s team made 2nd place in the district. I’d say not too shabby! I am so proud of how well the boys played! But of course, there were a few disappointed tears, and a good life lesson. I know they were bummed right then, but I think after some time had passed they realized they still were pretty awesome!

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So after that we went home to have lunch and Joseph changed. We had big plans! Riley wanted to go rock climbing for his birthday! We have this great indoor place called Stone Age Rock Climbing Gym. It’s all the way on the other side of Albuquerque, but it’s worth it!

The boys had a blast! There were quite a few people there but they still had plenty of opportunity to go up and climb! They either had no tether climbing, which of course was a lot shorter. Or the tethered kind were you were able to hook yourself up to these pully things that didn’t require you to have a spotter. Genius!

Joseph and James on the free climb!

Joseph and James on the free climb!

Joseph was Mr. Dangerous and climbed up to the top several times! He had quite the knack figuring where to put his hands and feet and was really good at just using his finger tips!

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Riley, even though he was having fun, was more cautious and wouldn’t stray too far up! He had more fun letting go and flying down on the pulley system!

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James was kind of the same way and had more fun on the free climb being a monkey up there! But they all had a great time and were pretty tired when they were done!

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After words we came home and Riley decided he wanted Minnie Mouse Waffles for dinner! The birthday boy got his wish! After a quick trip to the store, I hadn’t realized I didn’t have the stuff to make them! And of course I got chocolate chips for my chocolate loving Birthday Boy, and whipped cream! He thought it was such a special treat! I’m not sure if he ate more whipped cream or waffle!

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Those were some delicious waffles! Even tastier since they were Minnie shaped! (You know how I feel about Mickey/Minnie shaped food!) I think Riley and the boys had a great weekend and definitely needed the rest on Sunday!

QOTD: What did you do this weekend? Anything exciting?

 

Happy Valentines Day!


I know Valentines Day is tomorrow, but it’s more than that in that in our house! Nine years ago, after over 22 hours of labor, I might add, my precious Valentine was born! It was the longest day of my life, waiting for him to make his entrance! Finally at 8:45pm he decided he was finally ready! And since then, he has always made it known when he’s ready to do things! Whether it’s bedtime or coming in from playing! It’s not always easy being a mom to a strong willed little boy, but I feel blessed that he is my son.

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He has always been such a charmer. When he was born Joseph loved him right away and wanted to be a dutiful brother and help out whenever he could! James on the other hand, was already a “mama’s boy” and wasn’t too thrilled about sharing his title!

James actually wanting to help!

James actually wanting to help!

As I said, Joseph loved being a big brother and is still doing a great job by carving out “bro time”. They’ll build forts or camp out in the living room pretending to be out in the wild outdoors!

Joseph hanging out with Riley!

Joseph hanging out with Riley!

He has always been such a joy and the most funny little kid!

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We’ve always made sure that Valentines in our house was always about his birthday. Sure hubby and I celebrate, but we do it a different day. (On the plus side we don’t have to wait for hours that night for a reservation or spend an arm and a leg on a pre fixed menu!)

Riley is Irish for being “Valiant and Brave”. He is every bit of that! He can be the most stubborn ornery kid you have ever met. He will argue and fight for whatever cause is close to his heart. Whether it’s protecting his brothers, or if he doesn’t want to do homework! He lives up to that Irish temper, which unfortunately has caused a phone call from school at least a few times :(

However, he has a heart of gold and loves his family more than anything in the world. He looks up to his big brothers so much that he will pester them like any little brother does when he wants to play. He still will come up and throw his arms around me and tell me how much he loves me and he’s going to be with me forever. He can be so sweet and caring towards anyone he loves. He can also be quite a flirt and knows that batting those long eyelashes and flash a dimple can be very persuasive. ;)

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I know that Valentine’s Day is a day for love. And in our house it is that and so much more! We give all 3 boys their Valentines treats then of course it’s Day of Riley fun! We always do something fun together and spend the whole day together as a family!

I also want to give a big shout out to all of the bloggers from Grow Your Blog Hop! I have really enjoyed getting to know all of you and reading all of your blogs!

QOTD- What do you do for Valentines Day? Do you do anything special with your kids or Significant Other? 

 

How To Grow Your Disney Fund!


My friend Mandi from her blog and Walt Express has a lot of experience traveling to Walt Disney World often. She has figured out a way that helps her family save or make money to help pay for addiction vacation! These are some seriously great tips that I’m going to add to my family’s way to pay for Disney!

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We aren’t what you call “rolling in the dough” but, we feel family vacations are important and of course Disney is important!!! I have gotten pretty crafty on how to grow our Disney fund over the years. I’m always tweaking and coming up with new ideas. Some of them are complete fails, but I’m here to share my failures and my successes, so you can grow your Disney fund.

First and foremost, I am always purging things we do not need in our home. With five people we can accumulate a lot of unwanted stuff. Kids grow out of clothes, styles change in home decor, or maybe you got a gift you just don’t know what to do with. Note: I have never gotten a gift like that! I, at least once a month, make three piles: charity pile, eBay pile, and consignment shop pile.

The things I tend to sell on eBay are the higher ticket priced items like name brand children’s clothing, women’s clothing, men’s clothing, or home decor. I try to stay away from things that weigh a lot, they tend to not sell because of the high shipping cost. Some people feel eBay is very hard to sell on, but I have found as long as I play by the rules usually things run smoothly. Fees are fairly decent so I tend to make a good profit as long as I am smart about what to sell on eBay. Play around with prices and items. I have made some mistakes especially at the beginning for charging too little for shipping. Make sure you weigh your items for shipping before you put your items up for auction. You don’t want to be stuck with a shipping cost you weren’t planning on having. Since I only sell small items, I use a food scale to weigh my items. It seems to work great!

My consignment items usually are old toys or anything else I don’t want to sell on Ebay. Toys don’t tend to sell too well on eBay, unless you have a very rare item.

Etsy is a great way to grow your Disney fund if you have something crafty to sell. I craft often for my own family, so one day I decided to start selling the same things I craft for my own family. I just started buying two of everything when I would buy supplies for a craft. Some things have sold great, some things not so well. Play with it and see what works. Do your research! Etsy‘s fees are very affordable and do not break the bank, so it is absolutely doable.

We also have a “Disney Fund” jar we keep on our kitchen counter (pictured above). We made it ourselves out of an old coffee canister. See, always trying to be crafty! We put loose change in it and my daughter, Minnie Mouse, has even been known to ask her grandpas to donate to the Disney fund! Yes, I taught her well, way to work it girl! It doesn’t always add up to a lot of money in the canister, but it at least helps us with gas money or even a souvenir or two.

I do have to say, I wish I would have started selling online earlier. What scared me was the shipping. Now I know it is so so, so simple. Etsy and eBay have it set up so you can print shipping labels from your own computer through their site. The great thing is that they will pick it up at your door the next day! I go onto the USPS app and put in a request for pickup, and the next day they are there!!

I know a lot of this information is super simple, but I wish someone would have told me some of this stuff at the beginning. So, these are just a few things we have done and are still doing! They tend to work the best for our family, and it gets us to Disney quite often . What are some things you do to take a Disney trip or a family vacation?

QOTD? So what do you think? Are these things that you already do or will plan to do?

Best Way To Push Yourself To Run?


Sign up for a race! I have been struggling with continuing my running journey. It’s so easy to find reason why I can’t run. Don’t have time, the kids, work, life, etc… Or I will run and won’t push myself to go just a little bit further. When I had signed up for the 5K this past August I did really well getting to my goal, until I was thwarted by the darn car accident! But still, even though I wasn’t allowed to run and had to walk, I was in shape enough to be able to speed walk through that thing in a decent amount of time!

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So at the beginning of the year one of my goals was to run at least a 10K. So when I saw that my local zoo was opening up their annual “Run For The Zoo” for May I jumped at the chance to sign up! At first I had the lofty goal to do the half marathon. But then reality set in and I realized as much as I want to run a half, I had to be realistic with my goal and I signed up for the 10K.

When the boys found out I wanted to do the run Joseph, one of the twins, decided he wanted to do it with me! I was so happy and proud that he is wanting to get up and be active! It just shows, the kids see what we do and if they see us doing healthy active things, they’ll usually follow! And of course he and I have such a love for our local zoo and are excited to have a way to help support it! Another good reason to sign up for races! They are usually raising awareness of some pretty amazing causes!

So, he and I are going to start our training for the 10K! We meant to start last week but he and I both got side railed by this weird virus that knocked us out for several days. Seriously, we’ve had this weird itchy rash as well as stomach issues. (Which is also why I’ve been a little MIA) So, now that we are beginning to be on the mend, we are ready to start our training schedule.

And of course another thing on our minds…what are we going to wear? One of the fun parts of keeping you motivated during the race is of course the outfits! He and I are deciding if we should do a run costume. I’m kind of thinking an animal of some kind. Maybe something that our costumes will either match or coordinate. Any ideas? I’m planning on probably making a tutu for my part of the costume!

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QOTD? Do you find signing up for races pushes you to achieve your running goals?

Fit Giveaway 2015!


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Oh boy, you guys, this is HUGE! I have been working on this with many other bloggers for the past month! We wanted to give 3 people huge prizes for getting fit for the New Year! We all teamed up, and those of us who either sell fitness products or work as Ambassadors for companies worked our hearts out getting you guys awesome stuff! We also pulled together and are giving away 3 gift cards! Lululemon, Nike and Under Armor are the gift cards! Seriously, some awesome stuff, I wish I could enter! (believe me, I tried! LOL)

Now, these are HUGE prizes so it’s important you complete the entire entry form. Trust me, it is so worth it! :) Plus, all of these awesome ladies worked so hard to get you these great prizes, so just check out their Facebook pages!

This #FitGiveaway2015 is going on Facebook and Instagram. Click those links to get to the entries! 

Here’s a list of who is sponsoring this giveaway if you want to get started following them!

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@yourpathtofit                  @metamorfit
@Holston6876                  @pretty_in_pink_fitness
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@kookyrunner                   @loramarie03
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@chrissytherd                    @niki.ferguson
@Swankyschicboutique      @fitnix5
@BarkingMadRun               @sportbodyhealth
@crazymamarunner           @fitrunningmama
@running_onhappy           @faithfitnesscoffee
@pinkfitt                            @beautybyhannahlebron
@motherpumper                @enchanteddesertminnie
@danigeturgunz                 @RunningwithSD
@breakfreebefit                  @tinylittlechef
@nutritionsnob                   @fitinspiringmama
@holisticfitfam                    @OliviaCagle
@herbs_and_indigo

Good Luck Everyone!