Magical Must Dos for Preschoolers at EPCOT

EPCOT Must Dos

EPCOT can be just as exciting for the little ones in your family as the older kids and the adults.  EPCOT is broken down into two main areas-World Showcase and Future World.  Doesn’t every child dream of stores in far off lands and the future?  If so, then EPCOT is a must do when traveling with children to Walt Disney World.  So, today I am going to share with you the Magical Must Dos for Preschoolers at EPCOT.  Trust me, there are plenty of “must dos” for the little ones here!

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10 Tips for Using Heat Transfer Vinyl with Your Silhouette Cameo

10 Tips for Using Heat Transfer Vinyl with a Silhouette Cameo #silhouetteamerica #heattransfervinylprojects

Using heat transfer vinyl with your Silhouette Cameo doesn’t have to be intimidating!  Let me tell you.  I have made seriously about 75 shirts since January using my Silhouette and heat transfer vinyl.  That doesn’t exactly make me an expert, but I have some ideas to share with you.  Not only do I make them for my daughter to wear for almost every holiday, or just for fun, but I also make them for every child I have traveling to Walt Disney World or on a Disney Cruise this year.  I thought I would turn my machine and my love for using it into a fun incentive for my guests!   Using heat transfer vinyl to create custom shirts is easy-and the results are awesome!  It’s nice to know that in under 30 minutes I can whip up a fun birthday shirt for my nieces or nephew, a cute Halloween shirt for my daughter to wear to school, or even fun Disney shirts for our family trip!  So, today I want to share 10 Tips  for Using Heat Transfer Vinyl with Your Silhouette Cameo!

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Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins

These easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins are perfect for fall mornings or an easy dessert.  Your kitchen will smell so good when you are baking these!   #pumpkinrecipe #minimuffins #falldesserts

Did you notice the fun little makeover My Favorite Finds is undergoing?  The Facebook page is next-I need to create a header to match my new color scheme I have going on here!  Speaking of the My Favorite Finds Facebook page, we had a fun discussion the other day-Pumpkin or Apple? It was close between the two for FAVORITE fall flavors.  My personal favorite is pumpkin.  How about you?    These Easy Pumpkin Spice Muffins will sway you to “Team Pumpkin” before you know it!  They are soft, moist, flavorful, and smell OH SO GOOD while they are baking!  My kiddos gobbled them up, too!

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Making Healthy Choices as a Family

Tracking my healthy choices with #BalanceRewards #CollectiveBias #shop

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Our family has undergone a bit of a lifestyle change these past few weeks.  Instead of going back to work at the library, I have decided to stay home and work on my travel business. For me, that means a lot of sitting during the day.   I NEED to get up and move around, otherwise I feel blah.  Not only that, but I need to be making healthy choices and I need to be aware of my own wellness so I can be an example to our kiddos.  Working from home is a blessing, for sure.  But it is also hard to balance both working at home and spending time with my family.  So, we have been trying to get out more and enjoy the nice weather and our local area.

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Family Chore List & Easy Command Center

Easy Family Chore Chart and Command Center #sparklysavings #cbias #shop

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Are you into the back to school routine?  We are working our way there!  I love being home with the kiddos in the summer, but now that I work from home, it’s nice to have the house to myself for a few hours each day.  Since we have fallen into the school routine, I thought it was time to fall into a simple chore routine.  In our house, the one thing the boys fight over is who is loading and unloading the dishwasher.  I mean it really can’t be easier.  We use Finish Tabs, so there’s no mess and whoever gets to unload opens a very clean dishwasher with sparkling dishes every time   Alas, there is always fighting over who “does the dishes”.  So, I started a small chore list, with meal time responsibilities.  Today, I want to share my Easy Family Chore List & Command Center and I hope you’ll avoid some responsibility conflict with your kiddos!

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Silhouette Portrait Fabric Bundle Sale & 40% off Adhesive Cardstock

Adhesive Cardstock

As you all know, my Silhouette Cameo has been a great investment for me! I use it ALL THE TIME!  This week, the Silhouette Portrait is on sale, along with the Silhouette Adhesive card stock.  The Silhouette Portrait is awesome!  It can do everything the Silhouette Cameo can do, just in a smaller size and with a smaller price tag.  Yay!

This week, you can get 40% off Silhouette Adhesive Cardstock in the Silhouette Store using code FINDS from September 15-22.  I LOVE the adhesive card stock.  I use it a lot to make gift tags that I stick right to the package, and I even used it for my 3-D Flower Wreath from last spring.  It’s also perfect for small pieces on crafts like these Owl Valentine’s we made last year.

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Captain America M&Ms Cookie Pizza

Captain America M&M's Cookie Pizza #heroeseatmms #cbias #shop

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Do you have a Captain America fan in your house?  If you do, as I have three of them, you know that the new Captain America Two:  The Winter Soldier is out on DVD and Blu Ray.  If you haven’t picked it up yet, you can save $5 at WalMart!  And, what do you do when you have three fans who love their superhero movies?  Of course you make them a fun dessert to eat while watching the movie.  So, I whipped up one of those easy, and SO good, M&M’s Cookie Pizzas.  We all loved it, and devoured it.  Plus, I’m always looking for recipes that I already have ingredients for, or can easily pick up at my local WalMart when I’m out on errands.

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Fall Pallet Mantel Sign {Grateful, Thankful, Blessed}

Grateful Square Photo

It’s that time of year!  Yay!  It’s time to get out the fall decor and start showering our homes with fall colors and pumpkins!  Yay!  I am so excited.  I love fall.  I love decorating for fall, especially my mantle.  It not only gives me a reason to do some crafting, but it just gives our home a more “cozy” feel to it.  As part of my fall mantle {which I’ll be sharing more of that in future posts}, I created a Fall Pallet Wood Sign, to add some simple color and dimension to our mantle. [Read more...]

Head Start on Your Favorite Recipes with Easy Cucumber Chicken Salad

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I am just so excited to share some wonderful news with you all today!  I am ready to get back into blogging after a huge break!  I think my last post was in July where I shared some ideas for Family Costumes at Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party.  Are you going?   And I have undergone a little bit of a lifestyle change.  I have decided to quit my part time library job, and work my travel business full time!  Yay!  That means more blogging, more crafts and recipes for all of you, and more Disney travel tips!  For my family, they think me working from home means more made from scratch cooking.  Right.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party-10 Fun Family Costume Ideas

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party-10 Fun Family Costumes

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is one of the most unique, exciting events that Disney puts on in the fall season. For the months of September through early November, you can enjoy trick or treating at the Magic Kingdom,  Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Parade, Hallowishes, and characters galore on select nights beginning at 7PM.  The most fun of all is that this is one of the rare times that Disney allows adult guests into the parks in costume.  Many families dress in a theme, or at least dress the kids in a fun theme for the party nights.  So, today, I want to share with you 10 Fun Family Costume Ideas for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party!

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