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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10 Tips to Surviving a Road Trip with Your Children

10 Tips to Surviving a Summer Road Trip with Children #summer #roadtrip

Road trips are part of our family travel routine.  We drive to Florida every summer, and for us that is 16 hours at least in the car.  We’ve driven to Niagara Falls, as well as the beach, and this year we are going to Hilton Head for vacation.  So that means another family road trip!  One thing I love about road trips is that our children are great road travelers.  They have only flown a handful of times, so getting in the car for vacation is now part of the adventure.  They don’t complain about driving and they know it means some fun extra activities and snacks that they may not get if we stayed at home.  But, surviving a road trip with your children may take some work on your part.  So today, I want to share 10 Tips to Surviving a Road Trip with Your Children.

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Church Nursery Wall Quote

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For this month’s Silhouette Challenge, our theme is MY FAVORITE THINGS!  And, if you’ve been around the blog long enough-you know that my Silhouette Cameo is one of my FAVORITE things EVER!  My husband always says it was the best $200 he’s ever spent on me :).    My favorite aspect of having a Cameo is that I feel like I can create ANYTHING!  I absolutely love the versatility of this machine.  And this month, my fellow bloggers and I have our Favorite Things for you!

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Disney Social Media Moms on the Road in Philadelphia

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When I was chosen to attend the Disney Social Media Moms on the Road in Philadelphia, I didn’t know I was in for such a dose of Disney magic and pixie dust!  Was it worth the 8 hour drive, both ways?  Absolutely!  But I didn’t drive that far only for a Mickey shaped Rice Krispie treat.  I wanted to learn how to grow my blog, and of course learning from the best in business-Disney-was a must!  Not only did I learn a ton, but it also reinforced my passion for selling Disney travel.  I have always loved Disney, Disney travel, and the memories associated with Disney.  And now, seeing it from a mom, blogger, AND travel agent perspective, I love it even more!

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Keeping Your Children Safe at the Beach

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Keeping your children safe on the beach is something all families think about at one time or another.  A family beach vacation is a “must” for so many families.  We will be embarking on our fourth family beach vacation this sumer, and one thing at the front of my “mommy mind” is keeping our children safe at the beach.  Last summer, we enjoyed Surfside Beach, SC on our way home from Walt Disney World.  This year, we are making our way to Hilton Head Island, SC.  Have you been?  My favorite part of beach trips is our “schedule”.  Our beach trip schedule is as follows:

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30% off EVERYTHING in the Silhouette Store

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My Silhouette Cameo gets A LOT of use!  What started as a hobby has now turned into an addiction!  I’m addicted to vinyl of all types, and now I’ve started using my Cameo to share some Disney magic with others!  Every client that books a 2014 Disney Package with me gets FREE customized t-shirts for the kiddos in their family!  And of course Silhouette HTV is on these little beauties!  Today I have a FANTASTIC Silhouette Promotion for YOU!

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Rock Your Disney Side: Our Adult Only Trip to Walt Disney World

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My husband and I just returned from our first “no kids” trip to Walt Disney World.  It.was.so.fun!!!!  It was a different kind of fun-we love Disney with our kids-but this was a hand holding, no stroller pushing, eat where we want when we want, and ride Dumbo together kind of fun!  While I’m hanging out with the Disney Social Media Moms on the Road in Philadelphia, I’m going to share how my husband and I Rocked Our Disney Side!

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Seashell Wreath

DIY Seashell Wreath #summerwreath #diywreath

It’s beach season here in our house!  We are trading in our annual Walt Disney World trip this summer for a trip to Hilton Head Island with my in laws-yes, my in laws.  I have the BEST in laws on earth, and I’m so looking forward to a trip to the beach with them-and making those “vacations with grandparents” memories for our children.  Can’t wait!  So on a summer afternoon, I created this Seashell Wreath with easy supplies I had on hand.

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Disney Social Media Moms on the Road Here I Come!

Disney Social Media Moms On the Road #DisneySMMoms #DisneyOTR

About a month ago, May 5th to be exact, I received a VERY exciting email from the Disney Social Media Moms on the Road team-I’ve been invited to Philadelphia to take part in this magical, pixie dusted event with fellow bloggers and mommy business owners.  Eeeeek!!!!!  I.am.so.excited!

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