• Our Favorite Family-Friendly Disneyland Hotel: The Howard Johnson Anaheim

    February 14, 2020

    The first time I heard about the Howard Johnson Anaheim was over a year ago on the Instagram feed of Carly at Lipgloss and Crayons. She’s a California local who visits Disneyland a lot! Her family did a Disney trip that involved spending a couple nights at HoJo. As soon as I saw her pictures,…

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  • Disneyland Stroller Tips: What to Know Before You Go

    February 10, 2020

    Disneyland is a magical place for children – the characters, the rides, the colors, the treats! I was soooo excited to take Emma for the first time. I couldn’t wait to see her face as she laid her little eyes upon the castles and princesses that she already loved so much! Having never taken a…

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  • 7 Super Simple Ways to Save Money at Disneyland

    February 4, 2020

    They say that Disneyland is the “Happiest Place on Earth.” For many of us, that is absolutely true. My family loves Disneyland. The characters, the rides, the magic . . . we love it all! But on top of being the happiest place, it’s no secret that it can be one of the most expensive.…

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  • A Ride on the Polar Express

    December 28, 2019

    I’m sure you’ve heard of the Polar Express. If you haven’t read the book, then you may have seen the movie. The story of the Polar Express has been a Christmas classic for decades. A child rides a magical train to the North Pole and gets to meet Santa Clause! The train ride is filled…

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    Camping Activities for Kids

    September 2, 2019

    Camping with kids can be scary endeavor. Lord knows, I was terrified at the idea of going camping with mine. But, in parenthood, doing lots of things with kids is scary – the first time you need to take a newborn shopping . . . by yourself, the first drive that’s longer then 20 minutes,…

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  • Camping at Canyon Point Campground

    August 1, 2019

    When I was a kid, my family and I went camping every year. We started small by spending a night or two at a small lake close to the house. Then my dad got a boat. We started camping at Lake Powell every Fourth of July. But once I became an adult, the camping stopped.…

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  • Chef Goofy’s Character Breakfast

    November 7, 2018

    After spending two crazy and fun-filled days at Disneyland & California Adventure, we decided, what better way to end our whirlwind trip than with a character breakfast? So before we started the drive home, we hopped over to the Disneyland Resort to fill our bellies at Goofy’s Kitchen. Character Dining is when you get the…

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  • Our Favorite Fall Tradition

    October 29, 2018

    It’s fall ya’ll! I love fall. It means pumpkin spice and apple cider and temperatures lower than triple digits! It also means it’s time for our annual trip to the pumpkin patch! Hubby and I started this tradition a couple years before Emma was even born. In a state where we don’t see much seasonal…

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  • Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    October 16, 2018

    It was by pure coincidence that we scheduled our trip to Disneyland during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. I didn’t even know about the party until I was talking to a hotel and they mentioned that they were booked full for the occasion. So I ran to my trusty internet and googled. What’s this party I’m…

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  • Glamming It Up at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique (Behind the Scenes of a Princess Makeover)

    October 15, 2018

    If you’ve never heard of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, you’re not alone. I’d never heard of it either up until a couple years ago when a friend took her kids to California and posted pictures of her darling daughter getting a princess transformation . . . at Disneyland! What?! I must know all the things!!…

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