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St. Augustine is the oldest city in the United States, but don’t mistake that title for being antiquated and outdated.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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Best Splurges at Disney World – Disney Extras Worth Paying For

Disney extras worth paying for: Staying on-property

Are you headed to Walt Disney World and are looking to splurge? Or maybe you’re just doing a little research on the best ways to make your Disney vacation extra. Either way, adding some upgrades can enhance your visit. From surprises delivered straight to your resort room to five-diamond dining, here are 10 Disney extras worth paying for. When I plan my Walt Disney World (WDW) vacations, it all depends on the budget I’ve chosen whether or not I want to splurge. For special occasion trips, I’m happy to add…

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The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh: Know Before You Go

The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh

The Lion King is the #1 musical in the world, truth. And, last night’s showing really drove that stat home for me. Its beauty, combined with talented actors, made me wish it didn’t go by so quickly. Here’s the scoop on The Lion King Musical in Pittsburgh and what you can expect when you go.    The Lion King has always been on my musical bucket list. In fact, it was my teen daughter’s priority show to catch. Last night, thanks to The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, her dream came true.…

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7 Important Tips for Bloggy Con at Cedar Point: Know Before You Go

Tips for Bloggy Con: Hotel Breakers Exterior

Bloggy Con is a fun event in the Midwest for both new and seasoned writers alike. It’s filled with tons of information and useful takeaways, too. Ready to make the most out of your experience? From location to what to expect, here are my best tips for Bloggy Con at Cedar Point. I always enjoy my trip up to the Lake Erie Shores & Islands area at Sandusky, OH, for Bloggy Con. Not only does it take place at the PERFECT time of year (AKA opening weekend at HalloWeekends!), it’s…

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