Dole Disney-Inspired Princess Recipes Perfect for this Summer

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Dole’s healthy-living initiative, “A Recipe for Courage and Kindness” inspired by Disney’s Ultimate Princess Celebration is a super fun way to give Disney lovers a chance to test drive (and then taste!) some fun, healthy, and delicious recipes. Running through September 30, 2021, Dole’s initiative features 20 healthy new recipes themed to Disney’s 12 Princesses from Snow White in 1937 to Moana in 2016.  Dole is sharing with us how easy it is to gather ingredients ahead of time and then enjoy some inspirational family time. Here’s the scoop.   …

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Unexpected Things to Bring to College: Dorm Room Essentails

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When you’re getting ready to start buying things for a college dorm, it’s easy to remember the usuals. But, there are plenty of items you may not have thought about. Some are created to simplify the college life. Some have a unique way to remember your life at home. And some are just practical and cool. To help you get started, here’s my guide for unexpected things to bring to college: dorm room essentials.  Disclosure: Many of the products photographed were gifted to me for the sake of this post.…

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Complete Nolah Evolution Mattress Review: Honest Opinion and Photos

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The Nolah Evolution 15″ mattress has been given multiple awards for its comfort, but how good is it when you already love your mattress? Here’s my full Nolah Evolution review featuring unboxing and sleeping experience.  Disclosure: I was graciously given product for the purpose of this Nolah Evolution review. All opinions are my own! Nolah Evolution – The Basics   Technically, there is nothing basic about the Nolah Evolution. With a 15″ height, it packs in both AirFoamICE™ to keep you cool and patented HDMax™ eco coils to keep the…

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Disney MagicBands: 20 Most Popular Questions Answered

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MagicBands have become a Walt Disney World park staple for several years and many of us can’t see visiting a park without one. But these days, with so many changes in the Disney Parks, MagicBand questions are plentiful. To help keep you in the loop about them, here are the 20 most asked Disney MagicBand questions and answers to help you plan your next trip.  MagicBands have been in the Walt Disney World parks since 2013. While that’s almost 8 years, I remember when annual passholders could test drive one…

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8 Fun & Retro Things to Do in Winchester, VA

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Winchester, VA, has the feel of a city that loves its modernness but still embraces its history and past. The city is filled with cool, fun places to visit and restaurants to die for. But when it comes to enjoying all of the history it has to offer where exactly do you start? From kicking it old-school movie style to skating to the oldies, here are 8 retro things to do in Winchester, VA and vicinity!   Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at visit Winchester, VA,…

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The Best Things to Do in Clarke County, VA

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If you love getting back to nature, a visit to Clarke County, VA, will definitely be right up your street. The county is filled with gorgeous views, scenic drives, and adorable animals. And when it comes to dining, there’s no loss there, either. From animal farms to wildlife education centers and old school general stores, here are the best things to do in Clarke County, VA! Disclosure: I was hosted by the fine folks at Visit Clarke County, VA, to give to the scoop on what to do when you’re…

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Free Things at Hershey Lodge: 12 Hefty Freebies

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Sure, a stay at Hershey Lodge can add up. But, take into account all of the free things at Hershey Lodge and I can definitely see where the value sets in. A recent stay at the Hersheypark hotel (and a big walk around!) let me see for myself all of the free fun to be had. From must-haves to activities to off-property complimentary admissions, here are 12 hefty freebies at Hershey Lodge! Disclosure: I was graciously hosted by the fine folks at Hershey Lodge because I’m a Sweetest Family member!…

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The Best Things to Do in Cumberland Valley, PA

The Best Things to Do in Cumberland Valley, PA

Cumberland Valley is a fun melding of outdoorsy and old school cool. It offers both locals and visitors a chance to feel like they’ve stepped foot into ideal small town America while giving us a laidback vibe with plenty of places to enjoy. From shopping to museums and dining, here are the best things to do in Cumberland Valley.  Where’s Cumberland Valley, PA? If Cumberland Valley has never made your travel radar, it’s about three hours east of Pittsburgh on the Turnpike. If you’re heading west, it’s about 3 3/4…

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Rosen Inn International Review: Ideal for Off-Property Universal Orlando Stays

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Rosen Inn International is one of those under-the-radar hotels in the Orlando area. Combining the look of an upper tier value resort, the amenities and freebies are plentiful. Here’s my full review of Rosen Inn International and why you need to consider a stay. Rosen Inn International: The Basics Rosen Inn International is located at 7600 International Drive in Orlando, FL. If you need a couple of landmarks to get your bearings, it’s around the corner from the largest McDonald’s in the world. I mean, you can literally drive into…

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14 Free Things for Kids in Nashville

14 Free Things for Kids in Nashville

Nashville, TN, is a haven for music of all styles, but it’s country music that it’s known for. And if you’re visiting the city to check out the music scene, you may as well save yourself some money, right?  In partnership with Hotels.com, from farms to forts to museums and libraries here are the 14 best free things for kids in Nashville! Where to Stay in Nashville Just in case you’re road tripping and like knowing the cities Nashville is near: it’s almost 3 hours from Louisville, KY, and 4…

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Blizzard Beach for Adults: 5 Fun Things to Do

Blizzard Beach for Adults: five fun things to do

When it comes to Blizzard Beach for adults, thinking it’s a kids-only water park (especially if you’ve never been) would not be wrong. I mean, kids and Walt Disney World go together like peanut butter and jelly. So, if you’re an adult and love water parks can you still have a great time at Blizzard Beach? You betcha. Here’s how.  Disclosure: My family and we’re given complimentary tickets to Disney’s Blizzard Beach for the purpose of this post. All opinions (and photos) are my own!   As a parent of…

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