Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A month full of reasons...

You know the old saying "use it or lose it"
Well...I think that totally applies in marriage. 

Well, maybe we shouldn't "use" each other, but we should absolutely make an effort to keep it from rusting!!

Lots of little things happen in our home, lots of "I love you" and plenty of little gestures to help the other one out, but sometimes, we are just in "survival" mode. 

So...I noticed the other day, a lot of my friends patting themselves on the back for a job well done on sticking with it for Photo-A-Day on Instagram. 

And I thought to myself, "self...(that's what I call myself)...maybe you should try that...to be intentional"

And so...this was born. 
A month full if reasons why I love him!
I plan to keep this on my camera roll, or maybe even as my wallpaper---and send him a daily text. 
To let him know just one little reason that I love him. And I'm thankful. Every day! 

So, if you wanna try too, feel free to snap the pic...and play along! 
(And make sure to let me know...so we can keep each other accountable) 


Monday, July 29, 2013

Man candy Monday!

Nothing hotter than my man doing a little Disney shopping! 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Disney's Planes Activity Sheets

Download Race to the Finish! Activities
Disney's Planes will premier in theaters August 9th, but until then, here's a fun printable, for the kiddos!

I can't wait to see this movie, and so many things are starting to surface leading up to the premiere, and I can't help but share them!

Click here to download Disney's Planes printable Activity Sheet!!!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saving Mr Banks

Saving Mr. Banks Hero

I absolutely cannot wait.
to see this movie!

Have you watched the trailer? Are you just as excited as me!

It's not just about Mary Poppins.
It's not just about Walt Disney.

But a story of hope and creativity, and the true pursuit of a dream.

December 13th can't come quick enough!

Trailer: Saving Mr. Banks on Disney Video

Friday, July 26, 2013

Oh, no! My FASTPASS+ attraction is closed!

Let's talk about how this is going to work!

Old FASTPASS System:
When you have a FASTPASS in your possession (ex: 3:15pm), you wait all day, and then return to the ride, only to find that it is now "closed for enhancement" or something magical like that:)

Your mind immediately ques "Holiday Road", and you wonder for just a moment what they would do if you went Clark Griswold on them!

Not any more my friends :)

With the new FASTPASS+ system, you will automatically receive a notification via My Disney Experience. The existing FASTPASS+ will be expired, and you will have 2 options:

Option 1: (and these options may be determined by the time of day in which the attraction closed)

If the attraction closes early in the day, you will be offered a new FASTPASS+ opportunity, for the original attraction, later in the day when it reopens.
You may select from an alternate listing of 8 FASTPASS+ attractions at that same park, on that same day.

Option 2:

If the attraction closes later in the day, you will be offered the opportunity to choose ANY FASTPASS+ attraction at any of the 4 Walt Disney World theme parks, on the next day.

Note: You will be notified of the FASTPASS+ attraction closure via My Disney Experience.
It is very important to have access to this during your visit, while inside the parks, via your smart phone, ipad, etc
It is also important to remember to turn those "push notifications" on.

Remember: MyMagic+ is still in the testing phase, and has not been released "live" to all guests. The expected release for MyMagic+ is Fall 2013.
FASTPASS+ is just one feature of MyMagic+ and is a fabulous addition to your Walt Disney World Theme Park experience!

We will be featuring more updates as we have them. All updates can be found here: MyMagic+ info

Thursday, July 25, 2013

My Magic+ bands are INCREDIBLE :)

(photo creds to my sweet friend Erin)
I am already very excited about My Magic+, the enhancement to your Disney Vacation, coming Fall 2013.
And then, they go and do this!
So dang cute!
When you login to your My Disney Experience app, and link your resort reservation, you will be able to choose your Magic Band. You can choose different colors for each family member.
Then, you confirm your mailing address, and in true Disney fashion, this little beauty will show up at your door, in this cute tidy little box, just for you!
Yes, indeed...I think it's incredible!!!
I can't wait for this to be in full swing, as the My Magic+ is still in the final test phases now at Walt Disney World.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Disney's Planes landing in a theater near you August 9th #DisneysPlanes

It's always fun when Disney teams up with Pixar, and this time will be no exception.

Disney's Planes will be landing in a theater near you on August 9th.

The Red Carpet Premiere is set for August 4th-6th, and that will be a fun time, you can be certain!

I am super excited about this movie and even my teenage kids are too!

I think this clip might be my fave:

Planes: “Dusty Meets El Chupacabra”

From high above the world of "Cars," flies "Planes," Disney's upcoming animated action-packed comedic adventure starring Dusty, a big-hearted, fast-flying crop duster who dreams of competing in the most exhilarating around-the-world air race in history. There's only a couple of not-so-small problems - Dusty is not exactly built for racing and he also happens to be afraid of heights. Despite his fear and with encouragement from his mentor, a naval aviator named Skipper, Dusty narrowly qualifies for the big competition. Dusty's sportsmanship and speed begin to rattle the defending champ of the race circuit, Ripslinger, who will stop at nothing to see Dusty fail.
When disaster strikes during the climax of the final race, Dusty's courage is put to the ultimate test. With the support of friends old and new, Dusty reaches heights he never dreamed possible and in the process, gives a spellbound world the inspiration to soar.

The official Movie site is here!

Give them a like on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyPlanes

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Travel tip: earrings

I pinned this the other day, but I couldn't resist blogging it too! Hopefully I'm not the only one with this problem.

Love this travel tip: keep small delicate earrings together. Put them in a button. Together. Todd them in your jewelry bag, and tada! They don't fall into those pesky little corners of the bag :)

Thursday, July 18, 2013


He's very intense when it comes to bread pudding. 
I had a little free time so I had a little fun with these pics from our summer trip August 2012. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Our California Adventure

Just a little glimpse into the fun day we had, acting like kids, playing in the parks, just us, no plan, no agenda!

Just having a fun day, doing a little bit of everything at Disney California Adventure Park.

I made this little treasure with Story, a new photo app from Disney.

The app collects your events, and puts them in a timeline, then you can edit them as you wish, or just hit play and re-live those memories!

There are no rules with the app, after all, it is YOUR story to tell! I hope you enjoy ours :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Graduation Cupcakes, anyone?

Yeah, I made these.

(insert brag and pat-on-the-back)

Ok, well, what I did was I made the cupcakes (and although you can't tell, those are cute little graduation cupcake papers)

And then Scott's super fabulous Aunt Gail iced them for me, with her magic touch!

She even added a little Icing Glitter to them. So cute!

So, how did I make the toppers?

So very easy:

Making the photo topper:
I used Avery Design Pro, and I designed a "round label" (I inserted the image, and scaled it to fit the label. And that was it. That easy!)

Then I printed it on cardstock (not the label paper)

Making the colored backing:
Then...I used one of my MANY scrapbooking punches (thank goodness I am a hoarder)

I cut it with a circle punch. You can use anyone, but this one works good.

Next, I cut larger punches with his school colors (black and gold)

I use this one in the Scallop.

We were having fondue at the party, so I took some of the long skewers and broke them in half, and used them for the sticks (you couldn't see the rough edges because they were sandwiched into the toppers)

But, you could be proper and use real sticks (like the ones for cake pops)

Put them together:
And so I put the colored paper, then glued the stick. Then glued the picture on top of that!

Ta da!
So cute!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Youth Volunteers Rebuild Homes

Youth Volunteers Rebuild Homes

So proud of my boys, both featured in this clip.

Nothing better than saying they spent their summer serving others, in Jesus' name!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Powerade Zero drops for the win!

I'm not a huge fan of sports drinks. 

As a matter of fact, I'm really just a water drinker. 

But. When the Powerade Zero drops hit the market, love!!

I can add a little to my water to get what I need. But not waste a whole bottle. 

I just toss this little beauty in my bag and its there when I need it! 

Every runner girls dream! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

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