5 Disney World Surprise Ideas

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As many of you may know, my family and I made our very first trip to Disney last month! The trip itself was amazing for my girls, but I would say the most fun part of it all was SURPRISING them with the news!

I mentioned in a few other posts that my daughters had NO idea we were even taking a family vacation this year, so it was EXTREMELY hard doing the planning, preparing, AND packing without them having a clue! For the months prior to the trip, I had been searching for ways to surprise the girls and had found MANY ideas from YouTube and other blogs. Today, I am going to share a few of those ideas in case you want to surprise your children, and also get in a little detail about how WE surprised Kayden and Kam.  

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I Sparked The Swiffer Effect!

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Every Sunday in my home is “chore” and is the day that my family and I set time aside to clean our home. Everyone has set jobs to do, and when we all work together, it usually takes only about an hour to get everything done and our home in tip-top shape. I credit this to the fact that I never really let our home get out of control messy and I do a mini clean every night keep mess from accumulating during the week. 

I was SUPER excited to hear that I was selected for the Clever Girls #SwifferEffect #GreenBox campaign and was gifted TWO big green boxes full of Swiffer products. One for me…and one for a friend!  Continue reading

Repost: 6 Ways to Create Back To School Memories For Kids

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Back to School season is upon many and for a few like us…already here! Kayden’s first day of school was yesterday and I figured now would be a great time to re-share this post from last year giving you a few ways to celebrate the back to school season. At the end of this post, I’m sharing some pictures of Kayden’s big day so be sure to check them out! 

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5 Ways to Stay Healthy on Vacation

Healthy on Vacation

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If you have been following me on Instagram, you’d know that my family and I JUST got back from our Disney vacation! We had sooo much fun and I can’t wait to go more in detail about the things we did in some future posts. 

 We all look at vacations as time to wind down, forget about the cares in our usually everyday lives and really let our hair hang down! This typically means less moving around, more eating out, and my favorite thing to do on vacation: sip fruity alcoholic drinks by the pool. Today, however, I’m writing about how I managed to go on vacation and not only gain ONE pound…but lose two of them!

Yes…as the title suggests, we are talking staying healthy on vacation! 

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6 Helpful Resources for Planning Your Disney Vacation

Disney World Planning

I’m back with another installment of “Countdown To Disney” where I am sharing everything I’m learning about Disney World vacation planning in the midst of planning our very own upcoming trip this year. So far, we’ve answered the basic questions you should ask when beginning to plan your tripa rundown of where to stay when you get there, and the plethora of things to do while at Disney. If you missed those, be sure to go back and get caught up to speed.We are less than a month away from our trip and I am super excited! So excited that it’s getting harder by the day to keep it a secret from the girls. 

Today I am sharing 5 resources that have been ESSENTIAL in helping me to plan our first Disney vacation.  Continue reading

BBQ Chicken Salad


 Chicken salad is a big summer staple in my home and is probably on the menu at least once every couple of weeks or so. I love it because it’s quick to prepare, I can make a lot at once, and we can typically eat sandwiches for at least two days, which frees me up from cooking two days in a row.  The girls also love it, and it’s very rare that they actually request a dish that I make, so I tend to make it often to keep them happy. 

We have a local restaurant, Chicken Salad Chick, that serves a variety of different flavors of the chicken salad. When I was there recently, I decided to try their Barbie-Q style and it was sooooo good, I KNOW I had to try my best to recreate it!

This BBQ chicken salad is my first attempt at knocking off the Chicken Salad Chick recipe and I must say…it turned out very well! 

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