The Best Things to Do in Laurel Highlands in Fall

Things to do in Laurel Highlands in Fall

Laurel Highlands in fall is an outdoor lover’s dream. And when the leaves are turning vibrant shades of crimson, orange, and gold, it’s even more beautiful when you head outdoors. So, what are the best things to do in Laurel Highlands in fall? From spooky haunts to fall festivals, here are my must-see top picks.  When I’m looking for things to do this weekend in Southwestern PA no matter what time of year, if getting outside is on my radar, I’m heading to Laurel Highlands. Not only is it gorgeously…

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Phantom Fright Nights Review: Which Haunted Houses Are the Best?

Phantom Fright Nights Review: Fear Fest clown with bubbles

Are you headed to Kennywood Park’s Phantom Fright Nights this year? Curious to know which are the must-do haunted houses when you go? Here’s a full Phantom Fright Nights review including my take on all of the haunts and scare zones and which ones you can’t miss.  Disclosure: Kennywood Park comped us tickets to Phantom Fright Nights for the purpose of this article. All opinions are my own.  This year will make my fourth consecutive visit to Phantom Fright Nights (PFN). Truthfully, it’s one of my favorite Halloween events in…

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with Teens: 5 Must-Dos

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with teens

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World is definitely family-friendly, but that doesn’t mean that it’s only for kids to enjoy. There’s plenty of fun things to do for teenagers when thy attend, too. From costumes to snacks and attractions, here’s our guide to Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party with teens: 5 must-dos.  Disclosure: We were graciously hosted by the folks at Walt Disney World to give you the scoop on Mickey’s not-So-Scary Halloween Party! All opinions are my own! #NotSoScary My daughter was around nine when she went to…

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DIY Disney Halloween Ornaments: Mickey Jack-o’-Lantern

DIY Disney Halloween Ornaments_ Mickey Jack-o’-Lantern

If you’re a Halloween lover, you won’t think it’s kooky that I start decorating for Halloween in early September. If you’re not a giant fan, you might be able to appreciate the admiration. With a need for more Disney-style Halloween decor, I whipped up these super cute DIY Disney Halloween ornaments with very little effort or materials.  When I started decorating this year, I realized that my Disney Halloween ornament stash was lacking. And since necessity is the mother of invention (and I literally just came home from Walt Disney…

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Which Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique Is Better?

which Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is better

Are you headed to Walt Disney World and want to transform your kiddo into a Disney Prince or Princess at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but not sure which location to choose? From locations to benefits, here’s the scoop on which Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique is better for your family.  Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: An Overview In a nutshell, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (BBB) is a way to give your child a Disney-style makeover. For both boys and girls ages 3-12, you can choose from several makeover styles. There’s everything from a simple Princess makeover…

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10 Cool and Unique Things to Do in St. Augustine

unique things to do in St. Augustine - Aviles Street at night.

St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, but don’t mistake that title for being antiquated and outdated. The city is a cultural mecca by day, and a vibrant wonder by night. So, what are the best things to do when you visit? From eco water tours to tasty treats, here are 10 cool and unique things to do in St. Augustine. Walk Down the Oldest Street in the U.S. Visit a Spanish Fort Stay at the Oldest Inn in America Taste Test an Ice Cream Sandwich with…

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Dia de los Muertos Rag Wreath: Day of the Dead Wreath DIY

Day of the Dead Wreath DIY

Looking for a super easy (and inexpensive) Dia de los Muertos wreath tutorial? You’ve come to the right website! Using only items that cost $1 or less, this super cute rag wreath is large enough for a front door or window. Here’s the scoop on how my Day of the Dead wreath DIY was done.  If you’ve been to this website before (thank you!), you may know that my daughter has Mexican heritage. And, truthfully, I love to embrace it, especially when it comes to Mexican holidays. Day of the…

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How to Make a Video Pinterest Pin in Canva

How to Make a Video Pinterest Pin in Canva

I’ve been seeing plenty of Pinterest video pins lately when I’m browsing and pinning. I feel that video pins really do stand out from the proverbial pin crowd, so I wanted to combine the look of a standard pin with a video insert. I began digging around, and one of my favorite pin-creating platforms, Canva, has a super easy way to add video to a standard 2×3 pin. Here are 7 super easy steps on how to make a Pinterest video pin in Canva.  Create a Free Canva Account  Create…

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10 Essential Ways to De-Stress Disney World Trip Planning

Mickey Mouse Festival of Fantasy Parade

Are you headed to Walt Disney World – but stressing over your vacation? No worries, it’s happened to all of us. But, happily, there are ways to knock the stress out of your planning for a stress-free trip. From organization tips to must-know timelines, here are 10 essential ways to de-stress Disney World trip planning.  1. De-Stress Disney World Trip Planning: Research Literally Everything I get stressed out when I have no idea what I’m doing. And that rings especially true when traveling. When I was planning my family’s first…

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Best Adult Events At Pittsburgh Zoo

Pittsburgh Zoo Adult events - Gala

We love taking our teen daughter with us no matter what day or time of year for family-friendly fun, but there are times when it’s date night. When I’m not traveling, we try to have date night at least one night a week, and both of us really look forward to it.  It’s those nights that I adore looking for Pittsburgh events that are fun. And many of them involve crossing the Highland Park Bridge and heading to Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium. Happily, they have plenty of adults-only parties…

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