5 Minnie Mouse Disneybound Dresses that We’re Loving Right Now

5 Minnie Mouse Disneybound Dresses that We’re Loving Right Now

Sand and Snow…and everywhere in between! uses affiliate links. By clicking on the link and making a purchase, we’ll get a small commission – and it goes towards making more fun posts and blog support. Thank you! With a recent decision to attend Dapper Day at Walt Disney World this April, I went on the hunt to find cute (and affordable!) dresses to wear for the three day event at both Magic Kingdom and Epcot. What I happened upon was Amazon and so many fun, red and white polka dot…

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

Pittsburgh Staycation Ideas: Three Awesome Themes

While many folks hit the beach or head hundreds of miles away for Spring Break, my family is the opposite. Personally, I’d rather stay local and, for my family, Pittsburgh is local. There’s so many fun activities for families this time of year, making it a great city for visiting. Here’s three Pittsburgh staycation ideas that will give you themed options for a fun vacation at home. Pittsburgh Staycation: Culture For families that want to take in local Pittsburgh sights and iconic spots, a culture staycation is ideal. Ride an…

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

Do You Know the 5 W’s of Spring Break Family Travel Planning?

When it comes to Spring Break travel I can tell you when and where to visit, but for me and my family? We stay home! That’s my time to spring clean and prepare for a busy travel season. I’m all about visiting travel hot spots during the low crowd levels, aka off season, but that doesn’t mean that I’m the only one. Sometimes work and school schedules don’t allow for that sort of flexibility and it’s completely understandable. Or sometimes there are folks that love the hustle and bustle of…

ipsy March 2017 Subscription: What’d I Get?

ipsy March 2017 Subscription: What’d I Get?

When it comes to subscriptions, my first month with ipsy February 2017 was a fun one. So fun, in fact, I immediately began looking forward to this month’s haul. There’s a little bit of everything that I like to try when it comes to beauty products and an awesome beauty tool as well. Here’s what I got in my ipsy March 2017 subscription bag and first impressions. I’m always a sucker for anything pink and shiny, so this month definitely didn’t disappoint in regard to the bag. It’s a super…

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

7 Places to Celebrate Pi Day in Pittsburgh

When it comes to celebrating Pi Day (a salute to the never-ending ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter), my family gets on board every year. My hilarious husband even bought me a t-shirt  from Think Geek with the mathematical symbol on it as a gift. When I think pi, in this foodie family I automatically think pie that’s either sweet or savory, so I asked local foodies where they’d go to celebrate Pi Day. From the delicious desserts to tasty Italian staples, here’s seven fun places to celebrate…

7 Stunning Places to Watch Sunsets in Pittsburgh

7 Stunning Places to Watch Sunsets in Pittsburgh

Think about where to watch beautiful sunsets and your first thought may be the beach. But have you considered Pittsburgh, PA, as a sunset viewing destination? If a visit to the city proper is on your radar, from an eagle’s eye view to a classic amusement park ride, here’s seven places to watch  sunsets in Pittsburgh! PNC Park Here me out on this one. Yes, the sun will be in your face if you score a southwest-facing view of the game, but you’ll get to see a stadium sunset. Grab a…

11 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

11 Things NOT to Do at Walt Disney World

A first trip to Walt Disney World is certainly overwhelming even for those that have spent hours researching and narrowing down details. I know I was guilty of reading hundreds of articles about what to do, where to stay, and what to eat before my first visit. But, there are easy ways to keep your sanity and still have an amazing vacation. and while this post is filled with double negatives (to avoid you from having a negative vacation!), from your head to your toes, here’s things NOT to do at…

Beauty and the Beast Cupcake Recipe: Caramel White Chocolate Buttercream

Beauty and the Beast Cupcake Recipe: Caramel White Chocolate Buttercream

There’s so much happy chat surrounding the live action remake of Disney‘s Beauty and the Beast that I’m happily following along with anticipation. With the anticipation comes inspiration for me! It’s this combination that got me back in the kitchen to create a delicious caramel white chocolate buttercream recipe inspired by the film. I took pieces from the movie (Belle’s iconic dress, pearls, and, of course the red rose) for the frosting decoration and love the classic tastes of both the dense caramel cupcake and white chocolate buttercream frosting. Beauty and…

How to Turn Old Speakers into New with Google Chromecast Audio

How to Turn Old Speakers into New with Google Chromecast Audio

Mr. Locke is well known in this house for hosting what I like to call a “computer parts graveyard” in our basement. There’s old pc towers, keyboards, random parts – and speakers. While the speakers still work, we’ve upgraded to new machines and laptops with built-in speakers. Instead of tossing perfectly good speakers in the trash, I tested a well-loved pair with Google Chromecast Audio to see if I can bring them back to life. And, while I’m no Dr. Frankenstein, I now have an easy (and affordable!) way to…

Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World

Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World

We love to say that any day at Walt Disney World is a holiday but if you’re lucky to visit when an actual holiday hits? The fun is amped up even more. And while we’ve visited WDW for a couple of the big holidays, there’s plenty of fun on St. Patrick’s Day in the parks and Disney Springs. Ready to get your Irish on? Here’s fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Walt Disney World. Disney Springs Whether you’re Irish, have Irish blood, or or Irish for a Day…