You never know when you will have an ice cream face!
Headache, Allergy, and other Medications
Ziplock Bag for electronics on water rides
Change of Clothes
I always bring an extra set of underwear and shorts for the kids incase they get so soaked and aren’t drying off. This is more likely to happen in the cooler months in Florida than the middle of Summer but it never hurts to be prepared!
If getting wet on a ride or in a sudden Florida storm is not your thing, ponchos are your friend. We usually skip this one, but when we travel during hurricane season I do bring them along just in case!
We have external chargers for our phones if needed. I like to take pics and videos with my phone and my cameras so I can eat up the battery by afternoon for sure!
Because a girl can never have too many pairs. I wear one set during the day and keep my Made with Magic (glow with the show) ears in the backpack for nighttime magic!
Before you say but what about the Dole Whips?! I bring protein bars and other little snacks for the family so we can use our Disney Dining Plan Snack Credits on the good stuff- Dole Whips, Mickey Pretzels, Churros, and more. Mmm Dole Whips…
Autograph Books & Pens
You never know when you will see your favorite character!
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And after days and days, weeks even at this point of gloom, I am ready for some sunshine!
Gabriela uses the power of poetry to help her break down barriers and overcome a personal challenge with stuttering. Her line features several performance-inspired outfits, fun accessories, an adorable kitty, and more. Additional Gabriela products and books will be available starting in spring 2017. And for the time time ever, this new Girl of the Year collection will be available beyond 2017!
As with other American Girl dolls, she comes with a book that begins her story. Two additional books will be available. Gabriela is a sweet, creative girl who has a love for the arts. Although she stutters, she discovers that her poetry helps her speech flow more easily. This gives her the confidence to find her voice to help save her beloved community arts center from being torn down.
Another exciting offering from American Girl to go along with Gabriela, is their partnership with Scholastic for Express Yourself, a custom curriculum program that teaches 3rd-5th grade students how to use poetry as a tool for self-expression.
The free materials will be available on www.scholastic.com starting March 1st, 2017, and include teacher lessons and corresponding classroom activities, a poetry poster, plus parent tips and learning ideas to do at home.
Also to celebrate National Poetry Month, the program features a poetry contest for students that will run throughout the month of April.
My girl couldn’t wait to get Gabriela out of the box to play with her. You can see her unboxing and review in the video below.
Visit your local American Girl store to bring home Gabriela or visit AmericanGirl.com to see all things Girl of the Year!
Thank you American Girl for sending Gabriela for us to love. All opinions are my own.
Coming to the Verizon Center in February is the all new Disney On Ice presents Dream Big! This magical show features some of Disney’s most courageous ladies and their stories. Join Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora and Snow White as they embark on incredible adventures, determined to make their dreams come true. Also Elsa and Anna will be back for all the Frozen fans.
Anything can happen at a Disney On Ice show! We can dive under the sea with Ariel, fight dragons with Prince Philip, and attend a royal ball with Cinderella! These shows are full of magic, inspiration, and lot of fun! Watching beloved Disney characters soar over the ice, perform amazing acrobatic stunts, and being able to sing-a-long to your favorite songs makes a Disney On Ice show unforgettable!
Don’t miss Disney On Ice presents Dream Big, February 15th through the 20th at the Verizon Center!
Dream Big is skating into the Verizon Center:
- Wednesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 18 at 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday, February 19 at 12:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m.
- Monday, February 20 at 12:30 p.m.
Grab your tickets today at Ticketmaster!
Enter the Giveaway!
One lucky winner will win 4 tickets to Disney On Ice presents Dream Big Wednesday, February 15, 7:30PM at the Verizon Center!
I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for this post and all time and efforts put into sharing my opinions and anything Feld Entertainment is offering, I was provided with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-show events.
Step 1: Treat yourself.
I’m not talking with ice cream, although if that is your thing go for it. I’m serious bribe yourself. I gave myself a goal to work out everyday but Sundays for 30 days. And when I really didn’t feel like doing it, which happened around day 6, I thought about the prize I set for myself. I plan on gifting myself something at Disney or the spa when I get back.
Mama is working hard for some R&R!
Step 2: Make small changes.
No need to go insane and juice yourself into a blueberry. Cut out the processed stuff, eat fresh fruit and veggies. Or just focus on one meal at a time. Pinterest is full of ways to make things healthier but still tasty.
Step 3: Drink more water.
Some people love drinking water. Others hate it. I hear you. I’m not a fan either. I’m fine drinking it at restaurants, vacations, any place outside of my home. But if I’m relaxing on my couch or eating, water is not my thing. I need to be better too, because I’m not always on vacation. Sad I know. How about we hold each other accountable for this one?
Step 4: Exercise.
Before you close the window and write me off as another crazy person, I’m not saying go into some insane bootcamp where you work out 36 hours a day until you pass out. I don’t want to do that. No thanks. I’m still waiting for that miracle magic potion that will do all the work for me. But until that happens we need to work out.
My advice: find what you love. I enjoy Zumba. It is a blast to workout while shaking it. I can’t do that everyday so I started slogging again. That’s my term for jogging because I’m sloooooow. And because running has never been a favorite, but I can’t argue the results, I found FREE, yes free workouts on Amazon Prime (affiliate). They have a variety and I didn’t hate it. Plus I’m sore in the right places so I’ll call it a win. And since it was on Amazon, I didn’t have to leave my house and fight the weird guys at the gym for the weights.
Step 5: Believe in yourself.
All. The. Cheese. Sorry about that. But it goes along with my 2017 Word of the Year: Believe. You can do this. Start small, do what you can, and treat yo self when you make a goal. Find someone who also believes in you to cheer you on. Don’t have anyone local? Find me on social media and I will be your cheerleader. 1lb, 20lbs, who cares. Baby steps are still steps. Who cares that Suzy just had a baby and is back to pre-baby body while your baby is 7? Okay maybe I care a little, hey no one is perfect, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t be healthier. And my healthy doesn’t look like her healthy, or yours. That’s okay, I don’t and you don’t need to compare yourself to anyone else. So here is to 2017 being the healthiest year yet.
This special sneak peek of Mickey and the Roadster Racers in select movie theatres nationwide is happening on Saturday, January 14th! This one-day event includes a $5 offer to the Disney Store, a free e-book download, as well as other giveaways!
Free activities: Mickey and the Roadster Racers Printables
In this brand new series, Mickey and the gang run a super-cool garage where they take care of their brand-new, transforming roadsters, as they get ready for races around Hot Dog Hills and around the world! When they’re not on the road with Mickey competing for trophies, Minnie and Daisy run their own business, “The Happy Helpers”, solving problems for anyone needing a helping hand. Minnie’s skills know no limits and her style will still be as fashionable as ever.
Mickey’s Big Celebration is coming to a theater near you! Kids and parents can sing and dance along with all your Disney Junior favorites, so grab the wheel and join the fun!
- Visit FathomEvents.com for participating theaters and ticket information.
- Date: Saturday, January 14
- Time: 10:00 a.m. (local time)
- Run Time: 1 hour 10 minutes (approximate)
Enter for a chance to win a family four pack of tickets (guaranteed seating) to the showing at Cobb Village 12 in Leesburg, VA! Giveaway ends Thursday January 12th at 8:00pm EST.
Entry is simple: Leave a comment below telling me which character is your favorite!
*This giveaway is sponsored by Disney Junior and Fathom Events. All opinions are my own. One winner will be chosen and emailed his or her tickets before the show.