Big Thunder Mountain Railroad: The Wildest Ride in the Wilderness Returns to Disneyland


The wildest ride in the wilderness reopens March 17 with an upgraded track, restoration of the historic Rainbow Ridge Mining Town, new paint on portions of the mountain and updates to the train vehicles. Guests taking a ride on this runaway mine train will discover some new surprises, too!! We can’t wait to preview the… [read more]

Family Travel – Anaheim Marriott Suites in Anaheim, California

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For families that travel to Disneyland or Disneyland California Adventure Parks you will need to stay somewhere near the park. While we do suggest checking with seasonal Disney offers there are some places you can stay nearby and drive or even walk to the parks. We recently stayed at the Anaheim Marriott Suites in Anaheim, California is the premier… [read more]

Our Favorite Disneyland Tips & Tricks – The Mint Julep Bar in Disneyland

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Brooklin’s favorite area inside Disneyland is New Orleans Square. She first fell in love with Princess Tiana shortly after the movie originally debuted and has loved her ever since. It’s in New Orleans Square that you will find Tiana and all of her friends. It’s also the home to some of my favorite shopping in… [read more]

Our Night On The MIXIM Love Boat & You Can Enter To Win

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We recently attending the launch event for Ehrmann MIXIM Greek Yogurt at the historic Queen Mary in Long Beach.  We arrived to a beautifully decorated ship all in pink. There was even a pink carpet! Ehrmann MIXIM Greek Yogurt is the adorable heart shaped yogurt your whole family is going to love. I’m so happy that we… [read more]

Our Ordinary Year 2013


In January we started the year with a big trip to California. Our family started with Mia being 7 months old and I was so proud to finally complete my Invisalign treatment. I traveled to LA to shoot ambassador videos for Nature Made VitaMelts Vitamins. In February the hubby and I headed to Seattle to Darigold Headquarters where we… [read more]



Sometimes it’s easy to get lost in the day to day shuffle. I’ve found myself trying to work harder at the relationships closest to me in this past year and that includes being more thankful in my every day life. It’s easy to get busy, or tired, or a million other excuses but I have… [read more]