Thanks to Family Christian for a review copy of this book, and for the giveaway certificate.
As a child, I was a dancing wanna-be. I so clearly remember standing beside the rickety stage at Oktoberfest, gazing longingly as the Dixon Dance Studio kids filed onstage in their glittery costumes. At recess, I’d do made-up dance steps, once prompting a recess teacher to ask, “Are you in dance?” Embarrassed, I shook my head. Then who could forget the highlight of Saturday night’s Lawrence Welk Show — it was, of course, the dancers Bobby and Cissy. Continue Reading »
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As you regulars know, I recently spent a wonderful week at the happiest place on earth, Disney World. My favorite Disney park would have to be either the Magic Kingdom or Epcot, but for today, let’s talk about Epcot.
More specifically, let’s talk about the food at Epcot. Since it features pavilions from various countries, Epcot is famous for its food offerings. Apparently, it’s also popular for its drink options. I saw so many people walking around the Epcot version of Europe holding wine glasses! But, not being a drinker, that wasn’t a draw for me.
Here’s what was:
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Thanks to SheSpeaks and Febreze for samples to review and for providing the giveaway gift card. All opinions my own.
Smells. They’re everywhere. Many are great: that wonderful springtime smell of earth. Flowers. Good home cooking.
But then there are other things we’d prefer not to sniff. Pet odors, the remains of yesterday’s lunch, dirty clothes ..
Have you ever noticed that bad smells are made even worse when you’re forced to coexist with them in a confined space — like a vehicle? Continue Reading »
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One of my favorite things to do at Disney World isn’t a ride, or even something to eat. It’s the Carousel of Progress. And if you haven’t been to Disney World — no, it’s not a real carousel.
The attraction was built for the 1964 World’s Fair (the year I was born; no wonder I like it!), for the General Electric Pavilion. After the fair, it was moved to Disneyland, and then to Disney World in 1975.
One great thing about Carousel of Progress is that, even if there is a long line, you’re almost certain to be admitted when the next show starts, which happens every 20 minutes. You enter a 240-seat auditorium, and when the curtains open, you meet a family from around 1904. Continue Reading »
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Planning a fundraiser for your child’s school that people will actually want to buy (no cheese and sausage!) and that is even educational? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love.
I review Little Passports here
. They are a great way to teach kids about our nation and world in an affordable way, in your own home.
Here’s how a fundraiser would work: your school’s community shops at Little Passports, and Little Passports will donate 15% back to your school. It is that easy! They do all the work from processing orders directly on their site to providing you with flyers and sample promotional language to help you spread the word.
You can get more information here: www.littlepassports.com/schools. The fundraising period is from April 1 – April 8, 2015, and the deadline to sign up is March 25, 2015, so check it out today!
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Stress: We all have it in our lives. I could go into a list of my unique stressors, but honestly, they’re not any more … um, stressful than yours. Still, stress doesn’t feel good. It’s not good for us. As a result of the stress in my life, I’ve come up with ways to combat its negative effects, and ways to lessen it to begin with.
Here are my top 5 ways to reduce stress. Continue Reading »
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Congrats to winners, Nancy and Melissa! Thanks to all who entered.
Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash
It’s that time of year. Week after week, temperatures struggle to reach freezing. The air inside is dry, and soon your skin gets that way, too. Moisturized, soft skin begins to seem like it would require some sort of … well, miracle.
But no worries. Dial has come to the rescue with Miracle Oil Body Wash. Continue Reading »
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Thanks to #DisneySide for the products used in this party! All opinions my own.
It was an exciting winter day when a big box of Disney Villains goodies arrived at my house:
I was chosen to host a #DisneySide gathering of some type. Villains are a popular Disney theme lately. Of course, there’s the recent Maleficent movie. And, when I visited Disney World a few weeks ago, I even saw a Villains store at Hollywood Studios.
And, among all the adorable “blanket babies” that were in every Disney store, check out these sweet villain babies: Continue Reading »
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