Christmas at Disney World: First Timer’s Guide

Disney World and Magic Kingdom at Christmastime

First time celebrating Christmas at Disney World in late November/December? You’ve got to be feeling all of the feels right now! While you’ve got so much fun to plan and coordinate, it can be overwhelming, no doubt. Here’s a quick and easy first timer’s guide to Walt Disney World at Christmas to help you make the most of your vacation! I’m almost embarrassed to write this, but we celebrated Christmas at Walt Disney World for the first time in 2016. I do have really good excuses, though: Food & Wine…

10 Classic Rides at Kennywood Park You Must Ride at Least Once

Kennywood Park Entrance Arch

If you live near Pittsburgh, there’s a good chance you’ve probably visited Kennywood Park a time or two – or 12. The theme park in West Mifflin is filled with old-school rides that true park enthusiasts adore and kids love compliments of the fun factor. But, if you really want a classic experience, these ones are must-dos. Here’s 10 classic rides at Kennywood Park that you must ride at least once – and a bonus! 1. Turtle Even if you ride Turtle for the view alone, it’s absolutely worth it.…

Vidalia French Onion Soup Recipe: Easy and Delicious

Vidalia French Onion Soup Recipe

If I’m thinking classic soup recipes, my mind automatically goes to one of my faves: French Onion Soup. It’s super simple to make and is a no-brainer when it comes to parties and family dinners. But, with the peak of Vidalia onion season in full bloom, I thought that a fun spin on the recipe was to use the sweet onions instead of traditional cooking onions. Here’s my easy recipe for Vidalia French Onion Soup. This post was sponsored by Heluva Good! Cheese as part of an Influence Central campaign…

Simple Ways to Make Road Trips Fun!

Road trip tips

My family? We’re seasoned road trippers. We spend hundreds of hours every year on the road and I relish the time. And, while it’s mainly sunshine and roses, there are times when the hours become barely tolerable, particularly when we can’t take anymore radio tunes or playing “I Spy”. It’s those times that we look for easy ways to keep ourselves happy and occupied, and over the years we’ve come up with some good ones. Here’s my favorite simple ways to make road trips fun. This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on…

What’s Coming to Walt Disney World in 2018 and Beyond: 12 D23 Announcements

DISNEY SKYLINER COMING TO WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT.

This weekend, I went to dinner and when I came home? The internet exploded with Disney World D23 announcements and news! News of new theme park areas, Disney Cruise news – you name it! So, what did Disney just announce at the D23 EXPO and when so you need to start booking your next vacation? Here’s all the updates and proposed opening dates! Lead image courtesy of WDW News. New WDW Lands Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the official title for the new land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It will…

5 Best Affordable Neutral Eyeshadow Palettes (that Aren’t Urban Decay!)

5 affordable neutral eyeshadow palettes

If you watch YouTube natural eye makeup tutorials as much as I do, you’ll know that almost every one uses a neutral eyeshadow palette to complete the look. Watch enough of them and you’ll know that everyone is in love with the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, myself included. But, my makeup-loving friends, there are other choices. Crazy, I know, but I’m loving these 5 affordable neutral eyeshadow palettes just as much as the Naked ones. Here’s my top picks compliments or pigment, consistency, application, and cost. Revolution Makeup Redemption Eyeshadow…

Magic Kingdom Photo Scavenger Hunt: Printable with 100+ Items

Cinderella Castle Magic Kingdom

I love taking photos in Magic Kingdom. Truth be told, sometimes we’ll take the DSLR and spend an entire day snapping photos to add to our collection. So it occurred to me that it would be fun to create a printable Magic Kingdom photo scavenger hunt checklist for our upcoming visits. Even better? I created one that anyone can use. The categories are based on characters, iconic spots, and locations in the park. And for those of you that want a challenge, there’s two categories that will be right up…

Wayne County, Ohio: 6 Delicious Reasons to Visit

Pine Tree Barn Strawberry Salad Wayne County Ohio.

There’s no way to visit Wooster, Ohio and not check out what Wayne County has to offer in regards to dining options. I had the pleasure of taste testing everything from Amish desserts to cheese and everything in between on a recent visit, so these are six delicious reasons to make a visit to Wayne County, Ohio – and my favorite picks for foodie lovers. 1. The Granary Restaurant at Pine Tree Barn How’s this for a setting? A gorgeous, outdoor patio overlooking a Christmas tree farm, lake, and valley.…

Small Town America: 5 Foodie Finds in Downtown Wooster, Ohio

Veggie sushi at Basil Asian Bistro.

The more I visit big cities, the more it’s becoming blatantly aware to me that small town America is the way to go when it comes to travel. Not only do the cities love your patronage, each is a happy reminder of what America was decades ago and how sheer tenacity and perseverance has kept each thriving. My recent visit to Wooster, Ohio, gave me a glimpse of each’s historic past and the way they both cater to locals and visitors – through their stomachs! From quaint cafes to Asian…

6 Reasons Why Teens Will Love Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari

Meeting Santa Claus at holiday world is only one of the many fun things to do for teens!

When given the chance to visit Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus, Indiana, The Kid and I jumped at the chance. Not only is the theme park the first theme park in the US, the waterpark is a great option for cooling off on those hot, Southern Indiana days. Think they’re are only for little kids? Think again. Here’s six reasons why teens will love Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari! No matter what time of year, my family is one of those families that loves theme parks. Sure,…